Blumhouse has their own horror anthology series on Hulu and no one seems to be watching. So, naturally, we just binged the first six episodes and cleansed our palates with the ultimate “Did this really need a sequel?” sequel, Happy Death Day 2 U.Read More
Oscar season is upon us, which means THE OFFICIAL Optimism Vaccine Oscar Omnibus™ has made its triumphant return. This year, a decidedly more sober OV crew dissects the best picture and best director noms. Imagine the sheer joy of sitting through films from a no talent alleged sex criminal AND the guy that gave the world Shallow Hal. Truly blessed.Read More
DEATH TO THE ALGORITHM! LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH! The OV Crew talks about our impending doom and the latest wave of direct-to-streaming cinema including Roma, The Other Side of the Wind, Bird Box, Cam, Illang: The Wolf Brigade and more.
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Caustic Content returns with another episode to test the willpower and mental fortitude of Steve and Miros. This week, it’s Da Pinche Code a manic action comedy up against an insufferably pretentious art film titled Antlers of Reason.Read More
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one podcast to dissolve their brains, they go to the local multiplex and subject themselves to Ernest Cline and Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One. What you are about to hear is an unedited document of the OV Crew's cinematic suffering as they wallow in a shallow pool of pop culture refuse. Listen closely. Don't make the same mistakes we've made.
It's Valentines Day and there's no greater declaration of love in 2018 than sitting down and watching a Woody Allen romantic comedy with your significant other. Or maybe not. Anyway, Rom C'mon is making its triumphant return by picking up where the last episode left off: Annie Hall. This time, Jake is on the sidelines while resident OV power couple Shawn and Sophie take a close look at the film and how Allen portrays women.
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Not to be confused with Austin Powers: Goldmember, Goldfinger is the action film tour-de-force that won the longrunning series its first Oscar and cemented the 007 legacy. Join Jake and Jack as they once again dissect all things James Bond.
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With noted 9/11 truther Charlie Sheen set to star in a forthcoming 9/11 film, the OV boys felt it was about time someone picked up all the LOOSE CHANGE and got to the bottom of why 9/11 movies are usually awful.Read More
Runaway Train isn't just an awful pop song by 90s butt-rockers, Soul Asylum. It's also a thriller from the 1980s with an original screenplay from Akira Kurosawa. This week, Jake introduces Jack to this underrated classic while finally getting to the bottom of what a young Danny Trejo looks like.Read More
We've reached the halfway point of 2017 and already the silver screen has been graced with a war epic from Hollywood's least empathetic filmmaker and a critically acclaimed movie starring a serial sexual harasser who stalks a woman after he dies. Fun! To commemorate the joyous occasion, the OV crew gathered to discuss the big hits and misses of 2017 so far and stage an intervention for Shawn to address his crippling addiction to Rocket Raccoon slash fiction.Read More
You ain't seen nothin' like the one movie Gene Simmons doesn't want you to see: Never too Young to Die. That's right, the man who played DJ Nuke in Trick or Treat (1986) is somehow more embarrassed by John Stamos' film debut than a movie where he plays a devil worshiping Wolfman Jack. Join Steve and Jake as they discuss this once lost classic and bask in the glory of ace gymnast, LANCE STARGROVE--the young 80s James Bond you never knew you needed in your life.Read More
Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than with a thorough examination of disintegrating marriages and the crushing ennui of everyday life. This week, Adam, Shawn and Jack do their best to find a perfect pairing for Mike Nichol's brilliant adaptation of the 1962 play by Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Read More
In a world overflowing with babies and bosses, what surreal, Lovecraftian nightmares emerge when these two abominations fuse together in a CGI children's film? Is the titular Boss Baby a tiny boss or a smart baby? How badly does Steve Buscemi need a paycheck? CAN ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS TRULY BE ANSWERED? The OV crew investigates.
PLUS: in-depth discussions of our first experience with a shitty kid's movie and the mouthwatering ecstasy of combining hot buttered popcorn with chocolate.Read More
The OV crew welcomes our newest contributor, Eric Bayley, the only way we know how: talking racism, horror and subversive exploitation films with a gaggle of white guys. On the docket this week, Get Out, Candy Man and Bone.Read More
This year, The Dumpuary Fairy has blessed our local multiplex with monsters who want to be trucks, a Vin Diesel who wants to be a younger Vin Diesel and an M. Night Shyamalan movie that wants to be a superhero franchise. BONUS: Whatever the fuck a Bye Bye Man is. Jesus take the wheel.Read More
Happy Dumpuary everyone! We're kicking off the festivities by recapping the worst trash we sat through in 2016 for the good of all mankind (or at least the misanthropes who listen to this podcast). From Will Smith movies to more will Smith Movies and dirty grandpas to dirty anthropomorphic food, no cinematic turd is left unturned!Read More