Here it comes, here comes TV Good Sleep Bad! It’s a demon on wheels!
Who has framed the captain of the football team? Who has been hired to steal the plans of the Mach 5? How can we be expected to take a man named Skull Duggery seriously?
In this episode, Elwood and Lackey discuss:
Jess Archer vs. the Ex (2011) and Jess Archer Versus. 1.01-1.04 (2016): Sardonic high school Jess Archer may fantasize about kicking zombie ass, but her real life features adventure aplenty as she investigates a stolen comic book and a football team frame-up, all the while trying to convince her BFF Chase that it’s a bad idea for him to just come storming into the ladies’ room whenever he feels like it.
Speed Racer 1.01 & 1.02, “The Great Plan (parts 1 & 2)”: Speed enters his first real race, hoping to win the money Pops needs to upgrade the Mach 5 into the most advanced racing car yet. But who has hired the dastardly Ace Deucey to steal the secret plans for the new Mach 5…?
After Jordan Peele won big for Get Out last year, we have another television comic in the director's chair in this latest horror feature. That man is John Krasinski, who is best known for playing Jim in the U.S. series The Office. Teaming up with co writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, Krasinski helms a movie with a great premise, but ultimately comes up short on its promise.
On this episode, The Vern brings on two great guests to talk about why certain sci-fi movies get great critical praise, but do bad at the box office. Heather Baxendale of the MILFcast and Matthew Stewart of Simplistic Reviews join our host to talk about why movies like Blade Runner 2049 or Annihilation didn't make back their budget despite being both acclaimed movies from critics.
Elwood and Lackey team up with Jay Cluitt of the LAMB and Life vs. Film and review episodes of Sapphire and Steel and Dark Season. In this episode, we discuss:
Sapphire and Steel 2.07-2.10, “Assignment IV” aka “The Man Without a Face” (1981): Joanna Lumley and David McCallum are troubleshooters from beyond time who find themselves pulled into strange occurrences at an abandoned junk shop, including a mysterious man with no face, the sudden appearance of Victorian-era children, and a young woman who spends three straight episodes “getting ready for work.”
Dark Season (1991): A trio of precocious students face off against the villainous Mr. Eldritch, a man with a number of sinister technological toys and a deep, abiding loathing of human life. Best known for launching the careers of Russell T. Davies (creator of Queer as Folk and inaugural showrunner of the Doctor Who revival) and Kate Winslet (expect you’ve heard of her).
Next Episode: Jess Archer Vs. and Speed Racer (’68).
Elwood and Stephen look at the influencial Shaw Brothers favourite "Come Drink With Me" and the influence it would have on martial arts cinema as Pei-pei Cheng stars as the Golden Swallow.
We also look at the "My Wife Is A Gangster" trilogy, Elwood reveals why Game of Thrones fans should watch "Attack on Titan and Stephen discusses the career of Brigitte Lin plus much more!!
A while back we posted a poll of movies from director Paul Thomas Anderson. Of the five options, the one that got the most votes was the 2002 romantic comedy Punch Drunk Love, starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson and the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman.
For this episode, The Vern is joined by guest Rico Lowson of Into Film, great site that introduces many to the world of filmmaking. They each discuss their favorite moments from this movie and ask why Adam Sandler rarely makes any good dramas any more. What was your favorite moments? Let us know by leaving a comment.