Tag Archive: Mr. Vampire

Apr 27 2015

This Week’s Underappreciated Movies

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

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Windy’s Pick of the Week: 12 Angry Men

If you love court-room dramas and you haven’t seen this? You’ve been cheating yourself. It’s weird to recommend a classic like this as “underappreciated” – but I can no longer assume that we’ve all seen these great films, as generations shift and movies that everybody knew are slowly forgotten. Twelve jurors in a murder trial slowly file into the room to decide on a verdict. It’s hot, it’s Friday afternoon, and they just want to finish and go home. Eleven voices agree “guilty” – and the voice of that one dissenting man becomes the driving force of a play entirely about perception and memory, bias and assumptions. The 1957 film has an amazing cast – Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Ed Begley… This movie is the definition of “drama.”

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Melissa’s Pick of the Week: Mr. Vampire

I’ve adored this film ever since I laid eyes on it, because it’s a joyous blend of three things I love: horror, comedy, and martial arts. It’s the story of a Hong Kong mortician and his bumbling assistants, who find themselves plagued by a rogue vampire. I say “rogue” here because most of the vampires they know are docile “clients” of a fellow mortician, who keeps them obedient via little yellow scrolls that he sticks to their foreheads. Oh, and did I mention that the vampires hop like bunnies? And that Ricky Lau directed it? And that Sammo Hung produced it? Yeah, it’s daffy and glorious.

Apr 02 2015

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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