Jul 12, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 221 – Weekend at Bernie’s Needless Commentary

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!
 
Mike Gordon joins the Irregulars for his first viewing of the summer classic, Weekend at Bernie’s!
 
80s darlings Jonathan Silverman and Andrew McCarthy star in this surprise hit movie about two average schmucks that have to make an entire town believe their dead boss, Alpha Male Bernie Lomax, is still alive and partying! To the delight of everyone, Night of the Comet star Catherine Mary Stewart also appears as Silverman’s love interest!
 
Listen in as Mike and the Commentary Team determine if this wacky super-80s flick stands the test of time!
 
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Jun 28, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 219 – 1988

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The dynamite team of Phantom Troublemaker, Beth V, Rad Ranger, and Chris DePetrillo reunite to look thirty years into the past!
 
1988 was another banner year of the eighties, presenting us with new TV shows and toy lines and an absolutely stellar slate of films from Hollywood! As part of an annual tradition, Dave gathered some of the Needless Things Irregulars to reflect on the pop culture that made us who we are today. From hip hop to dinosaurs to the worst song ever recorded, this week’s episode travels back to a time when things were far more awesome!
 
Listen in as Beth, Dave, Sean, and Chris discuss their favorite – and not-so-favorite – pop culture from 1988!
 
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Jun 14, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 217 – Blue Hawaii Needless Commentary

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!
 
The Needless Commentary Team welcomes special guest ELZIG to the Phantom Zone for a viewing of the classic Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii!
 
Straight from the strip of HellVegas, just south of Memphis, and just across the Georgia state line – ELZIG, the Demon Elvis has been decimating the South with soulful, shredding rock n’ roll wherever he goes! And now, ELZIG helps kick off Needless Summer with a film featuring none other than the King himself!
 
Listen in as ELZIG and the Needless Commentary Team trade in their Hard Ticket for something Blue for their return visit to Hawaii!
 
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May 31, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 215 – Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Screenwriter Chad J. Shonk and Needless Things’ Head of Research Ryan Schweck join Dave to discuss the newest Star Wars film!
 
Initial trailers for Solo: A Star Wars Story were met with mixed responses from fans. Already wary of prequels, many wondered if a Han Solo origin story was necessary. Others took issue with the casting of Alden Ehrenreich as the young smuggler.
 
Beyond all of that, the production itself was fraught with drama. Lucasfilm – who seem to have a very clear vision for certain aspects of their beloved and profitable franchise – fired original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, replacing them with reliable Oscar-winner Ron Howard.
 
Whatever the case, this was a new Star Wars movie and theaters were going to packed with those curious to see this new vision of an old story.
 
Listen in as Dave, Ryan, and Chad analyze this adventure from a slightly longer time ago and a galaxy far, far away!
 
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May 25, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 214 – Flash Gordon Needless Commentary

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!
 
1980's Flash Gordon holds a place of esteem in the annals of sci-fi cinema. Not because of Max von Sydow's spectacular portrayal of Ming the Merciless. Not for the electric soundtrack by masters of rock Queen. Not even for the heart-quickening sights of Timothy Dalton in tights and Brian Blessed in leather panties.
 
No, Flash Gordon is part of an elite group of movies that shaped the very persona of the founder of Needless Things, Dave West. This prestigious group includes such classics as Swamp Thing, Alligator, and Robert Altman's Popeye. These were just a few of the movies available on the broadcast marvel known as HBO during Dave's formative years.
 
Listen in as for the first time ever and in the company of the irrepressible Mike Gordon and the award-winning Bobby Nash, the Needless Things Irregulars experience FLASH A-AH!
 
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May 3, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 211 – Avengers: Infinity War

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On today’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast the Irregulars assemble in the Phantom Zone to discuss the biggest superhero movie of all time – Avengers: Infinity War!

SPOILER ALERT!

Live in the Phantom Zone, Dave, Arian, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash discuss absolutely everything about the newest chapter in the ongoing saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Heroes, villains, story, and more will all be covered, so if you haven’t seen it yet…

WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?

Listen in as Dave and the Irregulars do their best to keep it together while discussing the devastation of Infinity War!

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Apr 13, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 208 – Sam K. Hale – Yamasong: March of the Hollows

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On today’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Dave talks to Sam Koji Hale, director and creative force behind the new feature film Yamasong: March of the Hollows
 
Yamasong: March of the Hollows brings the audience into a magical world unlike any other. On the planet Yamasong live races of fantastical creatures, like the mountain dwelling ram-like Ovis, or the peaceful turtle warrior clan of the Terrapin. Fish fly, monsters breath clouds and gods swim through the ocean depths.
 
Yamasong follows an automaton girl and tortoise warrior that journey with a band of outlaws on an incredible quest. Their one hope to defeat a sinister mechanized army and save the creatures of their world is to find a legendary relic.
 
Yamasong: March of Hollows is the epic puppet storytelling tradition of Dark Crystal meets Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke.
 
Dark Dunes Productions and Taormina Films have partnered with filmmaker Sam Koji Hale to help realize this fantastical puppet vision, with a screenplay by novelist Ekaterina Sedia.
 
Listen in as Dave and Sam discuss everything from the art of puppetry to 80s toy lines to building fantastical worlds in cinema!
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Mar 15, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 204 – No Holds Barred Needless Commentary

 

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!
 
We’re on the road to WrestleMania, Phantomaniacs! That means this month’s Commentary had to be related to the warriors that inhabit the squared circle. After a serious rumble in the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group No Holds Barred was crowned champion!
 
1989 brought us Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Gremlins 2, UHF, and countless other classics, so it’s a little hard to believe that this - Hulk Hogan’s first starring role - was produced the same year. Nonetheless, the Commentary Team gathered to endure the cocaine-tinged madness of a lawless world where television networks rule the world and the only place to find justice is in the ring!
 
Listen in as the Team attempts to make chicken salad out of chicken shit with 1989’s No Holds Barred!
 
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Feb 2, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 198 – Masters of the Universe Part 2

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Mr. Beau Brown returns to the Needless Things Podcast for the second part of a wide-ranging conversation about Masters of the Universe!
 
Starting with how they discovered the most powerful franchise in the universe and uncovering many dark corners of pop culture along the way, Dave and Beau go wherever the conversation takes them. From childhood jealousy to grownup toy collecting ennui, He-Man and his pals elicit a huge spectrum of responses in this conversation!
 
Listen in as Dave and Beau go wherever this veritable digital river of conversation takes them!
 
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Jan 18, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 196 – Next of Kin Needless Commentary

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!
 
Patrick Swayze.
Bill Paxton.
Adam Baldwin.
Helen Hunt.
Ben Stiller.
Ted Levine.
Michael J. Pollard.
Liam Neeson.
 
LOOK AT THAT CAST.
 
Gather your whole family together and witness Appalachian justice take on the mob with the Needless Things Irregulars!
 
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