Author: Shawn

Gizmo and Stripe, BFFs

Last year I stumbled on a very weird cover of a German movie magazine called Cinema.  It was from 1984 and featured Gizmo and Stripe from the Gremlins on the cover.  Not sure that the artist really nailed the relationship between the two though.  What do you...

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Cult Film Club Episode 43 – Gremlins

http://traffic.libsyn.com/cultfilmclub/CFC_-_Episode_-_43_-gremlins.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn this very special holiday edition of the Cult Film Club, hosts Shawn, Paxton and Jaime finally tackle the most awesome genre Christmas film of all time, Gremlins. Released in 1984 and directed by Joe Dante, this film is the perfect mash-up of family film and gross out horror fun. Starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, the flick centers on a strange creature called a mogwai that is presented as a Christmas gift to Billy Peltzer by his inventor father. Before the audience knows what to make of the mogwai Gizmo, he multiplies...

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The Definitive R.J. Gif Appreciation Post

Here at the Cult Film Club we love the flicks we bring up on the podcast, but sometimes we love certain aspects so much that we feel that they need to be highlighted outside of the podcast to make it clear just how much we, well, love them.  Case in point, R.J. from No Retreat, No Surrender.  After we recorded the episode I immediately went to the internet to find as many R.J. gifs as possible so that I could share them when promoting the show.  To my chagrin there was really only one gif that I could find...

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30 Things We Love About…No Retreat No Surrender!

One of the things we really enjoy about doing the Cult Film Club is that outside of the conversation about the movies we love, we get a chance to really examine them for series like these 30 Things posts.  It really does open films up for a better appreciation when you have to take the time to scan through and pick out specific stuff like this.  Anyway, here are the 30 Things We Love About…No Retreat, No Surrender!...

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Cult Film Club Episode 42: No Retreat, No Surrender

Welcome back to another episode of the Cult Film Club!  This month we’re taking a look at the 1986 Karate Kid clone No Retreat No Surrender starring Kurt McKinney and one of the first feature roles of Jean Claude Van Damme.  This movie is one of co-host Paxton’s favorites, so we’re glad to finally tackle it.  Though it’s by far no Karate Kid, it is captivatingly bonkers in that it involves a crazy ring of mobsters shaking down local karate dojos, an impeccability dressed Russian kickboxing champion (Rocky IV anyone?), and the freaking ghost of Bruce Lee. Join us...

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