Friday, February 27, 2015

Ep. 251: The Time Machine, TimeMaster, TimeCrimes

Sci Fi Ebruary comes to a close as we travel through time together!

First up, Rod Taylor plays a man cleverly (?) named H. George Wells, who has invented a time-travelling Laz-E Boy chair. He goes from Victorian England to WWI to the apocalypse ... in 1966. He then says "Fuck it," and goes 800,000 years into the future. It's "The Time Machine," directed by George Pal and based on the novel by the original HG Wells.

Next, it's time travel, the old west, virtual reality, Worf and skiing in a movie that ruined a whole movie studio... "TimeMaster!"

Finally, Spanish film maker Nacho Vigalondo brings time travel on a smaller scale when an average man jumps into a time device to escape a killer, only to emerge a few hours earlier. How does he fix the mess and who was the killer? We find out in TimeCrimes from 2007.

All this plus witty banter between friends, DVDs, Parker's tea bottle makin' some noise, insider Pool Party news, our new favorite voicemailer, chill positivity, correct geography, Cory and so much more!


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

JFD250: Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes


Junk Food Dinner celebrates its 250th episode (and Sci-fi-ebruary) by going bananas over one of the most iconic science fiction film series of all time; the Planet of the Apes series!
[If you missed our review of the original 1968 Planet of the Apes film, check out episode #147]

Up first, a couple astronauts travel to the planet of the apes to find Charlton Heston and his crew, but when one parishes its up to James Franciscus to avoid armies of angry apes, dangerous landscapes and a cult of atomic bomb worshipers in order to save Mr. Heston and figure out a way to get home in Beneath the Planet of the Apes from 1970.

Then, we jump back to modern day 1973, where it appears that the original space craft from the first film has turned to Earth, but when the three astronauts emerge from the ship, they're not humans but our ape friends Cornelius, Zira and Dr. Milo, who are now the fish out of water in a human world in Escape from the Planet of the Apes from 1971.

And finally, Cornelius and Zira's son has grown up 20 years after the events of the last film and finds himself in a world where apes are being conditioned as slaves for mankind, but when his loving handler Armando (Ricardo Montalban) is killed Caesar leads a revolution of his monkey brethren in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes from 1972.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Death Valley chat, how Indiana ruled the 80's, 50 Shades of Grey theories and so much more!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

March Movie Calendar!

Hey, Junkies! March is gonna be a hot time in the ol' podcast town. We got guests! We got anniversaries! We got birthday parties! We got theme shows!!

JFD252

  • Sorcerer (1977)
  • Trancers (1984)
  • Eyewitness Murders (1988)
JFD253: w/ Patrick Dolan of RueMorgue.com
  • Chatterbox (1977)
  • Ebola Syndrome (1996)
  • Hotel Inferno (2013)
JFD254: Deathstalker Week!
  • Deathstalker (1983)
  • Deathstalker II (1987)
  • Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1988)
JFD255: 5 Year Anniversary Show!
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Showgirls (1995)
JFD256: Brian De Palma Week w/ Cory from IllCon
  • Sisters (1973)
  • Dressed to Kill (1980)
  • Blow Out (1981)

JFD249: Xtro, The Hidden, Queen of Outer Space



Sci Fi Ebruary never dies (because it's not technically a living thing, and thus ineligible for such a classification (this goes for most abstract concepts))!! This week, we suffer the horrific invasion of deadly forces from other worlds in our ALIEN THEME SHOW!

First up! Insane gore effects, Phantasm-esque dream logic, and a little rubber alien dude collide with British suburbia in the under-seen XTRO from 1982! After being abducted by aliens, Tony's dad finally returns to the family - but is it really Tony's dad? Spoiler: no.

Up next, Kyle MacLachlan (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks) and Michael Nouri (GoBots: War of the Rock Lords) team up to hunt down an alien body snatcher on a crime spree in Los Angeles! As Shelby Cobras has often noted, the geography in the action-packed introductory car chase is well-executed and realistic. Cory Sklar has called it a Love Letter to Los Angeles. We call it Shirley.

Finally, we crash land on Venus with the stock-rocket crew of 1958's Queen of Outer Space, and encounter a planet swarming with short skirted retro foxes! Zsa Zsa Gabor appears in this highly campy sci-fi B-picture from Edward Bernds (Return of the Fly).

All this plus witty banter between friends, Hotel Room Goats and their Sick-Ass Beards, The Long Awaited Return of Clayton Miller Chats, The Long Dreaded Return of Face to Face Chats, Musical Vapors, Long-time listener Eric from Omaha, Matthew Sweetman Presents - Attaining Nirvana: The Kurt Cobain Story, All the Nerd News that is Pod to Cast, Kevin Drops the Shipping and Handling Heat, At least a Trio of Digital Versatile Disc Picks, Chowing Down on Snake Eggs with Space Vampires, The Connect Four Critics Association, The Most Courageous Lady in the Whole Wide World, Some Long Butts, National Pizza Week, Six Degrees of Freddy Krueger, A Lot of Gams, Genuine 1950s Ray-Guns, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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Friday, February 6, 2015

JFD248: Invasion of the Body Snatchers ('56, '78, '93)

Sci Fi ebruary on JFD begins now! Or did it already begin... in the future? And is this really JFD ... or body snatchers?

First, we take a look at influential classic that gave birth to a (small) genre: "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" from 1956! Kevin McCarthy (UHF) stars as a doctor in a small California town who, when he's not getting chicks, discovers that plant-like aliens are posing as the town's residents to take over the world. The flick's directed by Don Siegel (Dirty Harry).

Next, Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Goldblum take over for McCarthy in 1978 as the body snatchers take over San Francisco. The effects and horror are top notch in what some call the best remake of all time.

Finally, Abel Ferrara (Ms. 45) directs a script co-written by Stuart Gordon (The Reanimator) and Larry Cohen (The Stuff) in '93's Body Snatchers. This time, the pod people are taking over a military base in the south inhabited by Meg Tilly, Forest Whitaker and the tough girl from Chucky 2.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Clayton Miller Chat(!!!), Sweetman calls, DVDs, The Face to Face Chat Movement and so much more!


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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Kyle from Kentucky's Top 10 Films of 2014



I did not see very many movies of 2014 which is probably why I am including TMNT. I still wanted to do a list though so I could be a part of the cool kids club with Sean Byron.

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
 Not really a great movie, but it was really enjoyable because I took my kids to see it. Any movie that     stars Shredder gets a thumbs up from me.

 9. The Sheik

A really cool documentary about one of my all time favorite pro wrestlers the Iron Sheik. The Sheik is a crazy motherfucker and this movie does a great job of displaying his mental illness and his various drug addictions as well as his crazy life story.

 8. Dumb and Dumber To

The plot to this movie is ridiculous, but I laughed more at this movie than any other movie of 2014. Some really great gross out humor here.


7.  Cheap Thrills
I checked this out after you guys did it on the show. I thought it was a really fun movie.  It has a very strange tone and I actually laughed at some very uncomfortable moments.


6. Grand Budapest Hotel
I like most Wes Anderson movies, but this is probably his best.  The movie is very beautifully shot and was very enjoyable to watch. 


5. The Raid 2  


This has even more action than the original. I love Martial Arts movies and this is one of the greatest ever.  This movie has more action in it than any movie I have ever watched. It is nonstop.


4. Guardians of the Galaxy
I’m not really into comic book movie at all, but this movie was a really big surprise. I loved it. Groot was probably my favorite character from any movie of 2014.


3. Gone Girl


I can’t think about much to say about this movie other than that I thought it was great, even though the ending was a little underwhelming.


2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
I loved everything about this movie. The story was fantastic and the action scenes were top notch. I can’t wait for the third installment. 


1. Boyhood

By far this was my favorite movie of the year. I couldn’t believe how well Linklater made this story flow considering it was made over such a long period of time. Also it stars one of my favorite rockers ever Charlie Sexton.  I thought all of performances by everyone here were great as well.  I’m sure Patricia Arquette isn’t very happy about some of her hairdo choices in the film.