Sometimes our podcast gets confused with ones that talk about the 80s TV series "thirtysomething," but see, we've got this little misunderstanding. That's "thirtysomething" and we're "30something." They talk about a TV show... we talk about movies you probably watched on TV.
And our buns have no seeds.
Coming to America.
Intro & The Great Outdoors follow-up [0:00]
Incredibles 2 [4:09]
Val Kilmer back as "Iceman" in Top Gun 2 [11:09]
Coming to America Background info & trailer [13:15]
Coming to America discussion [25:07]
Wrap-up & Next Episodes [1:12:30]
Eddie Murphy in the "White Like Me" SNL skit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_LeJfn_qW0
Chet Ripley just wants to have a nice time with his family in their lakeside cabin. When his yuppie brother-in-law, Roman, shows up that plan goes out the window. Chet will spend the rest of his vacation just trying to survive, whether we're talking water skis, bears, or 96 oz steaks. It's The Great Outdoors!
Star Wars fan problems [7:54]
New Movie News [20:35]
The Great Outdoors Background info & trailer [30:20]
The Great Outdoors discussion [35:43]
Wrap-up & Next Episodes [1:08:34]
The Newcomers have landed and are integrating into our society, but these visitors from another world are not always welcome. Sykes — a human cop — has just been paired up with the first Newcomer detective, Sam Francisco. Together they need to solve a mystery surrounding a Newcomer conspiracy and a dangerous alien drug that will threaten the delicate relationship between humans and Newcomers.
The Land of DQ, The Rain, Deadwood, and Cobra Kai [0:00]
Alien Nation Background info & trailer [11:56]
Alien Nation discussion [22:15]
Wrap-up & Next Episodes [52:25]
Paranoia has gripped New York City as a killer is on the loose. But who can save you when the killer appears to be a cop? John and Pat debate whether or not a movie like Maniac Cop can have any redeeming social commentary… or is it just an exploitation film?
Possible Willow sequel? Zombieland 2 is coming [0:00]
Background info & trailer [11:27]
Maniac Cop discussion [18:36]
Wrap-up & Next Episodes [44:50]
Solo: A Star Wars Story has had a rocky history over the last year. Some believed it wasn't needed. Some believed it was never going to happen. Directors were swapped and no footage was shown for months. Now that it's here... what do we think?
1. Intro; Solo background info/trailer [0:00]
2. Solo discussion [8:41]
3. What's Next? — Boba Fett, Lando, or Obi-Wan [1:15:30]
4. Wrap-up [1:22:10]
When East Meets West, the Champion remains standing... oops, sorry. That's Rocky IV. This time around, it's less about boxing and more about bridging the cultural and political divide to track down one of the Soviet Union's most dangerous criminals who is loose on the streets of Chicago. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Belushi star in RED HEAT.
Greeting & "Should Netflix and other streaming services' movies be eligible for Oscars?" [0:00]
Background info & trailer [13:28]
Red Heat discussion [19:00]
Wrap-up & Next Episodes [41:00]
After 10 years of build-up, Thanos has finally arrived. Avengers: Infinity War is one of the most anticipated movies of all time and it didn't disappoint. This episode I'm joined by the Peter Parker to my Tony Stark as my son John gives his two cents on what it was like to experience the twists and turns of Infinity War.
April is our month of movies that are just weird or different enough not to fit into some of the other themes we had assigned to each month. So... we end the month with one of the weirdest of 1988: Return of the Killer Tomatoes. Once we move pasta that one, we take a look at Tapeheads, which didn't seem to know exactly what it wanted to be... much like the main characters. Finally, we go off on a bit of a tangent related to MTV, music video channels, and how Pat grew up without cable and still turned out okay.
Return of the Killer Tomatoes [6:28]
Wrap-up & Next Episodes [1:28:12]
On April 18, 1938, the world was introduced to the first superhero. He looked like a circus strongman. He performed feats of strength and daring like Hercules or Tarzan. He defended the common man and stood up against evil and corruption. He was: Superman. Now 80 years later Superman has become an integral part of western culture and his influence can be seen across the world. In Part 2 of our homage to the Man of Steel, we run through the history of Superman over the airwaves as well as the big and small screens.
The Best Superman Podcast: STARKVILLE'S HOUSE OF EL
Watch a bunch of former Supermen hang out with each other: