Monday, January 23, 2017
Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube and watch Hitler's Folly (2016), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.
The story of our movie begins with animator Bill Plympton releasing a free full-length movie on YouTube and ends with the AV Club calling it one of the 20 worst movies of 2016 (#12, in fact). Anyone expecting animation will be disappointed watching this unwatchable 68-minute live-action mockumentary called Hitler's Folly (2016). It answers the question, "What if Hitler was an animator?" Co-host Carl and Mike Spiegelman have never asked that question but they watch it. They then watch clips from their old New Jersey public access show, Fish Burgers. Finally Carl plays a 1994 recording of Spiegelman's stand-up act which vexes present-day Spiegelman.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube and watch Evel Knievel (1971), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.
Before becoming the President of the United States, Donald Trump used to jump his motorcycle over parked cars under the stage name "Evel Knievel." I'd believe that than anything occurring in this 1971 theatrically released biopic on stuntman Evel Knievel, portrayed by George Hamilton. As co-host Carl brings up, the real Evel was in real life...what's the word for the opposite of good? Dude kidnapped his wife, twice, which the movie plays as cute. For his infamous Caesar's Palace jump, the movie cuts from George on a motorcycle, to a Hollywood stunt man on a motorcycle, to real footage of the actual Knievel hitting the pavement like a rag doll. That's Entertainment! No, wait, I meant to say that as a question: That's Entertainment?
Full disclosure: I think I fell asleep at one point.
Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube while watching movie previews. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.
January is a busy month for bad movie fans. Razzie nominees get announced in January and movie studio dump a lot of bland shitty films in theaters. These are the movies that play on cable every hour but first they must arrive in the theaters, no? Mike and Carl watch a few.
Monday, January 2, 2017
Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube and watch Krull at the same time. Start with the podcast. Podcast provided through Mutiny Radio's feed was hella corrupted this week. A clean copy is embedded below.
I never saw Krull when it came out during the Summer of 1983 (that honor went to Strange Brew) but I had played the video game. There was an arcade version and home console version for the Atari 2600. Apparently, the Atari 2600 game was developed for the Atari 5200 but was released for the Atari 2600 because, well, the entire video game industry was about to crash.
Cool metaphor for Krull, too. Columbia Pictures sank 27 million 1983 dollars into this spaghetti-toss of science fiction and swords and sorcery, and it tanked hard. It's about a prince not named Krull who must save from a castle a princess not named Peach. You'll see from the poster that there's a 5-bladed weapon, too. Co-host Carl notices that when the blades pop out, they never cut into the prince's hand. It was such a good point we skipped a half-hour of the movie.