In 1985, Ridley Scott made a really ambitious fantasy movie for some reason. This is an adult movie with a childrens story staring Tom Cruise, so you know its...uhhh....good? Well, Toll and Alex discuss that, As well as the movie Glitter by Mariah Carey, and many other topics. They also watched two very different versions of the movie, but does it even matter? Is their childhood ruined? Is Tim Curry the greatest devil ever? Are Tom Cruise's teeth even more distracting this time? Listen and find out!
It was Memorial Day, and Toll and Alex we're on vacation, so they also took a vacation from watching a movie! So what do they talk about? Mostly movies. Well, partially movies. But also Cher, Anthony Michael Hall, a wide ranging discussion on nuts. Lots of singing, impressions...you know, all the good stuff from the regular podcasts! Just no movie getting in the way of what they REALLY have to say. This very special podcast is all frosting and no cake. Enjoy!
A summer blockbuster starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage from the 90's! It can't be bad, right? John Woo directed it, so there are lots of gunfights and doves, but does it hold up? Things go off the rails on this podcast early and often. Yes, Toll and Alex talk about the ridiculous concepts in this movie, but they also digress into several other subjects! Are their childhoods ruined? Listen and find out!
What's this? A new release being ruined?!? Yes! We wanted to talk about Infinity Wars, so we recorded it. Does it live up to the hype? Who lives and dies? Whats's the deal with Thanos? Who does Peter Dinklage play? Are there more space bugs for the heroes to kill? Do we get more Wakonda? Listen and find out! Oh and also : THIS IS SPOLIER HEAVY SO DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU DONT WANT THE MOVIE SPOILED! EXCELSIOR!
It's an oldie, but is it a goodie? 1981's epic Greek mythology blockbuster Clash of the Titans was a favorite of Toll and Alex when they were kids, but does it hold up? This movie is filled with VERY special effects - Pegasus! The Kraken! Medusa! An R2-D2 rip off on an owl! Toll gets the hiccups and gets upset, Alex goes hard with the Podcast Juice, and the villain of the movie looks like Count Chocula was becoming a werewolf in the 70's. GET INTO IT!!!
A special live episode from Floodwater Comedy Festival! We also have two amazing guests - Mike Lucas and Sam Tallent! They helped us discuss Tim Burton's Batman, the original superhero movie. We all loved this one growing up, but does it hold up? The solid rubber Batsuit? It's definitely pre-CGI, so there's lots of models and makeup. Jack Nicholson as the Joker makes a meal of every scene, and don't forget about Arli$$ and all the questionable Prince music!
Do you find three grown men trying to take care of a baby to be hilarious? Well, everyone in the 80's certainly did. This was the number 1 movie for all of 1987(!?!?) and a massive hit. But does it hold up? Do you like the sound of a crying baby? Where is Ted Danson for over an hour of this movie? Would three successful millionaires REALLY choose to be roommates? Remember answering machines with cassette tapes? What we DO know is that boys will be boys (bad boys, bad boys). Enjoy!
In 1987, Sylvester Stallone could do whatever he wanted, so uhhhh...he made an arm wrestling/truck driving movie. Why not?? Toll and Alex loved it as kids, but does it hold up? Is there really an underground trucker arm wrestling circuit? Is the main character's name Lincoln Hawk or Lincoln Hawks? Is Robert Loggia really the villain here? How does one go about installing a weight lifting machine inside of a semi truck? So many questions! This podcast wont meet you halfway...you have to take it over the top!!!
Everyone has seen or heard of this classic movie from 1989 about two idiots desecrating a corpse. the 80's were weird! But does it hold up? Toll and Alex go in depth on the movie, decide to start a new band, and do lots of unnecessary impressions. Can a dead body be worked like a puppet? When does rigor mortis set in? What ever happened to Jonathan Silverman? Listen and find out!
Remember the surfing/extreme sports/bank heist/love story that is Point Blank? We loved it as kids, but does it hold up? Keanu Reeves can barely act, and Patrick Swayze is a national treasure, but don't forget - this also stars pre-brain injury Gary Busey! Toll and Alex break this movie down, and also spend a lot of time covering other topics like the worst movie theaters in town. Are their childhoods ruined? Listen and find out!
Everyone got all hyped up for a new Crocodile Dundee movie starring Danny McBride and Thor, but it turns out it isn't happening. But what about the original? Toll and Alex loved it as kids, but does it hold up? This was the #2 movie at the box office in 1986, so it must be great, right? Right? Crikey!! Crocs! Kangaroos! A weird love triangle! Should this movie get another sequel, or does it ruin our childhood? Listen and find out, mate!!
Party on, dudes!! Excellent! Another time traveling movie from the 80's! Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is considered a classic, but should it be? Toll and Alex go back and forth about it, and also take a deep dive into 80's tv soundtracks, among other things. Wyld Stallyns! Bad acting! George Carlin! Plot holes like you wouldn't believe! This podcast tackles it all and is most triumphant! Catch ya later, dudes!
We've been doing this podcast for a year! We actually stuck to something! Hooray for us, and hooray for you for listening! Before we dive into another questionable movie from our past, we take this episode to reflect on all the movies we watched and discussed for your enjoment over the past year. What were our favorites? What movies really ruined our childhood? Listen now! Nobody does it better!
It's a bonus holiday episode! Toll and Alex were live and raising money for a dog in need. They cover the 1964 Christmas classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The guys wanted to go in depth about the insane lessons taught, the cool claymation, and the great music, but about 20 minutes in they were hit with an avalanche of shots from the audience, and well...just listen for yoursleves. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
A big budget movie from 1985 all about Santa Claus! Alex loved this movie as a kid, Toll really doesn't remember it. 50 year old Dudley Moore plays an elf. The Big Lebowski is Santa, and John Lithgow is the villain. Makes sense, right? Animatronic reindeer, annoying child actors, and A LOT of ex-jockeys all help tell the origin story of Santa Claus (he's basically a slave to the elves. It's fine). Is this a Christmas classic, or is our childhood ruined?
The holiday classic! This movie is constantly on television this time of year, but are you really watching it? Does it hold up? Remember when the world coudn't get enough of Macaulay Culkin? He was Michael Jacksons BFF! Weird! Toll and Alex sing SEVERAL Christmas carols and crack the case of what's really going on with this movie (Kevin McAlister is a sociopath who is pleased that he murdered his entire family with his mind). There's a lot more going on here than you realize. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!
Hey, remember that sword and magic movie by George Lucas and Ron Howard? Most people do not! Before there were Hobbits and Game of Thrones, there was Willow. This movie has scary monsters, Val Kilmer, magic, and a boatload of little people. Does it hold up?
Happy Halloween! We watched a werewolf movie! Or was it a basketball movie? An 80's party movie? This movie is a lot of things, but is it good? We loved it as kids, but does a movie full of middle-aged high-schoolers hold up? Why doesn't anyone seem to care that a kid has become a dog boy with super powers? Why were brunettes so universally despised in the 80's? How many tomahawk dunks are too many? WHO IS JAY TARSES? so many questions! Geez Louise!!
Two of Alex and Toll's best friends - Patrick Hastie and Brandon Ream - have an amazing podcast called The Nostalgic Front. All of four of us recorded a live mashup podcast where we cover numerous topics from our childhood including growing up in Iowa, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, She-Ra, Mr. T, Des Moines, Top Gun, Gremlins, The Monster Squad, The Brass Armadillo, Merle Hay Mall, TV Commercials and Local Jingles! We had a ton of fun! Recorded live at the Beast Village Comedy Festival! This episode is an INSTANT CLASSIC! Listen now and then go subscribe to The Nostalgic Front NOW!
Another Dracula movie! Is this the best one? I guess that depends on how you feel about Oldman Dracula, Super Pimp Dracula, Bat Dracula, Dog Dracula, Fog Dracula...he takes a lot of forms in this movie. All of which are very horny. We loved it as kids, but does it hold up? Is Francis Ford Copolla one of the greatest directors of all time? Is this a horror movie? A love story? A movie with WAY too many miniature models? Can Keanu Reeves act his way out of a wet paper bag? So many spooky questions! Listen now! Toll and Alex have your answers....