Gobbledygeek episode 198, “Show Me Your Predator Face,” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
After their discussion of Alien for the epic Alien/Predator podcrawl (see information on participating podcasts in the show notes), Paul and AJ now turn to John McTiernan’s 1987 sci-fi actioner Predator. Arnold Schwarzenegger stalks the jungle, joined by the likes of tough guys Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, and…uh…Shane Black? Sure. They in turn are stalked by a nasty dreadlock-wearing mofo with one ugly mug. Is there anything to this movie? Not really. Does there need to be? The boys are a little divided, with Paul enjoying its macho silliness and AJ doing the opposite of that. One thing they can both agree on is that there are a lot of biceps in this movie. Plus, speaking of biceps, AJ starts watching Starz’s Spartacus on frenemy Eric Sipple’s recommendation.
Next: old friend of the show/AJ’s cousin Nathan Burdette makes his triumphant return to Gobbledygeek to discuss, among other things, the new documentary Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
(Show notes for “Show Me Your Predator Face.”)
Gobbledygeek episode 166, “Turbo-Man and the Shelf Elf Insurrection (feat. Jason Tabrys),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
Remember that present you always wanted for Christmas but never got? Well, Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to strap on a jetpack to put it in your hot little hands, as your merry Gobbledy-elves ring in the holiday with a discussion of the 1996 “classic” Jingle All the Way. On hand is Elf King Jason Tabrys, who once more degrades the show with his unique brand of festive chaos, er, cheer. This lively band of Santa’s helpers marvel at the fact that Ahnuld could ever pass for a weathered everyman, express amazement that Sinbad was a person who existed, and reveal the true nature of Elf on the Shelf (it ain’t pretty). Plus, Paul and AJ become more estranged than ever before, which is saying something.
Next: this is the end, my only friends, the end (of season 4, that is).
(Show notes for “Turbo-Man and the Shelf Elf Insurrection.”)
BETTER OFF DEAD (Blu-ray)
“I want my $2!!”
One of the least recognized but cult favorite chapters in the “How To Be A Quirky Lovestruck Heartthrob” library of John Cusack, this 1985 classic cheese finally brings its cereal-prize spaceships, Howard Cosell-obsessed Japanese drag racers, singing hamburgers, and psychotic paperboys to Blu-ray. Lane Meyer (Cusack) would rather set himself on fire than watch his ex-girlfriend date his ski slope rival, or eat one more of his vapid mother’s slithering, gelatinous dinners. But fortunately, he’s in an 80’s teen comedy, so the love of his neighbors’ French foreign exchange student can save him. – Paul Smith