The final episode of this podcast series celebrates Halloween with a lengthy discussion about the history of the horror genre. We also take a few minutes and discuss Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and the newly announced Star Wars: Episode 7.
This episode is dedicated entirely to the blockbuster horror film of the year, “Sinister.” The Completely Overrated crew weighs in on whether or not the film is a successful addition to the horror genre, or one of those flops you only see once and never think about again. Will this be the staple for your future Halloween movie marathons? Find out now!
This episode focuses on the much maligned Stephen King television movie “The Langoliers.” The Langoliers was adapted for a two-part TV movie in 1995. The TV movie starred Kate Maberly, Kimber Riddle, Patricia Wettig, Mark Lindsay Chapman, Frankie Faison, Baxter Harris, Dean Stockwell, David Morse, Christopher Collet and Bronson Pinchot.
We kick off our month of terror with a look at a pre-theatrical release of a film titled V/H/S, the newest addition to the found footage genre (I.E. Paranormal Activity, The Blair Witch Project). This film features five miniature films directed by five separate production teams bookended by a sixth piece that attempts to weave all five short films together. Most of the films are at least moderately successful in their contributions to the genre, though none of them achieve that particular level of perfection we’ve come to expect. Check out this podcast and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to check out the movie!
The gang at Completely Overrated reflects on the classic family film “The Goonies” and Jameson argues that, while the film may hold a special place in the hearts of those who grew up watching it, the film is only mildly entertaining to adult newcomers. Needless to say, a great debate ensues.
In commemoration of the passing of a fine and very talented Hollywood performer, Michael Clarke Duncan, we decided to discuss what is arguably his most memorable film: “The Green Mile,” based on the outstanding novel by Stephen King. In addition to discussing “The Green Mile” and the passing of Mr. Duncan, we delve into some of Stephen King’s other film adaptations and why they are not as highly regarded as “The Green Mile.” This episode also introduces two new members to the completely overrated family, Mike and Eric, who will be hosting a separate podcast series that will be available at http://www.completelyoverrated.com as well as on iTunes. And for the cereal junkies out there, we also share where you can find the ever illusive Rice Krispies Treats cereal. That’s right, the ones in the purple box. As always, please remember to give us a review in iTunes and share us with your friends.