Because we like taking chances and have a desire to be more niche than we already are it’s time, just like the last episode about Las Vegas, to try something new by focusing on a specific film company.
TriStar Pictures and their iconic flying pegasus logo has ushered us through many an entertaining movie and usually guaranteed fun genre-like pictures with the slightest of Hollywood sheen on them. Which is why we’re each picking our five favourite films to be released by the company. However, to get even MORE specific, we’re only covering the first fifteen years of their existence from 1984-1999.
But first we’re talking about what we’ve watched including Jordan Peele’s latest US, Ernest Borgnine bringing the late 80’s action, another visit to those murderous kids who love them some corn, Jess Franco tells us NIGHTMARES COME AT NIGHT, a documentary about one of the first kick-ass women in rock, the Crue dishing THE DIRT, and so much more!
What better way to deal with both of us feeling ill when recording than by talking about a place where the party never stops: Las Vegas! That’s right, Sin City itself. Where the drinks are cheap, the gambling is plentiful, the strippers are crazy and the neon is bright.
To try something new we’re taking on an entire city in film form by talking about what films either set in or that spend some time in the outrageous desert oasis that are worth checking out. We’re talking De Niro, some Elvis impersonators with money on their minds, bachelor parties gone off-the-rails and much more! If this city is your thing, these movies will be as well.
We begin, as always, by talking about what we’ve watched and it’s quite a batch as we get very upset at the antics of Cheech & Chong, marvel at Gasper Noe’s latest CLIMAX, blast some Norwegian black metal, take a third trip to the corn fields, bring back the Ginty and a catchy as hell theme song, and so much more!
At GBW, we are big horror fans. In fact, it was horror that brought your hosts together in the first place all those years ago. It’s only natural that when people find out you do a movie podcast, and that you’ve written many reviews, they want to know what the “scariest” horror films are.
Looking at this from the angle of a) we’ve seen so many genre films it’s impossible to be scared and b) if we were someone not at all familiar with horror what would scare us, we’ve each come up with five movies that we feel would be guaranteed to deliver in that department.
First off, we talk about what we’ve watched including a couple of recent Oscar winners, a remake of a bona fide classic, a duo of late 80’s films that are awesome examples of what to expect from genre movies of the time, a snake turned revenge seeking stalker, and much more! There’s also a few tangents including one regarding inappropriate picture taking.