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May 23, 2024 Strange Aeons Radio Season 6 Episode 273
CHEESE AND CRACKERS!
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CHEESE AND CRACKERS!
May 23, 2024 Season 6 Episode 273
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CHEESE AND CRACKERS!
The gang laments the loss of Roger Corman, and then digs into their picks for Jesus movies.
ALSO DISCUSSED: Winter Island, Three Body Problem, Sting, Abigail.


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CHEESE AND CRACKERS!
The gang laments the loss of Roger Corman, and then digs into their picks for Jesus movies.
ALSO DISCUSSED: Winter Island, Three Body Problem, Sting, Abigail.


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Oh, I'm sorry did I break your concentration somewhere between science and superstition such sites to show you strange aeons. Welcome strange aeons radio. That is Eric over there. Hello. And that is Vanessa over there. Hello. I am Kelly. Hey, gang. We lost the Titan. Roger Corman has passed. And I was just thinking, you know, this guy was like, maybe the one of the most important people in independent cinema. Absolutely. I mean, changed the way the industry worked. Yeah. And not once but time and time again, every time. technology changed, he was never left behind. He always figured out how to make this stuff work. Yeah. No idea he passed. Oh, really? It was a 9092. Yeah, I knew like every time I'd see him make an appearance. I was like, Man, that guy is old and sprightly. Like he was still working. Yeah. He's got. He's got movies that will have his credit on it for another year. Wow. That's incredible. Yeah, I was really sad. You know, we got to meet him very, very briefly at the Lovecraft Film Festival. So that was kind of neat. And he was just one of those guys who he spoke like this very calmly and quietly and was really polite, and just a really nice guy. And I was thinking about, you know, how many careers he started? You know, we were just talking about Joe Dante and everything. And Jack Nicholson and you know, so many on Howard. Yeah, Lord. And and then what was it? Is this happens to I fucking hate this has happened with Stanley to, you know, somebody passes away. And then everybody is saying, you know, this is really sad, except for one person who's got to come on there and go, Oh, you know, Stanley was a real fucking prick. And we're like, I bet you he could be maybe we don't do that. On the day he died. Somebody posted credit that that guy had on a Roger Corman movie. So it's not like Roger Corman never picked up his scripts he actually barely made. Oh, that guy that posted. You know how shitty also we don't need to mention it doesn't matter. But he had a successful career. So you sort of chill out? I'm sorry. He didn't pick up two of your movies that went on to be made by other people. Right. But yeah, that Roger Corman's influence on film and the way film was presented and producing on a budget. Just it's his was his book, how he made 1000 movies in Hollywood and never lost a dime, right? Something like that. Yeah. And I, I actually believe that, because the way he made films he wasn't he didn't make so many Giant Movies now. Well, for a long time, are made on somebody's budgets ego. Like, I made my movie for $250 million. Like, did you really need to under 50 million to make your movie? Yeah. Or did you just want to make out to Disney by $10 million dollars or some shit like that? I mean, it's it he never did that. He never I'm sure he had a hell of an ego. I don't know. I didn't know him personally he might have but he didn't make his movies based on. If this sucks, my ego gets bruised. Right I don't think you can have that much of an ego if you're making some of the crap movies he made. He was all about just let's get this done and everything and remember that movie that I talked about a couple guests last year targets that turned out to be you know as Peter Bogdanovich, but it was a Roger Corman production. And the way he gave him the money to do that was you know, here's whatever$200,000 But there's two caveats. You have to hire Boris Karloff and you have to use footage from this other film that I've already shot. And, and then he made that really incredible movie. I don't know if he turned around and watched that. Oh, that's a great film. Yeah, so good criterion release. It is really really a great movie. Yeah, that's targets. I'm talking about yes, not target or target. Or target the Oliver Reed movie, which is also very good. Oh, and had what's his name? That was a cryptic con and didn't do well. Oh, yeah. Stephen McHattie Yeah, he was really quiet guy. Yeah, really is either shy or just lived his in his own seemed very interesting. Yeah. Well, let me get into exactly. Also, I saw some movies, you guys. So I'm kind of wondering if I'm gonna ride some kind of spider of wave that's going through Hollywood. I'm right here. I'm right here on the cusp, but I just watched a movie called sting. Oh yeah, I saw the I thought that it was gonna be the next like arachnophobia movie and somebody had to bring it to me that that was not in fact, what this movie was no and it's in it's okay. If what you're looking for is a kind of schlocky 80s horror film. It is that kind of movie. The lead is 12 year old girl, and she is fantastic. She's such a good actor. She's just like, wow, where do they find this chick? But she basically finds this weird spider and right off the bat, you know, we know what it is. It's basically a meteor comes shooting. And then by the time it hits Earth, it's about this big size of a pebble and it lands in her apartment complex. And then she catches it. And it starts growing, and it's very, very alien and venomous and all of this stuff. And it is fun, but not great. It's a spider though, and it's called sting. Okay, so now here's my thing. I was like, Why would you call this thing but and then I really got angry, because she looks up on her bookshelf and there's the Hobbit and she says, I know what I'm gonna call you know, like, yeah, you're gonna call her Sheila. Right? The spider from Oh, no. That she calls us thing based on the sword. Yeah. Oh, now Bilbo sword think? Oh, dear. What a weird what a choice to make. Yeah, really like this me off. Anyway, Sting is available as a rental. The effects are pretty good. So it's a good cool spider. No, I have it to my 100 100 Bear. Well, I saw Ghostbusters Fallen Empire at long last. You know, I think it's not as bad as how people have been saying but it's not good. It's you know, like it's a completely fine frozen empire. Yes. Oh, sorry. What did I say fallen frozen frozen empire. It's a completely fine film. It's things happen. It's fun and I love watching you know, a city get covered in ice. The only bummer is there's the big bad in it that shows up is like I'm here to get my revenge and no one shall survive and you get to see like they talked about how all these people are going to get frozen and how they're going to die. horrifically. Nobody dies. Nobody dies posters. You know. I have I have expected to say chew bubblegum and kick ass when you said I have come here to that would have been better. I mean, at least that would have been closer to being accurate. I was just like this guy. He's got no teeth to him. Because the all this like destruction and horrible things that are supposedly going to happen. Just conveniently don't actually hurt anybody. So weird. I pretty much hate hated this movie. Yeah, I thought it was really bad. Actually. I was like, why is this? Why is this storyline with Finn wolf hard so far removed from the rest of the team? Why is he up there with Slimer while the rest of the team is dealing with all this other stuff? And I was like, Oh, well, it's clear why they had him for seven days or something. And they couldn't do what they wanted with his character. Interesting. I just was like, No, it's more of the girls story. Now. I was fine with but there's all sorts of better ways to write that story to at least put them into the position. They're like, why is the girl that Finn's in love with from back east or Midwest or wherever they were? Yeah. Why is she's now also working for somebody over in New York. Right. But the the reason they give is that she's interning for something, right? And I was like, why are you guys making this so fucking difficult? The story doesn't have to be this complicated. There's 15 Fucking Ghostbusters. Now. They're they're all kids mostly and you're like, Okay, and that's part of the thing she she's not allowed to be on the team because she's a minor. And so you you get her storyline which I was like, Okay, this is the story we should be following. Yeah, all this other stuff is bullshit. I honestly I hadn't seen the other movie in a while. So I kind of forgot who those people were and why are they were there? Well, that is also a problem, right? You character. I don't know. I just was like, Oh, they're in a lab on heavy impact from the first movie. There wasn't a have the little marshmallow guys coming back. I was like, that's I don't know who was in love with these in the first place. But what they were in love with was the internet. Social media hit they got from that scene with Paul, and the little marshmallows in the restaurant or in the supermarket making a big, everybody posted and talked about that scene. Oh, it's like, well, let's try to do this again. Oh my god. I was like, why are you here? Like, why would anyone keep it like are kept one. And now look what's happened? Like, why did you keep one you knew what happened last time? I don't understand. So it's, it's so where everybody's saying now they've really captured the feel of the 80s those first two movies were made for adults who didn't have kids at them. What this has captured is that Goonies feel from the 80s which they turned Ghostbusters into now, and I was never a huge Ghostbusters guy anyway, so I don't really care. But I'm also like, I don't know, there's, there's a way to tell a story. And I feel like these people who are making a million dollars to write a story should fucking know how to do it, then, do we know if this movie ended up like making any money or paid the same amount as the last movie did? But it costs 40 million more than the last movies. So I think what they're realizing or they're gonna have to realize is we have a set audience for this film, and it is probably the adults who liked the old films. And it's not going to grow because the movies just aren't that good. Yeah. Yeah, I just would like to go to the theater and not have the option of getting a slime or popcorn bucket. Like, there's they're just everywhere. Nobody buys Yes, but did you get the dune? Those are gone. Those are gone. But I could get a Garfield popcorn bucket that's Garfield movie is coming because I guess Garfield on his way. So yeah, I felt like it was it was okay. It was watchable. And there was I liked the story of the girl and the ghost and there was a lot of lesbian tensioning going on. I don't know if that was on purpose or not. But I'm sure it was on purpose. But since she was a minor, they probably had to tone it way down. Yeah, there was very much no interaction. They don't I don't remember if they've been hold hands. I think there was like, Oh, I'm a ghost too now, but okay. I don't know why. Why did you become a little fun Casper? Yeah, yeah, I remember I thought it was still I think they're all still better than that female Ghostbusters movie, which was just insulting. I felt like, like, it didn't matter that it was women or men or anybody. It was just so poorly written and so poorly crafted and with such ill intention, but just Yeah. So it's not gonna be bad. At least they tried. You know, I appreciate you coming out and saying that there was so much virtue signaling coming on with that. female Ghostbusters movie came on. Everybody's saying this is a really fucking great movie. And I was like, This is not a great movie, and you're hurting your cause when you make us pretend that these are great movies. Yeah, no, it was poor, poor storytelling. I mean, I also still cringe whenever I watch the Avengers. And the women get together in that second movie battling fantasy is the end game. Okay, well, I kind of liked that show. I have a problem with that. I don't know there was a moment where it's like, Oh, do we have to? Like it's just I don't know, if it happens naturally. That's one thing. But if it's so unnatural that you're like, I didn't see these characters here before. I don't know why you're here. Why do you know each other? Well, I mean, it's, it's fine. But for me, it just felt very, like I'd rather it just happened because like, it makes sense in the story, rather than like, we're going to shoehorn it in so we can get some applause. Once you get a group of that size together. It's hard to naturally create little moments that aren't that don't feel somewhat contrived. Now. Why is like why does this guy have to be with this guy at that time? And why does this that's just as just a big group dynamic Shit happens. It's fine. I'm probably the only one who found that you're kidding. But there is something about now I'm just so aware of these things that whenever it happens, like that's I do kind of love in what's the Amazon superhero voice? Like whenever they do the girls get it done? Like yeah, it's just yeah, it's just so tongue in cheek like yes, it's that thing over and over and over again. Boys is full of Yeah, pick your poison. Who does have Vanessa be the one shitting on women this witness is usually shitting on people profiting off of the concept that women are strong BY FAKE making them strong. That's what I'm shitting on. Let's isn't that what movies are fake making everybody something oh my god how are you taking this argument right now? How to Create a dick for no resources poking the bear man she's movies. Let's I think my end Game has always it's movies that take far too much. Too many people live their lives thinking they're going to be Rambo. Rambo is not real. Rambo probably would have been destroyed my second one turns towards the camera with a can of Pepsi and clicks it open and goes ah refreshing. That's a lot different than Rambo being Rambo, right? Like we kind of agree that there's a difference between selling something, if with bad hearts and bad minds. The straight Rambo's not real. Right? Yes, sorry. Yeah, you're not going to buy an M 60. And become Rambo. Anyways, so switching from giant giant budgets. Yeah, I'm gonna talk about over the next two films. I'm gonna talk about two of the movies from Krypton Seattle this year. There are a couple really outstanding films with all respect to Calvin and Joe. I love you guys. You do great. You did great stuff, but your stuff gets a lot of distribution. Are there these are a couple that damn one is called Winter Island. Oh, yeah. Winter Island, which was shot in Fife. Washington. Was that really five? Yeah. Oh my god. Directed by Tony up when I got there. When a young girls there's a young girl found dead on a small wooden Island. Her brothers start to have postmortem visions of her and evil presences within their own family. It's incredibly well shot. It is really well acted. It is one of the top production horror films I've seen shot in Washington, which with an entirely Washington based has some great shot choices in there. It's just a beautiful movie throughout. And Dan Gilbert is involved with it. Of course. Yeah. religious zealotry family drama come together in what is a really dark film in a lot of ways. It did when the captain Seattle best film this year. Oh, awesome. And I hope it gets distribution, I'm sure it will have, at the very least to the level of dance film Cthulhu should get along those words. It's, it seems like something shutter would pick up because they're just steeped in family drama The last couple of years, especially last year. So hopefully it'll get picked up. And if you get a chance check out winter Island, because it's really an interesting film, man. That's cool. I'm sorry, I missed that. Okay, I also saw Abigail. Oh, how is that frustrating? Oh, no. It's not a great movie. But it's got some cool moments in it. And I have to wonder, no, no, there's just no way that a company would do this. But if you don't know that she's a vampire at the beginning, you won't find out until about 40 minutes into the film. Oh, really? And I'm like, what would you have done if you had marketed this differently? And you just go to this movie, and the first people there are the first ones to find out Holy shit, she's a vampire. But instead, we were we were marketed a film about a vampire ballerina killing all these people. Yeah. And that doesn't really happen until, you know, 40 minutes into the film, when she decides to kind of reveal this to them and started killing them and playing with her food and all this stuff. So it's almost like from dusk till dawn, you know, that switch becomes so huge. But prior to that you think you're watching a heist movie. So man, yeah, a cool way they could have done that trailer instead would have been to start off with their like kidnapping or whatever, you know, these these whatever and then just not show the big bad that's chasing them around. You know, and just have them do reaction shots of there's something in this house. Yeah, not mention like what that thing is like that could have been a good way to do it. But no, they they gave it away immediately in the trailer. I just thought it was gonna happen in the first like, 10 minutes. No, and it would have been, it would have been a dead giveaway. This is based on the old Universal film, Dracula's daughter, it would have been a dead giveaway to us that original title. So why hide it as Abigail and then have a poster of her as a vampire and all this stuff. Just like this was clearly meant to be a surprise reveal that they just gave away. Somebody on the marketing team was like, No, this is the selling point. This is what's gonna get butts in seats. Well, it should have. It is a very well made movie. It's very gory. It's got a lot of fun in it, a lot of humor in it. But there was just something missing for the Blumhouse film. You know, I don't know if it is or not. They just name was kinda like, it sounds familiar. Sounds a little too good to be a Blumhouse movie. That's fair. Avigail, yeah, Avigail Okay, well, I will maybe not check that out as soon as I would have otherwise. Show that I ended up watching three body problem Did either of you guys check this out? I watched the first two episodes. Okay. Oh my god, this shows so good. It's just so so good. It's based off of a novel series. Science fiction. Wow, where the concept is that oh my god brain work? What is this show about? Video game? Oh yeah, I might have talked about this a little bit before but where the scientists are being kind of killed off slash committing suicide slash disappearing and that science no longer makes sense. And the show just it kind of starts off setting up some mysteries and then as it continues, it just raises the stakes over and over and over again. And every time you think there's a little twist of like, oh, okay, it's gonna be okay because of blank. Blank ends up not being okay. And you're like, oh my god, now what? Okay, so you really do get left at the end wanting so much more. And I'm really excited. They did get picked up for at least one more, if not two more seasons. And it is constructed for anybody who's reading the books or read the books is constructed a bit differently than them so there are plenty of surprises in it. What is this one? It's on Netflix Netflix. Yeah, this is the one though where they've all got the bespoke I can't remember if it's a headset or something that brings them into the world we are they don't all only a couple of them are have this headset and it's very strange, like you put it on, there's no there's no wires, there's nothing it just looks like a big metal piece you put it on. And then you're immersed into this completely realistic VR world where there's something called the three body problem and you're trying to you're you're trying to figure out like what, how to fix what's going on. And you're presented with a scenario after scenario after scenario. And eventually it kind of unlocks a greater piece of the story of what's happening on earth at that time. But all these people are like where did this come from that we do not have this tech right here. And these things are showing up on people's doorsteps with their names engraved on it and if it's not your headset or meant for you, it won't work it'll just kill you immediately in the VR in the VR world and then you but you do feel something horrible and then you wake up and you're like ah by the the the host AI henna is just like I'm sorry to use you do not get to be here. So it just Yeah, it's interesting in the way that it presents the story and unfolds the story which I think could have really failed it's a difficult story to tell so I'm I'm pretty stoked about how they approached it. Wow sounds pretty cool. I gotta get back to it. Definitely check it out. Definitely finished it up. All right for my second one from Krypton Seattle. We've got that mysterious ways. Did you watch this one with the okay director Tyler eaten so horror comedy about to sibling youth pastor and I'm sorry I did another great another religion who decided that one of their people their friends is is moving away from God and they want to pull them back because you know she's like dancing and doing evil shit like that. So they can conduct demonic ceremony or they accidentally do it correctly. And summon demonic spirit to rampage on Halloween night as giant satanic force that is trying to end the world. So the scales escalate quite high. And it it is pretty funny bombing alright know I found it pretty funny. I mean, I I don't have a great as me. No, I don't have a great sense of humor. But I still think that it was quirky. Yes, in a very endearing way. I think that they did a good job with their character. I mean, the characters are so fun, like the way they're written and the kind of way they approach things. There were moments where I found the lead girl kind of irritating. I think that's sort of her character though. Yeah, that was intentional. But yeah, she she is and she's a little misguided at times and very naive. But fairly well acted and directed. It is definitely shows its budget a little more than winter Island does. But I think it's definitely going to get picked up and be available. I would definitely watch for the mystery mysterious ways as well because it's the rare horror comedy that it's funny and it's just yeah it's really clever it's just a really clever film there were definitely constant little fun surprise with them was this local film also no this was a avec la based in mysterious ways I will look for it okay well why don't we take a little break then and then when we come back we're gonna be talking about Jesus Christ Jesus Christ introducing the Jesus Christ action figure was walk on water action I'm Jesus king. The king of the Jews watch up Jesus it's a trap crucify Him that Jesus Christ action figure boy said collect all three, redeem UPCS from specially marked packages and when the Spear of destiny I'm invincible the holy grail to live forever and the Ark of the Covenant the Jesus Christ action figure by set, go ahead throw the first stone Hello. Let's see who's called the strange aeons radio hotline. Hey, Eric, congratulations on the connoisseur. And by the way, this Mike abrazo. Anyhow, it sounds like it was a success. People loved it. Can't wait to see it. But also, one thing I really wanted to point out what this call was, after hearing about the photo shoot infamous photo shoot Kelly Young is wondering if Vanessa wouldn't mind switching seats with him for this show that at show and just maybe Kelly can get centerstage we get some, you know, some Magnum Blue Steel, the T grip, you know, seduce the camera. Well, that type of shit. Anyhow, so I got to say, if you'd like to call the strange aeons radio hotline, dial 253-237-4266. Nobody and we're back. Vanessa, I have a bone to pick with you. Oh, no. Okay. Carlos thinks that I hate you. So this will all feed into that anyway. But a little peek behind the curtain we're recording to on a week where we only had one week to watch two movies. Yes. And you do this thing that infuriates me. You pick a sub genre that is so fucking specific. That gives us a limited amount of films to choose from. And a my my ask would be I know you did this because you want to talk about the certain film Yeah, perhaps you could have found something a little more generic inside that film to make it about and still spoke about that film but given us a chance to also find a movie I did kind of open it up bigger but and maybe you missed that part of our text chain. I was I just went right into redline theory. First words are like why would you do this to me? It's true. I do come up with things that are sometimes freakishly specific and I do apologize but then other times I'll do something like snow Yeah, and then you're like Ah Wow, just any film which doesn't have to fog that. Yeah. My point is this on a on a week where we only have one week to watch two movies I'd love something about snow Okay, well next time when we only have one week I will try to go for the largest possible rains just umbrella and Eric How about you guys? We do a scary movie this way. Thank God anything I've already seen a million times. Alright, so what is our sub genre this week though our assumption era is most specifically Jesus but on a larger scale I opened it up to say you know any deity would be great so I did this because I'm very interested in talking about a film that I was shown a trailer for called Black Easter. Target acquired rally on me. Truth of matter transfer sciences attempt To complete the first major transformation, it wants to be long before we can transfer supplies, bombs and more. We can strike any GPS coordinate away from the computer in my wildest expectations that would have never figured that you would create time travel in my mind is racing with the possibilities. Transferring matter was bad enough the Time Travel Area Jesus, Jesus is God I think you can take care of her for sure we have a problem. She says God he can't be killed by men. That's not factually correct. He was actually killed by men if you really are if you can stop these bots just killed off every Christian that ever existed. From 2021 Kind of. It's also known as assassin 33 ad for 2020 is re released slash recut his black Easter in 2021. Kind of the Director's Cut sometimes but anyway, Rotten Tomatoes score for black Easter is 64% from critics and 35% from audiences. Both of those numbers are egregious ly too high. However, under the title of assassin 33 ad it has 65% from critics and 100% from audience that is weird. Uh huh. Because it is definitely a Jesus film where they got people who are in church to go and sort of like the God is not dead movies. Yeah, it isn't. It isn't. It's very strange. I'll get into it. But I will say most accurately IMDb gave it one and a half stars and I'd say that is much closer. Thank you IMDb for that budget is I have no idea I could not find anything for the life of me. It has no Wikipedia page for either those film titles, which is strange. Director writer Jim Carroll. He has three films, three film credits to his name. This film twice, and evil behind you from 2006 is starring Morgan Roberts as RAM the genius 35 credits. stuff I've never heard of including the weed show letter love letters to Mary Jane, zombies and assholes and Alien Theory. Donny Boaz as Brant who has lost his faith in God is 128 credits including 112 episodes of Young and the Restless as chance and a ton of BCD tear movies, TV, movies, etc. Jason Castro is Jesus he has three credits to his name, guess which two are the same movie. Gerardo de Villa as Rashad the billionaire, he has 84 credits and he's in much bigger movies like Guardians of the Galaxy Volume three Suicide Squad, the purge, but all in very, very tiny roles. So the story is we start the movie with a ton of awards and laurels. about like how great it is screeners? Yeah, I know. It's not a festival screener. It's just boasting, it's like we have in this big festivals, too. And it's like mostly screenplay awards. I'm like, okay, and then it brings the title up, but it has the gold laurels around it. And I'm like, some balls. All right. And then we start with a view of a dorky sounding young man named Rahm, who says he's incredibly intelligent. In fact, he is smarter than Einstein. And he has invented time travel. But it is too complex for us to understand because we are only in one of the set branches. And we can't see it the way he can from above. So he's going to tell us his story, starting with how he's at community college, and he's sitting on a girl who's also quote, unquote, very smart after telling her he graduated from MIT. I don't know why he's here. I mean, I think they're meant to be at a cool, good smart college, but it's clearly like looks like a community college setting. He then wows her somehow with his boasting about himself and she basically asks him out in the most unrealistic, undeserved asking you I've seen that I've ever seen on a film. Next we see him and other scientists sometime later, working on a matter transport machine, his quote unquote best friend, a young black guy who were He's to take any of their science seriously and messes with the experiment pretty badly. Probably could have killed everyone. But it's okay because he's funny and zany. And another smart guy who's definitely ripped off of a show called atypical about an intelligent autistic boy, obsessed with penguins. I know this because I've seen the show and this guy looks exactly like him. And he carries around a stuffed penguin for no reason that he's smart and doesn't get it and I was like, This is fucking rough. Anyways, a billionaire has funded their research. And in an experiment, they accidentally blow up his lab, they expect the guy to come in fire them all, whatever. Instead, he comes in congratulates them, because for a split second matter was transported from one pet to the next. And he gives them a better lab and more money down the hall apparently, and tells them to just keep going. It's just they're ready to go. Like they just walked down the hall. They're like, here's your new lab. Perfect. Okay, who was why slap here? When, so his girlfriend is there with him as part of the team. And when they're making out in the lab one time, they actually intercept a signal where they find out that they're, the donor is talking to a well known terrorist about this machine that they're inventing and how they're going to use it for transport weaponry. Rahm apparently doesn't care because he keeps doing the science, a successfully cross the matter transporter, and then realizes he has also crafted time travel. He tries to hide this from the billionaire. But he figures it out and immediately sends a bunch of soldiers back in time to kill Jesus to stop all Christians from existing and or prove he that Jesus was never resurrected. And he's a big old liar. So yes, now a lot of time travel high jinks ensue, mostly involving going back to Jesus's time over and over again and Rahm having to learn how to forgive the man that kills his girlfriend and one of them. And also that man needing to learn to forgive God who killed his wife and daughters. And then like four different endings, one of which, in which the guy who learns to forgive God then decides he he's now paraplegic, and he can't get a job. And now he's mad at God again. So this movie, it is a giant fucking mess. Video kind of helps sort of sometimes explain what's going on, but it also massively hurts it because you're like, This guy is not charismatic. And he's like, Hey, guys, let me tell you about the story of how we got here. And you're like, fucking Shut up. There's also two moments, not one, but two moments where the billionaire is a Muslim. And he says, they stop the movie, and they go, now let's be clear. Not all Muslims. This is an extremist group. And you're like, Brava. Wow, wait, wait, wait. We're not racist, nor should you hate Muslims after watching this movie. There are many line fumbles throughout this film, but they kept those tapes in. I do not know why. I think parts of it are filmed in one of the mega churches because they're weird looking rooms and weird looking places out here. One of the main weapons that the bad guys use are these teeny tiny little tasers which are hilarious every time they're like, get down. I know. Garage Door opens next door. Lots of shooting people in the face including Jesus. characters end up becoming main people in the resurrection story including the angels who tell Mary Magdalene and the other another woman I think it's meant to be married Jesus mother, but anyway that Jesus has risen. Also the man who helps Jesus carry the cross is the fun black guy Simon. The two guys sacrificed with him on the crosses next to him are actually two of the soldiers who had been sent back in time because they tried to blend in but then immediately stole and then killed some people anyways, ends with the billionaire stealing Jesus's blood and resurrecting him one on a timeline where he then creates the Antichrist this opening the put option for a sequel. Incredible. Um, it's not a secret Jesus movie, like they do just kind of upfront make you know, it's it's gonna be a bunch of scientists who don't understand God but will eventually learn to love him like you kind of get that. But it is so bad. It's so fucking bad. It is kind of great, because it is so bad. Um, little trivia The movie starts by listing several awards, none of which can be confirmed. The director clarified that the movie allegedly won all those awards under a different title, resurrection time conspiracy, which also cannot be confirmed. This is re edited from the other version which was released in 2020 dev.org. The faith and family My focus reviews for today's media approves this for all ages even though Jesus is shot in the face. No way to treat a messiah. I found a couple of good IMDb reviews. Spa Lonnie 177 says the movie starts with a lot of prices it claims to have one during the opening credits. If a movie needs a proof that it is a good to start with that prices it one before the movie came out, it never can be good. And indeed after a few minutes, the bad acting story line, special effect etc make this one of the worst movies I've ever seen self proclaimed price winner three out of 10 that was the most popular review. That is English for a second language. And just just one more review from Mickey Nemo 87795 says not well scripted, and the effects were not great. I would save your money and go for a walk outside to out of time. QUESTION Yes. You wanted to see this movie? Why? The trailers just incredible. It's like the girlfriend whose religious yelling at him at one point, save Jesus. And then seeing one of the soldiers walk up to Jesus and say if you truly are the Son of God, you can stop these bullets and then just unloaded Jesus. And you're just like, I have to see this movie. I have to see this movie. Wow. Sure. You know, there are some times that you cannot miss the opportunity to see something that has such so greatly missed the mark of maybe its intention. Anyway, I would love to know what you guys pick. I can't wait to never watch the 10 minutes on the buzzer and I am talking about the 2001 classic Jesus Christ vampire hunter in the new millennium, vampires no longer fear of the sun now they're going to learn it's time to fear the Son of God the living dead out of the living even the Messiah needs a little help. Caracas is Jesus Christ vampire hunter a budget of about $100,000 Canadian box office I couldn't find one tomatoes critics give this 80% Wow Rotten Tomatoes audience gives it 59% If this if there was 1000 $100,000 spent on this, I would be surprised. Very very surprised. Our film cost will be 30 some 3027. Both posted went up a little bit Chaput shooting budget. This does not look as good as our film by any stretch. Oh so and it was shot you know just couple years beforehand All right, directed by lead to marbre who has 13 credits including the dead sleep easy summers moon and enter the drag dragon written by Ian Driscoll who has nine credits including the dead sleepeezee Smash cut and the path of totality and starring Phil Caracas who has 12 credits including reawakening hot knives and enter the drag dragon Muriel var hail year who has two credits, this and hairy knuckles and the pearl necklace. Oh, yeah, and Maria Melton, who has one credit this is her only credit it also stars Tim Jefferies in Driscoll, Josh grace and Tracy Lance. Okay guys right off the bat. This film starts and I was like this is a very, very low budget film. Woman has parked a car in a parking garage and is getting out of it. This is in the middle of the day, mind you. And she has been attacked by a female vampire bites her in the neck although we don't see any kind of penetration and then licks of blood off of her face, leaving the woman dead next to her car all In the middle of the day, oh, well, we then meet a Catholic priest coming out of a church, traditionally dressed in the black suit with a white collar and he approaches a young punk who's reading a newspaper. And the punk is stereotypical 1980s return to the living dead punk, spiked pink hair spiked collar and cuffs, denim vest, military boots, all of that stuff. But as the priest gets closer, we realized that this punk spiked collar also has the little white priests collar in it. And he is also a Catholic priest. Oh, the paper he is reading has a headline of how lesbians are being murdered in Ottawa BC. So the two priests talked about how it is clearly the work of vampires who are killing all these lesbians clearly, and somehow using them to be able to walk about in the daylight. And there is only one person who can fight off the vampires. That man's name is Jesus Christ. So these two priests head to the beach, where they find Jesus, baptizing somebody in the lake. Wait, this is a very typical white Jesus, long hair robes, sandals, etc. I would have loved to have seen a black Jesus or even a brown Jesus, somebody who looks like they might have been wandering the shores of the Mediterranean See, 2000 years ago, but no, no, definitely not. They tell Jesus about the problem with the vampires, and he agrees to help, but just then they're attacked by three vampires. The two priests are killed. But Jesus is able to kill two of the Vampires by blessing the entire lake and throwing them in. Oh, pretty good, actually. So basically an entire lake of holy water. Jesus then goes to get a haircut, completely cybers engineering, and then launches into his first musical number. Oh, did I not mention this is also a musical? I suppose it is, but there really only two musical numbers in it. And I will just say that they are not very good. Oh, dear, there is a great scene where a group of atheists commanded by the vampires attack Jesus. It's pretty funny because it's all mostly kung fu action in a public park. So you can see people on the sidelines watching Jesus fight off all these atheists. And he gets attacked by five or six people at a time, which is funny because they have parked a car and then we see five or six people come out of it. And then after he beats them all up, we see five or six more come out of it until there's like 30 Atheists well, and he ends up fighting them all and defeating them all. And he basically has to walk through this maze of unconscious or dead bodies to get out of the park, which was kind of funny. From here, he meets Mary Magnum in a shimmery red jumpsuit, who has come to help him fight off the vampires, and together, they infiltrate the hospital where the dead bodies of lesbians are being kept and discover that mad scientists, Dr. Pretorius is performing skin transplants to make the vampires immune to sunlight. Or what the fuck? I'm not sure how that works, but they do mention that the reason they are targeting lesbians is because nobody will miss them. So there's a bit of social commentary going on here. Wow. Come on. During a rooftop battle, Jesus and Mary are defeated, and Jesus barely escaped with his life. But Mary is bitten and becomes a vampire. Oh, no. at his lowest point, Jesus then talks to God and a bowl of strawberry shortcake. And God says Mexican wrestler El Santo to help Jesus. You are selling the hell out of this movie. at a nightclub they ended up slaying dozens of vampire shortly after Jesus's second musical number by the way, but El Santo and his assistant are captured. Now Jesus must head to huge junkyard for the final conflict. Wow. Will Jesus be able to make it in time and save his friend El Santo. Willie find out that the original priest who set out to help them is also a vampire and was double crossing him the entire time. And will the love light of Jesus? Finally take out the group of vampire surround again and cure Mary's vampirism and cure the vampire woman Mary has fallen in love with and then as they start making out Well Jesus kind of give them a crypto look and then walk slowly away this movie is not very good. It is shot with available light. It looks like everything was done in one take. The music is awful. The acting is awful, but it does look like they had a really good time making it. Yeah. First I was like this seems like this is going to offend a lot of people but it's just way too silly to be any kind of real offensive. So yeah, the movie is all heart and if you're not into movies that are so bad that good. I would not recommend that you watch this film. It is definitely no fist of Jesus. Hey, that being said I had a good enough time with it. I have a little bit of trivia. The film was shot on weekends during a two year period. Sure. There's a character named Matt exceed Shrek, which is obviously named after Max Shreck who played Count Orlok in Nosferatu. I like this one. This is IMDb trivia. The fight in the park with the atheist was shot in a single day. It looks like it was shot in one take. Took all of the six minutes it takes up in the film, so this one surely has to be a joke. It says author Stephenie Meyer actually took inspiration from the vampire glitter attack scene, leading her to make her own vampire sparkle in the light. I'm going to guess that this was written as a joke by somebody associated with the film festival. Jesus Christ vampire hunter is available on TV. That's where my film is available. Yes. In good. in good conscious, I cannot recommend this. So. But I appreciate you giving me the chance to find this cinematic Jim. Turned on my buzzer off. I feel sarcasm in the air. Don't Don't Don't turn. And Eric, I've given you 10 minutes. I am going to take a portion of those 10 minutes and talk briefly about the movie you mentioned at the end. There is a wonderful, fantastic, a sanely violent, ridiculously fun short film called fist of Jesus. And you can actually find that at fist of jesus.com Oh, where you can purchase a Blu ray? A 10 Year Anniversary Edition plus a whole bunch of other shit. Well worth watching. Absolutely. Okay, so well for the last fun stuff here. Is that a shorter feature? 11 minutes or unfortunately I think they were trying to make it into a feature or taking up your time Eric? Oh no, they tried to make it into a feature but the Kickstarter failed to recover. Gotcha. But it's brilliant. You'll love what he does with the fishes. Oh my gosh. So this is I'm going to be talking about less fun film called The Sacrament here we are welcome to Eden parish. You guys build all this father had a vision and we built heaven here. You guys ready? We've been to some of the most chaotic war torn places in the world, but never for something as bizarre as this. Who is father. He's the guy that started all of this. We speak with him at some point he agreed to sit for an interview tonight at the Galleria don't deserve the credit. You come down here and I'll give you a place to live. I'll give you a job. I'll give you a bed. These people my family it's been pretty amazing. Everyone we talked to seems to feel that this is everything they ever wanted and they all credit you when you write this up. Just know that you're dealing with their guides. What are they doing with guns? You don't know what's really going on here. It's not what it seems what's happened these people want to leave they have their suitcases packed. I have no idea what to do not get involved in this. Please take my dog Cameron, I want you to film this. It's important we can't let him go back to New York. This is the last second how many more people can fit in this take me say Ty west from from 2013 The ratings are 65 from critics 47 from crowd seems fair. budget was 4 million opening weekend at at $581. Total a little over$9,000 So I don't know what kind of a release it got. But it wasn't big. What year was this? 2013 So it's right in that it was streaming might have had a theatrical failure. I mean here as I said it's directed by Ty west to you might know from Pearl the innkeepers X Kevin Feige fever to Why did you take that one written by Ty West who you might know from Pearl, the innkeepers X Campaign for to house of the devil. There we go got one was good ones. Joe Swanberg was a lead actor. He's in your next double x proxy, horrible way to die and a lot of tie West's other stuff. AJ Bowen who's in the guest, your next, a horrible way to die. And the house of the devil. And Kentucky oddly, who was in VHS, her smell, she dies tomorrow. And finally Amy Seimetz who was in Sweet Tooth pet cemetery 2019 Alien Covenant and also a horrible way to die, which is actually a fairly decent film. Okay, this is a movie that is very obviously following a particular idea. The movie is framed as a vise story, I mean, as actual vise it's not a mic release or something like that they use the vice logo they have all that stuff 2013 vices a little more interesting. And it has become since then the kind of the stories about a guy whose sister was supposed to join a like an extreme get over alcohol or drug dealer stuff like that grew up in Mississippi, but somehow this group just up and disappeared and moved to an undisclosed country you're getting where this might be going yet. They're given flight instructions and told a Holic helicopter will meet them to take them to the camp. Um, kind of how do you get on a plane and not know what your destination is? Here's your redacted ticket. But so this is a found footage film, but it works well enough because it's all based around them going down there as a news team to get the story. So it doesn't really get in the way although at the end, it becomes like maybe maybe the cameras wouldn't be catching. But the three men arrive in camp and start talking to people some are interested some avoid them. The interview shows a wide variety people seem to very happy in the world that they've been brought into, which was started by the Father. The Father, when he shows up evokes very much the person this movie is obviously based on Jim Jones. He has the same kind of dark to light sunglasses that Jones worn sort of dresses I come although he is the actress much older than Jim Jones. Big man playing him. His one of his biggest claims to fame was being in one of the great movie scenes ever. Which the Coen Brothers film about the killer who's got the hair high pressured, like Oh, No Country for Old Man. That scene with the quarter. He played the guy behind the counter. Oh, that is a fabulous scene. Yeah. And he is very good in this. They do. The interview segment with the father is incredibly well done. The performances are really solid from all the leads involved. The guy who played this the father apparently has a speech at one point that uncut ran 17 minutes long, and he did it all in one take. And that's what they used. Whoa. So he was quite good at what he was doing. After this interview, you know, still seems like everybody's all happy and having a good old time. A little girl that they'd seen earlier. Hand some a note that says please help us. And the the reaction from the guys is all pretty great. It's like oh shit. Now we actually have to do something don't wait. We could have just left feeling this was a little uncomfortable. But nope. Now we got to do something. After the notarise the movie definitely ramps up. It gets a lot more intense the tension is well founded and well earned. Ty West This is probably one of my tie West films I've enjoyed the most. He's a talented filmmaker. This one works for what it is fairly well. Then, of course, if you know Jonestown you know how Jonestown ends and this ends that way. Oh, yeah. And it's like the last 30 minutes of the movie. So that speech that he gives about why we have to drink and leave this world and all the it's just, it's very, very hard to watch. It was very difficult to see the people drinking this stuff and moving forward and following a cult leader to the ends no matter what that end is. I felt they needed a few more people to rebel against because I know a lot of the people in Jonestown did try to leave but were shot me And they did touch on that a little bit but the the tighter story of the brother and the sister and the scene with them is uncomfortable I could see how you watch this and don't invest yourself in it it just would wash over you I got myself fully invested in this film so this ending was like Jesus I'm hating watching this I don't like this this is painful. The those late later scenes like I mentioned earlier to stretch the found footage stuff because not the camera crew. Well, why is this extra person carrying the camera around setting it up for this perfect shot. Sounds like it looks good. It looks better than a lot of found footage films that really has a solid camera technique. The movie was shot in chronological order. It was produced by Eli Roth Ty West and 13 more people ate the cabins in the villages called Eden Parrish. They built all the cabins for the movie from the ground up. So they they look pretty good. I mean, I was feeling that you guys leave them there for people to use. You could have they're pretty solid. At least the hero ones were. Jean Jones is the name of the actor that played Jim Jones. But there's where there's where I wrote it down. Maybe best now for incredible coin flip scene and No Country for Old Men. But an Amy, Amy Jo and AJ were all in the film you're next as well. And which also pretty solid film. So you know they're all good acting, well done. uncomfortable to watch. is definitely based on Johnstown, mass suicide in Guiana in 1978. Jim Jones was also referred to as the Father by his followers. And if you're into that kind of stuff, check it out. If you're not, don't because it is solidly a found footage newsreel movie that if you buy into will work if you don't, I could see what just completely bore the crap out of you. Right. Okay. Wow. Gosh, I remember seeing a trailer for this. And I'm just I'm shocked it did so poorly. That's too bad. Is it came out after some of his other work, or was that one of his first thing on the 13th? Yeah, that would have been kind of I think after maybe after innkeepers effect, I'm not sure. But it was definitely after house of the devil. Hmm. Wow. Yeah. Yeah, there's there's got to be a story behind that box office. Yeah. Yeah. Nothing I could find but I'd imagine there is especially when you got 15 producers. Okay, I'm not gonna watch that movie. I might. Eric. This means that next week is your sub genre. It is my sub genre. What show why sub genre be? I wonder what should we talk about? Next week just went out for a second. What are we talking? No, no know. I'll think on it for a moment. It will come to me. We're definitely talking about Peter Cushing. Cool. I like that idea. A lot. It's been a while since we've focused on an individual performer and you know, he seems like a guy worth talking about. Like there was Christopher Lee that we've done before. So right, right. crushing on Cushing. Oh, already there landed. Okay, so I like that idea. Lots of good movies to pick from there. I've got a little indie called Star Wars that I'd like to introduce. You guessed it. Man, I'd love to hear about that. Yeah, wars in the stars. Hmm. This is the part where we say thanks, everybody who's liking sharing posts who's participating in the value for value model which is of course, the way that you help support the show. If you get some kind of value out of this, put some kind of value back. We can't tell you how much value you get out of it. You decide that for yourself. You get enough value that she was vacuumed during it. Hey, cool, right if you sit down and take notes about the movies excellent. 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