Barry Carter actually likes 1972's Fritz the Cat. He thinks it a ground breaking cartoon bringing the underground comic to the attention of the masses. Jimmy thinks it an outrage that it traded on an undeserved X-rating. In between there's a lot of discussion about what made this the first - and some would say only - breakout adult animated movie.
Comedian Ryan Sim returns to relive his college days with 1978's Animal House and answer the question was John Belushi a one note comedian? Jim has trouble relating because his reform school had gangs not fraternities.
Jimmy recommended The In-Laws as one of the funniest movies ever, guest Mario Bernardi conceded it might be better than the re-make the way a fractured finger is better than a fractured arm. What do you think?
Heroes from 1977 - did it cement Henry Winkler’s reputation as a bad boy? For possibly the first time since this podcast began guest Chris Wuergler agrees with Jimmy.
The Magic Christian is not at all what you’d imagine from the title. Guest Len Perdic has a hard time explaining to Jimmy what it is you should expect. Warning: Incredibly dumb movie.
Meatballs brings back comedian Scott Faulconbridge’s summer camp days. For Jimmy it’s a question of what kind of summer camp has more activities for the counsellors then the campers.
The Magnificent Seven lives up to its billing as far as guest Bret Measor’s concerned. Jimmy sees it as some of the most ridiculous gunfights since Kelly’s Heroes.
The 7% Solution is pretty clear about what it wants to be as far as guest and Sherlock Holmes aficionado Mario Bernardi is concerned. Jimmy sees a correlation between the title and how much is entertaining.
Network is not a documentary no matter how much it looks like network TV news today. Finally, something guest Mario Bernardi and Jimmy England can agree on. Don’t expect that to last.
Phantom of the Paradise asks the eternal question is it possible to take a timeless classic and screw it up beyond redemption. Guest Kristian Reimer has no problem. Jimmy England has no clue.
Enter the Dragon puts Jimmy on the defensive as guest Brett Measor takes him to the mat over how great martial arts movies are. Brett's rhapsody about the coolness of nunchucks is reason enough to listen.
Bonnie and Clyde. Really, Clyde? Who believes a bad guy would be credible with a name like Clyde? Probably the same person who thinks someone with a name like Warren could be a sexy movie star. Yeah, that’s right, it’s a Chris Wuergler episode.
The Wiz, one of those rare movies that encompasses a synopsis of the plot in the title. Guests Christine Wuergler and Barry 3D Carter disagree - only one of them thinks Jimmy England’s opinion is right. Oh gee, who could it be? Download to find out.
Five Easy Pieces attracted a lot of viewers curious about what the title meant. Jim says it means a movie that's five times worse than usual. Will guest Mario Bernardi see it that way or is Jim out on his own again with a half-baked review?
Deep Throat is likely the last adult movie to be talked about on this podcast because they really aren’t all that good. Ever wonder why that is? Well guest DJ Roy can answer that. Besides being a stand-up comic he worked in the adult film industry. Adult conversation may not be appropriate for children.
The World’s Greatest Lover, the worst case of false advertising ever? Mario Bernardi loved it when it was first released in 1977 but does it stand the test of time. Jim didn’t catch it at the movies, his bad movie barometer was working at the time.
The new year begins with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor cheerfully munching scenery when Chris Wuergler brings us The Sandpiper. Jimmy beats expectations and finds nothing alluring about Liz. But does he find anything worth the watch?
Be careful what you ask for. Last year Phil and Chris Wuergler challenged Jimmy to write a better Christmas story than Scrooge – The Musical. So he did – Scrooge, The Sequel which includes a new Christmas song sure to be on everybody’s Christmas playlist: Mind Your Own Business (For Christmas). A Limited Talent Production with a cast of almost twelve!
Chris Wuergler thinks Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a confectionery dream, Jimmy sees it as kid corrupting lunacy. You’ll have to download the episode to find out who’s watching it with candy coloured glasses.
According to Len Perdic, Catch 22 has something to say about war, Jimmy thinks it has something to say about shopping. Can two opinions miles apart both be correct? Listen and decide.
Is 2001 a great movie or an exercise in film-making gone horribly wrong? Guest Ryan Sim isn’t too sure of anything except that it’s a great movie. Listen in and see if you agree with him or a very confused Jimmy.
The Little Shop of Horrors is anything but when guest Kristian Reimer visits. Not to be confused with the musical from the 80’s with Rick Moranis. That version lacks the definite article in the title (listen to find out what a definite article is).
Barry 3D Carter sends Jimmy down the rabbit hole of 1980’s Midnight Madness - and no, this isn’t a podcast about shopping. Barry is renowned for sniffing out forgotten movies while Jimmy tries to figure out why they don’t remain that way.