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. 

 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Apr 16, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 79 - Double Impact (1991)

Get ready for double the Van Dammage on this week's episode of They Called This a Movie. 

We were feeling some good old fashion 90s action, so we once again tapped our favorite Belgian action star, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and a film in which he plays twin beefcakes separated at birth. It's Double Impact, and yes, it's exactly like The Parent Trap

We head to Hong Kong as our twin heroes Chad and Alex try to reclaim their birthright, which uncomfortably relies on British Imperialism in a setting that completely dates this film starting at the first frame. But from there, it's all kicks, gun fights, and even more kicks as JCVD does what he does best: kick. 

So kick (get it) back and listen to our brand new episode, as we talk about the wasted opportunities to lean into the whole twin idea, pitch improvements on the one sex scene, and we talk about quads. A lot. 

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Apr 9, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 78 - Vampire’s Kiss (1989)

It's finally happened. 

78 episodes in and we've finally done it. 

We watched a Nicolas Cage movie. 

And not just any Nicolas Cage movie; we watched one of the first times the Oscar-winning actor ever went full Cage. It's a movie about love, trying to manage a good work-life balance, and the importance of adhering to a strict, yet common sense filing system. It's Vampire's Kiss on this week's episode of They Called This a Movie. 

Put on your best fake vampire fangs, practice your Nosferatu walk and get ready, as we happily break down this oddball film that could possibly the most meme-able movie in Cage's long filmography. We discuss everything from Cage's accent, his hair, the striking resemblance to American Psycho, and the alphabet. 

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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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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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