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"Monday... Escape with their lives from New York... Tuesday... Impersonate F.B.I. agents in Chicago... Wednesday... Steal plane in New Mexico... Thursday... Almost kill each other by accident... Friday... Almost kill each other on purpose..." In this week's episode, we are discussing the action comedy 'Midnight Run' starring Robert De Niro and Char…
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"Beyond our time, beyond our universe...there is a planet besieged by alien invaders, where a young king must rescue his love from the clutches of the Beast. Or risk the death of his world." For this week's episode, we are discussing the sci-fi adventure 'Krull' starring Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony and Freddie Jones. Directed by Peter Yates. The …
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"It's open all day...and cookin' all night." In this week's episode, we are discussing the directorial debut of Barry Levinson, the 1982 comedy drama 'Diner'. The movie stars a bunch of up and coming actors such as Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin and Paul Reiser. It was nominated for one Oscar for …
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"Nobody leans on Sharky's Machine." For this week's episode, we are discussing the neo-noir action thriller 'Sharky's Machine' starring Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward and Charles Durning. Based on the novel of the same name by William Diehl, this movie was also directed by Burt Reynolds. Sharky's Machine- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083064/?ref…
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"The Army was no laughing matter until Judy Benjamin joined it." For this week's episode, we are discussing the 1980 military comedy 'Private Benjamin" starring Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan and Armand Assante. Directed by Howard Zieff. Private Benjamin- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081375/?ref_=hm_rvi_tt_i_10 Private Benjamin - Rotten Tomatoe…
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"He taught him the secret to Karate lies in the mind and heart. Not in the hands." For this week's episode, we are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the release of 'The Karate Kid.' The movie stars Ralph Macchio, Oscar Nominee Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue and William Zabka. Directed by John G. Avildsen. The Karate Kid- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/ti…
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"Imagine a machine that records sights... sounds... sensations, thoughts... feelings... emotions, even your dreams and nightmares. Then, at the touch of a button, transfers these personal experiences from mind to another. Any person. Any experience. Anything you can imagine." In this week's episode we are discussing the sci-fi drama 'Brainstorm' st…
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"The Hustler isn't what he used to be, but he has the next best thing. A kid who is." For the 125th movie we spotlight on our show, we are discussing the pool hustling drama 'The Color of Money' starring Paul Newman, Tom Cruise and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Directed by Martin Scorsese, it is based on the book of the same name by Walter Tevis. Th…
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"Roxanne dreamed of a handsome, intelligent, romantic man. C.D. Bales is two out of three... but looks aren't everything!" In this week's episode, we are discussing the romantic comedy 'Roxanne' starring Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah and Rick Rossovich. Based on the 19th Century play "Cyrano de Bergerac," this movie was directed by Fred Schepisi. Roxa…
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"There's nothing like a good robbery... to bring a family together." In this week's episode, we are discussing the crime family drama "Family Business" starring Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Family Business - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097328/?ref_=nm_flmg_t_56_act Family Business - Rotten To…
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"They thought they'd be friends forever, but forever couldn't last." In this week's episode, we discuss the movie that coined the term "Brat Pack", 'St. Elmo's Fire.' The movie stars Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and Mare Winningham. Directed by Joel Schumacher. St. Elmo's Fire - IMDB: https://www.i…
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"I'd like to dedicate this to my father, Francis L. It's a song the girls in the band wrote, Lisa and Wendy." For this week's episode, we are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of 'Purple Rain' starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero and Morris Day. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Purple Rain - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087957/?ref_=rvi_tt Purple Rai…
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"One war against one man." In this episode, we discuss the movie that brought us John J. Rambo. It is the action thriller 'First Blood' starring Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna. This movie is based on the 1972 novel of the same name by David Morrell. Directed by Ted Kotcheff. First Blood - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt008…
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"Have you ever had a really big secret?" We kick off Season 4 with a "big" movie discussing 'Big' starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia. Directed by Penny Marshall. Big - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094737/?ref_=tttg_ov Big - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/big Bill's Letterboxd Ratings: https://letterbox…
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"High above the city of L.A. a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages and declared war. One man has managed to escape. An off-duty cop hiding somewhere inside. He's alone, tired... and the only chance anyone has got." For our final episode of Season 3, we are going out with a bang. We are discussing 'Die Hard', one of the best act…
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"They're not just getting rich... They're getting even." In this episode, we are discussing the classic comedy 'Trading Places' which is celebrating it 40th Anniversary. The movie stars Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis and Don Ameche. Directed by John Landis. Trading Places - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086465/?ref_=tttg_ov Tradi…
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"A sure thing comes once in a lifetime... but the real thing lasts forever." In this week's episode we are discussing the road trip comedy, 'The Sure Thing' starring John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga and Anthony Edwards. Directed by Rob Reiner. The Sure Thing - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090103/?ref_=tttg_ov The Sure Thing - Rotten Tomatoes: http…
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"Deception is dangerous. Desire is deadly." In this week's episode, we are discussing the mystery thriller 'Sea of Love' starring Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin and John Goodman. Directed by Harold Becker. Sea of Love - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098273/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0_tt_8_nm_0_q_sea%2520of%2520love Sea of Love - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.…
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"An American Cop in Japan. Their country. Their laws. Their game. His rules." In this week's episode, we are discussing the 1989 crime drama "Black Rain." It stars Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura and Kate Capshaw. Directed by Ridley Scott. Black Rain - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096933/?ref_=tttg_ov Black Rain - Rotten Tomatoes:…
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"The Man of Steel meets his match!" In this week's episode, we are discussing 'Superman II' starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Terence Stamp and Gene Hackman. We are flying into the theatrical version that was directed by Richard Lester (and Richard Donner). Superman II - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081573/?ref_=tttg_ov Superman II …
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"Something went wrong in the lab today. Very wrong." For our final episode of this year's "Splatter Cinema Month" we are discussing the horror remake 'The Fly.' The movie stars Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Co-wriiten and directed by David Cronenberg. The Fly - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091064/?ref_=tttg_ov The Fly - Rotten Tomatoes: htt…
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"There are some very good reasons to be afraid...of the dark." For the third installment of this year's "Splatter Cinema Month", we are discussing the vampire movie 'Fright Night' starring William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowall. Written and directed by Tom Holland. (not Spider-Man's Tom Holland) Fright Night - IMDB: http…
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"Just when you thought it was safe to go back to camp..." For our second episode of our third annual "Splatter Cinema Month" series, we will be going back to Crystal Lake to discuss 'Friday the 13th Part 2', starring Amy Steel, John Furey and Stu Charno. Directed by Steve Miner. Friday the 13th Part 2 - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082418/?r…
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"Close your eyes for a second... and sleep forever." For our first episode of our third annual "Splatter Cinema Month" series, we will be discussing 'The Slumber Party Massacre', starring Michele Michaels, Robin Stille and Michael Villela. Directed by Amy Holden Jones. The Slumber Party Massacre - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084695/?ref_=tt…
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"Dirty Harry is at it again." In this week's episode, we discuss the toughest cop in the streets of San Francisco, Inspector Harry Callahan in the crime thriller 'Sudden Impact'. The movie was directed by and stars Clint Eastwood. Also in the cast are Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Paul Drake and Audrie Neenan. Sudden Impact - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com…
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"At Ridgemont High Only the Rules get Busted!" We conclude our "Back 2 Back to School Series" with the classic comedy 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'. The movie stars Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates and Robert Romanus. Directed by Amy Heckerling, it was based on the book written by Cameron Crowe. Fast Times at Ridgemont…
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"From the first blush of romance, to the last squeeze of the trigger." In this week's episode, we return to our "Back 2 Back to School" series in which we talk about two movies that take place at school. The first is the 1989 dark comedy 'Heathers' starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty and Kim Walker. Directed by Doug Lehmann. He…
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Who watches movies to be scared? Some of us like curling up on the couch under a blanket or covering our face waiting to be frightened. Others, not so much. Jason and Bill look back at some of the moments that scared them when watching movies from the '80s. Let us know what your scary movie moments were and we'll mention them in a future episode of…
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"How much love, sex, fun and friendship can a person take? The story of eight old friends searching for something they lost, and finding that all they needed was each other." In this week's episode. we discuss the Oscar nominated movie for Best Picture, 'The Big Chill'. With a stellar cast, this movie was co-written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan.…
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"For some, it's the last real taste of innocence, and the first real taste of life. But for everyone, it's the time that memories are made of." For the final episode of our "Summer at the Cinema Series", we are discussing the coming-of-age classic 'Stand By Me' starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell. Based on the sho…
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"Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire." Our 3rd Annual "Summer at the Cinema Series" continues as we discuss the 1987 cult horror classic 'The Lost Boys' starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Dianne Wiest, Corey Haim, Edward Herrmann, Jami Gertz and Corey Feldman. Directed by Joel Schumacher. The L…
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"It's going to be a summer to remember!" Our "Summer at the Cinema Series" continues as we discuss the 1984 summer drama 'The Flamingo Kid' starring Matt Dillon, Richard Crenna, Hector Elizondo and Janet Jones. Directed by Garry Marshall. The Flamingo Kid - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087265/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3_tt_8_nm_0_q_flamingo The Flami…
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"A week in the woods with Roman and Chet: This is no holiday...this is war!" Our "Summer at the Cinema" series returns as we kick things off with 'The Great Outdoors'. This summer comedy stars John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening and Chris Young. Written by John Hughes, this movie was directed by Howard Deutch. The Great Outdoo…
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"In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. Something unstoppable." For our 100th movie episode, we are discussing the sci-fi action classic 'The Terminator'. The movie stars Arnold Schwarzene…
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"Jerry Mitchell just bumped into Buddy Revell. Now Jerry isn't thinking about math or english. Because at three o'clock, he's history." In this week's episode, we discuss the 1987 teen movie 'Three O'Clock High' with guest Dayton Johnson of the "Docking Bay 77" podcast. The movie stars Casey Siemaszko, Annie Ryan and Ricard Tyson. Directed by Phil …
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"Murder has a sound all of its own!" In this week's episode, we discuss the thriller 'Blow Out' starring John Travolta, Nancy Allen and John Lithgow. Written and directed by Brian De Palma. Blow Out - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082085/?ref_=tttg_ov Blow Out - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/blow_out Bill's Letterboxd Rati…
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"He wanted a perfect family in a perfect town. But they couldn't measure up...neither could the others." In this week's episode, we are discussing just in time for Father's Day the family thriller 'The Stepfather' starring Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen and Shelley Hack. Inspired by a true story. Directed by Joseph Ruben. The Stepfather - IMDB: https…
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"They needed a second chance to finish first." In this week's episode, we discuss the 1986 sports movie 'Hoosiers' with guest Seth Levit of "The Fish Tank" podcast. The movie stars Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper. Directed by David Anspaugh, this movie was nominated for 2 Oscars. Hoosiers - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091217…
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"A world inside the computer where man has never been. Never before now." In this week's episode, we discuss the ground breaking special effects Sci-Fi cult classic 'Tron' starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan and David Warner. Written and directed by Steven Lisberger. Tron - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084827/?ref_=tttg_ov …
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"The first casualty of war is innocence." In this episode, we discuss the Oscar winning war drama 'Platoon' starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe. Written and directed by Oliver Stone. Platoon - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091763/?ref_=hm_rvi_tt_i_7 Platoon - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/platoon Bill's L…
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"Enemies because they were taught to be. Allies because they had to be. Brothers because they dared to be." In this week's episode, we are discussing the sci-fi cult drama 'Enemy Mine' starring Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr. Based on the award-winning novella by Barry Longyear, this movie is directed by Wolfgang Peterson. Enemy Mine - IMDB: htt…
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"They grew up on the outside of society. They weren't looking for a fight. They were looking to belong." In this week's episode we are discussing the coming of age drama 'The Outsiders' which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. The movie stars C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze and Diane Lane. Based on the novel by S. E. …
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"When evil screams throughout the world, when all three suns converge, when all that's fair and fine seems lost... a hero will emerge!" In this week's episode, we are discussing the dark fantasy adventure 'The Dark Crystal' from the brilliant imagination of Jim Henson. Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The Dark Crystal - IMDB: https://www.imdb.c…
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"Tonight, his take home pay is $410,000...tax free." In this week's episode, we discuss the crime drama 'Thief' starring James Caan, James Belushi and Tuesday Weld. Written and directed by Michael Mann. Based on the novel "The Home Invaders" by Frank Hohimer. Thief - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083190/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0_tt_8_nm_0_q_thief Th…
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"The secret contest where the world's greatest warriors fight in a battle to the death." In this week's episode, we discuss the 1988 action movie 'Bloodsport' with guests Brad Koszo and Jeff Johnson of the "A Film By..." podcast. The movie stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres and Oscar-Winning actor Forest Whitaker. Directed by Newt…
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"Meet the only guy who changes his identity more often than his underwear." In this week's episode we discuss the classic comedy 'Fletch' starring Chevy Chase, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson and Tim Matheson. Based on the book series by Gregory McDonald. Directed by Michael Ritchie. Fletch - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089155/?ref_=tttg_ov Fletch -…
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"They control what you see. They decide what you hear. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong." In this week's episode, we discuss the Sci-Fi action movie 'They Live' starring Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg Foster. Written and directed by John Carpenter. They Live - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096256/?ref_=nv_sr_…
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"Getting even is a full-time job." In this week's episode, we discuss the work place comedy '9 to 5' starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Dabney Coleman. Directed by Colin Higgins. 9 to 5 - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080319/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_9 9 to 5 - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/9_to_5 Bill's Letterboxd …
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"It will leave you gasping for air..." In this week's episode, we discuss the underwater horror movie 'Leviathan' starring Peter Weller, Amanda Pays, Richard Crenna and Ernie Hudson. Directed by George P. Cosmatos. Leviathan - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097737/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 Leviathan - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m…
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"Wulfgar, an international terrorist holds the City of New York hostage, but Deke DaSilva, the most dangerous cop known to man, can take him down." In this week's episode, we discuss the crime thriller 'Nighthawks' starring Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer and Billy Dee Williams. Directed by Bruce Malmuth. Nighthawks - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/ti…
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