For this episode of GBW we get down with our ‘gangsta’ selves. Thanks to the success of Boyz n the Hood there was a heavy influx of movies set in the ‘hood – usually the mean streets of Los Angeles or New York City. We look back at this sub-genre and talk about our favourites and ones we think are worth checking out if you’re interested in movies that mix in such elements as drive-by shootings, ambitions that go beyond your environment, and drugs.
Take a trip in a time travelling phone booth with us as we look back at the Bill & Ted franchise. These two dunderheaded California surfer dudes with rock star dreams entertained us (and caused all sorts of havoc throughout time and in Hell) in two movies: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.
We talk about the films, our memories of them both, and what sort of impact or spin-offs resulted from their success.