Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it's amazing? Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas want to hear about it! We'll watch it with our funniest friends, and report back to you with the results.
Paul Scheer and his friends went to see Burlesque, and you might be shocked to hear that they didn't like it. Paul, June, Jason, and guest Nick Kroll help us sift through the glitter and sadness that makes up this Golden Globe nominated film. June shares with us some of the life lessons she learned from this future-classic and everyone shares their personal "WHAT THE FUCK?" moment. Email us at email@example.com with your thoughts on Burlesque and nominations for future movies to investigate.
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Some movies are so bad they’re good, some are so bad they’re bad, and then there’s The Last Airbender. It’s the story of the lil’ Avatar that could, and is riddled with enough racism and weird dialogue to disorient you for days. Jon Daly somehow got roped into the torture of this movie, and joins Paul, June, and Jason to work through the pain. Listen to hear if your back-handed compliment was used, and leave us comments on Earwolf and Facebook if you can explain the whole moon princess storyline.
It is rumored that Battlefield Earth contains subliminal messages designed to brainwash people into joining The Church of Scientology. If so, Paul, Jason, June, and Rob Huebel are the smartest, most able-minded people ever to sit down and suffer through it. If you share Jason’s rage at the inconsistency of this film or Rob’s anger at the extreme un-sexiness of the characters, than you must join us for this celebration of awfulness. Plus, listen to hear if your Razzie category was selected. Keep sending in your movie suggestions, and join us on Facebook.
Sorry for the delay with this episode, but it takes a while to fully comprehend All About Steve. Paul, Jason, June, and special guest Brandon Johnson tried their hardest, but still couldn’t figure out how this mildly racist, poorly structured, bizarrely performed movie got made. See if you can guess how much money this flop cost to make, and listen for your alternate horror movie titles.
When you pair two superstars like Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, what’s the worst that can happen? Apparently it’s The Tourist. Jason lucked out and missed this movie, but Paul, June, and special guests Natasha Leggero and Gil Ozeri are here to discuss the bad accents and lack of chemistry that fill this Golden Globe nominated film. Be sure to check out the newly redesigned Earwolf website where you can buy the Ridiculous Cage shirt and donate to help buy us a new studio. We promise not to spend it on plastic surgery.
Wayne’s World was a successful sketch-turned-movie that satirized the music and mentality of the time with absolute precision. Austin Powers hit the cultural zeitgeist so hard that the quotes and characters remain in public consciousness. The Love Guru is, uh…well, it’s a movie, that’s for sure. Matt Walsh, director of the upcoming film High Road, joins the How Did This Get Made crew (including an internet connected Jason) to discuss how this pro-enlightenment, over-written piece of garbage got made. He even brings our attention to some of the more bizarre reviews the movie received. If you’re curious about the odd casting choices and borderline animal cruelty from this Mike Meyers flop, tune in. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll hear one of your suggested character names!
Why can’t more movies be like Crank 2? Sure it’s racist, sexist, implausible and disgusting, but that’s what makes it so much fun! Jensen Karp is our lucky guest in the studio with Paul and June (Jason is still in New York, but is live via satellite or something), and together they figure how tar enemas and full-body Tourette’s can make Chev Chelios’ second adventure so much better than the first. If this podcast doesn’t get your heart pumping, well…you’ll die, I guess. So you better listen!
When the most striking attributes of a film are its too-loud eating sounds and hot dog centric bloopers, you know it’s a prime candidate for How Did This Get Made?! This week Jackie Clarke joins Paul, June, and Jason to travel through the cheese caves and baby pools that populate this JLo flick. If you were concerned by the drinking, put off by the pratfalls, or curious about bush sightings, you are not alone! Listen in and maybe, just maybe, you’ll hear your own backup plan.
The Smurfs is a movie about an ad executive who is struggling with a pregnant girlfriend and a big assignment at work. Am I missing anything? Paul F. Tompkins joins the gang to discuss this kid's movie and its many flaws: The unnecessarily complicated language, the blatant animal abuse, the awkward casting of Tim Gunn, even the terrible trailers are up for judgment. We introduce the first ever Second Opinions segment, and as always close it up with You've Got Mail. If you've got a child's heart, or had to drag your children to see this movie, you'll enjoy this episode!