Lucky number seven! The Film Pigs celebrate our seventh podcast with a discussion on a subject near and dear to our hearts: film nudity! Joining the Pigs is special guest, filmmaker and friend Francis Stokes! Plus, some amazing movie news regarding Steven Seagal, Frank puts someone on trial for Movie Jail, bizarre line readings, Tonn Slingdog’s DVD Corner, a cold reading that really ties the room together, trivia, and more!
In 1995, a terrifying vision of a possible dystopian future was unleashed into cinemas (or, more likely, a limited number of Blockbuster Video stores). In this impossible-to-imagine yet almost-frighteningly-real world, troublesome students who can’t decide whether they want to be moody goths or lunkheaded stoners are banished to the Animal Room; where they are allowed to be total dicks to Neil Patrick Harris. Because that will rehabilitate them. Or something. Any way you look at it, Matthew Lillard is all up in NPH’s grill.
What makes this movie so special is the presence of a fresh-faced Gabriel Olds as NPH’s only friend. This is important as Mr. Olds is a close personal friend of the Film Pigs and has joined this commentary for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this psychological thriller. Except that he can’t remember much and mostly just eats snacks while we make fun of his hair.
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NOTE: The Animal Room is currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly for those of you in the U.S. and possibly Canada.
TO SYNC WITH MOVIE: start this commentary 10 seconds after starting movie (chapter 1 for DVD/BD).
What it says on the back of the Blu-ray case:
From the director of Die Hard comes this high-octane thriller that “roars along at a…breakneck pace” (Los Angeles Times)! Starring Chris Klein (American Pie), Jean Reno (Ronin), LL Cool J (Charlie’s Angels), and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (X-men), Rollerball goes full-throttle from its death-defying opening until its explosive end!
Nothing is fun anymore. Fun is over. Machete should have been amazing. It should not have been dull and slow-paced. It should not have featured the wretched act-bot that is Jessica Alba. The Film Pigs mourn the passing of fun. R.I.P. fun.
This is a perfect movie. Just not if you bring your toddler to see it. The Pigs are happy about the movie, sad about how poorly it is doing at the box office. Yeah, it’s nice Stallone is still on top. But why not number two for the killer fish show? I mean, come on, America! Vampires Suck? Really? (IMDb)
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