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What do you get when you mix an unemployed millennial, his girlfriend, his hipster friends, a minotaur, and an insanely huge box fort complete with an abattoir and booby traps? Normally, just a big dumb mess. But in this case, you get one of the most interesting to watch independent films in decades. This week we’re breaking down the 2017 insanely great film, “Dave Made a Maze.” Join us, shall we? | 0:00 - Intros | 1:47 - Grand Theft Auto Online | 6:40 - The Chats, Amyl and The Sniffers, and The Beths | 13:20 - The Princess | 16:00 - Clark | 19:04 - Dispatches From Elsewhere | 22:20 - Severance | 25:40 - Last Night In Soho | 29:34 - Elvis (2022) | 33:50 - Dave Made A Maze
In 1977, Mel Brooks was on one helluva roll with classic film parodies like Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. But rather than talk about those, instead we’re gonna revisit his riff on Hitchcock called High Anxiety. While it has some good bits - because Mel Brooks - this is one where the worm started to turn for his particular brand. And we aren’t entirely sure why. High Anxiety just hasn’t held up as well compared to his earlier work, and that’s our dumb thesis. Enjoy! High anxiety, it's always the same. Ooh-XIETY, It's you that I blame. It's very clear to me, I've got to give in. High anxiety…You win. | 0:00 - Intros | 3:04 - The Gray Man (2022) | 11:10 - Discovery, Warner Bros., HBO Max | 17:35 - Prey (2022) | 23:20 - Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (2022) | 27:05 - Neon White | 29:15 - High Anxiety (1977)
Back in 1978, mega-star Burt Reynolds and director Hal Needham followed up their enormous success of Smokey and the Bandit with a simple ode to the Hollywood Stuntman called Hooper. And we dare you not to get pulled in by its frothy, effervescent charm in a virtually plotless romp that follows Reynolds as the titular hero performing ever-crazier gags for the movie-within-a-movie “The Spy Who Laughed at Danger.” Basically, this is yet another excuse for Reynolds to have some fun with his friends and co-stars (Sally Field, Jan Michael Vincent and Brian Keith) and he is at his breezy best here. Coming it at #6 at the 1978 box office, this one went on to play non-stop on HBO and is a cornerstone of the MagHuge crew’s arrested development! | 0:00 - Intros | 2:45 - Rejected | 5:57 - Star Trek: Strange New Worlds | 17:30 - Only Murders In The Building | 21:10 - The MaryTyler Moore Show | 24:25 - RRR | 30:15 - The Lion King (Touring) | 38:20 - Hooper (1978)
If you don’t know who Devo is, you probably do know their song, “Whip It.” Devo’s following is enormous, and they’ve been legendary for years. Still, “Whip It” is what would be on their tomb stone. (If bands were buried.) This show is about those songs, the ones that outshine their creators. This isn’t the same as one-hit-wonders - those are songs that are big, and the people who sang them just go away. They don’t have any following or career to speak of. This show is going to be about figuring out the rules of a “Whip It.” | 0:00 - Intros | 4:35 - No Time To Die (2021) [SPOILERS] | 13:00 - Thor Love and Thunder (2022) | 17:20 - Ms. Marvel | 18:55 - Stranger Things 4 | 28:20 - Whip It Bands
The world is utter garbage and everything is horrible. Here’s a show about a movie to take your mind off of the hopeless hellscape that is your life today, if only for a short while. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is another movie from the early 2000s that somehow Brian hadn’t seen yet. We talk about it. Also this week, Elvis and Ben Folds! | 0:00 - Intros | 3:00 - Elvis (2022) | 13:20 - not watching Jurassic World or Lightyear, but somehow Maria Menunos is everywhere | 15:30 - The Pentaverate | 17:10 - Ben Folds - In Actual Person Live For Real Tour | 22:55 - Scoob! | 29:50 - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Set the Wayback Machine to 1982 as we revisit a sword & sorcery cult classic that is about to turn 40 years old and isn't Conan - The Beastmaster! Because you really can’t go wrong with a movie about Dr. Doolittle in a loincloth talking to animals like nobody’s business and twirling a sword around his head with flair. The Beastmaster was not a huge hit at the box office, but like many films in the 80s it eventually found an audience… mostly because it aired on cable TV 5 times a week for like 10 years. Happy 40th Anniversary to forgotten classic - The Beastmaster! | 0:00 - Intros | 3:50 - This Week’s Billboard Top 5 Songs | 11:30 - Pistol | 16:00 - Shoresy | 17:10 - Obi Wan Kenobi | 21:15 - Not E3 and The Plucky Squire | 23:30 - Come From Away | 27:00 - The Beastmaster
You want some good advice? Well, whatever you do don’t take it from your favorite movie! You’re likely to get a broken nose, a broken heart, or worse. The stories we tell ourselves led us to all manner of dumbassery. The MagHuge podcast crew is here to set you straight. For actual good advice, here’s Dave’s Garage with an explanation of and solution to the Microsoft Office zero-day exploit: | 0:00 - Intros | 3:45 - Public Service Announcement (Microsoft Zero Day vulnerability) | 5:15 - Grand Theft Auto Online | 7:15 - Under The Banner of Heaven | 11:20 - Pistol | 15:55 - Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore | 19:25 - The Northman | 22:20 - Obi Wan Kenobi | 30:40 - Garbage and Tears for Fears (live) | 34:00 - Top Gun Maverick | 42:00 - Lies the Movies Told Us
Hey, it’s another show about another movie about more disaffected youth… only this time it’s Punk! SLC Punk, to be specific. This late 90’s indie cult movie chronicles what appears to be the only two punk rockers living in heavily religious Salt Lake City, Utah, circa 1985. While the semi-autobiographical film is light on story, it more than makes up for it with a boisterous aesthetic that DGAF… Which is kind of punk? Forget that it hews too closely to similar, more culturally significant films like Trainspotting and Quadrophenia about angry youth subcultures that feel trapped in existential crisis. But the lead performance by Matthew Lillard is very solid, and the soundtrack is a great Punk Rock 101 introduction. But does it hold up all these years later? | 0:00 - Intros | 3:30 - Coca Cola Starlight and other sodas | 7:06 - Russian Doll | 10:15 - Ozark | 17:34 - The Adam Project | 18:50 - Bullsh*t | 20:25 - The Pentaverate | 22:22 - The Kids in the Hall | 30:20 - SLC Punk!
Influential director John Woo made a name for himself in the late-80s with classically iconic Hong Kong gun-fu cinema like The Killer. Then he emigrated to Hollywood in the early 90s and proceeded to make five generically terrible actioners (Broken Arrow, MI-2, etc), and one bona-fide bat$h!t crazy classic (Face-Off). In short. Hollywood had no clue what to do with his distinctive style and his American output is a damn travesty of wasted opportunity. So what happened? Let's discuss! | 0:00 - Intros | 3:10 - Cruel World Festival (Bauhaus / English Beat / Missing Persons / PiL / DEVO / Psychedelic Furs / Blondie / Violent Femmes / The Damned) | 23:35 - Professor Brian Cox - Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey | 30:40 - John Woo vs. Hollywood
Pump Up the Volume is a view of the 90s encased in amber, when the kids were all angry and had no idea what to do about it. It comes from a long line of movies about kids who don’t get what their place in life is, but… you know, In the 90s. With a brilliant soundtrack, a prescience of what social media would become, Christian Slater as Christian Slater, and of course, Samantha Mathis’ boobs, Pump Up the Volume is a view of disaffected youth in America. Again. But… you know, In the 90s! We give our take on this semi-forgotten film, plus everything we’ve been watching and listening to this week in our Peabody Award winning segment, “The Fresh Shit.” Talk hard. | 0:00 - Intros | 3:10 - The Righteous Gem Stones (HBO) | 10:30 - Plebs | 11:58 - Better Call Saul | 17:30 - Severance (Apple TV) | 19:50 - Bottle Rocket | 23:30 - Nightmare Alley | 27:05 - Pump Up The Volume (1990)
Fire up that 156k modem, crack open a Crystal Pepsi and get the VCR ready, because we’re about to pick The Most 90s Movie Ever! Enjoy our arbitrary and wholly unscientific attempt to find the movie that singularly defines a decade known mostly for grunge, the internet bubble, and a white Bronco. Yup, we’ve got tons of electronic & alternative soundtrack music, rollerblading, obsolete “new” tech, reverse-irony, terrible blockbusters, and some overly obvious product placement in a show about an era people only think they remember - the 1990s! | 0:00 - Intros | 5:20 - The Great | 7:28 - Star Trek Picard | 17:40 - The Pentaverate | 24:40 - Down With Love | 27:11 - Moulin Rouge! | 32:00 - The Most 90’s Movie Ever
Eric pitched a totally different show this week that Brian and Chris prepared for… Then he called an audible at showtime for an impromptu Q&A game. Hilarity ensues. Yes, it’s Pop Quiz, Hot Shot: 70s/80s Edition! What was the first movie you ever went to? The first album you ever bought with your own money? The first television show you binged out on (because it meant something special to you, not because your parents parked you in front of the TV)? Your first celebrity crush? These are the hard questions we delve into this week and the answers may shock and astound you. Or not. Really, it’s just some nostalgia for the 70s and 80s from three guys who are going to be dead a lot sooner than you. | 0:00 - Intros | 3:30 - The Batman (2022) | 17:45 - Grand Theft Auto Online | 24:00 - Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) | 27:50 - Hadestown | 31:10 - Eric’s “What’s Your First” pop quiz (movies, TV, music)
Episode 221 - Starsky & Hutch “He’s Starsky, I’m Hutch.” Set the Wayback Machine to 2004 for a revisit of a forgettable comedy reboot of the classic 1970’s police drama, Starsky & Hutch! That’s right, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson channel Zoolander and Hansel in what was supposed to be a funny buddy-movie romp about cops in Bay City, USA, doing amusing cop stuff. We saw it years ago, but barely remember anything, apart from a cast that includes Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Juliette Lewis, Jason Bateman, and Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear. Which is weird, because we still remember more about the show’s iconic red 1976 Gran Torino with that badass white vector stripe on the sides. But the ‘04 movie version? A totally competent, of-its-time Frat Pack comedy from the director of Old School that is fun while it lasts, but ultimately disappears like a fart in the wind. Much like Owen Wilson’s career! | 0:00 - Intros | 3:00 - Songs about the Moon | 7:25 - The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022) | 12:45 - Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984) | 17:15 - Ghosts (BBC) | 21:15 - Pixies | 24:00 - Downton Abbey: A New Era Trailer | 26:30 - Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Did you know the moon was actually an alien-made superstructure put in our orbit for… reasons? Now the angry E.T.’s that put it there want it back for… other reasons. Stuff explodes, cities are destroyed, and humanity hangs in the balance for… more reasons. Moonfall - the latest disaster jam from our favorite big-budget schlockmeister Roland Emmerich - gets its due with a full-throated and arbitrary review. And yes, even by the standards of an Emmerich movie, this thing is D-U-M-B. But is it fun? Listen and find out before the fake moon destroys the planet in a blazing ball of fire! | 0:00 - Intros | 3:50 - The Lost City | 6:55 - Men Without Hats - Again, Part 2. | 8:55 - Journey and TOTO (Live) | 20:15 - The Great (Hulu) | 26:00 - Wanderers: A Novel - (Chuck Wendig) | 28:30 - Death on the Nile (2022) | 34:35 - Moonfall (2022)
Ever been caught in the middle of a garbage film and thought, “Wow! This one actor is really good though! I wish they were in something else, so I could be watching it instead right now!” This week we dive into those performances that are our personal favorites, the ones that appear in otherwise worthless films. We also dig into some movies, video games, TV shows, and music that is new or sort of new, and all the other culturally aware stuff you expect from a podcast of our grand stature! Huzzah! | 2:00 - Everything Everywhere All At Once | 7:00 - Human Fall Flat | 9:55 - Severance | 15:10 - Moon Knight | 19:20 - Our Flag Means Death | 22:35 - Peacemaker | 28:15 - Wet Leg | 31:10 - Good Performances in Bad Movies
It’s an awesome spectacle. Truly a sight to behold. The show, beaten. The once Magnificently Huge podcast, now a study in mopishness. No longer the once-a-week podcast we’ve listened to so many times before, but a pathetic, washed up, aged ex-champion. We also want our TWO DOLLARS! This week the MagHuge crew takes on one of our all time favorites: 1985’s Better Off Dead! Plus: The Batman, Halo, and Spider-Man: No Way Home all get our dumb hot-takes and faux-brilliant anaylisis. As of this week we’re also no longer listing all the clips because the show notes are too long and are breaking the podcast feed. Womp womp. | 4:30 - The 80’s Cruise 2022 | 12:30 - Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) | 16:26 - The Batman (2022) | 23:30 - Hamlet (Olivier, 1948) | 28:00 - Christine (1983) | 30:15 - Halo | 32:20 - Netflix MCU shows on Disney+ | 34:30 - Better Off Dead (1985)
Episode 217 - Network

Episode 217 - Network


Episode 217 - Network (1976) “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” If you’ve never seen writer Paddy Chayefsky’s and director Sidney Lumet’s 1976 film masterclass in dark-comic satire called Network, you’ve at least heard that famous quote. It has echoed for almost 50 years as some sort of weirdly prophetic war cry towards the quiet demise of actual facts in our media at the expense of vacuously lazy sensationalism. And it is effing scary how much it gets right about Right Now. Before the internet, before Fox News and CNN, before “reality” shows, before corporate mega-conglomerates took over every facet of our infotainment diet with empty calories, there was Network giving a defiant middle-finger to it all. | 0:00 - Intros | 4:30 - All Of Us Are Dead (Netflix) | 10:45 - Inventing Anna (Netflix) | 16:20 - Uncharted (2022) | 23:30 - Cyrano (2021) | 30:40 - The King’s Man (2022) | 36:30 - Network (1976) | Clips | Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl | Consolidated - America Number One | Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat | Mowg - All Of Us Are Dead | Kris Bowers - Inventing Anna Theme | Ramin Djawadi - Uncharted | Hayley Bennett, Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, Vikingur Olafsson & London Contemporary Orchestra - Someone To Say - Cyrano | Matthew Margeson & Dominic Lewis - Knights of the Roundtable - The King’s Man | Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh | Clips from Network (1976) | Ned’s Atomic Dustbin - Kill Your Television
Destroy the movie and listen to the soundtrack instead, because some films are just pure crap and deserve to be erased. Occasionally we find an unwatchable film that lives on in our collective culture by sole virtue of a great soundtrack. It is the healing power of music alone that prevents us from gouging out our eyeballs again rather than watch one more crap movie that is touted as a classic by the unwashed masses. Classic soundtrack, yes. But burn that bad movie, kill it with fire, and enjoy the awesome music instead. 0:00 Intro 6:35 Blade Runner 2049 19:43 ComiXology 23:42 Cher 25:45 Yello - Stella 27:40 Star Wars (yet again) 29:56 Rocky 31:09 Space Jam 33:24 Cat People 33:35 American Gigolo 34:53 Koyaanisqatsi 36:08 Eric's 90210 spec script 37:32 Purple Rain 41:44 Xanadu 48:43 The Bodyguard 49:53 The Lost Boys 52:10 Valley Girl 55:22 The Crow 59:36 Saturday Night Fever 1:02:37 Singles 1:04:30 Reality Bites 1:05:28 Pump Up The Volume 1:07:42 A Life Less Ordinary 1:10:01 Cool World 1:12:43 Love and a .45 1:13:34 Empire Records 1:14:35 Caddyshack Music and Samples Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl Duran Duran - A View To A Kill Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / Beside - Change the Beat Hans Zimmer - Blade Runner 2049 Soundtrack Stinky Wizzleteats - Happy Happy Joy Joy Cher - Gypsies Tramps and Thieves Cher - Fire and Rain Cher - He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother Cheap Trick - Dream Police / Simpsons Yello - Oh Yeah Yello - Koladi-Ola Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh John Williams - The Duel of the Fates John Williams - A New Hope and End Credits Bill Conti - Theme from Rocky Quad City DJs - Space Jam Seal - Fly Like an Eagle R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly Giorgio Moroder - Paul’s Theme (Jogging Chase) from Cat People Clip from American Gigolo Blondie - Call Me Giorgio Moroder / David Bowie - The Myth Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi Philip Glass - The Grid (Koyaanisqatsi) Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain Prince & the Revolution - Let’s Go Crazy The Time - Jungle Love Prince & the Revolution - Under The Cherry Moon Electric Light Orchestra - I’m Alive Olivia Newton John and Cliff Richard - Suddenly Electric Light Orchestra - All Over The World Olivia Newton John - Magic Olivia Newton John and Electric Light Orchestra - Xanadu Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston - I’m Every Woman Roger Daltrey - Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me Echo & the Bunnymen - People Are Strange Gerard McMann - Cry Little Sister Tim Cappello - I Still Believe Bonnie Hayes & the Wild Combo - Girls Like Me Plimsouls - Million Miles Away Josie Cotton - Johnny Are You Queer? Payolas - Eyes of a Stranger The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way Sparks - Eaten by the Monster of Love Total Coelo - I Eat Cannibals (Part One) Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty Rage Against The Machine - Darkness The Cure - Burn Pantera - The Badge Machines of Loving Grace - Golgotha Tenement Blues Machines of Loving Grace - Perfect Tan Bee Gees - Stayin’ Alive The Trammps - Disco Inferno Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven David Shire - Night on Disco Mountain Kool & the Gang - Open Sesame K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancin’ Paul Westerberg - Dyslexic Heart Alice In Chains - Would? Pearl Jam - State of Love and Trust Mudhoney - Overblown Ethan Hawke - I’m Nuthin’ Ethan Hawke - Add It Up Pixies - Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf) Concrete Blonde - Everybody Knows Beck - Deadweight Luscious Jackson - Love Is Here Sneaker Pimps - Velvet Divorce The Cardigans - It’s War My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Sex on Wheelz Electronic - Disappointed Pure - Greedy Kenny Loggins - I’m Alright (theme from Caddyshack) Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas
In 1984, there were only 5 albums that hit #1 all year. This is the least amount of top records in a single year EVER. Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Huey Lewis & the News and the Footloose soundtrack… that’s it. Which means 1984 was either the most homogenous year in music history, or that MTV finally exerted its place at the top of the corporate music heap. Forget Madonna. Forget Tina Turner. Forget Wham or the Police. These are the only five records that existed in 1984. Period. | 0:00 - Intros | 6:50 - The Keep (1983) | 14:30 - Elden Ring | 17:20 - Peacemaker (2022) | 21:05 - Death on the Nile (2022) | 27:20 - Flood (2007) | 31:15 - The French Dispatch (2021) | 37:50 - The only five #1 albums of 1984 | Clips | Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl | Eurythmics - Sexcrime (extended mix) | Panic! At the Disco - Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) | Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat | Tangerine Dream - It Ends - The Keep | Yuka Kitamura - Elden Ring | Patrick Doyle - Death on the Nile | The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Granny’s Cottage - Flood | Alexandre Desplat - Animated Car Chase - The French Dispatch | Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh | Tom T-Bone Stankus - Purple Rain | Huey Lewis & The News - I Want a New Drug | Michael Jackson - Billie Jean | Michael Jackson - Thriller | Michael Jackson - The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney) | Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ | Moving Pictures - Never - Footloose | Bonnie Tyler - Holding out for a Hero | Mike Reno - Almost Paradise (feat. Ann Wilson) | Huey Lewis & The News - Honky Tonk Blues | James Hetfield & The News - Hip To Be the Sandman | American Psycho with Huey Lewis and Weird Al | Robin Williams - Elmer Fudd sings Fire | Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. | Prince & the Revolution - When Doves Cry | Clip from Batman (1989) | Prince & the Revolution - Darling Nikki | Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain | Bruce Springsteen - Purple Rain
Episode 215 - 1408

Episode 215 - 1408


This week we discuss the largely underrated horror movie 1408, one of the last really good John Cusack films. 1408 is one of those mood-driven scary movies that doesn’t rely on jump scares (though there are a couple), gore, or teenagers being picked off. It’s also the only movie I’m aware of that uses the concept of “noclipping out of reality.” If you’re familiar with The Backrooms, you know what I’m talking about. (Go look it up on Reddit. It’s pretty creepy.) If you haven’t seen 1408 before, though, this will be a SPOILER FILLED review. So maybe go watch it first. You won’t regret it. | 0:00 - Intros | 4:30 - The Band’s Visit (Touring) | 9:20 - Encanto (Disney, 2021) | 13:30 - Eternals (2021) | 22:40 - The Book of Boba Fett (2022) | 31:15 - Dark Side of the 90’s | 33:50 - 1408 (2007) | Clips | Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl | Carpenters - We’ve Only Just Begun | Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat | The Band’s Visit Original Broadway Cast - The Concert | Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero and Stephanie Beatriz - We Don’t Talk About Bruno - Encanto | Ramin Djawadi - Eternals Theme | Ludwig Göransson - The Book of Boba Fett | Ludwig Göransson - The Book of Boba Fett s1e7 end credits music | Trailer for Dark Side of the 90s | Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh | Clips from 1408 (2007)
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