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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 30

February 22, 2017
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#30: Hearts and Glowers: A Rough Ride Through Rom-coms of No Repute Download episode here. Episode Description: Like a chance encounter with a long-forgotten lover… like a sore that came from a night of loving unwisely… like an inescapable Celine Dion song… Bad Idea Podcast is coming back to you now! Simon & Steve shake the rust off this old thing and take it back out for a spin…

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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 12

March 19, 2012
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#12: One Whole Year of Bad Ideas: A.K.A. The Happy Madison Productions Episode Download episode here. Episode Description: This month, for their twelfth (TWELFTH!!!) Bad Idea Podcast, Simon & Steve forgo their usual obscurities for a series of films people might have actually heard of. Oddly enough, these end up being more painful than the usual fare, as we’ve pulled our selections exclusively from the Adam Sandler stable of Happy Madison Productions. When a Happy Madison film works…

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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 11

February 20, 2012
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#11: Michael Winner: Feminist!? Download episode here. Episode Description: This month, we selected a handful of cuts from hack director Michael Winner’s body of work. Don’t let the fact that Winner is primarily known as the director of Death Wish fool you: This guy’s a real feminist. No, seriously, that’s the topic of discussion for this month: Is the guy that put a very big gun in Charles Bronson’s hot…

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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 10

January 23, 2012
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'Five Days Of War' press conference, Helsinki, Finland - 21 Dec 2011

#10: The Bad Idea Podcast Holiday Special: A Very Belated Renny Harlin Christmas Download episode here. Episode Description: This time on Bad Idea Podcast, Simon & Steve tackle Finnish enigma Renny Harlin. The idea: figure out what makes him tick—why some of his films are exemplary, incomparably enjoyable junk while others are just junk. After a smorgasbord of pirates, prisoners, puppeteers…

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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 9

December 12, 2011
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#9: Tiny Terrors: When Puppets (and Dolls) Attack Download episode here. Episode Description: November’s podcast comes late this year, for which we apologize. But hey, uh, hey. We wracked our brains trying to think of a good topic for Thanksgiving, something we were really thankful for. But eventually, we decided that was a bust. So we just went with killer puppet movies.…

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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 8

November 1, 2011
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#8: Kentucky Crapwagon: The Horror Cinema of William Girdler Download episode here. Episode Description: This month, Steve & I, the Click and Clack of DIY movie podcasts, get festive with a Halloween-themed episode dedicated to the horror films of William Girdler. Girdler is the director of such films as Abby, the rather hard-to-find blaxploitation rip-off of The Exorcist, and Grizzly…

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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 7

October 3, 2011
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#7: Canadian Like Me: The Worst of the Toronto International Film Festival Download episode here. Episode Description: This September, I was lucky enough to attend the Toronto International Film Festival, which gave me a fun idea for this month’s podcast: Watch some of the most notorious, the most disreputable and yes, the most poorly received to screen at the fest of late.…

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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 6

August 22, 2011
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#6: O Captain, Not My Captain: Cinema’s Anti-American Captain Americas Download episode here. Episode Description: What’s on tap for this month? Anti-Americanism! Or at least a version therein, as Simon & Steve discover that an iconic superhero on the page has invariably seemed a lot less iconic when rendered in live action. Not that anyone could remain iconic when Albert Pyun or…

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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 5

June 13, 2011
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#5: The Tree of Death: Rooting Around in the Killer Tree Subgenre Download episode here. Episode Description: This month, Simon & Steve tackle a fundamentally ridiculous topic when they decide to go rooting around in the very small killer-tree subgenre. (Tree? Rooting? You see what I did there?) The examined films range from the serious (Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Charisma) to the not-so-serious (William Friedkin’s The Guardian) to the are-you-fucking-serious (Contamination.7 a.k.a. Troll 3).…

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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 4

April 18, 2011
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#4: Rotten With Crazy Imaginations: E.T. Knock-Offs from Around the World Download episode here. Episode Description: Inspired by the release of Greg Mottola’s Paul, Simon & Steve go sailing around the world in search of the weirdest, funkiest E.T. ripoffs they can find. Somehow, this leads to German porn. (Doesn’t everything?!) There are other, more kid-friendly films as well, including a South African film that really must be seen to be believed. (No, really—ask my friend Dave, who was nice…

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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 3

March 21, 2011
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#3: Nothing So Appalling in the Annals of Horror: The First American Goremeister Download episode here. Episode Description: This week, Bad Idea Podcast tackles—and without shoulder pads—Herschell Gordon Lewis’s filmography. In time for Anthology Film Archives’ recent mini-retro of Lewis’s films, we look back at the first acknowledged American goremeister, a man whose reputation precedes him, but generally makes terrible, terrible movies. This is not a point of contention between Steve & Simon…

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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 2

February 28, 2011
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#2: The Worst Video Game Movies, Round One: King Pooper Vs. Uwe Boll Download episode here. Episode Description: This month, the Bad Idea boys tackle a very bad idea when they decide to examine the bottom of the video-game-movie bell curve—the Ron-Jeremy-starring adult feature Super Hornio Brothers, about which the nicest thing that can be said is that it ends, eventually. Before that, though, you have to endure bored early-’90s porno sex, incoherent plotting and a villain who…

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