Monday, December 30, 2013

JFD's January Schedule!

Hey, Junkies! We're kicking off 2014 in a big way! On JFD194, we'll be listing our Top (and Bottom) movies of 2013 and then doing full reviews for some cool movies from the past year that may (or may not) be in our Top lists. Also, we're (finally) taking the advice of the hundreds of thousands of people who've mentioned it to us: We're doing a theme show around '90s techno thrillers about how evil the internet and technology was. We've also got some groovy guest hosts who've accepted our offer of a smoke and a pancake.

JFD194: 2013 in Review Theme Show

  • +1 (2013)
  • Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
  • The Rambler (2013)
JFD195: Scary '90s Internet/Technology Theme Show
  • Ghost in the Machine (1993)
  • Brainscan (1994)
  • The Net (1995)
JFD196 w/ guest Mark Freado (of Kissing Contest)
  • Demon of the Lute (1983)
  • Basket Case 2 (1990)
  • Zapped Again (1990)
JFD197: w/ guests Sawyer and Doan (of Kissing Contest)
  • Gas Pump Girls (1979)
  • Wildest Dreams (1990)
  • Miracle Beach (1992)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

JFD193: Black Christmas, Gremlins, The Star Wars Holiday Special


It's a Christmas miracle! Bring the (Leprechaun) Gold, Frankenhookers, and Myrrh, because JFD193 is born (and we've run all out of myrrh). It's that magical time of year again, that time when the Junk Food Dinner Corporate Office smells like eggnog, drunk elves, and bad movies. Our Christmas gift to you: reviews of three Holiday movies, of (highly) variable quality!

First up on our Holiday Spectacular, we delve back into the roots of slasherdom with Bob Clark's 1974 Canadian sorority house blood bath, Black Christmas! John Saxon appears in this unofficial prequel to Wes Craven's entire career, and some surprisingly nasty phone calls lighten the mood.

Next, we visit an all-around nostalgic classic, Joe Dante's Gremlins from 1984! Don't feed your Mogwai until after you've heard our discussions of the possible dangers of Gremlin Pet Ownership! Parker Bowman also offers an update on his thoughts about crystalline flakes of frozen water.

In our final review of the year, we go out on a Han So-low note, with the unfortunately not Subtitled For The Wookie Impaired, musical sketch show The Star Wars Holiday Special, written for some reason by Bruce Villanch and unleashed on an unwitting television audience in 1978! Thanks to the wonders of the then-new VCR technology, this special, which aired only a single time as it was so very hated, was saved from obscurity! And now we have to watch it.

All this plus witty banter between friends, scary telephones, suicide at Christmas, the origins of slasherdom, fugly-ass Wookies, Gremlins, Bea Arthur for some reason, and so much more!


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Thursday, December 19, 2013

JFD192: Doom Generation, Le Cercle Rogue, Garbage Pail Kids


It's a year-end miracle this week as our long-lost brother returns! Mark Freado (Host of Kissing Contest), returns!

First, Rose McGowan, James Duval and Johnathon Schaech discover their sexuality and a symbolic apocalypse in Gregg Araki's 1995 flick, "The Doom Generation."

Next, Jean-Pierre Melville directs his 1970 classic jewel heist film, "Le Cercle Rogue."

Finally, a young magician's apprentice accidentally frees a group of snotty, pukey, urine stained mutants in 1987's "The Garbage Pail Kids."

All this plus witty banter between friends, Magic: The Gathering Chat, Nerd News, this week's DVD and blu-ray releases, The Memphis Maniac, news about Mark's French grandchildren, singing, dancing and so much more!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

JFD191: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cannibal! The Musical, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


It may be cold outside but all we want to do is SING! On this week's episode we go back to the time honored tradition of cult musicals!

Up first a transexual glam rocker travels from Berlin to Kansas after a botched sex change operation and tours the country in an effort to spread the gospel of love and rock 'n roll, all while exposing her famous ex lover who stole her music in the 2001 rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch written, directed and starring John Cameron Mitchell, based off his off-Broadway stage production and featuring music by Stephen Trask.

Then, we get the true story of Alfred Packer, a prospector who was accused of cannibalism in 1873 (with songs!) in Cannibal! The Musical from 1993. This low-budget comedy sing-along was the student film of Trey Parker and Matt Stone before becoming mega stars with South Park and was released by Troma.

Finally, we see what happens when people with more money than sense try to put together a movie based soley on Beatles songs (without any actual Beatles) in 1978's what-we're-they-thinking musical romp Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band starring The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Donald Pleasence and for some reason George Burns.

All this plus witty banter between friends, frost on your lawn, Nerd News, this week's DVD and blu-ray releases, Kyle From Kentucky, Cosby Talk, singing, dancing and so much more!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

JFD190: Audition, El Topo, Superstarlet A.D.


With our first (annual?) ME-VEMBER in the rear view, we venture bravely onwards with one of the strangest trio of flicks ever covered on Junk Food Dinner! It's going to be a long, strange trip; be sure to pack an appropriate quantity of heavy doobies.

First up, we tackle Takashi Miike's critically-lauded ghoul movie Audition from 1999! A lonely man is urged by his son to start dating again following the loss of his wife. The man devises an unusual plan to find a woman, but he may not be prepared for the consequences, which are somewhat ghoulish. If you like spoilers, you'll love this review.

Next, we take in one of the most insanely surrealistic movies ever produced, the Alexandro Jodorowsky's Mexican western / meditation on themes of spirituality and rebirth / human deformity exploitation / crazy-ass movie, El Topo! A mysterious gunslinger clad in all black (Jodorowsky himself) attempts to defeat the four greatest gun fighters in the land, and in the process undergoes a mystical transformation. If you like dwarfism on film, this will be a real treat.

Last on the show, we examine the under-seen low-fi musical sci-fi fantasy tribute to burlesque and Russ Meyer, Superstarlet A.D.! Directed by John Michael McCarthy and starring Kerine Elkins (both of The Sore Losers), this Troma-distributed oddity follows one woman's search for her grandmother's historic burlesque film across a surreal post-apocalyptic desert landscape! With plot elements designed to appeal directly to the JFD audience, how could this go wrong?

All this plus witty banter between friends, waiting by telephones, mild Skypeishness, redheads, dwarfs, severed feet, nudie cuties, and so much more!


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