While investigating the murder of a family, a sheriff is puzzled by the discovery of a body buried in the basement. He brings the preserved corpse of “Jane Doe” to the coroner, Tommy Tilden (Brian Cox), and requests to have answers by morning. Tommy’s son and assistant, Austin (Emile Hirsch), stays to assist his father in the autopsy. During the stormy night, father and son uncover weird and creepy secrets they never would have anticipated.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) is one of those small films that you cannot help but root for. With an excellent cast, a slightly underdeveloped script, and masterful directing, it’s not a perfect movie, but well worth watching. Join us as we discuss the pros and cons of this unique film, its humble beginnings, and the further success of talented director Andre Ovredal. Listen as Johnny Has the Keys descends into the morgue where sinister secrets are revealed and that sound of footsteps dragging down dark, empty hallways may not be your imagination.
Metropolis (1927) In the future, in a city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
I Am Mother (2019) After humanity’s extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. Their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.
Welcome to the first DOUBLE-FEATURE of our 4th season. In this special episode, we are diving back into silent move territory, before fast-forwarding almost one hundred years later to a current offering from Australia. Join us as we discuss the similarities and differences between the two and the dynamic of female characters in both. Listen as Johnny Has the Keys journeys into the future of two vastly different worlds, one a dystopia, the other an apocalypse, where we discover that human nature really never changes… does it?
A father (Gong-Yoo), and his daughter (Soo-An Kim), are boarding the KTX, a high-speed train, that will take them from Seoul to Busan. During their journey, the apocalypse begins, and most of the earth’s population becomes flesh-craving zombies. While the KTX is shooting towards Busan, the passenger’s fight for their families and lives against the zombies… and each other.
Welcome to another foreign-film edition of Johnny Has the Keys and our return to the ever-growing popular sub-genre of the zombie apocalypse. Train to Busan (2016) delivers exactly what you’d expect—a fast-paced thrill-ride filled with exciting, and often inventive, zombie horror. Join us as we discuss its origins, and the fantastic cast, script, and director. Listen as Johnny Has the Keys boards an express railway to hell, where every car holds a new surprise, and zombies may not be your only enemy.
It is the year 10191, and a spice called melange is the most valuable substance known in the universe. Its only source is the desert planet. Arrakis. When a royal decree awards Arrakis to Duke Leto Atreides and ousts his bitter enemies, the Harkonnens, the Harkonnens violently seize back their fiefdom. It is up to Paul (Kyle MacLachlan), Leto’s son, to lead the Fremen (natives of Arrakis), in a battle for control of the planet and its spice.
Based on Frank Herbert’s epic novel, David Lynch’s vision of Dune (1984), is a mess. Terribly truncated from its source material, the film would have been better off as a series or, perhaps, multiple films than the two-hour mish-mash of bizarre visuals and ridiculous overdubs present in this version. Join us as we discuss the journey from the novel to the screen, its talented but terrible choice of directors, and also briefly touch on the current version (in production). Listen as Johnny Has the Keys journeys to a desert planet with a great cast, beautiful costumes, lovely scenery, and not much else going for it.