5thWallPodcast

  • It's the holidays, and among the endless 24 hour runs of "A Christmas Story" or the James Bond marathon, a glowing beacon of comedy calls out.  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, which was released 25 years ago this month, stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and features future stars Johnny Gilecki and Juliette Lewis, as well as one of Randy Quaid's most memorable roles!

    Really, though, who puts a down payment on pools anymore?  Just take a cash-out refinance to pay for that sucker!

    Direct download: 2014-12-21_-_Episode_16.mp3
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    One of the biggest action movies to come out of 1987 (and trust us, there is PLENTY of competition) was also, first and foremost, a CHRISTMAS movie!  Mel Gibson dialed up his inner crazy for his follow up to Thunderdome with Lethal Weapon!  Danny Glover stars alongside Mel, with notable appearances by Gary Busey and Tom Atkins.  One thing is for sure, we are definitely NOT too old for this s#@%!

    Direct download: 2014-12-15_-_Episode_15.mp3
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    Our string of box office duds resumes with this 1994 classic!  That's right, this film barely made back it's money, after being released not once, but TWICE!

    Maybe next time they'll get a banker convict to do their books!  Seriously though, Clay has NEVER seen the movie, and that was only the second surprise in our research.

    This episode features a guest appearance from another fan (we pander, because we love!).  Our friend Cody joins us to get into the meat of the movie and help us understand what it is we all love about this great film.

    Direct download: 2014-12-08_-_Episode_14.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 1:10am CDT

    Back to the Future - what more can we say?  We enjoyed talking about this movie because for all of us here in the Walltower, it's one of our all time favorite movies ever!

    Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd star in a truly "modern classic" film, and there is some really interesting stuff that we found out about this movie.  Check it out and feel free to share your experiences and opinions on Facebook or Twitter!

    Direct download: 2014-12-01_-_Episode_13.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

    Movies which attain cult status are rare, and there is no surefire formula for creating one.  Clue (1985) is the perfect example here!  The cast has a list of stars that could put a modern blockbuster to shame, and yet this film did rather poorly at the box office in 1985.  

    Featuring a special guest commentator, Brandon, Clay and Jarod dissect the film, explore some trivia, and try to figure out what it is about Clue that made it such a cult phenomenon!

    Direct download: 2014-11-24_-_Episode_12.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 12:24am CDT

    And we're back!  1994 was twenty years ago.  Christian Slater had just started balding, so he was still attractive enough to be the leading man in one of the most amazing films written by Quentin Tarantino.

    That's right, episode 11 is none other than True Romance!  The cast has so many big names that it's amazing it was made for less than Julia Roberts' one-movie price tag (and she's one big name that ISN'T in this movie).  

     

    For his birthday, we let Jarod pick the film for review, so sound off on Facebook or Twitter and let us know if he picked a winner!

    Direct download: 2014-11-17_-_Episode_11.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

    Baseball is America's sport, and there's nothing more American than Charlie Sheen (drugs and debauchery), Wesley Snipes (tax evasion), Dennis Haysbert (the concept of insurance), and Tom Berenger (aging badly)!  We're joined by the hosts of the Dirty Sports Podcast, Joe Praino (@fixyourlife) and Andy Ruther (@AndyRuther), for one of the most classic sports comedies of all time!

    Remember kids: Jesus saves, but Jobu hits curveballs!

    Direct download: 2014-11-10_-_Episode_10.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

    Halloween is here!  We're releasing (unleashing?) a very special episode on our loyal (unsuspecting?) fans just in time for the craziest holiday of the year!  John Carpenter premiered this film in 1978, and subsequently changed October for everyone.  Michael Myers has come back home, and nobody is safe!  

    Direct download: 2014.10.31_-_Episode_9.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in their first installment of the Cornetto (or Blood and Ice Cream) trilogy!  The movie is one part romantic comedy and one part zombie flick, and with any other director it would have been a trainwreck, but thanks to the capable hands of Edgar Wright, the film turned out to be a defining moment for these three English louts.  So sit back, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over!

    Direct download: 2014.10.27_-_Episode_8.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

    Lucky number Seven!  1979 was a big year for a group of actors who got together with a relatively unknown director named Ridley Scott to film a science fiction-horror movie called "Star Beast!"  This movie later became Alien, one of the most iconic and well crafted horror movies EVER (that's a fact... you can look it up!)

    Direct download: 2014.10.20_-_Episode_7.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 7:54am CDT

    Episode 6 finds the 5th Wall in 1968, with George A Romero's classic zombie masterpiece Night of the Living Dead!

    Clay brings the big guns on this second episode of Horror Movie Month with some deep knowledge of the genre (zombie films) and favorite subject (zombies)!  If you watch The Walking Dead and haven't seen this movie, you're doing yourself a grave disservice!  

    Now remember, when you're boarding up a house, make sure you number the planks!

    Direct download: 2014.10.13_-_Episode_6.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

    Today we kick off Horror Movie month with a discussion about one of the most classic horror movies ever made - with a twist.  We're going to focus on the remake of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead, a truly fantastic take by Fede Alvarez, released in 2013.

    Direct download: 2014.10.06_-_Episode_5.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 12:07am CDT

    The time has come for us to gush over one of our favorite films we've ever seen, Pulp Fiction!  We found out some interesting stuff and we're going to share it with you, our lucky, deserving fans!  Now say it with me... "What does Marcellus Wallace look like?"

    Direct download: 2014.09.28_-_Episode_4.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm CDT

    This week we tackle Cabin in the Woods, a movie that hits all the right notes while it kills off every character in the film!  Lots of great trivia in this one, so be sure to let us know what you think!

    Direct download: Episode_03_-_Am_I_on_Speakerphone.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 1:35am CDT

    Blazing Saddles was released in 1974 - 40 years ago!  We can safely say that it is one movie none of us (even Clay) saw in it's original theatrical run.  We discuss some of the finer points of comedy and awkwardly dance around the various slurs that crop up in some of the quotes in this movie!

    Direct download: 2014.09.15_-_Episode_2.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 12:16am CDT

    Episode 1 - That's a Big Twinkie...

    Ghostbusters celebrates its 30th anniversary this year!  Brandon, Jarod, and Clay delve into the amazing world of Ghostbusters, where we talk about everything from our first memories to the most obscure trivia we could find!

    This is our "pilot episode" and as such, the audio is not as great as we'd like it - this is, however, corrected by episode 2!

    Direct download: 2014.09.08_-_Episode_1.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm CDT

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