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307- KARATE KID with Gavin McCarthy

307- KARATE KID with Gavin McCarthy

Who are you telling to wax off? This week Gavin McCarthy joins us as we belt up to get in the ring with THE KARATE KID, the 1984 martial arts drama starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elizabeth Shue. It’s the classic story of a man who exploits the labour of a teenage boy under...
306- ARMAGEDDON

306- ARMAGEDDON

It’s 2018 and we’re blasting off the New Year with ARMAGEDDON, the 1998 disaster movie directed by Michael Bay and starring Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler and a bunch of other people who are trying to stop an asteroid from hitting earth. Honestly, after 2017, maybe we should just let it. Also featuring Steve...
305- WHEN HARRY MET SALLY with SIMONE PAGET

305- WHEN HARRY MET SALLY with SIMONE PAGET

As 2017 winds down and we pray for 2018 not to be completely insane, we celebrate the coming of a New Year by revisiting WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, Rob Reiner’s 1989 romantic comedy starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as a guy and a girl trying to keep it in the friendzone. Also Princess Leia...
304- NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

304- NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

The best Christmases are the ones spent with family– particularly somebody else’s family! This year we park our RV outside the Griswald’s in NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo and Randy Quaid. It’s a modern holiday classic about a jerk trying his darndest to make a nice Christmas for his family, including...
303- STAR TREK: GENERATIONS with Tom Reimann

303- STAR TREK: GENERATIONS with Tom Reimann

This week, we boldly go where no Christmas episode has ever gone before as Tom Reinnman joins us to engage with STAR TREK: GENERATIONS! It’s the movie that brought together our favorite Captains, and isn’t that what the holidays are about? Starring Patrick Stewart, William Shatner and Malcolm McDowell, along with pretty much everyone who’s...
302- DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

302- DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Presents! Decorations! The Roast Beast! We’re stealing all of it with Jim Carrey in DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. Adapted from the classic children’s book and Chuck Jones TV special and directed by Ron Howard, this movie combines two of my favorite holiday traditions, misanthropy and larceny. Also featuring Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor...
301- WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

301- WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

We’re less than a month away from Christmas, so we’re kicking off the holiday season with a sleeper hit, 1995’s WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING. It’s the romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock as a woman who pretends to be Peter Gallagher’s fiance while he’s in a coma. Happens the best of us.  Also Bill Pullman’s in there,...
300- THE GOONIES

300- THE GOONIES

It’s our 300th episode and to celebrate we hunt for pirate treasure with THE GOONIES! Yes, Richard Donner’s 1985 kid’s adventure flick starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin and a bunch of other kids who are trying to save their homes by searching for the booty of One Eyed Willie, with only hardened criminals, booby...
299- SIGNS with Ryan Sprague

299- SIGNS with Ryan Sprague

Oh lord, give us a sign, or more specifically SIGNS, the 2002 M. Night Shyamalan alien invasion thriller starring Mel Gibson, about whom I’ve heard nothing but nice things, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin and the third most precocious Culkin. Also, Michael Showalter for some reason. Is this movie some elaborate sketch comedy routine? Joining us with...
298- CLERKS with Tom McGee

298- CLERKS with Tom McGee

Can I help you? This week we check out (on life) with CLERKS, the 1994 slacker comedy that launched Kevin Smith’s foul mouthed career and introduced us to Jay & Silent Bob, cinema’s most congenial small-time drug dealers. Starring Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghighliotti, Lisa Spoonhauer and Jason Mewes, this movie inspired a generation...
297- BEETLEJUICE

297- BEETLEJUICE

It’s Halloween and to celebrate we summon the ghost with most BEETLEJUICE! Yes, we’re talking about the 1988 Tim Burton film starring Michael Keaton as the titular ghoul, as well as Gina Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder and, yes, Robert Goulet. This movie blew our minds when we were kids, but how does it hold...
296- SAW

296- SAW

The jig is up as we puzzle over SAW, James Wan’s 2004 horror/ psychological thriller starring Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell and Danny Glover. It’s the film that kickstarted a franchise, (including the upcoming JIGSAW) and perhaps even paved the way for a controversial new genre of film making. Also featuring Tobin Bell, Ken Leung and...