On the latest edition of Go Home in a Box, Chris and Joel are saddened by the downfall of everyone's favorite toy store. As they reflect on their memories of board games and McFarlane sports figures, they collect themselves just in time to discuss 1988's CHILD'S PLAY and the forgotten Wes Craven flick from 1986, DEADLY FRIEND. It's cussing killer dolls and basketball killshots! Then the guys rundown the latest retro releases on blu-ray for the week of 3/20.
Best Picture Oscar winner THE SHAPE OF WATER is the inspiration for this edition of Go Home in a Box. Join hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma as they go deep into discussion with CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) and EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990). There is more lurking under the surface of these two films and Chris and Joel fish deep to uncover all. From there, the guys get into new retro releases coming to blu-ray the week of 3/6/18. The list includes a re-release of BIG, THE DARK CRYSTAL and a Steelbook release of the original DEATH WISH that leads into one of Joel's finer moments.
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On this edition of Go Home in a Box, hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma continue to cull inspiration from Oscar contenders by taking the film LADY BIRD and comparing with past coming-of-age films like the 1980 Scottish film GREGORY'S GIRL and the 1991 benchmark film BOYZ N THE HOOD. There couldn't be two vastly different movies that contain the same theme. After the conversation, the guys rundown the new retro releases coming to blu-ray on 2/27.
On this edition of Go Home in a Box, your hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma run down the Oscar Best Picture nominees and then pull one of them out of the mix in order to analyze movies with a similar theme. That Best Picture nominee is GET OUT and its paranoia horror aspect leading in to a discussion of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978) and SHIVERS (1975), which was David Cronenberg's feature debut. Then stay tuned as they rattle off the plethora of new retro releases coming to blu-ray the week of 2/13.
On this edition of Go Home in a Box, hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma have their version of a huge comic book crossover event when they team up with a Place To Be Nation stalwart in TIM CAPEL, one-half of the WCW Survey Says podcast crew. Tim is a noted Captain America fan and he joins the discussion of the much-maligned 1990 Captain America film. Then the guys breakdown another film involving a popular Marvel character when they discuss The Punisher, the 1989 version that stars Dolph Lundgren. Yes, believe it or not, there was a time when Marvel film adaptations were not so successful. But are they really so bad?
For this edition of Go Home in a Box, it's best to stay warm because hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma are taking you out into the cold cruel winter air when they discuss indie horror flick WENDIGO (2001) and then go down a familiar road with Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING (1980). Listen in as the guys break down these two films that chill to the bone. But first, there are new retro releases this week (1/16) that include titles such as The Taking of Beverly Hills, The Amicus Collection and several Studio Ghibli films. Then after all the movie talk, Joel has a hot take on novels vs their film adaptations.
Go Home in a Box is back for 2018! On this episode, Chris Jordan & Joel La Puma step off the beaten path of film directors to discuss two men who are better known in cult circles. First, it's Donald G. Jackson and his film "Hell Comes to Frogtown" from 1988, which stars the late Roddy Piper in a post-apocalyptic landscape where he happens to be the most fertile man alive who has to contend with a community of mutant amphibians. Then in the second half, the guys step into the realm of martial arts films with "the Godfather of Hong Kong cinema", Chang Cheh and his film "Duel of the Iron Fist" from 1971. There are new retro releases on blu-ray and DVD this week, including a re-released Jurassic Park collection. Finally, the guys end the show on a rant about movie spoilers across the internet. What's the big deal??
On the latest edition of Go Home in a Box, killer bees invade the U.S. and wreak havoc in THE BEES from 1978. Then lab rats are accidentally exposed to a growth serum creating....you guessed it...giant killer rats in GNAW: FOOD OF THE GODS II. Your hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma discuss these two turkeys at length, having some fun in the process. But first, they discuss the new retro releases on blu-ray/dvd for the week of 11/28. After all the movie talk, the guys take a few moments to rant on "movie snobbery", as they seek to enlighten the masses on taking a chance on a movie you may not normally check out.
On this edition of Go Home in a Box, your hosts Chris Jordan and Joel LaPuma take off into the stratosphere as they dissect, analyze and just plain ol' have fun talking about a pair of memorable 80's sci-fi flicks. FLASH GORDON and THE LAST STARFIGHTER take the spotlight on this show. But first, the guys run down the most recent retro releases on blu-ray/dvd. After all of that, the guys close the show with a rant about movie fans letting the Tomatometer ruin their fun.
On this very special edition of Go Home in a Box, your hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma talk to the founding father of one of the east coast's foremost film festival. Chris Alo of the Hudson Horror Show joins the guys to talk about the day-long festivities that take place on December 16th at the Empire South Hills 8 in Poughkeepsie, NY. They will have screenings of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Blacula, Savage Streets, The Boogens and Prison (as well as a mystery movie), all in the form that they were always intended them to be screened: 35mm! Chris, Joel and Chris will also be discussing each film lined up. But first, Chris & Joel get into the week's new retro releases on blu-ray/dvd (11/7 release date) with such high cinema as Darkman II and III.
On this edition of Go Home in a Box, Chris & Joel break down the 1960 Euro-horror classic "Black Sunday" from influential Italian director Mario Bava. Then they follow that up with analysis of a more recent film, 2015's "The Witch". Find out how the guys rate each film and whether they recommend them for viewing. Plus, a recap of the week's new retro releases on blu-ray/dvd (for release day 10/31), and another round of Stump Joel, where Chris once again attempts to, uh...stump Joel. Possibly with movie trivia!
On this edition of Go Home in a Box, Chris & Joel put a spotlight on Happy Death Day, the #1 box office sci-fi/horror film that may be of interest to you comic book nerds, because it was written by Scott Lobdell! Then they go back in time just a bit to the 90s for discussion of John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness. First things first, however, as they have a slew of new releases on blu-ray/dvd including Spider-Man: Homecoming, War of the Planet of the Apes and the 80s cult favorite Rolling Vengeance. When all is said and done, Joel stands tall for another round of Stump Joel movie trivia.
Fall is in the air at Go Home in a Box, and Chris and Joel have selected a couple of films that fit the seasonal mood, pumpkin spice and all! But first, the guys run down the new releases on blu-ray/dvd the last couple of weeks, including Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Baby Driver and of course, the usual retro releases new to shelves. Deep discussion of the films Pumpkinhead and Scarecrows is on tap, as the guys dissect and analyze both films. Then finally, we get another round of Stump Joel, as Chris attempts to confuse Joel with movie trivia.
On the latest episode of Go Home in a Box, things change up just a little bit. Chris & Joel still kick things off with the latest retro releases on blu-ray and dvd, while adding a couple of newer releases in there (the latest Transformers flick included). Stump Joel also sticks around, as Chris attempts to test Joel's movie knowledge with trivia questions about non-franchise slasher films. The real change comes when the guys talk about *gasp* A NEW MOVIE. Discussion of Stephen King's IT is on tap as Chris and Joel dissect and analyse the newest film in the horror realm and offer up their opinion. In the second half of the show, they have a mystery movie to discuss. What is it? No spoilers here. You have to listen to find out.
On the latest edition of Go Home in a Box, Chris and Joel are joined once again by Roxie, because this show needed a shot of estrogen! She provides some excellent insight as the gang discuss some of the stranger musical films that have bludgeoned the senses. Colorful and madcap and totally off-kilter, movies like Little Shop of Horrors, The Apple and of course, the king of oddball song and dance films, The Rocky Horror Picture Show are discussed and dissected.