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JAWS 2 (1978) - Episode 93

JAWS 2 (1978) - Episode 93

2022-09-2201:27:51

I mean, it's obvious that a big fish took a bite out of... this big fish. We’re back on Amity Island as another carcharodon carcharias comes to feast on the summer revellers in the first sequel to the unstoppable original blockbuster, JAWS 2. Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), wife Elaine (Lorraine Gary) and family are still in Amity, and Martin’s now-teenage eldest son Mike (Mark Gruner) is a keen hobbyist sailor, regularly taking off in his sailboat with his ragtag group of friends, much to the chagrin of his still-cautious father. While a large hotel opening coincides with a push by Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), who is somehow still in charge, and the town council that includes Elaine’s developer boss, to try to reinvigorate the town with fresh investment, familiar, ominous accidents start to befall the locals. Brody immediately suspects foul, fin-based play, but again he is disbelieved - his warnings threatening the financial interests of the town and setting him at odds with a public who lauded him as a hero just a couple of years previous. Matters come to a head when the town’s sailing teens, including both of his own kids, find themselves adrift at sea and at the mercy of the marine monster. Emerging from a difficult development as the movie’s original producers struggled to capitalise quickly on the unprecedented success of Spielberg’s 1975 smash, the task eventually fell to French director Jeannot Szwarc to wrangle a reluctant Roy Scheider back into uniform and wrestle a script which had passed through numerous hands into a manageable, thrilling tale of terror. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the podcast app… join Gali, Devlin and Matt as they talk irresistible corduroy-clad cousins, sequel rules, chubby Art Garfunkels and the perils of improper petrol storage and reassess the legacy of this 70s sequel staple. Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
And you're ready to die for me? Rewind icon Kevin Costner is back, minus the iconic mullet, in Mick Jackson’s 1992 perils-of-superstardom thriller The Bodyguard.Rachel Marron (a debuting Whitney Houston) is an lauded actress and megastar singer living with her young son in a sprawling, entourage-filled mansion. When a stalker’s repeated threats materialise in an explosive near-miss after a bomb is planted in her dressing room, her manager hires Frank Farmer (Costner), a former presidential bodyguard, to reluctantly lead her security team. While Frank’s heavy-handed tactics create tension with his flighty and feisty new ward, the two grow closer as the danger intensifies - leading to an iconically intense culmination at the Academy Awards.Originating as an early script by an emerging Lawrence Kasdan that took a circuitous decade and a half to reach the screen, the eventual film exploded into cinemas in a veritable supernova of hype - a collision between the preeminent musical diva of the moment and a megastar actor fresh off some of the biggest hits of the new decade. Turbocharged by Whitney’s powerhouse, Dolly Parton-covering tie-in single spending 10 weeks atop the UK charts, the critical reception was far less kind than the box office receipts. DId the glitz and glamour hold up for Gali, Patrick and Matt, or were they left lamenting a sequin-studded flop?Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The enemy of my enemy... is my friend. Rewind’s LV-RMP series continues on with the long-awaited 2004 monster mashup AvP: Alien vs. Predator from director Paul W.S. Anderson.Billionaire industrialist Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) assembles a team of experts for a most mysterious mission - a voyage deep beneath an abandoned Antarctic whaling station to explore a vast pyramid which shows aspects of multiple ancient civilisations all combined with each other. Guided by Lex (Sanaa Lathan) and the insights of archaeologist Sebastian (Raoul Bova), they start to decipher the mysteries of the place, but they have already attracted the attention of its owners - the intergalactic hunters of the yautja - and started the process of releasing the deadly inhabitants, kept captive there - the vicious xenomorphs. The small team must try to survive both, deep beneath the ice…Emerging from a tortured development that originated with a comic book, and was first teased on film in the closing stages of Predator 2 when a xenomorph skull is seen in the Predators’ ship, the eventual film was a solid commercial success for franchise owners Fox, despite contemporary reviews that unfavourably compared it to its forebears. But how will it stack up for the gang now that we’ve made our way through the two film series? Was it a red laser-targetted headshot, or a gooey chest full of mess? Would it make it into Moses’ DVD collection, or should it be melted with acid blood? Join Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt as they pick their sides.Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Harry? You do not have time to tango, buddy. You copy? We’re joined by a very special guest - actor/producer/Propaganda Minister of the Sovereign Nation of Val Verde Duncan Casey - for a look at James Cameron’s megabucks 1994 espionage smash hit True Lies.Dissatisfied housewife Helen Tasker (Jamie Lee Curtis) can’t understand why her boring computer salesman husband Harry (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is so wrapped up in his work that he neglects her and their moody teen daughter Dana (Eliza Dushku) to the extent that she even considers an affair with a skeevy used car salesman masquerading as a secret agent (Bill Paxton). What she doesn’t know, is that Harry is indeed a REAL secret agent - and when he discovers Helen’s flirtations, he sidetracks himself from an international terrorism investigation to embroil her in a plot to spice up their stale marriage. Typically Cameronian carnage ensues as fighter jets, nuclear detonations, motorcycle vs. horse hotel lobby chases and much more are deployed by cinema’s premier spectacle maker.Fresh off the hugely successful Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the writer/director had the industry at his feet - and chose to adapt a little-known French spy comedy for his next project. While a huge hit upon release, the film has sunk from view somewhat in the years since, considering its pedigree and one-time prominence. Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Duncan look back at their recollections of the film upon release, and discuss how it now stacks up against the genre as a whole - in terms of its then-cutting edge action, and in its representations of marriage, gender politics, and race. Did the film sit up and make us beg for buttermilk, or has it left us shivering by the side of the road soaked in our own pee? Be sure to track down more of Duncan at the fantastic YouTube movie review channel Val Verde Broadcasting! & check out the short film website https://www.typetillyoubleed.com .For all of Duncan's other projects then head to his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4317541/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
TWISTER (1996) - Episode 89

TWISTER (1996) - Episode 89

2022-07-2701:41:43

I gotta go Julia; we got cows. We’re riding with The Extreme in Jan de Bont’s whirlwind 1996 divorce drama disaster blockbuster TWISTER. Estranged married storm-chasers Dr. Jo (Helen Hunt) and Bill Harding (Bill Paxton) are thrust back into action when a series of powerful tornadoes rips through Bill's plans to finalise their breakup so he can wed his new fiancée, and tosses them back out on the road with their ragtag bunch of cloud nerds including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Todd Field, and Rewind favourite Alan Ruck. Seeking to map the interior structure of a tornado in better detail than ever before, they are hampered by corporate kiss-butt Cary Elwes and his crew of megabucks-backed sellout scientists, who have swiped the tech that Bill and Jo developed and intend to gazump their triumph.A blowout entry in the 90s disaster canon, de Bont blends destructive practical sets with nascent digital trickery to capitalise on his Speed success, crafting one of the biggest films of an era not known for frugality. But did it sweep us off our feet, or just plain suck? Were we talkin’ imminent rueage, or did a manly handshake ensue? Grab a huge-ass plate of steak and eggs and hunker down in your rickety basement as we fire up some Deep Purple and drive headlong into the wind.Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
ROBOCOP (1987) - Episode 88

ROBOCOP (1987) - Episode 88

2022-07-0701:56:30

YOUR MOVE, CREEP. We plant our heavy, metallic feet on the blood-soaked tarmac of Old Detroit for a look back at the seminal, gruesome sci-fi action classic ROBOCOP.A fresh transfer to the Metro West Precinct of the crime-riddled one-time manufacturing mecca, Officer Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) falls prey to a vicious gang of criminals led by the sarcastic, ruthless Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith), who riddles Murphy with bullets and leaves him functionally dead. His body becomes the property of Omni Consumer Products, a monopolistic megacorporation that owns and operates the Police, and is revived on the orders of a sleazy executive (Miguel Ferrer) as a gleaming, fully-programmed cyborg super cop, whose task is to clean up the streets ahead of the imminent construction of OCP’s gleaming new Delta City development. Murphy’s former partner Lewis (Nancy Allen) has to come to the rescue when corporate machinations and organised crime align, and the resurrected Murphy becomes a target of violence from all sides.With hearty thanks to our listener Jamie Russell for suggesting this episode, we discuss the story’s origins, starting with first-time writer and ascendant young executive Ed Neumeier’s collaboration with radical collaborator Michael Miner; the crucial contribution of Euro cinema madman Paul Verhoeven; and the legacy of the film’s mixture acidic social satire and squib-laden, visceral bloodletting. Join Gali, Devlin and Matt on patrol – you have ten seconds to comply.Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Wanna get drunk and fool around? If the answer is, “Oh yeah,” then you came to the right place. It’s the Jaws… duh-duh… duh-duh… duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh drinking gaaaame! The Rewinders (minus Gali in dry dock) bravely boarded the Orca for a sozzled 4th of July special episode—from which only two thirds of the tipsy trio returned to shore intact—in our first (and potentially last) ever drinkalong, sync ‘n’ drink, audio commentary podcast—Jaws: We Drink to Our Legs. To join us on our ill-fated journey, cue up your personal copy of Jaws, sail over to rewindmoviecast.com for the drinking game rules (featuring a selection of 5 levels), and hit play!You will also find an introductory essay, our companion Jaws RMP episode, various specially curated playlists, and Jaws-themed merch—including Devlin’s beautiful Chief Brody poster print, and Matt’s daft Quint sticker and Tipple-Tote™!Happy July 4th to you fair Spanish ladies! Scull it outta here, and please drink (to your legs) responsibly.If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
JAWS (1975) - Episode 87

JAWS (1975) - Episode 87

2022-06-0901:49:06

I see you got your rubbers! We’re travelling to idyllic Amity Island (only an island if you look at it from the water) for a very memorable 4th of July to revisit the movie that immeasurably changed the cinematic landscape - Steven Spielberg’s all-conquering 1975 summer blockbuster JAWS.New York City cop and aquaphobe-turned-island police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) and his family’s first summer in Amity is tipped upside down when a charchariden charcharidas - a great white - starts terrorising the town’s beaches. The dollar-hungry mayor refuses to shut down the lucrative seafront despite a local skinny-dipper having been scoffed by the beast, but when a repeat attack in broad daylight claims the life of a local boy, a feeding frenzy of a different kind kicks off, as local fishermen vie to snag the shark but fail to land the big one. It’s left to Brody, hooch-soaked certifiable madman Quint (Robert Shaw) and soft-handed rich boy oceanographer Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) to set out aboard the Orca and kill the monster once and for all.Devout Jaws fanatic Matt looks back at one of cinema’s truly seminal moments alongside first mates Gali and Patrick, as we try to distill what alchemy resulted in its creation, why its resonance has persisted for so long, and take a personal perspective on how the film has impacted us and our love of cinema.Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
“I don’t think a person should run unless he’s being chased.” We beamed down Dimension Films’ 1998 teensploitation sci-fi horror, The Faculty, directed by Mariachi man and Rebel Without a Crew, Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City), from a screenplay by the preposterously articulate, teen telly voice of a generation, Kevin Williamson (Dawson’s Creek, Scream).When student, Casey Connor (Elijah Wood) discovers a parasitic new species that reacts unusually when placed in water, then observes thirsty Herrington High faculty members standing under sprinklers, glugging endless cups of H₂O, and acting peculiarly all round, he begins to unravel the mystery of his school⁠—his teachers are aliens. Could it be a conspiracy? An invasion akin to The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein? Maybe The X-Files is right! A band of rebels, including Zeke (Josh Hartnett), Stokely (Clea DuVall), Delilah (Jordanna Brewster), Stan (Shawn Hatosy), and Marybeth (Laura Harris) must unite in a race against time to prevent these “pod people” from infesting and enslaving the entire town.Were we tweaking, or did we get some bad sh*t? Did it need a f*cking eye dog, or was it on a yellow brick quest for a brain? Did it flog the bishop, or work hard for that D? Was it a great big bastard mistake, or were we sucking its toes ‘til graduation? With Devlin and Patrick absent, it was up to high school heroes (and geeky Stephen King kids), Gali and Matt, to save the podcast!Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Can you be perfect? We step onto the hallowed turf of Permian High School’s cavernous football stadium and soak up the atmosphere of Peter Berg’s 2004 sports drama Friday Night Lights. 2nd year coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) carries the weight of the post-oil bust town of Odessa’s beleaguered populace on his shoulders. Their pride rests on whether his Permian Panthers can win the State Championship. It seems half the men of the community proudly still sport their ostentatious championship rings while all but ordering the current crop of young athletes - centred around tightly-wound quarterback Mike Winchell (Lucas Black), party boy fullback Don Billingsley (Garrett Hedlund), hard-hitting safety Brian Chavez (Jay Hernandez) and, most vitally, star running back “Boobie” Miles (Derek Luke) - to go get their own. But when a horrendous injury threatens to derail the season, the coach must dig deep to salvage the wins that the die-hard fans demand - demands that come with no lack of implicit threat.Based on the true life story of the 1988 Permian Panthers, as documented in Buzz Bissinger’s book of the same name, Bissinger’s cousin Berg continued his transition from actor to director with this, his third feature. As the basis for a hugely successful TV drama, the film itself seems to have been somewhat overshadowed, so Gali seeks to rectify this and revisits alongside fellow FNL fans Devlin and Patrick, and novice (and, crucially, American Football agnostic) Matt to see whether the original deserves to take its place among the upper tier of sports movies. Golly bum.Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
CYBORG (1989) - Episode 84

CYBORG (1989) - Episode 84

2022-04-2901:47:17

I LIKE THE DEATH! I LIKE THE MISERY! I LIKE THIS WORLD! We return to the trusty Bargain Bin and dig out the infamous Cannon Films’ post-apocalyptic Van Damme downer Cyborg.‘Slinger’ Gibson Rickenbacker (JCVD) is some sort of futuristic ronin, hired by the some of the tattered remnants of humanity to guarantee them safe passage through a plague-ravaged nightmare future world ruled by ruthless, non-swimming pirates led by the towering figure of Fender Tremolo (Vincent Klyn). Gibson happens upon the titular Cyborg - a woman, Pearl (Dayle Haddon), whose computer brain contains the recipe for a cure to the ailment that has brought about the downfall of civilisation. GIbson pursues Fender after he kidnaps Pearl, tormented by the memories of the horrific act of violence the villain perpetrated on Gibson and his adoptive family years before. Much face kicking ensues.Director Albert Pyun solidified his position as a solid pair of hands for the notoriously thrifty studio, who were relying on this film to help bail them out of a particularly sticky financial situation. Join us as Gali, Devlin, Matt and Patrick as they delve into the murky world of the 1980s’ premier purveyors of churn-’em-out-cheap cinema, the rise of soon-to-be action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme, and the subtle art of religious symbolism. Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Titanic (1997) - Episode 83

Titanic (1997) - Episode 83

2022-04-1402:05:06

God himself could not sink this ship! We’ve snagged a ticket on a lucky hand of poker and are setting sail on the grandest vessel ever built, James Cameron’s all-conquering disaster romance epic Titanic.Eventually emerging as an unsinkable box office phenomenon and Oscar magnet, Cameron cashed in all his chips as one of the most successful filmmakers of his era and created the most expensive movie ever mounted - attracting obvious, negative headlines when this venture was earmarked ahead of release as a thuddingly on-the-nose allegory for hubristic folly that would inevitably fail spectacularly. Yet his fervent (or psychotic, depending on your viewpoint) self-belief and meticulous craftsmanship shone through, while his star-crossed romantic pairing of promising young actress Kate Winslet and next-big-thing-in-waiting Leonardo DiCaprio struck a heartstring chord with audiences worldwide, launching both to the top of their profession and paving the way for Cameron to go even further with his mind-bogglingly successful $3 billion-grossing follow-up Avatar.Join Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt as they light the last two boilers and go full steam ahead, reflecting on their own histories with the film - whether they sniffled silently into their Kickers jumpers as abashed teenagers in provincial multiplexes, or cursed every winsome appearance of sprout-faced Leo and cringed through the ubiquity of Celine Dion’s lachrymose, maximalist theme song. Is this one of the all-time great, audience-uniting epics from one of the premier directors of his generation? Or a cynical exercise in broad-brush pandering that irreversibly pierced the hull of a once-great creative who has been stuck treading water ever since?Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Want some candy? Our LV-RMP series continues on the Yautja trail as we swap the jungles of Val Verde for its concrete equivalent - the mean, sweaty streets of a near-future, heatwave-crazy Los Angeles for Stephen Hopkins' 1990 sequel Predator 2.Another imposing, grotesquely-mandibled intergalactic hunter has crashed to Earth in search of trophies, interfering in a fierce drugs-related turf war between two rival factions of questionable racial stereotypes. Finding himself in the middle of this mayhem is middle-aged, renegade hardass cop Detective Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover), a man short of temper and large of trouser. As the gruesome deaths pile up around him, Harrigan and his team (including musician Ruben Blades, Maria Conchita Alonso, and Bill Paxton) try and make sense of things before they find themselves on the receiving end of an impromptu spinectomy.Our second pass at this action staple, after Devlin and Gali discussed it way back in episode 3, sees Matt and Patrick join the party to see where this film ranks in the shared Alien/Predator universe, what they'd have done differently if they were in charge, and where, exactly, Gary Busey's top half went.Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO VIOLENCE. As part of our celebration of the centenary of the firebrand exploitation cinema pioneer Russ Meyer, superfan Devlin introduces the gang to his seminal 1965 superwomen spectacular Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!Belted and buckled badasses Varla, Rosie and Billie (exotic dancers Tura Santana, Haji, and Lori Williams) are three go-go dancers who tear across the desert in their sports cars in search of kicks - and they find more trouble than they'd bargained for when the fearsome Varla casually karate kills some poor sap after a drag race. Grabbing his traumatised girlfriend as a hostage, the trio hole up at the remote farmhouse of a twisted old man who they hear is sitting on a pile of cash, attempting to wheedle information about its whereabouts from the geezer and his two sons - one a musclebound near-mute link, the other a studious but blinkered 'regular' guy. Chosen by Devlin and guest Patrick Crain as their preferred point of entry to the filmography of the fearsome Meyer, this monochromatic ode to powerful women, muscular cars, and southern Gothic weirdness showcases the director's fevered editing, razor sharp cinematography, and even sharper dialogue. Will Gali and Matt fall under the spell of the King of Sexploitation, or will this grindhouse walk on the weird side fail to get their motors running?Fans of the film may want to check out Devlin’s Teemill store for shirts, sweatshirts, and more based on original designs from the film!Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Pioneering auteur. Pervert. America’s first feminist director. Misogynist exploiter of buxom women. The terms that swirl around independent film icon Russ Meyer are by turns confirmed and contradicted by a career that takes in over 20 feature films spanning from the buttoned-up 1950s to the gritty, hardcore-sex-laden late 1970s and beyond; from cheesecake erotic frivolity through mean and moody monochromatic melodramas to explosive pop art slapstick Looney Tunes sexcapades.To celebrate his centenary, I'm joined by film programmer and writer Patrick Crain, of the Oklahoma FIlm Society and The Apollo Twin, to introduce and discuss the entire filmography of a director who I’ve become hopelessly obsessed with. Covering early ‘nudie cuties’ like The Immoral Mr. Teas, through the phenomenal Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, via smash-hit sex comedy Vixen!, through to the gloriously bonkers Beyond the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, we discuss his origins, his peccadilloes, and his place among his peers and the firmament of all-time great directors - a position put under direct threat by the myriad availability issues surrounding these seminal works. Head to rewindmoviecast.com for an extended accompanying essay from your host, Devlin (me), with a film-by-film primer guide, more information about his life and works, links to further resources, and much much more. You can find Patrick’s film-by-film analysis of Russ Meyer’s entire filmography at apollotwin.com. My Vixen and Faster, Pussycat! Shirts can be found at my Teemill store, and a limited edition poster is available at Etsy. All related artwork can be found at devlindoesdrawing.com.See below for timestamps:Introduction, the 'nudie cuties': 00:00:00Fanny Hill: 00:28:14The Gothic Period (Lorna, Mudhoney, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Motorpsycho!): 00:31:08Mondo Topless: 01:26:53Color Melodramas (Common Law Cabin, Good Morning...and Goodbye!, Vixen!, Cherry, Harry and Raquel!): 01:33:15The Hollywood Movies (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, The Seven Minutes): 02:29:39Return to the Independents (Black Snake, Supervixens!, Up!, Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens): 02:45:35Pandora Peaks, later years, legacy: 03:30:18We’d love to hear from you at our Twitter, Facebook, or via email on rewindmoviepodcast-at-gmail.com about this episode, or anything else you’d like to chat about! Also, a quick star rating or review really does help us out. And, last but not least, the best way to support is to send a link to a friend or share this episode - we’d love to share the word about this fascinating era of film history. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
SPEED (1994) - Episode 80

SPEED (1994) - Episode 80

2022-02-2401:39:30

POP QUIZ HOTSHOT. We’re careening through the unfinished highways of Los Angeles with Jan de Bont’s explosive debut feature SPEED, courtesy of a listener request.After thwarting an elaborate exploding elevator hostage situation, bomb disposal expert Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) finds himself targeted by the enraged madman responsible (Dennis Hopper). The game? A bomb on a city bus. Once it goes above 50 mph, the bomb is armed. Drop below, and everybody goes kaboom. In the right place at the wrong time is passenger Annie (Sandra Bullock), deployed as emergency driver after the unfortunate regular Sam takes a stray bullet.After establishing himself as one of the premiere popcorn cinematographers of his era, de Bont set the charges for his directorial career with this runaway hit. Firmly establishing Bullock in the upper echelons of Hollywood, and cementing a post-Point Break Keanu as an action cinema superstar, the film transcended its Die-Hard-on-a-bus origins to become one of the biggest grossers of 1994. But, can those analogue nineties thrills survive in the modern era? Join Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt as they hop aboard and hang on tight. Big thanks to listener Matthew Pinder for his selection!Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
YOU CANNOT RUN FROM THIS. We’re back with another listener request episode, as things go bump in the night for a self-filming suburban couple in the smash hit 2009 found footage phenomenon Paranormal Activity.Micah (Micah Sloat) buys himself a fancy video camera to document the uncanny occurrences that have been plaguing the home he shares with girlfriend Katie (Katie Featherston). Calling in a medium, Dr. Fredrichs (Mark Fredrichs) they learn that the source of the unusual sounds and moving objects is not a ghost, but a demon- one that has attached itself to Katie and seems reluctant to let go. As Katie’s history with these events is revealed, Micah struggles to impose himself as their powerlessness to intervene becomes unavoidable. A runaway success shot for a miniscule budget by a first-time director, Oren Peli, the extraordinary returns paved the way for a mini empire of sequels, and allowed the movie’s enterprising producer Jason Blum to establish himself as one of the most influential names in 21st century horror cinema. Join Gali, Devli, Patrick and Matt as most of the gang experience this spooky chiller for the very first time, courtesy of our fantastic film picker Davey Growls!Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
RASPBERRIES! Rewind’s resident song-and-dance man Patrick continues his quest to get the gang to appreciate his love of musical cinema with George Roy Hill’s 1967 Roaring Twenties-set comedy extravaganza Thoroughly Modern Millie.Fresh off a run of world-conquering hits including Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews plays the titular Millie, a young woman in the big city looking to stake her place in this newly liberated era by going out and finding herself a job - although, only so she can marry her boss and take up a life of wifely duties. Into her single women’s hotel breezes aspiring actress Miss Dorothy (Mary Tyler Moore), whom Millie takes under her wing. Also appearing suddenly is the nerdy but spirited Jimmy (James Fox), whom Millie begins an on–off flirtation with while she tries to find her wealthy Mr Right. But when young women start going missing from the hotel, a farcical whodunnit interrupts the gaudy Jazz Age proceedings. Will Patrick’s 2nd attempt to introduce some showtune pep into the podcast finally break through to the whimsy-averse remaining hosts Gali, Devlin and Matt? Or will Millie’s end-of-an-era spectacle have them longing for the advent of the rapidly oncoming New Hollywood revolution that consigned this type of cinema to the scrapheap for a couple of decades? Toss your curls and cares away, throw on your beads and fling those jazz hands as we find out!Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
STICK AROUND. We’re dropping into the dense jungles of Val Verde to tangle with the greatest hunter in the galaxy in John McTiernan’s 1987 action sci-fi classic PREDATOR.When Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his rescue team of cartoonishly manly super soldiers are called in to action by former grunt-turned-CIA operative Dillon (Carl Weathers), what should have been a simple hostage smash-and-grab is complicated not only by the shifty motivations of Dillon, but by the inexplicable nature of the violent fate that has befallen the team that preceded them. As tracker Billy succinctly puts it, "There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't no man. We're all gonna die."Critically disregarded as a derivative, slapdash actioner upon release, the film nonetheless grew to become a key cornerstone of the 80s action boom, inspiring countless ripoffs and a mini empire of sequels, sidequels, and extended universe paraphernalia. With one of the most quotable scripts of Arnie’s career from debuting fraternal duo Jim & John Thomas, and a young, hungry McTiernan calling the shots, join Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt as they try desperately to maintain some semblance of objectivity while revisiting this iconic monster mashup. And please head over to rewindmoviecast.com for an essay by Matt where he elucidates his formative fixation with the Austrian Oak, and to Teemill for a poster of this episode’s artwork!PREDATOR The Musical by legolambs : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlicWUDf5MM Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome To The Party, Pal! We’re crashing into December with 1988’s mega-influential multistorey multiplex mainstay DIE HARD. You all know the story by now - wiseass New York street cop John McClane (Bruce Willis), in an effort to save his flailing marriage, pops up at the L.A. office party of his high-flying executive wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) at the magnificent, unfinished Nakatomi Plaza, just in time for a gaggle of Euro thieves to turn this classy soiree in to a deadly hostage situation. Cue a seminal cat-and-mouse tale as the wily McClane scampers across the floors, elevator shafts and air vents of the building, taking out the villainous, charismatic Hans Gruber’s (Alan Rickman, in his movie debut) henchmen in an effort to thwart both his schemes, and the bumbling ‘rescue’ efforts of the authorities surrounding the building.Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt try to maintain some semblance of objectivity as they discuss their history with this seasonal perennial, and try to diagnose how it alchemised to be such a strong template for a huge number of subsequent action movies to follow. And head over to rewindmoviecast.com for a phenomenal essay by Matt about the maestro of mayhem himself, director John McTeirnan.Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), @IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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