Continuing his weird obsession with 1980s fantasy movies, Dave subjected the cast to Legend (1985), starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, and Tim Curry as Darkness.
The cast discuss style over substance, whether the movies we were permitted to watch as children messed us up as adults, and the risks of watching director’s cuts for a podcast about bad movies. We also spend a disproportionate amount of time discussing Tim Curry’s terrifying yet intensely, uncomfortably sexy performance.
It’s Troy’s Birthday! To “celebrate” this momentous occasion, he has exposed all our brains to Walter Hill’s 1984 Rock & Roll Fable flop, Streets of Fire.
Grease up your hair and slap on some bracers as we travel to another place and another time. A time where everyone speaks tough guy and where motorcycles are one tiny spark away from erupting into a ball of fire. A time where Troy can’t shut up about Jim Steinman music, and how much he loves it. A time of weird ass “whoosh-y” transitions between scenes.
Troy brings us something different for his birthday brews, as one of those beers is no beer at all! He dares to bring a CIDER to a BEER podcast. Pantywaist.
For our “Podcast Birthday Month”, we watch Attack of the Mushroom People, featuring the least attacking mushroom people you’ve ever seen. Honestly, this movie should have been called “Stranded on an Island with the Mushroom Pacifists”. Or, as Kathleen suggested, “The Island of Mushrooms and Nothing Actually Happens”.
Listen as Dave and Pete try to convince Kathleen and Troy that this is actually a good movie!
Listen to Dave try to make fungus puns in the background, which are totally ignored!
Charlie and Nate from Give Me Back My Action and Horror Movies join us. Pete and Troy have been moonlighting over on their podcast and we finally got them on our show. Six podcast hosts = chaos. Enjoy.
We got a fun Millie report from Kathleen. She’s always good for a great laugh.
I need everyone to find your best Twister movie memes and start sending them to Troy. It’s a trigger for him and since I doubt he will read this it’ll be a great joke. Troy HATES Twister and about 20 minutes into the recording he bonks his computer when Dave mention the film causing Troy’s recording to stop. We got it back up and running but there’s a hard cut.
Nate has been described as having boarder collie energy. You be the judge.
Featured beer: I have to give Charlie credit for coining the phrase, “Not all the movies are bad and not every beer is good.” This month is a great example of how true a statement can be. Nate hated one of my most favorite beers ever which just proves “you like what you like” and I’m not here to tell you that you’re wrong.
It’s July and we dive into an amazing independent film written and directed by Pierce Berolzheimer; CRABS! This is a huge recommend so go buy yourself a copy.
This episode descended into madness rather quickly at the end. Clearly it’s the beer’s fault.
Super Fan Jen was joining us from out of town and off mic, except when she wanted to participate which the mic never really caught well enough to hear her comments. Thanks, Jen, for making this one of the most difficult episodes to edit. You’re on the list.
This month, GBBMN swapped movies with Steven and Leo over at Spoils of Horror podcast. Kathleen was terrified that I had selected something for SoH to watch and the return movie was revenge for giving them such a stinker. Not so. It was an even exchange with neither of us having seen the selection.
Pete starts the night out with a Six Minute Synopsis by getting almost everyone’s name incorrect. He still gets it done in the time allotted but is that really a victory?
Kathleen and Troy teamed up and came up with an amazing way to fix the film. Let us know what you think.
Snorting tequila is not a recommended way to get your drink on.
Kathleen has decided to celebrate her half-birthday by finally giving into Troy’s constant nagging to watch Quigley Down Under. As usual, he had a vague sense of once really liking this movie, once upon a time. Mind like a steel trap, our Troy.
It turns out to be a pretty damn good western that takes place in Australia with surprisingly few actual Australians in the cast. (Except for the Aborigines, who do almost no talking)
Plus, we have a visit from a secret guest! Here’s a hint. How can we get a visit from a surprise guest, but everyone on the episode is a member of the Good Beer Bad Movie Night podcast? Hmmm?
For Dave’s stupid birthday he dug deep into his childhood to remind us all that The Beastmaster still exists, and your lives are meaningless without it. This time we are joined by the incomparable Millie, who voices her unflattering opinion of one of Dave’s childhood favorites.
We sat down with Jordan McLaughlin; the creator of the amazing card game Don’t Get Stabbed. We talk about how he got started, where he’s going and of course what kind of beer he likes. We employed super-fan James to help us talk nerd with Jordan.