Ep. 173 - Year of the Knock Off: Mac and Me!

December 27, 2018

This week we wrap up the Year of the Knock Off and 2018 with a look at one of the most successful films of all time, 1982's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. And then we dig into weirdly competent and incompetent at the exact same time 1988 film, Mac and Me. You will believe that a kid riding a bicycle will fly and you will stare in horror as kid in a wheel chair goes flying... off a hillside and into a lake.

Bonus: We talk about our Christmas goings on and wrap up the Year of the Knock Off with a final ranking of the 12 films we watched this year. 

 

Ep. 172 - The Other Saturday Night Slasher!

December 20, 2018

This week we talk about seeing some spider-people in the theater and some mean people on the internet, the Hellboy trailer looks fun but not that different than what we had gotten previously, George Lucas being the richest celebrity in America, The Carlton suing The Fornite, we interview artist Ryan Kacsandy, Steve's better half on The Saturday Night Slasher, and talk about the creative process and the secret origin of their friendship, and we have 12 days of loosely associated holiday trivia. 

Ep. 171 - The Night The Reindeer Died!

December 13, 2018

This week we talk about the madness of Ikea, meeting Pinhead, the Toxic Avenger getting a reboot with a budget, the Predator getting festive, the strange trips a Lego head will take, we discuss one of our favorite holiday movies, 1988's Scrooged and how the dark and the light of Bill Murray make it stand out, and Steve has to make some hard decisions about who he decides is Naughty, Nice, or to be put on Ice. 

Ep. 170: Happy Life Day!

December 6, 2018

This week we are joined once again by friend of the show and all around awesome person, Jeff, and talk about the 2 hour feature film format dying, Netflix canceling its Marvel shows, movie theaters up charging for 'the experience,' and we take a look at the bizarre fever dream that was the 1978 CBS Star Wars Holiday Special and wonder if life even makes sense anymore, and Steve whisks us away to the holiday season of 1983 and plays a game of Higher of Lower involving the toy section of the Sears catalog.   

Ep. 169: Year of the Knock Off: Solarbabies!

November 29, 2018

This week we head out to the not so futuristic wasteland where water is treated as currency and anything you find can be used as a hat as we talk about 1985's Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and 1986's Solarbabies. One of these films held up a little better than we remembered and the other one is Solarbabies. 

Ep. 168: Who owes who?!

November 22, 2018

This week we are joined by special guest Nick from Geek Eclectic as we discuss going Back to the Future... again, Gotham is down a bat, Youtube has more than just cat videos, we dig into the very open ended question of 'Do creators owe anything to their fans?' and we give you the inside edge on this year's Black Friday deals.

Ep. 167: ‘Nuff Said!

November 15, 2018

This week we catch up after taking a week off, say goodbye to Stan Lee, discuss Chris Claremont's 1982 X-Men graphic novel 'God Loves, Man Kills' and how its message seems to keep ringing louder as time goes on, and we celebrate National Fast Food Day by having Steve really wanting a Kit Kat Quesadilla. 

Ep. 166: Year of The Knock Off: Dolly Dearest!

October 31, 2018

This week we finish out our spooky October with our monthly feature, The Year of the The Knock Off! This time we take a look at two different doll possession films: the 1988 classic Child's Play and the not so classic 1991's Dolly Dearest. 

Ep. 165: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors!

October 25, 2018

This week Steve and Paul experienced two different kinds of parties over the weekend, Halloween stabbed a lot of money at the box office, Night of the Comet and Friday the 13th are on the remake block, we talk about A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and how it successfully open the franchise up to new horizons, and we see how other films did versus Elm Street 3 in our 1987 edition of the Box Office Barometer.   

Ep. 164: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers!

October 18, 2018

This week Steve gets some Lessons in Fear, Paul drinks a 40 for 40, Gotham is ending the way everyone knew it would, The Treehouse of Terror is turning 30, They Live may live again, we take a look at Halloween 4 and see if Michael Myers's return to Haddonfield was worth it, and Steve makes Paul listen to his Movie Monster Mixtape.