The Movie Jerks
Episode 415 - From Muppets To Martyrs Kindertrauma films with Chris Vander Kaay

Episode 415 - From Muppets To Martyrs Kindertrauma films with Chris Vander Kaay

October 21, 2020
We chat with author Chris Vander Kaay about his latest novel "Life After Death". We discuss children movies that traumatized us as children. Why children films from the past appear to be more frightening, depressing, and shocking than modern family friendly films. 
Episode 414 -Martin Dockery and The Planet Of The Apes

Episode 414 -Martin Dockery and The Planet Of The Apes

October 16, 2020

It this episode, the Movie Jerks (JP and Shawn) reach out to spoken word artist, Martin Dockery (https://www.martindockery.com/) and his current and upcoming "Right Now" monthly shows (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUQEIxfIx0wGQ-6bpjeRRiQ). Then we dive into the iconic original "Planet of the Apes" and then the Tim Burton disastrous remake.  

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Episode413 - Short E Dangerously Red State and Split Image

Episode413 - Short E Dangerously Red State and Split Image

October 8, 2020

In this episode we talk with the world's shortest daredevil, Short E Dangerously (http://www.shortedangerously.com/). We look into two films inspired by real life cults, "Red State" and "Split Image". 

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Episode 412 - Trent Wilkie Housebound and I am a Ghost

Episode 412 - Trent Wilkie Housebound and I am a Ghost

October 2, 2020

Starting our October horror month, we chat with our buddy horror fan, writer, comedian, Trent Wilkie. This week we focus on Haunted House flicks about people stuck inside their homes. Both films, "Housebound" and "I am a Ghost" break conventional tropes and traditions of the old Haunted House genres and look into how they stand up from their peers. 

Episode 411 - Emily Burden - Roman Holiday and The Kissing Booth

Episode 411 - Emily Burden - Roman Holiday and The Kissing Booth

September 23, 2020

In this episode, we chat with comedian/actress Emily Burden about classic romantic films. Can a modern romantic hit, "The Kissing Booth" compare to a classic such as the iconic "Roman Holiday"? Well that answer may be split entirely among us three? 

Episode 410 - Mark Meer and Dungeons and Dragons Films

Episode 410 - Mark Meer and Dungeons and Dragons Films

September 15, 2020

We chat with Mark Meer about his upcoming shows, Gordon't Big Bald Head Presents: Good Head, (https://www.grindstonetheatre.ca/shows/good-head-sept-26/, Stitch of Fate Podcast (https://podbynight.libsyn.com/) along with his Masters of Improv shows with Donovan Workun (https://spotlightcabaret.ca/shows/improv-comedy-with-donovan-and-mark-2020-07-30/).  We also poke his D&D brain to examine the oddities that are the infamous, "Dungeons & Dragons" films. 

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Episode 409 - Ding Dong Die

Episode 409 - Ding Dong Die

September 9, 2020

We bring back our film genre expert, Chris Vander Kaay (Author of "Spoiler Alert!: The Badass Book of Movie Plots: Why We All Love Hollywood Cliches") for a monthly series of what he calls "Not Quite a Genre", lists of re-occuring themes, events, actions, and tropes that can connection to similar types of films. This first round of "Not Quite a Genre" is called "Ding Dong Die" movies centered on one locations, preferably a home, where villains appear at the door to wreak havoc. We list several films that meet this criteria giving out advise on which films to seek out and which ones to avoid. No spoilers in these episodes. 

Episode 408 - Mike Peterson The Island and Fantasy Island

Episode 408 - Mike Peterson The Island and Fantasy Island

September 3, 2020

After a few weeks hiatus due to a fire at the Movie Jerks' home base, we are back again. In this episodes we chat with director/producer, Mike Peterson ("Knuckleball", "Harpoon", and "Fake Blood") about the over looked Michael Bay film "The Island" along with the baffling reimagined Blumhouse's "Fantasy Island". 

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Episode 407 - Sean Cullen, Beverly Hills Cop 2 and Ishtar

Episode 407 - Sean Cullen, Beverly Hills Cop 2 and Ishtar

August 11, 2020

In this week's episode, we talk to Canadian actor/comedian/voice actor Sean Cullen https://seancullen.com  ("Just for Laughs", "Last Comic Standing 6", "The Willoughbys"), about his upcoming shows (The Cocktail Hour https://sidedooraccess.com/artists/SeanCullenCocktailHour), and 1987 top Box Office money maker "Beverly Hills Cop 2" plus the same years Box Office bomb "Ishtar". And for more Sean Cullen content you can go to https://www.patreon.com/user?u=11772136.   

 

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Episode 406 - Ryan Stock and Amber Lynn plus Harold Lloyd and Idiocracy

Episode 406 - Ryan Stock and Amber Lynn plus Harold Lloyd and Idiocracy

August 7, 2020

We catch up with our friends, Ryan Stock and Amber Lynn ("Guinea Pig", "America's Got Talent" and The Ryan and Amber Show https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCePzKF7YjLwOiQkYCI5RU0w/videos) to talk about their amazing career, the greatness that is Harold Lloyd, and "Idiocracy".  

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