Conor’s away chasing the sun but Luke and his pal Jake have you covered. Join them for a lengthy discussion of cult favourite, The Room. Also featured: The Exotic Time Machine, Doctor Who, The X-Files, Mortal Kombat, Sin City 2 and more.
This week we celebrate some of Kathryn Bigelow’s earlier work, with Near Dark as the feature and Strange Days as this week’s science fiction film. For Table Time Conor demands a remake of Frankenhooker and Luke gets hot under the collar about regional restrictions. Question Time addresses movie adaptations of video games, noting that if you’ve got to have a Japanese Thunder God in your movie, you should really get a French dude to play him.
(00:00) Intro and Near Dark
(20:31) Science Fiction Season: Strange Days
(43:31) Table Time: Frankenhooker, Luke’s Regional Restriction Blues
(53:51) Question Time (Greatest Video Game Movie Adaptations)
The actor who played Homer in Near Dark was Joshua Miller
Stuff We Mentioned This Week:
Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Pointbreak, Double Indemnity, Femme Fatale, Killing Zoe, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Doom, Silent Hill, Frankenhooker, Re-Animator, The Man With Two Brains, Tommy Boy, The Hurt Locker, Lost Boys, Texas Chainsaw Massacre
This week commences a two-part feature on Roger Corman, starting with Battle Beyond The Stars. The Boxing Season movie is the Hong Kong remake of Somebody Up There Likes Me. Table Time finds the table covered in Meth* (to represent Breaking Bad), Flood by They Might Be Giants and the first episode of the new Doctor Who series.
Question Time this week is a rambling shaggy dog among question times. *Note, there was no actual Meth on the table.
(00:00) Intro, Roger Corman and Battle Beyond The Stars
(13:19) Boxing Pictures Season: Somebody Up There Likes
(34:09) Table Time: Breaking Bad, Flood by They Might Be Giants, and Doctor Who
(55:27) Question Time
*Note, there was no actual Meth on the table. On the actual table were Luke’s Macbook which we were using to record, an empty tea mug, a pint of water, and Conor’s battered Nikes.