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A weekly talk about films you wouldn’t pay to see


S:2 EP:2 - Batman The Movie (1966)
Oct 21 • 82 min
Josh and Zak Talk about the Classic Campy Film Batman The Movie 1966!! Kaaapowie! Holy feature film, Batman … based on the tongue-in-cheek, campy 1960’s television series. Watch Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) battle sharks, Catwoman, The Joker…
S:2 EP:1 -Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
Sep 30 • 67 min
Its Been one year! Josh and Zak kick off Season 2 with Mom and Dad Save the World! Emperor Tod Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make her his bride before blowing up the Earth. He and other…
39 - The Frighteners (1996)
Sep 16 • 85 min
Josh and Zak talk about this Great Film! The Frighteners! Once an architect, Frank Bannister (Michael J. Fox) now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his “special” gift is the result of a car accident that…
38 - Dick Tracy (1990)
Aug 29 • 112 min
Josh, Zak and Special Guest Ben Pennell (Snap Crackle Podcast) talk about Dick Tracy (1990)! Dick Tracy is a 1990 American action crime film based on the 1930s comic strip character of the same name created by Chester Gould. Warren Beatty produced,…
37 - Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Aug 18 • 87 min
Josh and Zak cover another Stephen King Film Maximum Overdrive!!! After a comet causes a radiation storm on Earth, machines come to life and turn against their makers. Holed up in a North Carolina truck stop, a group of survivors must fend for themselves…
36 - Water World (1995)
Aug 1 • 121 min
Josh, Zak and Special Guest Mark Williams talk about Water World (1995) Directed by Kevin Reynolds. With Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino. In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely…
35 - Apt Pupil (1998)
Jul 18 • 88 min
Josh & Zak discuss a film by Bryan Singer & short Novella by Stephen King. Apt Pupil is about Todd Bowden (Brad Renfro) a college student studying the Holocaust who discovers that his neighbor (Ian McKellen) is a death camp criminal hiding out in America.…
34 - Fritz The Cat (1972)
Jul 6 • 73 min
*Strong Language used in Clips Josh & Zak discuss Fritz the Cat ( 1972) a film that has a lot of Criticism! A persiflage on the protest movements of the 60s. Its hero is the bold and sex-obsessed tom-cat Fritz the Cat, as created by the legendary…
33 - The Great Outdoors (1988)
Jun 20 • 89 min
Josh & Zak discuss this Great Outdoor Film! The Great Outdoors is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Howard Deutch, and written and produced by John Hughes. It stars Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy and Annette Bening in her feature film…
32 - Street Fighter (1994)
Jun 6 • 85 min
Josh & Zak talk about this forgotten film from 1994 based on the video game! Street Fighter!! Gen. Bison (Raul Julia), the evil dictator of Shadaloo, captures a busload of relief workers and holds them for ransom. Col. Guile (Jean-Claude Van Damme) leads…
31 - The Ninth Gate (2000)
May 23 • 158 min
Josh, Zak and Special Guest Chris Rios Talk about The Ninth Gate! Dean Corso (Johnny Depp) specializes in tracking down rare and exotic volumes for collectors. Boris Balkan (Frank Langella) has recently acquired a seventeenth-century satanic text called…
EP.30 - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
May 9 • 89 min
Josh and Zak discuss a lesser known film called Bubba Ho-tep (2002) After falling into a lengthy coma following a freak accident involving hip gyration, a now aged Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) wakes up in an East Texas nursing home, where he befriends…
Zaksploitation - Introduction
May 3 • 48 min
Zaksploitation is a new bonus series that will explore and exalt the bargain basement bastards of exploitation and horror cinema! Join Zak aka “Fish” as he dives into the many facets and subgenres in the underbelly of paracinema!
29 - Godzilla (1998)
Apr 25 • 96 min
Josh, Zak & Guest Host Berol Talk about Godzilla (1998) During a nuclear test, the French government inadvertently mutates a lizard nest; years later, a giant lizard makes its way to New York City. Dr. Niko Tatopoulos (Matthew Broderick), an expert on the…
28 - Carriers (2009)
Apr 11 • 71 min
Josh and Zak talk about a movie that may reflect current events….. well maybe not so much! When a virus threatens to wipe out humanity, Danny (Lou Taylor Pucci), his brother Brian (Chris Pine), and their friends Bobby (Piper Perabo) and Kate (Emily…
27 - The Boondock Saints (2000)
Mar 27 • 88 min
Josh, Zak and Guest host Jay Wethington discuss the cult classic Boondock Saints! Tired of the crime overrunning the streets of Boston, Irish Catholic twin brothers Conner (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) are inspired by their faith to…
26 - Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Mar 14 • 87 min
Josh and Zak discuss an underground film form 2005 called Green Street Hooligans Unjustly expelled from Harvard when a stash of cocaine is found in his possession, Matt moves to London to live with his sister and her husband Steve. He is quickly…
25 - Hollow Man (2000)
Feb 28 • 78 min
Josh and Zak give you a leap day movie! After years of experimentation, brilliant but arrogant scientist Sebastian Caine has discovered a way to make matter invisible. Determined to achieve the ultimate breakthrough, Caine pushes his team to move to the…
24 - Love Potion #9 (1992)
Feb 21 • 76 min
Josh and Zak talk about this massive flop! Unlucky in love, chemist Paul Matthews (Tate Donovan) visits gypsy Madame Rosa (Anne Bancroft) for help. Quickly realizing he is a hopeless nerd, she gifts him with Love Potion No. 8, which makes anyone who wears…
23 - True Romance (1993)
Feb 14 • 94 min
Happy Valentines Day! Josh and Zak discuss True Romance (1993) voted by our Patrons. A comic-book nerd and Elvis fanatic Clarence (Christian Slater) and a prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette) fall in love. Clarence breaks the news to her pimp and…
22 - Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Feb 7 • 114 min
Josh , Zak and Guest Host Chris Rios talk about the Cult Film - Super Mario Bros. (1993) eat some mushrooms and slide down the pipe with us. Brooklyn plumbers Mario and Luigi get the shock of their lives when they discover a parallel world populated by…
21 - Little Giants (1994)
Jan 31 • 82 min
Josh and Zak Gear up for the Superbowl (LIV) with the classic Little Giants (1994) Ever since childhood, nerdy Danny O’Shea (Rick Moranis) has felt inferior to his brother, Kevin (Ed O’Neill), a former college football star. Danny runs a gas station,…
20 - Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Jan 24 • 55 min
Josh and Zak discuss a Dalton Trumbo Classic! War has plunged Army soldier Joe Bonham (Timothy Bottoms) into an unending nightmare. Hit by an artillery shell in World War I, Joe has suffered injuries that have all but erased his humanity: he’s lost his…
19 - Duck Dive (Q & A)
Jan 17 • 101 min
Josh and Zak answer movie related questions submitted by the Fans (Quacks)! -One time Donation (Paypal) (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UCDJJT4BBGNDW&source=url) -Be a part of the show (Patreon)…
18 - Tremors (1990)
Jan 10 • 74 min
Josh and Zak talk about the cult film Tremors (1990) Repairmen Val McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Bassett (Fred Ward) are tired of their dull lives in the small desert town of Perfection, Nev. But just as the two try to skip town, they happen upon a series…
17 - Death To Smoochy (2002)
Jan 3 • 73 min
Happy New Year 2020! Josh and Zak talk about “Death to Smoochy”- Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph (Robin Williams), the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children’s TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy…
16 - Rare Exports (2010)
Dec 27, 2019 • 45 min
Final show of 2019! Josh and Zak have one more holiday treat! “Rare Exports” (2010) A young boy named Pietari (Onni Tommila) and his friend Juuso (Ilmari Järvenpää) think a secret mountain drilling project near their home in northern Finland has uncovered…
15 - Gremlins (1984)
Dec 20, 2019 • 68 min
Josh and Zak talk about the cult favorite Gremlins (1984) A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the `mogwai’ but sells it to him with the warning to never…
14 - Star Wars: Ewok Adventures (1984-85)
Dec 13, 2019 • 83 min
Josh and Zak do a double feature! Caravan of Courage- When a family’s spacecraft crashes on the forest moon of planet Endor, teenage son Mace (Eric Walker) and his little sister, Cindel (Aubree Miller), find themselves separated from their parents. Soon…
13 - The Good Son (1993)
Dec 6, 2019 • 74 min
Josh and Zak talk about a not so happy movie! Mark (Elijah Wood), a young boy who loses his mother, must stay with his extended family while his father is away on business. Mark becomes acquainted with his cousin Henry (Macaulay Culkin). However, the…
12 - Frozen (2010)
Nov 29, 2019 • 54 min
Josh and Zak discuss the 2010 film Frozen. Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death. -One time Donation (Paypal)…
11 - Dutch (1991)
Nov 22, 2019 • 67 min
Josh and Zak discuss their pick for Thanksgiving! Working man Dutch (Ed O’Neill) is dating the divorced Natalie (JoBeth Williams), and he offers to drive her stuffy 13-year-old, Doyle (Ethan Randall), from his private school in Atlanta to his mother’s…
10 - The Adventures of Baron Münchausen (1988)
Nov 15, 2019 • 90 min
Josh and Zak Talk about The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) by Terry Gilliam. During the “Age of Reason” of the late 18th century, the Turkish army lays siege to a European city where a theater production about the extraordinary heroics of famed…
09 - Blue Thunder (1983)
Nov 9, 2019 • 78 min
Josh and Zak discuss Blue Thunder from 1983!! Frank Murphy is a courageous and honourable Los Angeles police officer who is chosen to test run Blue Thunder, a high-tech experimental attack helicopter. While flying Blue Thunder, Murphy and his partner…
08 - Turbo Kid (2015)
Nov 2, 2019 • 82 min
Josh and Zak discuss Turbo Kid from 2015 with a special Guest Host! In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favorite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord. -One time Donation…
07 - Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Oct 26, 2019 • 75 min
Josh and Zak discuss the Halloween classic Ernest Scared Stupid. Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney) is working as a garbage collector in a small Missouri town. Despite the warnings of superstitious local Old Lady Hackmore (Eartha Kitt), he accidentally…
06 - CopyCat (1995)
Oct 19, 2019 • 93 min
Josh and Zak Discuss the film Copy Cat (1995) Deeply shaken after being assaulted by a deranged man (Harry Connick Jr.), Dr. Helen Hudson (Sigourney Weaver) must face her fears if she is to help solve a series of murders. Helen is a psychologist who has…
05 - Barfly (1987)
Oct 12, 2019 • 69 min
(Strong Language) Josh and Zak talk about Barfly from 1987! Down-and-out writer Henry Chinaski (Mickey Rourke) spends his nights drinking and picking brawls at a dingy Los Angeles watering hole. One night Henry spies a kindred spirit in pretty barfly…
04 - The Chase (1994)
Oct 5, 2019 • 67 min
Josh and Zak Discuss the film The Chase (1994) This high-speed action comedy stars Charlie Sheen as Jack Hammond, who has been given a life sentence for a bank robbery that he didn’t commit. Hammond manages to escape, and while trying to avoid capture at…
EP.03 - Dark City ( 1998 )
Sep 27, 2019 • 63 min
Josh and Zak Discuss the cult classic Dark City from 1998 John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens alone in a strange hotel to find that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. The problem is that he can’t remember whether he committed the murders or not.…
EP.02 - Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Sep 27, 2019 • 59 min
Josh and Zak Discuss the The Walt Disney Film ” Flight of the Navigator”! This 1978 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David (Joey Cramer) who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out…
EP.01 -The Phantom (1996)
Sep 25, 2019 • 50 min
The 1st Episode of “Duckin’ the Usher” Josh and Zak talk about the 1996 film “The Phantom” starring Billy Zane, Kristy Swanson and Treat Williams! Kit Walker is the latest in a line of heroes known as The Phantom, whose powers are drawn from three ancient…
Introduction
Sep 25, 2019 • 0 min
A weekly talk about films you wouldn’t pay to see On Duckin’ the Usher, Josh and Zak will discuss movies you wanted to see… but did not pay to view at the theater. Ranging from cult classics, sleeper hits, total flops, and the hidden gems that you may…