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Is there such thing as a movie so bad that it's beyond fixing? Leigh, Brendan, and Chris are pretty sure there isn't. Join them as they watch bad movies, talk about what did and didn't work, and try to improve these cinematic messes. Also, they make custom cocktails and drink a lot, too.

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    • 4.4 • 13 Ratings

Is there such thing as a movie so bad that it's beyond fixing? Leigh, Brendan, and Chris are pretty sure there isn't. Join them as they watch bad movies, talk about what did and didn't work, and try to improve these cinematic messes. Also, they make custom cocktails and drink a lot, too.

    110 – Artemis Fowl

    110 – Artemis Fowl

    Our summer miniseries of Failed Franchises continues unabated with a look at an adaptation of a pretty popular children’s book that stagnated for years in development hell, had a wildly troubled production period, was unceremoniously dumped on a streaming service because of a plague, and was then taken off again in exchange for a tax write-off. Almost assuredly, you will not remember that this all describes Kenneth Branagh’s 2020 damp squib, Artemis Fowl! Journey to Ireland (well, mostly just a house) with Leigh, Brendan, and Chris as they discuss the manic attempts to alter this movie in post-production, the vague half-baked world building, and the nightmarish image of Josh Gad unhinging his jaw while devouring dirt and forcefully expelling it from his anus. By necessity, there’s obviously a cocktail involved here too since there’s no way we could sit through this whole drab ordeal while sober. Continue reading →

    109.5 – Problematic Faves

    109.5 – Problematic Faves

    Whether it's a husky-voiced puppet master creeping on his unrequited love's daughter or a charming '60s romantic comedy that also happens to periodically feature a ghoulish yellow-face caricature of a Japanese man, we've all got faves that simultaneously have some deep-seated issues. Listen in with Leigh, Brendan, and Chris as we discuss some of our own, be they characters with their own gross issues or movies that have aspects which have aged like a fine milk. Also, our summer of Failed Franchises continues unabated with our next episode, a long-gestating adaptation of a middle schooler book that surely seemed like a safe bet at one point, and the accompanying drink that will make the whole ordeal go down (mildly) easier. Continue reading →

    109 – Lost in Space

    109 – Lost in Space

    It's humid and hot and wildly unpleasant to be outdoors, meaning that summer is thusly upon us and more importantly, that we're starting yet another mini-series for the summer months. Our theme this year is Failed Franchises, where we focus on movies that were supposed to launch a wildly successful franchise but then just sort of embarrassingly fizzled out. Journey with Leigh, Brendan, and Chris through space and time back to the 1990s, a period where movie studios were actively courting nostalgic baby boomers by translating the TV shows of their youth to the big screen (with wildly inconsistent results), as we discuss 1998's Lost in Space. Despite being the movie to finally knock Titanic out of the number one spot at the box office, there's not much that works in this dull and bloated sci-fi adventure (and we're not just talking about Blawp here, there's way worse stuff at play). Is there a way to turn this overly-expensive piece of nostalgic excess into a better movie? Well, we think so! Listen in as we cover all of the above and more (along with a quasi-sangria cocktail to keep us all from turning into puddles of sweat). Continue reading →

    108.5 – New Media Resolutions (in Media Res)

    108.5 – New Media Resolutions (in Media Res)

    Remember how back in January we made some resolutions for the new year involving media (movies, books, video games, television) of some kind? Well, we did. Go back and check if you doubt us, you Doubting Thomas, you. Anyways, we're now halfway through 2024 so we figured we'd check in and see how all those empty promises were going. In addition, we're doing yet another miniseries / theme for the summer, so listen up to hear more about that and how drunk we'll need to be to watch our next movie. Continue reading →

    108 – Wish

    108 – Wish

    What better way to celebrate 100 years of existence as an entertainment corporate entity than by making a film so crammed full of back-patting references to your own history that you forget to actually make a compelling movie? According to The Walt Disney Company, there is apparently no better way. Join Leigh, Brendan, and Chris as they watch the 2023 animated movie Wish, a wild misfire of a feature that doesn't include logic, memorable characters, or good music, but hey, at least there's seven characters who remind us of the dwarfs, right? We try to break down exactly went awry here, covering topics such as "What the hell is the logic behind wishes in this world?" and "Really, what is anyone's actual personality?" and "Why did the animated aesthetic break so many brains?" And we actually come up with some (truly, only some) answers here! Also we drink a cool fruity cocktail that's a perfect drink for the prelude to summer, so hey, it wasn't all a loss! Continue reading →

    107.5 – Fall into the Age Gap

    107.5 – Fall into the Age Gap

    It's been a week or so since The Idea of You has premiered on Prime, and the world has not been the same since (or maybe it has, we do this stuff in advance). But since only one of our hosts has seen it, we didn't want to spend a whole episode talking about that. Instead, we're talking about the something related to it- the concept of age gaps in relationships in media. What do we think about them? Do they feel gross? Are they actually fine? Are they, like so many other subjects, something that can done both well and horribly? (Spoiler alert: yes.) Listen up as Leigh, Brendan, and Chris go into all of this nonsense and briefly mention our next episode's movie topic, one you're probably going to wish was a lot better than it ended up being. Continue reading →

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Do you like bad movies? Do you like hanging out and having fun, silly, but also informed conversations with smart funny friends over a cocktail? Then this is the podcast for you! Brendan, Leigh, and Chris, who have oodles of chemistry together, and their dissections of the movies are spot on, but what sets this pod apart from the other bad movie podcasts is the final segment, where they each pitch their own version of the story with specific fixes that would turn movies that most people consider to be bad and incomprehensible into something much more enjoyable. It’s definitely fun for me to imagining how the altered versions would play out. I love this podcast and I always look forward to seeing a new episode in the feed!

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This podcast is better than how did his get made because there are no obnoxious live audiences, no visuals you can't see in an audio format, and it has gay people in it. Great job!

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