Episode 93: Tough Guys

Where have all the macho dudes gone? There was a time in film when the toughest of the tough could walk onto the screen, ooze cool, and take control of a room. Effortless. Cool. Bad ass. For this episode we’ve decided to talk all about our favourite tough guys. Actors who just ooze testosterone and make all other guys look like little girls.

As usual we start with what we’ve been watching and have a quite in-depth discussion about waterbeds, talk about the latest dinosaur rampage hitting theatres, a 70’s trip into Satanism, and a whole heck of a lot more!

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Episode 92: The Neutered Nineties

Is it possible that there’s another decade of horror films that is more maligned than the 1990’s? Probably not.

That’s why for this episode of GBW we’ve decided to look back at the “Neutered Nineties” and have each come up with a list of five films from the decade we think you should definitely check out. It runs the gamut from demons, zombies, gory comedy, slicing and dicing, and a certain hook-handed killer. Plus a few that ended up just shy of making our lists.

As usual we start with what we’ve been watching where one of us gives you their take on Hereditary, we’ve scoured our Dollarama and cheap DVD’s for things to dump off to the thrift store (with varying results), we get a double shot of Danny Glover, and the VHS adventure gets a little bit 80’s New York sleazy. Plus much more!

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Episode 91: Aquatic Killers

We’re sticking to the wading pool for this one! For this GBW we’ve decided to each list five aquatic horror films that we think you should check out. Obviously, we know Jaws is the ultimate but, seeing as we did an episode on the series, that won’t be here. Yes, some of these are also not exactly classics but what you’ll get are sharks, tentacles, and even some toothy little bastards.

First and foremost, as we’ve been away for a bit so we have sixteen(!) films we’ve watched in the meantime including the glorious documentary King Cohen, a couple of horror films we probably would’ve been better off not bothering with, some more Elliott Gould 70’s coolness, a teaming of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi that couldn’t have been much weirder, and a whole lot more!

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Episode 90: Fad Movies!

Ready to pop ‘n’ lock? Want to yell 10-4 into the mic? Love some disco? Then you’re going to dig this! For the latest GBW we’ve decided to each list five our of favourite fad movies. Films that cashed in on pop culture’s whims before they completely lost interest in the topic.

We start off by talking about what we’ve been watching including a regional horror film we both (mostly) enjoyed, a horrible film based on a DC comics character, some shirtless swim team dudes and leeches, a documentary about producer Allan Carr, and so much more!

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Episode 89: Jennifer Jason Leigh (Never Bad)

After proclaiming Jennifer Jason Leigh as being “NEVER BAD” on our underrated 90’s episode, we’ve now decided to dedicate an entire episode to one of our generation’s finest, and somewhat underrated, actors. From her start in a slasher movie, the iconic role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and her stealing the show in The Hateful Eight; JJL always delivers the goods!

As always we start by talking about what we’ve been watching including a pair of documentaries, some Billy Zane goodness, an obscure 80’s sex comedy, a “new beginning” for Jason Vorhees, and so much more!

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Episode 88: Revisit Revision

Ever seen a movie and either loved it or hated it only to come back to it a little bit later and have your opinion make a complete 360? It’s happened to all of us and for this episode of GBW we’ve decided to each pick five films which we changed our minds on after watching it a second time. Or a REVISIT REVISION as it were.

As always, we start by talking about what we’ve been watching and it’s a list of 17(!) films that range from multiple documentaries, a couple of “never seen before” films, some video game related viewing, and a heck of a lot more!

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Episode 87: No Penetration

What happens when a star from the XXX world decides to try to cross over into the mainstream? What motivates them, how successful will they be doing so, and just how many bad b-movies can they star in? We’ve decided to talk about when “porn goes legit” and our memories of first seeing names like Ginger Lynn, Traci Lords, and Veronica Hart in the credits of movies we didn’t have to sneak into a secret room in order to rent.

First we’re talking about what we’ve watched including a sequel that’s truly ‘corny’, some 70s crime by way of Walter Hill, a handful of questionable comedy choices, women bodybuilders that fascinate Josh, and much more!

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Episode 86: Blue Underground

As huge supporters of physical media (just look at our insane collections for proof), we here at GBW are doing a series of episodes that spotlight some of the boutique labels that are releasing the kinds of films we love to purchase, watch, and talk about.

This time out we’re talking Blue Underground. Headed by filmmaker William Lustig (Maniac, Vigilante), BU has been bringing us quality releases since 2003 and we’ve decided to each make top five lists of what we consider to be the essential titles you’ll want to own. We’ve got Australian weirdness, mannequin love, zombies, and even some mondo!

But first we talk about what we’ve been watching including Meryl Streep, a teen focused movie with a terrible title, Shannon Tweed, Patchwork, and much more!

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Episode 85: The Ninja Trilogy

It’s time to return to franchise territory as we’re heading back to the early 1980’s and a (not really) trilogy courtesy of one of our favourite 1980’s companies Cannon Films. This time out we’re looking at Enter the NinjaRevenge of the Ninja and Ninja III: The Domination which are the main films responsible for bringing the Japanese art of Ninjutsu to the North American masses. It was also our first exposure to the ultra cool Sho Kosugi. These are three films that helped shape our love of those black clad, gadget wielding silent killers and all of the low brow action flicks from the duo of Golan-Globus.

As usual, we start with what we’ve been watching including a handful of low-budget horror with varying results, a comedy that had Chris questioning just what the Hell was going on in 1987, some homosexual bees(?), and much more!

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Episode 84: The Hooper

We’ve gone overboard on this episode of GBW! Before we hit our topic we talk about 17 (17!!) different films including a movie that will make you yell “SHAKMA!”, some superhero action, a Satanic babysitter, Casper Van Dien getting macho, an Oscar nominee, and much more!

After that we found it appropriate to shine the light on director Tobe Hooper. Recently taken away from genre fans, Tobe will never be forgotten thanks to making such classics as The Texas Chain Saw MassacrePoltergeist, and (yes, we’re calling it a classic – in a wtf way) Lifeforce. We talk about our favourites of his filmography and why we think he deserves the title as one of the “Masters of Horror”.

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