154: SFFCH – The ‘Burbs

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What’s this!? Yet another returning director?! Are we getting too nostalgic here at ‘Spoiler Filled’? Of course we bloomin’ are! Have you not listened to us before?! Actually, don’t answer that. Jamie returns our gaze towards Joe Dante with his choice of The ‘Burbs from 1989 where we’re all surprised to remember that we actually really like Tom Hanks. We keep forgetting for some reason. We reflect on why this film isn’t as dark as we expect, deliberate on the many great slapstick moments and wonder why Rick Ducommun wasn’t in more films.
R.I.P Carrie Fisher


[Ep. 154, Rec 02/2017]

153: SFFCH – Zardoz

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It’s the return of another director we’ve touched on in the past and it’s a whole different kind of mental this time as we attempt to comprehend the wondrous insanity that is John Boorman’s Zardoz from 1974. We should have been clued in by our past viewing of Exorcist II as to the quality of Boorman’s work, but how could we turn down such an iconic “bad” movie. Notice the inverted commas there, as perhaps we find this film surprisingly complex. We keep the mentions of Sean Connery’s pants to a minimum somehow, but we do indulge in a couple of impressions. Sho Shorry.


[Ep. 153, Rec. 02/2017]

152: SFFCH – Big Trouble in Little China

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We have had our brushes with ‘obscure’ John Carpenter in the past, but this time we’re going all out with ‘classic’ John Carpenter as we charge on into the weird labyrinth that is Big Trouble in Little China from 1986. It’s a true-to-form midnight movie nostalgia-thon for most of the crew this week, but one of us has some dissenting words. Come and listen to whom bucks the trend in a film about fighting in various rooms, weird classic Hollywood impressions, nightmare fuel monsters that are barely seen and every vaguely Asian-looking actor Hollywood could muster in the 80’s. [ Except Mr Miyagi  😦  ]

[Ep. 152 – Rec 01/2016]

SFFCH 151 – Chocolat

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So, imagine you’re a travelling chocolatier and you’re looking for your next pitch. But wait, it’s lent, oh no! The last thing people will want to do is eat chocolate! No matter, just rock up anyway and wave your chocolate fancies under everyone’s noses, pissing of the local government in the process. Genius. This week, Rich, Anthony, Jamie and Abi are all a bit surprised nobody hated this film and even found stuff to like. They allude to doing unspeakable things with M&S puddings and speculate on the logistics of coitus on a paper boat. For this and more, listen now!

[Ep 151 – Rec 01/2016]

150 Part2: SFFCH – 150th Anniversary Retrospective: Top 5 Favorites and Extras

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One hundred and fifty episodes? ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY EPISODES! That’s right, we just keep on going strong, although Lord knows why. In this special landmark podcast Rich, Abi, Ant and Jamie look back fondly (and somewhat indulgently) on our past efforts, reminisce about the good times and the bad and hopefully give you listeners both a good ol’ conversation (Hooray!) and a guide to some of our past episodes.

In Part 2 of the show we discuss our Top 5 favorite discussions, or at least ones that didn’t quite fit into the other Top lists, some of the more memorable films and most entertaining chats. We also finish up with some stats and facts from our back catalogue.

[Ep. 150.2, Rec 12/2016]

150 Part1: SFFCH – 150th Anniversary Retrospective: Top 5 Best and Worst Movies

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One hundred and fifty episodes? ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY EPISODES! That’s right, we just keep on going strong, although Lord knows why. In this special landmark podcast Rich, Abi, Ant and Jamie look back fondly (and somewhat indulgently) on our past efforts, reminisce about the good times and the bad and hopefully give you listeners both a good ol’ conversation (Hooray!) and a guide to some of our past episodes.

In Part 1 of the show we deal with the Top 5 quality films we have talked about and also the Top 5 anger-inducingly bad films. All of which make for fantastic podcasts.

[Ep.150.1, Rec 12/2016]

149: SFFCH – Colors

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This week the SFFCH gang get all up in the grill of the poorly spelt Colors from 1988. Rich Dogg, J-Bone, OG Ant  and A-Bomb all tool up for a drive by on this gangland classic. Did the film survey unscathed or did we leave it bleeding on the sidewalk?  Turn on  your police scanners for the word on the street (press play on the podcast to listen). Get the full report on Sean Penn’s punch-able face, Robert Duvall’s admirable haircut, Frog’s terrible dancing, why Damon Wayans steals the show and the rest of our lively discussion about all things “Colors”. Brrrraaap! *SFFCH gang sign (it’s very tricky).

[Ep. 149, Rec 12/2016]

148: SFFCH – Electric Dream

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We attempted this one before, but our robot overlords tried to quash our efforts (i.e. our recording broke). However, we’re back and we’re more venomous than ever for 1984’s Electric Dreams, which is essentially an extended music video montage about a douche-bag who accidentally creates A.I. and abuses it into romancing his neighbour for him. Ant originally chose this ‘curiosity’, as he describes it, but perhaps has grown to regret it as he comes to learn to never judge a film by its DVD cover. So join him, Rich, Abi and Jamie talk about the awfulness of our leading man, romantic dates on Alcatraz, cello-playing as a personality trait, whether the computer is the most inanimate character in the film and so, SO much more in this 80’s explosion of insanity.

[Ep. 148, Rec 11/2016]

 

147: SFFCH – Phantasm

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He’s a Phantasm addict! He’s a Phantasm addict! (Like the Buzzcocks song, yeah? Does the reference work? Whatever.) That addict is Jamie and after getting a taste of “Batman – Mask of the Phantasm” he need more Phantasm in his veins (on the podcast). So Jamie sat Rich and Anthony down in bean bag chairs and tried to get us hooked on pure uncut “Phantasm” from 1979, but did the boys like this horrific trip or did they start convulsing on the floor and vow never to Phantasm again? You’ll just have to listen in as SFFCH shares their tale of a shape shifting undertaker with custard blood, aggressive Jawas from another dimension, brave pedophile ice-cream men and much more 70’s weirdness.

[Ep. 147, Rec 30/10/2016]

146: SFFCH – Once Were Warriors

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We journey back to the land of Middle Eart…Ok, we’ve already made that joke. Sorry. Ant continues his obsession with the far off island of New Zealand and this time, to contrast a bleak sci-fi film, he brings us a bleak family drama in the guise of Once Were Warriors. Made in 1994, it is a film about the struggles of an impoverished Maori family as they contend with the violence of the father of the group. Now if you think that sounds a little gloomy listeners you wouldn’t be wrong as Ant, Rich and Abi discover with this challenging film, but with most great challenges comes great rewards. So come and listen about Ant’s weird past with this film, Rich’s struggle over the grammar of the title and Abi’s abhorrence of the effect of the film (in a good way).

[Ep. 146, Rec /2016]