Thirty years before this podcast begins it was a time of darkness in the Monster Squad clubhouse. Fast forward three decades to a time when John and a small band of freedom fighters (Pat) conspired to rid the world of vampires and monsters... and to save mankind from the forces of eternal evil by producing a podcast so amazing that the entire world would listen to it and marvel....

They blew it.

1. Intro [0:00]

2. "Movies By Minute" podcasts discussion [3:07]

3. New movie news/Big Trouble in Little China comic book sequel [11:45]

4. The Monster Squad movie info/trailer [24:34]

5. The Monster Squad discussion [36:16]

6. Wrap-up/Bye-bye... upcoming schedule too [1:20:47]

The trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeZs0B0mjXY 

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Legend has it, that it was written by the dark ones: NECRONOMICON EX MORTES; Roughly translated...The Book of the Dead. To trace the origin of the Book, we must go back...back...to a day when spirits ruled the earth. When the seas ran red with blood. It was this blood that was used to ink the book. It was also with this blood that we recorded this podcast. Even though that doesn't make any sense at all. But it doesn't have to... it's Evil Dead II.

1. Intro/Evil Dead II movie info/trailer [0:00]

2. Evil Dead II discussion [7:37]

3. Looking ahead to Army of Darkness & "Ash vs Evil Dead" [55:07]

4. Wrap-up/Bye-bye [1:01:03]

The trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6mEiJRiXqc 

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She's come to the world of men and we don't deserve her. Much to the surprise of movie executives — but not movie fans — Wonder Woman has been the biggest success of the DCEU so far. Does it deserve that accolade? What do we want to see from a sequel? Also, we take a moment to say goodbye to another superhero: Adam West.

 

1. Intro [00:00]

2. Black Panther trailer discussion [08:29]

3. RIP Adam West [14:10]

4. Wonder Woman movie info/trailer [25:43]

5. Wonder Woman discussion [38:30]

6. What would we want from a sequel? [1:15:53]

7. What other female-led superhero movies do we want to see? [1:36:14]

8. Wrap-up/Bye-bye [1:43:26]

The trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q8fG0TtVAY 

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The one thing I could never stomach about doing this podcast... all the damn vampires.

1. Intro/Wonder Woman discussion [00:00]

2. Shout out to Brody's Kitchen Podcast for the shout-out on their podcast [06:06]

3. The Lost Boys movie info/trailer [11:39]

4. The Lost Boys discussion [29:52]

5. Top 3 Vampire Movies [1:16:07]

6. Wrap-up/Bye-bye [1:32:40]

The trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WlON7r0m7E 

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Words to live by: You don't tug on superman's cape. You don't spit into the wind. Hermanos Rodriguez do not approve of drugs. Don't f*** with the babysitter.

Jeff and Pat talk about seeing Mel Brooks live at a showing of Young Frankenstein, we rail on the stupidity of the Internet, and we tread lightly into the seedy underbelly of Chicago at night. Because cities are scary.

1. Intro/Mel Brooks Live discussion [00:00]

2. Wonder Woman news [16:35]

3. Star Trek: Discovery "controversy" [18:28]

4. Adventures in Babysitting movie info/trailer [24:03]

5. Adventures in Babysitting discussion [36:20]

6. Wrap-up/Bye-bye [1:35:45]

The trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj_WCLmAx7o 

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David has a bit of a dysfunctional relationship with his father and — by default — the rest of the human race. As a result, some decisions he made 10 years ago, coinciding with a run-in with an alien race that may have been our creators, has lead him to where he is today: alone on a dead planet, tinkering and learning the flute. Oh... and he's got a connection to a certain xenomorph we all know and love.

 

1. Intro [00:00]

2. Alien: Covenant movie info [08:00]

3. Alien: Covenant trailer & review [14:45]

4. Upcoming movies for the podcast &Wrap-up/Bye-bye [39:20]

Alien: Covenant **RED BAND/RESTRICTED** trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0VW6sg50Pk 

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It is the 40th anniversary of the release of STAR WARS and we're looking back on memories of growing up surrounded by the tales of a galaxy far, far away....

1. Intro [00:00]

2. RIP Roger Moore [05:04]

3. Star Wars movie info & original trailer audio (1976) [16:04]

4. Star Wars merchandising [29:32]

5. Recalling our first viewing [35:00]

6. Did Star Wars change movie making forever? [45:52]

7. Theatrical release vs. Special Editions (1997) [53:24]

8. The Dark Side of Star Wars: What do we dislike? [1:20:49]

9. Han shot first [1:25:54]

10. Does Rogue One change Episode IV for you? [1:33:35]

11. Favorite pieces of Star Wars memorabilia/merchandise [1:43:23]

 

The original 1976 trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHk5kCIiGoM 

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1. Intro/Welcome back Jeff! [00:00]

2. Live-action Aladdin casting discussion [06:05]

3. Universal releasing new monster movie box sets ("Dracula" and "The Mummy" related films) [15:08]

4. John finally watched Suicide Squad [16:49]

5. Pirates stole Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [22:03]

6. Powers Boothe passed away last weekend [30:08]

7. Project X discussion [32:00]

8. Does James Horner "copy" himself? [56:10] (A couple of links below cover the same topic.)

9. Wrap-up/Bye-bye [1:35:10]

 
The Ultimate James Horner's "Plagiarism" List:

http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/20214-the-ultimate-james-horners-plagiarism-list/

James Horner's self rip-offs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQd5ueBM5Yk 

Project X trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0de66wOE4Y 

 

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Most of our 80s movies have been the nostalgia-filled romps through the sporting world, fantasy adventures, time traveling teens, or the high school hangups of John Hughes... this episode we take a turn into a dark corner of the 80s with Less Than Zero. Based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis (writer of American Psycho), this film follows three friends during the winter break after their high school graduation. Clay has gone east to attend an Ivy League school, leaving his girlfriend Blair and best friend Julian back in Los Angeles, where Blair is modeling and Julian has failed at being a record producer. To top it all off, Julian and Blair have fallen prey to the LA drug and party scene. When Clay comes back home for Christmas, he realizes that he might be the only one who can pull his friends out of this pit.

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We've got Glass (the sequel to M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable), a little Indy 5, a few other movie news snippets... then Dennis finally gets to gush about his love for Lea Thompson in this movie (or did he really have a crush on Mary Stuart Masterson all along?) It's 1987's under-appreciated John Hughes' film — Some Kind of Wonderful.

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