Posts tagged Roddy Piper
Five Feet Apart
Isn’t It Romantic
Spies in Disguise
Natalie Portman regrets her manic pixie roles
The Nutcracker & the Four Realms – A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Nobody’s Fool – A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems.
Bohemian Rhapsody – A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.
Ray – The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Top Five – Concert Films
They Live – A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Everybody’s All-American – A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life’s complexities after his college career is over.
U2: Rattle and Hum – A documentary of Irish rock group U2’s Fall 1987 tour of North America.
The Good Mother – A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.
Next Week: How the Grinch Stole Christma, Girl in the Spider Web, Overlord. Our Undisputed Classic is Volver, and our Top Five is Foreign/Non American Films
Every year we each buy each other a movie to watch for a bonus episode and this year is no different.
Josh gifted Hell Comes to Frogtown to Bob
Bob gifted Used Cars to Josh
Bob gifted Eulogy to Sean
Sean gifted You Can Count on Me to Bob
Sean gifted Auto Focus to Josh
Josh gifted Gothic to Sean
San Andreas was this weeks big release. It’s basically The Rock fighting an earthquake. It’s highly entertaining while being highly offensive…which makes it hard for Sean to admit he likes it. Sean generally has no problem admitting to liking or disliking something but he was so offended by “San Andreas” that he was kind of embarrassed for having fun.
Cameron Crowe is back with “Aloha.” When the studio that made this movie trashes the movie via email then those emails go public a week before the movie comes out you know you’re in for a long day. The movies not complete. There’s something brilliant somewhere there but we’re not sure if it’s still in Cameron Crowe’s head or on the cutting room floor.
Have you seen Kung Fury yet…go see it as soon as you’re done with this podcast.
We asked our audience their favorite Cameron Crowe films. Among the movies selected we had “Untitled” or “Almost Famous,” “Say Anything” and “Singles.
Our Undisputed Classic was Cameron Crowe themed and we took a look at “Jerry Maguire,” “Elizabethtown” and “Pearl Jam 20.”
1985 – Fleetch
End of the Tour
“Tomorrowland” came out this week and while successful wasn’t quite the box office juggernaut I was hoping for. The movie itself has a lot of promise but just falls short. Older kids to teenagers may enjoy the movie more so than adults, but it’s an incomplete movie that’s easy to pull a part. From a Madding Crowd nearly puts the podcast to sleep.
The remake of “The Poltergeist” came out this week as well and is one of the worst remakes thus far. They more or less just took the name and put it on a low rank modern PG-13 horror film. They tried to hard to be different from the original while not being original if that makes sense. It was more or less a money grab all around.
We asked our audience their top five 80’s Horror films of all time. “The Thing,” “The Shining,” “The Poltergiest,” “Evil Dead 1 & 2,” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” led the way while “They Live,” “Cannibal Holocaust,” “The Gate,” “Cujo” and “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” were mentioned as well.
Our Undisputed Classic was “The Poltergeist.” All three of us really enjoyed the movie. It’s definitely a classic. We debate the PG rating and whether Tobe Hooper gets enough credit for this classic.
1985 – Brewster’s Millions, A View to Kill
We Are Your Friends
Jupiter Ascending Honest Trailer