#57: American Psycho

Get your insanely expensive suit on, do 1000 sit-ups, and pick out a shiny chrome axe because we’re reviewing American Psycho!

From IMDB: “A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.”

Cast:

Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman
Justin Theroux as Timothy Bryce
Josh Lucas as Craig McDermott
Chloë Sevigny as Jean
Reese Witherspoon as Evelyn Williams
Jared Leto as Paul Allen
Willem Dafoe as Donald Kimball

Director: 

Mary Harron

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#54: Seven

Staring a young and sexy Morgan Freeman, “Seven” follows a veteran detective and his forgettable partner Brad Pitt as they hunt down a serial killer in a city that is always experiencing rain.

From IMDB: “Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.” Isn’t that what I just said?

Morgan Freeman as Somerset
Brad Pitt as Mills
Gwyneth Paltrow as Tracy

Director:
David Fincher

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#51: The Silence of the Lambs

Our first movie chosen at random from the patented Movie Bucket is The Silence of the Lambs, a film so endless quoted and referenced in pop culture that it’s basically part of our DNA now. But the movie came out in 1991, so how does it hold up after all these years?

From IMDB: “A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.”

Cast:
Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling
Scott Glenn as Jack Crawford
Anthony Heald as Dr. Frederick Chilton
Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Ted Levine as Jame Gumb (Buffalo Bill)

Director:
Jonathan Demme

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#48: A Quiet Place

Better listen to this episode with headphones because a bunch of spooky aliens are gonna kill you if you make a sound, you idiot! This thriller made us ask the tough questions like: how do you puke silently so the creatures don’t kill you? Does fire make a sound? Does this movie make sense?

From IMDB: “In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.”

Cast:
Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott
John Krasinski as Lee Abbott
Millicent Simmonds as Regan Abbott
Noah Jupe as Marcus Abbott

Director:
John Krasinski

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#44: “Velvet Buzzsaw”

Netflix is back with another original film “Velvet Buzzsaw” or “Why My F*cking Subscription Fee is Going Up Again”. Let’s judge some art!

From IMDB: “After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.”

Cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal as Morf Vandewalt
Rene Russo as Rhodora Haze
Zawe Ashton as Josephina
Tom Sturridge as Jon Dondon
Toni Collette as Gretchen
John Malkovich as Piers

Director:
Dan Gilroy

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#38: “Bird Box”

This Netflix sci-fi/horror movie has been memed to death and now it’s time to see if Sandra Bullock and co. can live up to the “Bird Box” hype.

From IMDB: Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Cast:
Sandra Bullock as Malorie
Trevante Rhodes as Tom
John Malkovich as Douglas
Sarah Paulson as Jessica
Machine Gun Kelly as Felix

Director:
Susanne Bier

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Also mentioned in this episode:
A Quiet Place
Color Me Kubrick
Con Air

#37: “Creep”

Time to kick off season 2! The guys tackle this found-footage horror flick about a lonely weirdo and ask the question: How much would you put up with for the sake of politeness?

From IMDB: A young videographer answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man’s odd behavior, he starts to question his intentions.

Cast:
Patrick Brice – Aaron
Mark Duplass – Josef

Director:
Patrick Brice

Also mentioned in this episode:

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil_3:_Nemesis

Paranormal Activity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranormal_Activity

The Black Witch Project
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blair_Witch_Project

The League
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League

#35: “Silent Night, Deadly Night”

We celebrate the Christmas season with a fan recommendation: the infamous Santa slasher “Silent Night, Deadly Night”. Pulled from theatres after only a week back in 1984, we’ll find out if this movie really was as shocking at the PTA made it out to be. We also count down our top 3 favourite Christmas movies of all time!

From IMDB: “After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.”

Cast:
Robert Brian Wilson – Billy at 18
Gilmer McCormick – Sister Margaret
Lilyan Chauvin – Mother Superior

Director:
Charles E. Sellier Jr.

#31: “A Cure for Wellness”

This week we watched a recent box office bomb and tried to see if maybe the people were wrong to ignore this movie. Come for the eels, stay for the uncomfortable sex scenes!

From IMDB: “An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa’s treatments are not what they seem”

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Cast:
Dane DeHaan as Lockhart
Jason Isaacs as Volmer
Mia Goth as Hannah

Director
Gore Verbinski

#28: “Halloween” (1978)

Welcome to our Halloween Spook-tacular! To commemorate our favourite holiday, we decided to review the original “Halloween”, the film that spawned countless slasher movies knock-offs. We break down some of the short comings of the genre, and try to watch this 40-year-old movie with fresh eyes.

From IMDB: “Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.”

CAST

Donald Pleasence as Dr. Sam Loomis
Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode
P. J. Soles as Lynda Van Der Klok
Nancy Kyes as Annie Brackett

DIRECTOR

John Carpenter

#27: “Annihilation”

Natalie Portman heads into a weird swamp bubble and weirdness ensues! We are jumping into this recent sci-fi/horror film, trying to figure out just what the hell was going on. Anyway, come find out.

From IMDB: “A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply.”

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Cast

Natalie Portman as Lena
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dr. Ventress
Gina Rodriguez as Anya Thorensen
Tessa Thompson as Josie Radek
Tuva Novotny as Cassie “Cass” Sheppard
Oscar Isaac as Kane
Benedict Wong as Lomax

Director

Alex Garland

#22: “Mom and Dad”

Let’s all gather round and watch Nick Cage go full Nick Cage. This wacky movie from one of the dudes who made “Crank” is balls out insanity. But did the guys like it? Why would we tell you here in the description? Also, our friend Luigi Caria is a guest on this episode.

From IMDB: “A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.”

Cast:
Nicolas Cage … Brent
Selma Blair … Kendall

Director:
Brian Taylor