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  • Episode 69 could only go to one of the king of irreverant one-liners (and waistbands, ho ho!) ever to grace to silver screen: Rodney Dangerfield!  His 1986 comedy "Back to School" was one of the best examples of prolonged higher procrastination (heyyy!) we've ever seen.  The supporting cast featured Sam Kinnison (included in the clip at the beginning) and Billy Zabka, not to mention a number of minor supporting roles filled by notable faces (hey I'd like to fill that role!).

    Ok, I'm done with the terrible Dangerfield gags, just download and enjoy!

    Direct download: 2016-02-22_-_Episode_69.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 8:53am CDT

    Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider are two detectives in the NYC narcotics department, and the streets are dry - nothings moving.  In William Friedkin's 1971 classic cat-and-mouse, we're dropped into the middle of a seedy metropolis that looks cold and feels even colder.

    This movie was almost never made, if not for the iconic car chase scene that it's known for!

    Direct download: 2016-02-15_-_Episode_68.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm CDT

    Al Pacino experienced one of the most pronounced career growths during the 1990's, and many would credit this to his continued success to his early roles, in such classic films as Dog Day Afternoon and Scarface.  In fact, just a year before, we see he is more than capable of working alongside talented young breakouts (Scent of a Woman), and he continues to show that here, opposite Sean Penn (himself nominated for a Golden Globe).

    Welcome to Paradise!

    Direct download: Carlitos_Way_Final.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 7:57am CDT

    Ladies and Gents, we proudly present to you one of the finest comedies of the 1980s!  Arriving just 3 years under the 1990 deadline, Coming to America solidified Eddie Murphy's reign on a whitewashed Hollywood.  Thanks to him, we were introduced to all the various stereotypes that feature so predominantly in his later films, including playing multiple roles in the same scene!

    Direct download: 2016-01-15_-_Episode_66.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

    Welcome to 2016 everybody!  We're kicking this new year off with a bang (courtesy of the enhanced blanks used in today's film)!

    Die Hard is a classic action movie, and in the spirit of Christmas, we thought there's no better way to celebrate the holidays than giving this film the attention it deserves!

    Bruce Willis stars as NYPD Officer John McClane, coming to visit his estranged wife Holly (played by Bonnie Bedelia).  What they didn't count on was an unexpected visit from Alan Rickman's fantastic Hans Gruber.  Good thing he left the stuffed bear in the limo!

    Direct download: 2016-01-05_-_Episode_65.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am CDT

    This has been a great year for movies, and we want to thank everyone for listening with us all year long!

    1995 was ALSO a huge year in movies, as we've mentioned this before.  Did you know it was the year that Michael Bay made his major motion picture debut?  That was 20 years ago, and it was also the film debut of Will Smith, in an attempt to revive the buddy-cop shoot'em-up genre.

    Thankfully, Bad Boys launched an even better sequel, and Michael Bay was able to go on making ridiculous movies with even bigger budgets!

    Direct download: 2015-12-22_-_Episode_64.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm CDT

    Robert De Niro, Al Pacino.  It was touted as the matchup of the century, two icons, finally going head to head in a Michael Mann heist film.  It should have broken box office records, except for the fact that the marketing screwed it up, really shafting a great film from earning the praise it deserved in its day.

    1995 was a spectacular year for film, and this movie is one of the reasons why!  Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Danny Trejo, Ashley Judd, William Fichtner, Henry Rollins, Al Pacino, even Natalie Portman!

    Direct download: 2015-12-08_-_Episode_63.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 8:46am CDT

    It's Turkey time, and if you're like us, you've got a favorite movie you put on the TV instead of football! Well, with that in mind, we wanted to record a special Thanksgiving episode this year to celebrate the crazy travel problems we all seem to have on days like this!

    John Candy and Steve Martin play a hapless traveling duo who are stuck in the endless feedback loop of the 1980's travel system.  We think this is John Hughes best directorial feature to date, and hope you enjoy our episode!

    Direct download: 2015-11-26_-_Episode_62.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am CDT

    Sometimes, when you're really sexually repressed, you will do depraved things in order to express your frustrations.  Things like, oh I don't know, summoning a demon hell-spawn using a Barbie Doll, the combined computing power of the military industrial complex, and a freak lightning storm.

    Seriously, Frankenstein would be proud.  Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchel-Smith star in this classic coming-of-age story about two teens who create their very own Kelly LeBrock.  We get Bill Paxton and Robert Downey Jr in some not insignificant parts, as well as some classic John Hughes gags.  Give it a listen while I look at the camera >.>

    Direct download: 2015-11-23_-_Episode_62.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 11:16pm CDT

    This is it, ladies and gentlemen!  This is the movie that thrust the talents of a truly amazing cast, crew, and director into the limelight.  1985 saw a number of really, truly spectacular films, but this one kicked off the new year! 

    The Breakfast Club is by far one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories - the 5 kids who made up detention that fateful morning allowed us all to take a good long look in the mirror and decide if we were going to accept our roles as the brain, the jock, the criminal, the princess, or the basket case... or if we'd admit that we're all in this together.

    Direct download: 2015-11-15_-_Episode_60.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm CDT