195: SFFCH – The Shadow [1994]

195 The Shadow

Imagine a movie that is like Batman meets Dick Tracy meets Big Trouble in Little China. Now imagine that it is (somehow) boring and makes no sense. Well that’s The Shadow from 1994, a movie that seems to epitomize the phrase ‘style over substance’. Not even Ian Mckellen and Tim Curry (Tim Curry, people!) can lend this enough legitimacy. Up for discussion this time: Russell Mulcahy’s glass smashing obsession, that very distracting nose, suspending your bombs in the air needlessly and the unexpectedly sordid past of Max Wright.

Dir: Russell Mulcahy
Wri: David Koepp, Walter B. Gibson [Creator]
Cine: Stephen H. Burum
Edi: Peter Holness, Beth Jochem Besterveld
Mus: Jerry Goldsmith
Prod: Bregman/Baer Productions, Universal Pictures
Cast: Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry
[Ep. 195, Rec, 02/2018]

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194: SFFCH – Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde [1931]

194 Dr J and Mr H

There’s no two ways about it (unfortunately for our world famous puns), all of the Spoiler Filled crew fell a little bit in love this week with with the classic 1930’s movie Doctor Jekyll & Mr Hyde. But how can a somewhat-hokey-to-a-modern-audience film elicit such such joy in the somewhat notoriously cynical gang? Tune in now to find out!

Dir: Rouben Mamoulian

Cine: Karl Struss
Edi: William Shea
Mus: Herman Hand, Johann Sebastian Bach
Prod: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert, Halliwell Hobbes, Edgar Poole, Tempe Pigott

[Ep. 194, Rec 02/2018]

193: SFFCH – Dark Star [1974]

193 Dark Star

This week we set our sights on what is considered one of the best student films ever created….No wait! Come back listeners! This is not your usual student film full of hokey acting, cheap sets and bad special effects….well, not too much of it anyways. Not when the student in question is John Carpenter! Dark Star is the expanded version of Carpenter’s original student film about four men on a deteriorating spaceship in deep space going a bit loopy. Beach-ball aliens, makeshift musical instruments, philosophizing bombs and surfing on space debris are all highlights in this original and off-beat concept.

Dir: John Carpenter
Wri: John Carpenter, Dan O’Bannon
Cine: Douglas Knapp
Edi: Dan O’Bannon
Mus: John Carpenter
Prod: University of Southern California, Jack H. Harries Enterprises, Bryanston Pictures
Cast: Dan O’Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm, Dre Pahich, John Carpenter, Barbara Knapp
[Ep. 193, Rec 02/2018]

192: SFFCH – Shakespeare In Love [1998]

192 Shakespeare in Love

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!)

191: SFFCH – Freaked [1993]

191 Freaked

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

190: SFFCH – A Boy and His Dog [1975]

190 A Boy and his Dog

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]

189: SFFCH – Hellbenders (2012)

189 Hellbenders

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]

188: SFFCH – Just Like Heaven [2005]

188 Just like Heaven

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]

187: SFFCH – Hunt For The Wilderpeople [2016]

184 Hunt for the Wilder
“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]

186: SFFCH – Doctor Who: The Movie [1996]

187 Dr Who the Movie
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

[Ep. 186, Rec 12/2017]