April 10, 2015

Slither

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This week our fearless crew take a shot--well, several shots, actually--at James Gunn's full-length cinematic debut: Slither! It stars Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Gregg Henry, and loads of other people, including an extended cameo by Jenna Fisher (Pam from The Office)!

A rogue asteroid brings an egg-like object to earth, where it is found by Grant Grant (Rooker). (And that's not a typo; his name is actually Grant Grant.) It almost immediately infects him and starts transforming him into a Japanese Anime tentacle monster. He's blobby and gross and loves him some steaks.

"Anybody want a light snack?"
Grant's wife, Starla (Banks) is just not really into him, despite his romantic advances, even before he turns all disgusting. (He flicks her nipples. Seriously.)

It's still not as icky as Seth Rogan hoisting himself
on top of her in Zack and Miri Make a Porno.
Bill Pardy (Fillion) is the police chief in this small town, and along with having to handle the betentacled Grant, he also has to make sure Mayor Jack MacReady has the Mr. Pibb he so desperately craves.

"No, I don't want a goddamn Tab! What am I? Some kinda friggin' commie?!"
Oh, and did we mention that Grant has taken another one of the townsfolk and impregnated her with space slugs? Because that totally happens.

"Say, Brenda...You doin' somethin' different with your hair?"
Larry is angered by the ongoing meme that allows explosives in movies that take forever to go "Boom!"

Derek questions the police department's purchases.

Jake loves this movie in a way that many might consider disturbing. He's fine with that, though, because it's a pretty good flick.

Along the way, the guys learn a little something about themselves...

Nah. That's bullshit. But they really dig this weird-ass movie. And there's also new stuff in The Lobby, new movies Coming Soon, Larry's List, Hollywood Purgatory, One Thing, and another thrilling edition of Jake's Name Game!

So download the show and listen, won't we?