In this episode:
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.
Our predictions: Will it hold up?
– We go off to Tangent City early this episode to discuss the rise and fall of spoof movies.
-We talk about fast zombies versus slow zombies.
-We talk about 1978’s Dawn of the Dead. (ALOT)
-“8 Miles.” – Ryan (The lesser known sequel to Eminem’s film “8 Mile.”)
-Ryan fits another “Scary Barry” joke in there.
-Ashley is trying to remember the MTV produced Othello movie. It was called “O” and starred Julia Stiles and Mekhi Phifer. Ryan gets it confused with Carmen: A Hip Hopera which he also starred in with Beyonce.
-Apparently James Gunn wrote this.
-The opening credit scene of this movie reminded us of 2020…obviously exaggerated.
-We discuss what makes a good zombie apocolypse mall.
-We question the passage of time in this film.
-We discuss how some people are good at adjusting to a stressful event, while others aren’t. (Clearly shown in 2020, amirite?)
-We talk about the larger cast in this remake and how its purpose is for a high body count.
-Spoiler Alert for anyone that hasn’t seen the originial Dawn of the Dead. (Seriously watch it already!)
-The larger cast did make it quite easy to pick a winner for the Cagey award.
– We apologize for the last quarter of the podcast in the background you can hear barking. It wasn’t Rupert or Quinn, but our annoying neighbor dogs.
-We dicuss our halloween costumes as kids and even read some answers we got on Instagram!
-We also talk about trying to Trick or Treat in cold weather states.
Ryan: The “Cagey”– Kim Poirier ( Monica)
The “Hanxy”– Michael Kelly (CJ)
Ashley: The “Cagey” – Lindy Booth (Nicole)
The “Hanxy”– Sarah Polley (Ana)
Does it hold up?
Ashley: Also yes!
Facts about 2004:
- This movie was released on March 19th 2004.
- American Idol
- Desperate Housewives
- Hit Songs:
- “Yeah.” Usher ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris
- “Hey Ya” Outkast
- “I Like The Way You Move” Outkast ft Sleepy Brown
- Hit Movies:
- Shrek 2
- Spider-Man 2
- The Passion of the Christ
- Where you can stream it:
- Rent/Buy on various streaming services.
- Fubo (with subscription), SYFY, Peacock
- Movie streaming info from reelgood.com
- Facts from https://pop-culture.us
- Music Clips in episode: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Fanas/Or_Up_We_Fall