October has arrived. The month of creepy-crawlies, ghoulies, and gewgaws. Soon, pumpkins will line the streets and high fructose candies will line our stomachs. Needless to say, this is the Boom Operator and I's favorite time of year, and we started off right with a review of campy horror-comedy Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. Our verdict: good, harmless fun. We also disappeared briefly into our faux-intellectual asses to discuss the rise of internet "review culture" and the popularity of sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, who offer aggregate critic scores and can distinctly impact whether the casual viewer will view/validate a film. I'm a big fan of Metacritic; they often expose me to great limited-release films, but there are drawbacks to only seeking out the "best".
Stay tuned for next week's show, particularly if you're interested in the upcoming Tavern Trivia.
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This week we heard music from:
Judge Dredd - Alan Silvestri (1995)
Howard Shore - Spider (2002)
What Dreams May Come - Micheal Kamen (1995)
To live and Die in LA - Wang Chung (1985)
Swamp Thing- Harry Manfredini (1982)