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 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 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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Apr 19, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 209 – Evil Dead (2013) 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!
 
Selecting April’s movie proved to be quite the trial for the Commentary Team. The desire to do something 4/20 appropriate was strong, but also presented a batch of movies that could prove… challenging.
 
Finally, at the eleventh hour, a chance Instagram post from none other than Fede Alvarez, director of 2013’s Evil Dead, inspired the final selection.
 
Evil Dead was released five years ago to mixed reactions. Despite a strong cast, a new central story that created compelling narrative options, and a strong emphasis on practical effects, many die-hard fans of the original films refused to accept this newest entry into the franchise.
 
Listen in as the Team reviews Evil Dead to determine if it is the new ultimate experience in grueling terror!
 
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Put That Bitch in the Cellar” by The Needless Things Irregulars
 
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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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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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Brothers” by Patrick Swayze & Larry Gatlin
 
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Dec 21, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 192 – Star Wars: A New Hope 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!
 
Determined by a fan poll in the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group, this month’s Commentary is on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope!
 
The Commentary team is joined by the illustrious Chad J. Shonk to share memories and thoughts about one of the greatest movies of all time and one that is a touchstone for Needless Things fandom.
 
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Nov 16, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 187 – GI Joe: The Movie 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!
 
This month’s movie is the 1987 animated feature, GI Joe: The Movie. The Irregulars are joined by special guest Noel from GI Joe cosplay group The Finest’s Southern Command.
Thirty years ago Hasbro planned to release an animated theatrical GI Joe feature, but those plans were derailed by the failure of similar Transformers and My Little Pony releases. The feature – which had completed production – was instead moved to a VHS release and eventually made part of the regular animated series’ syndication as a standard five-part miniseries.
 
Over the years many elements of the feature have come under fire, from character selection to continuity to the introduction of the feature’s villains, Cobra-La.
 
Listen in as Dave, Arian, Ryan, and Noel revisit this landmark in GI Joe history to discuss its worthiness!
 
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Oct 26, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 184 – 31 Days of Halloween: Halloween III 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! October’s film was chosen via fan poll on the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group!

Have a happy Halloween, Halloween, Halloween with the Irregulars’ October Commentary for a movie that was once seen with a degree of disdain but that seems to have gained support in the last decade or so – Halloween III: Season of the Witch!

Over three decades ago the creative control behind the Halloween movie franchise decided to leave superstar slasher Michael Myers behind and forge ahead in a new direction. John Carpenter and Debra Hill chose to try a format that would turn any future sequels into more of an anthology of Halloween-themed stories rather than centering around a single character or setting. As a result, we now have this apocalyptic tale of terror!

Listen in as Dave, Arian, Ryan, and Rad Ranger gather together thirty-five years to the day after the original release date to share their thoughts on Season of the Witch!

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Oct 12, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 182 - 31 Days of Halloween: Friday the 13th

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It's a celebration of Friday the 13th!

Join Dave and a massive cast of Needless Things Irregulars for a surprise cornucopia of audio delights all about the Friday the 13th horror franchise!

Listen in as the Needless Things Irregulars talk about everything from Creighton Duke to Jack Marshak to who Jason should fight next!!

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