233: SFFCH – Slade in Flame [1975]

233 Slade in Flame

This week Abi and Rich have a good old chinwag about Flame, featuring Slade, otherwise known as Slade in Flame. Listen in now to hear them gush with nostalgia for a period they were never participant to and wax lyrical on the ‘drunken carousel for the eyes’ that was 1970s clothes, haircuts, hats and wallpaper. Enjoy!

PS: Sorry to Anthony and sorry to Dave Hill. We love you really. Mwah.

[Ep. 233, Rec. 02/2019]

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232: SFFCH – Gypsy [1962]

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It’s musical time again! Break out your swirly skirts, your false sense of spirituality and your inability to settle down and come and experience Gypsy with the Spoiler Filled crew. It’s a film about the life of Gypsy Rose Lee (sort of), burlesque (sort of) and difficult relationships with parents (it’s mainly this). Prepare yourself for some forgettable songs, hoarse singing voices, constant screwball comedy, strange vaudeville acts, child labour, very tame striptease and a tour-de-force performance by Rosalind Russell who very thematically steals the show.

[Ep. 232, Rec. 01/2019]

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Produced by Mervyn LeRoy
Screenplay by Leonard Spigelgass
Story by Gypsy: A Musical Fable
by Arthur Laurents
Jule Styne
Stephen Sondheim
Based on Gypsy: A Memoir
by Gypsy Rose Lee
Starring Rosalind Russell
Natalie Wood
Karl Malden
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by:
Stephen Sondheim
Music arranged and conducted by
Frank Perkins
Cinematography Harry Stradling
Edited by Philip W. Anderson
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • November 1, 1962

231: SFFCH – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [1990]

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*Obligatory 80’s-Surfer-Dude-Exclamation!*

Now that’s out of the way, we can chat about the first live-action adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 1990 with a little decorum. Ah, who are we kidding?! Come and listen to us all return to little children as our fond memories of the cartoon show perhaps give this movie a little more of a pass than it deserves, despite how dated we have to admit it has become.

[Ep. 231, Rec 01/19]

 

230: SFFCH – The Great Silence [1968]

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What’s this!? Snow in my Western instead of sand and dirt?! Ok, Ok, we figure you’ve probably seen The H8teful Eight but this one came first! And if you think that film was grim and violent, just wait ’til you see where it got it’s inspiration from! The Great Silence is this week’s film, a somewhat subversive look at the classic trope of the American Western told by Italians, with a crazy German too. So come and join our discussion on: lots of men in coats shooting guns (and appendages), too much talk of chicken eating, getting ‘loco’ for Loco and whether the producers were right to demand a different ending.

[Ep. 230, Rec 01/2019]

229: SFFCH – Slumdog Millionaire [2008]

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Aaaaaand we’re back. It’s the first podcast of 2019 and we’re tackling another big, Oscar-winning, mainstream movie (don’t worry, we wont make a habit of it) but only because no-one seems to talk about it anymore. Slumdog Millionaire made a huge impact when it was first released, but does this Dickensian-drama-meets-Bollywood-movie still offer so much 10 years later? Some of the crew think so, some don’t. Come and find out who in our discussion involving: cesspit diving, being surprised by the lack of whimsy, differing sympathy levels for orphaned, homeless children and whether that was really a Million Dollar Question! [Apologies for some sound-level issues in this one, sorry]

[Ep. 229, Rec. 01/2019]

 

228: SFFCH – I Am Santa Claus [2014]

228 I Am Santa Claus

Merry Wrestle-mas! Welcome to Spoiler Filled’s annual yuletide tradition of finding wrestlers hiding in obscure (and usually quality-lacking) Christmas films and subject ourselves to it for your listening pleasure. This time however, we may have found something a little different. Something that may actually be good! I Am Santa Claus is only our second foray into documentary film-making, but how can we resist when it features legendary wrestler Mick Foley attempting to achieve his dream of becoming Santa. And that’s not to undermine all the other weird and wonderful Santas on display in this fascinatingly watchable film.

227: SFFCH – Crocodile Dundee [1986]

This week Abi brings 1980s staple Crocodile Dundee [1986] to the table for Rich and Anthony to sniff at and judge. Listen in for the inevitable comparison to the “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, accusations of being Mills & Boon Down Under and flashbacks to Dot & The Kangaroo.

Enjoy!

226: SFFCH – Prince Of Darkness [1987]

This week Rich, Abi and Jamie pour over Jamie’s pick of Prince Of Darkness – where Jesus was an alien, the Devil is locked in a mirror universe and the Devil’s son is a large tub of neon, green ooze. Oh Jamie, where do you find these things?

There’s also demonic pregnancy via knocking your elbow, Alice Cooper as a some kind of king of the homeless swarm and the mind-blowing revelation that John Carpenter may have been making all of this shit up while he was off his tits on drugs. We never would have guessed.
Oh, plus Rich and Jamie slam a series of Welsh towns for no other reason than they can.
Enjoy!

225: SFFCH – A Field In England (Or Wales) [2013]

This week Rich (not Jamie, it feels like one of Jamie’s but it’s not) brings a Field in England to be ploughed up and scrutinized by the Spoiler Filled combine harvester. Listen now to hear speculation about whether men in floppy hats with pointy sticks got high on mushrooms and arsed about in a field for an hour and a half or are in fact dead. Also musings on the inability of auto-subtitles (probably) to comprehend ye olde English and the baffling sight of black and white psychedelia. Also, who knew screaming could be so off-putting?

P.S. Monmouthshire was land in dispute during the period this film is set but was generally regarded as being part of Wales, so we’re saying it’s a Field in Wales. Also, yes, all women in Wales are either witches or succubi, some are even both.

224: SFFCH – Phantom of The Paradise [1974]

224 Phantom of the Paradise

I bet most of you know Brian De Palma as a director of cool crime dramas of the 80’s and 90’s, but it is his formative early years of the 70’s that has take the Spoiler Filled Crew’s interest, most specifically the oddity that is Phantom of The Paradise, a glam yet somehow drab allegory of the music industry. If you like your cult musicals with a bit of horror, Faust, Phantom of the Opera , Dorian Grey and incomprehensible bird symbolism then this is the film for you! Or maybe not as the case may be… This time we we are subjected to: Rock Palaces, unnecessary teeth removal, the original Birdman costume, ornate furniture we all crave and Beef, the wonderful Beef.

[Ep. 224, Rec. 11/2018]