Friday, May 31, 2013

JFD162: The Host, Vanishing Point, Picasso Trigger



From Hawaii to Korea and back to the American West, hop in the car and take a cruise with us to cult movie locales far and wide as we discuss three far-flung movies on this week's Junk Food Dinner!

First, join us on the banks of the Han River in Seoul, South Korea as we do battle with THE HOST from 2006! Will Korea's number one Kaiju capture the Park family with its long tentacles, or will they manage to chop up that monster like a plate of sushi?

Next, we settle in for a long journey and some good tunes as ex-racecar driver Kowalski is chased across the desert by police, all while racing from his own past. It's the proto-Death Proof, VANISHING POINT from 1971.

Finally, a bunch of bombs go off amidst a bevy of bullets and boobs, but is it enough to save this Andy Sidaris flick from its own baffling plot? Find out when we discuss PICASSO TRIGGER from 1988.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

JFD161: Midnight Madness, Star Hunter, Doomsday



Grab a couple buddies, get in your souped-up van and watch out for aliens and apocalyptic punks because a new episode of JFD is here! And even better, this week we're joined by professional podcaster Mike Dikk from Kissing Contest.

Up first, five teams of college students are summoned by Leon: The Game Master, to participate in "The Great Allnighter", a complex scavenger hunt that takes the teens all over L.A. looking for clues and causing wacky hi-jinx along the way in 1980's Midnight Madness. This unlikely Disney movie stars a lot of recognizable young faces, such as David Naughton (American Werewolf in London), Stephen Furst (Animal House), Eddie Deezen (Surf II) and the film debut of Michael J. Fox.

Next, a group of second-string football players (including Zack Ward [A Christmas Story] who can't stop smoking pot), "ugly" cheerleaders and their inept principal (Stella Stevens) has their bus mysteriously break down in "the hood" on the way back from a game. But when they ask for help from Roddy McDowall, a visiting alien in disguise, they become pawns in his deadly game of Predator (rip-off) and prey in the 1996 straight-to-video sci-fi thriller Star Hunter, co-directed by Fred Olen Ray.

And finally, in the not-too-distant future a deadly virus has broken out across the British isles, leading to the complete quarantine of Scotland and turning it into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. But when a potential cure is suspected to exist inside the island, the British government (including Bob Hoskins) sends an elite special agent (Rhona Mitra) on a special mission inside the island to retrieve the cure from Malcolm McDowell. However, it won't be easy as along the way she must battle an army of post-apocalyptic punks,  medieval thugs and even those she thought she could trust in the over-the-top action hybrid Doomsday from 2008, directed by Neil Marshall.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

JFD160: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Running Man, The First Turn On!

Listener Nick won us over and won the big contest, so we're doing his Ideal JFD episode!

First, Jason's back and only horror fanatic Corey Feldman can stop him in 1984's Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. The fourth film in the series promised to be the last, directed by Joseph Zito and co-starring Crispin Glover.

Next, Arnold Schwarzenegger is forced to fight for his life on a deadly game show in 1987's The Running Man, based on a book by Stephen King and co-starring Jesse Ventura, Yaphet Kotto and Richard Dawson.

Finally, summer campers get stuck in a cave after a big fart, so they pass the time talking about their first sexual encounters in Troma's The First Turn on! from 1983, directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Nerd News, this week's DVD & blu-ray releases, Face to Face Chat, complete confidentiality, no police involvement, Poseurs, Donald Lloyd of the Junk Food Dinner Warehouse, Junk (voice)Mails, and so much more!

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

JFD's June Movie Schedule


Hey, Junkies! We've got a hot time planned for June! We got some cool new stuff, some old classics and the return of everyone's favorite torture device, The Randomizer 5000. If you're unfamiliar with the Randomizer, it's something we did on JFD116 and JFD134 where we put a bunch of movies in a list that are either insanely shitty or movies we otherwise wouldn't necessarily do on the show and we randomly pick three out via the magic of computers.

JFD163: Movies Not Released on DVD Theme Show
w/ guest Dan Kinem, director of "Adjust Your Tracking"

  • Homebodies (1974)
  • The Wild Life (1984)
  • Darkest Soul (1994)
JFD164
  • Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
  • Southern Comfort (1981)
  • Manborg (2011)
JFD165: Summer Camp Theme Show II
  • GORP (1981)
  • Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers (1988)
  • Nudist Colony of the Dead (1991)
JFD166: Randomizer 5K III
  • ???
  • ???
  • ???

Thursday, May 9, 2013

JFD159: 52 Pick-Up, Breakin', America 3000

Many of the films released by The Cannon Group (aka Cannon Films) in and around the 1980s have established themselves as cult classics. This week, we'll take a look at three cult gems produced by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan (director of The Apple) and Yoram Globus, who purchased Cannon for $500,000 in 1979. In doing so, we'll encounter sex, lies, videotape, deodorants, big feetsmen, boom boxes, rap talkers, and belts aplenty.

First up, Roy Scheider's being blackmailed by a trio of well-cast blackmailers led by John Glovers (Gremlins 2: The New Batch) while his wife (Ann-Margret) tries to run for city councilwoman. With his mistress, Kelly Preston (Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared Sin) already brutally offed by the blackmailers, how will Scheider ensure his wife's safety while pitting his foes against each other? Find out in our first Cannon film of the evening, 1986's 52 Pick-Up!

Next, we throw down the cardboard and start dancing to the rap talker's beat, with 1984's Breakin'! A frustrated young jazz dancer played by Lucinda Dickey meets up with two break-dancers, O-Zone and Turbo. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds, which includes Jean-Claude Van Damme for no reason. Also, Ice-T is the rap talker for this film.

Finally, it's the apocalypse but that's neggy a bad thing as that sasquatch is totally hot plastic. The comedic post-apocalyptic VHS classic adventure flick America 3000 from 1986 has a bigfoot with a boom box. What else could you ask for?

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

JFD158: Death Wish, Death Wish 2, Death Wish 3

Creeps, low-lifes, scumbags, hoodlums and petty thieves beware! This week on JFD, it's all about Charles Bronson cleaning up the streets as we examine the first three Death Wish films.

Up first, Charles Bronson stars as Paul Kersey, a liberal architect in New York City. But when a group of thugs (including a young Jeff Goldblum) attack his family, leaving his wife dead and his daughter in a catatonic state, Paul is forced to take the law into his own hands. Armed with his new .32 Colt revolver, Paul hits the filthy streets of the Big Apple and begins a vigilante killing spree. Soon Paul is making the news and gaining the attention of the police chief Frank Ochoa played by Vincent Gardenia in the 1974 crime drama that started it all, Death Wish.

Then, Bronson is back as  Paul Kersey, only this time he and his daughter have relocated to L.A., but Paul quickly learns that The City of Angels is not much better than New York, when another group of thugs (this time including a young Lawrence Fishburn) wreak havoc on his family. Of course, it's not long before Paul is taking his .380 Beretta pistol out for some more creep hunting, all while trying to avoid the cops (including a reprise role from Vincent Gardenia) in the long-awaited sequel Death Wish 2 from 1982.

And finally, our hero Paul Kersey moves back to New York only to find his friend dead and his neighborhood overrun by cartoonish punks (this time including a young Alex Winter) who are menacing the innocent folks of the community. Needless to say, Charles Bronson isn't going to just sit around and let this happen, as he is soon, once again, mowing down scumbags left and right in the most over-the-top and violent entry into the series, Death Wish 3 from 1985.

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