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Really Awful Movies: Ep 278 – American Psycho

Cold. Calculating. American Psycho is an infamous flick adapted from an even more infamous book.

On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, a deep dive into the 2000 feature, starring the incomparable Christian Bale.

He plays Patrick Bateman (a surname allusion to Hitch’s Psycho). He’s a narcissistic manipulator enjoying the high life in Manhattan.

We chat about the book’s origins, the different actors attached to the film, the trio of high-profile directors, the locations, and the stockbroker profession.

Also in this episode, we talk Leo Di Caprio, Wolf of Wall Street, Maniac, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Batman, Tom Cruise, and The Machinist (it’s quite a smorgasbord!)

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Really Awful Movies: Ep 277 – Barfly

Mickey Rourke. Faye Dunaway. Frank Stallone. Welcome to this week’s episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, a little impromptu discussion about the pisstank movie, Barfly.

This one is one of the more unlikely Cannon Films productions you’ll ever see, a distributor best known for cheesy action and kung fu flicks. Here, it’s a screenplay by the skid row hero and novelist, Charles Bukowski, fairly accurately depicting the author’s own life. Rourke plays Henry Chinaski, a lazy drunken layabout who stumbles between some of the meaner bars in Los Angeles.

In one of his inebriated nights on the town, he runs into love interest, Wanda (Dunaway). Along the way, he butts heads with a brutish bartender named Eddie (Frank Stallone) and gets himself in trouble with the law.

Dark, dreary, depressing, yet strangely empowering, Barfly is a dour little treat.