168: SFFCH – Grabbers [2012]

168 Grabbers

Ant takes us on a wee trip to the Emerald Isle this week, a booze cruise some might say, as the ‘SF’ crew prepare to take on (with rudimentary weaponry) the comedy-horror B-Movie Grabbers. It’s a bit of Edgar Wright-meets-80’s-Spielberg-meets-Father Ted in this slightly obscure film from the recent Renaissance in Irish black comedies which includes some superb drunk-acting, Richard Coyle being all charming, Russel Tovey being posh(?), decapitations a-plenty and alot, ALOT of bad language from the Spoiler Filled Gang.

[Ep.168, Rec 07/2017]

 

164: SFFCH – East is East

164 East is East

Ah the 70’s. A time of spousal abuse, rape-y dogs and subtle paedophile jokes, at least from the portrait painted by this week film East is East, a British-Asian comedy from 1999. Ant brings this one to the table with the question: how come a film about a Muslim family in the 70’s is the most British film he has seen? So come and join the gang this week as they attempt to answer this, fall over themselves trying to remember the huge casts names and get far more mileage out of the word ‘vagina’ than you thought possible.

[Ep.164, Rec. 05/2017]

157: SFFCH – Moomins on the Riviera

157 Moomins on the Riviera

We do like to challenge ourselves with pronouncing difficult foreign names here at Spoiler Filled, so this time we travel to Finland to wrap our vocal chords around some of the people behind Moomins on the Riviera, the latest adaptation from 2014 of the eccentric creations of Tove Jansson. Pirates, Stockholm Syndrome, artistic aristocrats, tangents about aardvarks, shark biting, disguising dogs as cats, living under boats, insulting insect infestation, and so, SO many more insanities abound in our discussion of this quirky and witty societal satire.

[Ep. 157, Rec. 03/2017]

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]

138: SFFCH – Strange Brew

138-strange-brew

This week, Jamie brought us Strange Brew (The Adventures of Bob and Doug McKenzie), a Canadian drunk comedy from 1983 with a plot that defies understanding or even description. (Oh, how we tried.)  After an opening salvo of dodgy Canadian impersonations by the males of SFFCH (Abi, being of Canadian heritage, chose not to participate) everyone concerned gets down to the knotty business of trying to understand comedy that was meant for an audience in a time and a place so very remote from SFFCH HQ with mixed results. But who liked what and why? Listen now to find out.

[Ep. 138, Rec 07/2016]

132: SFFCH – You Don’t Mess with The Zohan

132 You Dont mess with the ZohanAdam Sandler is…an acquired taste. Like liquorice or mouldy cheese. So how will our filmic taste buds react to Abi’s choice of 2009 action comedy You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, where he plays an Israeli counter-terrorist with ambitions of becoming a hairdresser. It is certainly an eyebrow-raising concept with some unexpectedly political comments, but can the more jaded among us still be won over by Sandler’s shtick? So, better make sure you have tons of hummus on hand, crank up your Mariah Carey and come and listen to us discuss unexplained levitating villains, excessive crotch-thrusting, literal fire-fighting and so many stereotypes that we don’t really understand.

{Ep. 132, Rec. 25/05/16]

131: SFFCH – Pack Up Your Troubles

131 Pack Up Your Troubles

We dive into our oldest film review this week with Rich’s choice of ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’ from all the way back in 1932. Now, we are all aware of the very iconic Laurel and Hardy, but how much do we really know about their work? ‘Turns out not very much past their short films. (Did you know they wore blue and yellow jackets?) Will we be able to handle them in a feature length dose where we find them drafted into the army and also bringing up an orphan child? Join Rich Abi and Ant this time as they ponder the out of date comedy references, reminisce about the old Laurel and Hardy cartoon and really learn that comedy and tragedy are intertwined, with such themes up for discussion as domestic abuse, child abduction and good men dying in war.

[Ep. 131, Rec 15/05/16]