Listener’s Choice Month

Greetings friends, podcast listeners, and strange moon-lizard people.

For almost two years now you have suffered under the whip of Al and Tony’s bizarre movie choices. Now it is your time to rise up and free yourselves from their tyranny!

Yes, dear listener, we want your help. We want you to pick movies for the 5 Fridays in October.

Here are the rules:

  1. You must leave a comment below nominating up to three movies.
  2. They can be as bad and terrible as you like, but please don’t exceed the R or NC-17 label. In other words, no porn please. The reviews would be a lot of gesticulations and red faces, and that doesn’t translate to podcast material well.
  3. Two weeks from now we will release a poll that will let you vote up to 5 times. The top 5 movies will be reviewed based on this poll.

There you have it folks. Do you have a movie you want Al to suffer through? Do you want Tony to sit through [REDACTED]*? Now is your chance to make it happen. Nominate your movies below.

*It’s Repo: the Genetic Opera isn’t it? Please somebody nominate Repo: The Genetic Opera.

25 thoughts on “Listener’s Choice Month

  1. I nomintate: Shadow of the Vampire (Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier)

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Gary Oldman, Tim Roth)

    Highlander 2. Specifically, not the director’s cut but the nornal theatrical release cut if you can find it. Because I can’t let a list go without one real stinker of a film.

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  3. I nominate:

    The Stepford Wives (2004)

    Coyote Ugly (2000)

    The Woman in Black (2012)

    I would consider these all horror movies for different reasons

  4. It took me a while, but I’ve narrowed it down to (almost) 3…

    John Carpenter’s Halloween 1 & 2 (you have to watch them both on first viewing ((AVOID PART 3 AT ALL COSTS)) )

    The Crow (technically not a Halloween movie, but Devil’s Night is October 30th…)

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (because every Horror. Humor. Hipster. podcast host should know who ChopTop is.)

  5. 1) The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    I’m expecting that you guys have both already seen it, but I’m just curious to hear you talk about it.

    2) Push (2009)

    And how about something random?
    3) The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

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  7. I want to second the nomination for Shadow of the Vampire (David Webb has good taste), although I would love to see it done as a twofur: the original Nosferatu one week, Shadow of the Vampire the second.

    Rounding out my three would be Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos.

  8. This was so…so difficult. Do I pick movies I’ve seen that I think you might hate? Do I pick movies I’ve never seen but only heard rumors about and hope that they hit the mark? Do I go for absurd or disturbing or bad or ridiculously off-brand for you guys?

    In the end I picked all of the above.

    My nominations are:

    1) Pink Flamingos
    2) Ishtar
    3) Dangerous Liasons

  9. While I have seen some musicals that I’ve quite enjoyed, the genre in general holds no particular appeal to me, and those that I’ve enjoyed have often been despite the song & dance elements. And while I’ve also seen a great many very atrocious examples of shoddy cinema, and could sprinkle the nominations with suggestions of such, the fact is that I love the medium far too much to utilize it as a form of punishment in forcing a viewer to watch something I know they will hate.

    And so my nominations are instead from some of my favorites from the horror film genre. I had a hard time narrowing them down to 3, but I decided to fore-go more recent popular films that capitalize on an abundance of jump scares and the “more is better” amplification of violence in favor of the long slow build-up of increasing tension and dread. In that light, my first two nominations are:

    The Innocents (1961)

    and

    The Thing (1982)

    And my third nomination is for another classic, one of the earlier and best examples of horror with notable comedic elements, and a film that helped usher in the category of Best Makeup Academy Award:

    An American Werewolf in London (1981). Not great story-telling IMO, but quite a fun movie to watch that despite its age (and a reputation slightly marred by a forgettable sequel) I think still holds up pretty decently.

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