This week, we asked Kevin Clarke of Punch to Kill and The Conversation Pieces podcast to come on and talk about a movie of his choosing! With this newfound power, he chose John Hugh’s heartfelt lesson in empathy, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987) and in so doing, taught us a lesson about ourselves. Join us as we discuss the decor in Daniel Day-Lewis’ shoe repair shop, acknowledge the angry mob outside Matt’s apartment, and grill Kevin on Mousetrap. Ex Rated: It’s His Butt!
What if your therapy became art? Marwencol (2010), asks this question when Mark Hogancamp’s homemade therapies capture the interest of the art world. This engaging documentary is as heartwarming as it is unconventional. Join us as we discuss the creative process, double quarter pounders, and murder. Ex Rated Movies: Which Matt Fisher?!
For our final installment of Hex Rated BOO!vies we discuss the schlocktacular cult horror odyssey, Xtro (1982). It’s sort of like if E.T. were evil and kind of plays on themes of parental abandonment. The movie is light on details but we’re rife with hot quality content! Join us as we conjure up some new tea and candle flavors, expose the traps of Living on a Prayer, and analyze the supply and demand of movie pumas. Ex Rated: Making Sense is Free!
This week your ghosting scream watched the endlessly-problematic box office super bomb Teen Witch (1989) and they’re never gonna be the same again. Join us as we dissect its endless minutia, throw some love at Gerald’s Game, and imagine a Scarecrow Video streaming service. Also, Matt sings! It’s Ex Rated: Now Take Off Your Jockstrap!
Stage Fright (1987) is a moody, giallo-esque slasher flick that delivers the scares and gore with flair and style. It’s also got Marilyn Monroe playing the saxophone and two Almodóvar’s Gazpachos! Join us as we talk kite flying, gun safety, and Mousetrap (again?) on Ex Rated: Safe Passage Through the Desert for Us!
Terror comes in many forms. The Descent (2005), a tale about a group of Cameron-style bad-ass bitches spelunking in an unknown cave system, has all those forms. Claustrophobia, acrophobia, and stabbing-a-friend-in-the-neck-ophobia are all explored and exploited in what many consider to be one of the best horror movies of the past twenty years. Matt gushes and Ryan squirms as we continue our Schlocktoberfest here on Hex Rated Boo!vies: Watch Out For Dinosaur Herpes!
It's Schlocktoberfest all month long here at Hex Rated Boo!vies and we're starting it off with a compact gem of a werewolf movie, Bad Moon (1996). Get ready for some cephalic carnage, hot uncles, and the Lollipop-a-Dong-Ding. The sun also rises, this week on Ex Rated!
Lordy, lordy look who’s 41. We’re kicking off season five with Edgar Wright’s frenetic ode to video games, garage rock, and early 20’s romance, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010). Also discussed: Twin Peaks, T-Hoops, and fair food. Ex Rated: Brought to you by Field Roast Sausages!
No other director captures our esteem quite like Pedro Almodóvar. His intricate plots, memorable characters, and luxurious style blend together to create captivating films that entertain as they inspire. The fact that they often have a queer/feminist slant doesn’t hurt either. Join us as we discuss Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and Bad Education (2004) this week on Ex Rated!
We’re Coen the distance this week with our first Coen brothers’ movie, Miller’s Crossing (1990). It’s a neo-noir gangster flick with scenes that are denser than flourless chocolate cake and a plot that’s twistier than a corkscrew. Impenetrable at first but ultimately rewarding, just like us! We also chat about heavenly bodies, wonder what makes straight men squirt a few, and scheme to get our money back. Ex Rated: Let’s Get Baked!