Cult Film Club Podcast

On this special "lost" episode of the Cult Film Club we reach back into our archive to save a show that we thought was unrecoverable after we recorded it last year. Thanks to some technical wizardry we were able to piece together our discussion on 1987's Gary Marshall fish out of water romantic comedy, Overboard! We talk about our favorite scenes, the obvious chemistry between real-life lovebirds Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, the great child actors, and the fun score and soundtrack. So knock yourself on the head, get abducted by a single handyman and join us as we go overboard for Overboard.

Direct download: CFC_Episode_47_-_Overboard.mp3
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On this episode of the Cult Film Club Shawn, Jaime and Paxton dig into the 1987 Michael J. Fox rock drama, Light of Day. Directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigalo) and co-staring Joan Jett, Light of Day was a commercial and critical failure, but we feel it deserves a closer look. So quit your job at the tray-stamping plant, buy an econo van and go on tour with us as we dig into a very overlooked gem.

Direct download: CFC_Episode_46_Light_of_Day.mp3
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On this episode of Cult Film Club Jaime, Shawn and Pax discuss the controversial Disney classic, Song of the South from 1946 starring James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll and Hattie McDaniel.  We discuss the movie, the music and of course the controversy surrounding the subject matter of the movie and why it has never been released on home video in North America.

Direct download: 45_-_Song_of_the_South_1946.mp3
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On this mini episode of the show we visit the Concession Stand to talk a bit about Gremlins 2.  After covering the first film on episode 43 of the show we also ended up talking about the sequel, but it was too much for one episode, and not enough for two.  So sit back as we have a short conversation about the sequel, Phoebe Cates' horrible head gear, evolved Gremlins, Joe Dante's penchant for making cartoon movies, and why the salad gremlin rules all.

Direct download: CFC_Concession_Stand_Gremlins2.mp3
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On this episode of the Cult Film Club Jaime, Pax and Shawn are kicking off year five of the show by covering one of our favorite Henson fantasy flicks, Labyrinth from 1986.  Though the film was a financial flop when it was released, it has become a cult hit over the past 30 years, to a point where it might just be one of Jim Henson's most beloved films.  Starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, the film is a modern day fairy tale all about that awkward balance between dreams and reality and when to let go of your childhood.  Featuring astounding creature designs inspired by artist Brian Froud, music by Bowie and sporting a script co-written by Monty Python's Terry Jones the film is unlike anything else that was released before or after.

Direct download: CFC_-_Episode_-_44_-_Labyrinth.mp3
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On this very special holiday edition of the Cult Film Club, hosts Shawn, Paxton and Jaime finally tackle the most awesome genre Christmas film of all time, Gremlins.  Released in 1984 and directed by Joe Dante, this film is the perfect mash-up of family film and gross out horror fun.  Starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, the flick centers on a strange creature called a mogwai that is presented as a Christmas gift to Billy Peltzer by his inventor father.  Before the audience knows what to make of the mogwai Gizmo, he multiplies and the litter of new critters soon morph into an army of tiny murderous Gremlins.  Can Billy and his girlfriend Kate save the town of Kingston Falls before the Gremlins destroy it?

Direct download: CFC_-_Episode_-_43_-gremlins.mp3
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In the latest episode of CFC we talk about the 1986 Karate Kid clone No Retreat No Surrender starring Kurt McKinney and one of the first feature roles of Jean Claude Van Damme.

Direct download: 42_-_No_Retreat_No_Surrender_1986.mp3
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In this spooky Halloween episode of the Cult Film Club podcast Jaime, Shawn and Pax are discussing the 1986 horror movie Trick or Treat starring Family Ties' Marc Price with cameos by Gene Simmons and Ozzy Ozbourne.

Direct download: 41_-_Trick_or_Treat.mp3
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Introducing a new set of episodes to the Cult Film Club called The Concession Stand.  Basically, in between our main single-movie-focused episodes, Paxton, Shawn and Jaime will be recording some smaller, bite-sized episodes dealing with other cool cult film related topics that don't quite fit into the normal shows.  So grab a box of candy, get a frosty beverage and join us as we take a look at the fringes of cult cinema.  On this first episode we spend some time discussing the world of movie novelizations.  What we love about them, what we don't, what it's like collecting them, and what we wish we'd see in the hobby.

Direct download: CFC_Consession_Stand_Episode_2_Movie_Novelizations.mp3
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On this episode of the Cult Film Club, Shawn, Jaime and Pax break out their Powell/Peralta skateboards and do some pool shredding while discussing the 1989 flick Gleaming the Cube.  Starring Christian Slater, the movie is a mix of skating action wrapped around a mid-80s-era Cannon Asian crime drama.  Weird, but so worth the viewing, if only for the angsty Footloose-style skateboard dancing scene performed by the badass Rodney Mullen.  So strap on your elbow and knee pads and join us on the half pipe as we dig into this flick.

Direct download: Cult_Film_Club_Episode_40_-_Geaming_the_Cube.mp3
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