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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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Where we’re going, we won’t need eyes to see! It’s off to the ionosphere surrounding Neptune for us, as we board the Lewis and Clark to salvage the wreckage of Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1997 Gothic space nightmare Event Horizon. After a mysterious 7-year disappearance, the titular imposing, experimental, wormhole-navigating interstellar craft has reappeared, sending the ship’s creator Dr. Weir (a reliably livewire Sam Neill) off on the recovery mission alongside stoic shuttle Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburn) and an assorted Anglo-American crew including such lauded thesps as Jason Isaacs and Sean Pertwee. The ship’s mysterious gravity drive seems to hold the key to the gruesome mystery as to what happened to its original crew - and to the horrifying visions stalking the new one.A critical and commercial misfire on release, but a sleeper hit on video, the film (and especially its infamous ‘visions of hell’ rapid-fire montages) struck a chord with many a budding gorehound, and retains a sizeable cult following to this day. Did Gali, Devlin and Matt follow Dr. Weir through the gateway, or did they want to join Miller in vapourising it from a safe distance?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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Damn the Man! Save the Empire! It’s our own unofficial Rex Manning Day as we Rewind to the alt-rocking mid-nineties to visit the beautiful little tattooed gum-chewing freaks that man the registers of Empire Records.Turtleneck-clad, koan-garbling night manager Lucas hatches a doomed plan to save his beloved independent record store from a corporate takeover by betting the day’s takings on a craps table. Failing, despite being guided by a force much stronger than luck, he’ll have to face the wrath of manager and surrogate cool uncle figure Joe, who is left to try to cover up Lucas’ mess and dodge store owner Mitch’s questions, while the rest of his staff (artsy AJ, preppy Corey, sassy Gina, sullen Deb, burnout Mark, muso Eddie and punk guitarist Berko) prepare for the arrival of a washed-up 80s pop star. Over the course of one crazy day, they’ll grapple with soapy conflicts and angsty tribulations. But can they come together in time to save their spiritual home?Film-picker (and one-time record shop employee) Devlin picks a beloved teen favourite, while first time viewers Gali, Matt and Patrick come in fresh to see whether the film’s charms hold up to new viewers 25 years after its release, or if those Gen-X cinema goers who stayed away in their droves were correct in their cynicism.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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“Oh, we've got a psychotic serial killer in the family who loves to butcher people on Halloween, and I just thought it in bad taste to celebrate.” We follow up John Carpenter’s trailblazing original with a look at the first sizable-budgeted stab at resurrecting the Halloween franchise - before David Gordon Green, there was Steve Miner’s 1998 rebootquel Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.From a treatment by era-defining teenternatinment maestro and Dimension Films golden boy Kevin Williamson, we wipe away a decade of Thorn-related, increasingly mad low budget sequels with a direct follow-up to 1981’s Halloween II. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, now Keri Tate, in hiding as headmistress of a leafy, secluded California private school attended by her 17 year old son John (breakout star Josh Hartnett). John and his friends (including Dawson’s Creek alum Michelle Williams as John’s girlfriend) bail out of a camping trip to hide away for a spot of ill-advised teen shenanigans on campus, on the very night that Michael Myers comes looking for his sister to finish what he started two decades before. A financial success on release - the highest grossing since the original - and credited with reviving the fortunes of a film series that had fared worse than its main slasher competition over the preceding years, the gang takes another look at a film which benefited from the remarkable box office one of its direct antecedents in Scream, and ask whether that film’s self-referential, smart-alec influence was a boon for Michael, or if the mask had permanently slipped.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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“Sheriff, death has come to your little town.” We’re celebrating spooky season with the season-defining, sub-genre spawning 1978 slasher classic Halloween, directed by the legendary John Carpenter.When 6-year-old Michael Myers slayed his older sister in a violent, unprovoked attack, he was confined to an asylum under the ‘care’ of Dr. Samuel Loomis (Donald Pleasance) - who believes the boy to be a creature of pure evil. Dr. Loomis’ worst fear is realised when, some decade and a half later, Michael escapes and returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois - donning stolen overalls and a ghostly-pale, amorphously-featured mask to become The Shape. He fixates on bookish, lanky teen babysitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), culminating in a terrifying Halloween night for her and her friends.Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt are back together at last to discuss this landmark film, as well as producer Debra Hill & Carpenter’s somewhat reluctant immediate sequel Halloween II, to see whether their own feelings about the film have changed over the years, how its contemporaries and imitators followed or amended its formula, and whether the core creative team were able to capture lightning in a bottle twice. We’ll be back with Part II later this month to dig into the twisty, messy timeline of the 1980s/1990s sequels, culminating in a deep dive into Steve Miner’s teen-friendly update Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“Call me James. It’s 5 days to Alaska.” To celebrate the theatrical release of No Time to Die, it’s tuxedos on and Walther PPKs at the ready, as Gali and Matt pop the cork on that Dom Pérignon ’52 they’d been saving, and delve deeply into the cinematic treasures that are Sir Roger Moore’s seven James Bond entries.Using the three eras of Moore as Bond, from 1973’s Live and Let Die, to A View to a Kill in ‘85, we tackle how filmmakers, Guy Hamilton, Lewis Gilbert, and John Glen, employed ol’ Rog, chart the humour, romanticism, ham and cheese, Bond girls, geriaction, sexual politics, unfortunate aging (in more ways than one), and the uncertain future of the franchise, whilst reappraising and ranking each film to aid you in selecting your next Roger Moore adventure. Life-long Moore-guy, Matt, argues the case for the raised eyebrowed one being the quintessential 007, as the Rewinders discuss whether Roger managed to keep the British end up all those years, or if it all got a bit too daft for its own good. Were we double-taking like Moonraker pigeons, or did the bubbles tickle our... Tchaikovsky? Find out on this special, one-off, Nobody Does It Better episode of The Rewind Movie 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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Just what the hell did they do to those sharks? Gali and Matt are heading to the Bargain Bin this week into the DEEPEST BLUEST, their hats like shark fins, as they swim through Renny Harlin's $80 million B-movie DEEP BLUE SEA (1999).In a remote underwater facility, doctors Susan McCallister (Saffron Burrows) and Jim Whitlock (Stellan Skarsgaard) are conducting research on mako sharks to attempt to re-activate dormant human brain cells like those found in Alzheimer's disease patients. When the sharks' brains aren’t large enough to harvest enough of the protein compound, the doctors violate the Harvard Compact and utilise gene therapies to increase their brain mass. A larger brain means more protein. It also means smarter sharks. When one of them escapes the facility and attempts to attack a boat full of 90s douchebag teens, the project's financial backers send corporate executive Russell Franklin (Samuel L Jackson) to investigate. Dr Susan and a skeleton crew including shark wrangler and former smuggler Carter (Thomas Jane); Brooklyn’s finest engineering mind Tom (Michael Rappaport); and God-fearing, giant-crucifix-wearing side-story chef, Preacher (LL Cool J), will all find out the answer to life’s greatest riddle: exactly what an 8000-pound mako with a brain the size of a flat head V8 and no natural predators thinks about.Gali is joined by Matt as he puts his case forward for Renny Harlin as action cinema's forgotten man, and decide where this film sits among cinema's greatest creature features. Join them, an annoying talking bird, some dastardly sharks, and Janice Soprano in this thick slab of 90s schlock.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!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
I'll make ya famous! We're saddling up, skinning out, and cocking back the hammer on another in our Pulling Focus series, where one of our ragtag gang extols the virtues of a favourite they feel deserves a little more love. This time, Matt has brought us Rewind royalty, Geoff Murphy's so-called "MTV western" sequel from 1990, Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory.A prosthetic-clad Emilio Estevez returns as Billy the Kid, now an elderly gent by the name of "Brushy Bill" Roberts, in 1950s New Mexico. He reveals his true identity to an incredulous attorney and spins his tale, as we travel back to the turn of the 1880s and the aftermath of the Lincoln County War of the first film. Returning costars Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips, Billy's fellow regulators, have been scattered, as loyalties fracture and the law comes looking. The Kid and estranged gang member and “pal” Pat Garrett (William Peterson) soon find themselves on opposite sides of the badge, giving us a new spin on their fabled confrontation.Matt is joined by Gali as he makes his case for this slick follow-up to be given a reappraisal. Expect power ballads, snappy dialogue, fluffy hair, and six-guns aplenty as we root and toot back to the turn of the nineties in a blaze of glory.If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or @galithegreek(Gali), (@IsTheDevlin), (@PatrickWaggett (Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comAnd finally check out our website for accompanying essays and blogs to all our episodes including our fantastic artwork https://rewindmoviecast.com/Thank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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