Nov. 11, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST
Garbage Pail Kid was gross!
Nov. 11, 2007, 7:51 a.m. CST
I remember the Peanut Butter Solution being on TV a few times when I was a kid in Canada...and I remember changing the channel.
Nov. 11, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST
by The Duke Of Madness
Something I wrote on a completely different website a while back. U2, before they became douchebags had a song called “God Part 2” which was a take on the Lennon song. It had a lyric “You glorify the past when your future dries up”
Nov. 11, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST
I loved that as a kid, I even bought the DVD for old times' sake. It's sort of watchable now, but Tangerine isn't as hot as I remembered...
Jason Schwartyman is a cool mother fucker! Unlike Sean Penn. WHAT A WANKER
Nov. 11, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST
this guy rocks, knows some great sounding flicks, and doesn't mind talking to people, human first, celebrity later.
Nov. 11, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST
I think AICN staff are more interesting than the fucking celebrities they interview.
Nov. 11, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST
Nov. 11, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST
jack black was in part three.
Nov. 11, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST
Nov. 11, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST
Horrible. Completely unwatchable. I used to waqtch that movie all the time. The only redeaming thing is the shower scene. <br> <br> By the way, hilarious interview. Good reading.
Nov. 11, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST
(especially the silly Comic Con ones with the Iron Man crew and the dirty jokes) but that one was a good read, and Schwartzman sounds like a really cool guy indeed. Kudos to both of you.
Nov. 11, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST
Yep, this movie creeped me out as a kid. I couldn't remember the name of it the movie though until Schwartzman brought it up. And if Schwartzman's reading this, you can watch the video over at Google video for free. There's even an option to download it to play on your iPod video player (of course the uploaded video looks like it was transferred from VHS).
Nov. 11, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST
I recall Watership Down shaking me real bad too.
Nov. 11, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST
prepare to be shaken again
Nov. 11, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST
THe great colliding of old and new to create the peak of cinema's potential, don't deny it.
Nov. 11, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST
Nov. 11, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST
great article mate. this is what AICN should be all about. interviewing stars about their favourite movies. i love discovering movies this way. without AICN i wouldn't be half the geek i am today! watching PeaButSol right now :-)
Nov. 11, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST
I wouldn't be able to sit for 20 minutes with Schwartzman and not talk about Rushmore. But it's my favorite movie, so there ya go. Also, thanks for reminding me about The Peanut Butter Solution! 80's HBO formed my childhood.
Nov. 11, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST
Freaking scariest movie ever. I only watched the first 20 minutes because it was so screwed up. It still scares me 20 years later. Great interview, btw.
Nov. 11, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST
Can't a Croc get some love???
Nov. 11, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST
let's shout out film titles for a half hour
Nov. 11, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST
by The Matt
I loved the interview because it's out of the ordinary, and what's wrong with getting nostalgic about childhood movies?
Nov. 11, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST
by ye olde shiza
Thank God you decided against retreading all of the same material, Quint. I always love when an actor gets a chance to speak candidly and takes it. It seems like a lot of actors are on rails sometimes in interviews, very self-aware, and afraid to talk ... It's nice to see that ol' Schwartzman isn't. I liked hearing about what you two like and dislike, though the little segue into the weather report could have been cut out.
Nov. 11, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST
on his balls to grow pubes or something? i remember being totally confused as a child as to what the fuck that kid was doing that for. God I hope my brain didn't just manufacture that. And yeah that movie is the stuff of nightmares.
Nov. 11, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST
I was about 13 and Fox was running it and another channel was running Critters and I was channel flipping and watching the two at the same time, about 5 minutes each and that night completely screwed me up for the rest of my adolescence. From one side of my brain I've got monsters from space which would just eat me and from the other I've got hair growing from all over my body. That was one HELL of an experience. Great interview! I love the sound bytes! Include that much more often! Seriouslly, that's really neat.
Nov. 11, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST
The nothing... that's the great thing about the Neverending Story in its raw written form by Michael Ende. It's got these thousand layers that makes it a rich fantastic piece of literature, for small and big people.
Nov. 11, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST
No one on earth can play Moon the Loon except Jason Schwartzman in the upcoming Who's bioepic
Nov. 11, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST
I've revisted that movie so many times after finding a VHS copy 6 or 7 years ago. I'm 26 years old now and it's still the scariest movie I've ever seen. If I saw it for the first time now, it'd just be weird but that movie was my first experience of sheer terror as a kid. I've read about other people around my age online who have had the same experience/trauma. SCARIEST MOVIE MOMENTS AS A KID: 1) Peanut Butter Solution 2)Large Marge from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 3) The librarian Ghost from Ghost Busters 4) certain parts from the My Pet Monster live action movie (which I re-watched like a week ago) 4) Watcher in the Woods. The weirdest thing is that all those movies were at some point played at on the 80's DISNEY CHANNEL. Peanut Butter Solution is still #1 though. When I watch it now, it seriously brings back the feeling of being a scared 7 year old. THAT is the single most existential moment that I've ever experienced with a film, beyond the Seventh Seal.
Nov. 11, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST
Your Top 3 are dead-on. Large Marge and the Librarian Ghost fucked me up.
Nov. 11, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST
I just found "The Peanut Butter Solution" on Google and purchased it. Something like $18.50 and that includes shipping from Canada.
Nov. 11, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST
On imdb boards, more people describe that and ask the title (because they can't remember it) than any other movie, along with "Sole Survivor," a tv movie with William Shatner. The Peanut Butter Solution had the same eery dreamlike affect on me. I couldn't tell where my memories of watching it had originated. It's amazing that a movie can have that exact, creepy affect on as many people as it did. Cambridge should really do a fucking study.
Nov. 11, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST
He didn't only produce Elf. He was in the movie as an Elf and he was in The Breakup
Nov. 11, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST
Nov. 11, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST
I was going through the imdb boards and it's amazing to see how many twenty-something's thought they had dreamed the movie. What other movie has had that effect on a generation? The whole movie has scenes that seem straight out of a vaguely remembered nightmare. One girl on the board talked about how she was always told that it was a dream when she would describe it to her parents. One night at a party, she hear's someone describing the movie to someone else and the other person tells her that she must have had a weird dream. They connect because of that chance encounter. HOW FREAKIN WEIRD IS THAT????
Nov. 11, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST
Peanut Butter Solution, that is. Thats why it hit such a nerve with y'all before you sprouted pubes. Body going through changes, hair growing, tingling feelings...and the fear that once your body goes through those changes that your body will be exploited by unscrupulous adults. <p> Yep. Werewolf movies operate on the same principle...except for the exploitation of your bodies.
Nov. 11, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST
by Tubbs Tattsyrup
I freaking love that movie!
Nov. 11, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST
My wife and I stumbled upon this on some random movie channel a few months ago and were so taken aback that we sat and watched the entire thing. We'd never heard of it. It was just so friggin bizarre, I'm dying to see the first half that we missed.
Nov. 11, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST
in my 29 years of life i have never seen this movie.
Nov. 11, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST
Thats another fogotten Jem,it stared Lewis,the little brother from The Last Starfighter an dhis imiginary friend,then when he drank the green ooze he appeared. The peanut butter solution was great also...and MR BOOGADIE..who was a little kids freddy krueger.
Nov. 11, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST
by slappy jones
holy shit...that has taken me right back to being about 6 years old. I have not thought of that movie for years and it all just came flooding back....crazy
Nov. 11, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST
Sorry for the hijacking but there should have been a talkback on this anyway. Vivica Fox was SMOKIN' and the ending was hilarious. Like I said, best CYE ending since the show started in my opinion. I now return you to your regularly scheduled program. Apologies.
Nov. 11, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST
when I saw it on TV as a kid was "Rituals" with Hal Holbrook. The scene where that man was lit on fire towards the end. I vowed never to go camping again. Now I can't find the damn movie anywhere. I think it was a canadian production, but i could be wrong. http://www.hysteria-lives.co.uk/hysterialives/Hysteria/rituals.html
Nov. 11, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST
I love that movie. I tried to explain it to my friends once and they thought i was crazy, so i finally managed toi buy a used copy of the vhs and get it shipped over to australia to proove to them i didn't make this shit up. heh that film is great. Nice interview too. A good read
Nov. 12, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST
Artex in the mud.
Nov. 12, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST
by Sick Fixx
I actually thought the big butch girl that hung around with Juice was prettier than Tangerine.
Nov. 12, 2007, 6:23 a.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
but Sgt. Peppers?! Ugh.
Nov. 12, 2007, 7:57 a.m. CST
by Papa Lazaru
Seeing as we are talking about films long forgotten or possibly dreamt up from our childhoods . I have a vague recollection of an English , or UK at least , film that I remember seeing in the 80's but nobody I have ever spoken to remembers it . The details are very sketchy , but what I do remember was that it was either from the late 70's early 80's and was about a kid that somehow could travel across distances ( and possibly time ) using electricity . So he would come out of a TV or a plug socket at his destination . I also remember , for some reason , either because of his power or because of some evil doers . His skin was turned in a custardy shade of yellow . That's about all I can recall . Has anybody ANY IDEA what in the blue fuck I am talking about , or did I just make it up in my demented little 6 year old brain . Good Interview by the way , nice to know that at least some geeks can make a name for themselves in the "biz" .
Nov. 12, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST
I think the film you're referring to is "The Boy Who Turned Yellow" a British Children's Film Foundation production made in the 70's. http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/518688/index.html This was the last film produced by the legendary team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, who made some of the best British movies of the 40's, 50's and 60's including 'A Matter of Life and Death' and 'The Red Shoes' It's a fucking weird movie.
Nov. 12, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST
Which other movie? I'll tell ya: The Bermuda Depths. I thought for ages I'd dreamed the whole thing but when I learned the title and went to IMDB, I was blown away by how many others had had a similar experience. Very, very weird.
Nov. 12, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST
by Papa Lazaru
Thanks mate . You hit the nail on the head . Just checked out a few links on it and it's exactly the film i was thinking of . Now I can move on with my life .
Nov. 12, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST
by Wee Willie
They did casting for this movie at my high school and because I was a big drama nerd, I was in charge of corralling all these kids. So they kept everyone in the school theatre and we'd send the kids into this room in groups to be videotaped. I remember this was Oscar night and I was choked that I was missing the Oscars. Anyway, pretty soon disgruntled parents started offering me bribes to put their kids ahead in line, which I gladly took. I wound up with like fifty bucks. I guess I'm a bad person for doing this. Never saw the film, though... Oh, wait, it wasn't for this film, it was for the next film the director did "Tommy Trickster and the Stamp Something or Other". PLatoon won Best Picture that night...
Nov. 12, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST
on Lilly Tomlin and running the other way. What kind of man lets another man talk to a women like that? Same goes for Dusty Hoffman too!!!!
Nov. 12, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST
I really think that the Canadian production company La Fête had some kind of renaissance in the 80's. They did Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller and Peanut Butter Solution and if you look at their other movies at http://www.lafete.com/nouveausite/production_en.htm (without spaces), they all have seem to have the same kind of weird dreamy quality. Pretty much anything played on the Disney Channel around Holloween still seems like something I imagined. However bad or good Watcher in the Woods seems today, the image of the girl in the barn in the middle of some ritual with the fuzzy bright camera work felt like a nightmare. Disney also had some movies, while not necessarily good or scary, were weird enough or had something weird anchoring it, like Not Quite Human.....I geek out any time someone remembers any of this stuff. It's good to know I wasn't the only one who watched this stuff.