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Thursday
Apr202017

Zombie Take-Out Episode 318: Weekend At Byron's

Gothic Scotto and Uncle John discuss a film that gives a fantastical, fictionalized account of the events that inspired two of the most iconic works of genre fiction ever written. One about a mad scientist whose creation has become an icon and whose name has become an adjective and one that took a monster from Eastern European folklore and put a twist on it that has defined said monster to this day. This week on Zombie Take-Out, from 1986, Gothic. Should the movie have had more of a plot? Was Thomas Dolby's score out of place? Was Gabriel Byrne ever young?

Scotto's Rating
1.5 brains
Uncle John's Rating
5 brains

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News
Wet Hot American Summer: Fantasy Camp Roleplaying Game on Kickstarter

Links
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_(film)
IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091142/
Full movie on SnagFilms
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/gothic

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Next week ... Warcraft

Thursday
Apr132017

Zombie Take-Out Episode 317: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad War

Kelly's Heroes Scotto and Uncle John pay tribute to the late, great Don Rickles by discussing an early '70s heist film, masquerading as a war film, that could have been a commentary on the Vietnam War. This week on Zombie Take-Out, from 1970, Kelly's War. Should it have been more dramatic or more comedic? Would it have been better with the deleted scenes? Should even more scenes have been cut from it? Should they have given Harry Dean Stanton a larger role? What kind of accent was Donald Sutherland doing? RIP, you hockey puck.

Scotto's Rating
4 brains
Uncle John's Rating
3 brains

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News
‘The Fifth Element’ Gets 4K Theatrical Re-Release With A Special ‘Valerian’ Preview
Mystery Science Theater: The Return on Netflix

Links
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly%27s_Heroes
IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065938/

Clips

Next week ... Gothic

Friday
Apr072017

Zombie Take-Out Episode 316: More Stuff

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Scotto and Uncle John conclude their two-part tribute to the late, great Chuck Barris by discussing the film adaptation of his memoir, in which he makes a very unusual claim. This week on Zombie Take-Out, from 2002, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Was the spy story true? Was it too much like fiction? Was he just trolling us? Was it just a metaphor or social commentary? Was the non-spy story even true? Does it really matter? So long and thanks for all the weirdness, Mr. Barris.

Scotto's Rating
4 brains
Uncle John's Rating
3.5 brains

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Links
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessions_of_a_Dangerous_Mind
IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0270288/

Clips

Next week ... Kelly's Heroes

Saturday
Apr012017

Zombie Take-Out Episode 315: Stuff

The Gong Show Movie Scotto and Uncle John kick off their two-part tribute to their earliest comedic influence and the variety show that made him famous with a movie that takes a comedic look at both of them. This week on Zombie Take-Out, from 1980, The Gong Show Movie. Was it ahead of its time? How did the Popsicle Twins get on the air? What do you call Chianti and prune juice? Does a snake have an ass? Rest in Peace, Chuckie Baby.

Scotto's Rating
5 brains
Uncle John's Rating
5 brains

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Links
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gong_Show_Movie
IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080808/
Full Episodes of The Gong Show
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLal4Zmb2ryjPw3Npwb7NtZoF7i3ION2T_
Feelings
https://youtu.be/F9U0e_dXSUQ
Clips

Next week ... Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Thursday
Mar232017

Zombie Take-Out Episode 314: Mister Rogers' Poltergeist

Bad Ben Scotto and Uncle John discuss what could be the greatest and is almost certainly the least expensive found footage film ever made. A movie that they expected to be hilariously bad, but turned out to be legitimately good. This week on Zombie Take-Out, from 2016, it's Bad Ben. Could Riley have been any more stupid? Was Bad Ben in the basement while Good Ben was in the attic? Which one was buried in back of the house? Who built the shrine? Is your life savings worth your life? What does benny stand for?

Scotto's Rating
4 brains
Uncle John's Rating
4 brains

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Links
Official Site
http://www.badbenmovie.com/
IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6269810/

Clips

Next week ... The Gong Show Movie