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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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 Teen Wolf (1985) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:10

071 - After a pretty long run of 90s movies we are back squarely in the 80s with the OTHER big Michael J Fox film from 1985, Teen Wolf. The title says it all really. Michael J Fox plays a teen... wolf. There you have it ladies and gentlemen. But does this thing hold up today, or is it best left in the past? Join us and find out.

 Nowhere to Run (1993) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:07

070 - another 10 episodes means it's time for another chapter in our ongoing JCVD filmography. This week it's Nowhere to Run, but we are doing things a little bit differently this time around - we have our wives on the show with us! We've been on the road so have coerced our better halves into watching a JCVD film with us and getting in on the podcast action. We hit all the usual stops along the way, but now you get that all-important female perspective included - which is important because this movie has some weird moments to unpack.

 Total Recall (1990) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:13

069 - This is a big one. Philip K Dick mixed with a little Verhoeven, brought to life with peak-90's practical effects and shaken into absurdity by Arnold - makes this movie operate on any conceivable level. There is pretty much something for everybody here. However, back in the 70s and 80s, this thing wasn't so easy to sell, and was stuck in development hell as it bounced around Hollywood for over a decade, with various combinations of directors and leading men attached - from Patrick Swayze to Richard Dreyfuss. Yep. This movie's origin story is stacked. So join us as we dive into all things Total Recall for about an hour and 20 mins, and discuss how it holds up in 2020.

 City Slickers (1991) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:15

068 - This week we are heading back to the old west circa 1991, with the Billy Crystal classic, City Slickers. Join us as we spiral into depression upon realising this movie is actually about a bunch of guys our age who are going through a mid-life crisis. We didn't know we were old enough to have a mid-life crisis. We are now having a mid-life crises-crisis. Aside from that... as usual we dive into the film's origin story, break down the plot, and discuss how it holds up in 2020

 Jerry Maguire (1996) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:41

067 - The year was 1996, a man named Cameron Crowe had spent the previous five years cramming an absurd amount of quotables into one sprawling script, to be delivered through a peak 90s Tom Cruise, and an unknown Renee Zellweger (and an absolutely stacked supporting cast). The result: we all lost our damn minds over the world's cutest kid, and Jerry Maguire become a cultural juggernaut. But that was 24 years ago; just how well does the film hold up in 2020? On our quest to find out, we go deep on the film's origin story and legacy, and ask the big questions - like, how did a successful sports agent fall so broke so immediately after leaving a job with 72 star athletes on the books? Where the hell is Cuba Gooding Jr these days after such an ELECTRIC Oscar-winning performance? And does Jerry even know what a mission statement actually is?

 There's Something About Mary (1998) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:06

066 - We’re spending another episode in the late 90s this week with the 1998’s tasteless yet sweet comedy, There’s Something About Mary. This movie is very much in what we would call a ‘high risk category’ with regard to how well it holds up, so it’s a juicy exploration this time around. But you know what to expect, it’s all in there - all that good stuff - so dig in!

 Two Hands (1999) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:35

065 - Our first Aussie movie - about bloody time! And what better place to start than 1999's Two Hands? The film that launched the careers of Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne was a big deal to us in our youth - it was the gritty tale from the underbelly of Sydney that a teenage Tristan and Greg were absolutely frothing for. This was up there with Lock Stock for Aussie teens, and captured a side of Sydney that up until that point, hadn't really been represented on the mainstream big screen. So join us for our Aussiest episode yet, especially if you aren't Aussie!

 Point Break (1991) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:47

064 - This has got to be our most requested movie, and I'm not sure why it took us this long to get to it. I guess our request system is flawed? In any case - we've gone and done it - and finally cracked out first Keanu joint. So go prepare yourself a snack and join us as we dive deep into the year that was 1991 and the cultural artefact that is Point Break, with all the detail you have come to expect, and the big questions that need to be asked - like, is this a bad movie, a good-bad movie, a good-good movie, or somehow magically all of the above?

 Three Men and a Baby (1987) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:24

063 - This week we crack open the pristine time capsule that is 1987's Three Men and a Baby. Have you watched this thing in the last 10 years? 20 years? I highly doubt it, but that's a good thing - it makes its fruits just that much sweeter. From peak-Tom Selleck and arguably peak-apartment interior design, to drug dealer sub-plots that culminate in an abandoned construction site. This. Thing. Has. It. All. Of course, we also explore the film's French origins, its ghost stories, its very very 80s sexual politics and the peak 80's specimen that is Tom Selleck. Did we mention Tom Selleck?

 White Men Can't Jump (1992) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:00

062 - It turns out 1992 was a massive year for basketball. The Dream Team lit up the small screen as they made their debut at the Barcelona Olympics, while Woody and Wesley lit up the big screen with White Men Can't Jump. To say this movie had an influence on us growing up is an understatement; the street ball, the fashion, the trash talk, and Rosie Perez, all impacted us in profound (yet slightly varying) ways. So join us as we dive deep into the whole damn thing - exploring the film's backstory (including some questionable pre-casties), soundtrack, the careers of our 3 leads, and how the film holds up in 2020. Added bonus: we also crack the code on what the ideal film project would be for Woody and Wesley reunion.

 Beetlejuice (1988) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:32

061 - Lord knows how it took us 61 episodes to get to a Burton picture, but here we are, and what better place to start than 1988's BEETLEJUICE? It's easy to forget just how early this weird-unit of a film was in Burton's career, being his second feature. Same goes for Michael Keaton, who aside from Mr Mom, was more of sitcom guy, and even Alec Baldwin hadn't reached his final form yet - so yes plenty do discuss here. As usual, we dive into the film's rich origin story, unpack its even weirder original script, and ultimately pull the whole damn movie apart and put it back together again all in an evaluate whether it holds up in 2020. Oh and it's a 1988 movie so Greg gets absurdly excited again.

 Universal Soldier (1992) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:22

060 - It's another JCVD week, hallelujah. Every 10th episode we get one movie deeper into the Van Damme filmography, and this one is a biggie - UNIVERSAL SOLDIER. This film comes as a turning point for young JC, busting into the mainstream with co-star Dolph Lundgren, and terrifying two young lads names Tristan and Greg back in the early 90s. In this episode we cover the films origin story, re-capping Jean Claude's journey thus far, pull apart the plot, and put it back together with a few re-pitchies along the way, and ultimately discuss how it holds up in 2020. We also provide a pretty meaty Campaign 2000 update if you're into that kind of thing.

 Outbreak (1995) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:21

059 - We are in a weird place right now, and something about watching movies like 1995's OUTBREAK seems to make us a feel better; so that's what we were covering this week. We make all the usual stops - from the film's origin story, to it's ultimate verdict - but along the way we compare this movie to others of its kind that are also trending right now, as well as attempt to uncover exactly why it is that we are drawn to these kinds of movies at times like this. We hope you're all doing well, staying safe, and that this episode can add a bit of spice to your quarantine playlist - hang in there guys!

 The Wizard of Oz (1939) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:40

058 - So this is not technically an 80s or 90s picture, but it is certainly one that we grew up with. And while the movie itself categorically holds up (it's literally the most influential movie of all time), a lot of the behind the scenes shenanigans certainly do not - But beyond the controversy and drunk munchkins, we explore just how vast this film's cultural impact has spread in 2020, and how they managed to make something nearly 100 years ago, that still manages to hold up today.

 A League of Their Own (1992) (Re-Release) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:42

We had the week off this week, BUT in honour of International Women's Day, we thought we'd repost the first, and possibly only movie we have covered that passes the bechdel test - A League of Their Own. This was originally published all the way back at episode 12 (which is why we sound... a little fresh), so most of you probably haven't heard it - but it's a great movie and deserves a re-visit, so get around it this International Women's Day! -------- How many female legends can you fit into one motion picture? This is the question 'A League of Their Own' attempts to answer. This was a family favourite in both of our households growing up, and is a fascinating watch in 2020 for all the reasons you might expect. We go deep on its origins and its maestro, Penny Marshall, and uncover that the story of this film getting made ain't all that different than the story it's trying to tell. All this plus bad John Lovitz impressions!


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