Saturday, December 25, 2010

Episode 68 - The Boy, Roberts, and Brenda Fricker

Nick and I wish you the happiest of holidays with this special double-length look at the perennial favorites "Home Alone" and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"! Feel the Christmas spirit flow through you as we discuss the implausibility of both films, their wonderful supporting casts, and (once again) the tragic downfall of the films' writer John Hughes. One or both of these are certainly candidates for "The Best Movie of All-Time!", ya filthy animal.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Episode 67 - The Talking Cure, Part 4 (Some Relation)

As we draw closer to the end of 2010, recent hard times and a fresh cold leave Nick and I in a funk...but if you, the diligent listener can survive the dark, Russell T Davies-esque flights of unfancy that sprink from said funk, you'll be treated to tales of public school horror, intriguing sci-fi casting news, and a preparatory look at the subject of next week's double-length edition of "The Best Movie of All-Time!". (In case you're wondering, trust us--next week will be better.)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Episode 66 - Spare the Snark, Save the Cheerleader

After months of invoking its name as an example of pure cinematic ineptitude, Nick and I finally revisit, for your listening pleasure, Chris Columbus' 2009 offering "I Love You, Beth Cooper". In a shocking (including to myself) turn of events, I end up rather fond of the film this go-round, while Nick still errs on the side of its failings. The ensuing discussion includes the film's place in the pantheon of teen movie-dom, its ever-adorable leading lady, and the perils of adapting one's own novel for the screen. Plus, we get a jump on a future look at one of John Hughes' classic works! Believe it or not, it's already another instance of "The Best/WORST Movie of All-Time!".

Friday, November 19, 2010

Episode 65 - Something in My Front Pocket

Our beloved hold music gets the workout of its life this week as Nick and I duke it out with the forces of technological upfuckery in a bid to bring you a discussion of my new job, the recently released "Green Lantern" trailer, and as seems to be a new tradition, more superhero movie casting news. Plus, Nick issues a challenge to an inanimate object! (Oh, and the word I was looking for: indictment.)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Episode 64 - The Great Wizard Posehn

We've thrilled you with "The Best Movie of All-Time!"; made you feel our rage and disappointment with "The WORST Movie of All-Time!"...but sometimes, just one of those monikers isn't enough, leading to our rarest sub-series, "The Best/WORST Movie of All-Time!". Used only once to date (see Episode 19), this descriptor is the only one fit to describe our reaction to 1997's oft-forgotten "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie"! Lend us your ears as the chat covers my near-encyclopedic knowledge of the "Power Rangers" universe, our lament over the death of Saturday mornings, and our love for TV's Bulk and Skull. Once you do, we're sure you'll say, "...UUUUUUUUGGGGHHHHAAHHHHUUUUGGHHAUUGHHHH!!!"

Friday, November 5, 2010

Episode 63 - With Great Alcohol...

Following the rousing story of Nick's recent brush with fame, our latest conversation devolves into a series of pop culture rants by yours truly, with topics including a special screening of the ultimate cult classic film, the unceremonious cancellation of another great TV series, and my rage regarding the recent zombie-themed "Community" Halloween episode. Buckle up, kids. You're in for some bumpy oratory!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Episode 62 - Tumbleweeds of the Apocalypse

Concluding an unintentional zombie-themed month of "The Best Movie(s) of All-Time!", we come to my favorite zombie comedy (of the two; Sorry, "Shaun of the Dead", you know where we stand) 2009's "Zombieland"! Nick joins me for a look at the film's unspeakably amazing cameo, its novel approach to survival, and its standing as the birthplace of my adoration of Emma Stone. Plus, a reminder of why Entertainment Weekly is a terrible, TERRIBLE publication.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Episode 60 - Zombedians of Zombedy

We can't believe it ourselves, but we've already discovered another instance of "The WORST Movie of All-Time!". You'd think the 2007 zombie western comedy "Undead or Alive" would be made of awesome (or at least campy fun) with that insane menage-a-trois of genres in the till...but sadly, YOU'D BE WRONG. Nick and I try to figure out exactly what went wrong with a film that boasts a cast of comedy favorites, a dreamy leading man, and zombie makeup effects that are second-to-few. Lend us your brains (if you dare) for this direct-to-DVD disappointment!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Episode 58 - Kwansu, Dudes!

Another podcasting dream comes true, as I finally introduce Nick to the fantabuliciousness of the 1993 classic "Surf Ninjas"! In classic O.U.P. fashion however, it quickly becomes a fascinating look at the downfalls of Sega, Rob Schneider, and even THE MIND OF M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN! Plus, varyingly qualitative impressions of "Jurassic Park" cast members!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Episode 57 - Mr. Balls

The great long-distance experiment continues, as Nick and I see what's in the news. Hear wild tales of copious French paternity, 3D you can feel, frivolous Chinese lawsuits, and everyone's favorite British Labour Party candidate! Plus, I debut a new celebrity impression!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Episode 56 - Dave

After over two years of anticipation, Nick and I finally cover what may be the quintessential example of "The Best Movie of All-Time!", 1995's "Tank Girl"! Join us as we show this modern cult classic all kinds of love, discuss the finer points of adaptation and creators' rights, and lay the foundation for a future O.U.P. rhetorical smackdown! Plus, I still have a cold!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Episode 55 - Songs in the Key of Sneeze

As I battle the early stages of a cold, Nick and I chat it up freestyle with topics as varied as local amusement parks, overrated TV shows and restaurants, and Ross Perot. Plus, suggestive fruit-shaped water towers!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Episode 54 - The Sailor

Whilst Nick kicks off a new vocation, I return to The Town to join special guest Stephanie C. Kernisan (of "Media Monkeys & Junky Junkies"--SUBSCRIBE NOW!!) in a discussion of a movie even I've never heard of, 1988's "FEDS"; a movie with a small but notable main cast, an '80s-tastic score, and more Women's lib jokes than you can shake your Moby Dick at! You can sleep tight, America...for this just may be "The Best Movie of All-Time!".

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Episode 53 - Téchnölogy!

To kick off the second season of The O.U.P., Nick and I are doing an experiment of sorts...mainly because we have no choice. It's a veritable long-distance dedication to jobs, gays, new fall TV shows, "True Blood", and all our loyal fans!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Episode 52 - Con-Graduations

In what I've arbitrarily decided to consider the first season finale, Nick and I mark the occasion of my graduation from The University of Choice with vague recollections of our college days, memories of pseudo-garage bands past, dreams of a British future, and the one and only Wesley Willis! Plus, big-budget porn and 1970s speed boat advertisements!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Episode 51 - Road Rage

The "No Squeakuel Summer" skids across the finish line as Nick and I discuss--or rather Nick discusses and I rant about--The Wachowski Brothers'(?) 2008 adaptation of the beloved Japanese import "Speed Racer". Neither of us have ever seen the original animated series, so kindly step off your high horse and listen as we commend the film's striking visual style, fantastic score, and occasionally fantastic casting...and then...OH, BUT THEN, dear listener...prepare for a torrent of my comically over-the-top fury never before heard on the air! You may leave this episode cowering in fear, but it's only appropriate for this, the first official instance of the "WORST Movie of All-Time!".

Friday, July 30, 2010

Episode 50 - Nifty Nifty

Take a long walk down memory lane with Nick and I as we celebrate The O.U.P.'s 50th EPISODE EXTRAVAGANZA! Included in these proceedings: a look back at all the 49 previous episodes, a discussion of the (to date) two lost episodes, and an exploration of the history of profanity. Plus, a special (really quiet, despite all my best editorial efforts) opening musical performance by two music legends! (I warn you. Don't turn up your volume. Just roll with it. You'll thank me later.)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Episode 49 - Chips Oh Boy!

Words cannot sufficiently express my joy, as I finally get to introduce Nick (and you, the lucky listener) to, bar-none, the best cultural satire of the last decade...2001's "Josie and the Pussycats"! ...Avert your disbelieving gaze, fair listener, for here you'll find hilarious consumerism, fabulous cameos, and an original soundtrack that is second-to-none; all in quite possibly "The Best Movie of All-Time!" (part of "No Squeakuel Summer"). (Seriously, folks. SEE IT. It will improve your cinematic life eleventy billion-fold.)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Episode 48 - The Toughest Gay in the Old West

Legend tells of this episode in which Nick and I embark on a conversational journey to analyze our dreams, wax fearful and wondrous about the ocean, concoct the next big western, and profess our love for "True Blood". Plus, a treatise in defense of Ewoks and more classic O.U.P. self-doubt!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Episode 47 - The John Cleese Monkey

Deep in the heart of The Town, the "No Squeakuel Summer" swings on as Nick and I take on 1997's "George of the Jungle"! Marvel as we spend fifteen minutes on the cast list, divert into a forum on coffee, possibly discover a new recurring segment, and pinpoint why one of us really didn't care for this movie. (I'll give you a hint. His name isn't Jeff.) Watch out for that..."Best Movie of All-Time"!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Episode 46 - A Benetton Ad vs. The Aliens

The holiday tradition continues as Nick brings "Cinemantics" with him to join me for a discussion of Roland Emmerich's 1996 masterpiece (yeah, I said it) "Independence Day"! Celebrate America with beautiful destruction, a pastiche of world cultures, incredible music and, of course, ROBERT LOGGIA! Plus, one of the dumbest alternate endings in cinema history!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Episode 45 - Burgabur Business

Nick's tutelage on the merits of crap begins here, as a viewing of the first season of "Mr. Belvedere" leads to an analysis of his 1980s pop culture prowess (or lack thereof), which somehow leads to a discussion of Adam Sandler's place in the future of comedy. We just might live the good life yet...and you will, too!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Episode 44 - A Spirited Stream of Consciousness

Can you keep this episode?--Of course you can! Because it's the latest installment in our special sub-sub-series "No Squeakuel Summer", as myself and returning guests Stephanie C. Kernisan (of "Media Monkeys and Junky Junkies"--SUBSCRIBE NOW!) and Greg Green discuss 1995's "Casper" and related (often in deliciously obscure fashions) topics such as other famous Caspers, the lovability of TV's Brad Garrett, and the merits of dark comedy...FOR KIDS! Plus, take a shot every time you hear Little Richard's classic rendition of the film's theme!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Episode 43 - Lovin' Every Minute Of It

It's a very moving conversation (PUN!) as Nick and I discuss homes of all varieties, be they childhood, collegiate, or summah. In addition, we tackle the ongoing Mac vs. PC debate, give ourselves props for not attending our respective graduation ceremonies, and remember our days in the thee-a-tah. (Ah, the thee-a-tah!) Plus, the many loves of "Dobie" Melton!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Episode 42 - Adolpho Yabbadoo

A week late and a few dollars short, Nick and I finally present the first edition of a special O.U.P. sub-sub-series unfortunately known as "No Squeakuel Summer" (part of our ongoing "The Best Movie of All-Time!" sub-series). We'll be taking a look at live-action films based on animated series, starting with Brian Levant's 1994 blockbuster "The Flintstones". Have a gay old time with us as we discuss the finer points of stone-age puns, the horrors of Elizabeth Taylor, and my ever-growing despisal of Halle Berry. Plus, embezzlement FOR KIDS!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Episode 41 - Wrap It Like A Saltshaker

After discovering the majesty of pre-mixed White Russians, Nick and I tipsily ramble on an on about a number of topics, including (but not limited to) "Clerks: The Cartoon", James Cameron's ongoing quest to have every dollar in existence, Eli Roth's yumminess/filmic inspirations, and a brief tribute to our good friend Mr. David Allgood. Enjoy this episode somewhere that's part of that world!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Episode 40 - Just Like Flashytits

The answer (and oftentimes, the sound quality) are blowing in the wind this week as Nick and I take to the patio of my apartment building one last time to answer the question of what makes 1997's "The Full Monty" a prime candidate for the title of "The Best Movie of All-Time!". In the process, we discuss how unerringly British this picture is, the ins and outs of Sheffieldian slang, the Broadway smash inspired by the film, and one of the best soundtracks ever. If you're looking for some hot stuff, baby, this evening...find it here!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Episode 39 - Comedy Comedy Nerds

It's back to the patio this week, as Nick and I gush about our recent adventure seeing the incomparable Mr. Doug Benson and Mr. Graham Elwood perform their comedic feats of delight and the memorable hijinks that ensued therein. Plus, seriously...what in the BLUE HELL was the deal with the chick on the elevator?

Friday, April 30, 2010

Episode 38 - The Downey, Jr. Initiative

With the release of its highly-anticipated sequel just a week away, Nick and I look back at Jon Favreau's 2008 superhero blockbuster "Iron Man"! Beyond its merits as "The Best Movie of All-Time!", we look at its place as the world's reintroduction to the unerring awesomeness of Robert Downey, Jr., speculate (as only nerds can) about where the Marvel Cinematic Universe is headed, and help Nick deal with some issues with this, the first big screen adventure of Tony Stark. Plus, good actors in shitty roles and one of the worst Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions you're likely to ever hear!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Episode 37 - Pond Therapy

At long last, the O.U.P. comes to the patio of my apartment building as Nick and I pick up the proverbial pieces of a weekend fraught with misplaced sandwiches, shady characters, and the infuriating developments in the life of a former friend. Plus, the secrets of a vice revealed and the return of the hold music!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Episode 36 - The Jeanne Tripplehorn Fan Club

All things considered, I don't feel that Nick and I gave this week's "Best Movie of All-Time!" the attention it truly deserved. The film in question, Shawn Levy's uber-recent 2010 release "Date Night" (starring comedy awesome sauce Steve Carell and Tina Fey), is quite the hoot...but I fear that the taste of delicious pizza, a lovesick-for-Amy-Pond yours truly, and the villainous fan on my MacBook may have shortchanged it. You be the judge! (...and see this movie! You'll be glad you did!)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Episode 35 - Late for Supper

In what may be our most offensive conversation to date (kidding...maybe), Nick and I tackle quite possibly our most diverse collection of topics yet, including the tragic life of a TV-turned-movie theatre preshow personality, a recent project of a celebrity from my local area, and unnecessary modifications to "The Diary of Anne Frank". Plus, celebrity polygamy and the age-old mystery of just what exactly makes water hard!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Episode 34 - Better Than All The Rest-ler

This week's episode is set for one fall and it is for "The Best Movie of All-Time!". Yes, in honor of this past week's presentation of Wrestlemania XXVI, Nick and I drink in the majesty that is 2000's World Championship Wrestling/Warner Bros. collaboration, "Ready to Rumble"! Delight as we try to figure out just exactly what is wrong with David Arquette, put Hollywood legend Martin Landau in the grave a bit too early, and cease discussing the film entirely for the majority of the episode. Plus, Scott Caan's latent homosexuality and THE MAN CALLED STING!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Episode 33 - The 2010 Oscarsode

"Love, American Style" meets "Happy Days" once again, as Nick (via his podcast "Cinemantics") and I collaborate once again to discuss the highs and lows of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards! What are our thoughts on the winners? How did this year's hosts fare? How over-emotional can I possibly get about Christopher Plummer's role in "Up"? Who is Cartman's father? Most of these questions and more will be answered here!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Episode 32 - A Breath of Fresh Ass

After an inexplicable and unnecessary 11-year wait, Nick joins me for my inaugural viewing of 1999's "Wild Wild West". The post-film reactions include a discussion of hilarious racism, the majority of the world's mostly unfounded despise of the film, and a nearly word-for-word retelling of Kevin Smith's infamous run-in with producer Jon Peters. Plus, a delicious "What if...?" scenario featuring the one and only Mr. Jeff Goldblum! All here in response to what just may be "The Best Movie of All-Time!".

Friday, March 5, 2010

Episode 31 - A Really Weak Orgasm

There's so much conversation in this episode it was practically impossible to concoct a title!--I mean, what can you say about an episode that starts with Nick and myself discussing his connection to the upcoming "Smurfs" movie, and then hits jukebox musicals, more Leno/Conan talk, my "gayness for girls", and ends up with yet more Rip Torn talk and the birth of an obsession with the 27th President of the United States?! ...No, seriously!--I'm pretty sure we covered all of it! Enjoy!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Episode 30 - A Root Beer Float and Some Slim Jims

In honor of the film festival at the "university of choice" this week, Nick and I view and discuss one of my favorite underground independent films: Jesse Cowell's 2005 comedy "Shades of Gray". Join us as we celebrate/mourn how it came to my attention, applaud its ballsiness, and ruminate on the future of its uber-talented writer/director/star.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Episode 29 - Board-Dumb

This week, Nick and I discuss board games. ...No, seriously. Included in said discussion are recent (mostly unnecessary) changes to a few of the classics, the underrated comic brilliance of the Clue VCR Game, and Hollywood's current obsession with putting even the most story-less of board games on the big screen.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Episode 28 - The One with the Fucking Awesome Stained Glass Knight

You can thank Nick for the delightfully blunt title to this week's episode, in which he and I discuss 1985's "Young Sherlock Holmes", a film with such an astounding pedigree attached to it (Barry Levinson! Chris Columbus!! STEVEN SPIELBERG!!! PIXAR!!!!) it's hard to believe that so many people (quite probably including yourself, fair listener) have never even heard of it. Join us as we discuss its somewhat annoying obsession with all the classic Sherlock standards, how much narration is too much narration, and the titular figure of CGI badassery. It all adds up to something that just may be "The Best Movie of All-Time!".

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Episode 27 - The Talking Cure, Part 3 (No Relation)

In which Nick and I attempt to go an entire episode WITHOUT discussing pop culture outright...and fail miserably. Be forewarned, the last half of the episode gets very emotional as I REALLY let loose with my thoughts on NBC's latest huge mistake. (FUN FACT: The original cut of this episode was WAY, WAY darker. I excised a possibly record-setting eight minutes of my NBC rant, because...let me tell you...shit got REAL.)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Episode 26 - Eastbound and Drunkisode

Remember the "Drunkisode Thrillogy" of yore?--Well, that was utter horseshit compared to the level of intoxication Nick and myself were under as we hitched a ride on Hal Needham's 1977 classic "Smokey and the Bandit"! Delight as we slur our way through discussion of the classic stunts, the undeniable cuteness of '70s-era Sally Field, and Jackie Gleason's legendary turn as one of the most lovably despicable characters in cinema history. Plus, the inimitable musical offerings of the late, great Jerry Reed! Whatever your level of drunkenness, there's no stumbling around this, quite possibly "The Best Movie of All-Time!".

Friday, January 22, 2010

Episode 25 - The 2010 Golden Globisode

This week, Nick and I set out intending to keep pop culture discussion to a, naturally we end up going over the complete winners' list from this past weekend's Golden Globe Awards. Along the way, Nick has some choice words about "Avatar", I join most of the world in tearing NBC and Jay Leno new assholes, and we both express disbelief at the show the Hollywood Foreign Press thinks is a better comedy than "30 Rock". (Seriously, WTF?!)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Episode 24 - T-U-R-T-L-E Power, Part II

Our two-part radical retrospective of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film franchise goes out with a bang as Nick, Worth and I travel back to 1993 for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III" (which may or may not have the subtitle "The Turtles are Back in Time!") and more recently to 2007 for the incredibly BAD...wait for it...ASS (and woefully underappreciated) CGI-animated "TMNT". Join us as we impersonate a legendary music diva (repeatedly), discover the place where desperate screenwriters go for last resort ideas, and gush...a lot about these; two more of "The Best Movie(s) of All-Time!". Plus, stay tuned after the movie discussion as we reminisce about how these legendary "Heroes in a Half-Shell" have changed all our lives for the better. It's an extra-long episode you simply cannot miss!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Episode 23 - T-U-R-T-L-E Power, Part I

Say "COWABUNGA!" to the year 2010 with two of "The Best Movie(s) of All-Time!". In the first installment of a totally tubular two-parter, I am joined by...let's face it, my co-host Nick Melton and the returning Worth Beasley as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film franchise with the first two entries, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze"! Join us as we reminisce about all the outdated one-liners, the badassery of Casey Jones, and of course, "Ninja Rap". It may be a little too Raph, but we think you'll dig it, kids!