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In the summer of 1993, action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger and action director John McTiernan delivered a movie that was billed as "the greatest action movie of all time". What audiences saw was a combination of action, satire and farce that did not sit well. Who's to blame for this film's lack of success? Was it Schwarzenegger and McTiernan? Was it the marketing team? Was it Bill Clinton?Join Jason and Dee, along with AFIlmBy podcast's Jeff Johnson, as they take a deep dive into what went wrong, how they could've fixed it and how this movie lands today. Plus, how does it compare to Alien 3?!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
In the summer of 1992, first time director David Fincher released "Alien 3".After the success of "Alien" (1979) and "Aliens" (1986), this should have been an easy follow up and a great summer blockbuster to kick off 1992, but fans, critics and even the director didn't like it. In fact, David Fincher has said publicly that he wishes he could burn the negative and that no one hates this movie more than him.Join us, along with special guest Jeff Johnson of the AFilmBy podcast, as we deep dive into exactly "What the heck happened?!"We will breakdown the many scripts, ideas, directors, and stories of studio interference. We will discover why in the Summer of 1992 everyone can hear you scream...and groan.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
It is time for must-listen TV Theme songs of the 1990s!From the coffee shops of Seattle to the coffee ships in NYC, in this episode we take a trip down memory lane covering a wide variety of shows including sit coms, cartoons, dramas and sports shows. What are your Top 5? Does it match ours?We know you don't wanna wait, so we'll be there for you!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Television in the 1990s was must a must watch affair. This era of television ushered in great sitcoms, crazy daytime tv, cartoons with an adult edge and the first reality TV. With tons of great new shows, came tons on great TV Theme songs. In this episode Jason and Dee list out their Top 5 TV Theme songs from this time period, plus 2 honorable mentions. Will our list match yours?Join us for the fun and dive back into the early 90s!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
We all love movies from the 1980s, but which year from the decade was the best for movies? Is it 1981, 1984, 1986 or 1989? In this episode, five friends from four different podcasts and one youtube channel, choose sides to battle it out!Dayton from the Docking Bay 77 podcast bullwhips for the movies of 1981, DefDave from American Soccer Quick Kicks cranes kicks for 1984, Jeff from AFilmBy sings from a parade about 1986, and Jason holds up a boombox for 1989, all while John from the 30something Podcast moderates!We discuss the box office success, the pop culture impact and even some cinematic sins along the way!Which year is your favorite? Come hear the discussion and enjoy the fun!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
In the summer of 1988, Van Halen released the album "OU812", their second with Sammy Hagar. This album, though divisive for hardcore Van Halen fans, contained several hit songs including "When It's Love", "Finish What You Started" and "Black and Blue". In this episode we are joined by our pal, Jeff Johnson of the AFilmBy Podcast, we will discuss each song and the behind the scenes stories on the making of this album. We hope you will join us and finish what you started. Come on, please?!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
In July of 1988, Cinderella released their sophomore effort, "Long Cold Winter". With their opening track, "Falling Apart at the Seams", they demonstrate that they aren't like the standard glam bands of the day, but a titanic bluesy, rock and roll band. This week we cover all the songs including hits like "Gypsy Road", "The Last Mile", "Coming Home" and one of the biggest power ballads of 1988, "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)". Join us, with special guest Kevin Davis, as we break down this great album from 1988!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Sometimes after a movie is successful, a sequel is made to further the adventures with the characters in that world. Many times that story is bad (but not always). Sometimes it is an outright embarrassment. In this episode Jason and Dee breakdown their list of the bad decisions, poorly casted, money-grabbing, worst sequels of the 1980s! Join us for a fun discussion on all things cringy, dopey and overall dumb. Does our list match your list? Buckle up!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
John Hughes gave us tons of great movies in the 80s and 90s. This week we continue our discussion of his movies involving taking the whole tribe cross country, "Vacation" vs. "The Great Outdoors". In this episode we discuss more of the behind the scenes stories, some trivia tidbits and our final judgment on which of these is the best. You think you hate the podcast now, wait 'til you listen to it!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
In 1983, writer John Hughes was just getting his start becoming the "Shakespeare of the 80s". That year, along with director Harold Ramis and superstar Chevy Chase, he created a wacky road trip movie that people around the world fell in love with. Later in 1988, he created a similar movie with his go-to MVP actor John Candy. In this episode we discuss the origins of both movies, the star studded casts and the secrets behind each. We hope that you will join us this week on a quest. A quest for fun, if you will. See you at Walley World!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
In the summer of 1981, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and John Williams introduced us to a character named Indiana Jones. This character was part professor, part archeologist, and all hero! Since that time, we have had 4 movies, a TV show and countless books on this character. Some good, some not so good.This week we invited Jeff Johnson from the "A Film By" podcast to discuss all the vital ingredients in making a successful Indiana Jones story. So grab your bullwhip and join us on this fortune and glory discussion!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
In the late 1970s, Clint Eastwood took a shot on a wacky comedy with some of his closest friends and an Orangutan named Clyde. It turned out to be one of the most successful and profitable movies of his career (and all time)! Join us (and your your favorite motorcycle gang, the Black Widows) this week as we take a concentrated, bareknuckled look at the original in the series "Every Which Way But Loose". What did they get right, what did they get wrong, and how does it stand up in the long run? Beers to you!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
This week is the second of two episodes where we dive deep into the world of computers in the 1980s with Professor Chad Briggs. In this episode we discuss more domestic nuclear near accidents, the amazing Tron video game, the brilliant composers of each movie, random trivia, and our final judgement. Which movie is your favorite? Did we get our final judgment right? Grab your deadly disc, jump in your lightcycle and join us!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
In the early 1980s, Hollywood began creating movies that involved the increasingly important technologies of computers and video games. Two of the most dynamic movies of that time that involved that subject were "Tron" (1982) and "War Games" (1983). Join us this episode as we discuss the genesis of each project, the impact that they had and the incredible cast of each movie. This week we will also be discussing the real life Cold War incidents, Nuclear near misses and crazy true stories of missile defense mishaps with Dr. Chad Briggs. You won't want to miss it! Shall we play a game?Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
During the late 1980s, cable tv, movie channels and VCRs gave people more options but television was still vitally important to pop culture. Join us this week as we pick our Top 5 TV Theme Songs from the years 1985-1989. Some walk by night, some fly by day, but did we get the right songs in the right spots? You decide!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
This week we continue our journey through TV Theme Songs exploring the best of the early 80s! Now the world don't move to the beat of just one drum, so just the good ole boys, Dee and Jason, have each come up with a list of their Top 5 list. You may not agree with all of our picks (you take the good, you take the bad) but hopefully you will enjoy this fun trip with us! Believe it or not!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Today we will take you back to a time in the late 70s when your Dad made you be the TV remote! The late 70s introduced some of the greatest TV Theme songs of all time. Park your big wheel in the driveway, grab a bowl of your favorite sugary cereal and get ready to sing along as Jason and Dee rank their Top 5 favorite TV Theme songs (and a couple of honorable mentions). Schlemiel! Schlimazel!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
In 1988, Living Colour released an album that would simmer for nearly a full year before kicking down the door of the standard rock scene with one of the biggest pounding rock anthems of the decade. "Cult of Personality" became their biggest hit and changed the idea of what a rock band should look and sound like. Vernon Reid's blistering guitars and Corey Glover's soulful voice, along with some help from Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson, helped push this album over the top. Come and join us as we go track by track through "Vivid" with Patreon member James Buckley!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
When Poison broke big in 1986 they brought with them loads of glitz, glam, style, confidence and FUN. Unlike many of their peers though, they also had great songs. In May of 1988 they released their second album that included what might be the greatest party rock anthem of the 80s and what might be the greatest power ballad of the 1980s. So grab your nearest Fallen Angel, fire up the pyrotechnics and confetti and join us and go track by track through "Open Up and Say...Ahh!" with our good friend, Dale Selby!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
"Big" and "Twins" are two of the most beloved movies of the year 1988! The have an incredible amount of fun and charm, but are they perfect? In this second of a two-part episode we discuss our personal issues with these movies, we also dive deep on trivia and ultimately give our final judgment! So grab your "Born to Be Bad" t-shirts, practice up on "Heart and Soul", and we'll meet you at the Zoltar machine!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
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