And we’re back! Barely ten months after our last commentary, Jimmy B and I dive right back in with another horror classic. This time, we examine the slasher flick that started it all (by ripping off Halloween). We get to the bottom of my distaste for horror movies (it’s really just a distaste for slasher movies where the kills are the point) and the point of this movie (the kills).
We compare this to all the other films in the series, other slasher films, other horror films, Bugs Bunny cartoons, Meatballs, and Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.
We’re watching the Blu-ray, and we keep in sync. Cue up the first frame of black after the Paramount logo.
Just in time to be a month late for Halloween, Jimmy B joins me to revisit the 1980s John Landis classic. It stars the Rick Baker & His Amazing Physical Effects, the Dr Pepper guy, and That Guy From The Madonna Movie Your Sister liked, plus Jenny Agutter.
We compare this to An American Werewolf in Paris, other werewolf movies, other Rick Baker movies, other Universal horror movies, Warren Zevon, and the Muppets (of course). Jimmy schools me on British bathrooms, kitchens. and TV.
We’re watching the Blu-ray, and we keep in synch. Cue up the first frame of black after the dedication.
Join Jimmy B as he joins me to revisit one of the great family movies of all time.
This has been a long time coming, because my original commentary was a complete mess of nonsense. We unabashedly adore it and praise nearly every aspect. This is one in my pantheon of nearly perfect movies. Continue reading The Princess Bride→
Merry Christmas to all (again)! Happy holidays to those who don’t celebrate Christmas! Jimmy B is back to help me get off my duff and talk about another film. This time, it’s Joe Dante’s tale of Christmas cheer and mayhem (Well, Chris Columbus’s tale, really).
We talk about the effects, the acting, the fake snow, the ridiculous rules, and our deep love for this film. I don’t think it’s quite in the “nearly perfect” realm, but it’s close. Stay tuned for my attempt at a Scottish accent!
We’ve got our Bathroom Buddys and Peltzer Smokeless Ashtrays ready and are both watching on Blu-ray, so we stay in sync. Cue up the first frame of black after the Warner Brothers logo.
Merry Christmas to all! Happy holidays to those who don’t celebrate Christmas! A solemn welcome to those who don’t care for Muppets! Jimmy B is back for a look at one of his–and now my–favorite Muppet films. My-cocaine is Scrooge and Kermit is Bob Cratchit. Statler and Waldorf are ghosts. And the songs are middling but listenable.
We compare this extensively to the original novella by Charles Damn Dickens Himself, as well as to other Muppet movies and probably Shakespeare and Steel Magnolias.
Jimmy is back again to talk about the oldest pilot his podcast has tackled yet. And the first in black and white. It stars Vincent Price as an art gallery owner and Peter Lorre as a forger who work together to… solve crimes? We’re not 100% sure, really.
Jimmy is back for the greatest episode (two, actually) of Drop the Pilot of all*: Baffled!, starring Leonard Nimoy as a racing driver who has visions of murder. (Don’t they all, really? I mean, Jenson Button predicted 9/11.) Jimmy explains what’s happening, because I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT’S GOING ON. Even the things I thought I understood were wrong. I guess you could say I’m truly Confused! and Bewildered!
Jimmy and I did a Drop the Pilot episode for the 2004 run at Lost in Space as a TV show, but I neglected to post it here. We discuss the relationships, the director (John Woo!), the cast (Adrianne Palicki! and some other people), and the aliens.
Drop the Pilot is back again, this time with a good show! Jimmy doesn’t think so, but I think it had a lot of potential even if the episode was terrible. Bunco has Tom Selleck and Robert Urich, but it stars Donna Mills and a cast of amazing character actors from 1977 that will make your head spin.
Jimmy B invites me back on Drop the Podcast to talk about the failed Hart Bochner/Jamie Lee Curtis trifle Callahan. Everything about it is pretty terrible, and Jimmy is in deep denial. Make no mistake tho: our stars are very, very pretty.