Episode #271: Grab Bag

September 30th, 2019
  • Maze Runner
  • Simpsons Movie
  • The 'Burbs

Have no fear of something new - it's just another way to say "Shuffle-sode."  This time the flicks were truly grabbed out of a bag, so it seemed appropriate.  As we hope to start fires in your mind for movies to shove in your eyes, Matt enjoyed a newly kindled flame this episode.  See how these 3 decades brought their entertainment game...

Links:  Gremlins, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Poltergeist, Basic Instinct, Secret of NIMH, Total Recall, Executive Decision, Mulan, Cloud Atlas, *League of Their Own (*has links for Big, Explorers, L.A. Confidential*), Blues Bros, Goonies, Lost Boys, Last Unicorn, Magnolia. 

Episode #270: 1 Works, 1 Doesn’t

September 17th, 2019
  • Hobbs & Shaw (Fast n Furious)
  • Mission Impossible:  Fallout

Taking a look at the last 2 summers for action, we compare the approaches to the genre.  A strong uptick over the last 5 summers has brought our expectations for action pieces to an extreme level, and not everyone can provide what some of us demand - as the title shows...

Matt forgot to mention plot struggles for the characters with MI vs. Hobbs & Shaw:  the MI film series has become infamous with difficult entry/espionage, usually with setbacks that are exciting to watch & wonder how they'll recover. While Michael Giacchino has done extraordinary things with the MI theme, Balfe really excels in this one!

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Episode #269: Xtreme Sports

September 3rd, 2019
  • Thrashin'/
  • Soul Surfer/
  • Rad/

 In this episode we cover some sports Matt was too lazy to ever get good at doing.  Actually, that's a wide list, but these were of interest while we sometimes settle for enjoying them through others or through movies that showcase them.  Incidentally a perfect choice to round out the summer & coincide with Matt seeing the Beach Boys live!!  Soak it in, fellow sluts!

Links:  Logan (has all Beltrami links).

Notes:  Thrashin' is actually 67%, the other 2 are 70%.