The Movie Jerks

The Movie Jerks

Have you ever seen a movie so bad that you decide you had to show all your friends and loved ones so they can experience the same negative experience that you have suffered through. Comedians JP Fournier and Shawn Gramiak have taken sharing cinematic nasties to a whole new level. Each week they and their guest choose a movie for the other to watch, exploring the dark, scary, confusing, and sometimes pathetic world of bad movies. They are The Movie Jerks.

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September 19, 2021 56 min

We reunite with our beloved comic friend Winston Herbert and dive into the ever adapting subgenre of Body Swapping movies. Our Mystery Movie pick this time might have been one of the more disappointing films.

 

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This episode was pre-recorded back in June 2021.  We join up once again with our Genre/Sub-genre expert, author Christopher Vander Kaay and discuss movies that present abandoned cities. 

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In this episode, Liam Leroux is back. He's got a new book out in the market "The Jesus Project" https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Problem-Liam-LeRoux/dp/1006800492. So in honor of the title of his book, we chose to do another "Mystery Movie" episode, this time focusing on religious films. Will we see a faith film, an atheist films, or an Ernest P Worrell film? 

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In this episode, the Jerks (JP Fournier and Shawn Gramiak) reach out to our genre/subgenre expert author Chris Vander Kaay to talk about films that mix live action actors with cartoon characters, like "Space Jam" and also "Space Jam: A New Legacy"). Chris' works can be found: (https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Vander-Kaay/e/B00MHS11VK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share_) 

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In this week episode we chat with our good friend, comedian Howie Miller about Indigenous films we believe deserve more attention.?

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July 11, 2021 68 min

We bring on an old comic pal, David Hughes  to join us on Zoom to watch "Host" a movie about a seance performed on Zoom.  It's a double Zoomy episode. A Zoom within a Zoom? 

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In this episode we study our home provinces and states and examine how films represent our locals. Get ready to see how the rest of the world sees Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Florida thanks to the art of films. Author Chris Vander Kaay joins in our explorations. 

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In this episodes with talk with comedian, Jason Rouse, (https://linktr.ee/jasonrouse666) about his part in the up coming exploitation thrill ride "Spare Parts" available for purchase June 1st, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Spare-Parts-Blu-ray-Julian-Richings/dp/B08YML2VDT/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=spare+parts&qid=1622154996&sr=8-5. We chat about his career, details about the film, and ch...

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In this episode we, The Movie Jerks, chat with an old friend, author, and comedian, Dawn Dumont about her books as well as two movies titled "Vamps". If we were on our game, we could have released this on Mother's Day, as Dawn chats with us while we hear her son and friend having fun in the background. Oh well. Let's just pretend we, The Movie Jerks, were perceptive for once. 

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In this episode, author Chris Vander Kaay, joins us as we look at old, new, and odd movie Trailers. We discuss how movie trailers have changed throughout the years, what we like and dislike, and reflect on some iconic movie trailers.?

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We join up with acclaimed chef, David Husereau to look at famous and not so famous cooking scenes in films then get his professional opinion on the authenticity of the scenes. An episode to get your appetite working overtime.  

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It this episode, Chris Vander Kaay joins the Movie Jerks to explore films with protagonist's live changing completely from the events from one day. We chat about multiple versions of this sub-subgenre, along with the benefits through story boarding, budget, and locations from keeping the story within a day's timeline. 

 

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We bring on puppets collector/actor Matt Alden ("Tiny Plastic Men") to chat about puppetry in movies. We watch a collection of puppet scenes and discuss if they work or not. Audio podcast out today, video coming soon. 

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In this episode, the Movie Jerks (JP Fournier and Shawn Gramiak) join up with author Christopher Vander Kaay and look at films showing stories in real time. We explore multiple titles, different reasons for this style, and the strength and weaknesses of these methods of showing a story in real time.  (https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Vander-Kaay/e/B00MHS11VK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share)

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In this episode, The Movie Jerks are joined by director Galen W.E. Pendleton ("Truckstop Bloodsuckers" and "Nightmare Island: The Legend of Hookface"https://www.youtube.com/user/WimpyBoyProductions)  take a look at mixed scenes from a variety of Horror Comedies. The episode does contain some visual humor and a video edit of the podcast will be released on a later date, but for now, here's the audio version. 

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, we dive into the topic of romantic film... in horror movies. Author Chris Vander Kaay ("Life After Death" https://www.amazon.ca/Life-After-Death-Chris-Vander-ebook/dp/B08HHT6RQF) joins The Movie Jerks once again to take a look at love stories in scary films. 

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January 20, 2021 51 min

With our first episode of 2021, The Movie Jerks chat with the multitalented Tristan Risk ("American Mary",  "The Editor" and "Aliens Ate My Homework") http://www.caravanofcuriosities.com about her upcoming projects, her past films, her connections in the world of body modifications and so much more. Check out her short film "Parlour Tricks" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDcHm_ezslM.

 

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In this episode, we are united again with Danny Fournier (Oddballproductions.ca) in our yearly Christmas episode. This time we are tackling the subject of Santa Claus being portrayed as a hero/superhero in films. We start off with this year's newest Santa Claus flick "Fatman" with Mel Gibson, then breakdown the Santa films where Santa literally saves the day. 

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For this year's Hallmark Christmas movie review we invited James Ross on the show, but not informing him he would be watching a Hallmark Christmas film. HIs enthusiasm when finding out was certainly higher than our shared opinion of the film. We watched "Double Holliday" and here's the episode to prove it. 

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In this episode, The Movie Jerks are joined once again by last year's Fire log episode guests, Christine Lesiak and Ian Walker (The "For Science" Duo). This time, instead of sitting by a fireplace, we look at famous Christmas Commercials, old and new. From simple to the point short adds to the big budget cinematic epics, we take on all kinds. Join us in this unorthodox episode that is perfect for the season. 

 

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