How obscure can we really go? How about a 1982 kids film about a precocious little rich girl who's inadvertently kidnapped by a pair of bumbling convicts? Savannah Smiles, anyone? No? The movie's up on You Tube for your viewing...pleasure? For this episode, we even have a very special guest who just so happens to be a blood relative...Justin's mom. So his movie obsession can be partly attributed to her. We all three discuss the reason why this peculiar film was chosen, our varying love for Alvie and Boots, runaway kids in the movie and in real life, throwing melons at convenience store owners, Bridgette Andersen's performance and sad death, lots of love for Pat Morita and Peter Graves, the rousing soundtrack and more. This podcast is rated PG! Keepin' it clean, folks.
Archive for September 2010
It's a HELL of a good time this week as J&K schlep an hour-and a-half away to the Vineland Drive-In south of L.A. for a scary movie double feature: DEVIL and THE LAST EXORCISM! (And we use the term "scary" loosely.) You wanna know what's really scary? JELLY-COVERED TOAST FALLING JELLY SIDE DOWN. El Diablo is near!! And then there's the whole Exorcism movie... Time to git us some religion! Not to be confused with the original kid exorcism flick starring Linda Blair, or the later one with Emily Rose, this is a mockumentary that is actually surprisingly okay...until its final five WTF-filled minutes. Get out the crucifix and the holy water! This podcast is rated PG-13!
For episode 20, we go totally freaky deaky and Krissy watches POLTERGEIST (1982) for the very first time. How did she manage to miss this horror classic for 27 years? Especially since she lived 10 minutes away from the actual haunted house in the movie! Oh well. That's why this podcast exists. We discuss the infamous Poltergeist Curse and the mysterious deaths associated with it, pot-smoking parents, burial ground real estate, scary clowns, kid-eating trees, swimming pool skeletons, the original Ghost Whisperer Zelda Rubinstein, face-melting scenes, CPR with dental dams (??) and Strawberry Jelly (or Jam) Limbo Land. This podcast is rated PG-13! Keep the movie suggestions coming and thanks for listening!
After a sea of comedies (romantic and otherwise), the podcast sets its sights on a HEART-POUNDING, ADRENALINE-PUMPING ACTION flick! No, not Die Hard. Or even Lethal Weapon -- neither of which Krissy has seen, naturally. No, we aimed higher... All the way up to the Keanu Reeves echelon of Greatness. And then we found it; the holy grail -- not Speed or The Matrix, but 1991's high-blood-pressure-inducing POINT BREAK!! (RIP Patrick Swayze.) The HEART-THROTTLING, spoiler-filled discussion includes: Keanu's overall film batting average, Point Break Live!, the art of robbing banks with masks, the logic of skydiving without a parachute, lawnmowing during a raid, K's blind hatred of Scooby Doo, the romance!!! (wait, was there romance in this?), the Point Break/Matrix mirror scene, the size of Bell's Beach, plus the ending of Titanic and James Cameron's nether regions. ...Yep, we hit our unnecessary penis reference quota for the week! For that alone (in some areas of the world), this podcast is rated PG-13. Thanks for listening!