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In Episode #51 our movie choices each have ONE REDEEMING QUALITY…

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Hey HYSTOphiles! We wanted to have a theme for Episode #51 so the movies would go together. We decided to each pick a movie that we felt only had ONE REDEEMING QUALITY. As far as we’re concerned, there’s only one real reason to actually watch the films we’re choosing this time around. Leave it to us to still pick two movies that couldn’t be more different…

First up is Paul’s choice, 2001’s Pootie Tang, a movie starring, among others, Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Wanda Sykes, Robert Vaughn, Bob Costas…

Wait. What? What the hell is Bob Costas doing in a movie called Pootie Tang? I’ll bet he isn’t the One Redeeming Quality…

In the film, titular character Pootie Tang, the nonsense-talking/musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is in danger of being bought by evil Corporate America. They also want to steal his magic belt. Please don’t ask…

Sa-da-tay, Mr. Tang. Sa-da-tay…

Paul had one scene in mind from this film that he feels is its only redeeming quality. Do I guess it? Do I think this movie has ANY redeeming qualities? You know how to find out! Meanwhile we next discuss my choice, Legend (1985), the Ridley Scott film starring Mia Sara, Tom Cruise, and Tim Curry.

I’m pretty sure this is Tom Cruise, but it could be Mia Sara. I honestly don’t care…

Just like Paul’s choice, I believe Legend has that ONE REDEEMING QUALITY that makes it worth watching. Unlike Paul’s choice, pretty much everyone who has ever heard of this movie knows what that one quality is…

Here’s a tiny hint…

Of course we have the usual nonsense: what’s new, what’re we watching, etc. But on top of that we also discuss our plans for our next episode, which just happens to be our 2ND ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!  We announce our special guests and we also name the movies our guests have chosen for us to watch!

Won’t you join us?

Jay

Pootie Tang – 2001

 

Legend – 1985
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Episode #50 features a Grindhouse flick & a “Grindhouse” star

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Awesome Kurt Russell, awesome star of, among many other awesome films, “Grindhouse.” Always awesome…

Hello HYSTOphiles!

Summer is in full swing, and we are here for our 50th episode, or as Paul likes to say, “The half-century mark” (I still don’t think that’s correct, but we will have to agree to disagree).

Our first film up for discussion is my Grindhouse/Drive-In pick, the 1979 Lucio Fulci film ZombieThe movie’s tagline is “We are going to eat you!” and they really mean it. It has two absolutely unforgettable scenes that are famous/infamous in the world of horror…

EYE’m sure you’re thinking “Oh surely they won’t go there!” EYE say “Heh heh heh…”

Famous for its graphic gore, it’s a surprisingly well-written zombie movie, but the real question is this: was Paul able to handle it without getting too skeeved out? You know how to find out!

Next we talk about Paul’s pick, 2002’s Dark Blue, starring the always awesome Kurt Russell. (Well, I think he’s always awesome, and I’m the one writing this, so there. Nyah.)

Kurt Russell. ALWAYS AWESOME. ALWAYS.

ALSO! It’s #50, so we have Paul Park Figures, we rank each other’s last ten movies, and we give our choices of the top 5 and bottom 5 movies we’ve made each other watch. AND we announce the movie’s we’ve picked for our next episode, the theme of which is “One Redeeming Value.” 

Won’t you join us?

Jay

Zombie – 1979

 

Dark Blue – 2002