Thursday, November 3, 2011

Where the Boys Are

Can't Stop the MusicImage via Wikipedia

"The cool thing about the Village People is that they sang songs that were very much like negro spirituals. The spirituals were actually intended/invented as "maps" or "directions" for whatever freed slave happen to be in hiding nearby for safe passage to where ever they wished to go. Village People? Same thing. If you wanted to know where to find a nice fella, you could go either to the YMCA, or go In The Navy, or you could Go West."

- John Dimes, author of There Are No Bad Movies, in regards to a facebook discussion about Can't Stop the Music.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Moviesucktastic #49: Little Man, Birdemic

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With Halloween weekend rounding the weekend corner, the Movie Guys decide to take Episode #49 of Moviesucktastic in a completely non-Horror-related direction, apparently hedging on the fact that everyone and their mother is discussing horror films this week, so something a bit out of left field might prove to be a more pleasant diversion.

Joey and Scott start things off by discussing the latest weekend Box Office numbers, taking the time to discuss Paranormal Activity 3, The Three Musketeers, Footloose and more. They also weigh in with their finger list choices for the week, with Joey clinging to his dislike of Dolphin Tale, and Scott standing firm behind his complete and utter disgust with the very existence of The Thing (2011).

The rest of the show is fully of plenty and pain and suffering worthy of comparison to the Jigsaw trap on any entry in the Saw franchise: First, Scott tackles Joey's movie challenge to him, the inexplicably unfunny Wayans Brothers comedy Little Man (apparently known in the Philippines as Perfect Gem & Valuable). Nowhere near the comic genius of Keenan Ivory Wayans' '80s parody I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka, Little Man seems to struggle over the dillemma of which is less funny: potty jokes and sexual assault humor surrounding a midget dressed up like a toddler, or Tracy Morgan. Tough call.

As if CGI midget fart jokes aren't bad enough, the next film tackled as part of the Moviesucktastic Home Game is the student-film-quality global warming cautionary tale called Birdemic, in which an environmentally aware solar panel salesman and his Victoria's Secret model girlfriend attempt to survive an avian apocalypse of hovering, exploding, acid-vomiting kamikaze eagles. There's nothing that can prepare you for how awful this film is, people. You'll just have to watch it on Netflix streaming and see for yourself.

This episode of Moviesucktastic is available on iTunes and Zune, or on Podcast PicklePodcast Pup and Pod FeedIf you are on the go, you can stream it on the fly directly onto your smart phone using the sweet-ass Stitcher App. And, as always, you can also download or listen to the show streaming at

And while you're at it, be sure to drop us a voice mail on the Moviesucktastic Hotline908-514-4470. Leave a Birdemic review to share with out faithful Swedish listeners. They're dying to hear what you have to say.

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