I sometimes treat posting Bangers n' Mash episodes to this blog as an afterthought. I really shouldn't, as I know Film Thoughts is the primary way some fans listen to the show. My thought process was something like I didn't want to interrupt the flow of this month's Catch-Up reviews. Now, here we are, on the last day of November, and I haven't posted any Bangers n' Mash episodes.
So here's a two-fer. The first of the episode went up a week or so ago. As you'd expect, I'm still recycling my various Halloween 2014 reviews. JD and I delve into the mysteries and myriad eccentricities of the four "Phantasm" films.
The month's second episode, which went up just minutes ago, is about what I like to call Little Monsters movies. Those various horror films, usually from the eighties, about whole armies of diminutive creatures causing mischief and wrecking havoc. We start with the two "Gremlins" films, obviously the definitive examples of the subgenre, before moving on to the rip-offs and would-be successors: Critters, Ghoulies, Troll, so on and so forth. It's a bit of a messy episode but, considering how many movies we cover, I think it turned out all right.
Here's the part of the podcast post where I give you a general update on what's going with the blog. Remember that Director's Report Card I promised? It's well under way but obviously won't start going up until December. I hope to squeeze in some seasonal festive viewings, a few other Recent Watches reviews, and more podcast episodes. All of this before my year-end retrospective, which I still have to see a bunch of stuff for. As always, the end of the year is a hectic time for Film Thoughts. Rest assured, I'll be back soon with more stuff.