Archive for Musical
The Return of Captain Invincible (1983) is our return to musicals and boy, this one sure is a thing. It has Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, songs by Richard O’Brien and a whole slew of head-scratching moments.
In the second half we talk Star Trek Beyond, Independence Day 2, The Flintstones and listen to your voicemails. Enjoy!
The Apple (1980) is another long requested title. It’s from the early days of Cannon Films, and it’s INSANE. So insane that Maki couldn’t handle it and had to skip the show.
Second half has talk of the director’s cut of That Thing You Do, Lights Out, both Escape From New York and Escape From L.A., and some TV Talk™ with The Grand Tour and Mars. Enjoy!
Roller Boogie (1979) begins Skatember! Ultra-rich girl Linda Blair learns to rollerskate (and boogie) from Bobby and his skate buddies down at the Venice boardwalk. Will her ultra-conservative parents accept her ditching the life of a Juliard flautist to join a short-lived fad? Will hijinks ensue? Also, how awesome does this movie make roller-skating seem? After the break Harlo covers the works of Jeremy Saulnier with Blue Ruin and Green Room before taking some listener e-mails. Enjoy!
Second half we discuss Unfriended, It Follows, Up in the Air and Chuck continues his increasingly unexpected and ill-advised journey through the Hobbit trilogy. Plus a lot of listener correspondence and more. Enjoy!
Can’t Stop the Music (1980) has been a long time standing by in our reserve recommendation pile but its time has finally come. Strangely, however, all the hosts have disappeared save Harlo and Chuck. Guess they weren’t macho enough men to snap into this Slim Jim®.
Second half we keep it brief but discuss All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and the Mad Max trilogy. Plus DDR becomes SDR as we discuss what may be the death knell for the challenge in Stomp the Yard. Enjoy!
Step Up 3D (2010) is what happens when a stupid second half project produces a surprise gem to be shared with everyone. This may not only be the best dance movie of all time, it may be the best 3D movie of all time.
Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984) is week 4 of Rocktober’s movie. This time we bring along the incomparable Pia Zadora to this low budget Sci-Fi zany rock musical party. There’s gags aplenty and more of them work than they should.
Second half we discuss some random movies including Grave Encounters and then get spooky answering some listener emails. Enjoy!
Black Roses (1988) is week 3’s Rocktober movie and completes the trilogy of movies by John Fasano. The real treat here is Sal Viviano as Damian with the most luxurious mullet wig and ultra smug demeanor.
Second half we keep it short and sweet as we discuss a couple movies and ramble on about voicemails. Enjoy!
Forbidden Zone (1982) is (sigh) reviewed this episode. Just typing that statement pains us. This “movie” may have set a new standard for our lowest of the lows. Not since Twilight crossed our paths have we felt this much pain. Hope you enjoy our suffering.
On a happier note, in the second half we review The Mechanic and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (winner of the longest movie title of the last 10 years). Then it’s on to our reviews of the previews aired during Super Bowl XLV and a quick breakdown on what we’re looking forward to during the Summer Movie Season.
Xanadu (1980) is a long-requested musical classic reviewed this episode. We are joined again by Zark (revenge is ours? maybe?) to finally watch it. Words can’t describe this film, but we find a few. To quote BJ, “It’s like Willy Wonka and the Cocaine Factory.” That about sums it up.