Episode #142: Remakes For Ever - Dracula

October 26th, 2014
1931  vs.  1992 *  vs.  2014

It is the ultimate eternal face off!!  Those who thought Dracula was dead were deceiving themselves.  It was just a matter of when.  With many different faces surrounded by black & red capes over the decades, the appeal of the concept crystallized by Bram Stoker will live forever in some form or other.  As the 'other' category of Dracula is punched this year, we felt it was our duty to check out the new blood (insert The Who clip here) to see how it measured up.  Can it cut it??

As the weeks of October blow away, we couldn't go without this comparison.  For those who enjoy the horror, we have 2 more weeks!!  For those who don't, please listen to our earlier episodes in the meanwhile.  

*Notes:  the adult film screening we briefly refer to had friends in it; it isn't like we're gonna start a series about it...

The legitimate trailer is up top for 1992, but we did find one comparable to the antics of the 1931 trailer.  See that here.  Also, here are a few moments from the promised Looney Tunes Dracula sketch.
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Episode #141:Friday vs. Elm Street

October 19th, 2014
They say "Third time's a charm."  So in this 3rd week in our celebration O' de Horror, we slashed through the pretentious red tape and gave you what you wanted.  Or at least, what we know you would've screamed for, had we not done it.

Whether it be Beatles vs. Elvis, Vans vs. Chucks or even Zepplin vs. Floyd (Don't ask us...that's too hard) there's always that question.  

For those of us fortunate enough to experience the 80's...in any version (formative years or otherwise) we salivated over this question like kids striving to make their Halloween candy last til Christmas.  It broke down social walls, established alliances & made us all yearn for that night when we would all file into a darkened midnight theater, turn our respective "Taste" dials down to ZERO and savor the succulent joy of the slaughter.

Plus, here is our Charity of the Week.

*Episode Image Note*  This week's image is taken from the amazing art of Tom Pollock Jr.  If you enjoy, head over to this site & give props.  

*correction:  Matt meant Paul Rodgers with Queen, not Roger Daltrey.
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Episode #140: You Had To Be There

October 11th, 2014
It is week #2 in our month-long celebration of Horror in film.  This week we're wrought with found footage and Catholic conundrums.  The topic:  Frightening for the Time.

The accolades (and criticisms) of many of a film are tied to the respective time of their release.  The Wizard of Oz bombed when originally released, yet is consider a technicolor marvel in retrospect.  Stay tuned, because we plan on having a whole episode dedicated to the topic of "Bombed on Release" 

Most horror films are without a doubt a reflection of their era, since so much of what society finds frightening is drawn from contemporary events & surroundings.  Many lesser known films ran your expectations off the road (Sleepaway Camp, anyone?), but these drove a stake into the heart of previous films and now live forever in pop culture.  They are not our favorites, but they cannot be ignored, Dan...


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Episode #139: Remakes for Debate: Fright Night

October 5th, 2014
Fright Night
1985 -VS- 2011

All Hallows Eve-tober is upon us and we have Tricks & Treats-a-plenty for the coming weeks.

We kick off week #1 in true Triforce style with a "horrific" chapter for our Remake series.  While neither of us can attest to being dyed-in-the-wool "Horror Flick Fanatics," we nonetheless have a deep-seated appreciation for most things ghastly, gross & ghoulish.

 So enough proselytizing...WELCOME TO FRIGHT NIGHT!  TWICE!!!


Music Plug:  We found 2 remixes for Married with Children used in this episode.  The 1st is by J4yThr3e, who has some cool original tracks (a lot like DJ Krush).
 The 2nd is by Dope The Mean Child, who does some cool mashups & pop-culture instrumentals.  Check out their pages for some nice beats.  Otherwise, sorry about the other soundtrack earworms we put in there (we aren't sorry).  

  

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Episode #138: Body Swap

September 27th, 2014
Sometimes a good idea can be done too often.  We decided to call in the SWAP team for this mission.  We know a few of these have been cranked out in recent years, but we opted to savor a slice of the old skool.  Especially since the most recent attempts at this have kinda...well...sucked.  So we only mention Freaky Friday as something that we can't really watch..

It's not often we get to access the AWESOME that is Dudley Moore OR pre-drama Tom Hanks.  While this week may be a bit heavy on 80's cliche, take solace in knowing that we saved you from a lot...LOT worse.  After all, 2 films gave us quite a bit to chew on..

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Episode #137: Date Night II: Bad Date Night

September 20th, 2014
It can be hard to sort out what to watch on a 1st movie date.  This is your short list of what NOT to watch, as the night will end in heated debate.  A followup to our Date Night episode some time back (Episode 70), these movies are awesome, but have veeeerrrryyy touchy subjects.  Spanning 3 decades, this group deals in different age groups & types of issues.  There is also a timely U2 reference for the people with I-Phones.

Note:  we skipped over the actor for young Isaiah - Mark John Jeffries.  He was in Haunted Manson, Get Rich or Die Tryin', and Notorious.  He was excellent in Losing Isaiah playing a child with mental issues being born a 'crack baby.'  Barely uttering more than 1 word at a time, he breaks your heart multiple times. 

 Also, the Lone Wolf McQuade reference was a personal one about Matt mistaking David Carradine for Scott Glenn, but he took for granted that Chris wouldn't see the mistake to tag up on it.  Enjoy!
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Episode #136: Connery, Best Worst & End

September 14th, 2014
GUEST HOST:  CONRAD

This is also called 'Connery Corner with Conrad,' mainly because that's his name & he was the one who suggested it.  Sadly, the Matrix struck him down this week before we could finish.  This is only 1/3 of the episode intended.  He will return next week to finish out this concept that will likely spawn future episodes.  For now, you are blessed with our lengthy discussion of:

Zardoz
Even if you hate this movie, I think it's worth the time to see what we value in watching it.  So many good and/or crazy ideas that didn't fit together...
Also included are some deleted moments from the last few months, plus some impressions cut out of previous episodes.  Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion.  Can you guess what the best & end films are?  There may be help in the episode.  Go ahead, click that link.  Skin that smoke wagon & see what happens.  
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Episode #135: Magic I’d Rather Watch

September 7th, 2014

The Prestige vs The Illusionist.

2 movies about magic from the same year.  It was moments like these we thought of when we started the "I'd Rather Watch" series.  Hollywood will play it safe so many times, but once in a while they take a chance 2 or 3 times simultaneously.  Thriller vs. Drama.  Each has portions of both, but obviously lean further in one direction
One is flashy, one is artsy.  
At the time, it is feasible that many picked 1 & abandoned the other (especially with modern theater prices).  Did you watch the other when it came out on video?  Is that what we recommend...  perhaps.  Listen & see.
Hey, wanna watch the Illusionist now?  Click here.
For what it's worth:  we make a number of historical references that may have discrepancies.  Please verify our information if it interests you; we don't claim to get everything right.  We are doubting ourselves, just CYA for things we didn't look up in our research this time.  
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Episode #134: Matt, Defend Your Childhood!

August 30th, 2014
Round #2: Hitting the mat swinging for this round, Matt unloads on your ears with a volley of varying styles: Ninjutsu, Sinanju (no relation).  Hell, he may even pull out an ancient medieval sci-fi weapon to finish you off by the end.  Who knows...
Amidst the deluge of 80's nostalgia that hit us during this episode, we actually had an epiphany.  Regarding the "quality" controversy that envelops much of the home entertainment market nowadays, we're of the opinion that a few misaligned pixels ain't nothing on a 3rd generation JVC copy of Super Fuzz.  You don't know a bad picture until you've had auto-tracking recorded on the copy you copied from the friend who copied it off the TV.  Audio:  we're happy we don't have to fight through white noise just to hear the best jokes.  

  

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Episode #133: Epic-sode IV - Braveheart

August 23rd, 2014
*For full effect, the following must be read aloud in a bad Scottish accent*

A'lright lads & lasses...we hope you're all ready  for we got another taste of the EPIC for you.  It's been far too long since we last delivered such an episode and we hope this week doesn't disappoint.  This oughta hit ya like a bolt of lightning

Now, say what you will about present day Mel, back in the day, hoo-boy was he awesome!  A prince, a cop, a road warrior...there's nothing this lad couldn't tackle and transform into solid gold, and legendary sagas of Scottish insurrectionists were not exempt from this Midas touch.  

It may not be a perfect history lesson, but one cannot deny that it is indeed: EPIC.  

So here, you listen...we'll hold you down.  

  

  

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Episode #132: 2014 SUMMER SLUT PICKS PT. 3

August 16th, 2014
The air grows cooler and Autumn is nigh!  Luckily, we've got one more sunny season selection for you ladies & gentlemen.

With this last sweet, sweet helping of Summer fun, we found a little something for everyone: raccoons, octopuses, apes.  Man, there are a lot more goodies folded into these three flicks, but if we delved further, we'd be spoiling the episode!  And you don't want us doing that, do you?

Thanks to all our avid listeners for giving us the excuse to spend these beautiful summer months entombed in the air conditioned confines of the movie church. 

BTW:  Here's Chris Pratt rattling off Enimem like it ain't no thang

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Episode #131: Full House of Grind

August 9th, 2014
This week it's a Rodriguez/Tarantino TRIPLE FEATURE with three adrenaline-fueled roller coasters that are guaranteed to spill & thrill!
If you haven't yet had the pleasure, DON'T waste any time: get yo ass in gear, call up your fellow Bad-Asses and set up a late-night screening.  For all the feeble attempts at putting women up front, these movies manage to tell unbelievable stories with more believable female characters than most.  

 'Cause you haven't experienced AWESOME til you've had a full dose of the GRINDHOUSE.

OH, and Conky says this week's secret word is: BATMAN

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Episode #130: Remakes for Serious

August 3rd, 2014
BATMAN
Adam West -VS- Michael Keaton

It's been 75 years since the Dark Knight first breached the collective consciousnesses of the world.  Now, eight decades, multiple re-brandings & tens of thousands of pages later, the crusade of the caped continues.

For those of us who adore film, the lore of the Worlds Greatest Detective has also born some choice pieces; two of which are the highlight of this week's episode.  While we reached our own conclusion regarding the fate of this bout, remember this doesn't make us "Right."  

That's the wonderful thing about Batman:  no matter what medium or version you prefer him in, he's still frekkin BATMAN...  and he's so F#$%ing tough (that's right).

P.S. : Here be the Grayson trailer we mentioned in the episode.  AWESOME! 
 

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Episode #129: TV Families At The Movies

July 26th, 2014
GUEST HOST:  JAS (1st Segment)
This week we bring yet another brand new series that has been on the back burner: the celluloid exploits of our favorite television actors.  Quite a list to choose from in this category (Oh, we're so excited for what's in store for future episodes).  We begin with one of the first shows that we Sluts bonded over.  

Behold, our 1st Tribe of the Boob Tube:  The Solomons
3rd Rock from the Sun was easily one of the best late 90's comedies  and gets so little recognition nowadays. Often over-looked or downplayed, it featured a clever story line & an out-of-this-world cast of actors that we couldn't resist.  

P.S.  We forgot to compare the charisma of John Lithgow to the subtlety of Sam Neill as a lead role.  Here is a link for a Lithgow moment that some may have missed.  If you want skip to minute 2:30 (for those who may not like the host/show itself), that is all the intro you will need.  
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Episode #128: Christmas in July

July 20th, 2014
Since we excused ourselves from the proverbial festive smorgasbord back in December, what better time than now to deliver a Holiday-themed episode?  It's our greatest sale yet, this WHOLE episode is FREE!!!  Download it as many times as you like.  

While we may have chosen them simply to help abate the deplorable heatwave that racked Seattle the past week (man, it was up in the 80's!!  Even over 90 once!!), these have long been chilling in the icebox of our minds.  True, they're a motley mix of flavors, but that's what makes 'em so good.

Think chilly thoughts, snip the top & have a Murray Murray Christmas.  

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