Pontypool (2008) Canadian Film Day Special Season 06 Episode 41

Kiss Kill, Earworm, One Room Horror, Canadian Zombies-EH these are the words we are using to describe this weeks pick. Welcome to episode forty-one of season 6 of Flicks XRayed, this week in honor of Canadian Film Day we are watching what we say and are reviewing Pontypool. Host, Mrs. French’s Missing Cat Tony is joined by co-host Spooky Woman Sarah and guests In the Sunshine Chopper Taylor, and Drunk and Not Talking just like his last relationship Ryan. This week we play a game of Tag Line for Zombie Movies, The Price is Right and The Flicks Awesome Lodge Word Game. So tune in as we discuss at length about Magic Tricks, Sexism, The Twist, and sooo much more.

Our Ratings

Drunk and Not Talking just like his last relationship Ryan 4
In the Sunshine Chopper Taylor 3.5
Spooky Woman Sarah 4
Mrs. French’s Missing Cat Tony 4

15.5/20             78%

Synopsis and Starring

Synopsis:  When disc jockey Grant Mazzy reports to his basement radio station in the Canadian town of Pontypool, he thinks it’s just another day at work. But when he hears reports of a virus that turns people into zombies, Mazzy barricades himself in the radio booth and tries to figure out a way to warn his listeners about the virus and its unlikely mode of transmission: the English language.

Directed by Bruce McDonald


Stephen McHattie as Grant Mazzy
Lisa Houle as Sydney Briar
Georgina Reilly as Laurel-Ann Drummond
Hrant Alianak as Dr. Mendez

Game 1

Tag Line for Zombie Movies

Shut Up Or Die.……….Pontypool

  1. Our Land is Their Land.……….Zombieland
  2. I Can’t Leave My Family.……….World War Z
  3. When the Undead Rise Civilization Will Fall ……….Dawn of the Dead
  4. Life-or-Death Survival Begins……….Train to Busan
  5. Survivors Take All……….Army of the Dead
  6. If It Doesn’t Scare You, You’re Already Dead.……….Night of the Living Dead
  7. You Don’t Become A Hero By Being Normal……….ParaNorman
  8. It’s just one of those days when you’re feeling a little…dead.……….Shaun of the Dead
  9. The Road To Survival Could Be A Dead End……….The Dead Don’t Die
  10. A Secret Experiment. A Deadly Virus. A Fatal Mistake.………. Resident Evil
  11. His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn’t.……….28 Days Later

Game 2

The Figures

Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)
Foreign: $28,253
Bonus 1: (Opening Weekend 1 Theaters)$1,541
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IMDB Rating:65% (6.5)

Game 3

The Awesome Lodge Word Game

Movies About the Radio – Ryan

  1. Pirate Radio
  2. Good Morning Vietnam
  3. Frequency
  4. Private Parts
  5. Airheads
  6. O Brother Where Art Thou?
  7. The Fisher King
  8. War of the Worlds
  9. Dead Air
  10. Pump up the Volume

2008 Box Office Topping Movies – Taylor

  1. Cloverfield
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. Tropic Thunder
  4. Twilight
  5. Eagle Eye
  6. Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  7. Hancock
  8. WALL – E
  9. Iron Man
  10. Sex and the City

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