178: SFFCH – Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil [2010]

179 Tucker and Dale

It’s not very often that a film based around a single joke is very successful, but perhaps Abi has found the exception to the rule in Tucker and Dale vs Evil, a comedy horror from 2010 which asks the question: What if those creepy-looking, horror-movie-redneck-serial-killer types are just really nice, misunderstood guys? We got a lotta love for Alan Tudyk, find Joss Whedon parallels and try not to over-explain too many jokes.

Dir: Eli Craig
Wri: Eli Craig, Morgan Jurgenson
Cine: David Geddes
Edi: Bridget Durnford
Mus: Michael Shields, Andrew Kaiser
Production: Eden Rock Media, Looby Lou, Reliance BIG Pictures, Urban Island, Magnet Releasing
Cast: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss, Chelan Simmons
[Ep. 178, Rec. 09/2017]

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175: SFFCH – Serpico [1973]

175 Serpico

Abi was watching wrestling (of course) and thought of Al Pacino (obviously!), so this week the Spoiler Filled Crew are watching Serpico, a gritty slice of 70’s cinematic americana based on the life of cop, whistleblower and all-round cool dude Frank Serpico. This time around Abi herself is pressured into whistleblowing, Rich dreams of slapstick crossovers, Jamie keeps reminding us that everybody is dead and everyone marvels at the many, many beards of Al Pacino.

Dir: Sidney Lumet
Wri: Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler, Peter Maas (Novel)
Cine: Arthur J. Ornitz
Edi: Dede ASllen
Mus: Mikis Theodorakis
Production: Artists Entertainments Complex Inc, Produzion De Laurentiis International Manufacturing Company S.P.A, Paramount Pictures
Cast: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe
[Ep. 175, Rec, 08/2017]

174: SFFCH – Repo Man [1984]

174 Repo Man

Jamie and Rich get their testosterone on this week talking about cars, punks, aliens, vaporisations, conspiracies and midnight movies as they discuss cult sci-fi comedy film Repo Man. Join them as they wonder what happened to Emilio Estevez, plant love and kisses on Harry Dean Stanton, the punk soundtrack, the ‘wackiness’ of it all and trust them to find the Welsh trash-lady reference.

Dir: Alex Cox
Wri: Alex Cox
Cine: Robby Muller
Edi: Dennis Dolan
Mus: Tito Larriva, Steven Hufsteter
Production: Edge City
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Fox Harris
[Ep. 174, Rec 08/2017]

171: SFFCH – Triangle [2009]

171 Triangle

171 SFFCH Triangle [2009]

Ant plucks out this cheap and standard looking horror film from deep down in the film bin this week called Triangle from 2009. Expectations are low from the poetically three-pointed panel of him, Rich and Jamie, but is there something more mysterious and mind-bending waiting in store for them. Come and join them all try and wrap their brains (and maybe intestines) around this twisty tale which includes such flotsam and jetsam as: slapstick axe-throwing, numerous Shining references, symbolic seagulls, perplexing paradoxes and surprisingly very little mention of the Bermuda Triangle, weirdly.

Dir: Christopher Smith

Wri: Christopher Smith

Cine: Robert Humphreys

Edi: Stuart Gazzard

Mus: Christian Henson

Production: UK Film Council, Dan Films, Icon Film

Cast:: Melissa George, Michael Dorman, Rachael Carpani, Henry Nixon, Emma Lung, Liam Hemsworth

[Ep.171, Rec 07/2017]

170: SFFCH – Dick Tracy [1990]

170 Dick Tracy

“Ooooo, look at all the pretty colours!” This, we highly suspect here at Spoiler Filled HQ, is how most people ended up watching this week’s film, the live-action adaptation of Dick Tracy from 1990. But perhaps we are soon to discover the hideous nature of the beast laying below. In this discussion, we discuss such things as: how there is such a distinguished cast in such a questionable movie, Madonna’s gangster voice, neon noir and all those god-damned melty faces.

Dir: Warren Beatty

Wri: Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr, Chester Gould (Comic)

Edi: Richard Marks

Cine: Vittorio Storaro

Mus: Danny Elfman

Production: Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners, Mulholland Productions

Cast: Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Madonna, Glenne Headley, Charlie Korsmo, Dustin Hoffman, William Forsyth, Paul Sorvino, James Caan, Dick Van Dyke.

[Ep. 170, Rec, 07/2017]

169: SFFCH – The Legend of Bagger Vance [2000]

169 Bagger Vance

The Legend of Bagger Vance [2000]

We don’t know if he’s mentioned it before, but Will Smith isn’t Rich’s favourate actor. So it was a bit of a surprise when he brought the SF Crew The Legend of Bagger Vance to scrutinize. Could this be the film that softens his attitude towards him…? It would be quite the task for a film about golf, but come and see the result as we discuss such fodder as: Hollywood’s Magical Negro, the extremely spiritual world of golf (apparently), the fundamentally horrible romance and many, many rich, white people problems once again! And all this for just 5 dollars, guaranteed!

 

Dir: Robert Redford
Wri: Steven Pressfield (Novel), Jeremy Leven (Screenplay)
Cine: Michael Ballhaus
Edi: Hank Corwin
Mus: Rachel Portman
Production: Allied Filmmakers [USA]
Cast: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Jack Lemmon, Bruce McGill, Joel Gretsch, Lane Smith, J. Michael Moncrief

[Ep. 169, Rec. 07/2017]

152: SFFCH – Big Trouble in Little China

152 Big T in L C

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]

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

150-retrospective-pt2

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

150-retrospective-pt1

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]

147: SFFCH – Phantasm

146-phantasm

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]