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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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 Predator (John McTiernan, 1987), w/ Michael Schiavello | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:33:29

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.

 Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:47

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.

 Crocodile Dundee (Peter Fairman, 1986) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:13

085 - We are back with our first Aussie film in far too long - 1986’s Crocodile Dundee. This movie is a cultural icon, there's no denying it, but how does it hold up today? A pop cultural torpedo that put Australia on the map? Or just a stereotypical relic of the past? Maybe both? Too many questions? We dive deeeeeep into this thing to find the these answers and more - and along the way, break down the pretty bloody mind blowing path Paul Hogan took in getting this thing made in the first place.

 Lethal Weapon (Richard Donner, 1987) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:13

084 - Another buddy cop blockbuster this week. In fact, it's probably the one that has come to define the genre - 1987's Lethal Weapon. Join us as we break this thing down into digestible chunks of analysis, historical context, and a healthy fear of Mel Gibson. We deep dive into Shane Black's ongoing use of Xmas as an action movie backdrop, the films origin story, dissect the plot and capture its legacy - all in an effort to decide how it holds up in 2020.

 Men In Black (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1997) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:21

083 - Can you believe it's taken us 83 episodes to get to a Will Smith movie? And while yes, it is technically a Will Smith movie, let's be honest, Men In Black is the Vincent D'Onofrio show. What. A. Performance. Of course we dive deep into the backstory of the film - from the director who started in porn, to the almost-cast David Schwimmer as Agent J (Yes, that's Will Smith's role. We're confused too), and ultimately unpack how it holds up in 2020.

 Stand By Me (Rob Reiner, 1986) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:15

082 - "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?". Man, does this movie hit you in the feels? It hits all the damn feels and it hits hard. That's why we are putting on our (relatively) serious faces for this episode - but while there may be slightly less lols per square inch than usual, we double down on the analysis. So join us as we break down the film's origin story, plot and legacy and ultimately discuss how this classic holds up for a couple of grown up kids from Sydney, 34 years after its initial release.

 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:54

081 - Pumped for the new Bill & Ted movie? Of course you are, we all are, so why not travel back in time to where it all started with 1989's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Full disclosure, for whatever reason, Bogus Journey was more present in our youth, but we still love us an excellent adventure. So buckle up and join us as we dive into the movie's back story, plot and legacy - and ultimately decide how it holds up in 2020.

 Hard Target (John Woo, 1993) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:44

080 - It's JCVD week again, and we are re-visiting his second movie from 1993 - Hard Target. This movie is HISTORIC, not just for the mullet, or the motorbike surfing, or rattlesnake-punching, but it's also the first Hollywood studio picture to be helmed by an Asian director. That's right, it's John Woo, in his first American picture, and while he doesn't fully unleash the Woo, his trademarks are all over this thing. Plus Wilford Brimley is in this, what else do you want? So join us as we unpick this pop-cultural artefact and break it down through a 2020 lens.

 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:43

078 - Geez Louise it's a big movie this week. A sibling to Star Wars, and the love child of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg - we are of course talking about 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark. We delicately dust-off this cultural artefact with the thorough cultural lens that you've come to expect - from origin story through to legacy, we pull this thing apart and put it back together with all the care of a ruggedly handsome 1940s archeologist. We also recorded wayyyy past our bed times - so format might be a little looser than usual...

 Men at Work (1990) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:37

077 - We are hitting a deep cut this week, the 1990 'black comedy' with a double dose of Sheen/Estevi, Men at Work. Join us as we crack open this time capsule and feast on the goo inside - breaking down the film's origin story, plot, legacy and a good old-fashioned deep dive on the Sheen family (and that delightful Keith David - did you know he was the voice of Spawn? How good!).

 The Sandlot (1993) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:10

076 - This one is a bit of a nostalgia bomb; a 90's movie set in the 60s? That's double dose of nostalgia - and this movie doesn't hold back - it's 1993's The Sandlot. We have been wanting to rewatch this one, and here we are. This is actually one of the smallest movies we have ever covered if you look at box office, but if you look at cultural significance, this thing was HUGE! Even all the way down here in Australia (where it was called The Sandlot Kids). For a lot of us, it's how we heard about s'mores, chewing tobacco and Wendy Peffercorn - and our induction to Baseball Americana. But how does it hold up today? Join us as we investigate.

 I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:34

075 - The 90's brought us a new wave of horror movies that went on the redefine the genre. The 90's also brought us this movie... I Know What You Did Last Summer. Despite seeming like an inferior cash-in on the craze created by the more critically and commercially successful, Scream, this movie was written by the same gosh darn guy! So there's that. But just why doesn't this movie hit the heights of the aforementioned Wes Craven masterpiece? We'll tell you why - join us as we dive into the surprisingly interesting origin story behind the film, deconstruct the plot, re-pitch the movie in 10 different ways, and ultimately evaluate whether this thing holds up in 2020 or is best left in the past.

 Face / Off (1997) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:08

074 -While it's not our first Nic Cage movie, nor is it our first John Travolta movie, it IS the first movie we have covered where these two guys switch faces. It's also our first John Woo movie, in what was really his first US opportunity to fully unleash the Woo. Needless to say, we are excited. While this movie gets quite a bit of airtime in 90s-action-movies-of-excess conversation - and often gets lumped into a 'so bad it's good' category of film - we would argue otherwise. Face / Off is 'so good, it's good'. Unsure? Enquire within.

 Office Space (1999) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:59

073 - It’s our first foray into the wonderfully ordinary world of Mike Judge with 1999’s Office Space. We’ve been wanting to this one for a while, and it definitely hits differently as an adult office worker than it did as a free spirit teen - the sterile yet foreign horror of the titular office space, now all too familiar to our wounded workplace souls. So join us for what feels a little like group therapy, with all the usual stops along the way: origin story, plot breakdown, legacy, verdict and an all-round Mike Judge love-fest.

 From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:27

072 - One of the greatest cross-over events of the 90s was the partnership between Tarantino and Rodriguez, the fruits of which emerged as the 1996 mish-mash vampire romp, From Dusk Till Dawn. This movie meant a lot to us growing up, and not just for the Selma Hayek stuff. Ok a little bit for the Salma Hayek stuff (we were teens, give us a break). Looking at this thing with fresh eyes in the land of 2020, this movie only becomes more interesting. It's premise seeming somehow more bold. Tarantino incredibly seeming even MORE creepy. His foot fetish somehow even more pronounced. More, more, more. The list goes on. So join us as we unpack every element of this film of excess from its origin story, plot and all the behind the scenes stuff you come to expect, all in an effort to evaluate how it stacks up in 2020.


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