One year after tackling the original, a very drunk Cooper and Nolan are keeping their Christmas promise by covering SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2!
Since the first movie did a perfect job of setting up a sequel, the guys went in with high expectations. And thanks to the 12 Beers of Christmas from Whitewater Brewing Company, they also went in with extremely high blood alcohol levels.
The results were a lot like the grown up version of main character Ricky - an angry, sloppy mess. After the longest beer talk in the history of this podcast, the guys weigh in on topics like movie theatre etiquette, acceptable explosion sizes, and how much recycled footage is too much. Not to mention their attempt to figure out what Nolan hates more - the Catholic Church or guys named Chip.
It's a wild ride, so grab a beer (or 12) and strap yourself in; much like Christmas, an episode like this only comes once a year!
More episodes from "Bad Movies & Beer"
Episode 50 - Top Gun (1986)
52:58Cooper and Nolan are taking a ride into the danger zone this week with Tom Cruise's 80s classic TOP GUN! It's another controversial choice for this podcast - one that began as a desire to find a BIG movie for the 50th episode, and one that ends with Cooper offering to let the estate of director Tony Scott kick him in the balls. Along the way the guys argue over topics like whether there's more to the Maverick/Iceman relationship than meets the eye, if Kelly McGillis was the right choice for the role of Charlie, and the possibility that this whole thing is just propaganda to get people to join the Navy. Just like playing beach volleyball in jeans, things heat up quickly in this one, so prepare for takeoff; this episode (featuring a beer from Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co.) will definitely test the rules of engagement!
Episode 49 - Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)
59:32One year after tackling the original, a very drunk Cooper and Nolan are keeping their Christmas promise by covering SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2! Since the first movie did a perfect job of setting up a sequel, the guys went in with high expectations. And thanks to the 12 Beers of Christmas from Whitewater Brewing Company, they also went in with extremely high blood alcohol levels. The results were a lot like the grown up version of main character Ricky - an angry, sloppy mess. After the longest beer talk in the history of this podcast, the guys weigh in on topics like movie theatre etiquette, acceptable explosion sizes, and how much recycled footage is too much. Not to mention their attempt to figure out what Nolan hates more - the Catholic Church or guys named Chip. It's a wild ride, so grab a beer (or 12) and strap yourself in; much like Christmas, an episode like this only comes once a year!
Episode 48 - Double Impact (1991)
45:24Cooper and Nolan are doubling down on action this week, with the unforgettable DOUBLE IMPACT! In addition to pushing the limits of early 90s green screen technology, this movie also pushed the limits of Jean-Claude Van Damme's acting ability by having him play not one but TWO characters... who both speak with a Belgian-French accent and know karate. Is there a limit to how far this movie can stretch its ridiculous premise? And speaking of stretches, does JCVD (either of them) find an excuse to work in his trademark splits? The answer won't surprise you! Get ready to feel the impact; this episode (featuring a beer from the Brock Street Brewing Company) brings new meaning to the phrase "twinning".
Episode 47 - Rhinestone (1984)
47:10Better polish your spurs, because this week Cooper and Nolan are putting the boots to RHINESTONE - the legendary country comedy flop starring Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton. It's a pairing that raises more questions than answers, and the guys have plenty of questions of their own. Is there such a thing as an Italian perv? Do all men automatically want to see strange genitalia? And is anyone in this movie NOT a stereotype? No matter the answer, this episode (featuring a beer from Big Rock Brewery) is guaranteed to be a rip roarin' good time. Just watch out for Drinkenstein!
Episode 46 - Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)
47:02Cooper and Nolan were feeling froggy this week, so they decided to jump into legendary 80s B-movie HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN! With a plot straight out of a porno movie and professional wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper battling giant mutant frogs in the lead role, this might be the least controversial movie choice in the history of this podcast. But even though it sounds (and looks, and feels) ridiculous, could there be a powerful message lurking beneath the surface? Maybe! Or maybe the guys just got drunkenly caught up in all the bizarre action, comedy, and... let's say romance... that this one has to offer. Either way, you'd better buckle your chastity belt, because this episode (featuring a beer from Sonnen Hill Brewing), is one hell of a good time.
Episode 45 - Event Horizon (1997)
53:15This week Cooper and Nolan open the gateway to infinite space (and infinite terror) with EVENT HORIZON! Originally pitched as the Shining but in space, This movie went on to become a beloved cult favorite despite absolutely bombing at the box office. Did it deserve better? That's what the guys try to figure out as they make their way through gore, jump scares, and an all-time creepy performance by Sam Neill (or is it Bill Paxton?). They've also got a perfect beer connection from Halo Brewery, so don't be scared - where this episode is going, you won't need ears to hear.
Episode 44 - Game of Death (1978)
56:03It's a fight to the finish this week, as Cooper and Nolan attempt to survive the GAME OF DEATH! What do you get when you take 11 minutes of Bruce Lee footage and try to stretch it into a full-length movie? A whole lot of smoke, mirrors, and laughable editing, not to mention the definitive example of Brucesploitation. At least the guys have a great beer connection from Rouge River Brewing Company, but will that (along with an unforgettable fight scene involving Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) be enough to make up for the many MANY unforgivable parts of this movie? There's only one way to find out... break out your best yellow track suit and take a listen!
Episode 43 - Sweet November (2001)
49:23Things are getting emotional this week by special request, as Cooper and Nolan spend some time with SWEET NOVEMBER. Hated by critics, loved by fans (at least according to Rotten Tomatoes), this movie is basically a metaphor for Keanu Reeves' entire career. But will his unique charisma and... let's say "interesting" choices be enough to win the guys over? The answer may surprise you, especially after sitting through a truly insane ad pitch, Keanu Reeves singing (!), and a tearjerker ending you can see coming a mile away. Better get the tissues ready; this episode (featuring a beer from 5 Paddles Brewing Company) is one that you won't want to say goodbye to.
Episode 42 - Batman & Robin (1997)
55:30Cooper and Nolan are turning on the bad signal this week for the movie that almost killed DC's greatest franchise once and for all - BATMAN & ROBIN! Glow in the dark Batmobiles, never-before-mentioned characters, anatomically correct Batsuits... with all of the bad decisions that went into this one it's no wonder the guys spend most of the episode playing games like: -F Marry Kill -Who Acted it Worse? -Movie Faceoff (aka "What would you rather watch than this?") All while trying to deal with some of the cringiest dialogue you'll ever hear! Better suit up; unlike that time George Clooney got offered the role of Batman, this episode (featuring a beer from Willibald Farm Distillery & Brewery) is one you won't regret saying yes to.
Episode 41 - Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
47:27Cooper and Nolan are celebrating Halloween a few days early this year with FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III! It's the first appearance of Jason in his iconic hockey mask, and also the first appearance of the THIRD DIMENSION! That's right, thanks to the magic of 3D the terror is practically jumping off the screen, and the guys are making their own magic by taking a drink everytime there's a gratuitous 3D shot. (Spoiler alert: There are LOTS) It's an episode full of mismatched friends, poor decisions, and potential genitalia nicknames (the yo-yo, anyone?). And thanks to the fine folks at Orange Snail Brewers, it also features what might be the best beer pairing ever. Time to face your fears; this special Halloween episode is one you won't want to run from.