Body Snatchers Month comes to a close as we check out the latest version of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers with THE INVASION. Then we go back to a late 90s reimagining of the body snatcher motif with THE FACULTY. After that we talk about the 1940s Batman, Amittyville 4, Scare Package, and randomly at the end of the show get into a chat about bad movies and problematic 80s movies.
Body Snatcher Month continues! This time Meg Tilly leads an army of pod people to take over a military base in BODY SNATCHERS. After that Charlie Sheen goes full conspiracy theory in THE ARRIVAL. We also talk about DC Super Hero shows, Nightwatch, and Dave Chappelle.
What’s going on GeekNerdery? 23min of Ska has returned to bring you a whole mess of ska music to protest by! Ok, sure, a lot of these songs I’ve played on the main 23min of Ska, and this may, in a way, be a sequel to this previous 23min of Ska/GeekNerdery Special… but I couldn’t help but make it! None the less, strap in for some ska!
00:00 – Catch 22 – a Minor Point (Permanent Revolution ’11)
02:07 – Five Iron Frenzy – Get Your Riot Gear (Quality is Job 1 ’98)
05:49 – Matt Wixson – Double Agent (Hell is Other People ’18)
08:24 – the Rough Customers – 86,45 (86,45 ’20)
11:05 – Pilfers – Generation (Pilfers ’97)
14:50 – Malambo Ska Band feat. Hugo Lobo – Racist Friend (Racist Friend ’19)
18:52 – the Toasters – Freedom (Dub 56 ’94)
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Body Snatcher month continues with a Donald Sutherland double feature. First up we find Donald as a health inspector who finds his friends (Jeff Goldblum, Brooke Adams, and Lenard Nimoy) being taken over in INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. Then Donald finds his family being taken over by aliens in THE PUPPET MASTERS. We also chat about BATMAN & SCOOBY DOO, ROMANCING THE STONE, and BAD BOYS FOR LIFE.
We kick off our month of Body Snatchers with the original 1956 INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. Then we follow that up with the 1953 WAR OF THE WORLDS. Also we chat about SPACE FORCE, THE HUNT, SUPERMAN: RED SON, and SCREAM QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.
We’re talking some cop movies this week. First up we chat about Ernest Borgnine being frozen in SUPER FUZZ. After that we talk about the mystic arts in SGT. KABUKI MAN NYPD. Also we have a family therapy session, talk about HELLBOY, THE DARK SIDE OF THE RING, and of course GHOST DOG.
This episode Doug wanted to watch some shark movies so we instead check out the 1977 movies ORCA and TENTACLES. We also chat about the evil organization that is Amazon, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, and THE FUNHOUSE.
Noah and Doug decided to sit back and watch one of their favorite films George Romero’s Day Of The Dead. Now you can watch along with both of them. Have fun syncing up this commentary with DAY OF THE DEAD. Enjoy.
This episode Bryan and Doug take a look at the 90’s action film JUDGEMENT NIGHT. After that we discuss two films called JUDGEMENT DAY because one wasn’t available in Canada. After that we talk Dark Side Of The Ring, some sports of some sort, and Bloodsucking Freaks.
This week we’re taking a look at Part 2s. Why? Why not? First up we hop on the radio with Stretch in TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2. Then we try to get an A in anatomy in CHUD II: BUD THE CHUD. After that we talk about some Troma films, the love of USA UP ALL NIGHT, and Doug continues his Marvel journey.
This week we’re looking at two films from the Godfather of Gore Herschel Gordon Lewis. First up we cut some ladies in half in THE WIZARD OF GORE. Then some dancers start to get tenderized in THE GORE GORE GIRLS. After that we chat about Fred Durst, What We Do In The Shadows, and Suburbia.
We had to do a last minute replacement so instead of King Kong Lives we’ll be talking about SON OF KONG from 1933. Then Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange tell us the story all over again in the 1976 remake of KING KONG! We also talk about Chillerama, Doom Patrol, and the possibility of more Tiger King.
White Male Rage is the theme for this week. First up Michael Douglas is really pissed by not getting his McDonalds breakfast in FALLING DOWN. Then William H. Macy gets all racist in EDMOND. Also we again talk about Tiger King, Suburbia, and Dead & Buried.
The Firefly Fun House match was a crazy fever dream on LSD and I loved it. It wasn’t even a match mostly a bunch of segments put together highlighting John Cena’s wrestling career through the eyes of Bray Wyatt. All the little inside jokes from Wyatt or from the video packages had me H-A-R-D. I mean, this “match” is a call back from a match they had at WrestleMania 30. Cena’s biggest failure was his Ruthless Aggression gimmick, but when Bray said, You can look but you can’t touch that’s a gut buster calling back to Cena’s relationship with Nikki Bella. How about the video package towards the end when they showed every wrestler Cena held back or buried throughout the years, tell me you didn’t see CM Punk blowing that kiss. I popped when all the WCW stuff aired, talking about an alternate reality. WCW winning the Monday Night War and John Cena leading a new version of the nWo. Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! In my Night One write up I said, the vision Vince McMahon has for Sports Entertainment was the Boneyard match. You can now add Firefly Fun House match to said vision.
I been all over Twitter reading IWC tweets and this “match” is split down the middle. Some likes this goofy mini masterpiece and other thought it was killing the business. As much as I love wrestling on one hand and bash it with the other… (See Benoit meme) I enjoyed every bit of this match because it was for the smart marks like me who’s been watching wrestling for decades.
Now that’s out of the way, how about that Edge-Randy Orton Last Man Standing match? That’s another match the IWC wanted to end because it went far to long, but I didn’t think it did. I enjoyed every bit of Orton and Edge putting on a They Live style street fight and Edge won at the end. Sure everyone wanted to see Edge in a ring wrestling but give it time you’ll get it.
Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre had a “Brock Lesnar, Goldberg” type of match with finish after finish after finish until Drew hit another claymore kick and got the 1 2 3 and became the new WWE Champion.
Everything I just wrote about I liked, well that Lesnar-McIntyre I didn’t. My point is Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley was my match of the night. The selling Ripley did when Flair was working over her knee was on point. Charlotte is the new NXT Women’s Champion and I know both Ripley and Baszler both lost but Baszler just became a main roster wrestler and Ripley has a long career ahead of her and will get that victory over Flair.
The build to Otis and Ziggler I didn’t pay attention to but I was fully invested in the match and wanted Otis to win and he did and got a kiss from Mandy Rose. In my opinion I feel like if you’re connected to Dolph Ziggler your career won’t go anywhere, so get Sonya Deville as far away from him as possible.
The rest of the matches went something like this… Aleister Black defeated Bobby Lashley. The Street Profiles defeated Garza & Theory to keep the RAW Tag Team Championships. And Bayley won the fatal five way to keep her SmackDown Women’s Championship.
WrestleMania 36 is in the books. It was a different type of WrestleMania without all the hype and Hall of Fame but it’s Mania and I enjoyed it.
Night One of WrestleMania 36 ended with the Undertaker defeating AJ Styles in a Boneyard match. This match took place at a cemetery with AJ arriving via hearse with a couple cloaked figures who were probably Gallows & Anderson. Undertaker road in with style on a motorcycle and we got a mixture of Biker Taker and Deadman all rolled up into one. The match itself is what I picture when Vince McMahon says I want Sports Entertainment and not wrestling. Some say this match felt like a cut scene from a video game or mini fight movie. I thought it was great. Sure the match was heavily choreographed and some of the edits didn’t make sense but for a match where Undertaker didn’t get hurt by his opponent I didn’t mind this match at all.
Everyone thought Shayna Baszler was going to make Becky Lynch submit but that didn’t happen and Becky got the pin fall in the same style as Hart pinning Piper at WrestleMania 8. The match was good and at one point I didn’t know who was going to win but Becky did it and from what I been seeing the IWC is mad that she did. Baszler is good but not that good.
Sami Zayn somehow defeated Daniel Bryan to retain the Intercontinental Championship. The match was a brawl and Zayn got the snot beat out of him. I like where this storyline is going and hopefully last a few more weeks.
The ending of the triple threat tag team match between Morrison, Kofi, and Jimmy Uso was a big strange. Morrison did fall with both belts in hand but landed on a ladder, his feet didn’t touch the ground but won anyway. The match was good and different because I’ve never seen a empty arena ladder match.
My favorite match from night one was Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins in their No DQ match. It was a back and forth but Owens got the victory and his high risk elbow to Rollins from the WrestleMania sign, wow! It was sick.
The opening match was a tag team match between the Kabuki Warriors and Bliss & Cross. I enjoyed this match but the camera edits were so bad. One minute you see Bliss on the outside selling and boom she comes off the top rope. Bliss and Cross won the match to become the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champs.
So! The King Corbin and Elias match was awful. Elias was wearing the same ring gear when he fell off the balcony. Put some thought into this, change it up. Elias won by the way.
Goldberg and Braun Strowman had a Goldberg type match with high number of spears and running powerslams for about five mins. Strowman won and is the new WWE Universal Champion. I’m glad he has gold now, yea he doesn’t need it to get over but it’s a good pat on the back.
That was night one of Wrestlemania 36 and I liked it for the most part. Night two is tonight, what is this a PWG show! Ha!
I been enjoying the empty arena shows for the most part. AEW has been consistently good each week and WWE as well when it’s not segments heavy they had some decent matches. With that said, WWE has been building to WrestleMania 36, I been loosely keeping up with their storylines but I have my predictions and favorites to win.
WrestleMania this year is broken up into a two night event on the WWE Network, Saturday and Sunday. And what some people don’t know is that WrestleMania has already been taped with multiple endings to matches so no one can spoil the outcome. I think that’s a good idea for the situation we are in.
Back in January Drew McIntyre won the Royal Rumble and that gave him an opportunity to face WWE Champion Brock Lesnar for the belt. Brock has been a dominating champion for a while now and it’s getting old. Entrance, suplex, three minute match… It’s time for the Chosen One to get gold.
Roman Reigns is out of action and won’t be facing Goldberg for the WWE Universal Championship, but Braun Strowman will be taking his place… This match could be good if Goldberg could keep up and not blow up or get winded. Braun doesn’t need a championship to get over but give it to him at least once.
Becky Lynch has been looking weak in her build with Shayna Baszler. Baszler distorted her opponents at Elimination Chamber, took a chunk out of Becky’s neck and so on. If Becky is gonna keep her RAW Women’s Championship she needs to knockout or submit her.
Bray Wyatt and John Cena… Haven’t seen John Cena in action for awhile and it shows having Big Match John not in the title picture. But facing Wyatt again or the Fiend, what’s gonna be different this time? Wyatt strong style and not sale Cena’s five moves, lights out and Wyatt wins. This match, anyone one of them can win.
Seeing Undertaker cutting promos feels like we are getting Biker Taker again. I’m looking forward to this match, AJ can keep up and hopefully a classic match comes from this. I do see Undertaker winning in the end.
I saw Edge return at the Royal Rumble and his return to Monday Night RAW has been handled perfectly. Heel Orton is great. The whole build up has been fire! But Edge needs a win after what Orton put him through.
Charlotte Flair going to NXT challenging their champion is something different and new and I liked it. This is kinda like a dream match between her and Rhea Ripley. I want Flair to win but Ripley besting her would make her stock shoot through the roof! It’s a toss up.
I Those are the matches I’m looking forward to. This two night event has like 18 matches I thought last years WM was long. Also, I like the empty arena setup or is it I don’t care if there’s a crowd. I watch a lot of wrestling on mute, I get more invested that way without the crowd chanting something stupid every few mins. I hope everyone enjoys Mania tonight and hopefully soon everything can go back to normal.
This episode we decided to chat about two Clive Barker films. First we try to find our way to Mideon in NIGHTBREED. Then we watch Scott Bakula leap into a mystery about magicians in LORD OF ILLUSION. We also talk about the horror of going to the high school prom, The Tiger King, and the Benoit murder suicide in The Dark Side Of The Ring.
It’s TIME! It’s time to Rumble! First up we watch Hulk Hogan try to save his wrestling federation from greedy TV businessman in NO HOLDS BARRED. Then we watch Sly Stallone use and abuse his brother and keep sending him into the wrestling ring in PARADISE ALLEY. Also we chat about what happened to all the MTV VJs, VENDETTA, COLOR OUT OF SPACE, and if we think Doug’s kid could beat him up.
This episode things are getting dark and magical. First we steal some babies with WILLOW. Then we touch some unicorns with LEGEND. We also talk about The Invisible Man, Mr. Boogedy, and The Impractical Jokers Movie.
This episode we look at some Disney kid’s movies that seem to be far from kids movies in tone. First up Dorthy takes a trip back to Oz in RETURN TO OZ. After that Anthony Perkins and Robert Forester almost get sucked into THE BLACK HOLE. We also talk about DESTROYER, KNIVES OUT, and the trailer for the new CANDYMAN.