Tag Archives: Review

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The Thing 1982

It’s the first in our alien double feature that totally omits that iconic 1979 Ridley Scott film! Today we instead review the equally iconic 1982 John Carpenter film The Thing. We get to the bottom of Kurt Russell’s beard, Wilford Brimley’s diabetes, and Donald Moffat’s eyebrows, with some mention about plot, cinematography, and all that other stuff. But those eyebrows are seriously distracting, you know. 

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Total Recall 1990

Covid-19 lockdown continues as we travel to the stars for the first in our Space Jam double feature having nothing to do with either Michael Jordan or Looney Tunes. Whatever, you probably don’t know what the name Space Jam has to do with cartoon basketball anyway so just calm the fuck down already—this is our Space Jam double feature, beginning with our review of Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi classic Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as just an ordinary construction worker married to Sharon Stone and who may or may not also be an undercover spy. 

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Contagion 2011

Time for the second in our pandemic double feature, it’s Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a movie featuring just the right amount of Gwyneth Paltrow and perhaps not enough Kate Winslet. Is this pandemic movie better than Outbreak? Listen to find out because the answer is most definitely ‘yes’—Outbreak sucked apart from a few rednecks getting lit up by an army helicopter. 

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BONUS Tiger King Reunion

The cast of Tiger King reunited and it feels so damn good that we had to discuss it on a BannedCast bonus episode. Join us as we take one (hopefully) last look at the Netflix Tiger King phenomenon because it feels like Joe Exotic’s fifteen minutes of fame has already long outstayed its welcome. 

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Tiger King 2020

More contentious than pro choice versus pro life, Republican versus Democrat, and Billie Eilish versus musical talent is Joe Exotic versus Carol Baskin, and at least one of us is on team Baskin. That’s right, we’re interrupting our pandemic double feature to talk Rebecca Chaiklin and Eric Goode’s docuseries Tiger King in a podcast that’s probably two weeks too late but whatever—you’re in Coronavirus lockdown and have an insatiable Joe Exotic appetite that might as well be further satiated with our insightful take on this latest Netflix cultural phenomenon. And by “insightful” we do mean prosaic and uninspired. 

NOTE: DB erroneously attributes the San Diego zoo and San Diego Safari Park to San Francisco, a mistake that can only be the result of his increased intake of Tito’s vodka and marijuana edibles during this current coronavirus lockdown. This is a podcast, after all, so mistakes are part of the landscape. 

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Thrashin’ 1986

Thrashin’ , the first in our skateboarding double feature, stars Josh Brolin as an unlikeable kid from the San Fernando valley who spends his summer in LA facing off against Tommy Hook and his “gang” the Daggers. Directed by David Winters, this movie also features pre-Twin Peaks Sherilyn Fenn as well as one other pre-Twin Peaks character! There’s also a live performance by a young Red Hot Chili Peppers, skateboard stunts by the likes of Tony Alva and Tony Hawk, and one great chase scene set to the music of the Circle Jerks. Unfortunately, all of these cool elements are offset by that painfully stupid skateboard jousting fight. Whatever, it’s free to watch on YouTube. 

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Friday the 13th 1980

Today we discuss Mrs. Voorhees’s parenting, Kevin Bacon’s shorts, and Ned’s disrespectful characterization of Native American traditions. It’s all part of our review of Sean Cunningham’s original Friday the 13th, the first in our sleepaway camp slasher double feature. Also: Who is the better parent? Mrs. Voorhees or Casey Anthony?

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Season 3 Ep 1 –
Suzie, Do You Copy?

On today’s show we discuss Hopper’s bathing habits, Billy’s versus Steve’s hair, and Eleven’s fashion choices. Also: We record through an earthquake, Jared shares some Hollywood family history, and Erin ranks her Stranger Things suitors.

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