What do you get when the twisted mind behind Wonder Showzen, The Heart She Holler, and The Shivering Truth pays 4 different fetish houses to film one quarter of his tale of a family facing an incoming nuclear bomb? Well as the CTC crew found out you get one of the most bizarre films ever made. Listen to their analysis and tortured screams to find out.
This week CTC closes out our holiday films with Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights an animated Hanukkah film. We also get into discussions about widescreen versus full screen, what's coming out this week, and celebrity deaths including a tribute to Penny Marshall.
Naughty or nice? The eternal Christmas question. This week CTC looks at a tale of Krampus, Santa's dark shadow that punishes the naughty. Plus in memorium and new releases.
It's the holiday season and CTC is kicking it off with Love Actually a romantic comedy that tells the stories of several couples and an aging rock star as their stories mix and meet around Christmas. Also Golden Globe nominations are out, new release news, and celebrity deaths.
In the words of Monty Python, and now for something completely different. This week the CTC crew watched and discussed the low budget indie film Upstate Story from Shaun Rose. Also new release news and celebrity deaths plus the first awards news of 2018.
Just wanted to take a moment and express our condolences at the loss of two very different, but very talented individuals tonight. Magician and actor Ricky Jay has passed away at 70 as has the amazing director Nicholas Roeg at 90.
It's a full house this week on our CTC Thanksgiving special. Both Garvis 2 and 3, Kayla, Brett and Cassie follow a great Thanksgiving meal with a discussion of John Hughes' classic Thanksgiving film, Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
This week CTC takes a look back at 1996's Dragonheart. We also pay tribute to Stan Lee and talk about new releases on home video and in theaters.
This week the CTC crew takes a look at Ip Man, the story of a Kung Fu master and later teacher of Bruce Lee. Plus new release news and celebrity deaths.
This week CTC is breaking the rules and talking about Fight Club. We also discuss the new releases on home video and in theaters.
We wrap up our Halloween movie month with Silent Hill based on the video game. Also new release news.
As a special treat, I'm uploading the pilot episode that Cassie and I recorded for our planned weekly podcast covering classic monster movies. We're starting with a look at the original Universal monster movies and kicking it off with Frankenstein. Hope you enjoy it and thanks to Mattia Cupelli for the use of his music for our theme.
It's week three of our Halloween movie festival and Garvis 3 has chosen Predator. With the thinnest of connections to the monster movie genre, he had best be prepared for some level 10 sarcasm from the rest of the crew. Plus new release news.
Week 2 of our annual Halloween month of seasonal films continues with The Halloween Tree, an animated film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's book. We also look at new release news on home video and in theaters.
It's October and that means horror movies for a lot of people. Every year Cinema Toast Crunch dedicates the month of October to reviewing horror movies. But we've reviewed several other horror and monster movies during our first 138 episodes. If you're looking for some suggestions for your Halloween watching this year, then check out these past episodes listed in the order they were originally released. Fair warning, the sound on some of these early episodes is not great, but we were still learning.
Exists and Willow Creek
Alone In The Dark
Kenny And Company
Tremors II Aftershocks
The People Under The Stairs
Cat People (1982)
The Final Girls
Phantom Of The Paradise
Masters Of Horror: Homecoming
The Green Inferno
Silent Night Deadly Night
Train To Busan
The Killer Shrews and The Tingler
An American Werewolf In London
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
The Night Stalker
Gamera Guardian Of The Universe
Monster On The Campus
Check them out and enjoy. You might just find a new favorite for your Halloween viewing pleasure.
It's October and time to kick off the annual CTC horror movie marathon. This week we kick it off with our look at George Romero's classic zombies in a shopping mall film, Dawn of the Dead. Plus new release news.
We're back after a two week hiatus to bring you The Guyver, a film based on the Japanese manga. We also discuss new releases and offer a belated remembrance to Neil Simon.
With school starting back across the country the CTC crew delves into the off to college comedy Revenge of the Nerds. This was a huge comedic hit back in the 80s but how does the humor hold up in the #MeToo generation? Plus new release news and a farewell to Burt Reynolds.
Change of plans this week as the CTC crew discusses the 1958 caveman film Monster on the Campus. Plus a look at new releases for home video and in theaters.
This week the CTC crew takes a look at giant Japanese space turtle Gamera's first modern film with Gamera Guardian of the Universe. Plus new release news.
Based on the book by Jean Auel, The Clan of the Cave Bear tells the story of Ayla, a young Neanderthal girl orphaned and raised by a clan of Cro-Magnons. This week the CTC crew examines the 1986 adaptation starring Daryl Hannah.
How does a family deal with a dad that is manic depressive? That's the central question of this week's film, Infinitely Polar Bear. Mark Ruffalo must learn to deal with his mental illness while also taking care of his two daughters while his wife tries to get her degree. The CTC crew also looks at celebrity deaths, new releases, and the films we watched last week. Oh and a long discussion of the James Gunn situation.
From the creators of Boston Legal and Porky's comes a courtroom comedy starring Judd Nelson. This week the CTC crew takes a look at From The Hip. We also look at new releases and discuss what we watched last week.
Some films are designed to make you think. David Lynch's Eraserhead is designed to make you feel. Filmed in black and white with an industrial landscape of sight and sound Eraserhead may very well be the most polarizing film the CTC crew has examined yet.
After a week off the CTC crew is back with a classic American western for the 4th of July weekend, John Ford's Stagecoach from 1939. In addition we cover the new releases from the last couple of weeks and Garvis3, Kayla and Brett all discuss Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom.