EP043 – The Wizard (1989)

Highlights from episode 43.

  • How boring is this movie? Troy will let you know.
  • Dave shared his uncanny knowledge of the Backstreet Boys and other 80s boy bands.
  • Troy wishes the GBBMN listener movie poll would go away. Send up feedback whether or not it should stop or continue.
  • Reminiscing about Pat Dailey always triggers Kathleen to start singing.
  • Our first beer we try is Narragansett Beer which is the beer featured in Jaws. #crushitlikequint
  • Second beer of the night paid tribute to the latest Bill and Ted film, Bill and Ted’s Most Excellent Stellar. Thanks to our friends at Perfect Pour for finding this rare beverage.

Six-Pack Rating:

Troy – 6

Pete – 5

Dave – 4

Kathleen – 3

EP042 – Freaked! (1993)

  • The month of October lands us another birthday month and Troy has chosen (sorta) Freaked! in celebration of the latest Bill and Ted release.
  • To the surprise of a few cast members, both Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan are in this film.
  • Sweet Water Brewery 420 Strain Pale Ale was a big hit with everyone. The Mad Tree S’More Gratitude was received with mixed reviews.
  • The outtakes went a bit off the rails.
  • Friends of the cast featured promos.
  • Freaked rating:
    • Kathleen, Dave and Pete: 4 Beers
    • Troy: 3 Beers

EP041 – The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini (1966)

The Ghost In the Invisible Bikini

Join the hep cats of GBBMN as we groove to this far out movie! Don’t listen to what the squares say, it’s totally dynamite!

Highlights of the episode:

  • Find out that Troy doesn’t know what state Baltimore is located in…moron!
  • Learn all about the God-awful snacking habits of Pete’s extended family. (now THAT’S horror!)
  • Just watch this video of Piccolo Pupa singing the song “Skateboard”. That kind of gives you an idea of what you’re in for with this movie. Sorry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRpEVqP6U7k
  • Discover why Pete wants to bring a flashlight into the bathroom next time he pees!
  • Oh yeah, and we watch the movie that killed the Beach Blanket Bingo franchise!
  • And Quinn O’Hara IS actually seriously hot.

Beers

Sour Me Unicorn FartsDuClaw Brewing Co.
Tides Sour AleNorth High Brewing

GBBMN EP040 – Ghost Rider (2007)

Highlights from episode 40.

  • This month the “fans” got to select a film for our viewing displeasure. Don’t feel too bad though, all of the selections were turds. This one probably let us down the most.
  • Don’t miss the outtakes for something special.
  • Dave does a great Karen Carpenter.
  • Who knew the a Jelly Bean Martini could make Kathleen so freaking mad?
  • Beers enjoyed:
  • White Magick of the Sun from Voodoo Brewery
  • Fog Cutter Double IPA from Lost Coast Brewery

EP039 – Howl From Beyond The Fog (2020)

It’s the most shocking episode of GBBMN ever, as the crew review not one. Not TWO! BUT THREE short films for our Independence Month show…which all culminates in a surprising confession from Kathleen.

Highlights from Episode 39

  • The first short we discuss, a cartoon made by friend of the show Mark Bailey, is called It Came From The East River It is a multiple award winner. Not a phrase you will usually associate with films reviewed by GBBMN.
  • The next short, CandyLand, is also by a friend of the show, this time a brother of the son of a cousin of Pete (or something like that) made a student film that actually turned out pretty damned good.
  • The THIRD short, Howl From Beyond The Fog, started as a Kickstarter campaign.
  • Good Beer Bad Movie Night actually appears in the credits of HFBTF! (Please don’t hold that against them)
  • Dave recalls fond memories of adults giving him alcohol at the ripe old age of three. It explains a lot.
  • Pete needs to learn new descriptors, because we will ALWAYS laugh at “pillowy mouth-feel

Beers of the episode

So…How Much Do You Hate Us Really?

You know, as much as we bitch about these polls, you would think that we’d stop making them. But NOPE! Here we are again. Polling you…our sadistic audience…to choose our next form of torture. And this time? We’re being tortured by SUPERHEROES!

EP038 – Country Strong (2010)

Country Strong Movie Poster

The cast reviews the winner of last month’s poll: Country Strong, starring Gwynneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, eighton Meester, and Garrett Hedlund. On a related note, we may not be doing any more polls, as it’s clear our listeners are cruel, cruel monsters.

Highlights from Episode 37

  • Did you know Kathleen hates Gwynneth Paltrow?
  • Everyone in the main cast sings except Tim McGraw, who is the only professional singer. In a movie about country music.
  • The movie is darker and much more melodramatic than the cast is accustomed to. Well, darker anyway.
  • One of the main characters is named Beau Hutton. Get it? Bow Hunting? Sigh.
  • Is it possible to discuss Gwynneth Paltrow without mentioning candles, steaming, or stones in relation to lady parts?
  • Invoking George Carlin, Dave brings up whether dressing in a cowboy hat and boots is a costume akin to wearing a viking outfit.

Beers of the episode

Six Pack Rating

  • Pete: 6
  • Troy: 3
  • Dave: 4
  • Kathleen: 4

EP037 – Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy (2007)

Highlights from Episode 37

  • For our May episode we watch another lucha libre movie, this time featuring the celebrated Mil Mascaras.
  • Pete attempts to introduce the episode in Spanish. On a possibly related note, apologies to any Spanish speaking listeners.
  • It’s nice to watch a movie that’s unironically cheesy. Terrible, but nice.
  • Dave’s cat celebrated the cast’s first remote recording by jumping from a shelf directly onto his balls.
  • The cast discusses the wildly popular (in Mexico) lucha libre culture and its relationship to superheroes.
  • Pete ambushes Kathleen with a “Comic book hero or Luchador” quiz. She does quite well, despite her annoyance.

Beers of the episode

Six Pack Rating

  • Pete: 2
  • Kathleen: 3
  • Troy: 2
  • Dave: 2

Help pick Good Beer Bad Movie Night’s next movie

We again leave choosing the next movie in your ruthless, barbaric hands. Read the descriptions and make your selection at the bottom.

But choose wisely, for while the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you. Or us.

The Choices

Ghost Rider (2007)

When motorcycle rider Johnny Blaze sells his soul to the Devil to save his father’s life, he is transformed into the Ghost Rider, the Devil’s own bounty hunter, and is sent to hunt down sinners.

Nicholas Cage’s head is on fire. Other stuff happens too.

Country Strong (2010)

A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way to fame, causing romantic complications along the way.

A country music story in which Gwyneth Paltrow sings, yet Tim McGraw does not.

Country Strong (2010)

When thugs prey upon innocent factory workers, a small-time scammer trains for revenge by studying the moves of Shaolin temple monks.

Classic Shaolin Monk-ey business. Get it? MONK? Whatever—they can’t all be home runs.

The Core (2003)

The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again.

Hilary Swank and Aaron Eckhart drilling. No, not that kind of drilling. No, not that kind either.

EP036 – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Highlights from Episode 36:

  • This movie was so much dumb fun. Mostly dumb.
  • We are joined by Donna who, being a Jeremy Renner fan, actually saw this movie in the theater.
  • We all appreciate the high production quality of the movie, use of awesome production design, practical effects, creature design, and on-location shoots, which is why we were puzzled by the choice to make the witch’s gingerbread house look like a giant candy butthole.
  • Dave spends a little too much time talking about historical context for a movie that features head-stomping trolls and an automatic crossbow.
  • Evidently the moral of the original Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel story is “Don’t trust your parents because they’ll feed you to a cannibal in the woods.”
  • We somehow suspend disbelief enough to allow for a collapsible spring-loaded shotgun shooting bullets that split into smaller bullets, but not enough to allow for the use of insulin shots 80 years before it was used medically.
  • The movie’s ending implies the possibility of a sequel. With the ending of the current Avenger’s arc, Jeremy Renner’s availability might be open…? Do we want this?

Beers

  • The cast enjoyed a few tasty beverages. Pete’s earnest attempt to describe one beer goes sideways, as apparently he can’t say “billowing in your mouth, coating everything” without us giggling like idiots.

Six Pack Rating

  • Pete: 3
  • Kathleen: 3
  • Troy: 2
  • Donna: 0
  • Dave: 1