Taking a Look at Childhood Favorite Films to See If They Stand the Test of Time, Or If They're Past Their Prime
Episode 76: THE TRUMAN SHOW (1998)
1:06:58What if you were watched every moment of your life? What if everyone you knew was pretending? What if your world was make believe? What if you didn't know it... until now? These questions—and more!—are mulled over and discussed as Jonny and Darin turn their dials to Peter Weir's THE TRUMAN SHOW! Jim Carrey makes his first (and best?) attempt at dramatic acting in this seminal comedy-fantasy that seemingly predicted the Reality TV boom of the 2000s. How's it going to end? Tune in now and find out!
Episode 75: SPEED (1994)
1:35:41Pop quiz, hot shot! You've got one of the most influential action films of the '90s on your docket and you want to invite one of Twitter's fastest rising stars onto your podcast to chat about the movie in all its DIE HARD-inspired glory... what do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO? Easy: you invite friend and fellow film fanatic Jackson Boren onto the latest episode of '90s Palooza to discuss Jan De Bont's action classic SPEED, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock! Buckle your seat belts and listen now!
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Episode 74: BRAVEHEART (1995)
1:08:24Raise your kilts and your battle axes as NostalgiaCast '90s Palooza wages war against Mel Gibson's BRAVEHEART, winner for Best Picture and Best Director at 1996's Academy Awards. Mutual childhood friend Jason Payne returns to the 'Cast to chat with Jonny and Darin about fallen Hollywood idols, grossly inaccurate historical epics, and long drawn-out sequences of bloody violence and torture. We didn't get dressed up for nothin'!
Episode 73: THE RAINMAKER (1997)
1:28:03All rise! In the latest episode of NostalgiaCast '90s Palooza, Jonny and Darin subpoena Sonic Cinema founder and friend of the show Brian Skutle to make his case for JOHN GRISHAM'S THE RAINMAKER, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Matt Damon, Claire Danes, and Danny DeVito. We debate the movie's B-movie trappings and A-list cast, plus Coppola's "tainted" legacy and where his adaptation ranks in the long line of Grisham legal thrillers released during the decade. Court is now in session!
Episode 72: TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991)
1:08:24Same make. Same model. New episode! NostalgiaCast '90s Palooza continues with a fond, fun look back at James Cameron's TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Robert Patrick. Grab your sunglasses and your miniguns and listen as Jonny and Darin discuss the movie's revolutionary special effects, killer catchphrases, and heavy metal action. The battle for the future begins now!
Episode 71: FARGO (1996)
1:18:34It's nothing but "Oh yeah"s, "You betcha"s, and "Dontcha know"s as NostalgiaCast '90s Palooza takes a fond look back at 1996's black comedy crime classic FARGO! Film critic Josh Bell of the Awesome Movie Year podcast joins Jonny and Darin for their double-dip into Coen Brothers territory, to chat about the next-level performances, shocking violence, and Minnesota niceties that make up the Coens' finest film of the decade. You're darn tootin'!
Episode 70: THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998)
1:05:09The Dude abides in the latest episode of NostalgiaCast '90s Palooza, as Jonny and Darin wind back the clock on THE BIG LEBOWSKI, the Coen Brothers' cult comedy classic from 1998. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Julianne Moore, and the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman star in a movie that's equal parts stoner fantasy and Raymond Chandler mystery. But is there a method to its madness? Does it even matter? Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man!
Episode 69: MEN IN BLACK (1997)
1:44:12Grab your neuralyzers and your Noisy Crickets as NostalgiaCast '90s Palooza uncovers the best-kept secret in the universe, the MEN IN BLACK! Jonny (Agent J) and Darin (Agent D) are joined by special guest The Lady Wan (Agent L) for an out-of-this-world discussion of Barry Sonnenfeld's sci-fi comedy classic, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. But is this successor to GHOSTBUSTERS' throne more than a collection of iconic one-liners and snappy dialogue exchanges 25 years after the fact?
Episode 68: THAT THING YOU DO! (1996)
1:03:27Look out, podcast listeners, it's... The Wonders! NostalgiaCast '90s Palooza continues with a fond, fun look back at Tom Hanks's directorial debut THAT THING YOU DO!, starring Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Steve Zahn, Johnathon Schaech, and Ethan Embry. Jonny and Darin skip to the beat of this homage to 1960s culture and Beatlemania, and discuss the deeper meanings lurking under its bubble gum surface pleasures. You're sure to have a wicked good time!
Episode 67: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996)
1:22:16Ramblers, let's get ramblin' as Horror Movie Maven and VHS Vixen Lindsay Washburn joins Jonny and Darin to disuss FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's classic genre mashup from 1996. They chat about critics' resistence to the movie's abrupt switch in tones and the impact / influence of horror movies on pop culture today. It's bound to be a hell of a podcast!