Summary: Tristan + Greg are a couple of 90s kids, on a mission to re-watch every movie that meant something from their childhood. Each episode they review a 'classic' film from the 80s or 90s, and determine how it stacks up in the modern era. We use the term classic very loosely.
GREG HAS COVID! So no new episode this week unfortunately. But why not listen to our Outbreak episode instead so you can fully empathise with Mr Kearney #prayforgreg
This. Movie. Is. Iconic. But we hadn't watched it in about 20 years, so the pressure was on! To add even more pressure, we've also got one of the stars from this very movie to help us break it all down - actor, magician, and TikTok extraordinaire, Adam Wylie. Adam of course gives us allllll the inside knowledge and behind the scenes scoops which make this episode, one that simply cannot be missed!
Ok. This is a BIIIIG one. Brian De Palma's Scarface was massive for most of us I'm sure, but particularly so for this week's guest, Matty Fahd from Gogglebox Australia. Matty joins us to talk through why this was such a massive movie for him, and of course help us dive into the background of the film, and breakdown how it holds up in 2020. This is a pretty massive episode, our longest to-date, and it's packed to the brim with juicy Scarface chat. Including such big questions as, to what extent is it a remake? How 'method' did Pacino get on set? Is his accent actually any good? Is this the most influential movie on hip-hop of all time? But most importantly, how does it hold up through the harsh light of a 2020 lens?
RE-RELEASE BABY! We. Are. Finally. Doing. PREDATOR. And just to make this even more of an epic episode, we have very special guest, Michael Schiavello, AKA The Voice, AKA the most-watched-sports broadcaster in the world. We talk all of our usual segments, but we can't have Michael on the show without asking all of our burning questions about JCVD, Steven Seagal and Frank Dux - and holy moly does he deliver. So join us for 70% predator, 20% amazing behind the scenes stories of our aforementioned martial arts heroes, and 10% motivational speech.
FESTIVE RE-RELEASE - We are going full-festive this week, with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, with special guest Hayden James. Sure he's an Aussie music superstar, but does he have movie chat? Turns out yes! We cover it all, from the rotating roster of the Griswold kids, to the grumpy old men Chevy and Randy have turned into - but most importantly, we go deep to truly understand how this thing holds up in 2020.
148 - Jingle All The Way: It's Arnie, and it's Christmas. Bish, bash, bosh - you got yourself a podcast episode. This is a jam-packed episode. Of course we talk about Arnold, his cookies, and how nobody told nobody to eat them etc, but we also breakdown the trackless of the classic 1993 compilation CD Hit Machine 2, for some reason. This and more! So have a listen and leave a review, it's the festive thing to do.
147 - We are well and truly in the festive season now, folks! For our first festive film of the year, we are hitting a tale as old as time - well, a tale as old as a 1843 novella with an 88 twist - with SCROOGED! I know we say this every week but we go DEEEEP this week guys - covering such important questions as, what would the 2020's twist on the classic tale look like? What is the relationship between this film and 30 Rock? and of course, the question on everyone's mind (or at least Tristan's), why do long haul flights mess with our digestive system so much? ALSO - we have a pretty special Easter egg waiting for you at the end of the episode, so make sure you stick around. MERRY CHRISTMAS! GOD BLESS US, EVERY ONE!
146 - We don't get to this the 70's very often, so when we do, you know it's a special one. So get in your escape pods and put on your ear huggers because we are breaking down ALIEN!
145 - We have been wanting to do this one for a while - the only thing holding us back, was that there is no more Gremlins after this... for now at least. It's the sequel that dials the absurdity up to 11 and gets more Meta than Zuckerberg - but does it hold up today, or is it best left in the past? Tune in and find out!
144 - IT'S HEAT WEEK BABY! Pacino, De Niro, Kilmer, Sizemore, Judd, Trejo, but most importantly, FICHTNER! This is a big movie, so we take our time breaking this bad boy down. The pod is the juice guys, the pod is the juice!
143 - What if the artist, was the hero? Enter: El Mariachi. This week we deep dive into the 1995 classic Desperado. Banderas, Hayek, Buscemi, Trejo, Cheech, Tarantino - THIS. MOVIE. HAS. IT. ALL. But does it hold up today? Tune in and find out
142 - After a brief detour due to Halloween, we return to our regularly scheduled programming, with 1997's DOUBLE TEAM. It's the film the world was asking for, "When will JCVD be able to team up with 2x Defensive Player of the Year, Dennis Rodman?", The world exclaimed, "WHEN!?". The answer was "now", or at least it was then. Ironically, the answer now, is "then", or more specifically, 1997. If you have read this far, thanks, but why? Press play.
141 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN (week). This week we are diving into Halloween 2 - and by that we of course mean the first Halloween 2. Not Halloween 2 from 2009 or Halloween (2) from 2018. We are talking about the first of the three 2's. Halloween 2-1. There aren't many franchises where we get to say that, and a lot of this episode is about digging into exactly why that is, and navigating the hot mess that is the Halloween cannon - a hot mess that is largely a consequence of what happens in this film, Halloween 2 (the first one). Is that clear?
140 - So... usually every 10th episode is a JCVD joint, but it's spooky season so we've had to pivot. JCVD will be back soon! Instead, this week it's a slasher with a massive legacy - Friday the 13th - but is it any goooooood? We dive deep on this one. Tristan watched almost every movie in the franchise, so we end up talking about the series as a whole, it's legacy, and the inevitable comparison to John Carpenter's Halloween.
139 - Welcome to week TWO of our Spooky-Time Spectacular miniseries, with the iconic Addams Family. This thing has been in a constantly evolving in pop culture since it first appeared in The New Yorker back in 1938 - and this iteration is no different! Join us as we poke around and break this thing down. So much to talk about. Too much to list here. So just trust us and listen!