Sep 17, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 100 - Pootie Tang (2001)

Get ready to sine your pitty on the runny kine, my damies, as we are in celebration movie. It's our 100th episode and we're taking this moment to talk about the movie that inspired the name of our main website: The Main Damie. 

In 2001, a TV writer took a character he created for The Chris Rock Show and tried to make a feature length film out of it. Then, the studio butchered it and we got one of the worst put-together movies that still manages to be consistently funny. We watched Pootie Tang, and all we can say is SAH DAH TAY!

Clap it up, my hammies, for this one as we don't necessarily see eye-to-eye with this one. Some of us love it, while it leaves some of us scratching their heads. Either way, we watched it and we bring this episode to you. 

So head to Biggie Shorty's, as we discuss everything from steel mill gorilla maulings, Bob Costas's excellent comedic performance, and try to figure out how we should feel about David Cross's role in the film. 

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

Sep 10, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 99 - Johnny English (2003)

We go across the pond this week in an all new, listener requested episode of They Called This a Movie. 

When the entirety of Her Majesty's Secret Service gets wiped out, there's only one man that can save England from evil that threatens the crown: Rowan Atkinson. That's right, Mr. Bean himself is here to save the day, as we discuss Johnny English, a film that surprisingly spawned two sequels. 

Join us as we discuss this comedic spy movie, written by the two guys responsible for the last decade of James Bond films. We discuss how bad the comedy works, try to understand what Natalie Imbruglia is doing in this film, and discuss how this is actually a better James Bond movie that some others in recent memory. 

You can find us on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play Podcasts. If you want to see more from us, check out the website and follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.  

We are now part of Geek Vibes Nation, so be sure to check out their website and to look for us on their future podcast shows. 

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

Sep 3, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 98 - Stalked by My Doctor: The Return (2016)

The obsession continues...

On this week's episode of They Called This a Movie, we have a monumental first: we review our very first Lifetime movie. And what better person to help us usher in the realm of killers-next-door than a boozed-up (allegedly) Eric Roberts, as we watch the first sequel in the Stalked by My Doctor series, Stalked by My Doctor: The Return. 

Grab your poisoned iced tea, stay away from ladders, and head to take a listen to this episode on your totally real yacht, as Eric Roberts tries to romance the pants off of his soon-to-be teenage stepdaughter. It's kind of like the first three minutes of all those videos you watch in private mode.

So join us as we fully embrace the cheese, as we discuss everything from the embarrassment of dying from a ladder fall, the commendable effort Eric Roberts will go in order to lie to women, and the single greatest pancake scene in film history. 

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

Aug 27, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 97 - The Dirt Bike Kid (1985)

When the going gets tough... 

The tough get a sentient dirt bike with anarchy coursing through its veins.

This week, we're taking on the man, as Ralphie from A Christmas Story finally gets the gift he always wanted: a dirt bike. It's a classic slobs vs. snobs story that you could only get in the 80s, as Peter Billingsley tries to save his favorite hot dog stand from a greedy banker. It's The Dirt Bike Kid on this week's They Called This a Movie.

Join us as we rev our engine for this straight-to-video kids' movie, as we discuss the pervy motives of the evil banker, the sadsack that is Mike the hot dog stand owner, and discuss the very real scene in which a dirt bike gets aroused by a pre-teen boy. We are not kidding. 

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

 

Aug 20, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 96 - King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

The most colossal conflict the screen has ever known!

This week, we're watching one of the oldest movies we've ever covered. It's all miniature villages, English dubs, and rubber suits. That's right: this week, we're watching the original battle of two behemoths. It's King Kong vs. Godzilla from 1962 on this week's episode of They Called This a Movie. 

Join Dan and Anthony as they watch this kaiju classic, pitting two of the all-time monsters against each other. We talk about the fact that all Kong can do is throw rocks, how it doesn't make sense that Godzilla hates electricity, and discuss how this film would be better if it were 15 minutes shorter. 

You can find us on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play Podcasts. If you want to see more from us, check out the website and follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.  

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

Aug 18, 2020

They Called This a Movie BONUS EPISODE - Joseph Minion Interview

Joseph Minion is the screenwriter behind Martin Scorsese's After Hours, as well as two films that we have previously covered here on They Called This a Movie: Vampire's Kiss and Motorama.

This week, he was nice enough to take time out of his schedule to speak with us for our first ever interview. Listen now as he discusses his influences, what it's like to have your screenplay directed by Martin Scorsese, and the inspiration behind the two films we previously covered. He also gives us a sneak peek into his upcoming project. 

You can keep up with Joseph Minion HERE

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

Aug 13, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 95 - Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

A new breed of enemy has taken over the world... Sam Hell has come to take it back.

Roddy Piper, human-frog mutants, and metal underwear. This week, we're heading to a post-apocalyptic wasteland with the Rowdy One himself, as we watch Hell Comes to Frogtown, the most literal title we'll ever cover. 

Join us as we discuss the lack of exploitation, the frog suits, and Roddy Piper's genitals. 

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

Aug 6, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 94 - Over the Top (1987)

Some fight for money... 

Some fight for glory...

He's fighting for his son's love.

Life doesn't meet you halfway, so go all the way this week, as we watched Sylvester Stallone arm-wrestle for the custody of his child. That's right, we watched Over the Top and we loved it. 

Turn your hat around and join us, as we discuss the kickass 80s soundtrack, the solid father-son relationship, and talk about how this could've just as easily been Rocky V. 

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

Jul 30, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 93 - The Bye Bye Man (2017)

Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. 

 

But you can listen to it all you want. 

 

This week, we're plumbing the depths of the horror genre to bring you an episode on one of the worst films of the past few years. College kids, underdeveloped lore, and evil nightstands. It's all part of The Bye Bye Man, the latest movie we watched for They Called This a Movie. 

 

Join us as we discuss everything from our leading actress's fight with her own accent, the fact that we have no idea what the Bye Bye Man does, and the fact that the movie would have been better if it was about a killer train. 

 

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

Jul 23, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 92 - Gleaming the Cube (1989)

It's time to drop in and bust some gnarly heelflips as we bring you an episode we're really stoked about. 

 

Brian's world was nothing but skateboarding, hassling squares, and having a Gen-X attitude. That is, until they killed his brother. Now, Brian's on a mission to shake up the world of boomers the only way he knows how: by gleaming their cubes. 

 

That's right: this week, we're watching the Gen-Xer cult classic, Gleaming the Cube, so tighten those trucks and work on those frontslide flips as we talk about the lack of skateboarding, Tony Hawk's Pizza Hut truck, and try to figure out what exactly "gleaming the cube" means. 

 

You can find us on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play Podcasts. If you want to see more from us, check out the website and follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.  

 

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

 

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