Junkfood Cinema

Hold on to your skulls, Junkions! Brian and Cargill continue through their March Madness series with David Cronenberg's Scanners. It may not be the granddaddy of psychic killer movies, but it's at least the daddy.

And yet for as much as they love it, the guys come to the mind-blowing realization that Scanners is a deeply flawed film remembered more for a meme than for its story. However, the performances (namely Ironside's), effects, and unique signpost along Cronenberg's evolution as a filmmaker safeguard Scanners' reputation as a cult classic.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:51am EDT

It's the third anniversary of Junkfood Cinema and Brian and Cargill are bugging out as they welcome director/previous episode subject Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Everly) to join their discussion of the most Fulci-esque Argento movie of all time: 1985's Phenomena (aka Creepers).

Can't decide if you want a serial killer giallo or a movie about a girl who can communicate with insects or a Donald-Pleasence-wheelchair-detective mystery or a revenge flick? No need! Phenomena hits the crazy button and unleashes all those movies in its third act! It's the film that may very well have coined the term bugnuts.

But wait, this episode has a third act twist! A live tasting of the junk food pairing, and it's...horrifying. Check out Joe's podcast The Movie Crypt and make sure to see his latest film Mayhem when it is released in a theater near you!

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

Welcome to March Madness, our month-long celebration of mental thrillers and physic killers! To kick things off, Brian and Cargill haunt your dreams as they run alongside Dennis Quaid through the Dreamscape.

That's right, 1984's other movie about a killer invading people's dreams that also happens to be 1984's other Kate Capshaw movie involving ripping out a man's heart! As much as the parallel thinking of the era lead to many oddball similarities between Dreamscape and other films of the year, at least one modern sci-fi thriller would not exist without it! Don't sleep on this, download our new episode now!

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

Last week, we lost a titan. An actor/director whose name was heard in countless previous episodes and, were we to have a Mt. Junkfood, his face would be etched in stone. Brian and Cargill run down their lists of favorite Bill Paxton performances. Cargill compares Frailty to Night of the Hunter while Brian has some issues with Twister that won't seem to blow over.

Rest in peace, Bill. The game may be over, but you definitely won it.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:34pm EDT

This week, Brian and Cargill come out of their shells to explain in absurd detail, the full T.U.R.T.L.E power of 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Dark as the comic at points, dopey as the cartoon at others, featuring some of Jim Henson's best work and edited by...Sally Menke(?), TMNT is a criminally underrated superhero film that tastes better on revisit than a slice of Domino's pizza.

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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_126.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

Welcome back to the podcast that is just...so cool. This week, Brian and Cargill take on 60 cops, 40 agents, 30 mobsters, and about 1,000 bullets to find True Romance. They discuss the movie's origins, its dizzying cast list, and how it appeared at the nexus point of independent 90s cinema.

When it comes to Tony Scott films, we cover every conceivable aspect... froma diddled-eyed Joe to damned if I know. 

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT

Your favorite prophets of the cinematic wasteland invite you to join Denzel Washington on a pilgrimage to save what little of humanity remains after the great war tore a hole in the sky. Brian and Cargill discuss the beauty and brilliance of The Book of Eli, a discussion containing more than a few revelations.

Ashes to ashes, Dorito dust to Dorito dust.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

This week, on the podcast with zero cool, Brian and Cargill invite you to hack the planet! Hackers is a time capsule of a movie that, while laughable in its wholly inaccurate depiction of hacker culture, is spectacular and thrilling in its similarly inaccurate depiction of the internet. As The Plague says, "there is no right and wrong, there is only fun and boring." We tend to agree.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

Celebrate Rex Manning Day with Brian and Cargill! They discuss the inescapable 90s charm of Empire Records (from the director of Pump Up the Volume) as well as share their own stories of minimum wage hijinks. Damn the man, save the Empire!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_122.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

Cargill and Brian would like to welcome you to The Rock! We take pleasure in gutting the notion that this 1996 actioner is basic, trashy, and/or brainless. The Rock is a uniquely structured spectacle that houses a wildly subversive political tone and one of cinema's most fascinatingly complex villains. All that, plus Brian can't stop doing a Sean Connery impression. Losers whine about their best, winners download and share this episode.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_121.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT