Box Office Pulp

Cody Alft, Jamie Lewis, Mike Napier

Delve into the intricacies and atrocities of cinematic pop culture; from reviews of new and old alike, feature length audio commentary tracks, and interviews with industry guests, this is the movie podcast that does away with snide negativity--the only thing we like to hate is ourselves! Listen for the thoughtful film analysis, subscribe for the bad jokes — or in spite of them. Whatever your preference, we’re not your dad. read less
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Episodes

Millennial Nasties + TERRIFIER 1&2 with Ariel Powers-Schaub
Jun 1 2024
Millennial Nasties + TERRIFIER 1&2 with Ariel Powers-Schaub
They're on the screens! They're in your home! They SHOULD be on your mind! Extreme cinema, exploitation, video nasties, whatever you call them, they take theaters by storm once every generation, and tonight we're wringing this moral panic for all it's worth! With the help of returning guest Ariel Powers-Schaub, the BOP Crew charts how the films detailed in her new book Millennial Nasties took inspiration from the gross-out cinema of the eighties to define the torture porn of the 2000's, before a chat about how those boundary-pushing themes are alive in the current king of modern nasties, Terrifier 2. Tangents along the way include Film Theory: Art The Clown Edition, a brief meeting of the May Canady Appreciation Society, and the secret origin of The Sham Wow Guy.PROVE THAT NASTY BOYS *DO* MEAN A THING BY CLICKING HEREMillennial Nasties can be pre-ordered directly from Encyclopocalypse in eBook and Print at www.encyclopocalypse.com (BuyHorrorBooks.com) On on September 17th, 2024 it will also be available from your favorite bookseller. The audiobook version will be available exclusively from Audible or Apple Books. Direct pre-order links: eBook: https://www.encyclopocalypse.com/product/millennial-nasties-ebook/398 Print: https://www.encyclopocalypse.com/product/millennial-nasties/397 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulp Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641 Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcMore  Ways To Listen: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulp
SAW X Commentary Track
Mar 16 2024
SAW X Commentary Track
With the Oscars behind us, many are taking a second look at the remarkable stories from last year that have been tragically overlooked by the academy. Tonight, Box Office Pulp would like to spotlight one such story, that of a humble engineer who forgot to cherish the little things, until a surprise diagnosis introduced him to a new hobby, a new gal, and a new lease on life. Before he can finish his life's work, though, he must rail against an uncaring medical system and stop the exploitative business practices of a corrupt institution, or else this will be one jigsaw puzzle left unsolved! In their final BOP n' A Movie audio commentary track on the series-- until next year, sat least-- the crew have finally reached Saw X, the John/Amanda reunion America didn't know it wanted. Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith are back in the playhouse, the script is free to set up absolutely nothing for a sequel, and there's an actual budget this time around, so does the THIRD return of a franchise that doesn't believe in letting itself die finally recapture the gruesome magic fans have been longing for since the original trilogy? If the words "we have a rope" mean anything to you, then you already know the answer!JOIN HOFFMAN'S EPIC BACON PIRATE NINJA MEME PAGE BY DOWNLOADING HERE. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulp Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641 Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEc Google Podcasts: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulp.googleMore  Ways To Listen: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulp
SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW Commentary Track
Mar 3 2024
SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW Commentary Track
Tonight the C in ACAB stands for Chris Rock, as we take a look at the delayed, maligned, and overlooked soft reboot of the Saw franchise... no, the other one, 2021's Spiral: From The Book of SAW! In this Bop n' A Movie commentary track, we travel back to a time of chaos and uncertainty, where America was terrified by police brutality and the indoctrination of its youth into violent ideologies by charismatic extremists-- thank God that's over. It was a time when the horror community was shocked not just by another comedian entering the game, but by Darren Lynn Bousman's return to the series after seemingly cutting ties with Lionsgate, and the anticipated film missing its release due to a trivial complication like a global pandemic. Seen as a disappointment and forgotten by a series that keeps everything, did we miss out on a bold return to Saw's pulp roots, or does it deserve to be buried along with Jigsaw? The movie, you know, not the... well, I guess him, too.KEEP JOHN KRAMER'S NAME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH BY DOWNLOADING HERE.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulp Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641 Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEc Google Podcasts: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulp.googleMore Ways To Listen: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulp
SAW VII (3D): THE FINAL CHAPTER Commentary Track
Jan 27 2024
SAW VII (3D): THE FINAL CHAPTER Commentary Track
We can't say the man didn't warn us it would get bloody. Unfortunately, our plunge into America's favorite amputation-based horror franchise has brought us to this BOP n' A Tragedy commentary for Saw 7, AKA Saw 3D, AKA Saw 33⅓: The Final Insult. Opening with Jigsaw saying the name "Brad" and going downhill from there, this attempt to squeeze a few more drops of blood out of the Hoffman saga killed the franchise as we knew it, with poorly utilized 3D, a threadbare script, and a style that screams "the director only participated under threat of lawsuit." Is there anything to love about the last dance of Mark and Jill, or was too much lost in the attempt to blend two very different movies together in one hastily-constructed finale? Was finally pulling the pin on Cary Elwes worth it? Is The Final Chapter a glass coffin constructed by its own producers? Will a flashback ever reveal why John Kramer wears is hat that way? In Saw fashion, we may or may not answer any of these questions!Fulfill a decade of fan theories by downloading the commentary here!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulp Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641 Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEc  Google Podcasts: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulp.googleMore  Ways To Listen: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulp
SAW VI Commentary Track
Dec 18 2023
SAW VI Commentary Track
Like a good neighbor, cherish your life! Terrible jingle for an insurance company, but perfect for our purposes, as tonight we've gathered to milk John Kramer for every last ounce of gratitude his corpse has to offer, with this BOP n' A Movie Commentary for SAW 6! At the end of the 'Jigsaw's Last Will Trilogy' (we're naming just now), our story finds Hoffman's world crashing down around him as the Billy-slain return from the dead, janitors battle their corporate overlords for lung supremacy, and the final convoluted pieces of John's plan fall into place. Listen as we talk Tobin Bell playing the proud papa, the shift in quality from the detective-half to the game-portion, the ascension of go-to Saw director Kevin Greutert, the even higher ascension of Lionsgate's producers, the reality show whose grand prize was sharing the screen with Costas Mandylore, and Amanda's revenge from beyond the grave. Sort of. After the credits. ACTIVATE THE LIVE/DIE SWITCH BY DOWNLOADING HERE.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulp Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641 Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEc  Google Podcasts: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulp.googleMore  Ways To Listen: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulpIf you're a fan of Box Office Pulp, you’ll love Banned Camp - a comedy podcast about why books are banned. Be sure to give them a listen!  Search wherever you listen to podcasts - that's Banned with two Ns!
SAW V Commentary Track
Dec 8 2023
SAW V Commentary Track
If you're reading this, then you've finally found what you've been looking for. But is the discovery of our podcast enough? Or will your insatiable hunger for Saw films push you deeper into the abyss? Heed my warning: do not listen to this Bop n' A Movie commentary on Saw V. As your hosts watch Costas Mandylor be horror's worst cop since Matt Cordell, they discuss the lows and highs of the post-Jigsaw era, how first-time director and former cinemaSAWgrapher David Hackl handled the transition away from the Wan/Bouseman style, the push and pull between creatives and executives with notes that would go on to define the series, and just how many ways you can fail to make a torture-chamber interesting. Just listen before Det. Straum stabs him-- oh, there he goes again. Don't look, it'll just encourage him...HEED MY WARNING: THIS DOWLOAD CAN BE YOUR SANCTUARY, OR IT CAN BE YOUR GRAVE. THE CHOICE IS YOURS.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulp Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641 Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEc  Google Podcasts: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulp.googleMore  Ways To Listen: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulpIf you're a fan of Box Office Pulp, you’ll love Banned Camp - a comedy podcast about why books are banned. Be sure to give them a listen!  Search wherever you listen to podcasts - that's Banned with two Ns!
SAW III Commentary Track
Oct 23 2023
SAW III Commentary Track
Editor's Note: Mike's audio was borked and did our best to do a Lazarus on it and save the commentary. Will be jarring at first but hope we got it listenable for you. Our apologies!With Saw X currently gouging up the theaters, we continue our ongoing social experiment against the moral integrity of Cody's liver, BOP n' A Movie! This edition's reading from The Book of BOP brings us to Saw III, Darren Lynn Bousman's sophomore turn in the director's chair and Leigh Whannell's final word on Jigsaw and all his animal friends. Avoiding the franchise's most miscast leading man at all costs, the crew discuss the surprising tenderness and hilarious cruelty of Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith as horror's homicidal Batman & Robin. Containing perhaps the highest quantity of actors too good for the third entry in a Lionsgate franchise, does this end of the original era work as the finale to a trilogy, or is it just another link in the chain? And just how much footage did they shoot of Amanda wrecking people's shit? Swallow this tiny cassette drowned in Malort and find out!SAVE A LIFE (YOUR OWN, FROM LACK OF SAW III-RELATED MATERIAL) BY DOWNLOADING HERE. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulp Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641 Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEc Google Podcasts: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulp.googleMore Ways To Listen: https://pod.link/BoxOfficePulp
SUPER MARIO BROS. (1993) Commentary Track
Apr 9 2023
SUPER MARIO BROS. (1993) Commentary Track
Nothing is impossible, listeners. Improbable? Unlikely? Sure, but never impossible. If you need any more proof, just look at the new Nintendo movie that hit theaters this week, something fans thought they'd never see again after the subject of this BOP n' A Tragedy audio commentary, 1993's Super Mario Bros! You're heard the jokes, the brutal behind-the-scenes stories, and the lamentations of Leguizamo, but the BOP Crew (okay, mostly Jamie) aren't content with leaving the first video game movie on the scrapheap. Between the eight (!) scripts that slowly mutated a fantasy comedy into a cyberpunk thriller-- then tried to walk it back at the last minute, the truly stellar makeup and animatronic work, a cast no version of this movie deserved, and an unforgettable cityscape that rivals the best sci-fi worlds of the 90's, there's plenty more to this bob-omb than you've been led to believe, and if Cody can avoid dying from fungal poisoning before the end of the commentary, you might hear it all! So grab your THWOMP boots, cover up your framed photo of Bob Hoskins, and get ready to trust mushrooms with your mortal soul, because Box Office Pulp is here to walk the dinosaur... whatever it is that means.Pre-order your copy of The Supa Koopa Cousins by downloading the commentary track here! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulp Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641 Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEc Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr