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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.

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  • Artist: Tristan + Greg, Tristan Burrell, Greg Kearney
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 Terminator 2: Judgement Day (James Cameron, 1991) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:17

115 - May Madness starts NOW, and doesn't get any bigger than this one. We're talking about freaking Terminator 2, guys! Even Seymour jumps in to help out (sorry he sprinkles in some barks here and there). Together, we break down this 90s icon into all the pieces you come to expect, from origin story, plot break down, over-thinking time travel and of course, the final verdict on how this 1991 classic holds up 30 years later. (Yes, we know it's still technically April).

 The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:58

114 - it’s The Goonies! And Tristan had never seen it before! So yes, we cover all the usual stops, but Tristan never saw The Goonies growing up! WILD! A lot to unpack.

 Gone in 60 Seconds (Dominic Sena, 2000) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:01

113 - We are back in the wacky world of Nicolas Cage this week, with 2000's Gone in 60 Seconds. We know we primarily look at 80s and 90s movies, but it was over 20 years ago so waddyawant? Is this movie an undervalued Fast & Furious ancestor? Or an outdated trope-mobile set to Moby and The Chemical Brothers? This is the central question. But orbiting this central question are other questions. More questions. So many questions. So join us as we pull apart this 2000s Cage vehicle like a poorly qualified mechanic that looks like Giovani Ribisi.

 Romeo & Juliet (Baz Lurhmann, 1996) w/ The Wives of the Show! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:28

112 - It's been a long time coming, but we have finally done it, The wives of the show (Ara & Carol) join us on the pod this week to break down an iconic 1990s retelling of a 1590s classic. From the soundtrack to the aesthetic; from the guns and cars to Leo and his floppy hair; from Paul Rudd dancing to Paul Sorvino getting angry at people - this movie truly had something for everybody. So please join is as we break down the origin story behind this movie, the 90s neo-Shakespeare resurgence it kicked off, and of course, decide how this film holds up in 2021. And the wives are here too! Did we mention that? Quadruple Impact!

 Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:59

111 - Chris Farley. Damn.

 Sudden Death (Peter Hyams, 1995) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:55

110 - We are back in the freaking wonderful land of Jean-Claude Van Damme this week, with 1995's Sudden Death - you know, the one that's Die Hard but Ice Hockey. What we lack in Ice Hockey know-how, we make up for in JCVD knowledge, this isn't our first rodeo. Episode 110 means we have covered 11 JCVD films a this point, in chronological order - and dare we say, an interesting career arch is beginning to reveal itself. Tune in to hear a more on this and all that usual other stuff.

 Little Monsters (Richard Greenberg, 1989) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:13

109 - This is perhaps the deepest of cuts we have ever attempted here. This thing didn't even rank on the top 100 at the box office in it's day. Greg hadn't even seen it or heard of it. Who would have thought a movie so small would give us so much to talk about? This thing is WILD, MAN. We are talking about 1989's Little Monsters. Is this the darkest kids movie of all time? We think so. Join us as we unpack this strange little number. Hey and Fred Savage is in this movie, so there's that.

 Coming to America (John Landis, 1988) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:27

108 - We are back with Eddie Murphy this week to celebrate the release of Coming 2 America with a revisit of Coming TO America. What do I even write here? This is a HUGE movie. YUUUUUUUGE. We talk through all the usual topics, from origin story and behind the scenes urban legends, through to some juicier topics. Coming To America represents a turning point in Eddie Murphy's career - with this being the first of 3 consecutive Murphy movies to feature an almost all-black cast - this was HUGE at the time, and almost controversial. We wish we could say times have changed

 Bowfinger w/ Alexei Toliopoulos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:09

107 - We are hitting a 1999 deep-cut this week. But we aren't doing it alone. The coming together of comedy titans Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin requires the coming together of pod titans - so we have enlisted local pod-god, Alexei Toliopoulos, to help us unpack this Holly-weird tale. This movie has it all, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Frank Oz, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski, Jamie Kennedy(!) and Tony Stark! But how does it hold up in 2021? Tune in and find out.

 The Frank Dux Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:53

SPECIAL EPISODE - Today marks the 33rd anniversary of Bloodsport. So we sat down and spoke to Frank Dux. The real Frank Dux. For an hour. Many people have opinions on this man, many question the validity of his stories - but what great stories they are! Stories that would go on to inspire an iconic film - a film that would go on to inspire a whole generation of martial artists, and even video games like Mortal Kombat. Truth or not, that's more of a legacy than any of us can claim - so join us as we chat with the notorious figure about his life, his movies, the Kumite, working with JCVD and much much more.

 The Karate Kid (John G. Avildsen, 1984) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:45

105 - We are hitting some SERIOUS territory here. It's always a little scary when we go back and revisit something so beloved - but hey that's podcasting babyyyyyyy - and this week it's The Karate Kid. We've all seen it. We all like it, but there is a lot to talk about - including the the whereabouts of Ralph Macchio between My Cousin Vinny and Cobra Kai, the unbelievable life story of Pat Morita aka Noriyuki Morita aka Mr Miyagi - and perhaps the most mind-blowing of all - how this movie is sorta kinda based on a true story.

 Wild Things (John McNaughton, 1998) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:33

104 - We are going all-in on our awkward teens this week with a movie that changed us - 1998's Wild Things! But most importantly, we watched the ENTIRE movie this time. Join us as we unpack, well, a lot (this movie is a lot) - from origin story to Kevin's Bacon - we cover it all. But of course it wouldn't be an episode of Double Impact if we didn't evaluate how it holds up today, so that's here too - so get onto it!

 Cobra (George P. Cosmatos, 1986) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:23

103 - We have been a little Stallone-light lately, so prepare to get Stallone-heavy with Cobra. This film raises many, many, many questions. We ask them all, and answer some. Namely, is Cobra just a big ol' dork? Kinda. We of course do a deep dive into the the Beverly Hills Cop connection, and ponder whether this film is actually just Billy Rosemount fan fiction? But perhaps most importantly, we evaluate how this thing holds up in 2021. Enjoy!

 Friday (F. Gary Gray, 1995) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:43

102 - This has been one of our most requested movies - and it was an absolutely MASSIVE influence on both of us growing up. It felt like it had been omnipresent throughout our lives pretty much since it hit VHS. And it's obviously not just us, with it's culturally legacy still being felt today with the meme-ification of 'Bye Felicia', and the recent tributes to both John Witherspoon and Tiny Lister Jr (RIP). But how does it hold up today? Tune in and find out.

 Jumanji (Joe Johnston, 1995) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:55

101 - The movie so nice, they remade it twice... JUMANJI! This is a nostalgia bomb for many of us, both as a movie and a book - but how does it hold up in 2021? Why does the same actor play Alan's dad AND the hunter? Why are giant mosquitos the scariest thing I can imagine? Many questions, and many answers, in this week's episode.

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