Tag Archives: Eli Roth

Knock Knock + All Cheerleaders Die

Knock Knock + All Cheerleaders Die

Horror filmmaker who keep audiences waiting. Michael: We’ve got two movies today by two directors who made me like movies. Eric: Very truly so. That is Lucky McKee and the great Eli Roth. I should say the great Lucky McKee and, you know I just get giddy. Michael: Right, right. Eric: When it turns out Eli Roth has a movie…but both of these guys are guys who put a good length of time between their masterpieces. Michael: This is true. So to start off, there’s a couple places you could start to really get the most out of the show today. The first place you could start is where the show started, which is the beginning of this year at Citizen Kane and The Godfather. That will teach you, here’s what that will teach you. That will teach you what the fuck we do and how we do it. That’s what you’ll learn from that. Continue reading

The Brave Little Toaster + The Green Inferno

The Brave Little Toaster + The Green Inferno

Outside your element on this very special end of the year episode. Boldly leaping into unknown territory. The Brave Little Toaster, our little secret. At long last Michael becomes a test case. Looking back on an animated cult film. Unintentional character and notability. How the Pixar talent has changed as popular animation grows. The outstandingly successful Pixar formula. The most anticipated movie of Double Feature history. After ten long years, Eli Roth strikes back with The Green Inferno. The new iconography. The original impact of Hostel and the incoming impact of The Green Inferno. Perhaps the most inventive element of The Green Inferno, a brand new handle of feminism without the baggage of modern society. Continue reading

Being John Malkovich + Hostel 2

Being John Malkovich + Hostel 2

John playing Craig playing John. An awkward disagreement. Funny? Supernatural? What is this film? Describing dark comedy. Coming from the writer. Why people quote movies. Do cute and weird help a film? John Malkovich’s orgasm voice. One of the hosts hates this film – who’s fault is that? Quirky film as a style. A different type of disagreement. Eric guesses Michael’s least favorite scene. Michael says the meanest thing ever. How psychics talk to the dead. The titular line. Viral marketing. Lazy time passage. Eric is really uncomfortable describing his feeling about Hostel 2. Really, really uncomfortable. A segment so fucked up it can’t be synopsized. Continue reading

Hostel + This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Hostel + This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Exploitation. Eric doesn’t have dental insurance. Misleading packaging. The internet has made Saw irrelevant. Karma doesn’t exist. Hostel’s reception in popular culture. “Meatcart.” Betraying the viewer using time and perspective. Slow motion death. Eric is actually in Hostel. Producer? Presenter? Making your destination clear. Documentary gimmicks. Do children really need saving? The ratings board. Legislating taste. Rate real life violence. Double Feature gets really political really fast. Realistic portrayals of violence. Old media is more of a joke than karma. Unrated film. What’s the answer? Continue reading

Team America + Cabin Fever

Team America + Cabin Fever

Team America: World Police. The puppet thing. Eric’s blender. Libertarians are awesome. What’s wrong with Matt Damon? Oh yeah, Ben Affleck. Puppets and suspension of disbelief. Michael Moore is a poor film marker and a fucking liar. MONTAGE! More graphic brutality. LOLCats is where humor goes to die. Eric begins horror with Cabin Fever. Eli Roth: genius or oblivious? The return of slow zoom. Zack Snyder thinks that’s what you want. Horrifying banjo score. Stereotypical horror characters. Michael hates the paranormal. The best ass shot in cinema history. Shaving your legs at the end of the world. Trying to talk about scare shots. Jokes about racism that aren’t intellectually bankrupt. Continue reading