Sun, 27 September 2020
Ep. 279: Classics Catch-Up (or) Hot Garbage? -- "The Fortune Cookie" (1966) / "Howard the Duck" (1986)
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking at one of the bets comedies, a favorite of Ben's, for this week's classic film, 1966's "The Fortune Cookie," and one of the biggest bombs of all time, the infamous 1986 "Howard the Duck" adaptation.
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Episode 279 includes:
-Will the box-office disappointment over "Tenet" scare studios from releasing any big blockbusters into theaters for the forseeable future?
-"The Babysitter: Killer Queen" suffers from Sequel-itis.
-"Antebellum" and "Cuties" are both controversial movies that have more going on than their critics decry.
-Classic Film -- "The Fortune Cookie" (1966)
-Billy Wilder's farce starring an Oscar-winning Walter Matthau and Jack Lemon and it's still an enjoyably chummy comedy that fires on many cylinders.
-Cult Film -- "Howard the Duck" (1986)
-The notorious FIRST Marvel movie about an alien duck, a lot of duck puns, an unrestrained Tim Robbins, a punk band, a demon-posessed Jeffrey Jones, and the question over the terror of duck genitalia. It's very, very bad and not deserving of reappraisal.