MovieDummies Podcast Episode 54 – Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

In this weeks episode, Adam, Joe and the gang (no Angela this week…) discuss one of the best horrible movies of all time: Kung Pow: Enter the Fist!!! There is also some discussion on Game of Thrones, Neflix’s Icarus and the new four part Teen Titans Go! special!! Because we rock…. and roll…. all day long…. sweet Suzie!! Thanks for listening!



MovieDummies Podcast

Icarus (2017) – Movie Review

A documentary that started about one thing goes into a vastly different and dangerous direction.

It’s intense.

How much of the danger that drives the intensity of the movie is actual and how much is manufactured by the film making? That is unclear. It doesn’t really matter though, because the story isn’t really about the danger of the situation, it is about a guy and his involvement in possibly the greatest sports cover-up in history.

The best part? It’s a Netflix gem, so you can go watch it today. And I recommend that you go watch it today. It is very interesting and was filled with a ton of information I was not aware of. Overall, it was very well done.

8/10

Joe

Who Took Johnny – Movie Review

This was an excellent documentary. The story is so chilling and familiar to us, but for people in the suburbs in the 1980’s this would have been something unexpected. I don’t want to spoil the doc for you but I will say that the amazing strength of Johnny’s parents, especially his mother, changed life for parents everywhere in America. It is hard to imagine there existed a time when if a child went missing there would be no immediate police response, let along having to wait 72 hours! And now everyone with a smartphone gets amber alerts creating an instant tip line for law enforcement to use to help find the missing child. I definitely recommend this documentary, it was very well done and I think that it is an important story.

7/10

Netflix Binge Reviews

I’ve had some free time on my hands the last couple of weeks, and I have been on a horror/thriller binge. Some good, some bad, and some ugly. Read on below.

Viral

This movie was okay. One of the better in the bunch that I watched. It’s a coming of age type of movie set in a horror setting. There is family drama and a girl likes boy scenario going on, all the while they are being quarantined for a viral outbreak. The acting is good enough and the story was fun enough for me to keep watching.

6/10

Clown

This was a fun one. They created an entirely new mythology for this movie for clowns. It is insidious and frightening. I enjoyed the acting and effects and even though I don’t get scared by horror movies, I imagine it would be scary for people who do. Especially those with an aversion to clowns.

6/10

Gantz:o

This was a fun computer animated Anime. The action was excellent and the monster design was cool and incredibly random, which made it fun. There was an out of place naked lady giant monster that I could have done without, but whatevs. Worth a watch.

5/10

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Satanic

Hot garbage. Incredibly predictable. Skip it.

1/10

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Cheap Thrills

Here is one that is a bit of an enigma. I really liked it but I think that admitting that makes me kind of a bad person. The people in this movie are not to be rooted for, yet I rooted anyway. It is violent and weird and a lot of fun. David Koechner steals the show.

7/10

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I Am Not a Serial Killer

I loved this movie. It starts off weird and takes a sharp right turn fairly quickly into even weirder. Christopher Lloyd is amazing. I won’t spoil anything, but this was a good one.

7/10

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Re-Kill

Skip this one. The setup is as if you are watching a reality tv show set in a zombie infested world. The top show? Re-Kill. They follow elite soldier teams live on camera and chaos and mayhem ensue. The commercials were an attempt to be funny, but they all fell flat. Robocop did it better already.

2/10

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First Born

This was a so-so affair for me. I enjoyed the premise but the execution didn’t reach me like the filmmaker intended. I never felt the impending danger that was supposed to be associated with the demonic presence. The acting was good though…. Not much else to say.

3/10

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Pandemic

More found footage. More blood and gore. More mediocre acting. Alfie Allen steals the show, he’s great. It’s worth a watch if you really love zombie movies, but all in all the story structure was weak. It has been done better many times over. Found footage is played out people, try just making a movie.

3/10

Love – Season 2 Review

So this is a tough show to review objectively. While it is a show that is well written and filled with great performances from everyone involved, the characters are so unlikable that it’s hard to root for them. Picture a show that was serious, but every person was Michael Scott. It’s a difficult concept to get behind.

But I love this show. I watched the first season and though “wow, what a trainwreck” and I was excited to get to season 2 when it was released. It took a while but get to it I did. Season 2 is filled with more of the same awkwardness between Gus and Mickey and their friends and co-workers. This show feels super niche, and it just might be, but if you enjoyed season 1 or are into super awkward comedy, then you’ll probably like this season. Available on Netflix now.

7/10