Hey, movie lovers! Get ready for adventure in the world of Fantasia (or is it Fantastica?). In this episode of our "He's / She's Never Seen It" series, Richard views the 80s fantasy kids classic, "The Neverending Story." He'll discuss his feelings about the movie as we discuss Atreyu's screaming, the urban legend surrounding Artax, Falkor's creepiness, the evil wolf Gmork, and the mystery surrounding Bastian's mother's name. Who knows...maybe you too will become part of the story.
All movie clips copyright Warner Brothers.
Would you believe Leasha has never seen "Time Bandits"? Richard introduced her to one of his childhood favorites recently, and....she has thoughts. Join us as we discuss this Terry Gilliam classic, including the all-star cast, the overall Monty Python-ness, the funny historical figures, Vincent and Pansy, and that devisive ending. Adventure is sure to follow!
All clips copyright Sony Pictures.
It's time to take a trip to deep space, movie lovers! In this episode, we take a look at the mid-90s sci-fi schlock-fest, Stargate. Richard thinks this movie is too good for our "Summer Camp" series (Leasha disagrees), but we both agree it's a good guilty pleasure time travel adventure. Take a walk with us through the Stargate as we discuss Jackson's passion for ancient cultures, O'Neil's no-nonsense leadership, the military goons, the language barriers, Ra's fierceness, and the problems with Jackson's future on a rudimentary planet. Grab a 5th Avenue bar and tuck in!
EVERYONE!!! We are back with a new episode, and this time, we dive into the 90s action arthouse film "Leon: The Professional" (or whatever your territory decided to call it). We follow along with the dynamic, yet complicated, duo of cleaner Leon and vengeful, young Matilda as they hunt down crooked cop Stansfield (an exquisite Gary Oldman). We'll discuss Leon's childlike sensibility, Matilda's many traumas, Oldman's ad libs, the sweeping score, the controversies, the French style, and more. So join us as we open the door on this bloody, but still brilliant film.
All clips are copyright Gaumont Buena Vista International, 1994.
Buh-hee-hee-hee! Feb-HUGHES-rary returns! We're celebrating John Hughes' birthday once again by talking about one of our favorite comedies, "Uncle Buck." We'll take a deep-dive into this 80s classic and talk about John Candy's loveable lug performance, Tia's teen angst, the big debut of Macaulay Culkin, Maizy's silly heart (and blasphemy), Moley Russell's wart, Chanice, Marcy, the drunk clown, the giant pancakes, and much more. We're movie lovers - that's our job!
It's a hot one, movie lovers! That's right, we're back with our Summer Camp series, and this time we're highlighting the 1984 piece of cheese that is "Footloose." We'll explore Ren's angry gymnastic dancing, Ariel's risky behavior, Willard the sweet bumpkin, the gravity of John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest, tractor chicken, the iconic music, and more! And hey, we thought this was a party....LET'S DANNNNNNNNCE!!
This episode kicks off our special "Summer Camp" series - highlighting some of our favorite cheesy, guilty-pleasure films. Our first campy classic is the 2000 action remake "Gone in 60 Seconds." Ride along as we talk about Nic Cage's "unique" acting style, Angelina Jolie's wild child streak, the supporting cast of misfits, the fine-ass cars, the banging soundtrack, and of course, ELEANOR! <3
So LET'S RIDE, movie lovers! Slide on your leather jacket, put on "Lowrider," and join the fun!
Hey movie lovers! Wait till you get a load of this episode! We're going back to the 80s to the movie that started the trend for "dark comic book movies" -- Tim Burton's Batman. In our deep dive of this dark, gothic, and maybe even steampunk (?) classic, we discuss the influence the film has had on movies today, Michael Keaton's surprising performance, Kim Basinger's scream, Jack Nicholson's command and demands, the banging Prince soundtrack, and a few other magic moments.
"Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?"
Get ready to mambo, movie lovers! This episode will dive into the 80s romance classic, Dirty Dancing. We discuss the overall theme of class struggle, the fiery chemistry of the actors, the epic dance numbers, the iconic soundtrack, and other magic moments that make this a beloved film over 30 years later. Get ready to have the time of your life! (insert rim shot here)
All sound clips copyright Lionsgate Entertainment. Music copyright RCA Records.
Let's go to work, movie lovers! We're celebrating the release of Quentin Tarantino's ninth film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" by taking a look back at his first feature film: the incomparable "Reservoir Dogs." We dive into this super cool crime caper and explore topics such as the meaning of Like a Virgin, Mr. Pink's (reasonable?) tipping policy, Mr. White and Mr. Orange's father/son dynamic, Mr. Blonde's icy lunacy, the banging soundtrack, and THAT SCENE. Strap in for a wild ride with a movie that keeps you guessing. Now, I'm hungry. Let's go get a taco.
All clips copyright Miramax Pictures.
Snoochie boochies, movie lovers! On this episode, we dive into Kevin Smith's "Clerks" follow-up, the often underappreciated comedy "Mallrats." Join us as we discuss Jason Lee's star quality, Jay's bevy of catchphrases, Silent Bob's Jedi powers, the battle of T.S. vs. Mr. Svening, stink-palming, 90210 jokes, Magic Eye posters, dirt malls, Miss Ivana's pepperoni, and much more. We're going in wolvie-berserk style!
All clips copyright Universal Pictures.
Calling all movie lovers and fools who dream! In this episode, we get to talk about one of our favorite movies in recent years: Damien Chazelle's stunning musical "La La Land." We'll stroll through the City of Stars and discuss all the color and music, Ryan Gosling's mad piano skills, the terrible auditions (RUDE!), the fabulous dance sequences, the Oscar controversy, Emma Stone making us cry, and loads of other pishy caca! We're honking the horn for you...come join us!
We're BACK, and it's a new year! That means awards season is in full gear, and we're reflecting on the best movies we saw in 2018. Join us as we count down our Top 10 Fave Films of last year. It was so hard to narrow down to ten that we even have a few honorable mentions to highlight. Plus, we run through the films coming out in 2019 that have us pumped. See you at the movies!
The end of summer is here, movie lovers! In this episode of Breakin' It Down, we'll recap the best and worst in cinema for summer 2018 and cover two of the biggest news stories.
We'll discuss the films we loved, like BlackkKlansman, Alpha, Deadpool 2 and more, and we'll take a dive into the garbage heap to talk about the worst films we saw.
In the news, we'll talk about the controversy and media backlash leading into Solo: A Star Wars Story and the fickle nature of Star Wars fans. We'll also discuss how MoviePass continued to "alter the deal," lose money, and alienate their customers.
Before the leaves begin to fall, take one last trip with us and remember the summer that was!
"You remind me of the babe.."
In this special episode, Leasha watches one of Richard's childhood favorites for the first time. We visit the magical and musical world of the 80s cult classic, Labyrinth. That's right - she's never seen it. Can you believe?
Join us on a harrowing journey through the maze where we discuss all the glitter, the allure of David Bowie's bulge, Jennifer Connelly's enduring cuteness, the stunning creature effects (WE LOVE LUDO), the magnificent soundtrack, and more.
DANCE MAGIC DANCE!
All audio clips Copyright © TriStar Pictures
I KNOW YOU ARE, BUT WHAT AM I? In this week's episode, we tried something a little different. Richard has never seen Pee Wee's Big Adventure, one of Leasha's favorite childhood films. Let's just say, he's generally confused. We dive into this cult classic and talk about Pee Wee's fun house and badass bike, the toothbrush and the tape, Francis' bath tub, creepy Mickey, Large Marge, the Alamo, scary clown dreams, and more! So grab your bike and come along on this crazy adventure with us.
All audio clips Copyright © Warner Bros. Pictures
Welcome to another edition of "Breakin' It Down," where we talk about movies we've seen recently, our latest streaming recommendations, and a couple of news items that caught our eye.
Enjoy, movie lovers!
In our new segment "Breakin' It Down," we talk about movies we've seen recently, our latest streaming recommendations, and a couple of news items that caught our eye. This week:
Enjoy, movie lovers!
Hey, movie lovers! Feb-HUGHES-rary is back! We are once again celebrating the genius of John Hughes by taking on what is undoubtedly one of his most famous and beloved films, "The Breakfast Club." Join us for Saturday detention as we discuss behind the scenes drama, the memorable lines, Bender's magnetism, the wisdom of Carl, the shattered glass, Alison's makeover, and how all we really want is to eat Andrew's lunch. You couldn't ignore it if you tried!
Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club
All audio clips Copyright © Universal Pictures
Hey, movie lovers! Our first episode of 2018 is an epic one! We take a good long look at one of our favorite musical cult classics, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Join us and our special guest Tobi as we discuss the sexy allure of Dr. Frank N. Furter, the trials of Riff Raff, Brad's asshole tendencies, Janet's lusty explorations, the fabulous floor show, the mysterious Zen Room, and of course, the Time Warp.
So give yourself over to absolute pleasure, you wild and untamed things!
All clips copyright Twentieth Century Fox.
This program contains some strong language.
AND WE'RE BACK! After a bit of a hiatus while we moved house, we have returned with an episode dedicated to our favorite holiday films. Join us for this "Conversation" as we walk-through our holiday movie calendar with must-sees from our childhoods and a few films we discovered together. Get ready to get festive!
CAN YOU DIG IT? Come along with us to the gritty streets of 1970s New York as we revisit the cult classic, The Warriors. As the gang tries desperately to make it back to Coney, we follow along on their journey and talk about some of the obstacles and characters they encounter. We discuss the power of Cyrus, the lunacy of Luther, the "word," the ratched Orphans, and more! So grab your bottles and come out to PLAY-YAY!!!
All audio clips Copyright © Paramount Pictures
WE ARE FAM-I-LY! Join us for a closer look at the outrageously hilarious 90s classic, The Birdcage. We'll discuss the magic of Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, Lex Luthor in drag, Calista Flockhart's real age, and of course, Agador's "wattamaliness." Don't be late to dinner at the Coleman...ahem...Goldman house! Come on, Gloria.
All audio clips Copyright © MGM/UA
Movie lovers - it's morphin' time! In honor of the new Power Rangers movie, we take a look back at the movie that first brought our heroes to the big screen. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is ridiculous, puntastic, and makes no sense. But Leasha and her sister Tobi still have a great time picking apart this awesomely bad B-movie. We discuss Ivan Ooze's real nefarious plan, extreme sports, bad dubbing, karate action and wire work, and how Mariska Hargitay almost played a role. Join us for a deep dumpster dive into this mildly enjoyable, mostly terrible film.
NOTE: Some older clips were from videos pulled originally from VHS tapes. The quality wasn't great, but we did what we could to clean them up for you.