Why is that that guys like us who don’t follow them, watch them on TV, or participate in them tend to love watching the endless amount of movies about sports that have come out? Is it the second-hand adrenaline? The triumph of the underdog? Our attempts to seem macho by saying, “Dude, Friday Night Lights is rad!”? We’ll never know.
However, what we do know is, we dig sports movies and we’ve both picked five of them that we think you should check out. We’ve got some washed-up athletes, body checks, swinging for the fences and even a Luc Besson film. Yeah, Luc Besson.
To kick it off we talk about what we’ve been watching including Josh’s take on SHAZAM, yet another group of evil kids who love cornfields, a trip to the Matrix, Nicholas Cage being completely unhinged, Dolph Lundgren kicking demon ass, Antonio Banderas butt-biting and so much more!
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.
It’s winter and that means it’s colder and everyone is all bundled up. Which is why here at GBW want to bring a little summer to you early.
We love sex comedies, especially those of the 80’s, so we’ve decided to each list our five favorites of the sub-genre that involve either the beach or a multitude of bikinis. There’s your typical lingering shots of the female anatomy, bikinis being used to save businesses, a surprising amount of name actors taking part in the somewhat sexist shenanigans and even a slasher on the beach!
Before that we’re talking the nineteen films we watched in between shows with slasher films of varying quality, questions about what has happened to James Cameron, Linda Blair trying to survive the night, some Dollarama specials, DMX getting “up in here, up in here” and so much more!
It’s 2019 and we’re kicking off the year as we usually do by providing you with our annual year-end review. We’ve both picked our five favourite films of 2018, listed the ones that didn’t quite make the cut but are still worth seeking out, and tell you about what films we’re looking forward to in the next twelve months – while hoping a few might actually make our best of lists next time.
What kind of films did we dig the most? Will we both have anything the same on our lists? Will there be any surprising choices? Did any of your favourites make it? You’ll have to listen to find out.
As usual we kick-off by first talking about what we’ve been watching and this time it’s some superheroes, a video game adaptation zero, a crazy girl who is obsessed with swimming, Paul Feig wrongly being compared to Hitchcock, a Tommy Chong “attempt” and a whole lot more!
Kurt Russell. Burt Reynolds.
We here at GBW think these are the coolest actors to ever grace movie screens and have decided to dedicate an episode to them. From Kurt’s beginnings in Disney films, to Snake Plissken and right to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 we talk all about one of the coolest cats around. But he has competition with the mighty Burt who is one hell of a shot with a bow and arrow, flexes his football skills and teams up with Hal Needham perhaps one time too many – we may also get upset about Boogie Nights.
First we talk about what we’ve been watching that includes a third visit to the Porky’s franchise, Josh giving an unpopular opinion about a much liked Christmas horror film, we touch on the odd pairing of Wes Craven and Eddie Murphy and so much more!
If you were a horror geek like we were in the late 80’s and early 90’s, chances are you discovered the glory of shot-on-video in your search for the latest, greatest scare flick. Something that your group of friends would rent on a Friday night and marvel at the low-budget shenanigans within. Movies that even you might be able to make in your own backyard.
That’s why we’ve brought on filmmaker/writer Richard Mogg to talk all about his just released book, Analog Nightmares: The Shot on Video Films of 1982-1995, which covers over two-hundred(!) films as well as containing interviews with such SOV luminaries as Tim Ritter (Truth or Dare), Donald Farmer (Cannibal Hookers) and Ron Bonk (She Kills).
Tune in for a lively discussion about the SOV era filled with stories and laughs as we also each pick 5 (or, in Chris’ case, 4) films we think you should check out.
Analog Nightmares can be found at https://www.facebook.com/sovhorror/
It’s time to celebrate! Four years ago when we started this podcast, we had absolutely no clue what we were doing (DON’T listen to episode one) and were doing it to get on the ‘bandwagon’ as it were. Now it’s 100 episodes later and we’re still here, still talking way too much and too long about movies, and we’re still friends.
We’ve delivered the goods with this 4+ hour show where we get the opportunity to talk about our favourite podcasting moments as well as deciding to have a little bit of fun and let you all know both of our all-time top ten films. The (For Now) being because some of these might not stay on our lists forever – but chances are most of them will. If you’ve listened to the show some may be blatantly obvious. However, maybe there will be some surprises also.
As usual we start by talking about what we’ve been watching including a brand new HALLOWEEN movie in 2018, Josh breaking the shrink wrap on a bunch of his Arrow and Scream Factory purchases, a ragtag group of baseball kids, a curse laden rant about a film starring the 80’s “Brat Pack” and much more!
With all the talk of things being “meta” and breaking the fourth wall we decided to look at movies that contain, well, movies. We’ve compiled a list of films that involve actual filmmaking: a film-within-a-film as it were. With so much to chose from we mention some of the titles worth seeking out and it includes some Kevin Smith, Steve Buscemi and our man Burt. We also go on A LOT of tangents involving soap operas and bad Seinfeld impressions – don’t say we didn’t warn you!
As usual we start by talking about what we’ve been watching including a duo of disaster films, Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy, JJL proving yet again she’s ‘never bad’, one of Chris’ ultimate favourite 90’s comedies, a depressing VHS adventure, and so much more!