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Movie Review Podcast – When you think of the ’80s, a few images come to mind: shoulder pads, big hair, and all-cheesy-everything. However, the decade had more to contribute to pop culture than being known as the New Jersey of the 20th century. It was also an era for incredible classic movies, ones that shifted the film industry as we know it. From John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club to Steven Spielberg’s E.T., the movies of the 1980’s not only shaped its generation, but inspired subsequent generations in every way imaginable.

The following decade of films were equally memorable, Is it really possible to pick a single best movie of the 1990’s? This is the decade that gave us Goodfellas in 1990, Fight Club in 1999 and countless masterpieces in between. It was a decade when Quentin Tarantino went from video store clerk to the hottest director in town. At least a few of the films we revisit are guaranteed to be close to your heart and ours. So we invite you to find a comfortable spot on the sofa, and join us for a journey through our vast VHS collections.

The Lost Boys (1987)

The Lost Boys Quote: “One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach; all the damn vampires” – Grandpa


This week Join Roger, Dick and their new friend Gene for a stroll down the Santa Carla beach boardwalk; as they review and rewind the 1987 classic The Lost Boys.

Much like Tim Cappella playing his saxophone interpretation of “I Still Believe” they are each shirtless, muscular, oiled up, and ready to grind their hips for you the listeners.

So let’s all slide on our skin- tight purple pants, leather jackets, while we go find the nearest bridge to hang from… Because it’s time to feed. Continue reading The Lost Boys (1987)

Coming to America (1988)

Coming to America Quote: “Oha, it is my twenty-first birthday. Do you think perhaps just once I might use the bathroom by myself?” – Prince Akeem


This week Dick & Roger turn Investigative journalists to blow the lid off the lies behind Paramount Pictures decade’s long cover-up of the Zamundian royal family and their atrocities. The films plot revolves around the discontented Prince Akeem, who is tired of his pampered life and concocts a plan to travel to America with his servant Semmi to find a bide of his choosing. While purporting to focus on the courtship the Prince to the American commoner Lisa McDowell, the film actually turned out to be nothing but pure propaganda.

For over 28 years we have been methodically deceived into believing that King Jaffe Joffer was a benevolent ruler and loving father, but was he? How could a ruler whom accessorize his wardrobe with the carcasses of exotic animals and proudly proclaims to have tied his own shoes once, called it “an overrated experience” be anything but ruthless. The King in fact rules the throne with unquestioned power, and expects complete obedience even when choosing a bride for his son, whom has been trained to mindlessly obey the princes every command.

Whether his vast fortune was built from conflict diamonds, worker exploitation, or environmental degradation it’s obvious the people of Zamunda are subject to unspeakable human suffering. So please join us on the sofa while we fire up the old VCS for a reveling expose on the corruption of wealth and power in Coming to America. Continue reading Coming to America (1988)

Westworld (1973)

Westworld Quote: “Sloppy with your drink, [to the bartender] Get this boy a bib!” – Robot Gunslinger


To wet your whistle for the old west we decided to cover the “Classic” movie Westworld, so put on your chaps and saddle up… it’s going to be a rough ride.

Roger Roeper & Dick Ebert will host a weekly podcast will cover the upcoming science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk with Nolan directing the pilot. It is scheduled to premiere October 2, 2016. Continue reading Westworld (1973)

Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins Quote: “Give him to me. I’ll take him to the kennel, they’ll put him to sleep. It will be quick and painless compared to what I would do to him.” – Ruby Deagle


Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to his hometown of Hill Valley in 1955… Wait same town, wrong movie.

A horde of miniature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls after a mild-mannered bank teller Billy unwittingly unleashes the destructive powers of his new exotic pet. His failure to follow his pet’s three simple rules: No water (but beer is ok), no food after midnight, and no bright light lead to countless deaths and undoubtedly years of legal battles for the Peltzer family.

So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. ‘Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house, or it just might be Billy Peltzer sabotaging your entire life. Continue reading Gremlins (1984)