• Cinematastrophes – Brain Damage & Street Trash

Toren, Joe, and Kevin are joined by The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast‘s Paul Chapman for a special “Cinematastrophe” episode, where we force ourselves to review the most caustic cinema we can find. In our inaugural episode it’s two 80’s horror comedy classics: Brain Damage and Street Trash.

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  • pekka

    If I wanted to listen to a movie review podcast I would visit one of those sites, I listen to caustic soda because it covers interesting topics and not exclusively movies.

    After 15 minutes I stopped listening.

    t. disappointed listener

    • Bianca

      Same here.

      I hope that if you do this again it will be a separate podcast.

    • Zvik

      Ditto.

  • Spencer

    Oh my god, I’ve been matching up the wrong faces and voices all along. If you guys ever do this again Kevin and Joe need to swap faces.

    • Derek

      They were extremely caustic movies though, at least. I listened all the way through and am now watching the YT vid, and the little snippets of the film help illustrate things, but, for me too, I’m not sure this format does enough for me to watch another movie review – maybe one of the normal episodes, depending on what extra media is inserted. I listen while I drive though, so I’d have to watch it at home.

      I don’t think I’ll mind the occasional movie review episode, but I’m not sure I’ll request them. Keep up the great work guys – I’ll always listen to ya!

    • cel

      SAME.

  • Brenton

    Protip: Relax, and find mics that don’t cover your faces.

  • Ian

    Another disappointed listener here. Hope this is a one-off. Not at all what I’m interested in listening to for 90 minutes.

  • Gina Danger

    Agh, I hate to say it because I have been a huge fan since about the third episode, and I was looking forward to the big reveal, but the video was a miss for me. Love listening to you guys, and love the podcast, but watching 90 minutes of the three of you (plus the odd pop-up picture, including the guestpert) sitting in front of a static camera with mics in front of your faces is a miss for me. I’ll continue to listen, chalk it up to a learning experience and hope the next video is a winner. Don’t stop tryin!

  • Mahaffanator

    Hey Guys!

    The GF and I really liked the episode and love that you guys are branching out into something fresh and new. I love the podcast and everything produced so far has been amazing. I for one would love to see a standard Caustic Soda episode (of an especially gross subject) recording vid to see when you are grossing each other out left and right 🙂

    Keep up the awesome work!

  • Derek

    Is it just me, or does Toren always laugh hysterically when he sees or hears something really, really objectionable? And well done to you all for working off next to no notes.

    Also, just what would Paul rate as a 1 or 2 out of ten?! I kinda get the logic of why Paul gave the scores he did, but does that just mean that a film needs to be insanely boring and uninteresting for Paul to rate it low. I will start listening to his podcast just to see how he rates other films. 🙂

    Oh, what I did like about the video footage is seeing you guys actually watching the films (e.g. the look on Joe’s face while trying to figure out the protagonist of Street Trash), rather than just chatting around the table after, just like that footage of you watching Two Girls One Cup from the old Sex episodes – now that was hilarious. Footage of another Caustic Soda Road Trip could be pretty cool, and you guys have mentioned that road trips might be warranted again. 🙂

    PS I now think I want to see Brian Damage. Street Trash, not so much.

  • Vance

    Huge fan of the show, but not this episode, couldn’t get through more than 10 minutes of it. I’m sure many Soda Jerks are fans of B-Horror Movies, but a full 90 minute commentary dedicated entirely to it was too much for me. Here’s to hoping you remain with the old, winning caustic formula!

  • npsantini

    It seems like some Soda Jerks are quick to hate on this episode. I’m not for or against it really. My only thing is that I listen to Caustic Soda at work so I cant really watch the video which definitely makes this episode better. Anyway, you guys are awesome so keep up the awesome podcast no matter what direction you decide to go in.

  • Jon Paynter

    No question that it is good for you guys to experiment with new material and I applaud you for trying it out. I’m sure some loved it, but I found 45 minutes per movie (for movies that I will never watch) was too much. My personal opinion is that your other format is better, although I acknowledge and respect your choice to take the podcast in whatever direction you choose.

    • Derek

      +1
      Very well put, Jon.

  • Derek

    Any chance you’d review the Human Centipede series (the third is due out any day now)? I really don’t want to have to watch them myself. 😉 I get the impression the first one, in some bizarre way, is regarded as a masterpiece of some sort, somehow. I’d listen to that, but probably not watch it, in case you put snippets of the movies in (although watching your facial expressions while watching it could be entertaining and informative). 🙂

    • Generaleesimo

      I think we’ll do more Cinematastrophes episodes, and “The Human Centipede” is probably a perfect choice. Likely any more of them going forward will be video only, so that you HAVE to watch the snippets from the film (no respite, if we have to suffer why shouldn’t you as well)!

      • Derek

        LOL! Fair point. I’ll grit my teeth and bear it if you will.

  • Blaine Huff

    This podcast got me thinking of a movie I saw when I was a kid….late 70s/early 80s. Don’t really remember much about it except a particular scene…a guy has a woman trapped in his house and is going to kill her. He has her naked and chained up, hanging from the ceiling in a secret room in his house…he comes in wearing a fireproof suit and is carrying a flame thrower. Things go downhill from there. This movie seems to be right up this episode’s alley…any ideas what I’m remembering?