Back again for our traditional Halloween episode is Comedian Paul Sveen (www.paulsveen.com) and make up effects talent Noreen (Nernie) Sveen. This year they asked us to watch the iconic Halloween anthology "Trick 'r Treat" and we counter picked the infamous "Deadtime Stories". One clearly a great film and the other... a typical Movie Jerks pick.
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.
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".
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.
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?
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.
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.
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".
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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