Category Archives: Sci-Fi

Top Five Naked Fight Scenes!

Sex & Fury

So far this year has been not unlike a series of Liu Kang chicken kicks to my face, but I’ve finally rebounded and am looking to push back and do some crotch punching of my own! To kick this off (pun fully intended), and to celebrate, um, fighting (well we did cover Mortal Kombat this

Cult Film Club Episode 6: Zapped!


In Episode 6 of the Cult Film Club, hosts Paxton, Jaime and Shawn will be will be tackling the 1982 Bob Rosenthal teen sex comedy Zapped!  Starring the future Charles in Charge power couple Scott Baio and Willie Ames, the film focuses on a nerdy senior named Barney who accidentally unlocks the power of telekinesis

Top 6 School Bullies Shawn loves to Hate!

Scott Farkus and Grover Dill

It’s funny, Bullies seem to be such a hot button topic these days, but I can’t help but love the bullies of the cinematic universe.  Whether it’s a dumb ass jock doing table lifts in the lunchroom spilling everyone’s food (probably because he was a messy baby) or a couple of fashionable goobers who have

Shawn Totally Like-Liked Them…

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Since Paxton decided to open up his 80s era diary and share his top six mega crushes with the club, I felt an obligation to do the same.  So I unlocked my hope chest, rifled through the clippings and found my top six movie crushes from when I was growing up in the 80s.  Not

Cult Film Club Podcast Episode #2: Talking Cult, Part 2


Paxton, Jaime and Shawn are back with the second part of Episode 2 of the Cult Film Club.  For this episode we side-stepped discussion of a particular film in lieu of talking more generally about cult movies and our personal experiences with the genre.  Whether it was benefiting from older sisters, taking in 99 cent

See How They Glow!


A recent conversation with Pax and Jaime led me to rewatching the 1985 post-blaxsploitation kung fu epic, The Last Dragon, the other night and it occurred to me that there was an odd but interesting deluge of back-lit animation used in cult-y flicks from the 80s.  If you aren’t familiar with The Last Dragon, the

Cult Film Club Podcast Episode #2: Talking Cult, Part 1

Episode 2 Cult Talk

Paxton, Jaime and Shawn are back with the second meet-up of the Cult Film Club.  For this episode we decided to side-step a discussion of a particular film in lieu of talking about cult movies as a genre.  We attempt to break down what makes a film “cult” (is it the content, the audience, or

One last look at The Wraith

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Rounding out our coverage of this month’s 1st Cult Film Club movie pick, The Wraith, I thought it would be fun to share some of the background research we used when putting the show together, as well as taking one more look at the badass Dodge M4S Turbo Interceptor… Inspired by the Porsche 962, this

Newspaper ad for The Wraith (1986)


Back on November 28, 1986, this ad was published in The Deseret News for The Wraith. How could the people in the sleepy town of Salt Lake City know what awesome-ness lay within? And why isn’t the CAR on the ad?

Cult Film Club Podcast Episode #1: The Wraith

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For the inaugural meeting of the Cult Film Club, Paxton, Jaime, and Shawn convene to watch and discuss the 1986 sci-fi, western, carsploitation flick, The Wraith. Directed by Mike Marvin, The Wraith stars Charlie Sheen, Randy Quaid, Clint Howard, Sherilyn Fenn, Nick Cassevetes, Matthew Barry, and more importantly, the $1.5m Dodge M4S Turbo Interceptor. Plot