This week on the podcast we are discussing our favorite summer movies and talking all about our memories of summer growing up. Listen in as JD and Kyle chop it up and talk about the good times and the bad times of being kids from the 90’s. Subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Castbox and Youtube. Click here to listen.
This week on the podcast we are joined by @JenDreadful and we discuss our top 5 Keanu Reeves films! Listen in as we break them down from 5 to 1, our picks really vary. Check out @JenDreadful over at Dave’s Pop Culture Podcast. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Castbox and YouTube. Click here to listen.
We go back in to the archives for a Retro episode and we are going all the way back to episode 22 for the 1996 horror/Slasher film, Scream. In the early part of the episode we talk about the current talk of Netflix being sold to Apple, discuss the box office numbers and then get into a scene by scene breakdown of Scream. Here what we loved about the film and what we didn’t like! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox and YouTube. Click here to listen.
Matthew Broderick. He’s a man. He practices karate and once killed some people. Not because of karate. It was an unfortunate accident and I’m sure it still haunts him. Either way, he is a pretty cool actor and these are movies he was in. But not just any movies. These are the Top 5 Matthew Broderick movies. And to be fair, I’m not including Lion King because he was just the voice and didn’t actually portray a lion.
5) Inspector Gadget (1999)
True, Broderick is the second best actor to play Inspector Gadget (behind screen legend French Stewart). And that is the only reason why I am including this as my number five. I wanted to make a French Stewart joke. And I did. And I’m satisfied.
4) Cable Guy (1996)
I actually really like this movie. I think it is underrated and think that the combination of performances from Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick make for a unique stew. Mix in some Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller, and Jack Black…and you have some 90s gold.
3) Glory (1989)
Obligatory serious movie. But it isn’t without its merit. We had to watch this in school. And guess what? I actually enjoyed it so much that I have watched it out of school. While I am a sucker for history, this movie stands out for its quality acting and sweet soundtrack. Broderick really showed his ‘A’ game with this one.
2) Godzilla (1998)
I bet you thought this would be number one. But it’s not. Roland Emmerich brought together one of the top three Godzilla films of the last 20 years. Everything about this movie oozes 90s. From the soundtrack to the cast. Broderick does his best with what he is given. And he stands out like a flashlight in a basement. Plus his name is Dr. Niko “Nick” Tatopoulos. Darn, I should have included him on the list of Best Character Names.
1) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
This is pretty much the role and character that defined Matthew Broderick’s career. At least I think so. He probably battled the stereotype of “being” Ferris Bueller for a long time, but there is nothing wrong with that. I think everyone wanted to be Ferris (or Abe Froman for that matter).
We go back in to the archives for a Retro episode and we are going all the way back to episode 23 for 1993 Sci-Fi/Adventure film, Super Mario Bros! The film stars the late great Bob Hoskins as Mario Mario, John Leguizamo as Luigi Mario and the late great Dennis Hopper as King Koopa. First part of the episode we talk about current news about Blumhouse trying to reboot the Friday the 13th Franchise. In the second half of the pod we give a scene by scene breakdown of Super Mario Bros. This film is widely criticized by many but I think we give a new and different view of the film which was really the first of its kind. Click here to listen.
For episode 102 we are discussing the 1992 Mega-Hit, Batman Returns. We are joined on the episode by Jeff Kornbrot @jkornbrot who’s a Comedian and Improve artist. Listen in as we discuss the film scene by scene and JD lays a very solid Christopher Walken impression on us. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Castbox and YouTube. Click here to listen.
This week on teaser trailer we break down the 1992 sequel, Batman Returns! During the episode we watch and listen to the original trailer, break down the box office numbers, critic response and talk about the different Toys that we collected back in the day. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Castbox and YouTube. Click here to listen.
Like it or not, but Brendan Fraser is a national treasure. And much like national treasures, he gets better with age. Coming up with a list of the top 5 movies that sum up his career is a daunting task. It was hard to not include gems like Dudley Do-Right. With that being said, here is a list of words about Brendan Fraser movies.
5) Monkey Bone (2001)
You can’t have a top list of Brendan Fraser movies without first mentioning Monkey Bone. What’s it about? I don’t know. Is it good? I don’t care. It’s called Monkey Bone and it stars Brendan Fraser. That’s all you need to know about this movie.
4) George of the Jungle (1997)
In 1997, I didn’t take Brendan Fraser to be the wildman type. But there is something about him and his frazzled hair that simply makes a solid George of the Jungle. Sure his performance is a bit stilted at times. But this isn’t George Thespian of the Jungle.
3) Bedazzled (2000)
I can’t decide if I like this movie because it’s funny or because of Elizabeth Hurley. And before you start complaining, I know it is a remake. But there is something magical about what Harold Ramis did with this film. I laughed, I cried, and I ate popcorn. What else can you want out of a movie?
2) Encino Man (1992)
Totally epic movie. Brendan Fraser may not be saying a whole lot during this film, but he is held up by great physical comedy and a stellar cast which includes Sean Astin and Pauly Shore. Plus, Fraser makes cameos as his character Link in In the Army Now and Son-in-Law.
1) The Mummy (1999)
Ok. You’ll either agree with me or disagree with me, but keep in mind that The Mummy was a pretty epic blockbuster when it came out. All campiness aside, it spawned a franchise and a butt-load of licensed goods. Sure parts of it didn’t age well, but Brendan Fraser’s ‘shoot first’ attitude still shines in the original.
We are back with an all new top 5 list! This week we break down our top 5 Movie Soundtracks, we are joined on the episode by Anna the @palindrome_jedi Listen in as we break down each of our top 5’s and see what soundtracks didn’t make the cut. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Castbox and YouTube. Click here to listen.