Dec 3, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 110 - Four Christmases (2008)

Four families, one day, no mercy. 

It's December, and you know what that means: it's Christmas season and we're kicking 25 Days of Christmas into high gear with not one, not two, not three, but Four Christmases

Academy Award Winner Reese Witherspoon collides with professional a**hole Vince Vaughn in a loud, obnoxious comedy that could only come from the mid-to-late 2000s. It was a long forgotten time where you could walk around without masks, no one knew what Twitter was, and you could fat shame to your heart's desire. It also brought us mean-spirited Christmas movies, like this hunk of junk. 

Join us as we wrestle a roided-out Jon Favreau and try to wrap our heads around this clunker. We discuss how much noise is in this movie, whether or not you should disclose your legal name to your significant other, and wonder how much Reese Witherspoon hated the entire ordeal. 

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This week's episode features music from Dave Katusa and you can follow him on Instagram

Nov 26, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 109 - Blood Rage (1987)

That's not cranberry sauce. 

What it is, though, is a special Thanksgiving episode of They Called This a Movie, featuring one of the wildest holiday-themed slasher movies we've ever come across.

Twins, machetes, and a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown; it's all par for the course in Blood Rage, a Thanksgiving horror movie that only the Florida panhandle could produce. Grab your PBR, eat the leftovers right out of the fridge, and join us as we bask in the gloriousness that is this movie. We discuss the powerhouse performance from the lead actress, the constant opening and closing of sliding glass doors, and discuss 80s horror movies' fascination with the game of tennis. 

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This week's episode features music from Dave Katusa and you can follow him on Instagram

Nov 19, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 108 - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

This week, we pay tribute to a legend by watching and reviewing the movie that made him quit acting. It's touching, really. 

On this episode of They Called This a Movie, we gather all your favorite literary characters that have become part of the public domain. That's right: Dorian Gray, Captain Nemo, Tom Sawyer... a vampire lady... that guy that George Lucas ripped off to make Indiana Jones. They're all here! They join forces to create some sort of steampunk Avengers in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the bland adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel. 

Come aboard the Nautilus with us, as we discuss the dorkiest team-up movie ever made. We talk about how ugly this movie makes Venice look, what we'd like to do to Moby Dick stans, and discuss the practicality of pansexuality for an immortal being. 

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Nov 12, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 107 - Outcast (2014)

Well, it's certainly a movie we watched. 

 

Back in the before times, all the way in 2014, some producer decided that he wanted to make a movie that would appeal to the Chinese filmgoing markets. So, he gave Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen an undisclosed amount of money, flew them to the forests of China, and made a dull, joyless sand and sandals movie about white people saving Asian royalty. We'll be honest with you, we didn't enjoy this, but nevertheless, here's Outcast on a brand new episode of They Called This a Movie. 

We're in for a slog this week, so we spend a bunch of time not talking about this movie. Join us as we discuss Nicolas Cage's accent, the Star Wars prequels, and how Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man movies don't need to be re-examined. 

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Nov 5, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 106 - Runaway (1984)

Selleck. Simmons. And a whole lot of spider robots. 

On this week's episode, we head to the distant future of 1991 as told by 1984. It is a future with self-driving cars, cameras on doorbells, televisions in the palm of your hand, and other hilariously impossible pipe dreams that only the 80s could conjure up. 

Tom Selleck brings his mustache with him in this one, as he plays Jack Ramsay, a police officer in the Runaway division, and he's tasked with tracking down runaway robots. It's basically Blade Runner, if Roy Batty was a talking trash can. It's up to Jack to track down Gene Simmons, the man behind sabotaging regular household robots for his own personal gain. It's Runaway, directed by Michael Crichton, on this week's episode of They Called This a Movie. 

Put on your electromagnetic suit and tell LOIS you'll be late for dinner as we dive deep into this one. We discuss the career of Cynthia Rhodes, how Gene Simmons runs, and the many things that Michael Crichton got right. 

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Oct 29, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 105 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Who will survive and what will become of them? 

It's our final 31 Days of Horror episode for 2020, and this year, we let the fans decide on our last movie. It was a close final tally, but in the end, it was Tobe Hooper's classic 70s slasher, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, that won out. 

As we put one final bow on spooky season, we come at this one with a slightly hot take. So grab your finest head cheese, break into your neighbor's house, and scream for 30 minutes straight as we dissect this one with chainsaws. We talk about everything from the likelihood that we'd pick up the hitchhiker, whether or not Leatherface belongs in the pantheon of great horror movie villains, and try to decide what it is that we're missing. 

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This week's episode features music from Dave Katusa and you can follow him on Instagram

Oct 22, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 104 - From Beyond (1986)

Get ready to see more than any man has ever seen!

Or... heard. It's an all new episode of They Called This a Movie. 

The team from Re-Animator teams up with horror legend Ken Foree for an inter-dimensional horror the likes of which only HP Lovecraft could write and only Stuart Gordon could bring to life. 

Put on your best dominatrix outfit and open your third eye as we discuss this cult classic. We discuss the overall horniness of the movie, the wild practical effects, and worship at the altar of Barbara Crampton. 

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Oct 15, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 103 - Pieces (1982)

It's exactly what you think it is. 

And by that, we mean it's an all new episode of They Called This a Movie! 

This week, we're going a bit obscure, as we continue our celebration of all things horror during 31 Days of Horror. A killer is loose on a Boston college campus, and it's up to a tennis pro-turned-undercover cop and the student that lays the most pipe to figure out who's behind all the murders. It's Spanish-produced slasher Pieces

Grab your chainsaw and head to the pool as we fully immerse ourselves into the insanity of this one. We discuss everything from the ridiculous tennis scene, an Oscar-worthy performance from our female lead, and Steve Guttenberg, who isn't in this movie. 

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Oct 8, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 102 - Pumpkinhead (1988)

31 Days of Horror rolls right along and brings us to the backwoods for a southern-fried fairy tale. 

Lance Henriksen plays a grieving father out for revenge, as he summons a demon out of folklore to terrorize a group of teens. It's Pumpkinhead on this episode of They Called This a Movie. 

We get on our dirt bikes and do some sick tricks as we roll over some four-eyed kids in this one. We discuss everything from the awesome monster effects to the fact that everyone seems to be in the Great Depression to a sexy Lance Henriksen. 

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Oct 1, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 101 - Phantasm (1979)

If this one doesn't scare you, you're already dead! 

But if you're not, you may as well listen to our brand new episode of They Called This a Movie, as we kick off this year's 31 Days of Horror festivities with a movie that some would call a cult classic.

Graveyard sex, inter-dimensional portals, gangly alien morticians, ice cream men with ponytails, slave labor, tweens driving muscle cars, this movie has it all.

Let us take you back to 1979, when bell bottoms were all the rage, latchkey kids drank malt liquor and shot guns, and you could just pack up and ditch your old life for the open road with a guy named Reg. This week, we're watching Phantasm

Join us as we head straight into this one, a movie that truly throws everything against the wall to see what sticks. We discuss how every woman in this movie looks exactly the same, Angus Scrimm's walk, and how we feel about the surprise ending. 

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