257: Singles [1992] Movie Review

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Jamie is truly in his element this week as he brings Singles from 1992 to the table, a film steeped in the music scene of early 90’s Seattle. Abi, too, is in here element as the film features Matt Dillon. Rich should be in his element given his track record with offbeat Rom Coms, but perhaps this one is a little too conventional. So come and listen whether we decide if this film is either a symphony of splendor or some bland background music.

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256: The Omega Man [1971] Movie Review

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The novel I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, written in 1954, has been a major influence on sci-fi and horror media since its inception, from vampire and zombie culture to apocalyptic disaster. The Omega Man [1971] is one of a number of more direct adaptations of the novel over the years, and seeing as we love a ‘Last Man On Earth’ film here at Spoiler Filled we thought we would give it a gander. Come and join our conversation on this movie, but be on the look out for: nocturnal albino Luddite monks, Charlton Heston mostly talking to himself (when not talking to statues), some actually interesting ideas and lots of B-Movie fluff too.

255: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot [2018]

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And the Award for Greatest Film Title goes to…The Man Who Killed Hitler And The The Bigfoot from 2018. Rich loves all things Bigfoot, not so much Hitler, and he certainly loves insanely weird film names with hefty promises. Well, despite the extremely ‘B-Movie’ premise there is a lot of quality to it, but can this movie even possibly live up to all the promise of the title?

254: The Blues Brothers [1980] Movie Review

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We had to purge the memory of Dan Aykroyd’s turn in Nothing But Trouble last time on the podcast, so this time we turn to one of his most loved movie outings, The Blues Brothers. Despite it being one of Aykroyd’s and John Belushi’s famous movies, it still remains firmly a cult classic, even though it gave rise to the simplest Halloween costumes ever. We can see the flaws in the movie, but are they outweighed by the classic music, the ridiculous action and the cool comedy? Tune in to find out. HIT IT!

 

253: Nothing But Trouble [1991] Movie Review

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After watching the trailer for Dan Aykroyd’s only directing credit Nothing But Trouble, the Spoiler Filled Crew figured the film couldn’t possibly be as bad as the trailer made it look. And we were right! It was sooooooo much worse. Some of the crew can kinda see what he was going for, but all of them are still totally flummoxed by this insane miss-fire of a movie, whose “highlights” include; John Candy in drag, inconsistent cartoon logic, impractical booby traps, Chevy Chase on particularly obnoxious form, highly distracting, horrible make up effects and the most unexpected cameo from Digital Underground ever.

252: To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar [1995] Movie Review

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We follow on with the theme of Girl Power from our previous episode in the most subversive way we could think of. That is to say we’re reviewing a film about men dressed as women. And if you think this looks like a cheap rip-off of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, then you’re not wrong, but certainly has a little unique charm of it’s own. Chosen mainly for it’s ridiculous title, Too Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar, features: a very convincing performance by Leguizamo, a very funny bar-room ramble from Chris Penn, an extremely brief cameo from Robin Williams in Birdcage mode and just plenty of faux feminine charm.

 

251: Spice World: The Movie [1997] Movie Review

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We all remember the musical phenomenon that The Spice Girls were back in the 90’s here at the podcast and we all know what eventually comes of a pop culture sensation at the height of it’s power: The Cash-In Movie. This week we dissect Spice World: The Movie here on SFFCH, a terrible film by all accounts, but maybe we can find enough charm in it to get us through…

250: The Philadelphia Experiment [1984] Movie Review

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Time to break out the tin foil hats this week as we take a deep dive into The Philadelphia Experiment, a Sci-Fi movie based on the urban legends surrounding an alleged military incident during World War 2. What sounded like a cheesy B-Movie (seeing as it was directed by the man who brought you Mac & Me and Mannequin On The Move) turns out to be a surprisingly grounded despite its outlandish time travel story.

249: Play Misty For Me Movie Review [1971]

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We have looked at Clint Eastwood as Actor/Director in the past in the hilariously bad The Rookie, but we thought we’d give him another chance by looking at his first work as Director in Play Misty For Me, a tense, psychological, stalker thriller where he plays a poetry reading jazz DJ on the receiving end of a crazed fans obsession. Fake bar games used as seduction, ponds in bedrooms, out of place jazz festivals, punching women out of windows and awkward woodland sex scenes are all up for discussion in this weeks podcast.

248: Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man [1976]

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We are ready for a bit of Mediterranean flavour this week as we tackle another film produced in Italy. Italy is considered as the birthplace of Art cinema, famous for it’s Neo-realism movement, it’s subversive Spaghetti Westerns and, judging by this weeks film, it’s terribly exploitative and misogynistic crime movies. Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man follows the exploits of the inaptly named Fred and Tony, two trigger happy and a-little-bit-too-rapey cops who are apparently trying to take down a local crime boss, but mostly seem to be: slapping clothes off of women, making people bleed acrylic blood, burning various vehicles and going around being a little bit too heterosexual.