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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 EST

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 EST

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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Secret_Bonus_Episode.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:23am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_129.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:19am EST

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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_128.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:04am EST

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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_127.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

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 EST

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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_125.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:45pm EST