This week, we go back to a classic from that other buff action star that isn't Arnold Schwarzenegger. I'm talking about Sylvester Stallone and that hero he played named John. Because this week, we watched First Blood. The story of John the Vietnam War veteran and the small town sheriffs that made his visit miserable. John finds himself trying to survive both physically and mentally. Does John's story hold up? Listen and find out, boppers!
The new year has begun and with it we return for a brand new episode! Now that everyone is well rested from our holiday party two weeks ago, we decided now's as good a time as any to take a look at what is largely considered a comedy classic: Caddyshack!
The holiday is upon us, and so we've decided to spend the time Home Alone! Watching Home Alone that is! Meanwhile, Aaron and Travis keep the party they started last week going with some disastrous results as one falls flat on his face and the other starts to vomit. Things go off the rails in a way that just screams Plain Zero holiday special. So here it is, the last new episode of the year! We'll see you again in 2018, boppers! And thanks, for joining us for our shenanigans every week!
Christmas continues to barrel towards us like a freight train without breaks, and as we brace for the inevitable impact, we take a moment to look at another holiday disaster, namely, what happens when you give someone a Christmas gift that has rules: Gremlins. And since one holiday deserves another, Aaron and Travis toast each other and decide to party up in here with some alcohol.
This week, we try to end Christmas. And this movie definitely causes some of our disdain as it helps to take us out of the spirit. This week, we're asking if Ron Howard's attempt to bring Jim Carrey's portrayal of the Grinch to life holds up!
We're officially into the month of December, which means we're officially into the Christmas season. And that can only mean one thing, and no, it's not another month of Pauly Shore movies, it's a month of Christmas movies. Starting things off this year with that movie with the Home Improvement guy: Tim Allen. This week, we're asking if The Santa Clause holds up!
This week finds us in that weird in between time of after Thanksgiving but before December, so we decided to watch a movie that we weren't really sure if it was a Christmas movie: Toys. That's right, we're actually asking if that movie that stars Robin Williams and LL Cool J holds up.
The week of Thanksgiving is upon, so it's time to be thankful for fedoras and whips. It's probably also time to be thankful that no one really eats the dishes that are being eaten during the big dinner seen in this week's movie: Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom!
Looking for a good way to bridge Halloween to Thanksgiving? Well, we got the episode for you, because this week, we watched Addams Family Values. It's a movie that takes place during the summer, but features a Thanksgiving play and a family that's creepy and cooky! So, listen up, boppers, because we're diving right into this sequel to see if it holds up!
This week we find ourselves tackling a movie picked by the latest winner (@SirEviscerate) of the Obscure For a Penny Zero twitter tournament: Bubba Ho-Tep. The tail of a man that might be Elvis living in a nursing home and being forced to do battle with an ancient mummy. So, join us as we ask whether this cult classic holds up!
The Halloween is close at hand, which means our spook-tacular month is coming to a close. And we decided to end it all with a bang, because this week, we watched a movie featuring what is considered the definitive werewolf transformations. The Dr. Pepper guy and Johnny Dangerously's brother get well acquainted with some of England's more exotic wild life in An American Werewolf In London!
Halloween horror month continues here at Plain Zero as we are discussing James Gunn's feature film directorial debut: Slither! Marvel as we talk about the combined powers of Gunn, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, and Nathan Fillion. So be sure to keep plenty of Mr. Pibb stocked up and keep all slugs out of your mouth, 'cause this one's gonna be a doozy, boppers!
This week, we're running it back and spending more time Texas, because this week we're doubling down and watching the divisive sequel: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. The tones have changed as we now are given a dark comedy gorefest. Will this movie hold up? Could have ever held up? There's only one way to find out!
This week, our month of spooky fun continues as we get all up in the guts of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. We dive right into the classic that is sure to make you feel hot, sweaty, and dirty and all by getting into your head. Also, we're joined by Travis' brother, Sean.
It's October once again, which means another trip into the macabre. This week, we kick things off with a tale of vengeance and the price that comes with it: Pumpkinhead. Basically, the moral is to never be involved in or know someone involved in the accidental death of Lance Henriksen's son.
This episode asks a very difficult question. How can you ask if what is considered one of the worst movies ever made holds up? That was just the mission we set out on this week, when we were tasked with watching The Room. Our friend Lisa was tearing us apart when she asked us to watch this. So get on your best tuxedos to throw around the football, boppers, because we got a doozy of an episode in store for you!
It feels like this is a lesson we can't learn enough: never re-watch the movies from your childhood that you loved. It was Aaron's turn to learn this lesson once again as he decided that we should watch Blank Check. So buckle up, boppers, as we discuss a movie filled with adults having inappropriate relationships with a child!
This week's episode is a truly special one! Superbad first graced out theater screens in August, ten years ago. So we decided to take a trip back in time to watch the movie that is the ultimate epitome of Aaron and Shred's high school experience. But not only will we be asking if this movie holds up, but we'll also have to ask if it's woke.
This week we're joined once again by friend of the show, James from 12 For A Penny & The Obscure Gentlemen, as he has picked for us to watch one of his all time favorite movies ever: Spider-man 3. He loved it so much when it first came out, but hadn't revisited it in a very long time and decided that he would like to give it the old PZ treatment to find out if the movie he considers to be a modern classic holds up!
Sometimes, an occasion calls for a slight breaking of the rules. And the what would be a comic book legend's 100th birthday is one of those occasions. We're approaching Jack Kirby's 100th birthday, and we decided to honor the man by watching the movie based on one of his most iconic creations: Captain America: The First Avenger! So sit back and strap in boppers, because we're going back to the 1940s to see if this Nazi punching adventure holds up!