Apr 2, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 77 - Rubber (2010)

Why did we watch this movie? No reason. 

Why are we reviewing this movie? No reason. 

Why is this one of our shortest episodes ever? No reason. 

This week, we actually fulfill one of our longest requested films; a request that actually predates this podcast. And it's one of the weirdest films we've ever covered. 

While the world learns to self isolate, a tire becomes sentient and learns that it can go wherever it wants to. Yes, this week, we're watching Rubber, an 80-minute pile of nonsense that is too clever for its own good. 

Join us as we scratch our head at this film, while we discuss what the point of this movie may be, try to determine how many head explosions is too many, and discuss the problem of wearing jeans in the pool. 

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Mar 26, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 76 - Cats (2019)

It's done. We can move on. 

This is a very jellicle episode. We sat in our jellicle chairs, plugged in our jellicle microphones, and talked about a very jellicle movie. It's been watched and it cannot be unwatched. 

This week on They Called This a Movie, we sat down to discuss what can barely be called a film, let alone a completed work of "art". We watched Cats, a once-in-a-lifetime studio film for all the wrong reasons. 

Get your catnip and your favorite feline and get ready for this one as we discuss everything from the stupid hood names the cats give themselves, what exactly is a jellicle, and just the overall horny attitude of the entire movie.

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Mar 19, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 75 - Mac and Me (1988)

Get your Coca-Cola and your Skittles and get ready for an adventure that's legally unique enough to avoid legislation. 

This week, as new releases are paused indefinitely, we decide to go to the grab bag and we've pulled out a real gem with 1988's Mac and Me. This is a wild one, folks. 

Take a listen and avoid any neighboring cliffs as we discuss everything from Paul Rudd's favorite scene, the version of this film that made it to Japan, and the existence of clown fetishists. 

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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. 

Mar 12, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 74 - Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996)

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Erin go Bragh and all that crap! 

We're a few days early this week, as we celebrate the feast of Saint Patrick, so while you may be waiting to pour the Guinness and eat some cabbage, we're getting our St. Patrick's tradition out of the way on this brand new episode of They Called This a Movie. 

Last year, we tackled Leprechaun 3, so this year, it made sense to continue on with the next installment, 1996's Leprechaun 4: In Space. Upon further review, this tradition is for the birds. 

Gather 'round with your best lads and lasses as we discuss the time the Leprechaun went in to space for some reason. We talk about whether or not a fourth installment is the right time to go to space, where this film fails an already dying franchise, and discuss the flimsiest excuse for nudity in a film we've seen in quite a while. 

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Mar 5, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 73 - Fritz the Cat (1972)

Oh boy. Get ready hep cats. This episode is going to be a trip. 

Let's go back to 1972, as the death rattle of the 1960s made way to a more cynical time full of cocaine, disco, and lots of hair. It was also the time for pushing the envelope for animation, and no other film personifies this more than the movie we're covering this week: Ralph Bakshi's Fritz the Cat

We take our time on this one to make sure that we cover the heavier themes of this film respectfully. Listen to us explain the more problematic aspects of the film, try to nail down what the point of the movie is, and take Fritz to task for being one of the most unlikeable protagonists in film history. 

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Feb 27, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 72 - Invisible Dad (1998)

Now you see him... 

Now you don't! 

But you can hear us this week on a brand new episode of They Called This a Movie. While Elisabeth Moss battles an unseen threat in The Invisible Man, we take a more kid-friendly route as we discuss another movie with a transparent protagonist. This week, we're watching the direct-to-video movie, Invisible Dad. And we wish we can unsee it. 

Hunker down as we try to talk about anything else but this movie. We discuss the filmography of the director, Fred Olen Ray, including his iconic Skinemax run of films. We also discuss the insane evil plot by a junior architect and a contractor, the sequel involving a dead mom maybe actually being held captive in Iraq, and the weirdness of having to be fully invisible in front of your own son. 

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. 

Feb 20, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 71 - Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

This week, we're going fast on this very special episode of They Called This a Movie, as we welcome our friends from The Game Vault Podcast to discuss the brand new release, Sonic the Hedgehog

Grab your running shoes and eat some chili dogs, as we discuss our feelings towards the movie that's been discussed for the better part of the last year. We talk about our history with the video game franchise, how we'd like to hang out with James Marsden, and pitch an alternate version which acts like an origin story for Dr. Robotnik. 

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. 

Feb 13, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 70 - Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! 

For our very special romantic episode, we once again attempt to tackle a phenomenon that took the world by stop in the last ten or so years. Last year, we covered the first installment of Twilight. This year, we're covering Twilight fan fiction. That's right: we're talking about Fifty Shades of Grey

Tie your sub down to something sturdy and get your butt plugs ready, because we head straight into this movie that was so chock full of sex and nudity, but barely kept our attention. How is that possible? That's the magic of Fifty Shades of Grey: a movie so dull, you eventually stop caring about all the sex. 

So get ready as we discuss the origins of fan fiction message boards, the constant conversations about contracts, and whether or not Christian Grey is implementing the D.E.N.N.I.S. System. 

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. 

Feb 6, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 69 - So Undercover (2012)

We are totes excited for this episode. It can only be described as "nice". 

This week, we cover the second movie that tied in our last Twitter poll for the month of January. It's a pre-Bangerz Miley Cyrus as a private investigator masquerading as a sorority girl. If it sounds similar to Miss Congeniality, it's because that's the basic premise for this movie. While we don't particularly dislike it, it also doesn't leave much of an impression on us. 

Get comfortable for this one, as we discuss the surprising amount of swearing in this movie, remind everyone that Mike O'Malley hosted Guts, and get into a long discussion about Leonardo DiCaprio's mutant powers. 

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Jan 30, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 68 — Killers (2010)

You know that old story: Woman breaks up with a guy, woman goes to Nice with her parents, woman falls in love with a contract killer; It's a tale as old as time.

This week's episode of They Call This a Movie is the first of two movies that tied on the most recent Twitter poll, this time we dive into that special time in America when we still believed in hope and change, and Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher were in everything: it's Killers from 2010. 

In this episode, we discuss Tom Selleck's mustache (again), the bonkers tone shift that takes place halfway through the movie, and how Catherine O'Hara was the most underrated part of the film. Then, listen as Mark essentially improves Killers by turning it into a better film that was already released. 

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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