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THE MILKSHAKE BOOM is quite possibly the greatest movie podcast ever made…but probably not. Simply put, we are a weekly movie podcast dedicated to discussing hidden gems, cult films, and under appreciated guest favorites they feel need to be rediscovered. New episode every Thursday!
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Apr 1, 2016

Hey everybody! You've been listening to the greatest movie podcast ever made!

And, boys and girls, we don't know how to break it to you, but THE MILKSHAKE BOOM is going on an extended hiatus...but its for good reason!

In this episode, we detail the hows and whys of this decision, give our final movie recommendations, and we also talk about some of our favorite TMB moments!

Thank you all again for listening and we hope you continue to follow us in our future endeavors.

And remember, the greatest trick THE MILKSHAKE BOOM ever pulled was convincing the world it didn't exist...and like that it's gone.

Mar 3, 2016

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM grab our gnome sticks, hop on our BMX bikes and take a ride to the 1980's nostalgia fueled post-apocalyptic gorey wasteland that is 'Turbo Kid'!    

Set in an alternate 1997, this 2015 Canadian/New Zealand coproduction was directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell and stars Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, and Michael Ironside!

Before we jump into our audience selection, we briefly discuss 1980's nostalgia films like 'Kung Fury' and then delve deeply into our most ideal apocalypse scenerios to live through!  

And, in a TMB first, we are joined by a live studio audience!  Unfortunately, said audience quickly turns on Jose and his bizarrely detailed philosophy on zombies!

 

Feb 18, 2016

This week we're talking Robert's movie selection: the 1996 Farrelly brothers directed gross-out buddy comedy 'Kingpin' a.k.a. the greatest movie about bowling ever made...that's not named 'The Big Lebowski'!

We also discuss our favorite Woody Harrelson performances, our top 3 Bill Murray performances, and most importantly we hype up the debut of our patented TMB Random Movie Selection Barrel!  That's right, we randomly select a listener's movie pick that will be our very next episode!

Does the drawing go off without a hitch, or do we 'Munson' it up?  Stay tuned to the end to find out!

Feb 4, 2016

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM pay tribute to the late, great David Bowie as we discuss the 1986 Jim Henson directed cult fantasy film 'Labyrinth' which also stars a very young Jennifer Connelly!

We talk rock stars turned actors, actors turned singers; plus things get a little contentious when we reveal our personal top 5 David Bowie songs!

From there things get awkward when Jose reveals his theory on what Prince's song 'Purple Rain' is really about.  Trust me, you have to hear it to believe it....and you'll never be the same.

Lastly, if you have a movie selection you'd like us to talk about, be sure to send it our way because next episode we are going to randomly draw an audience pick from our patented TMB movie selection barrel!

Jan 21, 2016

THE MILKSHAKE BOOM mustn't dwell. No, not today. Because today is Rex Manning Day!

Say No More Mon Amour, because we take the trip back to 1995 to revisit the coming of age cult film 'Empire Records' directed by Allan Moyle and starring Liv Tyler, Renee Zellweger, Ethan Embry, Robin Tunney, and Rory Cochrane!

Since working at a record store is an entry level job, we talk about our first job experiences, the differences between the theatrical version and 'remix fan edit' version of this movie, some of our personal experiences meeting famous musicians, and Christine fiercely defends the musical culture of Canada from the ignorant Americans on the podcast!

Damn the man! Save the Empire...or face the wrath of Canada!

Jan 7, 2016

THE MILKSHAKE BOOM ring in the new year the only way we know how: with Kurt Russell, rampant paranoia, and graphic ultra-violence!  If you haven't guessed it yet, Christine's pick this week is the 1982 sci-fi classic 'The Thing' from the horror master himself John Carpenter!

We talk about the harsh critical reaction the film received upon release and the incredibly stiff competition it faced during the summer of 1982, which included 'Poltergeist', 'Rocky III', 'Blade Runner', and 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' just to name a few!

We also give our spoiler-free thoughts on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', discuss the similarities between John Carpenter's 'The Thing' and Quentin Tarantino's latest effort 'The Hateful Eight'; plus Jose breaks out his conspiracy chalkboard to detail his convoluted theory on who actually is 'The Thing'!

So we suggest that you grab your flame-thrower...wait here a little while...and see what happens.

 

Dec 25, 2015

Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas! Just in time to stuff your stockings, THE MILKSHAKE BOOM bring you some serious Christmas cheer with 'Darkman'; a 1990 film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand!

We do our best to delve into this cult classic, but occasionally get distracted as Robert and Christine have a date to see 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and were not going to miss it!  But we do get into the logistics of how dark 'Darkman' really is, Danny Elfman's Batman-esque score, and how the plot completely hinges on a coffee stain!

Interesting fact: Did you know the original title of this movie was 'Face/On'?  

Okay, not really, but if you found that joke even the least bit funny, that would be...just fine. 

 

Dec 11, 2015

Aruba? Jamaica? Ooh,THE MILKSHAKE BOOM takes ya all the way down to Kokomo and then some with the Tom Cruise bartender flick 'Cocktail'!  We'll get there fast and then this 1988 film directed by Roger Donaldson will take it slow...real slow!  And it may not be somewhere you'll wanna go...

Robert, Christine, and Jose talk about their recent visit to the Other Worlds Austin Film Festival while Robin talks about a makeup effects class she took taught by Eric Zapata before we delve into some of our favorite Tom Cruise movies!

Is 'Cocktail' a goofy little 80's movie about arguably talented bartender buddies workin' hard and livin' the American dream, or is it the story of a dead-eyed, money obsessed sociopath whose best friend might just literally be the Devil himself?

Listen and decide for yourself!

Nov 27, 2015

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM is back in full effect and we play a little bit of catch up about our whereabouts and going ons before subjecting returning guest Erin to Jose's favorite Christian Slater movie!  

That's right, a 'Hard Rain' is a-gonna fall as we flood your earballs about this 1998 disaster/heist film directed by Mikael Salomon and starring Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Randy Quaid, and Minnie Driver!

Reminder: If you have a question, comment, or a movie you'd like us to discuss, please feel free to e-mail us at themilkshakeboom@gmail.com!

 

Nov 12, 2015

Bow down before the one you serve, THE MILKSHAKE BOOM are going to give you what you deserve: The 1991 film 'Prayer of the Roller Boys'! Directed by Rick King and starring Corey Haim and Patricia Arquette, this sci-fi dystopian nightmare will never let you look at roller blading the same way again. We welcome returning guest Dan Repp, events coordinator for the Other Worlds Austin Film Festival as we discuss our favorite sci-fi dystopian films, Roller Boys, and have an extended discussion on Star Wars. 

Oct 29, 2015

Just in time for Halloween, THE MILKSHAKE BOOM bring you a monstrously spooky episode on 'Creature Features'!

We define what 'Creature Feature' means to us, talk about some of our favorites including the old-school Universal monster movies, delve into the tropes of the genre, and answer once and for all if zombie movies can be considered 'creature features'.

We also answer some listener questions, formally apologize to Christian Slater, and accidently invent the 'killer trucks on a raft' subgenre!

Oct 15, 2015

Despite three of the four hosts being very ill, THE MILKSHAKE BOOM down a bottle of Nyquil and skip our vacations just so we could unpack this highly explosive action/sci-fi/buddy cop/drug dealing alien extravaganza directed by Craig R. Baxley!  This 1990 film, starring Dolph Lundgren and Brian Benben, might be better known to most of the world as 'Dark Angel', but we here in North America call it 'I Come In Peace'!

And you can forget about Chuck Norris facts, because we lay down the truth with some amazing Dolph Lundgren facts, like for example: Did you know that Dolph Lundgren dated Grace Jones? Google that shit!

Promise us that you'll listen to this episode and not just disappear for eight days.  A week we could understand, but eight days?! C'mon!

Oct 3, 2015

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM take our troubles to Madame Ruth (you know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth?) and drink in 'Love Potion No. 9', a romantic comedy from 1992 written and directed by Dale Launer and starring Tate Donovan and Sandra Bullock!

And while we discuss topics like our favorite Sandra Bullock movies, we mainly focus on the incredibly dark under current that is this movie's premise! For the most part, this is just a fun little rom com, but then again...

Wow, who would have thought a catchy little tune for the 1950's would inspire such a perverse nightmare?

Sep 17, 2015

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM welcome our special guest (and Robin's sister) Erin to the podcast!  Erin is so 'very' with her movie selection: 'Heathers'!

This dark cult classic is directed by Michael Lehmann and stars Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannon Doherty!

We discuss our favorite Christian Slater/Winona Ryder films, dark comedies in general, and we reveal some of our high school horror stories!

We also delve into a Three Stooges social thought experiment, major plot points on forgery, Christine's hatred of 'Army of Darkness' and her theory that 'Heathers' is basically 'Fight Club'!

This very well could be our most random episode to date, and that's saying something!

 

Sep 4, 2015

FACT: This week's episode of THE MILKSHAKE BOOM features Chuck Norris portraying his greatest cinematic character: himself!  

That's right, we're talking 1993's 'Sidekicks', a martial arts coming of age action film also starring teen heart throb Jonathan Brandis and directed by Chuck's younger brother (and 'Walker: Texas Ranger' collaborator) Aaron Norris!

We also discuss our favorite sidekicks and some of the best times a celebrity has played themselves in a movie or television show!

We also explore the dark, disturbed Freudian territory this supposedly PG rated children's movie traverses!

 

 

Aug 21, 2015

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM have a mild case of tonsillitis, so we quarantined ourselves at home to watch the 2007 Spanish horror film [REC] starring Manuela Velasco and directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza!

We also touch on found footage films, movies that scared us as adults, and remakes!

Also as a reminder, be sure to [PAUSE] and enjoy our website www.themilkshakeboom.com!  But don't [STOP] there, be sure to hit [PLAY] to enjoy one of our previous episodes!

Aug 6, 2015

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM's number has been 'randomly selected' and now we're forced to compete in a game to the death called 'Series 7: The Contenders'! This film, which some call a scathing indictment of reality television, is directed by Daniel Minahan and stars Brooke Smith, Glenn Fitzgerald, and Will Arnett!

We also offer up our opinions on the reality TV trend and discuss similar movies like 'Battle Royale', 'The Hungers Games', and 'The Running Man'!

Will we fall victim to a self-inflicted knife wound to the back or will love tear us apart...again?  Tune in to find out on this very special episode of: 'THE MILKSHAKE BOOM'!

Jul 23, 2015

This week, Christine makes her triumphant return to THE MILKSHAKE BOOM podcast just in time to discuss the 1990 Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan romantic comedy team up 'Joe Versus the Volcano' written and directed by John Patrick Shanley!

We also reveal our favorite movies with 'versus' in the title, jump into some of the best Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan films, and discover that adding Batman will always make things better!

Never before or since has a movie been so hopeful, whimsical and yet so full of death and genocide!  Also, Meg Ryan gives the performance of a lifetime that you'll have no response for!

Jul 9, 2015

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM get schooled at Ronald Reagan High by Corey Feldman and his Eradicators with 1991's 'Rock 'n' Roll Forever' directed by Deborah Brock!

So, is this movie a scathing inditement of Reaganism? Is it a love letter to Star Wars? Or is it just the bodacious fevered dream of a violent delinquent involving a drugged out hillbilly from hell?  You gotta listen to find out. (Spoiler: It's all of the above!)

And remember, there's nothing more punk rock than playing at the prom!

Jun 25, 2015

Hello kiddies! THE MILKSHAKE BOOM are back this week to rant and rave about the classic horror anthology series 'Tales From The Crypt'!

We delve into the comic book origins, talk about our favorite episodes, and even discuss the movies 'Demon Knight' and 'Bordello of Blood'. Also, we discover that the Crypt Keeper released a Christmas album!

Plus we get a glimpse into Jose's psyche as the madness slowly took hold during our time off.

Jun 11, 2015

After viewing the recently released 'San Andreas', THE MILKSHAKE BOOM smelled what Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was cookin' and decided to skip talking about just one movie and focus on the disaster movie genre as a whole!

That's right, we're talking about films like 'The Core', '2012', 'The Towering Inferno', and of course, 'Armageddeon'!

We define what a 'disaster movie' is to us, go in depth about nearly every movie trope of the genre, and we give our Top 3 disaster movies of all time!  In fact, some of us get a little too excited, which meant we had to get creative about censoring spoilers.  Let's just say, you'll know it when you hear it.

Also, THE MILKSHAKE BOOM have an earth shaking special announcement at the top of the show that we won't spoil here!

 

Jun 4, 2015

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM wind our clocks back all the way to the year 2000 so we could discuss the M. Night Shyamalan superhero film 'Unbreakable' starring Bruce Willis, Robin Wright, and Samuel L. Jackson!  That's right, in a patented M. Night twist, this is a superhero movie! Mind blown yet? Well, wait 'till you see the ending!

So with that in mind, we also reveal our favorite superhero films, our favorite heroes/villains, some missed opportunites of the genre, and Robert goes on a mini-rant about why Superman is the greatest superhero ever!

May 29, 2015

Hey hey we're THE MILKSHAKE BOOM and we're just boomin' around to the 1968 trippy cult film 'Head', directed by Bob Rafelson and starring Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith a.k.a. The Monkees!  Yes...The Monkees! 

We also talk about the 1960's, the history of The Monkees television show, and Jack Nicholson (who co-wrote this film by the way) and the birth of the counter culture movement!  

This film is hands down the most divisive choice to date as Robert and Christine hail it as an absolute work of genius, while Robin and Jose loathed it. In fact, Jose may still be blind with irrational rage.  Just be prepared for some awkwardness is all I'm saying.

May 23, 2015

This week the prophecy is fulfilled when THE MILKSHAKE BOOM cast a sorcerer's spell on the 1988 Ron Howard directed sword and sorcery fantasy film 'Willow' starring Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer!

We also discuss our favorite Val Kilmer films and Jose sings us a tune.

May 14, 2015

The machines have risen and in the process the bastards destroyed our scheduled episode, however THE MILKSHAKE BOOM never go down without a fight.  So we strike back hard with our first audience selection, 1986's 'Maximum Overdrive' starring Emilio Estevez!  This is the one and only film directed by famed horror author Stephen King! Did we mention that rock legends AC/DC provide the entire soundtrack?  'Who Made Who' indeed.

Our topics of discussion include our favorite Stephen King books and films based on his work, and Robert gets totally schooled on killer truck movies!

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