Aliens (Part 2 of 2) - “I Think I’m Overthinking This”
Published March 24, 2017
In the final part of our Aliens commentary, we continue where we left off last week.
The guys talk about the formula for keeping jerks alive in movies, Sigourney Weaver's connections to the Shire and who really was the best Joker.
Joe enlightens us with his own brand of claustrophobia and they contrast themselves with MST3K with their impending launch on Netflix.
Aliens (Part 1 of 2) - “A Minigun is a Minigun is a Minigun.”
Published March 17, 2017
In part one of this two part episode, Joe and Todd cover the classic Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller/Horror? Aliens.
They talk about James Cameron's journey to making this film, his relationships within show business and his troubles with the crew while this was being made.
Bill Paxton is remembered and the legacies of Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henrickson are discussed.
Published March 10, 2017
The guys are back this week to announce another great movie that they will be providing commentary for. In addition, they discuss the Oscars, the Deadpool 2 Teaser and the release of the Nintendo Switch. Bill Paxton is remembered and the guys introduce a new segment where they visit some lost episodes.
Robocop - “Who Would Win In a Three-Way?”
Published March 3, 2017
In the latest episode, the guys are watching the Paul Verhoeven breakout film "Robocop."
They discuss the distinct style of the Director, the coming together of two writers' stories to make this movie and the reason why Peter Weller almost didn't do the movie. Joe reveals information about the design of ED-209, the original gun meant for Robocop, the quest for a Director before landing on Paul Verhoeven and how one of the most iconic scenes wasn't originally shot.
The legacy of the Late Miguel Ferrer is discussed. Todd and Joe have an earnest discussion about talking negatively about people, anxiety, depression and their time in high school.
Published February 24, 2017
In this Coming Attractions Episode, Joe and Todd announce the next movie to be covered, share an old high school story and compare our current climate to the distopian future movies. Joe weighs in on Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer impression from SNL and so much more. Check It Out
Demolition Man - “That’s What Going Clear Looks Like.”
Published February 17, 2017
In This Episode, Joe and Todd talk about the Stallone/Snipes Action flick "Demolition Man."
The guys talk about writing changes in the movie, the Police Captain's role in other movies and the futuristic wardrobe.
Joe and Todd share their theories of the infamous "Three Seashells."
Joe also reveals a major plot point that was removed from the movie.
Published February 10, 2017
In this episode, the guys announce the next movie, take on Big Soy and reflect on the most insignificant parts of Bloodsport. Joe coins a useful new term. They discuss the Spiderman: Homecoming trailer, the slew of upcoming superhero TV shows and Ben Affleck's adjusted role in the solo Batman movie. Joe weighs in on the Superbowl half time show (Note - This was recorded prior to the Superbowl)
Bloodsport - “Way Too Better.”
Published February 3, 2017
In this episode, Joe and Todd discuss the Jean Claude Van Damme breakout film "Bloodsport."
They talk about the controversy surrounding Frank Dux claims that this is a true story, questions surrounding the kid playing a young Frank Dux, the history of Cannon Films and the History of Bolo Yeung.
A number of actors cross over between this and other Van Damme Movies and the guys go into that and Joe adds Aziz Ansari to his list of Flawless Impressions.
For Extra Credit, Todd and Joe make their own life stories larger than life a la Frank Dux.
Published January 27, 2017
In this episode, Joe and Todd announce the next movie to be covered as well as James Cameron's eventual return to the Terminator Franchise and the wave of nostalgia TV. We also learn about the difficulty that the guys go through to get to a recording.
Commando - “He’s Beige-Facing”
Published January 20, 2017
In this episode, Todd makes his triumphant return to the podcast after being away, leading to an extended pre-movie discussion.
Todd regales us with tales of the sea and of personal hygiene. Joe tries to sell out the podcast and shares the news of a potential 3rd super fan with Todd.
Once they were done yapping, which included a new impression by Joe, they discussed this week’s movie, Commando.
They discuss the writers’ ties to Joe’s job, the reason for the Bad Guy’s tight clothing and who was supposed to play Schwarzenegger’s role.
Published January 13, 2017
In this coming Attractions, Joe announces a return to status quo in 2017 and gives his thoughts on the Golden Globes. Joe also discusses the new Mark Wahlberg film, Patriots Day. Next week's movie is also announced.
Gremlins - “I’m Going to Watch Butterflies Hatch in the Dark.”
Published January 6, 2017
In this episode, Joe and guest co-host Daryl Sabo discuss the 1984 classic Gremlins.
Joe talks about where the cast is now, the numerous connections to Steven Spielberg beyond his producing this movie and why the town looks so familiar.
They talk about the amazing cast of voice actors who make up the group of Mogwai and share fan theories about the Gremlins' behaviour and their origins.
Published December 30, 2016
In this coming attractions episode, Joe announces the next movie to be covered and gives his tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, including audio clips from some of her interviews and some of her famous quotes.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation - “Like An Old Man’s Pee”
Published December 25, 2016
Happy Holidays! In this special Christmas Day Episode, Joe is joined by his wife Carrie Findlay and they discuss "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." They talk about the original source material that inspired the movie, the man who almost directed this movie. Joe points out a number of connections to other classic Christmas movies, including our previous episode's movie. Carrie tells the story of when the couple was temporarily homeless following a fire over the holidays.
The Nightmare Before Christmas - “I Hope I Get Another Fan.”
Published December 23, 2019
In This Episode, Joe and Abby talk about the animated classic "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
They talk about the movie's journey to being an official Disney Movie, Danny Elfman's extended involvement and Famous Actors who were removed from the film.
In Abby's final episode, she leaves a special message for the listeners.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas/Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer - “I’m Talking To The Audience.”
Published December 16, 2019
In This Episode, Joe is joined by a special guest… His daughter Abby, and they are covering two classic animated Christmas specials.
During "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," they discuss Chuck Jones' influence on making the special, the two voices of the Grinch and Abby shares the true meaning of Christmas (And probably the other holidays too).
During "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," they talk about the location of the old Rudolph and Santa Puppets, Abby attempts to name the reindeer and sings along to a lot of this movie.
In the face of danger, Abby's views on the Abominable Snow Monster get DARK.
*NOTE* Please forgive the small gaps of silence or banging noises, Abby is still a podcaster in training, but I think she did a great job on the first try. By the end of it, she really finds her speed.
Published December 9, 2019
This week, Joe is on his own as Todd is on a temporary hiatus. Joe announces the plans for the show in Todd's absence, complains about a recent injury and talks about an eerie coincidence. The search for the first super fan continues and Joe offers thanks to the listeners of the show.
*NOTE* The sound quality is a little off on this episode as the usual equipment wasn't used. This is a one-off issue.
Big Trouble In Little China - “If a Cigarette Became a Real Boy”
Published December 2, 2016
In this episode, the guys talk about Big Trouble in Little China, the way it was originally written and subsequently rewritten and John Carpenter's difficulties with the studio all along the way.
They discuss all of the connections to other John Carpenter Movies and to previous movies we have done, the true role of Kurt Russell's Character in the movie and Joe astonishes Todd with another impression.
Joe reveals the roster of the super group that does the main song in the Credits. For Extra Credit, the guys act as Studio Execs looking to improve the movie.
Published November 25, 2016
In this episode the guys are in search of the identity of the person who will be known as the Podcast's first Superfan, they announce the Movie for next week and discuss some news from around Hollywood. Joe gives his latest Top 3 and discusses his recently released blog.
Tremors - “A Two Amongst a Group of Negative Threes”
Published November 18, 2016
In this episode, the guys talk about the 1990 movie Tremors, it's connections to James Gunn and why a movie like this resonates with audiences. Joe talks about this being the one of the worst movies to be edited for TV. And the guys get off track talking about animals eating their young. For Extra Credit, the guys pitch premises for the many more sequels to come.