Podcast Rob and Hatton love a bad movie.. maybe Hatton a little more than PCR. Specifically, the kinds of movies where there is so much fun being had by the people that made it or the premise is so knowingly dumb that it is hard to not enjoy yourself.
These are not those movies.
You see, we have talked about bad movies before, but not bad movies before… you follow? The sort of movies that you get up and almost leave the theater and ask for your money back bad. The type of movie you stop in the middle to go get yourself some Tums bad. Movies that derail careers.
These flicks aren’t the sorts of things that came out of the other side of bad and found love… they just got lost in bad and haven’t thought to ask for directions.
Episode 135: Actually Bad Movies
You can’t have a summer blockbuster without your bae… am I right?
I, obviously am talking about the Master of all things Kaboom – Michael Bay.
We can joke, but he’s had his share of fun flicks – and its time for the boys to break them down and find out which ones set them on fire and which ones fizzled out before they ever got ignited.
Also – before we get to the episode – we would like to say a thank you to the amazing legacy that Wild Pig Comics is leaving in the New Jersey comic and hobby scene. Chris and Bill have been long-time friends of the show, and we’re sorry to see them go. If you happen to be in NJ before the end of the month, be sure to stop by and wish Chris luck on his next adventure.
Ready for some funsplosions?
Ok, here we go!
Look, we all have blindspots. Maybe it’s that you really weren’t a fan of Star Wars. Maybe it’s that you think the ending of Lost is really good. These are things that sometimes you hold as a badge that you have not done something the rest of the world has.. but other times, you are aware it is a blip that you missed and you just avoid conversations around it.
So Rob & Hatton are admitting some of the big nerd movies that they’ve missed – and they ask for forgiveness.
They would forgive you ….
…unless it was about that Lost thing.
Ok, here we go!
Sometimes someone leaves this world with a mission still in their heart. Whether they were murdered or someone they loved needs vengeance – sometimes… just sometimes.. the spirit of the Crow summons them back to this world and acts as their totem to invincible power. Unless you know magic. Or hurt the crow. Or are satan. Or.. invent another rule.
That’s right – the boys are heading into the dark streets of the world of the gothy macabre and looking at the world of the Crow. We’ve watched all 4 movies (yes.. there are 4 of them) and ranked them from best to worst so that you didn’t have to even consider watching them.
It can’t rain all the time… I mean, it could, but then we would be watching Waterworld.
(And in a rare instance – both of us did an opening graphic! Collect the whole set)
Not all movies are created equal. Some movies, from the get go, you watch them with full intent to laugh at the badness. Other movies you have high expectations for and they are everything you have ever wanted. They surpass your wildest dreams.
Then there those movies that, whether or not you expected it or not, the ending screws the pooch. Maybe it would have been a better movie with a different ending, or maybe the ending just tears down the journey. Whatever the case is… bad endings are very different than bad movies, although they do love to walk hand in hand.
To attack this topic, we have brought in fellow podcasters, Octopus Caveman from Getting F*d Up With Octopus Caveman (amongst others) and the Green Korean from Faces & Aces, Las Vegas!
Get ready – here
The earth shakes.
The ground trembles.
Lava flows from the snow.
The world gets super super cold.
Then… … … the aliens come.
That’s right, when it comes to movies, every horrible thing has befallen man – and recorded in the archives, the boys are here talking about the greatest problems that movie earth has been faced with. From the sky. From the ground. From nature itself. We are talking about Disaster Movies.
Also, right from the beginning of the episode – we are giving you a sneak peek of the new SOMETHING PATREON!
There is no where to run – no where to hide. Ok, here we go!
Step one – take a camera
Step two – strange and horrible things happen to you
Step three – PROFIT!
The Something’s heading off with nothing but their wits and a camera, with an episode all about Found Footage/Shaky Cam movies. Whether it is a horrible creature tromping through the woods, or an urban legend coming to life in the woods, or a … why are all of these things in the woods?
Anyway – monsters, powers, mayhem galore on the just after Thanksgiving edition of the SomethingSomethingCast.
Note – We would like to thank Olivia Hennis of The Papercuts Podcast for her help with this episode. (And her show’s pretty rockin if you love young adult novels & films)
During our anniversary episode we started talking about good sequels to movies, and what movies have had good #2’s and even #3’s.
Well, not only did the Somethings want to get back in on that action, we invited some other folks along to join in the fun. So we can call this the first ever IJOV Roundtable, featuring some guests from around the pod’verse.
We have Marcus from Deadpan Fury – and Toners from Nyrdcast!
So, sit back, enjoy a rambling, unending, roundtable talk that circles around the topic a few times and occasionally ACTUALLY touches on it.
Ok, here we go!
There is a little bit of movies that we sometimes overlook. No, it isn’t that your date keeps trying the hole in the popcorn trick and that you are starting to get worried about her. It’s the poster. The first thing you sometimes see about a movie. The thing that is supposed to emblazen upon your mind that this movie will be here eventually.
Some are amazing. Some are horrible. Some things are repeated ovvver and ovvver… so join in with the Somethings as we talk about movie poster tropes and themes that we have just seen too much.
Ok, here we go.
Somethings like some bad cinema. We’ve made it known and we don’t apologize for it. We like enjoying some of the bad things that movies have done. There are a few actors out there though that did a movie, or are in a movie, or there are cutscenes spliced in of them from other movies.. and it is their final bow. Never to grace the screen again, they are left with a final acting legacy that is questionable at best and down right laughably embarrassing at worst.
This week – the Somethings take a look at Unfortunate Final Movies.
OK, here we go!
(Thanks to contest winner Josh for this week’s titlecard!)