One of our movies this week is full of magic and wonder. Swords and sorcery. The other one is a bit more murder-y. We explore the adventurous world of Willow alongside the dark streets of Chicago being haunted by a possessed doll: Willow & Child's Play.

New Movie News:

Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet [5:56]

Updates on new Matrix movie [14:03]

The Movies:

Background info & trailer for Willow [18:25]

Willow discussion [34:07]

Background info & trailer for Child's Play [1:02:04]

Child's Play discussion [1:06:58]

Wrap-up & Next Episodes [1:26:21]

The trailers: 


In 1986, Frank Miller introduced us to a dark and gritty Batman who's pulling a Murtaugh and definitely getting too old for this #@&% in The Dark Knight Returns. In 1987, Frank Miller jumped back and showed us Bruce Wayne's formative first year as the Batman in Batman: Year One. In 1988, Alan Moore, Jim Starlin, Brian Bolland, and Jim Aparo decided to beat the crap (literally) out of the Bat family by crippling Batgirl and killing Robin. This episode we take a look at two of the most influential Batman stories of all time: The Killing Joke and A Death in the Family.

New Movie News:

Intro [0:00]

"Timeless" TV series [5:11]

The Killing Joke:

The Killing Joke discussion [12:13]

A Death in the Family:

A Death in the Family discussion [47:10]

Wrap-up & Next Episodes [1:07:35]


Tommy Wiseau's Joker audition: 


Batman: The Killing Joke animated movie trailer: 

"Timeless" TV series trailer: 


These movies are eerily similar. Danny DeVito feels like he’s looking into a mirror when he meets his twin brother Julius for the first time. Josh Baskin looks in the mirror and sees Tom Hanks. Both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Hanks end up with the goofy “I kissed a girl and I liked it” grins on their faces. Whether you’re big or small, we think you’ll enjoy our two movies on tap this week: Twins and Big

New Movie News:

Christopher Robin trailer released [1:05]

90th Oscars [6:07]

Mary Poppins Returns trailer released [12:55]

Roseanne returns to television [15:32]

The Movies:

Background info & trailers for Twins and Big [22:58]

Twins discussion [31:39]

Big discussion [1:00:27]

Wrap-up & Next Episodes [1:43:39]

The trailers:


The divide between East and West is meaningless when you're an angel. You can come and go, observing humanity throughout the course of eternity... until the day you decide you want to become one of them. This one is the classic German film of an angel who decides to give up eternity for a chance at love and humanity: Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin).

New Movie News:

Star Wars Episode IX script is done, Joss Whedon leaves Batgirl movie, Black Panther fans prank call Wauconda, IL [9:35]

Wings of Desire:

Background info [15:09]

Movie discussion [17:31]

Wrap-up & Next Episodes [53:55]

The trailer: 

David Bowie at the Berlin Wall in 1987: 


Victor Laszlo believes in freedom. Ilsa believes in Victor. Rick believed in his love for Ilsa. We wanted to believe that Rick and Ilsa didn't "get together" in that one scene because it just makes other conversations awkward later. Mostly, though, we want you to believe that the hype is real. Casablanca is one of the greatest movies ever made and we celebrate its 75th anniversary by taking a look back at this classic cinematic masterpiece.

New Movie News:

Ivan Drago returns in Creed 2 [6:40]

"Lost in Space" remake comes to Netflix [11:01]

Origin movie of The Joker in the works [12:00]


Background info & trailer [17:58]

Movie discussion [27:05]

Wrap-up & Next Episodes [1:22:45]

The trailer: 


I believe strikeouts are fascist. I believe she's got a mind for business and a bod for sin. I believe Solo will be fun, but Cloverfield Paradox was bad. I believe in three guys talking movies from the 80s in a podcast that lasts for a couple of hours. I believe we're talking about Bull Durham and Working Girl.

New Movie News:

Solo trailer, The Cloverfield Paradox, new Benji movie coming to Netflix, Ant-Man & The Wasp [1:05]

The Movies:

Background info & trailers for Bull Durham and Working Girl [29:06]

Bull Durham discussion [42:23]

Working Girl discussion [1:17:51]

Wrap-up & Next Episodes [1:46:09]

The trailers: 


After Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in 1987, Disney tried their hand at a sci-fi series with a starship manned by a crew of teenagers who are off to colonize a new planet to escape the dying planet Earth. The Wonderful World of Disney presented a two-night event: "Earth Star Voyager."

Intro [0:00]

Background info & trailer for "Earth Star Voyager" [4:36]

"Earth Star Voyager" discussion [11:16]

Wrap-up & Next Episodes [1:03:41]

The movie:


Join us on a journey through all of the feels as we jump even further back from 1988 into prehistoric times with the children’s classic The Land Before Time… then forward again to New York’s Fifth Avenue for the Disney animated remake of Oliver Twist: Oliver and Company!

Intro & Who Framed Roger Rabbit follow-up [0:00]

New Movie News:

Jurassic World Live [8:43]

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story [11:35]

Indiana Jones 5 coming in 2020 [17:20]

Oscar Nominations & Snubs [22:55]

Tom Hanks to play Mr. Rogers [26:35]

Cloverfield 3 moving to Netflix [28:53]

Ryan Reynolds in the Clue remake [29:40]

“Muppet Babies” is coming back [34:27]

Black Panther and Ant-Man & The Wasp [36:50]

The Movies:

Background info & trailers for The Land Before Time and Oliver & Company [39:25]

The Land Before Time discussion [48:38]

Oliver & Company discussion [1:25:00]

Wrap-up & Next Episodes [1:43:52]

The trailers:


Who framed Roger Rabbit? And who doesn't love Saturday Morning Cartoons?! All of the answers to those questions in our newest episode!

1. Intro & Who Framed Roger Rabbit background info/trailer [0:00]

2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit discussion [10:15]

3. Late 80s cartoons & the "death of the Saturday morning cartoons" [57:27]

The trailers: 


We're full speed ahead into 1988 with our first episode of the year. January is our animation month and we begin with an exploration of two very different ends of the anime spectrum: My Neighbor Totoro and AKIRA.

1. Intro [0:00]

2. My Neighbor Totoro and AKIRA background info/trailer [5:09]

3. My Neighbor Totoro discussion [15:13]

4. AKIRA discussion [1:07:23]

5. Wrap-up [1:33:06]


The trailers

My Neighbor Totoro: 



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