Junkfood Cinema (cult movies)

The Summer of 1987 series continues on and this week heads to a dark place. A Canadian suburb?   ...yes

Modern Rogue's Jason Murphy joins us for a deep dive into The Gate. The Gate is the answer to every heavy metal horror movie that painted metal as the catalyst for evil. Because this time, metal saves the day! It has as much heart as an Amblin film, astoundingly creepy special effects, and managed to trounce Ishtar at the box office--released the same weekend--despite having a fraction of the budget.

All this plus, we chat about what Larry Cohen's Doctor Strange would have looked like, get alarmingly comfortable with Double Team, and make some very exciting show-related announcements.

You got ears? We got demons! Enjoy!

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

A long time ago, in a galaxy far removed from good taste. It's Junkfood Cinema: The Podcast!

As Brian and Cargill trek through the Summer of 87, they visit planet Brooks and go to plaid while juggling their thoughts on Spaceballs! How did the biggest Star Wars parody of all time manage to completely avoid resembling the story structure of Star Wars but at all? Is it among Brooks' best films? Has nostalgia colored over the rough edges?

All this, plus the guys quote their favorite lines like crazy and merchandise the hell out of Junkfood Cinema. Download, listen, and share to adequately show off the size of your schwartz!

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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_143.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 2:37am EDT

Summer of 87 stops for a spell in a little Rhode Island town as Brian and Cargill discuss the wickedly fantastic Witches of Eastwick.

Did Jack Nicholson ever come back from this role? Does the film's feminism hold up? And, wait, George "Mad Max" Miller directed this with a score by John Williams?!

All this plus, how the dangerously insane producer Jon Peters tried to mix witchcraft with...aliens? Gather round the movie cauldron and Cher a witches brew with Junkfood Cinema!

 

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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_142.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:28am EDT

We ain't got time to preamble, this is one of the big tentpole movies of 1987 and one of the biggest reasons we're doing our Summer of 87 series: Predator.

Brian and Cargill discuss the cast, structure, effects, and music of one of the greatest action films of all time. They also contemplate whether Shane Black was kidnapped by Joel Silver, chat about how Jean-Claude Van Damme was almost in this movie, and figure out that...Krull is part of the Predator universe?

All that, plus more impressions than you can immediately blast out of your mind with a shoulder-mounted laser cannon. Download this episode and share it so it doesn't remain invisible. Oh, and don't forget to GET TO DA CHOPPAH!!!

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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_141.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 3:20am EDT

In honor of the late, great Powers Boothe, and because Brian had never seen it, Junkfood Cinema's Summer of 87 series makes a detour with Extreme Prejudice. An unfairly obscure Walter Hill mercenary western, Extreme Prejudice boasts a cast and crew that reads like a JFC-specific IMDB. Written by John Milius, scored by Jerry Goldsmith, produced by Vajna and Kassar and we haven't even reached the cast! Boothe, Nick Nolte, Clancy Brown, Michael Ironside, Maria Conchita Alonso, Rip Torn, William Forsythe, Tiny Lister....we just got dizzy.

Themes of honor, friendship, and trusting men above agency, Extreme Prejudice is a fantastic mashup that is half Peckinpah and half...Predator?

Draw down on this week's episode and terminate your boredom with extreme...well, you get the point.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:22am EDT

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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_139.mp3
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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_134.mp3
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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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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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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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!

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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.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT

Brian and Cargill are joined by Austin author/filmmaker Owen Egerton as they all spend one night in the 1980 haunted house masterpiece The Changeling. Subtle at points, starkly terrifying at others, and featuring one of the most heartbreaking opening sequences in cinema, The Changeling was a groundbreaking movie that influenced generations of horror, including Owen's latest film The Axe Murders of Villisca.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

Brian and Cargill usher in 2017 with a sneaky new episode of the podcast with far too many secrets...or at least secret sauces. They discuss the phenomenal cast of Sneakers, its ultra cool James Horner score, and where it sits in the Robert Redford spy trilogy. We could tell you more about this episode, but then we'd have to kill you.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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...

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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! 

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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?

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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!

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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).

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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

Cargill and I continue our journey through underrated horror sequels and end up in Haddonfield on the night HE came home...again!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_76.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT

Brian and Cargill begin their celebration of their favorite horror sequels with the meta-as-hell Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Don't let them catch you sleeping!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_75.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

Brian and Cargill take you on a magical road trip replete with colorful characters, scenic weirdness, and a couple of unlikely prophets!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_74.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

Cargill takes over JFC and begins his random movie selections by explaining why he does blackflips for the gymnastics comedy Stick It!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_73.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

Welcome to the wasteland. Millions of movies living in the ruin of taste. Only one thing fighting for order in the chaos: Junkfood Cinema.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_72.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

Brian and Cargill are back with the sky-swashbuckling period superhero flick The Rocketeer. This exciting pulp-pourri features a stellar cast and crew, amazing specifity of references, and is possibly the best Howard Hughes biopic of all time. Sorry, Scorsese!

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

The last call of Brian and Cargill's exploration of single-night flicks is the darkly excellent, woefully underappreciated Scorsese comedy After Hours!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_70.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

Continuing their tireless exploration of single-night movies, Brian and Cargill encourage you to survive Judgment Night! An amazing cast and stellar score elevate what could have otherwise been written off as the bro-iest movie of all time!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_69.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

Check your bedtime at the door, because this month Junkfood Cinema is celebrating those movies that take place over the course of one long evening. First up, we accompany Elizabeth Shue on her Adventures in Babysitting!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_68.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

Brian and Cargill turn in their badges and guns as they close the book on Buddy Cop July with the weird, offensive, and somehow wholly fantastic Freebie and the Bean!

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

Brian & Cargill run their mouths about the unlawfully good Running Scared as Buddy Cop July continues!

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:25am EDT

Brian and Cargill continue Buddy Cop Month! Their adventures take them outside of anyone's jurisdiction as they chase alien drug dealers with Dolph Lundgren in I Come in Peace!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_65.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

Brian & Cargill kick off Buddy Cop July with a live preformance at CONvergence in Minneapolis! It's live so...things may get more absurd than Jack Palance!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_64.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Brian and Cargill end Junkfood Summer School with a graduate course on one of the most bizarre teen comedies of the 80s: The Last American Virgin.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

Brian and Cargill lead this month's Junkfood Summer School on a field trip to the super excellent Sky High!

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

Class is back in session as Brian and Cargill teach you a dozen things they love about 10 Things I Hate About You

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:10am EDT

It may be June, but Brian & Cargill are headed back to school! All month long, they'll learn ya all about some of their favorite teen comedies!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_59.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

Brian and Cargill travel back, or rather forward, in time to do battle with the magnificently insane sci-fi sword-and-sandal flick Yor, The Hunter from the Future!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_58.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

Start spreadin' the news! Cargill & I are finally talking about one of our all time favorite movies: John Carpenter's Escape from New York!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_57.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:35am EDT

Brian and Cargill push their sleeves up and dig into Michael Mann's director's cut of Miami Vice. They chew on the differences in the two versions and try to digest the possibility that it might be the last great Mann film.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:52am EDT

Setting aside their usual M.O. of monthly themes, Brian & Cargill pick some of their favorite random cult and exploitation flicks on which to wax way more poetic than the FDA could possibly approve. This week, they herald the violent, and violently maligned Punisher: War Zone

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_55.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

Finishing up their Modern Junkfood Masters series, Brian & Cargill explore the career and meteoric rise of James Wan. They also reveal how Wan's takeover of the Fast & Furious franchise was prophesied by his very first film.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 9:49pm EDT

Brian and Cargill head to South America to herald their latest Modern Junkfood Masters. Marko Zaror and Ernesto Diaz Espinoza are Chilean the smackdown on genre cinema!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_53.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

Brian and Cargill continue to spotlight those up-and-coming genre filmmakers destined to be Junkfood Cinema legends. This week, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett the director and writer, respectively of You're Next and The Guest.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_52.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

For the month of April, Brian & Cargill will be investigating those up-and-coming genre filmmakers destined to one day be JFC legends. First up, Adam Green (Hatchet) & Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom)!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_51.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

To wrap up their March Madness series, Brian and Cargill discuss William Peter Blatty's The Ninth Configuration; the greatest movie ever to be produced by a soda company.

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Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

This week, Brian and Cargill compare and contrast George A. Romero's The Crazies with its 2010 remake. They pit these two visions of apocalyptic insanity head to severed head, and the results may surprise you.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_49.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

March Madness is still afflicting Brian and Cargill as they continue their exploration of their favorite maniacs, madmen, and lunatics in film. This week, they savor Terry Gilliam's insanely excellent Twelve Monkey's

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_48.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 3:34am EDT

For the second entry in their March Madness series, Brian and Cargill examine the film that pits macho (Charles Bronson) against maniac (naked serial killer): 10 to Midnight.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_47.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 5:27am EDT

Brian and Cargill begin a new curated series entitled March Madness. First up during this month-long exploration of their favorite cinematic loons, kooks, and/or whackjobs: Alone in the Dark (1982).

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_46.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 4:53am EDT

Closing out their month-long celebration of their favorite black character actors, Brian & Cargill wax nerdy about the great Delroy Lindo. Click to download this episode that will take you from the core of the Earth to a jaunt across parallel universes!

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_45.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

This week, Brian & Cargill drop some F-bombs with the incomparable Samuel L. Jackson. Sure, you know the man, but in his long career of character roles, there are bound to be a few flicks that you missed.

Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_44.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:56am EDT