Junkfood Cinema

Grab your Wild Cherry Pepsi and your Blackjack Gum and get ready to talk hard! Brian and Cargill turn on the truth and Pump Up the Volume with Happy Harry Hardon.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_118.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

Alamo Drafthouse programmer Greg MacLennan joins Brian and Cargill to discuss the weird, wonderful rock fable that is Walter Hill's Streets of Fire. Why did audiences fail to connect with Streets of Fire, how did it influence Pulp Fiction, and what role was originally offered to...Paul McCartney? It's time for this flick to come out of the blue shadows and be regarded as the classic that it is!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_117.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

Here at Junkfood Cinema, we always try to be nice. However, if you actually believe Roadhouse is a bad movie, Brian, Cargill, and special guest Derek Mahr are here to spin-kick some sense into your face!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_116.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

Brian and Cargill prove they are your Huckleberries as they saddle up with the biggest cast of win that one western, hell one movie has ever assembled! Learn about the behind-the-scenes difficulties, quotable dialogue, and the factual inaccuracies that kept Cargill from loving Tombstone...until now. You called down the thunder and now you got it, it's Junkfood Cinema!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_115.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

Brian and Cargill feast on a forgotten Michael J. Fox treat from the early 90s. You may have not seen Doc Hollywood, but we guarantee you Pixar has...we'll explain. On this Thanksgiving episode, we dine on the main course (of course), but that doesn't stop us from digging into the potatoes a little more than usual. Enjoy!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_114.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

In his 2009 fantastical opus, Terry Gilliam proved the maxim of his titular character, "you can't stop a story being told." Where any other filmmaker would see the tragic death of his star before the end of filming as a sign to close production, Gilliam enlisted some of Heath Ledger's closest friends to complete the movie and give it a bold new identity. Brian and Cargill step through the mirror and delve into the philosophical wizardry contained in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_113.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

It's time to crank your organs with Dr. Phibes, Junkions! Continuing our newly-dubbed Mr. Doctor series, we are getting abominable this truly unique piece of drive-in horror. The Abominable Dr. Phibes is as interesting as it is goofy and may have just inspired the likes of Seven and Saw.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_112.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

In honor of the release of Doctor Strange, co-written by our own co-host Cargilll, the guys, including special guest Jeremy Stomberg, are spellbound by the 1992 unlicensed attempt at bringing this character to the screen. It's Full Moon Features' magically plagiaristic Doctor Mordrid!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_111.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:32am EDT

Brian and Cargill get beautifully haunted by the kids of The Orphanage! One of the most beautiful, eerie, and gloriously heartbreaking horror films ever made and if you weren't afraid of children before...

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_110.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

As our Festival of Fear continues, we slice our way through the fantastically meaty Der Samurai. What happens when people deny their primal urges and try to ignore the wolf at the door? Thank god Germany is here to answer those questions for us! Also, listen to the end for the lengthiest and most absurd food conversation this Junkfood podcast has yet seen! 

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_109.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

Brian and Cargill go kill-crazy with Luke Evans in a WWE-produced horror film that, against all odds, doesn't suck! Listen, but don't bother trying to survive. No One Lives!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_108.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Kicking off the 2016 Festival of Fear, an exploration of festival-discovered horror, Brian and Cargill slap on their anklets and attend a terrifying (and court ordered) homecoming with the New Zealand horror comedy Housebound!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_107.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT

For this last head-kicking One Junky Summer entry, Brian and Cargill head to Okinawa with Daniel-san and Mr. Miyagi to discover why The Karate Kid Part II isn't simply the best film of its franchise, but a movie that fights for the honor of sequels.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_106.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

One shall stand, one shall fall...and then we also have a special guest! Professor Jeff from RageSelect.com joins the leadership matrix of Brian and Cargill to discuss the impossibly dark Transformers: The Movie. With a rocking soundtrack and a staggering amount of brutal deaths to popular characters, this film was going to be made...no matter the cost.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_105.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

As summer fades into fall, and the Halloween season, Brian and Cargill prove their metal by rocking out to the obscure, but fantastic, 1986 horror flick Trick or Treat!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_104.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

Buckle up, because Brian and Cargill are hitting the road with the world's worst passenger: Rutger Hauer. Download and listen to hear how 1986's The Hitcher is a high-speed fusion of Strangers on a Train and Mad Max crammed into the driver's seat of a late-model urban legend.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_103.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Brian and Cargill step into the pod to discuss the gross and the glory of David Cronenberg's 1986 masterpiece The Fly. Be afraid, be moderately afraid.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_102.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

Brian and Cargill bring their summer series full circle by discussing the 1986 beach comedy that is its namesake. It sure has been One Crazy Summer!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_101.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

For Junkfood Cinema's 100th episode (holy cow), Brian and Cargill investigate one of the greatest crime flicks of all time that is sadly overshadowed by the subsequent films and TV shows of the franchise it launched. Manhunter is a masterpiece and a shining example of how the right director at the right time in history can produce pure, dark magic.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_100.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

One of the most important horror films of the 1980s wears the mask of a run-of-the-mill slasher sequels. Download and listen to the episode approved by director Tom McLoughlin!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_99.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Brian and Cargill dig deep to unearth another fantastic gem of the summer of 1986! They were the problem, now they're on our side (and we're super excited they are): it's Band of the Hand!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_98.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

It's the movie Cargill called, "by far the strangest we've ever watched." Donkey sauce, James Bond on Tinder, and Brian's terrible student film are all wrapped up in our discussion of 1986's Never Too Young To Die! Stargrove!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_97.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

Brian and Cargill head to the cinema sewer to unearth a forgotten relic that is also a fang-dang-tastic cult classic: 1986's Vamp!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_96.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

Junkfood Cinema invites you to take a day off. As part of the continuing One Junky Summer series, Brian and Cargill work very hard to dissect a classic movie about a guy who only ever wants to take it easy, connecting Ferris Bueller's Day Off with the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Sam Peckinpah, and...James Dean? Leisure rules, and so does this flick!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_95.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

One Junky Summer blazes on with the oddball bargain-basement Arnie actioner Raw Deal. As entertaining as it is ridiculous, Raw Deal may feature the worst undercover work ever committed to screen, but it is also the movie whose failure gave us...Total Recall?

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_94.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

Cargill & Brian kick off their season-long feature on the films of the summer of 1986! The first entry for One Junky Summer? Why it's the cure for what ails society: Cobra!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_93.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

Get ready for swords, sorcery, and masturbating goat men! It's time for Sorceress!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_92.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

This week, Brian & Cargill bring you the second half of JFC's killer double feature as they return (like Matt Cordell) for Maniac Cop 2

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_91.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

Maniac Cop is true cult gem if ever there were one and we explain how not only is it an oddly prescient slasher flick, but also how when paired with its sequel, it draws interesting comparisons to the first two Godfather films. 

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_90.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

Brian & Cargill are fully prepared to discuss the greatness of the Shane-Black-penned, Tony-Scott-directed sports noir "cruddy cop" opus The Last Boy Scout!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_89.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

Brian & Cargill welcome you to the jam as they discuss possibly the greatest Looney Tunes/NBA mashup movie of all time!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_88.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT

Columnist and America Now host Meghan McCain joins Brian & Cargill as they take turns solving the not-so-mysterious greatness of 1985's Clue.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_87.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

It has begun! Brian and Cargill try to survive their encounter with Paul WS Anderson's film adaptation of that videogame your parents didn't want you to play!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Epsidoe_86.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:43am EDT

It's time to settle an age-old dispute, to put an end to the squabbling and declare a winner in the ultimate clash of geek titans...no, we're not talking about bloated blockbusters pitting dreary cape against dour haircut. This week, Cargill and I are heading back to the 80s and trading blows until we have a victor in the battle between The Goonies and The Monster Squad!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_85.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT

This week, Brian and Cargill give you Nightmares! No, we're not talking about the sleep you'll lose thinking about their terrible diets, we mean the 1983 anthology horror flick Nightmares.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_84.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT

Brian and Cargill flip (and cartwheel and handspring) over the relentless 2004 Thai actioner Born To Fight! The movie Gymkata wants to be when it grows up!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_83.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:37am EDT

After almost exactly two years of broadcasting, Brian and Cargill finally get to slam some evil with The Phantom!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_82.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

Brian "River Rat" Salisbury and C. "Mandroid" Cargill gear up to take on a ninja, a scoundrel, two types of robots, and twelve kinds of crazy. Prepare, as best you can, for Eliminators!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_81.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT

This week, Brian & Cargill seek to thrill you by strolling through the uniquely spectacular genre mashup that is Fred Dekker's Night of the Creeps!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_80.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Brian and Cargill wax poetic (and a little inebriated) about one of their favorite bad movies of all time, the film that may have launched JFC in the first place: the plagiaristic After the Fall of New York!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_79.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT

Brian and Cargill pop the hoods and kick the tires of Death Race 2000 and its remake Death Race (2008).

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_78.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT

From the netherworld, from dimensions and eras untold, Brian & Cargill have returned! Back with a vengeance, the guys sink their claws into the sword-and-sorcery masterpiece that is The Beastmaster!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_77.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT

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