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Junkfood Cinema

Junkfood Cinema is a shame-free celebration of cult cinema hosted by critic Brian Salisbury and Marvel Studios screenwriter C. Robert Cargill

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Brian and Cargill prove they are your Huckleberries as they saddle up with the biggest cast of win that one western, hell one movie has ever assembled! Learn about the behind-the-scenes difficulties, quotable dialogue, and the factual inaccuracies that kept Cargill from loving Tombstone...until now. You called down the thunder and now you got it, it's Junkfood Cinema!

1hr 16mins

2 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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Junkfood Cinema: Die hard

Welcome to the party, pals! Brian and Cargill kick off Summer of 88 with the towering masterpiece that is Die Hard.How did Japanese auto monopolies inspire the story? Why are SWAT guys afraid of shrubbery? And was Frank Sinatra really offered the role of John McClane? All this, plus the debate over Theo rages on. #LessTheoMoreArgyleDownload the podcast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs.

1hr 36mins

2 May 2018

Rank #2

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The Clash at Demon Knight

On their continued quest through the underrated horror flicks of the 1990s, Brian and Cargill accidentally traipse across a cursed cemetery and arouse Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight from its ancient slumber. Prepare yourself for the in-Zane-ity!


21 Oct 2014

Rank #3

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Guardians of the Galaxy Quest

Wrapping up their curated series on sci-fi comedies, Cargill and Brian warp to a seldom trekked sector of the filmic universe. Setting phasers on geek-out, they expound upon the various merits of the underrated Galaxy Quest.


2 Sep 2014

Rank #4

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Die Hardlies

Brian breaks down his Slop 10 of Die Hard knockoffs. Cargill feels like he's walking on broken glass.

1hr 2mins

1 Jul 2014

Rank #5

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Cargill and I continue our journey through underrated horror sequels and end up in Haddonfield on the night HE came home...again!


29 Oct 2015

Rank #6

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Vampires in the 80s

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15 Apr 2014

Rank #7

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Junkfood Cinema: Superman

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a blimp, it’s Junkfood Cinema!This week, Brian and Cargill take on the man of steel himself with Richard Donner’s Superman. The guys discuss the triumphs, shortcomings, and cultural impact of the first big superhero film.Also discussed: The trouble with time travel, stealing steaks, and how Superman might have caused the 1977 New York blackout.

1hr 23mins

19 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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We ain't got time to preamble, this is one of the big tentpole movies of 1987 and one of the biggest reasons we're doing our Summer of 87 series: Predator.Brian and Cargill discuss the cast, structure, effects, and music of one of the greatest action films of all time. They also contemplate whether Shane Black was kidnapped by Joel Silver, chat about how Jean-Claude Van Damme was almost in this movie, and figure out that...Krull is part of the Predator universe?All that, plus more impressions than you can immediately blast out of your mind with a shoulder-mounted laser cannon. Download this episode and share it so it doesn't remain invisible. Oh, and don't forget to GET TO DA CHOPPAH!!!Like the show? Consider supporting us on Patreon! For as little as $4/mo, you can get access to all our bonus content (including the Summer of 77 miniseries), and you ensure we can keep doing Junkfood Cinema long after the end of the world! Thanks! www.patreon.com/Junkfoodcinema

1hr 1min

8 Jun 2017

Rank #9

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Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Brian and Cargill plan the perfect caper to steal your time as they wax suavely on Ocean's Eleven. As part of their month-long celebration of their favorite heist movies, the guys explain why Ocean's Eleven isn't just one of the greatest heist movies of all time, but in fact one of the best movies of the 21st Century.They discuss the crew, the con, and the cool-as-Sinatra score. They also invent their own Junky criminal lingo, irresponsibly insert Owen Wilson into the flick, and discuss how Ocean's Eleven is essentially a sci-fi film.Next week, they'll cover Ocean's Thirteen. Ocean's Twelve will be released as a Patron-exclusive episode; they believe this to be a magnificent movie trilogy. Download, listen, and share. Come on, you know you owe us from the thing with the guy in the place.Like the show? Consider supporting us on Patreon! For as little as $4/mo, you can get access to all our bonus content, and you ensure we can keep doing Junkfood Cinema long after the end of the world! Thanks!

1hr 23mins

5 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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One Junky Summer: Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI

One of the most important horror films of the 1980s wears the mask of a run-of-the-mill slasher sequels. Download and listen to the episode approved by director Tom McLoughlin!

1hr 2mins

1 Aug 2016

Rank #11

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Junkfood Cinema: Jaws 2

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the Internet...Brian and Cargill kick off Summer of 78 by discussing the sequel with all the bigger boats: Jaws 2. Brian reaffirms his theory that Jaws 2 is a slasher film with a shark, Cargill expounds on the history of American whiskey, and the mob ties of Amity Island are revealed.Download, listen, and share, chums!

1hr 13mins

1 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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The Rock

Cargill and Brian would like to welcome you to The Rock! We take pleasure in gutting the notion that this 1996 actioner is basic, trashy, and/or brainless. The Rock is a uniquely structured spectacle that houses a wildly subversive political tone and one of cinema's most fascinatingly complex villains. All that, plus Brian can't stop doing a Sean Connery impression. Losers whine about their best, winners download and share this episode.

1hr 17mins

20 Jan 2017

Rank #13

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You’re not dreaming (or are you), this week Brian and Cargill descend into pure subconsciousness with Inception.Along with the films incredible script, cast, and score, because time moves more slowly in JFC, the guys also discuss Bikini Inception, After Last Season, and the importance of being Joe Estevez.Enjoy, dream thieves!

1hr 6mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Brian and Cargill begin their celebration of their favorite horror sequels with the meta-as-hell Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Don't let them catch you sleeping!


22 Oct 2015

Rank #15

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Welcome to the wasteland. Millions of movies living in the ruin of taste. Only one thing fighting for order in the chaos: Junkfood Cinema.


22 Sep 2015

Rank #16

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Class of 99: Fight Club

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's The Class of 99!To kick things off, Brian and Cargill talk about Fight Club...despite being forbidden to do so. They discuss the philosophy, the satire, and the zeitgeist that lead to Fight Club becoming one of the most important films of a generation.Also discussed are videostore war crimes, X-Men fight clubs, and how a chapter of Project Mayhem was nearly set up at Brian's high school.

1hr 18mins

16 May 2019

Rank #17

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Junkfood Cinema: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Continuing their Summer of 88 series, Brian & Cargill take a little detour through Toon Town. Who Framed Roger Rabbit didn’t just change the game, it whacked the game on the head with an oversized Acme mallet. The guys discuss the watershed animation, the version of the movie that almost was, and some of the troubling cartoon characters that snuck their way into the movie.Smile, darn ya, smile! And share, darn ya, share!

1hr 11mins

30 May 2018

Rank #18

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Junkfood Cinema: Beetlejuice w/Chris Cox and Ian Butcher

It’s Showtime!This week, in an epic crossover event, Brian is joined in the afterlife waiting room by Chris Cox of OneOfUs.net and Ian Butcher of Double Toasted to discuss the Ghost with the Most: Beetlejuice.The guys venture outside reality to dissect the version of this classic that almost was; from Alyssa Milano to mutant squirrels. They also reflect on Burton’s golden age, venture oddly into Die Hard 2, and plot out the Wes Anderson remake Twee-tlejuice.Grab your handbooks, say the name of the podcast three times, and watch out for sand worms!Don’t forget to check out OneOfUs and Double Toasted

1hr 9mins

17 May 2018

Rank #19

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Junkfood Cinema: Animal House

Brian and Cargill pledge Delta as they shout their love for National Lampoon’s Animal House.These Blutos discuss the comedy, the legacy, and the perfect double feature of Animal House and Netflix’s A Futile and Stupid Gesture.Also discussed are steak theft, garbage buffets we love, and why the government investigated the most harmless song on this soundtrack.

1hr 21mins

12 Sep 2018

Rank #20