How Did This Get Made?
Hosts: Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael
For every award-winning masterpiece that leads you to ponder the worth of your own existence on this lonely planet, there are a dozen other films that make you wonder how anyone in Hollywood has a job at all. This podcast is for the latter set. Hosts Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael breakdown the worst, weirdest, most confusing, and most offensive films they can get their hands on, and ask how the hell films like Battlefield Earth, Zardoz, Junior, and Safe Haven got the green light. Operating more like friends at a diner than film experts, the trio (powered by Mantzoukas, who is arguably the fastest and funniest wit in podcasting) laughs throughout the scene-by-scene examination, highlighting the over-the-top performances, best lines, worst wigs, strange face touching, and pointless endings, and then read reviews from fans who somehow gave each film five stars on Amazon. Perfect for anyone who loves bad movies or good podcasts.
Episode: Best to start with a film you love (or hate), but Pete Holmes is a masterful guest when talking about the Al Pacino nightmare vehicle 88 Minutes.