We're joined this week by The Obscure Gentlemen's very own James, whom you might also know from 12 For A Penny. He's with us this week to help us discuss the first movie that the Pokemon gang ever had an adventure in. What happens when you clone a powerful pocket monster and give him child bearing hips? Find out as we ask if Pokemon: The First Movie holds up!
Things get pretty this week as we're joined for our third week in a row by Yama from 12 For A Penny to discuss Zack Snyder's first comic book movie, 300. In this episode, it's all about buff dewds and how they make us feel. So listen up, boppers, because this week's show will make you wanna howl as you watch the ocean with all your best bros!
We're still spending time with Yama from the 12 For A Penny podcast this week, and this time we're going back to the 80s, where the future meant playing games on rollerskates and living in a wasteland. This week, we watched the cult classic, Solarbabies, which wound up being unlike anything most of us expected, except for Yama. So give it a listen as we determine whether or not this one holds up!
And we're back to our usual format of discussing one particular movie, and we've brought in a special guest to help get us back on track! This week we're joined by our good friend and co-host of the 12 For a Penny podcast, Yama! Aaron and Yama had specific memories of one particular scene from a movie and that's what brought us to discussing White Man's Burden, a story of an alternate timeline in which racial stereotypes are flipped and John Travolta kidnaps Harry Belefonte. So listen up, boppers, because this one's sure to be a doozy!
Alright boppers, you’ve waited a week or maybe you didn’t care at all, but here it is: the top half of our all time top 10 movies! What will our number 1 movies be? You’ll have to listen to find out!
This week we're changing things up, because instead of asking if a particular movie holds up, we're sharing what we each believe to be our top 10 favorite movies of all time! Will one of your favorites show up on our lists? There's only one way to find out boppers! So listen up and let us know what your top 10s are!
You like vikings? You like Antonio Banderas? You like adventure? If so, then this week's episode will be right up your alley, because all three of those things are present here! In the grand tradition of Sean Connery playing a Spaniard in Highlander and Kevin Costner playing and Englishman in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Antonio Banderas plays a man from the Middle East that finds himself travelling with a group of vikings in The 13th Warrior. Will this action/adventure romp hold up? There's only one way to find out boppers, so listen up!
This week we go full blown mid-nineties nostalgic and gear up to join the Tune Squad. That's right, boppers, we're going back to look at what happened behind the scenes during that period of time in which Michael Jordan played baseball to see the true life story of why he came back to basketball. So get ready, because this week we're asking if Space Jam holds up!
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!