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The MFF Podcast #236: Masters of the Universe

December 12, 2019

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The MFF podcast is back, and this week we’re talking Masters of the Universe with guest Lan Pitts (comic book writer for Boom! Studios). Released in 1987, Masters of the Universe is an underappreciated gem that features excellent performances from Frank Langella and Dolph Lundgren (Don’t listen to Lan, Dolph is great). In this episode, we discuss the films production, curious quartets and wonderful monologues. Enjoy!

If you are a fan of the podcast make sure to send in some random listener questions so we can do our best to not answer them correctly. We thank you for listening and hope you enjoy the episode!

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47 Meters Down: Uncaged – A Fun Movie That Features Some Great Sharks

December 9, 2019

Are you looking for a movie that features scuba divers (and other unlucky red shirts) being devoured by gigantic blind sharks? Well, you’re in luck, because 47 Meters Down: Uncaged features some really cool sharks (who can teleport?) hunting down scuba divers who are stuck in an underwater cave system in Mexico. It’s a worthy follow up to 47 Meters Down, and even though it isn’t as mean, I still enjoyed the shark carnage and claustrophobia.

I love this scene.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged tells the story of four teenagers sneaking into an underwater Mayan city that archaeologists are studying. It’s a brilliant idea by returning director/writer Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, Strangers: Prey at Night) to trap his protagonists inside a cave system, because the small tunnels and sacrificial chambers create a claustrophobic vibe, and leaves the victims with very few hiding places. Things quickly go awry, and the unlucky scuba divers find themselves trapped inside the cave system with several badass sharks – and very little oxygen. Mia (Sophie Nelisse), Sasha (Corinne Foxx), Alexa (Brianne Tju) and Nicole (Sistine Stallone), are the eventual shark fodder, and despite them never having a chance to become actual three-dimensional characters, the actresses do a solid job yelling “swim,” fighting off shark attacks, and yelling “swim” again.

The reason I wanted to write this review is because of the sharks. If you read MFF, you’ll know that I love shark movies and write or podcast about them whenever I can (here, here, here, here). I’m a big fan of the first 47 Meters Down because it’s so mean (the end is a gut punch) and features one of my favorite horror moments of this decade (the flare scene!).

Great scene in 47 Meters Down.

The sharks in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged seem ancient, and their bodies are covered in scars, which makes them look super badass. I have no clue how many there are (2? 3? 4?), but, I love how they are lumbering giants who are always in the right place at the right time. There are moments in the film when I’m pretty sure they teleport, which doesn’t bother me because teleporting sharks sound horrifying (think Jumper meets Jaws). After The Shallows, The Reef, Bait 3D, The Meg, Deep Blue Sea, Open Water and Sharks in Sweden, I love that new spins can be put on comically large and violent movie sharks.

If you like shark movies, you will really enjoy 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. I totally you recommend you watch it for the super mean sharks.

The MFF Podcast #235: The Final Destination and Final Destination 5

December 9, 2019

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The MFF Podcast is back, and this week we’re finishing up our Final Destination series coverage with The Final Destination and Final Destination 5. We LOVE Final Destination 5, and think it might be the best film in the franchise because it features likable characters, fun kills and an actual plot. The less said about The Final Destination, the better (it is a soul crusher). In this episode, we discuss horrible gymnastics, lame 3D kills and how the five films match up against each other.

So gross.

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The MFF Podcast #234: Lake Placid, Decapitated Heads and the Greatness of Oliver Platt

December 6, 2019

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We could think of better places to be.

The MFF podcast is back, and this week we’re talking about the 1999 creature feature Lake Placid. This is the third film of the “Soggy Saga” that Jay Cluitt (Life vs. Film) and we here at MFF have embarked upon (Deep Blue Sea, Anaconda – listen to them, they’re great), and it’s definitely not the best. In this episode, we discuss throwing decapitated heads, the filmography of Oliver Platt and the Final Destination franchise. Enjoy!

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The MFF Podcast #233: Shadow of the Vampire

December 4, 2019

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The MFF podcast is back, and this week we’re talking about the underrated horror film Shadow of the Vampire. If you haven’t watched Shadow of the Vampire (you should, it’s really good), it suggests that Nosferatu director F.W. Murnau hired a real vampire to play the role of Count Orlok, and the casting decision made the production go horribly awry. In this episode, we discuss Willem Dafoe’s greatness, John Malkovich’s awesomeness and eating screenwriters. Enjoy!

Dafoe is so good.

If you are a fan of the podcast make sure to send in some random listener questions so we can do our best to not answer them correctly. We thank you for listening and hope you enjoy the pod!

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The MFF Podcast #232: Dawn of the Dead – 1978

November 29, 2019

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Such a great crew.

The MFF podcast is back, and this week we’re talking about the 1978 horror classic Dawn of the Dead. Directed by George Romero, it’s one of the greatest horror films ever made (Yep, we mean it), and it makes us very happy that we’re releasing it on a Black Friday. In this episode, we discuss running from zombies, cavities during an apocalypse and the greatness of Tom Savini. Enjoy!

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The MFF Podcast #231: Son in Law, Thanksgiving Movies and Weasels

November 26, 2019

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The MFF Podcast is back, and this week we’re talking about the 1993 Pauly Shore comedy Son in Law. When we decided to cover a Thanksgiving-themed episode, we immediately knew Son in Law would be the perfect choice. We’ve already covered Encino Man (great episode, listen to it), so naturally, we had to continue our exploration into the Pauly Shore shared universe (PSSU Encino Man, Son in Law, In the Army Now). In this episode, we explore Crawl’s psychology, 1990’s hacking and puffy cheeks. Enjoy!

If you are a fan of the podcast make sure to send in some random listener questions so we can do our best to not answer them correctly. We thank you for listening and hope you enjoy the pod!

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