Lao Tzu said "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Welcome to the first step. Matt and Bob, along with reluctant Baltimore funny-man John Bennett, sit down to begin their 7 month long, 14 episode quest through the entirety of the AIR BUD cinematic universe with the movie that an empire rose from: AIR BUD! Join these tired souls as they close out 2016 spinning conspiracy theories about the underground napkin industry, Christian symbolism and excessive interspecies bukkake baked in the DNA of a sports dog movie.
Matt and Bob invite returning guest, bass guitarist and comedy enthusiast Curt Schmelz to celebrate the season by watching a movie about extreme personal failure, atomic threat awareness, sewer-dwelling alcholics and uh...CHRISTMAS!!! Join these three merry gents as they sit down for the over-2 hour long Sion Sono directed LOVE & PEACE! A movie that makes you question if it's traditional for Japanese people to throw living puppies directly into the sewer. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
SPOILERS! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED! The MOUND men are finally back and they all saw a star war. Listen in as two STAR WARS fans, a Harrison Ford apathy fetishist, and Rex Anderson discuss the Gareth Edwards directed ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Huey likes the world building, Bob has a conspiracy theory, John weeps when his Ewok knowledge gets woke, and Rex just wants to understand WHY? Never forget, Darth Vader WEARS A MASK, so spend lots of money to resurrect the dead OTHER guy.
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Bob and Matt finally reach the third movie in their ACTION PACKED 4 MOVIE MARATHON DVD BOX SET with the 1986 still-sane Gary Busey vehicle EYE OF THE TIGER! Join the bonus boys as they force Baltimore filmmaker and horror-buff Jon Boushell to slog through the tonal earthquake of pure silence and horrific meandering violence produced by a record company. A movie named after the theme song to another movie! Get ready to sleep in a house made of crackers and to bury your wife's coffin again because Yaphet Kotto doesn't know what he wants!
After a long hiatus and a move to a new, smaller home for THUNDER GRUNT (hello PodBean!) BONUS DISC is back! Matt and Bob welcome returning guest, CRY-BABY actor, Huey Hesson and newcomer, sleep study professional, Sarah Danger Underhill to watch the second movie in the ACTION PACKED 4 MOVIE MARATHON DVD COLLECTION: ALIENATOR! What did they learn? Evil people from space love deers and having exponentially extended orgasms.
In a baffling twist of betrayal it turns out that Matthew and Bob were in fact evil all along, fooling this week’s guest, Supreme Baltimore Creative: Tyler Merchant, into a false sense of security about his friendships! What is Tyler’s punishment for being so trusting? He was tied to a chair and tortured with a car battery connected, NOT TO HIS LEGS, but to the material of his pants and forced to watch Fred Olen Ray‘s 1987 masterpiece Cyclone (1987 film)! Join these three as they waffle through the complex corridors of this motorcycle movie that’s really about magic batteries, Jeffrey Combs nonchalant murder, and the ungodly tragedy of Jenkins. RIP.
They did it. Bob, Matt and a revolving door of Baltimore’s best guests have somehow generated over 50 hours of scene by scene analysis of obscure, weird, garbage, forgotten movies all right here on BONUS DISC! To celebrate this milestone the guys invite premiere friend of the show, Camp Killerdirector Shawn Jones, and returning guest, star of Driven To Succeed Kathy Carson, to watch one of the most inexplicably vile Roger Corman movies ever made: Humanoids from the Deep! Join this foursome on a journey through not only the film itself, but the making of featurette which puts an already unexplainable, disjointed mess in a rather depressing new light! Take a sexy shower, pop open a can of salmon and listen up!
WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE GO GET BOBBY! Matt and Bob are joined by Rex Anderson to watch a movie Rex graciously, and happily, paid for: EXCESSIVE FORCE II: FORCE ON FORCE! The guys dig deep into this sequel without ever having seen the first movie and boy oh boy do they enjoy this incredibly shot, completely forgotten 90’s vhs gem. Everyone rush to the cemetery and for the love of god find Bobby’s cigs!
Please support independent, local filmmaking! Please Support Baltimore filmmakers! Please never stop creating! Why is Bob saying this? Well him and Matt, along with returning guest, writer of Meanwhile, at the Skull Base, Bryan Preston stumble upon a dvd for a film they didn’t realize was a locally made piece of Baltimore underground filmmaking. It was RISE AND FALL...IN LOVE. They watched it, they had thoughts about it, AND DESPITE THOSE THOUGHTS they really are legitimately excited to see the other movies from filmmaker Lee Doll advertised on the DVD! But yeah…the thoughts aren’t great. SUPPORT INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS! NEVER STOP CREATING!
Baltimore Comedian Tommy Sinbazo, co-host of the LaughFinder Podcast and actor on Meanwhile, at the Skull Base, joins Matthew and Bob to watch what is quite possibly the most inexplicable BONUS DISC movie so far unearthed! Say hello to TIME BURST: THE FINAL ALLIANCE, an action time-travel movie without action or time-travel. Listen in as the guys try to discern if there was supposed to be aliens in this movie, why all houses in this universe are Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and how the hero gets laid in a field as the bad guys COMPLETELY SUCCEED. It’s all worth it for the morgue scene, trust us.