By FailurePiece Theater
Failurepiece TheaterJun 22, 2021
FailurePiece Theater ep 89: The Covenant (2006)
In a return to the show, raconteur and purveyor of 90s action schlock Renny Harlin is back with the most blatant backdoor CW pilot episode ever, The Covenant. Starring a murderer's row of early 2k male models, it's the Craft, but worse and with dudes. Listen in, won't you?
FailurePiece Theater ep 88 - Indiana Jones and the Summer Catch Up pt 2 (2023)
Hey there! Our in-depth heavy spoiler discussion of Dial of Destiny continues apace!
FailurePiece Theater ep 87 - Indiana Jones and the Summer Catch Up pt 1 (2023)
It's our annual summer catch up episode, wherein we discuss all the various media we've been consuming, and being our lengthy discussion of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Listen in!
FailurePiece Theater ep 86: You Should Have Left (2020)
It's House of Leaves meets Stir of Echoes, with some Bacon bits for flavoring. It's another Thriller romp from the mind of David Koepp, but is it worth your time? Listen and find out!
FailurePiece Theater ep 85: The Hole in the Ground (2019)
Guess what? The new Evil Dead movie is pretty good. Let's take a look at the film that got director Lee Cronin the job. Turns out it's pretty good, too!
FailurePiece Theater ep 84: The Hunt (2020)
It's Most Dangerous Game, but everyone involved is an idiot except for Betty Gilpin. Do you have any other requirements?
FailurePiece Theater ep 83: 65 (2023)
It's Adam Driver and dinosaurs. What else do you want out of a movie, really?
FailurePiece Theater ep 82: Doom (2005)
It's Doom, and, finally, video game adaptations into popular media can be considered art. Let's discuss!
FailurePiece Theather ep 81: Hellboy (2019)
We love Hellboy. But sometimes the things you love can make the pain worse. Listen in as we dissect one of the biggest superhero bombs in recent memory.
FailurePiece Theater ep 80: Skinamarink (2022)
A lo-fi horror classic or a slog through mediocrity? Let's talk about Skinamarink!
FailurePiece Theater ep 79: The Core (2003)
It's perhaps the most dunked-on film in a dunked-on genre. Is there any further joy to be mined from the foamy core of The Core? Let's find out!
FailurePiece Theater ep 78: Favorite Things 2022 (Movies)
It's time to talk about some movies that aren't failures--they're good! Like, unabashedly good!
FailurePiece Theater ep 77: Favorite Things 2022 (TV)
In which we run down some of our favorite TV shows of 2022. Listen in, won't you?
FailurePiece Theater ep 76: The Cell (2000)
A visually sumptuous exploration of a serial killer's mind from a visionary director who doesn't get enough recognition? Yes, please. And J-Lo is in it?
FailurePiece Theater ep 75: Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities (2022)
FailurePiece Theater Episode 74: Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power episodes 6-8 (2022)
That guy? Nope, not Sauron. He's just a regular dude. Nothing to see here.
FailurePiece Theater ep 73: Hellraiser (2022)
"We have such sights to show you." Sort of.
FailurePiece Theater ep 72: Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power episodes 1-5 (2022)
"One Show to Rule them All, and in the Darkness, Bore Them."
FailurePiece Theater ep 71: Day Shift (2022)
What if vampire hunters were just, like, regular folk? Folk who need money for braces and private school payments? What if they were Jamie Foxx? What if they were Snoop Dogg? Why am I asking so many questions? Because after watching this movie, you'll have more questions than answers. Listen in to find out which ones!
FailurePiece Theater Ep 70 - Last Shift (2014)
In a "we're REAL horror fans" move, this week we discuss 2014's Last Shift--an indie bottle movie set in a real, honest-to-goodness abandoned police station. Cults, hazmat suits, and daddy issues abound, but does it work? Listen in and find out!
FailurePiece Theater ep 69: The Gray Man (2022)
Is it called "The Gray Man" because it was designed to be this dull and lifeless? Or is some spy stuff or something? Listen in as we try to figure it out!
FailurePiece Theater ep 68: Wish Upon (2017)
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR...you might be forced to watch a bad movie about wishes or something. Just sayin'.
FailurePiece Theater ep 67: The Grudge (2020)
Oh no! We've been grudged!
FailurePiece Theater Ep 66: Summer Catch Up
We're back, after ONE of us took a lovely vacation through the wonders of the natural world. We're catching up on what we've watched and enjoyed the first half of the year, so join us as we move through our watchlists by streaming service!
FailurePiece Theater ep 65: Mandy (2018)
Nic Cage is great. Mandy is great. Listen and find out why!
FailurePiece Theater ep64: Old (2021)
It's the most recent release from one of Hollywood's most prolific and inscrutable directors. A Twilight Zone episode masquerading as a feature film, is Old still worth your time? Listen in and find out!
FailurePiece Theater ep63: Moonfall (2022)
The moon is...falling? Oh, Roland Emmerich.
FailurePiece Theater Episode 62: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Listen in this week as we discuss an overlooked low-budget horror film from Andre Ovredal. Autopsy! Mystery! Emile Hirsch!
FailurePiece Theater ep 61 - Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
On the cusp of the onrushing Raimi-volution, the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Raimi-verse, we thought it might be a good idea to look back at one of iconic director Sam Raimi's strangest projects-the James Franco-fied Oz the Great and Powerful. Join us as we try to figure out if Sam Raimi has ever, actually, made a bad movie.
FailurePiece Theater ep 60: The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Did you know Vin Diesel makes movies other than the Fast and Furious kind? It's true! Listen in to see if One of the D's in D&D stands for Diesel, and most importantly, if The Last Witch Hunter is all about family.
FailurePiece Theater ep 59: Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Live action anime remakes are typically...uh...not good. Does Ghost in the Shell featuring ScarJo and friends buck the trend? Listen in and find out!
FailurePiece Theater ep 58: Alien 3 (1992)
It's one of the worst examples of studio interference and mismanagement ever. It's the first studio film from one of Hollywood's most acclaimed directors. It's Alien 3, but is it a failurepiece? Listen in and find out!
FailurePiece Theater ep 57: Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions (1995)
Scott Bakula? Check. Genre hybrid combining magic, mystery, and demons? Check. One of the greatest unknown films of 90s horror cinema? Maybe. Listen in and find out!
FailurePiece Theater ep 56: The Mangler (1995)
In 1995, Tobe Hooper made a Stephen King adaptation called "The Mangler." This was widely regarded as a "bad move." But, what if it wasn't? Listen in and find out!
FailurePiece Theater ep 55: New Year Catch-up (Matrix Resurrections, Free Guy, Don't Look Up)
Matrix Resu-reboot: 0:00 - 49:40
Free Guy: 50:00 - 1:11:44
Don't Look Up 1:11:45 - end
FailurePiece Theater ep 54: The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
It's time to discuss some overblown action a la Renny Harlin--the Geena Davis vehicle The Long Kiss Goodnight. It's a Shane Black back of the desk drawer special with all the excess one would expect in the Bruckheimer-fueled world of 90s Hollywood blockbusters. It's a wild ride full of spies, lies, and threats involving children(ies?). Join in as we break down this notoriously overwrought remnant of the 80s action mold.
FailurePiece Theater ep 53: The Gate (1987)
FailurePiece Theater ep 52: Power Rangers (2017)
FailurePiece Theater ep 51: The Empty Man (2020)
We are back this week with a horror movie you've never heard of, buried by the studio after years of production problems and clashes with the director. Summarily dropped into theaters mid-pandemic, The Empty Man is a cult classic in the making, so come along as we break down where this movie goes wrong, but also goes very, very right.
FailurePiece Theater ep 50: Doctor Sleep (2019)
It's the big 5-0 as we hold court for the mighty mister Flanagan once more--this time for his vastly overlooked Doctor Sleep. It's another King adaptation widely considered impossible, but he handles it with a deft hand and may have crafted a worthy, but wildly different, follow-up to a Kubrickian classic. Come find out if the world needs to wake up to this one!
FailurePiece Theater ep 49: Midnight Mass (2021)
FailurePiece Theater ep 48: Malignant (2021)
Wanna see what happens when you give a horror fan/director a budget and seemingly no restrictions? Then dig into Malignant with us this week!
FailurePiece Theater ep 47: Suicide Squad (2016)
It's Suicide Squad (the old one). There's really nothing else to say, I guess?
FailurePiece Theater ep 46: Fear Street pt 3: 1666 (2021)
We are back, and this week it's the delve into the final swan song of the Fear Street Trilogy-1666. It's not great, but maybe this is what we can expect from the next era of horror-so beholden to its predecessors that it struggles to do much new. But if it works, is that all bad?
FailurePiece Theater ep 45: Fear Street pt 2: 1978 (2021)
It's another deep dive into RL Stine's Fear Street-iverse--this time into the warm and totally safe Camp Nightwing circa 1978. I'm no Dean Martin, but it's beginning to look a lot like Friday the 13th up in here, and not the good ones. Let's dig deep and see just how we feel about the surprisingly okay middle chapter of the Fear Street trilogy.
FailurePiece Theater ep 44: Fear Street pt 1: 1994 (2021)
We are back with a run down of the first in a trilogy of RL Stine-inspired slasher flicks releasing over three weeks on our good pal Netflix's digital marquee. Come along with us as we discuss whether or not a thing "homage-ing" this hard can inspire the same kind of love as the original things it's homage-ing (uh, it can't).
FailurePiece Theater ep 43: Crimson Peak (2015)
This week it's all about Guillermo as we tour the dilapidated mansion of Crimson Peak-a rare box office misfire from one of cinema's most passionate directors. Try not to get red mud on your feet, but the tour is definitely worth your time. Listen in, won't you?
FailurePiece Theater ep 42: Woman in the Window (2021)
...And we're back with another trip into Netflix country--this time to visit a friend who just can't stop looking out the window. It's another casualty of the Disney/Fox merger--a very well cast but incredibly dull Rear Window knock-off that can't decide if it wants to thrill or befuddle. Join us to find out why!
FailurePiece Theater ep 41: Army of the Dead (2021)
This week we break into the super-secret, zombie-filled vault in Zack Snyder's heart--Army of the Dead. A surprisingly well-received action-horror flick picked up by Netflix after Warner Bros. dropped it like a blood-covered potato, it should rock our world, but...doesn't. Listen in to find out why!
FailurePiece Theater ep 40: Things Heard and Seen (2021)
This week it's a dip into Netflix's Things Heard and Seen, a quiet sorta "literary horror" exercise that has lots of good ideas, but maybe gets lost in the countryside trying to make them work. It's a fun discussion as we discuss Amanda Seyfried's wide-eyed gazes into various corners, mysterious sparkles that lead to treasure, and Ghoooooooooosts.