Author: Dick Ebert

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Escape from New York (1981)

Escape from New York Quote: “I don’t give a fu*k about your war… or your president. ” – Snake Plissken” Porter Two dystopian American films from the ’80s are huge in Norway: “Blade Runner” and “Escape from New York.” We shat all over the former, so Norwegian listener Per T....

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The Sandlot (1993)

The Sandlot Quote: “You’re killin’ me Smalls!” – Hamilton “Ham” Porter Shat The Movies listener Valorie commissioned “The Sandlot” thinking she would get a podcast about the 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic. Instead, she got a curveball with a little mustard on it as hosts Roger Roeper and Dick Ebert retell...

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Videodrome (1983)

Videodrome Quote: “Death to Videodrome! Long live the new flesh!” – Max Renn The story behind this week’s commissioned film review could be a movie of its own: The loving wife of a northern England postman secretly saves the money to hire three misfit Americans to surprise him with a...

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Demolition Man (1993)

Demolition Man Quote: “Looks like he matched his meet, you really licked his ass.” – Lenina Huxley Why would anyone pay us to review a 1993 action-comedy starring an aging Sylvester Stallone and over-the-top Wesley Snipes? Because it’s incredibly easy to watch and superbly entertaining. “Demolition Man” is a ’90s...

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The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride Quote: “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!” – Inigo Montoya How have we gone more than 100 movies without reviewing “The Princess Bride?” It’s a travesty of justice, one that Shat The Movies listener Adam R. decided to correct with his...

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Robocop (1987)

RoboCop Quote: “Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!” – Alex J. Murphy/Robocop The original Shat The Movies trio is back! Roger Roeper joins Dick Ebert and Gene Lyons to review the dystopian Detroit crime classic “Robocop.” Like most Paul Verhoeven movies, “Robocop” has spoof commercials, gratuitous violence, and co-ed...

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Point Break (1991) Encore Presentation

Point Break Quote: “You gonna jump or jerk off?” – Johnny Utah Keanu Reeves’ pro-pooch, mega-violent action trilogy is complete with this week’s release of “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum,” and we’d love to review it for you. But our VHS collections only go so far as 1999. What a...

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Back to The Future (1985) Encore Presentation

Back to The Future Quote: “Don’t worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely eighty-eight miles per hour the instant the lightning strikes the tower… everything will be fine.” – Dr. Emmett Brown This week, our Best Of series takes us back in time...