Die Hard Quote: “Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?” – Hans Gruber
This week Roger, Gene and Dick cook up the perfect receipt for a delicious 1980’s cinematic treat. With all the key ingredients on hand: a cop trapped inside a high-rise, a team of desperate terrorists, an iconic villain with brains and panache, and a group of hostages including the cop’s estranged wife and you’ve got yourself classic 1980’s actions. Continue reading Die Hard (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)
Big Quote: “OK… but I get to be on top.” – Josh Baskin
Our first return to the VHS vaults is the (1988) classic Big: After a wish from a possessed fortuneteller turns a 12-year-old school boy into a 30-year-old man, he is forced to hide in New York City alone. A chance encounter with the owner of a toy company leads to an unlikely high paying job and an illegal sexual relationship with an adult coworker. However, the pressure of living as an adult and the torment of his mother grief over her missing son begin to overwhelm him, and he longs to return to his simple, former life as a boy. Continue reading Big (1988)