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The myth of Hercules just like you learned it school. You know, the one where Hulk Hogan was Zeus, Socrates was an aging neurotic Jew who lived in Heaven, Satan was actually the WWF’s The Big Show and, to prove his might, Young Hercules had to win a track meet in Burbank, California. We bring you Little Hercules in 3-D, a batshit insane cross between Clash of the Titans, Chariots of Fire and… uh… Encino Man? The film stars everyone’s favorite forgotten-physically-ripped-child-that-appeared-on-the-Maury-Povich-show Richard Sandak and a random collection of people who should feel very ashamed that they had the time to devote to this nonsense. Please note that the podcast is not available in 3D.

Joining us this week is actor Alex Weiner whom you may recognize from his appearances as Ricky the Pizza Guy on Blue Mountain State or in the film Territories. Watch for Alex in the upcoming feature films The Good Lie and Clyde Cynic as well as the short film Something More Than Nothing directed by none other than WDIE host Alex Rose and past guest Louis Lazaris.

Music this week provided by Young Lungs – the song ‘Blood in the Streets’ can be found on the 7’’ record of the same title available here. You can also check out the video for the song here, directed by the aforementioned Louis Lazaris.

Direct download: Why_Does_It_Exist_-_026_-_Little_Hercules_in_3D.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm EST

Keir Dullea and a highly bored Tony Curtis star in BrainWaves, a dumb horror/thriller by serial-killer auteur and possible Worst Director of All Time Ulli Lommell that we picked because it happened to be shot in San Francisco, from which Alex has just recently returned. Unfortunately this ain’t no Bullit, although someone does narrowly avoid getting run over by a cable car.  Instead it’s more or less like the longest Twilight Zone episode ever while also pulling off the feat of being the shortest film we’ve seen yet. We discuss public nudity, Keith Moon’s solo album, Curtis’ almost-pathological need to play doctors in batshit insane Z-list movies and Dan’s tortured relationship with sex doctor Sue Johansen.

Music this week provided by She’s Got A Habit. The song Call it Love can be found on the Blindfold Test EP, available here. They’ve also just released a live video for the track Different Directions which you can view here.

Direct download: Why_Does_It_Exist_-_025_-_BrainWaves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

After several months, the stars have aligned once more and brought another Luke Goss / Val Kilmer pairing to the shores of Why Does It Exist? This time it's an extremely familiar story of seven strangers trapped in a house WHICH MAY BE HAUNTED. Thankfully, Mssrs. Valium S. Kilmer and Vingaling Rhames are on hand to provide bug-eyed overacting as a small ethereal child runs around stabbing the rest of the cast until they dissipate into black smoke. Dodgy accents, unexplained coincidences and eye-rolling abound in this week's episode, SEVEN BELOW!

Musis this week by Cinéma L'Amour. The song 'Empty Bottles' can be found at their Bandcamp.

Direct download: Why_Does_It_Exist_-_024_-_Seven_Below.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

Bristling from the success of his supporting role in Annie Hall, Paul Simon went full tilt boogie and wrote himself a starring vehicle in the form of One Trick Pony, an extremely mopey 1980 drama where Simon plays a less successful (and ostensibly much mopier) version of himself that opens for the B-52s, beds St. Elmo’s Fire alumni Mare Winningham and finds low-rent antagonists in a Top 40-centered producer played by Lou Reed and  a clueless record company bigwig played by Rip Torn in a ravishing Prince Valiant haircut. Lots of pint-sized pondering from Simon and some of the most generic music of his career in this week’s Why Does It Exist?

Music this week is provided by UN. The song ‘Go Seeker!’ will appear on their upcoming full-length, due out in June. 

Direct download: Why_Does_It_Exist_-_023_-_One_Trick_Pony.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

We hosted a screening of Saturn 3, a rollicking space adventure featuring Kirk Douglas' butt, Farrah Fawcett's feathered hair, Harvey Keitel's dubbed voice and a giant robot with a tiny 'lil head. Introducing minisodes, episodes designed for a quick overview of movies we watched when the tape wasn't rolling!

Direct download: Minisode_01_-_Saturn_3_1980.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am EST

Direct download: Why_Does_It_Exist_-_022_-_Hot_Dogs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

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