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6/10/18 Episode 105: Lightning Jack (1994)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Lightning Jack (1994), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.


Honestly, I only selected this movie because it was on YouTube. Might interest completists of exuberantly bad Cuba Golding, Jr. movies from the Nineties. Paul Hogan is very similar to Mike Myers, in that his movies are based around a character he inhabits. Can't remember a thing from this movie. 

Paul Brumbaugh, our countdown man himself, is our special co-host.

6/3/18 Episode104: Weekend with the Babysitter (1970)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Weekend with the Babysitter (1970), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

Co-host Carl is out this week, so I'm joined once again by the terrific comedian Susan Maletta, who really hates this movie. Thanks to his wife and child leaving him, a man with a mid-life crisis hangs out with the babysitter for the weekend. He meets hippies and smokes weed and goes to the races and, yes, bangs the babysitter!

Director Don Henderson had shot a similar movie one year prior, called The Babysitter (1969) with the same male lead and the babysitter character having the same name. But in The Babysitter, the father was an Assistant District Attorney, while in Weekend with the Babysitter, he's a film director. Say no more, Don!

Check out Susan's podcast, Wild Times with Susan Maletta.


5/20/17 Episode 102: The Fat Spy (1966)



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So far, if anyone asks, my favorite movie watched on this podcast is Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966), a hodge-podge of Sixties pop culture that barely constitutes as a movie. Pfink has its spiritual partner with The Fat Spy (1966), an incomplete film that hodge-podges James Bond parodies with beach movie musicals. A businessman wants the Fountain of Youth, located in Florida (where the film was shot), but a boatload of teenagers have just sailed over to the location, ready to party. Businessman calls in The Fat Spy (Jack E. Leonard, in a dual role) to prevent the kids from discovering the Fountain. The kids sing and one shirtless white guy has a giant bird tattooed on his chest. A boy falls in love and serenades a mermaid. He gets very lonely when the mermaid leaves him.

Phyllis Diller mugs every line of her dialogue, while Jayne Mansfield talks like the Valley Girl daughter in Joysticks (1983). Due to budget reasons, film ends with a cliffhanger, written on a text placard .

5/27/18 Episode 103: Just You and Me, Kid (1979)



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Can't get anymore high concept than pairing two known personalities for a plot-less premise. Here, beloved wrinkly entertainer George Burns crosses paths with child actor Brooke Shields, as she hides (naked!) from drug dealers in the old man's car. Their adventures make for pleasant television, but this was a theatrically-released movie. And to prove it's a real movie, Just You and Me, Kid reenacts the poker scene from Sunset Boulevard (1950), but instead of Buster Keaton, it's Keye Luke, etc.


We're joined by comedian Pam Benjamin. Check out her stellar podcast (and live show), Pamtastic's Comedy Clubhouse, airing live Friday 8pm PST on mutinyradio.fm. Mutiny Radio needs your help this Summer, support our Summer GoFundMe fundraiser.

5/13/18 Episode 101: Frankenhooker (1990)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Frankenhooker (1990), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

Frankenhooker (1990) tries very hard to bring the grindhouse experience to your VCR. In fact, according to The Psychotronic Video Guide, the original videocassette box had a button, that, when pressed, says "Wanna date?", a line the Frankenhooker herself (Patty Mullen) says outside a Time Square movie theater. I never rented Frankenhooker because it comes across desperately to be a cult film, one that would fit snugly between Tapeheads (1988) and Troma's War (1988) on the Midnight Movie shelf at Naked Tongue Video. On this podcast, I ask: Was I too harsh dismissing Frankenhooker?

Jersey boy Dr. Franken (James Lorinz) "goes over the river" to bring a gaggle of New York City prostitutes back to his place.  The working girls frolic in their lingerie while Doc checks off with a Sharpie the parts of their bodies he like. He gives them homemade drugs which makes them explode into unsoiled body parts, which he sorts and puts in garbage cans. From there, he picks the right appendage to use to reanimate his decapitated finance. It's a sharp satire of sexism (I think), as women literally turn into consumable objects.

Also, according to Psychotronic, one of the actresses, Heather Hunter later appeared in a porn called "Frankenhunter"(1990), but that's for a different podcast.

5/6/18 Episode 100: National Lampoon's Adam & Eve (2005)



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Present-day college students Adam and Eve meet cute but they're total opposites. Eve took a virginity pledge while Adam pledged a fraternity. The film takes both pledges very seriously, especially Adam's. National Lampoon's Adam and Eve (2005) clings to its franchise's Animal House-Van Wilder legacy with a ratty house on a hill where Adam's fraternity brothers (like Munch and Ferguson) throw parties. Even director Jeff Kanew knows about the Frat Life as he directed Revenge of the Nerds (1984). This film's way lower budget than Nerds. Scenes are shot in murky natural lighting where you can't see shit. I do see every window is covered up to prevent outside light from coming in the shot.

Good chance to see a leading performance from Cameron Douglas ("Hollywood's royalty's next generation" as the trailer unfortunately pegs him) before he became Page Six fodder. Warning, he does sing and play guitar in a coffee house like it's the '90s. The end credits lists the songs two at a time and, let me tell you, the end credits go on forever.