Thursday, February 27, 2014

JFD201: Sci-Fi Ebuary II: Week Four - Invisible Mens! The Invisible Dead, Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


Kevin’s on assignment in Boston this week, so we got the boys from Bloodbaths & Boomsticks to check out a few Invisibility-related flicks with us! Join Parker, Sean, Kyle, and Tim as we close out the second annual Sci-Fi Ebuary!

First up, The Invisible Dead (aka Dr. Orloff's Invisible Monster), from 1970! This Wizard Video big box VHS classic with the great zombie cover artwork is neither great nor zombie-related, but it features more than one amusingly head-scratching scene. It’s French, and wasn’t directed by Jess Franco, although it wants you to think otherwise. Oh yeah, and be careful because we spoil the shit out of this movie!

Next up, a surprise sequel to the Charles Band masterwork Manborg, Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll disappear as the mutant mad scientist Dr. Drago battles the Mandroid in this Romanian-set oddity.

Finally, we totally piss off old Alan Moore by even talking about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen , a movie with a huge steampunk following, including Parker Bowman. Sean Connery ended his career with this summer flop-buster, and we’ll end our Sci-Fi Ebuary with it.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Invisible Mens, rape wagons, Charles Band Chat, technical difficulties, The Return of Robo-Sean, Bloodbaths & Boomsticks, more bongos, ridiculous primates, and transvestite super-heroes from the Chinese Ministry of Finance. and so much more!


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Friday, February 21, 2014

JFD's 600th Movie is Inevitable!

In the midst of all the crazy events going on (Sci Fi Ebruary, our 4th Anniversary, our 200th episode), we have yet another thing to get stoked on: Our 600th movie! We'll be hitting this the first or second week or April. If you've been with us a while, you know that for every hundredth movie, we do an audio commentary episode. You may also remember that what movie we do is entirely up to you!*

*After we whittle down the options to six choices.

In the past, you guys picked Howard the Duck(JFD35), C.H.U.D. (JFD69), The Warriors (JFD103), Transformers: The Movie (JFD137) and Escape From New York (JFD172).

For movie 600, here are your sexy, scary and wacky choices. Vote by using the little votey widget in the top left corner.




Thursday, February 20, 2014

JFD200: RoboCop 2, RoboCop 3, RoboCop (2014)

It's episode number two hundred here in the Junk Food Dinner offices, so we're poppin' champagne like we won a championship game! We reminisce about the past and are astounded we've this many episodes. And then it's on to a mega Sci-Fi-Ebruary theme show!

First, Robocop returns to fight greedy businessmen and drug gangs full of kids in 1990's "Robocop 2." The original writers and director have left the series, but director Irvin Kershner ("The Empire Strikes Back") and writer Frank Miller ("Sin City," "The Dark Knight Returns") pick up the slack.

Next, in "Robocop 3," Murphy protects a group of squatters in a decidedly more "family-friendly" film, featuring robot ninjas, splatter punks and baby hackers. Frank Miller returns as the writer and Fred Dekker ("The Monster Squad," "Night of the Creeps") is now directing.

Finally, we get into this year's "Robocop" remake starring Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnamen. Does the remake stack up to the original? ... or the sequels?

All this plus witty banter between friends, Frogtown Chat, Nerd News, this week's DVD and blu-ray releases, new ways to rate movies, Matthew Sweetman, possible upcoming contests and so much more!

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Friday, February 14, 2014

March Schedule and Birthday Bash!
We're only four years old!

Hey, Junkies! Here's our March Calendar! We'll be reeling from a Sci Fi Ebruary hangover, so no theme shows this month, just loosey goosey randomness. And then, of course, we bring out some heavy-hitting cult classics the last week of the month. Why? Cuz that's our fourth birthday! We've been a show four years already! Thanks for loving us these past four years, and if you haven't already, leave us a review/rating on iTunes. You haven't had one minute to spare in four years? Get real.

JFD202

  • Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)
  • Road Games (1981)
  • The Class of Nuke 'em High (1986)
JFD203
  • Six Pack Annie (1975)
  • Blue Sunshine (1978)
  • Avenging Angel (1985)
JFD204
  • Turkey Shoot (aka Escape 2000) (1982)
  • Punk Vacation (1990)
  • Detention (2011)
JFD205: Fourth Birthday Bash!
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Enter the Dragon (1973)
  • Eraserhead (1977)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

JFD199: Species, Species II, Species III

Sci-Fi-ebruary keeps chuggin' along as we explore the universe of sexy aliens and take a look at the iconic Species franchise of films.

Up first, it's the original Species from 1995, the surprise hit that single-handily brought sex back to sci-fi and made a star out of the lovely Canadian actress Natasha Henstridge, who plays Sil, an alien/human hyrid made in a lab and on the loose and looking to mate. Hot on her trail is a team of government agents, made up of some surprisingly A-list actors including Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger and Michael Madsen.

Then, we delve into Species II from 1998. In the inevitable sequel, Natasha Henstridge returns as Eve, another alien/human hybrid made by the US Government (will they ever learn?), however, this time a group of astronauts return to Earth after a mission to Mars and bring back an alien predator living inside one of the astronauts. Of course, this leads to the infected cosmonaut to go on a violent sex binge, screwing everything in sight. But when Eve starts having telepathic connections with the alien rapist, it's up to Michael Madsen and Marg Helgenberge, once again, to cock block this alien orgy.

Finally, the franchise moves to straight-to-video town with its third entry Species III from 2004. While Natasha Henstridge does return for a brief cameo at the beginning, she is, in essence, replaced by newcomer Sunny Mabrey as Sara, the human/alien daughter of Eve who is being raised by some goofy college biology professor. But of course, she grows up and is soon infiltrating the college campus looking for potential mates and causing mayhem.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Olympics chat, Nerd News, this week's DVD and blu-ray releases, JFD callers having our backs, Matthew Sweetman talking about Lou Reed and so much more!

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Friday, February 7, 2014

JFD198: Sci-Fi Ebuary II: Week One - Robots! Metoroporisu, R.O.T.O.R., Futureworld


Nerds, break out your pocket protectors because Sci-Fi Ebuary II is here to break your pencils. First up in our second year: Robot Week! We boldly go where few podcasters have gone before with three very different robotics related flicks!

First up, Metoroporisu, from 2001! A loose interpretation of the original 1927 Fritz Lang film, this anime from Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy), Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999), and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) is a visual feast for the eyes, even when it's kinda copying Blade Runner.

Next up, opinions are fiercely split on the seemingly controversial R.O.T.O.R., a bad Terminator rip-off made by first-time/last-time "filmmakers" in Texas! You'll never guess who likes and dislikes this low-budget fiasco, unless you've listened to our program before.

Finally, we return to the well of Westworld with the Peter Fonda-starring Futureworld, a movie with one romantic dream sequence containing a dancing Yul Brynner and several more really dumb things.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Murderous Robots, Towering Ziggurats, Sweetman's Clown Posse, Man's Best Friend, Joe Dante News, Superbowl Madness, Bad Dubbing, Fonda Bush and so much more!


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