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Friday, June 23, 2017

6/18/17 Episode 54: Futz! (1969)


Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Futz (1969), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.

Comedians Jennifer Dronsky and Alyssa Westerlund join Carl and Mike and attempt to watch this unpleasant adoption of an unpleasant experimental play.

Futz (1969) recounts the story of Futz, a hippie who fucks pigs. He's the original hippie pigfucker. Greek choruses of filthy hippies hop up and down a wooden platform/stage, recalling and performing the time Futz fucked a pig. Futz goes to a prison, which is actually a barn.

Very unwatchable. Content warning: there's lots of rape scenes in this movie.

6/11/17 Episode 53: A Night in Heaven (1983)


Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch A Night in Heaven (1983), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.

Since the airing of this episode and my finally writing this blog entry, John G. Avildsen, the director of this film, has passed away on June 16th, 2017 at age 81. He was best known for Rocky (1976) and The Karate Kid (1984) and not this misguided but grounded martial crisis fluff. I had written about how the movie tried to ride a fad like Chippendales into a Saturday Night Fever (1977) phenom (see my notes after the break), but I'd like to change tracks and say really liked Avildsen's films. Knowing him for just A Night in Heaven (1983) is like knowing Otto Preminger only for Skidoo (1968): it's not an example of the director's quality.

One of my town's movie houses showed Avildsen's then-latest, The Karate Kid Part III (1990), as a free screening. Everyone went. It was an event. That's what I liked about Avildsen's films like Rocky, Rocky V (1990) and Lean On Me (1989), their releases were events. Rest in Peace.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6/4/17 Episode 52: Nosferatu (1922) and Frankenstein (1910)



Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (1922), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.

Comedian Danny Dechi, Carl and I (Mike Spiegelman) prepare ourselves for The Mummy (2017) by watching classier, more engaging horror films shot over 90 years ago. Nosferatu was so old that Dracula wasn't in the public domain yet and the estate of Bram Stroker successfully sued the movie producers.

Episode wraps with with the innovative 1910 production of Frankenstein (seen after the break). It's weird to watch both Dracula and Frankenstein without Abbot or Costello.

Friday, June 2, 2017

5/28/17 Episode 51: This Is America Part 2 (1977)



Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch This is America Part II (1977, 1978 or 1980), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.

Times Square is featured a lot in this #fakenews documentary of Seventies America. There's sex club Plato's Retreat and a "bounty hunter" asking 42nd Street hookers if they see this guy? Dis guy in the photo? Pre-Giuliani Time Square would had loved to screen This is America Part II. Travis Bickle would have to take his date to this movie. Clocking in at one hour and forty five minutes, the documentary offers nothing for nobody, because nobody wants to watch fake footage of a dog bordello or Maine kids eating worms.

Look for Ron Jeremy in the "Chicago" topless car wash. Movie begins with Jello Biafra running for San Francisco mayor.

Full disclosure: Special guest Hatch and I only watch the first 90 minutes.

Monday, May 29, 2017

5/21/17 Episode 50: Surf II (1984)


Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Surf II (1984), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.

The whole point of this podcast is to watch rare movies that pop up on YouTube. So we celebrate our fiftieth podcast with the super-rare classic, Surf II (1984), "the end of the trilogy," there is no Surf I. I saw this once in the mid-80's on cable, then I saw the VHS box at PathMark, and that's it. Never seen it again, and I'd checked Tower Records Outlet, Blockbusters clearance racks, and flea markets. Now it's on YouTube.

I remember every detail from my sole viewing, that's how good this movie is. Soundtrack's good, too.

Comedian Howard Stone joins co-host Carl and myself and, after the movie, tells us how he spent a speed dating night entirely in character as "former child actor and ex-con," Bolero Hattfield.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

5/14/17 Episode 49: Mechanized Death (1961)



Listen to the podcast Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube, embedded below, and watch Mechanized Death (1961), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. .



Co-host Carl and I went to the same high school where this film is legendary. Our high school would play this "educational short"during Driver's Ed classes. Mechanized Death (1961) teaches safe driving by endlessly showing car fatalities. It's horrific. School stopped showing it by the time I was in class, but they would talk about Mechanized Death, show a lesser short, then turn it off 5 minutes in. Cool kids in our school had a punk band called Mechanized Death. The band got into an argument with Mr. Dino's Pizza and then held a "Rock Against Dino's" concert on the sidewalk outside Mr. Dino's. Anyway, Happy Mother's Day!