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Gods of Egypt

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2016's Gods of Egypt has not done so well at the box office nor with the critics, so its time for the SM team to take another bad movie field trip. Can the power of Gerard Butler and Jamie Lannister facing off against each other prove to be awesome?

This movie has been lambasted pretty hard by critics and the wiseness that is the Internet. So many people had mad-ons because there were 0 Egyptian actors in the film and its again just a bunch of white guys pretending to be ethnic, ie. Dracula Untold. Well I have a question....who gives a rats ass! If this film was chock full of Egypt's hottest stars (that aren't joining/getting murdered by Daesh) would it be a good movie? Nope. So eat shit, the Internet.

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Year 2: Year in Review: Part 2

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Happy Anniversary to Stinker Madness with our 2nd year of podcasting in the history books (or the toilet depending on your POV). With the final episode of each year we recap with the top ten most memorable cult, budget and "bad" movies that we saw over the last year. You can bet on each of these ones to be a great and enjoyable time.

In this episode we cover numbers 4-1 and our top 3 best movies that came out in 2016. Be sure to go back and listen to Part 1 when we cover numbers 10-5 Best "Bad" Movies.

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Year 2: Year in Review: Part 1

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Happy Anniversary to Stinker Madness with our 2nd year of podcasting in the history books (or the toilet depending on your POV). With the final episode of each year we recap with the top ten most memorable cult, budget and "bad" movies that we saw over the last year. You can bet on each of these ones to be a great and enjoyable time.

In this episode we cover numbers 10-5. Be sure to stay posted for Part 2 when we cover numbers 4-1 and our top 3 best movies that came out in 2016.

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Deadbeat at Dawn

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It took four years and many many punches, but the final product is a roller coaster of a stinker. Jim Van Bebber's gang-revenge film has one of the craziest final fights ever captured in film.

Along the way is a series of bonkers sequences that may or may not work for everyone but it's still a wild ride. The first 2/3 of the film is pretty slow, if we are honest. You have your typical "gang murdered my babe and now I gotta get me some revenge" plot but it seems there just wasn't enough material to have just that plot line. The film would have been about 30 minutes if it stuck to the plan. So there's alot of scenes that seem to be put in as time fillers. These time fillers setup the protagonist's (Goose) life and universe but they have very little to do with anything and can be a little tedious to get past.

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Prelude to Deadbeat at Dawn

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Its the final movie of our second year of podcasting and the last film eligible for our Year in Review episode. It's Jim Van Bebber pulling a Wiseau and killing his way to revenge and no amount of gang members are going to stand in his way. How much ass can he kick? Plenty.

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Good Neighbor, Bad Neighbor - The Presidents

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  • President Dave - Dave
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Goose is the leader of the Ravens… So wait, the Ravens are led by a Goose? What kind of motorcycle gang is this? Wouldn’t the Birds have members named Goose and Raven, not the Ravens with members Goose and Keith? If one was hoping the rival Spiders have better attention to details, one will not be rewarded. The Spiders are Danny and Bonecrusher. I think I got bit by a danny spider the other day, it could have been a bone crusher though…

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Gone with the Pope

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Duke Mitchell gives us his best Godfather impression and along the way offends all of mankind, sails the Atlantic without problem, nabs the most powerful man on the planet with a pistol, and then finds God? It's one of the most bonkers films ever made and shouldn't be missed.

This film is one of those rare "masterpieces" that come once every few hundred years. When films like Gone with the Pope are released, the stars and planets must all be in line and druids must sacrifice a virgin on top of some rocks. This is incredibly unique. It's two movies mashed into one with one of the least charismatic actors fronting the entire show all while not having a clue on how to make a movie. It's a vanity piece on par with The Room with a screenplay that is written on napkins and roll up hundreds primarily used for snorting coke. What Duke Mitchell put together in 1975 is a trainwreck of catastrophic proportions.

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Prelude to Gone with the Pope

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It's time for one of the craziest films ever to be made (sorta). In 1976, Duke Mitchell shot most of the film and then the footage disappeared..until now! We think it's about some mafia guys who kidnap The Pope, yes that Pope. You don't want to miss this one. 

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Good Neighbor, Bad Neighbor

  • Yor, The Hunter from the Future
  • Bodhi - Point Break (1991)
  • Johnny Rico - Starship Troopers

About Gone with the Pope - Movie Information

Sam's Boring Bullshit

Bob Murawski, who is known for editing the majority of Sam Raimi’s work, and Sage Stallone, who is known for coming out of Sylvester Stallone’s testicles, together founded Grindhouse Releasing. Grindhouse has been called the Criterion of cult films. The story goes that in 1995 Stallone and Murawski found the work print of gone with the pope in Jeff Mitchell’s garage, Jeff being the son of director Duke Mitchell. It would then take 15 years to restore the film. In 2010 the film was finished and given a very limited release. The numbers say that this was released to DVD in 2014 while Mitchell’s other film, Massacre Mafia Style, was released to home video on 2015. This seems to not jive as I watched a copy of Massacre Mafia Style in 2014, possibly even 2013. In more contrast to the listed release dates, the word on the street was that the release of Massacre Mafia Style and subsequent DVD sales funded the Blu-ray mastering of Gone With the Pope. Though he did see the completion of the film, Stallone would die tragically of a heart attack in 2012 several years before it’s wider home release.

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Vampire's Kiss

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Academy Award winning Nicolas Coppola (he's not the Nic Cage we know and love yet) stars as a completely insane man and gives a completely insane performance in a movie that seems to be about vampires but....no. It's known as a true stinker but we have a different take.

This film has its flaws for sure. There's some technical flaws, there's some bad shots, way too much stock footage, a piss poor actress with a huge head that isn't deserved but for the most part it's a solid piece. The mystery from Vampire's Kiss stems from the over the top performance by Nic. So let's just discuss his little acting job.

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Prelude to Vampire's Kiss

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We open this week with a look at what could have been if "Superman Lives", starring Nic Cage, had ever been made. Special credits to Kevin Smith's (yes that Kevin Smith) original script. Serious credit to Kevin Mcleod at incomptech.com for the music. We hope you enjoy.

Jackie brings in the supposed "Cagiest of Cages" this week with Vampire's Kiss. Is Nic Cage doing the worst job ever or was his performance something a naive 1989 critical audience just wasn't ready for?

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Street Trash

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A fairly accurate look into the life and mind of the bum that captures the essence of the transient; 100% crazy. Take a bunch of homeless people and then stuff them full of the worst alcohol ever created and watch them melt. Plus many not safe for children topics including penis keep-away...wait what?

Street Trash really isn't for everyone. On many levels, it is almost too morally offensive. There's several sequences that are almost too uncomfortable. These bums are horrible, horrible people. They truly care about nothing but themselves and have as little regard for human life as Dr. Josef Mengele. Enter at your own risk and do not bring a date to a viewing of Street Trash.

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Prelude to Street Trash

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This week Sam brings in an seriously oddball in Street Trash, the tale of many, many, many insane bums that like to do horrible things to others.

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The Great Superpower Debate

  • Self-Replication w/many caveats - 6 stars

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The year is 1986. Fresh off his first job as a Steadicam operator on the film Spookies, James Michael Muro, then 21 years of age would embark on expanding his short film into a feature. What would follow is the 1987 film Street Trash. Street Trash opens with a series of Steadicam shots and then quickly darts into the realm of nonsense. I was unable to find if the original short film was written by Roy Fumkes but the feature length work seems to understand the psyche of the bum completely, while not understanding genre or storytelling at any level. This film is labeled a horror, specifically a body horror.  Now there are other films that ride the body horror angle without really being a horror, some of Cronenberg's work, none to this extent. If I had to pick a genre for this film it would be adventure. Though the misadventures of bums is not really an adventure, nor is never leaving a 3 block radius.  Bumventure is not a subgenre of film, if it was this would be more of a bum-venture than a body horror. In some defense of it's classification the film is very goopy and considered by most fans of the melt movies to be a melt-erpiece.   

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Q: The Winged Serpent

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That ol' nasty Aztec cult living in NYC rears its ugly head again and resurrects a giant flying hotdog-turtle that eats bikini ladies. Meanwhile, a low level criminal butthole douchebag treats his girlfriend poorly and then takes a couple of barely working cops on an egg chase.

Believe it or not, this film shouldn't be called "Q", unless "Q" stand for "Quinn" because this film is not about a flying dinosaur(?) worshipped by an Aztec cult. It's truly about Jimmy Quinn, a low level criminal that doesn't understand how to do his job and his quest for fame and fortune, set to the background of a giant flying serpent attacking NYC. Here's a simple test to verify this: Tell us what the story of Q is in this film and then tell us what the story of Jimmy Quinn is in this film. You have a beginning, middle and end to Quinn; you understand his motivations, his relationships and his desires. Quinn is the main story.

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Prelude to Q

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This week its time for a definite must see stinker in Q: The Winged Serpent, starring Michael Moriarty, David Carradine, and Richard Roundtree. Sam and Justin have already proclaimed this as making both their Top 10 Year in Review films so you don't want to miss this one.

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Make sure to pick this 50 movie set Sci-Fi Invasion at Walmart. There's a ton of great bad movies on it and we highly recommend it.

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American Ninja

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Private Joe Armstrong (Michael Dudikoff) makes his dramatic debut to Stinker Madness with enough cool guy stares to melt a polar bear when he and Steve James team-up to punch and kick guys....and shoot them...and blow them up....sometimes run them over....and other ways you can kill guys.

Joining us for this episode is Joe Fulgham from the always funny and sometimes grody podcast, Caustic Soda. If you've never heard or had the chance to listen to these guys you are blowing it. As in "not ever having seen No Holds Barred blowing it". We listen to each and every episode, its that good.

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Prelude to American Ninja

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Well, who didn't see this one making it to the program? It's 1). Michael J. Dudikoff 2). Cannon Films and 3). Ninja baloney that doesn't require any working knowledge of ninjas, just that they are sweet. 

We've got a VERY special guest for the American Ninja main episode, Joe Fulgham from the Caustic Soda Podcast. You don't want to miss this one.

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Turkey Shoot

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The deadliest game comes to Stinker Madness once again in the form of Ozploitation with 1982's Turkey Shoot. Brian Trenchard-Smith delivers a classic stinker with some seriously insane sequences and a hell of lot of fun.

Turkey Shoot has a reputation for being pretty hardcore with heavy exploitative tones and excessive gore. We're not really seeing it. This is a fairly tame movie (in relative terms) to other "exploitation" films (see Cannibal Ferox, Mad Foxes, Killer Elephants et al.) So no one should go into this one thinking they are gonna get really offended or grossed out.

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Prelude to Turkey Shoot

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Finally we get to another Ozploitation film.  This time it comes in the form of a dystopian society that hasn't learned to "NEVER HUNT A MAN" in Turkey Shoot or Escape 2000 from Brian-Trenchard Smith. The full movie is finally on YouTube so be sure to watch this one. It's a hoot.

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The Worst Sports Movies We've Ever

  • Ed - The further we get away from Ed, the more we like it. It's a strange phenomenon.
  • No Holds Barred - Imaginary Non-People Sanctioned Street Fighting on TV
  • The Babe - John Goodman stars as Babe Ruth and it completely doesn't work. Hokey and cheesy.
  • Over the Top - Arm Wrestling Truckers....that's a sport right? Ruining your child's future may also be a sport.
  • Rocky V - Rocky is suddenly poor....after defeating Communism...huh...
  • Mathilda the Boxing Kangaroo - How did Eliott Gould get involved in this? Future Stinker Madness episode
  • The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh - People born under the sign of pisces team up to save basketball in Pittsburgh with their star powers...Future Stinker Madness episode.

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2015 SMABFA Awards

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The hottest awards for bad films in 2015 are here and the winners are all set. Listen to the 2015 SMABFA Podcast and check out all the nominees and winners below.

And the Nominees  & Winners are (winner in bold):

Best Bad Movie - The Most Enjoyable Bad Movie

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  • The Transporter Refueled
  • Furious 7
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • The Last Witch Hunter

Worst Bad Movie - The Least Enjoyable Bad Movie

  • Hot Pursuit
  • Mortdecai
  • Aloha
  • Fantastic Four
  • The Gallows

Best Bad Actor - Most Enjoyable Performance by a Male Actor

  • Ray Stevenson - Transporter Refueled
  • Eddie Redmayne - Jupiter Ascending
  • Paul Bettany - Mortdecai
  • Rupert Friend - Hitman: Agent 47
  • Jason Statham - Furious 7
  • Paul Walker - Furious 7

Best Bad Actress - Most Enjoyable Performance by a Female Actor

  • Emma Stone - Aloha
  • Dakota Johnson - 50 Shades
  • Julianne Moore - Seventh Son
  • Rose Leslie - Last Witch Hunter
  • Juliette Lewis - Jem and the Holograms

MST3K Most Riffable - The easiest and most fun to make fun of film while viewing

  • Jupiter Ascending
  • 50 Shades of Grey
  • Last Witch Hunter
  • Point Break
  • Seventh Son

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Worst Bad Actor - Least Enjoyable Performance by a Male Actor

  • Johnny Depp - Mortdecai
  • Eddie Redmayne - Jupiter Ascending
  • Edgar Ramirez - Point Break
  • Jeff Bridges - Seventh Son
  • Ryan Shoos - The Gallows

Worst Bad Actress - Least Enjoyable Performance by a Female Actor

  • Teresa Palmer - Point Break
  • Sofia Vergara - Hot Pursuit
  • Kate Mara - Fantastic Four
  • Reese Witherspoon - Hot Pursuit
  • Julianne Moore - Seventh Son

Least Funny Comedy - The "Comedy" movie that is the least humorous

  • Hot Pursuit
  • Pixels
  • Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
  • Mortdecai

Eligible Films for 2015:

  • No Escape
  • Point Break
  • Aloha 
  • Hot Pursuit
  • Mortdecai
  • Pixels
  • The Gallows 
  • Taken 3
  • Fantastic Four 
  • Seventh Son
  • Jupiter Ascending 
  • Hitman: Agent 47
  • The Transporter Refueled
  • Jem and the Holograms
  • The Last Witch Hunter
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 
  • 50 Shades of Grey
  • Furious 7

The SMABFA awards will be listed on this page and presented on the Stinker Madness podcast as a special episode released on February 15th, 2016 at approximately 10AM MST. Make sure to tune into the Stinker Madness Podcast and listen to the SMABFA Awards Show.

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Jem and the Holograms

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In October of 2015, Jem and the Holograms was released into US theaters with much fanfare, and by fanfare I mean people asking "They remade Jem? Well that was dumb..." and then one week later it was nowhere to be found, instantly making it a SMABFA contender. Whose idea was this anyways?

Jem is a moral tale for females of the Millenial generation. So think of the most annoying thing in the world. Correct, its a teenage girl from that generation. So that's not good. However, the moral really is a good one; that girls shouldn't be who society dictates they should be, they should be themselves and revel in their own strengths and weaknesses. It's a great moral and we at Stinker Madness fully support it.

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Prelude to Jem and the Holograms

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This week we finish off the last of our 2015 SMABFA contenders with the remake of Jackie's favorite 80's band of cartoon ladies. Could Jem and the Holograms preserve the cheese of the original cartoon or will they try to modernize it, making it completely boring?

Jackie's Movie Call Cast List

What animal do you bring to a open call casting so that the producer chooses you. What?!?!

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