Episode 21 begins a three part series where we look back on the bad movie of our youths. First up is the painfully Nineties movie Escape from L.A. This unnecessary sequel is basically the same movie as its 16 year predecessor Escape from New York, but is much much worse. Luckily the luscious hair of Kurt Russell makes the movie somewhat tolerable. But only just.
This past weekend Max, James, and Ryan fulfilled a lifelong dream of seeing a live showing of The Room and also meeting the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau. It was an experience to say the least.
For our 20th episode we go back to the movie that started it all and the beer that just happened to get caught up in the events leading to this podcast: Super Mario Bros. and Dragon’s Milk. There is a lot of iconic imagery associated with the Super Mario game series, but don’t worry if you haven’t played any of them as you won’t find any of it here. What you will find is a lot of head scratching and the question: “Why?”
Everyone knows B is for “brains” a zombies favorite meal, but B is also for “box office bomb” which is what Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was. A few years too late, the movie suffers from “adapted for the big screen syndrome” wasting much of what an otherwise noteworthy cast had to offer. Friend of the show Kayla joins us as we change things up by switching from beer to an appropriately named cider: Zombie Killer.
A sequel to the original Death Race 2000 that was 40 years in the making that also looks like it was also made for about $40, Death Race 2050 has all of the fun and color that was notably absent from the 2008 Jason Statham starring remake. Join us as we indulge in The Holy Grail of Michigan Beers, Hopslam, and marvel at the on-the-nose 2016 commentary.
We knew it was only a matter of time before we would tackle a movie starring the one and only Nic Cage. But what to choose from such a wide array of “films”? In the end we decided to go with 2016’s The Trust, a movie that starts off one way and quickly jumps to the opposite side of the spectrum. Notable costars include Elijah Wood and Nic Cage’s mustache.
A movie best described as “If 2016 vomited all over a Hot Topic,” Suicide Squad is more of an all out assault on the senses more than an actual functioning film. Long time friend of the show Steve Cuff of Optimism Vaccine joins us in pondering such questions as “Why?” “How?” and “When will this end?” as well as bringing some fine beer from Wisconsin.