Jul 2, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 89 - Motorama (1991)

This week, we head out for the ultimate road trip. 

We uncovered a hidden gem this week, as we watched an absurdist trip into the American Southwest. 

A 10-year old steals his dad's Mustang and sets out to collect a $500 million dollar prize, only to run afoul of a bunch of celebrities in cameo roles and God... we think. This week, we're watching Motorama

It's time to put the pedal to the metal, as we go headlong into this wild ride. Join us as we discuss the star-studded cast, the violence that befalls our pre-teen hero, and try to interpret the film's wild ending.

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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. 

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

Jun 25, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 88 - John Carpenter’s Escape From L.A. (1996)

Snake Plissken is back. 

And so are we, as we roll right along with a brand new episode of They Called This a Movie. This week, we go to the distant future and the year 2013, as we travel to a world where the police arrest civilians with impunity, an authoritarian president rules with an iron fist, and Los Angeles is a charmless hellhole. Truly, an alternate universe. 

Kurt Russell and John Carpenter re-team to bring Snake Plissken back from the dead to escape from another one of the United States' major metropolitan areas. This time, he hangs ten out in La La Land in order to rescue the president's daughter and a doomsday device from the clutches of a revolutionary. It's John Carpenter's Escape From L.A., and it's basically just Escape From New York with more surfing and basketball. 

Join us as we discuss the shoddy CGI effects, how this movie should've been made in the 1980s, and Peter Fonda and Kurt Russell surfing tsunami waves. 

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

 

Jun 18, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 87 - Tiptoes (2003)

3 Oscar Winners. One Emmy Winner. And Kate Beckinsale. 

We've got another weird one for you this week, as They Called This a Movie covers one of the most misguided Oscar-baity films we've seen in a long time.

What do you get when you have a script that's way too long, a premise that's straddling the line between woke and offensive, and add Kate Beckinsale's lucky hat? You get Tiptoes, this week's baffling entry in our quest to find the worst and weirdest films of all-time. 

Get comfortable for this one, because this movie is anything but comfortable. We discuss Kate Beckinsale's early 90s wardrobe, Matthew McConaughey's frightening character turn, and question the decision of casting Gary Oldman as a) a little person and b) Matthew McConaughey's twin brother. 

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

 

 

Jun 11, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 86 - Love on a Leash (2011)

The World's Best Trick... 

... is a brand new episode of They Called This a Movie, and boy do we have a doozy for you this week. 

What do you get when you combine a reverse werewolf dog, a chaste woman with a fetish for the color green, sexual predators, suicide attempts, overbearing mothers, and not a single note of music anywhere to be found? Why, you get Love on a Leash, quite possibly the worst film we have ever covered. 

Strap in as we dissect this incompetent mess, as we discuss everything from how much we dislike the dog, how manic the editing is, and one of the most insane endings we've ever encountered. 

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

May 28, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 85 - Justice League (2017)

You can't save the world alone...

But you can listen to this episode alone, as we take on one of the biggest films of the last few years, and the movie that has everyone signing up for yet another streaming service. It's the culmination of the DCEU, 2017's Justice League, for the brand new episode of They Called This a Movie. 

Dan and Mark hold down the fort as Anthony goes the way of Superman for this episode. They discuss everything from watching this movie with commercials, where this went wrong, and speculate on the Snyder Cut. 

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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. 

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

May 21, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 84 - The Toxic Avenger (1984)

He was 98 pounds of solid nerd, until he became... 

THE TOXIC AVENGER. 

That's right. This week, we're headed to Tromaville and we're watching the film that put Lloyd Kaufman on the map, with the 1984 film, The Toxic Avenger

Gruesome deaths, foul mouths, and babes are aplenty in this low-budget cult classic. So grab a mop and watch out for toxic waste as we discuss our feelings on Troma Films, how much we dislike Melvin's face, and marvel at the balls-to-the-wall attitude of the film. 

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

 

May 14, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 83 - Death of a Cheerleader (1994)

She would do anything to be popular... even kill!

It's a brand new episode of They Called This a Movie and this week, we head to the weird, wild world of early 90s network television movies with a who's who of 90s network stars. We fulfill a listener request with Death of a Cheerleader, originally titled A Friend to Die For

Get your cucumbers nice and sliced, as we discuss the most depressing movie we've ever covered. We talk about how long we spent waiting for James Avery to show up, whether or not the principal was up to something nefarious, and discuss one of the oddest snacks to eat in a car. 

 

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

May 7, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 82 - Hologram Man (1995)

A criminal mind in an indestructible body...

This week, we travel to the wacky future promised to us by direct-to-video sci-fi movies. 

The year, we guess, is probably around 2015 and Los Angeles is now under a dome and the control of the evil Cal Corp and there's only one man that can stop them: Slash Gallagher, who is actually the villain in this movie. 

Join us as we discuss Hologram Man, the movie that pulls all the best parts from far-better sci-fi films of the era to give us an undeniably silly, cheesy, but ultimately fun time. So if you like Demolition ManViruosity, The Lawnmower Man, The Net, or any other mid-90s movie about hacking or cyberspace, then maybe you'll like this movie. We discuss everything from our two leads' hair, the wasted performances of John Amos and Tiny Lister, and of course, we discuss what it's like to make love to a hologram. 

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

Apr 30, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 81 - The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

Put on your tight pants for this one and get ready to sell some cars!

This week, it's Dan choice, and he decides to take us back to the bygone era of 2009 when R-rated comedies flourished in theaters. Lost somewhere among the classics like Superbad, Step Brothers, and The Hangover, there's The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, a movie that looks great on paper, but really lands somewhere in the forgettable tier. 

Get ready (Don Ready, that is) as we discuss everything from what we thought worked, what we thought didn't work, actors that we think would have fit in better with the cast than Jeremy Piven, and discuss Clint Howard. He's not in this movie, but we spend a lot of time on him. 

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

Apr 23, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 80 - The Core (2003)

Earth has a deadline. 

On this episode of They Called This a Movie, we trade our real-world hellscape for a barely-researched hellscape, as we reminisce to the early 2000's, when disaster movies were a thing for a solid half decade. 

Imagine Armageddon. Now, imagine if they shot that rocket straight into the ground, and that's what you get with The Core

Join us from a safe distance as we discuss this product-of-its-time film. We touch upon everything from the questionable science to the internet's new favorite daddy, Stanley Tucci, to our thoughts on Hillary Swank. We even pitch crossover films involving AvatarPacific Rim, and Godzilla. 

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. 

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