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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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_144.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_140.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:22am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_137.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_136.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 12:59am EST

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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Direct download: Junkfood_Cinema_Episode_135.mp3
Category:cult movies -- posted at: 1:04am EST