This week Rich and Abi (occasionally channeling Jamie) are the last peeps standing so decide to talk about the 1998 comedy-drama-history-romance Shakespeare In Love. They talk gender reversals, being a bit mumsie and why Shakespeare is the worst thing in it. Also, bubbies. Sorry, BUBBIES!
(P.S. Abi forgot Mark Williams, Simon Day and Patrick Barlow. If she forgot anyone else, she’s very sorry!)
Oh, the early Nineties! What were you thinking?! Stop trying to be an overblown, louder version of the 80s. That being said, we would never have been left with Freaked to sink our claws into, a film that revels in it’s extreme ugliness, crudeness and stupidity. Can it succeed in giving the the Spoiler Filled Crew a modicum of enjoyment despite that annoying MTV era attitude? Tune in to find out!
Dir:Alex Winter, Tom Stern
Wri: Tim Burns, Alex Winter, Tom Stern
Cine: Jamie Thompson
Edi: Malcolm Campbell
Mus: Kevin Kiner
Prod: Tommy, 20th Century Fox
Cast: Alex Winter, Randy Quaid, William Sadler, Megan Ward, Michael Stoyanov, Bobcat Goldthwait, Mr. T, Brooke Shields, Derek McGrath
Awwww, A Boy and his Dog! Well that just sounds delightful, doesn’t it….? NO! Just…no. If you’re expecting cute, fluffy puppies and heartwarming adventures this week on Spoiler Filled then you are gonna be sorely disappointed. However, we still encourage you to break out your popcorn troughs and apply your white make-up as we all get a bit grim and uncomfortable about this gritty (and far too rape-y) post-apocalyptic sci-fi.
Dir: L. Q. Jones
Wri: L. Q. Jones, Alvy Moore, Wayne Cruseturner, Harlan Ellison (novel)
Cine: John Arthur Morrill
Edi: Scott Conrad
Mus: Tim McIntire, Ray Manzarek, Jamie Mendoza-Nava
Prod: LQ/JAF Productions
Cast: Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Ron Feinberg, Jason Robards
[Ep. 190, Rec. 01/2018]
A film with baddass priests? Check. A film with Clancy Brown? Check. A film with a weird mixed tone and fallen into obscurity? Check Check Check. Alright, we’re all sold! This week at Spoiler Filled, we delve into 2012’s Hellbenders, a film about priests living a sinful lifestyle in order to help them drag demons back to hell. Can it possibly live up to that title and premise? Tune in and Find out!
Dir: J. T. Petty
Wri: J. T. Petty
Cine: Ryan Samul
Edi: Jacob Craycroft, Joel Plotch
Mus: Jeff Grace
Prod: Circle of Confusion, Off Hollywood Pictures, Ambush Entertainment, UnLTD Productions, The Film Arcade
Cast: Clifton Collins Jr, Clancy Brown, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair, Stephen Gevedon, Larry Fessenden, Dan Fogler
[Ep. 189, Rec, 01/2018]
It seems Rich may have a strange knack. A knack for finding peculiar, yet interesting rom-coms. This week he brings the Spoiler Filled gang Just Like Heaven, one of the highest high-concepts to be applied to this formulaic filmic framework. So was the film just like heaven or just like hell for the crew this week? Tune in to find out in a discussion about: ghostly logistics, ridiculously lavish accommodations, very friendly neighbours and that somewhat perplexing ending.
Dir: Mark Waters
Wri: Peter Tolan, Leslie Dixon, Marc Levy (Novel)
Cine: Daryn Okada
Edi: Bruce Green
Mus: Rolfe Kent
Prod: MacDonald/Parkes Productions, Dreamworks
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Heder, Donal Logue, Dina Spybey-Waters
[Ep. 188, Rec, 01/2017]
“We didn’t choose the podcast life, the podcast life chose us!”
We have explored New Zealand a few times here at Spoiler Filled, but we have perhaps kept it’s greatest treasure for the end of the trilogy: Comedy! And right now there is only one name that stands above the rest: Taika Waititi. So this week we take a look at his work Hunt For The Wilderpeople from 2016, a film about outcasts, rebellion, nature, family, the obligatory Rhys Darby cameo and the skux life. Don’t know what that is? Then you’d better tune on for this weeks episode to find out.
*Insert obligatory Lord of the Rings reference here*
Dir: Taika Waititi
Wri: Taika Waititi, Barry Crump (Novel)
Cine: Lachlan Milne
Edi: Luke Haigh, Tom Eagles, Yana Gorskaya
Mus: Lukasz Buda, Samuel Scott, Conrad Wedde
Prod: Defender Films, Piki Films, Curious
Cast: Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Rhys Darby, Oscar Kightley
[Ep. 187, Rec 12, 2017]
We have been dabbling with time travel here at Spoiler Filled (maybe why this episode is a little late, oops) and what better way to usher in the new year than by looking at Doctor Who: The Movie from 1996? Right? Well, if you can think of any other New Years based movies than please let us know, because we struggled. Eric Roberts camping it up, Paul McGann ‘British-ing’ it up, Sylvester McCoy being unceremoniously machine gunned, bendy mirrors, medieval eye portals and very little actual time travel abound in this somewhat sterile American adaptation.
Dir: Geoffrey Sax
Wri: Matthew Jacobs
Mus: John Debney, John Sponsier, Louis Febre
Cast: Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, Sylvester McCoy, Yee Jee Tso
Merry Wrestle-Mas, to one and all! Our very special Spoiler Filled festive tradition continues for year 3 and this time it’s the main man himself: “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan. Much like his wrestling career beforehand, he much utilize his great charisma to mask his general lack of ability in 1996’s Santa With Muscles, where he plays an amnesiac douche-bag millionaire who is convinced he is Santa and must save the local orphanage from closure. Now if you think that all sounds a little bit schmaltzy and cliché then you have no idea! So come and listen to us ‘enjoy’ this yuletide spectacle as we discuss: the film’s child logic, 60’s Batman Villains, bondage Santas, how a young Mila Kunis is somehow the best actor of the bunch and how the magic of Christmas is explained away through explosive, electric crystals.
Dir: John Murlowski
Wri: Jonathan Bond, Fred Mata, Dorrie Krum Raymond
Cine: Michael Gfelner
Edi: William Marrinson, Stephen R. Myers
Mus: James Covell
Prod: Legacy Releasing, Hit Entertainment, Cabin Fever Entertainment, Cineplex Odeon Films
Cast: Terry ‘Hulk’ Hogan, Ed Begly Jr, Don Stark, Robin Cross, Garrett Morris, Clint Howard, Steve Valentine, Mila Kunis, Aria Curzon
[Ep. 185, Rec 12/2017]
We hope your minds are like clean, hungry sponges this week listeners because we are tackling 90’s cult ‘classic’ The Lawnmower Man. Was it a movie ahead of it time with it’s cutting edge, 1992 computer graphics and prophetic sci-fi or were it’s lofty ambitions just too far out of reach? Either way, come and join our entertaining discussions of such fodder as: Pierce Brosnan’s topless scientist, taking the term mindf@#k a little too literally, giant golden heads and how it is both the most and least faithful Stephen King adaptation at the same time.
Dir: Brett Leonard
Wri: Brett Leonard, Gimel Everett, Stephen King (Novel, sorta)
Cine: Russell Carpenter
Edi: Alan Baumgarten, Lisa Bromwell
Mus: Dan Wyman
Prod: Allied Vision, Fuji Eight Company Ltd, Lane Pringle Productions, New Line Cinema
Cast: Jeff Fahey, Pierece Brosnan, Jenny Wright, Geoffrey Lewis, Jeremy Slate, Dean Norris
[Ep.184, Rec, 11/2017]
Who knew Michael Crichton had such a…uh…’prolific’ film career. Well, before the Nineties wanted to make big budget movies from any book of his they could get their hands on, he was making his own films. This week at Spoiler Filled, we delve into his 1981 effort Looker, a film about media influences, mind control, 80’s synth, neon lights, overly complicated acronyms, flashy sci-fi concepts and probably the greatest excuse for being constantly surrounded by semi-nude, attractive female models.