Thursday, July 28, 2016

JFD324: Doctor Cyclops, The Naked City, The Red Shoes

Well, all that money spent on night school remedial math has paid off, because we've counted our way all the way to the 1940's. This week we cover three Atomic Age flicks in our latest, and some say greatest, iteration of the #JFDecades project. And we're joined by Sebastian Bendix (of Friday Night Frights / Cinefamily) for all of it!

First up! Honey, they've shrunk the scientists. It's Doctor Cyclops, the 1940 technicolor sci-fi feature in which a Peruvian mad scientist with poor vision shrinks down a team of meddling American scientists so he can take a nice long nap. It's got a prickly-pear cactus-smashing that has to be seen to be believed.

Next! They say there are 8 million stories in the naked city, but we're only reviewing one of them this week: specifically, The Naked City (1948)! The genesis for a late 50's TV series, this New York film noir blends elements of documentary film making and traditional crime action.

Finally! Continuing Junk Food Dinner's long tradition of covering all the Criterion-level classics, we tiptoe into the world of British ballet with The Red Shoes (1948). A tragic tale of love, loss, and dance, this film fits squarely into JFD's typical canon. It's classy.

All this plus witty banter between friends, An Ernest Dickerson update, Stranger Things and retro-pandering, Dan Harmon versus indifference, out of the woods and into the witch, Jared Leto presents San Diego Comic-Con International, Bronson's Loose in Tahoe, California Nerd News & Blu-ray Picks, continued lack of overt police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!


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Friday, July 22, 2016

JFD323: Freaks, Scarface, King Kong


Say there, gents and dames! Do you like adventure, excitement and drama? Do you like gangsters, apes and freaks?! Well, JFD's got something for you this week, on our 10-week long trip through the decades as we venture into the 1930's.

Up first, a trapeze artist pretends to be in love with a little person while performing in a traveling circus. But when she and her true lover, a strong man, are exposed, every freak in the sideshow teams up to get revenge in Tod Browning's Freaks from 1932.

Then, in Prohibition-era Chicago, an ambitious but ill tempered gangster (Paul Muni) tries to exert his power and control over the booze runnin' bid-ness and try to suppress weird feelings about his sister in 1932's Scarface directed by Howard Hawks.

And finally, an ambitious filmmaker takes his crew and a young actress into the jungle to find Skull Island. But when they stumble upon a tribe of natives who worship a giant ape,  the make a plan to bring the beast back to the US and make a fortune, but as I'm sure you already know, things don't go exactly as planned in King Kong from 1933.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Parker in vacation mode, gross mouth puss stories, Sean's complete dental history, unintelligable Linklater reviews, rants against masculinity from the director of Predator, Nerd News and blu-ray picks, continued lack of police involvement and a whole lot more!

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Friday, July 15, 2016

JFD322: Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, Go West, Man with a Movie Camera

Put on your tuxedo and top-hat, because we're going to the motion picture house! It's the first week of our multi-month #JFDecades project, where we unravel the entire history of cult films, one decade at a time. This week, we explore the weird world of the roaring 1920's!

First up! We delve into the grand-daddy of all Witchcraft flicks, a supremely Satanic seven-part silent Swedish shocker, the surprisingly transgressive/educational/strange Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages from 1922! This pseudo-documentary traces the activities of witches from the middle ages through the present, and features a real Haystacks Calhoun of a Lucifer, played by the director (Benjamin Christensen) himself.

Up next! We ride the rails all the way back to the old west, a west so old it's got monkeys instead of people. We meet the original college party animal, a little monkey dude who rides a goat. It's the Hal Roach short comedy Go West, starring the world-famed monkey troupe "The Dippy Doo Dads".

Finally! A 1929 soviet manifesto on the international language of cinema as expressed through verite shots of daily tasks being performed in anonymous Russian cities surely sounds exciting, but what if we told you this proto-non-verbal film features no characters, no dialogue, no subtitles, intertitles, plot or narration? You'd probably say we're talking about The Man with the Movie Camera, and you'd be absolutely right.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Kevin doesn't mind the hotness, Pokemon versus Racism, The Warriors as NeverNudes, Rockabillies love Bettie Page, A History of Nudity in the United States, it was one of those Londons, things a lot of people have and haven't seen, projecting movies behind bands, Nerd News & DVD Picks, continued lack of overt police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!


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Thursday, July 7, 2016

JFD321: Baron Prasil, It's a Bikini World, Captain America: The First Avenger

Hey, Junkies! We're back with chili dogs and the Declaration of Independence to celebrate!

First up, a fancy man and his astronaut friend go on thrilling adventures in 1961's "Baron Prasil," aka "The Fabulous Baron Munchhausen." The tales go from 18th Century Turkey to battles with sea monsters to wars in this yarn that influenced Terry Gilliam.

Next, In "It's a Bikini World," a hunky dude pretends to be his non-existent, intellectual brother to win the heart of a liberated '60s woman. Sid Haig and The Animals co-star in this feel-good romp.

Finally, Steve Rogers undergoes a scientific transformation to become a super soldier in 2011's "Captain America: The First Avengers." For the last 3 years, we've been doing the bad Cap movies. How will Sean and Kevin react to the first one made by talented people with actual money?

All this plus Nerd News, DVDs, Memphis Maniacs, New Orleans Chat, No one will take Parker's Money, Tough Cops and so much more!

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Friday, July 1, 2016

JFD320: Weekend at Bernie's, Computer Beach Party, Summer School

Welcome, Junkies! The Ghoul Days of Summer are behind us and we look forward to the Cool Days of Summer!

First up, two losers get invited to a company meeting in the Hamptons only to discover that their boss has been murdered in "Weekend at Bernie's" from 1989. Oh, also, they pretend the dead body is still alive so they can hang out in his swanky beach-front home and party with beach babes.

Next, a group of computer-loving party nerds may get their beach taken by a business man. And it may or may not involve buried treasure in 1987's "Computer Beach Party." It does, however, involve line dancing.

Finally, a teacher has to guide a crew of misfits through English class in "Summer School" from 1987. This HBO staple has a rad supporting cast featuring Shawnee Smith, Dean Cameron, Kelly Jo Minter and Kirstie Alley.

All this plus Nerd News, DVDs, Junk Mails, Sweetman, an homage to Banshee Jams' "Food Court" called "Snacks Talk," Godzilla chat, Kevin and Sean saw a bunch of new movies and so much more!


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