April 18, 2018

Episode #181: 80 Years of Superman — Part 1

On April 18, 1938, the world was introduced to the first superhero. He looked like a circus strongman. He performed feats of stre…

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April 11, 2018

Episode #180: "Body & Blood" | Dead Ringers & The Last Temptation of …

April is our month of movies that are just weird or different enough not to fit into some of the other themes we had assigned to …

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April 4, 2018

Episode #179: "She wanted to go dancing, so we watched a movie" | Rea…

The 80s love-fest is here! Ready Player One from Ernest Cline has been adapted into a movie and by some miracle of licensing, the…

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March 21, 2018

Episode #178: "You ARE Great" | Willow & Child's Play (1988)

One of our movies this week is full of magic and wonder. Swords and sorcery. The other one is a bit more murder-y. We explore the…

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March 14, 2018

Episode #177: "Batman '88" | The Killing Joke & A Death in the Family…

In 1986, Frank Miller introduced us to a dark and gritty Batman who's pulling a Murtaugh and definitely getting too old for this …

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March 7, 2018

Episode #176: “Big Twins” | Twins & Big (1988)

These movies are eerily similar. Danny DeVito feels like he’s looking into a mirror when he meets his twin brother Julius for the…

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Feb. 27, 2018

Episode #175: "Ich bin ein engel" | Wings of Desire (1988)

The divide between East and West is meaningless when you're an angel. You can come and go, observing humanity throughout the cour…

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Feb. 21, 2018

Episode #174: "I Want To Believe" | Casablanca (1942)

Victor Laszlo believes in freedom. Ilsa believes in Victor. Rick believed in his love for Ilsa. We wanted to believe that Rick an…

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Feb. 14, 2018

Episode #173: "Crash Tess Dummies" | Bull Durham & Working Girl (1988)

I believe strikeouts are fascist. I believe she's got a mind for business and a bod for sin. I believe Solo will be fun, but Clov…

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Feb. 6, 2018

Episode #172: "Prepare for Assembly!" | Earth Star Voyager (1988)

After Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in 1987, Disney tried their hand at a sci-fi series with a starship manned by a cr…

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Jan. 31, 2018

Episode #171: “Prehistoric Savoir Faire” | The Land Before Time / Oli…

Join us on a journey through all of the feels as we jump even further back from 1988 into prehistoric times with the children’s c…

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Jan. 24, 2018

Episode #170: "P-p-p-please!" | Who Framed Roger Rabbit & Cartoons of…

Who framed Roger Rabbit? And who doesn't love Saturday Morning Cartoons?! All of the answers to those questions in our newest epi…

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Jan. 17, 2018

Episode #169: "When This Baby Hits Hachi Ju Hachi" | My Neighbor Toto…

We're full speed ahead into 1988 with our first episode of the year. January is our animation month and we begin with an explorat…

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Dec. 31, 2017

Episode #168: “Best of ’87 & ’17”

As our voyage through the movies of 1987 comes to a close, John waxes nostalgic on his favorites from this last year — both from …

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Dec. 27, 2017

Episode #167: "We Are The Spark" | Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

We all had a chance to watch The Last Jedi at least once, so John, Jeff, Pat, and Dennis sat down to talk through our feelings — …

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Dec. 20, 2017

Episode #166: "High Infidelity" | Fatal Attraction (1987)

When a one-night stand turns into a couple of nights... and then Dan suddenly remembers he's married to a fantastic wife, has a g…

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Dec. 12, 2017

Episode #165: "At Least Nobody Was Hurt" | Ernest Goes To Camp (1987)

In a movie that's campy in more ways than one, Ernest P. Worrell tries to help a group of misfit boys turn their lives around and…

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Dec. 6, 2017

Episode #164: "I Dig It" | Justice League (2017)

Justice League was a step in the right direction for the DCEU. John, Jeff, Pat, Bo, and special guest Will talk about why this is…

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Nov. 30, 2017

Episode #163: "Teenage Wasteland" | Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

The 80s was full of movies showcasing the plight of the modern teenager... and John Hughes was the master. Unfortunately, John Hu…

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Nov. 22, 2017

Episode #162: "Oh Baby" | Baby Boom (1987)

J.C. Wiatt can't have a baby because she's got a 12:30 lunch meeting. Or at least, that's what she thought before a relative died…

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Nov. 16, 2017

Episode #161: "All in the Family" | The Secret of My Success (1987)

We came to a startling realization that Michael J. Fox features in more than one role where a relative wants to give new meaning …

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Nov. 8, 2017

Episode #160: "Greed... is Good" | Wall Street (1987)

Gordon Gekko (which I always thought would be a great name for the Geico gecko) is a ruthless Wall Street player who makes multi-…

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Nov. 1, 2017

Episode #159: "Finger Lickin' Good" | Near Dark (1987)

Take the cast of ALIENS and put them in Oklahoma... and make them vampires. Then you've got Kathryn Bigelow's feature film direct…

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Oct. 25, 2017

Episode #158: “Chill the Maggots; Sex the Roaches” | Hellraiser (1987)

It’s the epic love story for the ages: Girl meets boy. Girl marries boy. Girl is bored with husband and has affair with husband’s…

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