Friday, 23 June 2017

Episode 54 - Pokemon 2000

A wild crappy film appears! With the summer film season in full swing, we revisit the sophomore slump of 1999's Pokemon 2000(?)

We're talking the franchise's waning popularity, the film's insistence on not naming its main villain, lousy dialogue rife with exposition and its decision to not focus on Pikachu. Also: a noble yet pointless comparison to Italian neo-realism, fanboy reviews out the wazoo and a familiar face appears as our next film is revealed.

Big hate in this one. Don't miss it!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Episode 53 - Inspector Gadget

"Doo-doo-do-do-doo, shit-ty mo-vie". Cool As Ice director David Kellogg returns to helm his second (and final) film as we discuss the 1999 techno-turd hack job Inspector Gadget!

Clocking in at a stunningly short 68 minutes(!), we're talking obvious edits, Robocop comparisons, the Six Dollar Man's ridiculously invasive operation, and reveal what our own Go-Go gadgets would be and where they'd protrude from.

Also, Dan waxes lyrical over his hatred of Jimmy Fallon, we antagonise Smash Mouth via Twitter, and Tim reveals an absolute doozy of a film for our next episode that features some returning...voice actors? Tune in to find out what it is.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Episode 52 - Alien 3

On Itunes, no one can hear you scream - we're talking one of the '90s most infamously mistreated films, the "worst sequel in the history of cinema" and Nine Inch Nails music video lookalike Alien 3!

Production woes out the wazoo, careless continuity errors, and more baldy British blokes you can shake a stick at, we get to grips with behind the scenes shenanigans, more terrible CGI-assisted falls into lava and unlock the film's 90s equivalent of the Dark Side of the Moon/Wizard of Oz phenomenon.

Also, Tim gets enraged at a listeners' spoilers and perturbed by an episode of Ramsay's Hotel Hell, both of which ruined his viewing of the film, and the next episode's reveal brings back a Vid Neg alumni not seen since episode 6.

Chest-bursting with controversial opinions and unprofessionalism, check it out and leave us a review wherever you listen!

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Episode 51 - The Flintstones

We're rolling into Bedrock for 1994's lacklustre live action romp, The Flintstones! The Vid Neg crew grapple with the gravel of this narratively lightweight, slavish retread, digging up some hidden gems along the way: stone-faced humour, director Brian Levant's hidden socialist agenda and the Flintstone family's pun-based musical tastes!

Also, we're wrapping our heads around a kids film with embezzlement subplots, lynchings, and antagonist suffocation along the way. Plenty of rubble, rubble, toil and trouble in this one, YABBA DABBA DOn't miss out!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Episode 50 - The Rock

Cage Against the Machine season comes to a close with its final part - and our 50th episode - it's 1996's The Rock!

We're treating ourselves for this milestone ep by reviewing something 2/3 of us actually like. Rest assured, things still get silly as we're talking the sourness of those VX balls, debunking the theory that Sean Connery's character is actually James Bond, more juicy 90s gay panic, and plotting this season's films on the Nicolas Cage Matrix to see how his craziness ranks up with the rest of his oeuvre.

Plenty of bang for your buck (it is Michael Bay after all), be sure to tune and help us celebrate our 50th in style.

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Episode 49 - Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

To commemorate the release of this year's Power Rangers Movie, we're taking a leak over your childhood memories, we're getting very, very angry over Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie!

What's with the undeservingly grand title this film is bestowed with? Why is EVERY. SINGLE. CHARACTER dumb as bricks? And what the hell is the deal with that goddamn ghost galleon?

Also: We're talking Justin's Blue Ranger resume, the film's obsession with characters falling from heights, its lack of understanding of how heat works, and the slackest continuity we've ever seen on the show.

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Episode 48 - 8MM

Cage Against the Machine season - a run through of some of Nic Cage's worst 90s films - continues with Joel Schumacher's snuff film snore-fest, it's 1999's 8MM.

How dull can a film about hardcore murder porn be? What's with the Bollywood score playing through this film and is Joaquin Phoenix really this generation's greatest actor?

Also: Tim and Dan get into it over whether this film is actually tense (it's not), an insight into Troy Duffy's casting methods and we learn from several IMDB reviews that the movie isn't meant for little kids.

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