Harakiri (1962)

July 15th, 2016

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This is one of those rare occasions where I knew I would end up liking this episode long before we recorded it. Though I suppose this time that was the point. Today we watch a legitimately good film ... a foriiegn film ... in another language ... with subtitles ... wait come back.

A film about the meaning of life, death and honor. A film about sorrow. A film about a bad ass samurai taking his sweet revenge!! Today we watch Masaki Kobayashi's masterpiece Harakiri.

... apologies in advance faithful podcast listeners. There will be no joyful amusement at our expense this episode. Don't worry though ... I'm sure we'll watch a piece of shit next time.

Coming Soon: Harakiri (1962)

July 8th, 2016

The Final Sanction (1990)

July 1st, 2016

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Having watched Mr. David A. Prior's tour de force Sledgehammer on this podcast ... and having been witness to his earlier masterpieces like Aerobicide and Deadly Prey. We obviously felt it was time to dive back in to another of the mans master works. To once again remind us of why it is we do what we do.

Starring the visionary directors hunky brother (Ted Prior) in the lead ... and adding the gravitas of one Robert Z'Dar ... we're brought to the pinnacle of low budget action b-movies!

So I'm probably overselling it but what can I say ... action movie tropes with cheesy dialogue ... Russians ... explosions ... happy ending Three's Company freeze frame!. Throw in some die hard line ripoffs and I give you The Final Sanction!

Coming Soon: The Final Sanction (1990)

June 24th, 2016

Mazes and Monsters (1982)

June 17th, 2016

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Looking at our current list of potential films, there's only one Oscar-winning actor I can think of who's in more than one, and that's Tom Hanks. (If only Jumping Jack Flash was on the list...better luck next time, Whoopi.) The Omegahedron recognized that this state of affairs was unmaintainable, and so today we'll strike off Hanks's first major non-cross-dressing role, in a TV-movie based on a hastily-written novel that was itself based on an urban legend about a Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast who took his obsession...too far. This webipod is not for neophytes or the faint of heart, as we take our sweet time unpacking the history of role-playing games, and what it's like to be a fly on the wall during a particularly contentious Vampire: The Masquerade LARP in the '90s; we also level up, several times.

Coming Soon: Mazes and Monsters (1982)

June 10th, 2016

Streets of Fire (1984)

June 3rd, 2016

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Join us as we enter another time ... another place. A gritty urban setting, possibly from the 40 ... possibly from the 80's. A city plagued by a vicious street gang led by Willem Dafoe. A city where the only joy and respite found by it's beleaguered blue collar populous is a hard hitting pop rock group led by Diane Lane and managed by Rick Moranis. A city who's only saviors are Michael Paré and his lesbian mechanic sidekick Amy Madigan. ....... I give you Streets of Fire!!!

... also Bill Paxton is a bartender or something.

We sort of enjoyed this one believe it or not. So listen as we don't actually hate ourselves and everything this podcast stands for ... this time.

Also, we drink flaming martinis! ... kind of!

Coming Soon: Streets of Fire (1984)

May 27th, 2016

Miracle Mile (1988)

May 20th, 2016

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So ... wanna watch a surreal zany and oddly romantic film set in 80's Los Angeles? Starring Goose from Top Gun as he attempts to save his new girl friend and cast of wacky characters from certain atomic bomb fallout doom? ... Of course you don't! ... but we did!!

Cliche Hollywood weirdos, the La Brea Tar Pits and did I mention GOOSE!? There really isn't a whole lot more to say about this one. Join us for Miracle Mile ... or Miracle Ten Mile if you know what I mean ... (pause for laughter) ... cause the movie felt long ... cause it wasn't great ... get it? ... ?

Coming Soon: Miracle Mile (1988)

May 13th, 2016