Friday, June 26, 2015

JFD268: The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake,The Towering Inferno


We celebrate all the fathers out there this week with three big-budget 70's DAD-saster flicks! Ask your dad about these movies. I bet he loves 'em.

Up first, we have The Poseidon Adventure from 1972. Leslie Nielsen captains a luxury ship having a New Year's Eve bash out on the high seas. But when giant waves cause the ship to capsize, killing almost everyone on board, it's up to a fiery preacher (Gene Hack-Man) to rally the star-studded cast of survivors (Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, Roddy McDowall, the grandpa from Willy Wonka, etc) and climb to safety. [Parodied in MAD Magazine as "The Poopsidedown Adventure"]

Next, things get shaky as we take a look at Earthquake from 1974. When 'the big one' finally hits California, it causes mass destruction; crumbled buildings, fucked up roads and dead bodies everywhere. George Kennedy plays a gruff but kind-hearted cop who tries to keep the peace, while Chuck Heston tries to rescue his wife (Ava Gardner) and his mistress (Geneviève Bujold). Throw in appearances by Richard Roundtree as an Evel Knievel-type stuntman and Walter Matthau as the saddest, drunkest pimp/clowns you'll ever see and you've got quite the spectacle.

Finally, the biggest, most expensive and certainly the fucking LONGEST 70's DAD-saster flick, The Towering Inferno from 1974. Remember The Poseidon Adventure? Well, how about instead of a luxury boat it's in a luxury skycraper? This time it's up to Paul Newman and Steve McQueen to save another group of rich people from their ultimate demise from a rapidly spreading fire. Another ensemble cast including William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Robert Wagner and a pre-murder Orenthal James Simpson.

 All this plus witty banter between friends, disaster flicks through the ages, voicemails with singing, Nerd News and This Week in Blu-ray, a lesson in thrash, downloadable content, dad memories, more skype noise than normal, polls and tallies, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of police involvement (some firefighter involvement this week, though), sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

JFD267: Aguirre the Wrath of God, Tapeheads, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me

Well, we made it. Even a perilous trip down the Amazon river can’t stop Junk Food Dinner (cue the pan flutes). It was a wild ride, but we’ve survived. This week, we follow a varied group of various weirdos through a variety of films!

Up first, we finally get some Werner Herzog onto the show with 1972’s Aguirre, The Wrath of God! The first of Herzog’s to feature Klaus Kinski, this recreation of a historical journey made by Conquistadors through the Peruvian Jungle was an early hit on the midnight movie circuit, and features plenty of monkeys.

Next! We flash back to 1988 Los Angeles, where John Cusack and Tim Robbins are an odd couple of guys with a single passion: to make very silly music videos. It’s got stop-motion chicken wings! It’s Tapeheads!

Finally, we take a stroll over to Sean’s neck of the woods for the under-seen romantic slice-of-weirdo-life comedy Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me from 1992! This low-profile indie flick captures a time and a place where it was still appropriate to have a Pixies song on your soundtrack!

All this plus witty banter between friends, people who are pretty chill about video games, headcolds, Nerd News and This Week in DVD, mucinex fever dreams, downloadable content, dick slammer, more skype noise than normal, polls and tallies, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

JFD July Schedule (Ghoul Summer!!)

It's July, Junkies! That can only mean two things: Sweatiness and Ghoul Summer! We've got a couple of normal shows at the beginning of the month, then two full weeks of the nasty stuff! We'll be joined by Ghoul Zero, leader of the American Ghoul Movement, Mike Dikk from Kissing Contest and newborn baby ghoul Katie ROTS from Rotten Rantings for those episodes.
One of those episodes will be brought to you by the Randomizer 5000. Meaning, we'll each pick a handful of movie choices and 3 will be picked at random. We'll be doing that a week or two before on an episode and maybe we'll post them before hand. But maybe not cuz just reading the titles will probably make you throw up like four times.
It's gonna be gross!
JFD269

  • Viy (1967)
  • Sex & Fury (1973)
  • Meet the Feebles (1989)
JFD270 w/ Cory from Illogical Contraption:
  • Fight for your Life (1977)
  • I Stand Alone (1998)
  • Goodbye, Uncle Tom (1971)
JFD271: Ghoul Summer: Randomizer Edition w/ Mike Dikk from Kissing Contest
  • Niku Daramu (1998)
  • Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006)

  •  Hanger (2009)
JFD272: Ghoul Summer w/ Katie ROTS
  • Men Behind the Sun 2 (1992)
  • Inside (2007)
  • Human Centipede 3 (2015)


Friday, June 12, 2015

JFD266: Bigfoot, Night of the Demon, Harry & the Hendersons

Bigfoot. Sasquatch. Yeti. Bigfeetsman. No matter what you call him, JFD's got him!

First, Joi Lansing and John Carradine go toe-to-toe with the creature in 1970s's "Bigfoot."

Next, a professor and his students get slashed up by a sasquatch in "Night of the Demon" from 1980.

Finally, John Lithgow welcomes a friendly Bigfoot into his family in "Harry & the Hendersons."

All this plus witty banter between friends, cat chat, the love of LeBron, President Jerry Brown, sad Nerd News (probably), blu-rays, nostalgic musings, Sean digging the hole deeper, Grumpy Cat and so much more!


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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Pick our 800th movie!

Hey, teenagers! It's that time again. Our 800th movie watched for the show is coming around in the first week of August. As always, we need YOU to vote on what that movie should be. If you can't remember last time we did this, we will be devoted an entire episode to whatever movie is chosen and doing a full audio commentary for the movie. It's like you'll be watching the movie with us, but we won't be in your house drinking your soda and hitting on your mom.

In the past, you guys picked Howard the Duck (JFD35), C.H.U.D. (JFD69), The Warriors (JFD103), Transformers: The Movie (JFD137), Escape From New York (JFD172), Spring Break (JFD 206) and Ice Cream Man (JFD240).

Here are the choices, Junkies!




Friday, June 5, 2015

JFD265: Masters of the Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers


Yeah, yeah, we know the internet is filled to the fuckin' brim with dudes in their 30's waxing nostalgic about the goofy shit they loved when they were children, but that's not going to stop us from dedicating an entire episode to movies based on classic kids franchises from the 80's and 90's. Because, let's face it, despite their popularity these flicks are just as weird as many of the underground cult flicks we discuss normally.

Up first, we take a look at Masters of the Universe from 1987. Cult film stalwarts Cannon Films obtained the rights to this massively popular toy line and sunk a shit-load of money into its big screen adaptation. However, strange deviations from the source material, wooden performances from Dolph Lundgren and Courteney Cox and an all around silly plot left a lot of kids dissapointed. Does it hold up on its own merits nearly 30 years later? Listen to find out.

Next, there's probably not a single person listening to this episode who wasn't geeked as fuck when the omnipresent cultural icons Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made their live-action big screen debut in 1990. With costumes by Jim Henson and more catch phrases than you can shake a piece of pizza at, this movie was every kid's wet dream come true. And it has Corey Feldman in it!

And finally, while it was a little after our time, many listeners slightly younger than us likely hold Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie from 1995 in the same nostalgic regard as the other two films. This one concerns a group of teens who have supernatural powers that they use to defeat an evil, wise-cracking entity that this threatening to destroy their leader and brainwash all the adults in town.

All this plus witty banter between friends, puppy chat, evading jury duty, angry New Jerseyans, sad Nerd News, blu-rays you're never gonna buy, nostalgic musings, action figure remembrance and so much more!

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