A Shot of Jack (Ketchum again) Part II: The Girl Next Door Review
Originally published on October 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm In the first part of this article (which can be read here if you missed it http://talkbacker.com/?p=8948), I talked about Offspring and how the horror and scares were initiated by the bottomless buck of blood and gore. In the Girl... Read more
A Shot of Jack (Ketchum that is) Part I: Offspring Review
Originally published on October 8, 2013 at 2:05 am In 1981 my family moved from Islip Terrace, NY to Phoenix, AZ. Shortly after arriving, I wandered into a bookstore (remember those?) and found one of the few constants in my life, Fangoria magazine. In one issue it reviewed a... Read more
They’ve killed Fritz! They’ve killed Fritz!
Originally published on September 22, 2013 at 11:11 am   When I wrote about American Pop I said it was one of those movies I couldn’t be objective about. Wizards is another. There is plenty wrong with it, but it still manages to capture my imagination, and at times... Read more
The Times They Ain’t A Changin’
Originally published on September 17, 2013 at 6:00 am 1975 saw the release of Jaws, Barry Lyndon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Dog Day Afternoon. It also saw the release of Ralph Bakshi’s Coonskin. Before I talk about COONSKIN, let me... Read more
‘Scuse Me, While I Kiss Bakshi
I’ll say this up front; I love this movie as much as I love pizza. And I freaking love pizza. AMERICAN POP is simply one of those movies I cannot be objective about. I first saw AP on HBO in perpetual showings, and from the first viewing I was... Read more
I’m Scott, And I’m A Jediphobe
Originally published September 12, 2013 at 7:45 am There’s no easy way to admit this, so I’ll just get it out and prepare for the hail of stones headed my way. I’m not a fan of Star Wars. I’ll go a step further and say outside of THE EMPIRE STRIKES... Read more
Still Relevant After All These Years
Originally published September 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm If there was ever a heyday for war movies, particularly, WWII, it was the 1940’s.  While many can now be seen as propaganda (which isn’t a slam by the way, it was Hollywood’s part of the war effort, orchestrated at times by... Read more
A Return to the Overlook
  Originally published September 7, 2013 at 8:18 am With the release of Dr. Sleep, Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, in just a couple of weeks, I thought it was time to go back to the Overlook Hotel, check in, and see how it’s held up for the last... Read more
Shut Up Kids #62: Aliens (1986)
Airdate: 19-October-2014 In this episode and a half, the guys are joined by a legend of the talkbacks, Choppah, as they discuss James Cameron’s Aliens. In the best of the week, they chat about the DC schedule of movies, a female Robin, Marvel’s Civil War, HBO going rogue and much,... Read more
Shut Up Kids #61: Worst 3 Horror Movies
Airdate: 12-October-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about the 3 worst horror films they have seen. In the Best of the Week segment, they chat about Robert Downey Jr.’s future as Iron Man, Jim Henson Company reboots, Ghostbusters 3, Karate Kid turning 30, and much more. FOLLOW THE... Read more
Shut Up Kids #60: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Airdate: 5-October-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss one of the greatest horror films of all time, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. In their Best of the Week segment, they talk about Beetlejuice 2 and Tim Burton’s career post Ed Wood, Ethan Hawke as Dr. Strange, why Zach Braff needs to just go away,... Read more
Shut Up Kids #59: The Films of David Cronenberg
Airdate: 28-September-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined once again by the author of “Barbed Wire Kisses” and co-host of The Supernaughts podcast, Scott Colbert, as they discuss the filmography of David Cronenberg. In the Best of the Week segment, they discuss the next X-Men movie, Bill and... Read more
Shut Up Kids #58: Sam Rockwell Interview
Airdate: 21-September-2014 In this episode, the guys got to do a sit-down conversation with the insanely awesome actor Sam Rockwell and one of the original great indie directors, Alexandre Rockwell! What do Sam and Alex think of the independent film scene now? What actors have inspired Sam’s performances? What... Read more
Shut Up Kids #57: Top 3 Movie Deaths
Airdate: 14-September-2014 In this episode, one of the Shut Up Kids will die… But before that happens, they talk about their Top 3 favorite movie deaths. In their Best of the Week segment, they discuss DC TV Shows, James Franco optioning the novel “Rant,” images of the Batmobile, and... Read more
Shut Up Kids #55: Top 3 Movies We Love That People Crap On
Airdate: 1-September-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined once again by Jeff Myers as they discuss the Top 3 Movies They Love That People Crap On. In their Best of the Week segment, they chat about the spy images of Dr. Doom, a history of sex in video... Read more
Shut Up Kids #54: Worst 3 Animated Films
Airdate: 25-August-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined again by animation historian Ernest Rister as they discuss the 3 Worst Animation films they have each seen. In the last ever Best of the Week segment (don’t worry, it’s just being renamed), the guys chat about Inherent Vice pics,... Read more
Shut Up Kids #52: Top 3 Songs in Movies
Airdate: 9-August-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss their favorite uses of songs in movies. In the Best of the Week segment, they chat about the DC movie timeline, Eli Roth’s delayed “Green Inferno,” the name of the new “Terminator” film, and more. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/32_SUK_52.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |... Read more
Shut Up Kids #51: Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Airdate: 3-August-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about Dan’s favorite movie: Dr. Strangelove! In the Best of the Week segment they discuss the leaked Deadpool footage, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Spongebob and Interstellar trailers, Tarrantino doing Sci-Fi and much more! http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/31_SUK_51.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #48: ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
Airdate: 13-July-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss the comedy flick ¡Three Amigos! In the Best of the Week segment, they talk about the Emmy nominations, the trailer for Exodus and a badass, 80s action trilogy. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/28_SUK_48.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #47: Top 3 Favorite Comedy Scenes
Airdate: 6-July-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined by their buddy Col. Tigh-Fighter as they discuss their Top 3 favorite comedy scenes. In the Best of the Week segment, they talk about Transformers 4 at the box office, images from Superman v. Batman and the Jimi Henrix biopic.... Read more
Shut Up Kids #45: Ran (1985)
Airdate: 22-June-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined by D-Vader as they discuss Akira Kurosawa’s Ran. In the Best of the Week segment, they discuss the potential writer of Doctor Strange, news about a Hulk solo-film, and they delay of Jupiter Ascending to February. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/25_SUK_45.mp3Podcast: Play in new... Read more
Shut Up Kids #44: Super Awesome Bond Fun Time
Airdate: 15-June-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss all things Bond. In the Best of the Week segment, they discuss movie trailers for Dumb & Dumber To, Sin City II and Birdman. They also discuss the Kickstarters for the Breaking Bad Fan Fest and Reading Rainbow. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/24_SUK_44.mp3Podcast: Play in... Read more
Shut Up Kids #43: Bernie (2011)
Airdate: 7-June-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about Richard Linklater’s “Bernie.” In the Best of the Week segment, they discuss Doctor Strange, kinda-sorta rumors about the Joker, and Sharknado 2: The Second One. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/23_SUK_43.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #42: Top 5 Action Sequences
Airdate: 2-June-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined again by Bopnrumble to discuss their Top 5 Favorite Action Sequences in film. In the Best of the Week segment they talk about Josh Brolin as Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, the MPAA’s absurd decision to ban a Sin... Read more
Shut Up Kids #41: The Troll King and Guilty Pleasures
Airdate: 26-May-2014 In this episode, Dan and Nick are joined by The Troll King (Jack Bruns) to talk about his book “Torn Lace,” Internet trolling and guilty pleasures. In the Best of the Week segment, they talk about the Coens and Spielberg, the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer,... Read more
Shut Up Kids #40: Superhero Extravaganza!
Airdate: 18-May-2014 The guys are joined by Dan Grote and Matt Lazorwitz from the Matt Signal as they have a superhero extravaganza! In a superhero-themed Best of the Week, they cover superhero TV shows, movies, and the image of Batman that Zach Snyder leaked. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/20_SUK_40.mp3Podcast: Play in new window... Read more
Shut Up Kids #39: Top 5 Animated Movies
Airdate: 12-May-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined by Ernest Rister as they discuss their Top 5 Favorite Animated films. In the Best of the Week segment they cover the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer, celebrity encounters and the new Godzilla movie. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/19_SUK_39.mp3Podcast: Play in... Read more
Shut Up Kids #38: Top 5 Movies Bill Murray Should Have Been In
Airdate: 4-May-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss the Top 5 Movie Roles they think Bill Murray would have been awesome in. In a Star Wars Day themed “Best of the Week” segment, they discuss the Ernest Rister Order, Star Wars Rebels and the casting of Episode 7. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/18_SUK_38.mp3Podcast:... Read more
Shut Up Kids #36: John Waters
Airdate: 19-April-2014 In this episode the guys are joined by guest host Scott Colbert as they discuss the career of John Waters. In the Best of the Week segment they cover essential TV shows to watch, Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, and their Top 3 favorite current movie directors.... Read more
Shut Up Kids #35: Joe Lansdale
Airdate: 13-April-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined by Jeff Myers so they can geek out on Nick Nightly’s favorite author, Joe Lansdale. In the Best of the Week segment they discuss David Letterman being replaced by Stephen Colbert, Zach Braff and the death of the Ultimate Warrior.... Read more
Shut Up Kids #34: Oliver Stone
Airdate: 6-April-2014 The guys discuss the How I Met Your Mother finale, Fargo the TV show and a crazy-ass Asian movie in the Best of the Week before being joined by AsimovLives and talking about the career of Oliver Stone. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/14_SUK_34.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Review: Nymphomaniac Vol. 2 (2014)
Release Date: 4-Apr-2014 (USA); also VOD Rated: NR Length: 145 minutes With: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, and Shia LaBeouf The problem with Nymphomaniac Vol. 2 isn’t that it tries too hard to be as good as Vol. 1. It doesn’t try hard enough. The film looks and sounds beautiful, with those Von... Read more
Shut Up Kids #33: Bio-Dome (1996)
 Airdate: 30-March-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about a bunch of new movie trailers, TV shows cancelled before their time and Kevin Smith’s new talkshow in their Best of the Week segment before they discuss the Pauly Shore film Bio-Dome. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/13_SUK_33.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Review: Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 (2014)
Release Date: 21-Mar-2014 (USA); also VOD Rated: NR Length: 145 minutes With: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, and Shia LaBeouf There is something downright ridiculous about philosophizing about sex. Tear away all of the stigmas and the baggage, the joy and pleasure, the excitement and apprehension and what you are... Read more
Shut Up Kids #32: Dream Projects
Airdate: 23-March-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about Ghostbusters 3, Pacific Rim 2, and pirates in the Best of the Week segment before they discuss dream projects they would love to see come to life. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/12_SUK_32.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Review: Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)
Release Date: 14-Mar-2014 (USA) Rated: NR Length: 91 minutes With: Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Ray Liotta, Jane Fonda and Michelle Monaghan It’s easy to press a reset button on a video game if the CPU starts beating you badly and you just can’t take it anymore. You get a... Read more
Review: The Art of the Steal (2014)
Release Date: 14-Mar-2014 (USA); also VOD Rated: R Length: 90 minutes With: Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon and Jay Baruchel “People are predictable” is a main theme of The Art of the Steal. Sadly, it also represents the plot of this movie. This film adds nothing new to the heist genre... Read more
Review: Veronica Mars (2014)
Release Date: 14-Mar-2014 (USA) Rated: PG-13 Length: 107 minutes With: Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis and Krysten Ritter Many who hail from a seedy, armpit of a hometown have high hopes of moving on to greener pastures. Others acknowledge the bad but see more of the good and plant... Read more
Review: Adult World (2014)
Release Date: 14-Feb-2014 (USA) Rated: R Length: 97 minutes With: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters and John Cusack Kurt Vonnegut was 47 years old when Slaughterhouse Five was published. He had witnessed the horrors of World War II and used his experiences from the bombings at Dresden to craft a masterful story... Read more
Shut Up Kids #30: Blue Velvet (1986)
Airdate: 9-March-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss the rumors of Steven Spielberg directing West Side Story, the 4-minute clip of Captain America: Winter Soldier, the petition to get Hammer Films on Blu-Ray, the Kickstarter for Enemy of Man and more in the Best of the Week segment before... Read more
Shut Up Kids #27: Top 5 Female Film Characters
Airdate: 16-February-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined by Bopnrumble as they discuss the new Robocop movie, their favorite version of Dracula and The Dark Knight Rises in the Best of the Week segment before they go over their Top 5 Favorite Female Film Characters. Try saying that... Read more
Shut Up Kids #26: Sad Keanu
Air Date: 8-February-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby, the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and the rumor that the Rock will play the Green Lantern in the Best of the Week segment before discussing the career of Keanu Reeves. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/06_SUK_26.mp3Podcast: Play in new... Read more
Shut Up Kids #25: Top 5 Non-CGI Movie Creatures
Airdate: 2-February-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined by a guest host, the one and only AsimovLives, as they discuss Kirk vs. Picard, best Star Trek film, worst 90s music videos, best/worst Disney films and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in the Best of the Week segment. Afterwards,... Read more
Shut Up Kids #24: Cosmopolis (2012)
Airdate: 26-January-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about Quentin Tarantino’s cancelled Hateful Eight, sexed-up Powerpuff Girls, and people who loathe Prometheus in their Best of the Week segment before they agree to disagree on David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/04_SUK_24.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #23:  The Crow Soundtrack (20 Years Later)
Airdate: 18-January-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss the direction of Star Wars Episode VII, the cursed Terry Gilliam Don Quixote project, and Oscar nominations in their Best of the Week segment before analyzing The Crow Soundtrack and soundtracks from the 90s in general. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/03_SUK_23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |... Read more
Shut Up Kids #22: King of the Ants (2003)
Airdate: 10-January-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss Ewoks, Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf in their Best of Week and then review Stuart Gordon’s 2003 revenge film, “King of the Ants.” http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/02_SUK_22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #19: Holiday Extravaganza!
Airdate: 20-December-2013 In this episode, Dan & Nick discuss the best holiday specials, movies, and songs. They also reminisce about some great Christmas memories and best presents they’ve received. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #18: Scrooged (1988)
Airdate: 14-December-2013 In this episode, Dan listens to Nick trash Joss Whedon, they talk about the Golden Globe nominations, the holiday season, and the 1988 Christmas movie “Scrooged.” http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #16: Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Airdate: 29-November-2013 In this episode, Dan, Nick and Ronnie Mac continue to trash “Death Proof” while also singing the praises of Canadian exploitation flick “Hobo With a Shotgun.” http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #15: All Things Tarantino
Airdate: 23-November-2013 In this episode, Dan, Nick and the Colonel discuss Quentin Tarantino’s filmography. What’s wrong with Django’s ending? What makes Death Proof a bad representation of Tarantino’s work? How are his films connected? Since Hitler was killed in Tarantino’s universe, how does that change history? All that and... Read more
Shut Up Kids #13: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Airdate: 9-November-2013 In this episode, the guys talk about the new Robocop trailer, the Netflix/Marvel union and Sam Peckinpah’s 1974 cult, action movie “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.” http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #11: Alien (1979)
Airdate: 25-October-2013 In this episode, the guys discuss music from Type O Negative, pay their respects to Filmation’s Lou Scheimer and, oh yeah, they analyze Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi, horror masterpiece, Alien. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #10: Top 5 Horror Villains
Airdate: 19-October-2013 In this episode, the guys discuss their Top 5 Horror Villains as well as Sherri Shepherd’s Newlywed Game and a few types of porn that Nick won’t watch. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #9: Hausu (1977)
Airdate: 12-October-2013 In this episode, the guys discuss the 1977 psychedelic cult hit Hausu (House) and some parenting techniques you won’t hear about in American Baby Magazine. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_9.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #5: Top 5 Movie Martyrs
Airdate: 14-September-2013 In this episode, the guys discuss the Top 5 Movie Martyrs – characters that died or were persecuted for a cause. So sacrifice some of your time to this show. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_5.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #4: Superman III (1983)
Airdate: 7-September-2013 In this episode, the guys discuss the quintessential 80s comedy “Superman III.” http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #2: The Master (2012)
Air Date: 24-August-2013 In this episode, the guys discuss P.T. Anderson’s “The Master,” the choice of Ben Affleck as the next Batman, the disturbing fetish known as “Crushing” and much more. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #1: Top 5 Movie Mustaches
Air Date: 12-August-2013 In the first ever episode of the Shut Up Kids podcast, the guys discuss the Top 5 Best Movie Mustaches. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more