Planes, Thrones, and Groot
Oh hai! We’re back, and we have so much good stuff for you. Episode 64 starts off with a trip down memory lane as we journey through another Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles may not be the hallmark moment in the careers of John Candy and Steve Martin, but it’s certainly one of the movies that leaves a lasting impression!
With fresh eyes, Jay talks about his journey through this unique road trip flick and how it gave him a new appreciation for some of the comedic elements of these two actors.
After the appetizer, we deliver the main course of this episode… Guardians of the Galaxy! And almost a year after we started to see the first bits of this movie, we’re happy to report that Guardians has (mostly) exceeded our expectations. We’re giving you a lengthy look at Marvel’s latest piece in Phase 2. It feels like Firefly! GROOT! Chris Pratt is unstoppable, and holy cow, that voice acting from Bradley Cooper. Also, GROOT! But it’s not without its flaws, and we’re happy to talk about those at length too. Jay talks about the biggest hiccup for him, and Parris forecasts the next 10 years of Marvel movies.
But it doesn’t end there! Now that Marvel is doing SO well, it brings a Stark light (see what we did there?) onto the DC Universe. With such a rich set of characters and fun stuff, how can they be failing so hard? We give some honest feedback on their underperformance at this year’s Comic-Con and why DC needs to step up their game.
And as our show ends, Jay delivers a proposition that leaves Parris stunned. It’s the great Hulking of 2014. You won’t want to miss this, because it’s about to get … chilly…
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0:00 to 19:28 – Starting up, and this week’s Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen
19:28 to 29:23 – Our farewell to Robin Williams
29:23 to 1:11:43 – Guardians of the Galaxy (spoilers on this, other recent Marvel movies, and mentions of DC Universe. Also, I am Groot). Various bits of minutia about TV shows, too!
1:11:43 to end – The Great Hulking of 2014 (super mild spoilers, but they’re from a few years ago)
Walter White vs. The World Crime League
Our tangents escape us as we start off Episode 53, the latest and greatest episode in your Remember When podcast. Before the show even starts, we kick off with some crazy hijinx as Siri delivers some bad news to Parris, leaving him flummoxed as Florida State is down at the half.
And then we jump into this week’s episode of “Great” Movies Jay Has Never Seen. We’re using “Great” in the loosest sense of the word, because our latest movie from the Wayback Machine is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension. If you’ve never seen this movie before, our advice before watching it is…. don’t. If you have seen the movie before, then sit back and relax as we look at one of those nostalgic 80’s movies that has been absolutely decimated by the passage of time. Seriously, what were we thinking?
After a spoiler-laden discussion, we jump into our thoughts on some of the upcoming movies for 2012 and how the last three months of the year may be infinitely better than the first nine combined. With so many great movies in November and December, it almost makes up for the lackluster summer season.
We take a look back at the first half of Breaking Bad’s final season and discuss whether or not it was a smart idea to split the season, and if the narrative handled the split well. We also chat about NBC’s comedies as the fall season starts, and some of the more promising shows in this year’s lineup. Plus, Jay gives us the scoop on his Walking Dead adventures!
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0:00 to 1:51 – Siri’s sidetrack, show Intro
1:51 to 16:11 – Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen (Buckaroo Banzai)
16:11 to 24:56 – Quick tangent into the new Robocop remake, the Kick-Ass sequel, and the summer movie season (ridiculously mild spoilers)
24:56 to 34:22 – The new trailers for Lincoln, Cloud Atlas, Skyfall, The Hobbit, and the close-out movies for 2012
34:22 to 50:34 – Breaking Bad (spoilers for the whole thing)
50:34 to 57:04 – NBC’s Revolution, Parks & Rec’s new season (super duper mild spoilers)
57:04 to 1:00:46 – Jay’s adventures through The Walking Dead S2 (spoilers through episode 4)
1:00:46 to 1:05:00 – The New Normal (mild spoilers)
1:05:00 to end – Wrap up
Ripley and the Black Goo of Doom
They say that in space, no one can hear you scream. But if you’re like either of us, you were probably ecstatic to hear that Ridley Scott would be coming back to his beloved outer space franchise and directing a semi-prequel to Alien. And now that it’s been released, we’re sitting down behind our respective microphones to talk about 2012’s Prometheus.
With a high profile director like Ridley Scott, and a cast that includes such notables as Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, and that girl with the tattoo, you’d probably expect this to be another slam dunk in the roster of Summer Movies, akin to The Avengers in pedigree, scope, and the “Wow” factor.
This podcast takes a look at both Alien (which is now 33 years old… holy cow, we’re old!) and Prometheus. We spoil them both as we talk about how the two tie into each other, what’s missing from the new movie, what opportunities were left untouched, and how certain actors in this movie are just kick-ass beyond belief. When Prometheus works, it’s fantastic. And when it doesn’t….
You just take off and nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
It’s a really unique conversation that leaves us in an even more unique landing point after it’s all said and done.
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Parris and Jay, Assemble! The summer movie season has kicked off with a bang and it’s time to jump in feet first.
Our latest episode focuses exclusively on The Avengers, the Joss Whedon extravaganza that unites the recent Marvel movie stars into a single adventure. With a budget that’s estimated at nearly a quarter of a billion dollars, a marketing machine that’s been unstoppable over the past few months, and a huge wave of expectations in the hearts of the fans, The Avengers has a high bar to meet.
We sit down and talk about why Joss Whedon was the absolute perfect person to direct this ensemble film and how the movie is one of the perfect examples of how to treat a cast filled with high profile names. We each talk about who our favorite character in the movie was (we agreed) and who we liked least.
Then we pick through the movie piece by piece, finding some of the narrative elements that didn’t serve the movie and almost seemed cheap compared to the better parts of Avengers, or even the other Marvel films of the past five years. We also talk about why leaving out Ant Man in favor of the others was a great move, some of our favorite dialog moments, and a whole lot more.
Does the movie make a great start to the summer season, and do we really talk about The Avengers for almost 90 minutes? You’ll get one answer in the show notes, and the other by listening in!
Then we jump into our talk on the summer movie trailers. Jay caved and watched The Dark Knight Rises trailer, but his excitement is tempered by caution. Parris is over Spider-Man already but can’t wait for Prometheus. And of course, we talk G.I. Joe 2.
We even find out that Parris missed out on one of the greatest film experiences of the 80’s. Can you guess which one it is?
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Start to 1:15:00 – The Avengers (chock full o’ spoilers)
1:15:00 to end – Summer movie trailers (lighter spoilers)