This show aims to stay on focus while discussing the topic of films in one way or another. We dive into the lives of the characters and evaluate whether or not movies are still viable or if they ever were. We try to bring new perspective to the movie podcast genre while still understanding what we are doing is by no stretch of the imagination original. Give us a listen and decide for yourself what makes us unique.
April 12, 2017
In a very special LTMIG double feature, I take Matt and the listeners on a dark foray into my past, covering the movie The Buttercream Gang and its illustrious sequel The Buttercream Gang in Secret of Treasure Mountain. These were some of the few movies that I could watch as a child without the ever-present threat of my mother removing the VHS from the VCR because of one too many “butt”, “damn”, or “shut up” occurrences, of which these movies had zero. Unfortunately, the movies also blew chunks.
Buttercream Gangs 1 & 2 were distributed by the Mormon folks at the now-defunct Feature Films for Families organization, a company that successfully marketed its films to evangelical Christians and homeschool families (or both, in my case) due to their clean, moral content and suspicious omission of any Mormon-specific material. The result was low-budget movies with boring dialog, little action, and one-dimensional characters.
The Buttercream Gang tells the story about a member of a “good gang” named Pete leaves the gang for a life of hardcore gangbanging—by Mormon standards—and follows how the new leader of the Buttercream Gang copes with Pete’s departure from the straight-and-narrow. The sequel follows a member of the Buttercream Gang who gets bullied and teased for his weight in the first film, showing that he can have amazing adventures despite being fat and dumb. Or something like that.
If you want to know what we’re talking about, you can watch the first and second Buttercream Gang films on Youtube. You can also find them on Amazon.
Intro music has been graciously provided by the great Ronald Jenkees. A lot of his tunes are available for purchase via Amazon and can also be streamed via Amazon Music Unlimited. Please support him—he’s a fantastic artist.
April 7, 2017
MFW: John forces me to watch Baby’s Day Out for the first time.
In this episode, Matt treats John to a viewing of the 90’s classic, 3 Ninjas, and John terrorizes Matt by making him watch Baby’s Day Out. I don’t know what Matt did to John, but it must have been pretty bad.
Nov. 29, 2016
Punish yourself with a new episode of Let’s Talk Movies, I Guess, wherein, John and Matt discuss the 1989 Punisher movie starring the completely badass Dolph Lundgren and the 2004 Punisher movie starring the lovable Thomas Jane and forgetable John Travolta. Which Punisher movie will come out as the power top? Er…on top, what did I just say? I need to get a little more sleep. Thanks for hanging in there and hopefully we will have some new episodes coming out very soon! (But no promisies…)
Music graciously provided by Ron Jenkees, check out his iTunes page if you dig his sound as much as we do:
You’re a good boy, Tommy. Grow up to be a good man. Because if you don’t… I’ll be waiting.
Sept. 23, 2016
WARNING: THIS “FILM” CONTAINS VIOLENT RAPE SCENES FROM ALMOST EVERY MALE CHARACTER IN ALMOST EVERY SCENE FROM MINUTE(s) 0 TO 98.
It’s the day John and Matt discuss Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2! (Also, it’s garbage day, don’t forget to put out the bins.)
In this unintentionally hilarious horror movie, a younger brother, Ricky, tries to fill in the boots of his older serial killer brother, Billy.
Try to follow along as Ricky lovingly regales us with extremely vivid memories of his older brother for whom he has an uneasying fondess for nearly half the movie.
Experience the mild stroke-having performance of Eric Freeman as his eyebrows twitch this unlikeable and redundant character into our hearts and minds for years to come.
Watch in terror as Ricky gets majorly triggered by some nuns and then a red blanket or something.
Try to explain for yourself how these two brothers end up assuming the exact same serial killer identity (Santa Claus… kind of) even though one of them (Ricky) should have been way less traumatized by the events.
There truly is no substitute for Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, a movie that absolutely didn’t need to be made.
MFW I’m watching my favorite movie, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2.
Music graciously provided by Ron Jenkees, check out his iTunes page if you dig his sound as much as we do: NAUGHTY!
Sept. 16, 2016
In this episode, John and Matt compare a couple of boxing movies, one of which has a lot of fanfare and acclaim (The Hammer), and the other which probably deserves a little more love (Rocky). Both films share the common handicap of being a passion project and star their movies repsective writers, Adam Carolla and Sylvester Stallone, and both movies follow a ne’er-do-well protagonist who is down on his luck facing an unbelievable opportunity guarded by impossible odds.
Music graciously provided by Ron Jenkees, check out his iTunes page if you dig his sound as much as we do: Yo, Adrian!
Jan. 18, 2016
In this episode, we sit down and ask each other some of our questions we took away from our viewing of The Room.
Jan. 5, 2016
In this episode, we discuss the merits of the movie Forrest Gump by evaluating whether or not Forrest could survive outside of the timeline in which he exists. In short, I think he was very forunate in most ways to be alive during the time he was, but in other ways, he may be better off living in “a more progressive era.”
Dec. 24, 2015
In this episode, we discuss the questionable sexual orientation of a character that most people consider 100% man’s man: James Dalton. We also discuss confusing aspects of the film along with another of other random topics and other Swayze randomness. We also commit to watching the movie Skatetown, USA. May God help us all should we find a viable copy to watch someday. Unfortunately, this movie seems to have vanished off the face of the earth.
If you enjoy our music, check out Ron Jenkees and his album Disorganized Fun on iTunes.
Dec. 19, 2015
In this episode, we talk predicitons for Top Gun II and make a few outlandish theories about the original Top Gun. Find out about the process that was used to make the first script and why Maverick and Goose might be Jedi as we go over some long lost deleted scenes.