We’re back with part 2 of our discussion on 2010’s Summertime Christmas, and this one’s a massive undertaking. Elves, Santa, God, magic berries, bad kids, heavy-handed messages, this movie’s got it all. This is probably the longest episode we’ve ever done and Skinner is angrier than he’s ever been, with good reason; the politics of this movie are as messed up as can be and did nothing to instill the Christmas spirit in us (even if it is summertime). Listen, learn, laugh, love.

Hot Diggity Dog, our extremely ill-advised side show where we watch dog movies, is back! This time, we’re discussing a dog movie featuring the best video game ever made, a bargain-basement afterlife, and the oldest 35-year-old.

We’re back with our reactions to the rest of 1987’s A Dangerous Summer and we’re sad to say we were right about a lot of things: the insurance scam, the arsonist and their connection to our hero Architect Daddy, and his weird relationship with his daughter (it seriously seems like they’re dating). We also praise James Mason for at least trying and criticize the film’s incredibly gratuitous nudity.

In the first of our Summer of Summer series, we take a brisk jog through the burning hills of Australia’s Blue Mountains, a week before Christmas, as Architect Daddy Tom Skerritt tries to save a giant wooden frame from burning to the ground. He also seems to have a very strange relationship with his daughter and, wouldn’t you know it, lots of blueprints. We ponder who the arsonist is and how Skerritt is going to stop them and wonder if any Christmas miracles will occur before the film’s end. Plus, we bring back Beach Cop Joe Summerman and see how he might deal with this mess.

 

In this mini episode, we launch our Summer of Summer series, wherein we will only watch films with “summer” in the title all summer long! In preparation for next week’s film, we wonder what might lead people to engage in underground fight clubs and to wear the skin of their enemies. We also introduce a brand new character who’s going to set the summer on fire: Beach Cop Joe Summerman!