Junkfood Cinema (cult movies)

JFC may be based in Austin, Texas, but that doesn't mean we don't love doing things the Chicago way! One of the best movies of 1987, period, Brian De Palma's The Untouchables is a master class in crafting legend out of fact. Apparently De Palma's man crush on Alfred Hitchcock was matched only by his infatuation with Al Capone.

The guys talk cast, crew, and the many possible casting multiverses while Brian just cannot stop doing his Sean Connery impression. Sorry about that.

Don't keep this episode a secret, tell everyone (including the boss)! Download, listen, and share!

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

Suit up, masters of the mystic arts! This week, One Junky Summer hits some familiar targets. Another sequel, and another Cannon Film? Hell yes! Brian and Cargill fight their way out of paradise in American Ninja 2: The Confrontation!

(a.k.a American Ninja 2: Super Ninjas, a.k.a American Ninja 2: F### It!)

Full disclosure, American Ninja 2 is not the best film JFC has ever covered, but it is among the most hilariously misguided and irresistibly entertaining. The guys discuss the weird ninja movie phenomenon, what signature JCVD role should have gone to Michael Dudikoff, and they also discuss that time Buck Rodgers tried to pick up Cargill's mom?!

Confront your reservations and download one of our most fun shows to date!

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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_138.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

The heat is back on...so make sure to store your cupcakes in the fridge.

This week Brian and Cargill head back to L.A. with Axel Foley as One Junky Summer heads into sequel territory once again. On paper, Beverly Hills Cop 2 shouldn't work. Despite Tony Scott at the helm, it cuts back on the action, is edited with a chainsaw, and strips the slobs vs. snobs appeal of the first.

However, the comedy is strong, the music is fantastic, and the freaking Spurs don't have a bench as deep as the villain pool here. Download and listen as they guys explain just how the Axel F this flick manages to succeed.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

Cargill expected Project X to fit in perfectly with JFC's Summer of 87 retrospective, Brian however did not expect to be so emotionally affected by the story of Matthew Broderick and a chimp named Virgil.

Turns out, Project X is one of the most perfect Junkfood movies of all time! Not simply because it is beautifully shot, powerfully moving, and expertly written, but also because it features a gathering of stellar performers and creators that could only aptly be described as a Junkfood Cinema reunion.

Join the guys as they go positively ape shit over Project X!

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

Welcome to prime time, Junkions! Junkfood Cinema slashes its way through The Summer of 87 as Brian and Cargill battle it out with The Dream Warriors! Is it safe to call A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 the best horror sequel of the 80s? What makes it hold up so well? How badass is John Saxon? Oh, we can answer that last one right now: all of it. All of the badass.

Download, listen, share, and get ready to Dokken out all over the place!

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

One Junky Summer trucks on, and this week we wrestle with a longstanding challenge. For years, Brian has wanted to cover Sylvester Stallone's macho-piece Over the Top, but Cargill couldn't get over his distaste for it. There was however no avoiding Over the Top when discussing the junkiest flicks of 1987. Plus, returning guest (and Alamo Drafthouse programmer) Greg MacLennan threatened to fight the hosts if they didn't bring him on to cover it.

Will Cargill fail to meet Brian and Greg halfway? Or, like Lincoln Hawk's trucker hat, can this episode finally turn Cargill around? Listen to find out!

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

One Junky Summer returns as we kick off our season-long retrospective of the best genre films of 1987! First up, the flick that redefined buddy cop cinema: Lethal Weapon. Sure, it's a spectacular, hilarious, and quotable action comedy...but it's also an intensely dark foray into the scarred psyche of Vietnam vets?!

Brian and Cargill delve into the darkness, the extended director's cut of the movie, and the cavalcade of actors who were offered the role of Riggs before Mel. Download, listen, and share before we all become too old for this s#%*!

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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_133.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

Writer/TV personality Jason Murphy joins us again for this very special bonus installment of Junkfood Cinema. We dug deep and uncovered a true gem. You've seen it, you love it, but you somehow forgot about it immediately after its 1994 release. 

You wanted someone to jog your memory of this lost classic? Your wish is our command!

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:23am EDT

Grab your toothbrush, your swimsuit, and a whole mess of body bags, because we're heading back to Crystal Lake! This time, counselors Brian and Cargill are joined by author/screenwriter/TV personality Jason Murphy (The Modern Rogue, The Black Goat Motorcycle Club) as they dissect one of the most imperfect, but interesting entries into this or any slasher franchise.

Beyond the patchwork Jason vs. Carrie conceit that stood in for the first, failed attempt at Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is one of the most important and controversial films of the series. Listen as the guys chat about what New Blood introduced to the franchise, the MPAA gutting of the kills, and the bizarre controversy of a supposedly-deceased cast member?

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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_131.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT

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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_130.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:51am EDT