242: The Nutty Professor [1963] Movie Review

242 The Nutty Professor

No, not Eddie Murphy in a fat suit. It’s the original version from the Sixties, and the film that launched a million impressions.

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241: Lucky [2017] Movie Review

241 Lucky

We’ve watched a few films staring Harry Dean Stanton on the podcast before, but never with him in the lead role. They are few and far between sadly, but i guess we got ‘lucky’ with Jamie’s choice this week. It is the directional debut of prolific ‘that-guy’ actor John Carroll Lynch (look him up, you’ll know him), stars the prolific ‘weird-movie’ director David Lynch (no relation) and even though it has a very simple plot, we still have some difficulty summing it up. Be prepared for unexpected Mariachi singing, runaway tortoises, chain smoking, stoned Liberace and shouting profanities at gardens.

240: Logan’s Run [1976] Movie Review

240 Logans Run

“Oh Mr Sandman, bring me a movie. Make it a Sci-Fi where you die when thirty.
Give it some sex, some cats and an old Mall, and weird things through which we all must trawl”

Why did Abi want to watch 1976’s Logan’s Run? Was it for the dystopian view of a future filled with promiscuous sex, cosmetic surgery and a society run by computers? Was it for the 70’s Sci-Fi aesthetic? Was it for the performance of the ever wonderful Peter Ustinov? Or was it because of Michael York’s fabulous hair? Either way, we all found something of our own to enjoy this week, in a discussion about: slow-motion sex clubs, floating death Segways, cat poetry and going for a ride on the Carousel of Death!

239 – Weekend at Bernie’s [1989] Movie Review

239 Weekend at Bernies

Ah, Weekend at Bernie’s! What were those 80’s executives snorting when they came up with this one!? Well, the Spoiler Filled Crew are somewhat thankful they did as some have fond memories of this ridiculous oddity. However, someone may have a slightly less nostalgia-tinged opinion of this dumb farce. Yes, it is centered on the one joke of pretending a dead guy is alive. Yes, the main protagonists are insane arseholes and yes, the best performance is from the man pretending to be a corpse, but come on! It’s Weekend at Bernie’s! Right? Right?!

235: SFFCH – A Dangerous Method [2011]

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Remember David Cronenberg? The guy who made all those creepy-ass, surreal, body horror films? Well, turns out his tastes have taken a turn for the…normal. Sort of. Maybe. He has also seemingly taken a liking to actor Viggo Mortensen too, this being his third film in a row staring him. He still likes making you uncomfortable though, which is still evident in some scenes in this weeks choice A Dangerous Method, a film about the relationship between famous psychologist Carl Jung, his patient Sabrina and founder of psychoanalysis himself Sigmund Freud.


[Ep.235, Rec. 02/2019]

234: SFFCH – Magic [1978]

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A filmed called Magic, that’s actually about murderous ventriloquism, starring Welsh acting God Anthony Hopkins and directed by Santa himself Richard Attenborough certainly appealed to the Spoiler Filled Crew this week, and from very different angles for everyone. Did we manage to find the least schlock-iest film based around killer dummies or does it all become a little bit ‘Goosebumps’ despite the talent behind it? Tune in to find out!


[Ep. 234, Rec 02/19]

232: SFFCH – Gypsy [1962]

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It’s musical time again! Break out your swirly skirts, your false sense of spirituality and your inability to settle down and come and experience Gypsy with the Spoiler Filled crew. It’s a film about the life of Gypsy Rose Lee (sort of), burlesque (sort of) and difficult relationships with parents (it’s mainly this). Prepare yourself for some forgettable songs, hoarse singing voices, constant screwball comedy, strange vaudeville acts, child labour, very tame striptease and a tour-de-force performance by Rosalind Russell who very thematically steals the show.

[Ep. 232, Rec. 01/2019]

 

231: SFFCH – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [1990]

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*Obligatory 80’s-Surfer-Dude-Exclamation!*

Now that’s out of the way, we can chat about the first live-action adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 1990 with a little decorum. Ah, who are we kidding?! Come and listen to us all return to little children as our fond memories of the cartoon show perhaps give this movie a little more of a pass than it deserves, despite how dated we have to admit it has become.

[Ep. 231, Rec 01/19]

 

230: SFFCH – The Great Silence [1968]

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What’s this!? Snow in my Western instead of sand and dirt?! Ok, Ok, we figure you’ve probably seen The H8teful Eight but this one came first! And if you think that film was grim and violent, just wait ’til you see where it got it’s inspiration from! The Great Silence is this week’s film, a somewhat subversive look at the classic trope of the American Western told by Italians, with a crazy German too. So come and join our discussion on: lots of men in coats shooting guns (and appendages), too much talk of chicken eating, getting ‘loco’ for Loco and whether the producers were right to demand a different ending.

[Ep. 230, Rec 01/2019]

229: SFFCH – Slumdog Millionaire [2008]

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Aaaaaand we’re back. It’s the first podcast of 2019 and we’re tackling another big, Oscar-winning, mainstream movie (don’t worry, we wont make a habit of it) but only because no-one seems to talk about it anymore. Slumdog Millionaire made a huge impact when it was first released, but does this Dickensian-drama-meets-Bollywood-movie still offer so much 10 years later? Some of the crew think so, some don’t. Come and find out who in our discussion involving: cesspit diving, being surprised by the lack of whimsy, differing sympathy levels for orphaned, homeless children and whether that was really a Million Dollar Question! [Apologies for some sound-level issues in this one, sorry]

[Ep. 229, Rec. 01/2019]