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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Slumgullion 63: Spider-Man Far From Home

Jeff and Scott are joined by the new movie crew to discuss SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME. Scott has a theory, John & Blanche have gripes, and Jeff has ambivalence, which frees Mary to follow the beat of a different drum.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Episode 62: John Wick meets The Mummy

Jeff, Scott, and Mary talk about the best movies to watch while you quietly weep and eat ice cream on the couch in your sweatpants, and Mary explains that no, they're wrong, because 1999's The Mummy is the greatest comfort film every made. Then the New Movie Crew checks into The Continental to discuss why John Wick 3 is basically the James Brolin TV series Hotel, except everyone's a murderer.

Oh, and Benevolent and Protective Order of Belarussian Assassins has the worst ticketing system since Delta Airlines.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Episode 61: Avengers: Endgame

Jeff and Scott visit Star Wars Celebration, then drop in unannounced on several TV science fiction franchises because who can stop them? No one!

[Insert maniacal cackle here]

Then the New Movie Crew returns from a flaky death for a super spoilery discussion of Avengers: Endgame.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Episode 60: US Meets CAPTAIN MARVEL

Jeff and Scott chat about the peculiar way the new Joker trailer made them feel, then they debate the merits and demerits of Jordan Peele's Us and ultimately decide it's the best Easter Bunny movie since the Rankin-Bass holiday classic Here Comes Peter Cottontail.

Jeff remembers his mom's love of horror movies, while Scott recalls his Dickensian childhood reading crappy screenplays in a Victorian blacking factory, then they join hands and keep the lagomorph theme alive by plunging down a bottomless rabbit hole as they celebrate the joys and sorrows of dallying at the dollar theater. Finally, the entire New Movie Crew triumphantly returns to talk Captain Marvel, with many helpful tips on the care and feeding of Flerken.

Now put on your anti-alien cat eye protection and let's hit PLAY!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Episode 59: Harlequin (1980)

Jim Donahue, writer for the Daily Grindhouse joins Scott and Jeff for an all Unknown Movie Challenge show. This time, it's the 1980 Australian oddity Harlequin (AKA Dark Forces), starring Jesus of Nazareth as Rasputin, and David Hemmings from Blow-Up as a British dude pretending to be an Australian dude pretending to be an American confused about his nationality. Basically, it's Tropic Thunder gadding about in David Bowie's old Ziggy Stardust costume.

Maids melt, birds die, clowns float. You will never be the same...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Episode 58: Liam Neeson Loves You

Jeff and Scott unlock the secrets of Serenity (no, not that one. No, the other one!) and give you unlimited lives, power-ups, and extra ammo. Then they follow Liam Neeson down a rabbit hole, where they find Judy Garland in blackface, the Lego Movie sequel, Bohemian Rhapsody, Sylvester McCoy as Mr. Mushnik, Velvet Buzzsaw, and Liam Neeson's best role, as a mute, imaginary baseball player.

(Serenity spoilers start at 12:30 and end at 37:00)

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Slumgullion Episode 57: Old Dark Glass Houses

Scott and Jeff try to agree about Star Trek Discovery but keep getting distracted, then agree to disagree about Glass, which made Scott extremely grumpy. Then horror novelist Steve Van Samson (Bone Eater King) joins them for the Unknown Movie Challenge and makes them watch The Old Dark House, which turns out to be the cure for grumpiness.

Have a potato.