This week, Rich flogs a dead horse by bringing Jury Duty to the Spoiler Filled table for Abi and Anthony to ‘enjoy’. Listen in as Rich learns the hard way not to nominate films you haven’t seen, Anthony has an adventure in inverted commas and Abi laments the butchery of a potentially middling screenplay. There’s also a painful look back at 90s gay jokes as well as Pauly Shore’s catch phrases in general. Enjoy!
Director: John Fortenberry.
Writers: Barbara Williams, Samantha Adams, Neil Tolkin.
Starring: Pauly Shore, Tia Carrere, Stanley Tucci.
Ya know, we do seem to blow through a fair few sports films here at Spoiler Filled. And prison based films come to think of it. We may not claim to know much about football (or soccer, for those who like to be wrong), but we do seem to be able to pick a decent football movie. Mean Machine is a fairly formulaic movie, but it seemingly does the impossible and gets a good leading performance out of a ex-sports star! So come and listen to us: express our curious love for Vinnie Jones, need more info about camp bookies, not care too much about all the clichés and get enjoyment out of abusing Danny Dyer (but probably not in the way you’d expect).
Dir: Barry Skolnick
Wri: Tracy Keenan Wynn (Original), Charlie Fletcher, Chris Baker, Andrew Day
Cine: Alex Barber
Edi: Eddie Hamilton, Dayn Williams
Mus: John Murphy
Prod: SKA Films, Paramount Pictures
Cast: Vinnie Jones, David Kelly, David Hemmings, Ralph Brown, Jason Flemyng, Danny Dyer, Jason Statham, Omid Djalili, Sally Phillips, Jeff Bell
[Ep. 213, Rec 07/2018]
Everyone believes it was Pulp Fiction that brought John Travolta’s career back to life, but they are wrong! It was actually a series of films about talking babies that brought him back to commercial success, and today the Spoiler Filled crew are looking at the second in the series Look Who’s Talking Too, a film that Rich dubs ‘Toilet Training: The Movie’. This time we are: all kinda glad we didn’t watch the first film, impressed by the conception effects, terrified of Mel Brooks playing a toilet and marvel at the amount of disturbing imagery in this light-hearted comedy.
Dir: Amy Heckerling
Wri: Amy Heckerling, Neal Israel
Cine: Thomas Del Ruth
Edi: Debra Chiate
Mus: David Kitay
Prod: Big Mouth Production, Tri-Star Pictures
Cast: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Bruce Willis, Roseanna Barr, Olympia Dukakis, Elias Koteas, Damon Wayans, Gilbert Gottfried
[Ep. 209, Rec, 06/18]
John Ford and John Wayne helped to revitalize the Western films in the 1930s and onward with both becoming synonymous with the genre. But macho, action entertainment was not all they were good for it seems as Ant brings to the table The Quiet Man, a sentimental, romantic ‘dram-edy’ set in 1920’s Ireland. Now, despite this being a fairly light-hearted affair, and a very popular award winner when it was released, we bleeding-heart liberals may have a few eyebrows to raise over some of the issues on display in this schmaltzy, cinematic classic.
Dir. John Ford
Wri: Frank S. Nugent, Maurice Walsh (story)
Cine: Winton Hoch
Edi: Jack Murray
Mus: Victor Young
Prod: Argosy Pictures, Republic Pictures
Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen
[Ep. 205, Rec. 05/2018]
Ah, nobody does comedy quite like us Brits, aye? That dry wit, that surrealism, that misogyny… This week we take a look at the uniquely British tradition of making a feature length movie out of a popular sitcom format with On The Buses from 1971. Can the material hold up over 90 minutes? Does it still appeal to a modern audience? How often can Rich say ‘It was a different time’? Tune in and find out!
Dir: Harry Booth
Wri: Ronald Chesney, Ronald Wolfe
Cine: Mark McDonald
Edi: Archie Ludski
Mus: Max Harris
Prod: Hammer Film Productions, EMI Elstree, MGM-EMI
Cast: Reg Varney, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins, Anna Karen
[Ep. 197, Rec 03/2018]
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
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]
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]