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.