Tuesday, May 15, 2018

THE GOD INSIDE MY EAR (2018)

Matt is joined by Alan White (The Power Principle) and Andrew Shaw (Cul-de-sac) to discuss the new film by Joe Badon: THE GOD INSIDE MY EAR, a film that defies easy categorization, but is part horror, absurd comedy, paranoid conspiracy, and psychedelic trip. Look for it at a festival near you!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Our namesake song

Our show is named after The Kingsmen's cover of "That's Cool, That's Trash." It's a fun little slab of sloppy '60s rock that's fits us to a T. Something that bugs the hell out of me is that no one on the wide, wide web has the lyrics right. This aggression will not stand, man...

Here's what Charlie Google will tell us the first verse is:

There's gonna be a big party at my house
(La-la la-la-la-la la-la, that's cool)
I'm chargin' two bucks to get into my house
(La-la la-la-la-la la-la, that's trash)
You know the food and the drinks are all for free
If you want to pay the cook you gotta find-a me


The premise of the song is established in the first couplet: this guy's having a bash at his place (cool!), but he's charging to get in (lame!). No one seems to have the second part of the verse right and with context clues, it's pretty obvious what it is. Here's the wrong way:
You know the food and the drinks are all for free
If you want to pay the cook you gotta find-a me


That second line blows it and makes it sound like Mario is throwing the party. First of all, it doesn't even have internal consistency: everything's free, so if you want some, you have to find me and pay me? WTH? The real lyrics continue the comical good news/bad news scenario established at the outset. Here's what they actually are:
You know the food and the drinks are all for free
But if you want a plate or cup you've got to buy it from me


Okay, I've put it out there. Now someone go fix it on the Internet for me. Thanks!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

GETEVEN (a/k/a Road to Revenge, a/k/a Champagne & Bullets)

A classic lineup of Matt, Kyle, and Joe watched the 1993 action-romance-kung fu-revenge movie GETEVEN, written by, directed by, produced by, starring, songs by, and starring John de Hart. This movie didn't get wide release until some re-shoots were done in 2007 and, man, oh, man, was it worth the wait. You've got Satanic drug dealing judges, leather pants, gratuitous sex scenes, and some bananas original songs. We couldn't shut up about this one. Get it on iTunes or HERE.




Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher

Around 1970, Ray Dennis Steckler went from making cheap, weird horror movies to cheap, sad X-rated ones. Apparently, he got nostalgic and made this sleazy affair. Marvel at the lack of any synced audio! Wonder at the lack of any plot! Shower after watching!
Link HERE and on iTunes.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Back and Breener than ever!

It's been a rough winter, gang, but we're back and ready to share a new cinematic passion: Neil Breen. Fateful Findings is a 2013 movie about a brilliant computer wiz/best-selling author who is about to Wikileak all of the world's dirty secrets...and there's a, uh, black cube..that's, umm...alien? Magical? Well, it's fateful and it's found where a mushroom was and it's got...powers? I'm so in love with this thing, I want to call it and coordinate outfits every morning. If you haven't seen any of his films yet, please, stop what you're doing and go buy or rent ANY of them. They defy explanation and bring us endless joy. Get it here or on iTunes.
You're fake movies...and you're fake movies...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

SMALL WONDER

We tried something new. This episode was recorded live and in person and we talked about a TV show instead of movie. Bizarro World, right?

Matt's joined by Joe and Jacob Balcom to discuss one of the oddest sitcoms of the 1980s: Small Wonder, the story of the Lawson family and their little girl robot Vicki, who must be kept secret from the rest of the world, despite talking like a Commodore 64.

We watched the pilot episode and one from season three (!) where Vicki's evil counterpart Vanessa is introduced. It's a wild ride.
Get a free download of Jacob's album So Long Everybody on Bandcamp!


Monday, January 15, 2018

It's a Small Wonder...

This weekend, we're recording, in person, our ep covering the SMALL WONDER pilot.
I know what you're thinking, "How is this watching a psychotronic MOVIE online and getting together on SKYPE to break down the crazy?" Short answer: it's complicated.

Watch along so we can argue about New Coke, whether this Michael Jordan kid deserves to be the Rookie of the Year, & if Back to the Future is worth watching...