This week on our Netflix movie commentary podcast is a personal favorite of mine, Explorers. It is a movie about a few kids, who are evidently super geniuses, who manage to build their own space ship. The movie takes advantage of every kid’s fantasy to just get away from it all and you can’t get much further away than actually leaving the planet earth. The movie loses something at the end when they finally meet the aliens, who happen to be kids themselves (spoiler), but all in all this is a fantastic Sci-Fi fantasy movie from the same people who made Gremlins and one of my favorites, Innerspace, which came out a couple of years later. Explorers was also the the debut film of Ethan Hawke And the late River Phoenix. I should also note that movie came out the same summer as my favorite movie of all time Back To The Future, so it was a great summer for science fiction films. Check out our commentary of this film this weekend on Shut Up And watch The movie!
In the 80’s action shows with pseudo violence were the king of the hill. Shows like A-Team were #1 in their time slot for years. The cartoonish violence was a trademark of 80’s action shows where thousands of bullets and hundreds of explosions accounted for very few serious injuries or deaths.
This week we watch one of the most infamous episodes of the series which featured a cameo by androgynous pop star Boy George. The cameo made little to no sense but the A-team were looking for ratings and Boy George and Culture Club were trying to keep their careers alive as the late 80’s approached. Get your Netflix, Hulu or DVD ready* and enjoy the A-Team Commentary Podcast! Season 4: Episode 16- “Cowboy George”
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This week the guys watch, Zeta One (The love Factor) what could be one of the worst movies in the history of cinema. The movie tells the tale of an international spy, who seemingly never leaves his neighborhood and a colony of aliens who happen to be beautiful woman who may or may not have been abducted from planet earth. The film moves at a painfully slow pace which literally put Mark to sleep as we recorded this episode. We tried our hardest to keep this movie entertaining but it was our biggest challenge to date.
This week the guys watch the 1974 classic, Death Wish staring Charles Bronson. A tail of a crime victim turned reckless vigilante . This movie was the first of five movies in the series with every movies plot more ridiculous as the last.
This week we watch the show Vampire Diaries. A show where Vampires and other assorted models go to school in fictional Mystic Falls, Virginia where ugly people are apparently not allowed. In this world Vampires can go outside when they wear a special magic ring and every murder a vampire commits seems to be explained away as a vicious animal attack. For what the show is it’s not horrible, but that doesn’t mean it’s good.