Saturday, July 20, 2019

CHILD'S PLAY (1988) Commentary Track

The BOP Crew will be your friends 'till the end! Or at least until you shove us into a fire place and light us ablaze. But even being a congealed, melted hunk of plastic won't keep us from bringing you this BOP 'n A Movie! With the remake having just recently graced theaters, it seemed appropriate to travel back in time to the beginning of a now incredibly long-running horror series, to the first time Charles Lee Ray bellowed out an incantation to transfer his soul. The first time he screeched out "you bitch!" or skittered about the floor with a kitchen knife to threaten a small child. Ah, memories. But in seriousness, this franchise has evolved like no other, changing in tone and rebooting itself to stay with the times, never betraying it's continuity or characters, all while proving that a severe lack of AA batteries is one of the scariest things of all. So, join us for this feature commentary that dissects how the hell an 80s movie about a killer garbage pail kid is so god damn terrifying, effective, and way more prestige than it should be! Give it up for Don Mancini and Tom Holland's, CHILD'S PLAY! Also, we find out how much Mike despises puppetry.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

In today's troubling world, we need real heroes now more than ever. That's why we're glad to report that a new icon has risen to inspire America in its darkest hour: Mysterio, the star of Marvel's Spider-Man: Far From Home. Listen to us rave about how Jake Gyllenhaal brings the iconic inter-dimensional traveler known as Mysterio to life, the surprisingly relevant themes his character represents, and what the developments he brings to the table mean for both Spider-Man and the MCU at large. In a world where Into The Spider-Verse exists, what does this movie do to step out of the shadow of a cultural touchstone, and how does it all, in the end, come down to Mysterio? Only by listening can the truth be found!

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019)

History (and Hollywood) can't help but show, again and again, how nature points out the folly of man, and usually it's with a giant, radioactive, morally-ambiguous lizard beating the ever loving snot out of some monsters. Now THAT'S an environmental lesson we can all get behind! It's been many a years since Gareth Edwards rose a new Americanized big budget Godzilla from the depths. It may not have been perfect, but with the release of Michael Dougherty's damn fine roller-coaster ride of a sequel, it is the perfect cinematic equivalent of "I set 'em up, you knock 'em down!" And boy, did Dougherty knock 'em down! Aided by one hell of a cast, some killer effects, new and fascinating allegories, a surprisingly engaging human story, and more Monster Zero and Mothra action than you can shake a Rodan at,  GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS is a Kaiju slug-fest that all others should bow down to! I mean, Rodan definitely will, but he'll bow to a startling breeze. So, with a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound, pull some high-tension wires down with us as we dissect the intricacies of this Toho love letter!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN Commentary Track

You've seen The Crew go head-to-glove with Freddy Krueger. You've seen them say n-o to Jack-O,  and chase Pumpkinhead back to Lance Henrickson's shack with his pumpkintail between his pumpkinlegs! But now they face off against cinema's most terrifying creatures... Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, the original Vaudevillian Villains! In yet another BOP 'n A Movie rock 'em and sock 'em punch-out involving things which go bump in the night and/or snarl a lot, we survey the only surviving record of three hapless monsters who left the old country in search of the American dream, and found only a nightmare. A nightmare of sight gags, prat-falls, and wacky chase scenes! It's the movie that invented the horror-comedy as we know it, contains perhaps Bela Lugosi's strongest performance as a creature of the night, the dawn of Glenn Strange's tenure as the titular Monster, and feels as fun and witty today as it was in 1948! Many a horror-nerd hold this film near and dear, us included, so we're busting out the popcorn (and a special mad science-y concoction of booze!) to dig deep in dissecting some cinematic history and raise this feature commentary for ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN from the dead!

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