Check out this episode of So, What’s the Problem? in which I join Jimmy Brown to discuss the problems in Flash Gordon.
So, What’s the Problem? podcast
I can hear you now: “Are there any problems in Flash Gordon?” The answer may surprise you! (No.)
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.
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.
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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.
Bonus: Year ago, I wrote this chilling mashup of A Christmas Carol and Jack the Ripper! Enjoy!
I’m watching it on streaming; he’s got the Blu-ray, and we keep in synch. Cue up the first frame of black after the Henson logo. RIP Jim Henson forever.
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.
The pilot can be found on Youtube in three installments (links below).