It's not often we get to access the AWESOME that is Dudley Moore OR pre-drama Tom Hanks. While this week may be a bit heavy on 80's cliche, take solace in knowing that we saved you from a lot...LOT worse. After all, 2 films gave us quite a bit to chew on..
September 27th, 2014
Sometimes a good idea can be done too often. We decided to call in the SWAP team for this mission. We know a few of these have been cranked out in recent years, but we opted to savor a slice of the old skool. Especially since the most recent attempts at this have kinda...well...sucked. So we only mention Freaky Friday as something that we can't really watch..
September 20th, 2014
It can be hard to sort out what to watch on a 1st movie date. This is your short list of what NOT to watch, as the night will end in heated debate. A followup to our Date Night episode some time back (Episode 70), these movies are awesome, but have veeeerrrryyy touchy subjects. Spanning 3 decades, this group deals in different age groups & types of issues. There is also a timely U2 reference for the people with I-Phones.
Note: we skipped over the actor for young Isaiah - Mark John Jeffries. He was in Haunted Manson, Get Rich or Die Tryin', and Notorious. He was excellent in Losing Isaiah playing a child with mental issues being born a 'crack baby.' Barely uttering more than 1 word at a time, he breaks your heart multiple times.
Also, the Lone Wolf McQuade reference was a personal one about Matt mistaking David Carradine for Scott Glenn, but he took for granted that Chris wouldn't see the mistake to tag up on it. Enjoy!
September 14th, 2014
GUEST HOST: CONRAD
This is also called 'Connery Corner with Conrad,' mainly because that's his name & he was the one who suggested it. Sadly, the Matrix struck him down this week before we could finish. This is only 1/3 of the episode intended. He will return next week to finish out this concept that will likely spawn future episodes. For now, you are blessed with our lengthy discussion of:
Even if you hate this movie, I think it's worth the time to see what we value in watching it. So many good and/or crazy ideas that didn't fit together...
Also included are some deleted moments from the last few months, plus some impressions cut out of previous episodes. Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion. Can you guess what the best & end films are? There may be help in the episode. Go ahead, click that link. Skin that smoke wagon & see what happens.
September 7th, 2014
2 movies about magic from the same year. It was moments like these we thought of when we started the "I'd Rather Watch" series. Hollywood will play it safe so many times, but once in a while they take a chance 2 or 3 times simultaneously. Thriller vs. Drama. Each has portions of both, but obviously lean further in one direction.
One is flashy, one is artsy.
At the time, it is feasible that many picked 1 & abandoned the other (especially with modern theater prices). Did you watch the other when it came out on video? Is that what we recommend... perhaps. Listen & see.
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For what it's worth: we make a number of historical references that may have discrepancies. Please verify our information if it interests you; we don't claim to get everything right. We are doubting ourselves, just CYA for things we didn't look up in our research this time.