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.
098 - Happy New Year! We are back with some pretty fresh territory to cover. Is it animated? Is it live-action? Is it CGI? It's all of these things, it's mother-f***ing TRON! We go pretty gosh darn deep into how exactly they pulled this one off, and its fascinating stuff, so join us for this and more in our first episode of 2021.
This week we are covering the film that made little Greg cry - 1990's GHOST. This movie is kind of insane, but we would argue that actually works in its favour, we need more insane movies. It was also the highest grossing movie of 1990, so there's that. It was also directed by the guy that did Airplane and The Naked Gun, so there is also that. If that's not enough 'thats' for you, it's also got Patrick Swayze, Whoopi Goldberg and Unchained Melody (a song with an insanely rich origin story), so there is THAT too.
Re-Release because it's Christmas Welcome to the party, pal. Time to get festive as we kick-off our first episode in our 3-week Christmas movie trilogy. Don't you dare say that Die Hard isn't a Christmas movie, because you are wrong, and we prove it in this very episode. Festivities aside, you get all the usuals here - we dive deep into the film's rich origin story, its cultural impact, the master puppeteer that orchestrated it (Joel Silver), and of course, Hans Gruber's 'convincing' American accent.
097 - Join us for our final ep for the year, discussing Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. It's a pretty chill episode (thanks to Juniper Estate wines), but want to also say MASSIVE thanks so much to all of you for your support in what has been a pretty weird year for all of us. Doing this pod has been a constant source of joy for us, and we feel so lucky that you guys listen. We love you all! Also this movie made Tristan cry.
096 - 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.
095 - Shane Black, Joel Silver, Tony Scott, Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans. This thing is STACKED. Which is of course a blessing and a curse. This movie is also the last time any of these people worked together (Aside from Black and Silver, who of course went on to have a partnership that would echo through the ages), and there is a reason for that. So join us for a pretty juicy origin story and breakdown of this most 90s of buddy action movies.
094 - 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?
093 - We are back in the land of Carpenter. We couldn't wait, so here we are - and what better second stop than his 1981 cult classic, Escape From New York. It's also our first Kurt Russell movie, if you can believe it!!! In this episode, we break down all the usuals, from origin story and plot synopsis to cultural relevance and legacy in 2020, as well as some deep dives into Kurt Russell child-stardom and Snake Plissken's role in the evolution of action hero's that would one day become the Lat Pack.
092 - It's our first English movie! what took us so long? We have no excuse, apologies to all English friends of the show - but what an absolute belter to start with - Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. This one is VERY close to teenage Tristan & Greg's hearts, so there was a lot of pressure on the rewatch, so tune in to find out if it holds up in 2020 (and for the origin story, plot synopsis and deep dives into the unconventional cast).
091 - Yes, halloween was two days ago, but Halloween (1978) is forever - so let's keep it going! Full Disclosure, neither of us had actually seen this one before choosing it, and didn't quite realise what we signed up for, this isn't just another slasher movie, this is something special. So join us we deep dive into the wonderful world of John Carpenter, the origins of the film, and how it stacks up in 2020 after so so many sequels and reboots over the past 42 years. PS. if you hear some faint barking in the background that sounds like Seymour is just a spooky ghost.
090 - It's JCVD time again, and at this point in our journey we are at peak Box Office JCVD with what remains his highest grossing film of all time, 1994's Timecop. Later that same year we would be blessed with Street Fighter, but thats a discussion for another time. In the meantime, Timecop gives us more than enough to chew on - an origin that links back to a comic book, a new spin on time travel logic, and the rare blowdried mullet. But where does this stack up compared to other lat pack time travel movies like Terminator and Demolition Man? Listen and find out.
089 - it's Halloween season! Plus we are way overdue for some more Horror coverage, therefore CHUCKY! That's right, the film that sparked 6 sequels, a reboot, and a TV show currently in the works - 1988's Child's Play. It's also a 1988 film, so any friends of the show should know what to expect from Greg on this ep. Enjoy and HAPPY HALLOWEEN SPOOKY TIME to you all!!!!
088 - This one has been a long time coming. It holds a special place in all of our hearts. It's that movie we might have been slightly too young to see. Maybe our dad let us watch it with him, just a couple of years too early. Maybe it was a viewing at a mates house. Either way it was a special watch in our younger days. This is very much the Leisure Suit Larry of movies - but is that a good thing? Join us for a potentially controversial episode as we play hardball with a movie that really made us struggle. This episode was hard. Legit. But also, there is Michael Winslow. How bloody great is he? This and more, in this week's episode of Double Impact.
087 - 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.
086 - We've done it! Given it's now 20 years ago, we have opened up the year 2000, and what better way to ring in the year than a Nolan film, our first Nolan film - Memento. If you're already a friend of the show, you know Nolan can be a controversial topic for us (or at least one of us), so strap yourselves in because we are going to unpack that whole thing. If you're new to the show - don't worry about it, just join us like a fresh-faced, wide-eyed Guy Pearce and enjoy. Memento is the focus here, but we of course discuss the broader Nolan-verse, as well the Nolan brother (Jonathan), and indeed the Nolan tropes (so many dead wives). But where does this low-budget indie sit relative to the modern Nolan juggernauts? And how does it hold up today? These answers an more, ready for your ear holes now.