Tag: Krull

This Week’s Underappreciated Movies

Every Monday, each of us will suggest a film that we feel too few people have seen.


Melissa’s Pick of the Week: Krull

The 1980s saw a boom of fantasy films, and Krull is one of the weirdest. In Krull, a princess is stolen by aliens (?!) on her wedding day, and her prince is given a knife-covered frisbee-boomerang thing so he can quest to rescue her. Along the way, he assembles a ragtag team of loners and misfits, who are mostly played by actors who became famous later (Robbie Coltrane! Liam Neeson!). They encounter flying horses, sinister swamps, vanishing fortresses, giant spiders, a cyclops… anything the filmmakers can think of. Accompanied by a great score from a young James Horner (may he rest in peace) and some truly cool practical special effects and art design, Krull is a mix of everything that was both right and wrong about sword & sorcery films in the 1980s — dazzlingly so.


Windy’s Pick of the Week: Them!

James Whitmore (Brooks in The Shawshank Redemption) and Edmund Gwynne (Santa Claus!) star in this 50s fable warning of the perils of the atomic age. Nuclear testing in the desert has resulted in Giant Mutant Atomic Ants! The army must destroy the nest – but wait! The queen flew away…in the direction of Los Angeles! A fun horror thriller in the classic 50s monster movie canon; if you haven’t seen it, turn out the lights and grab some popcorn.

Episode 66: Ah Yes, Nicely Put, Evoreeny

0066 Favorite Feel-Good FilmsFor this week’s episode, dear listeners, we sit back with some wine (a lot of wine) and talk about our favorite feel-good films: movies that we watch over and over and never seem to tire of.

And if you want to drink a lot of wine, too, we recommend a bottle of Wrongo Dongo Red, because we sure did enjoy our bottle.

Show notes behind the cut!

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Episode 60: All Up in My Limbic System

0060 Off TopicThis week, dear listeners, we bring you our fourth Off Topic extravaganza!

If you are a new listener, here’s what’s going on: our episodes are heavily edited, mostly because we drink while we record. Most of the things we cut out are things nobody will miss, but sometimes we simply go off on an odd tangent. So, we save all the fun clips until we can just make a whole episode out of them. It’s like Voltron with less planning.

The audio bits you are about to here were recorded between November 2014 and February 2015. The audio quality will vary, the subject matter will wander, and our drunkenness… well, you know the drill. You will also hear the sonorous voices of:

Pat Harrigan
Kelvin Hatle
David Justin
Barb Lind
Meghan Murphy
Gordon Smuder
Sharon Stiteler
Noel Thingvall

Please enjoy our fourth Off Topic celebration. More show notes behind the cut!

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