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Remember When – Episode 53

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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!

And guess what?  WE HAVE A VOICE MAIL PHONE LINE AGAIN!  And more importantly, it accepts both phone calls and standard text messages.  So why not give us a ring at 714-758-5027?  Or if you don’t want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page or say hi to us on Twitter.

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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

What’s in store for Remember When #37

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Wondering what’s in store for you in our next episode?  Well, we’re proud to announce the full roster of topics for Episode 37 of the Remember When podcast.

If you listened to our Firefly & Serenity show earlier this week (and you really should… it’s one of our favorite topics), then you probably already know that we’re going to be covering Inception.  The latest film from Christopher Nolan is due out next week, and if the 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (as of this writing) is any indication, we’re in for another intense adventure akin to our experience with The Dark Knight.

Tangent:  If you haven’t already, we urge you to avoid any upcoming reviews and information about this movie.  Go into it clean, with no expectations.  Sure, it’s tough, but we’ve both been told that the less you know about this movie, the better.

But back on track, we’re also pleased to announce that episode 37 will also include a brand new entry in Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen.  To counteract the heavy narrative of Christopher Nolan, we’re jumping back to the romantic comedies of the 1980’s.   I’ll be sitting down and watching Some Kind of Wonderful, a late 80’s film from legendary director John Hughes.  That’s right, I’ve never seen it.  Parris is a fan though.  And really, how can you go wrong with Lea Thompson?

(OK, good point.  I forgot about “Back to the Future II” for a second there).

We can’t give you a recording date for the live show just yet, but naturally, it’ll happen sometime after Inception comes out on the 16th.

Remember When – Episode 32

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Revenge of the Slater

As the 80’s saying goes, Fair is Fair. In light of this, we’re happy to bring you another episode of Remember When.

This week, our featured discussion is Heathers. Chosen by our Facebook fans in a poll this week, Heather is the latest in Great Movies That Jay Has Never Seen, but it’s also brand new to Parris as well! We sit down and talk about the general reception of the movie, what we think of Christian Slater in one of his earliest performances, and talk about the mix of dark comedy and over the top violence. Jay waxes philosophically about the parallels between the movie and The Catcher in the Rye, Parris feels let down by some elements of the movie, and the ghost of Christian Slater’s 80’s hairdo comes back from the dead to strike at the podcast. We also tangent into 80’s High School Movies in general, and how Heathers compares and contrasts against some of the greats, like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Breakfast Club.

Then we jump into the latest news in TV cancellations, talking about FlashForward and Heroes. Both programs were axed by their respective networks this week, and we talk about why we’re OK with these decisions, what we think about the peril of investing in a mediocre show for too long, and how some of these decisions may affect our long term viewing habits.

We also have a few things to say about LOST, with a couple of minor spoilers… but you’ll have to wait until the end of the show for the surprise.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group! It lets you keep up to date with the show in between our podcast releases, gives you the first look at our upcoming live recording sessions, and allows you to communicate with us and your fellow Remember When fans in between shows. Check it out at this link. You can also follow us on Twitter.

As always, Remember When continues to grow and thrive thanks to the joy, love, appreciation, and comments we get from our fans. If you enjoy our show, please leave us positive feedback on iTunes. We really appreciate it, plus it helps us reach people that have never heard of us! And if you’d like to share your thoughts with us, you can send us an email at our feedback address or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.

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Program time stamps:

3:41 – 33:10: Heathers and High School Movies
33:30 – 58:52: The cancelation of Flashforward & Heroes, and the effect of mediocre shows
58:57 – End: Upcoming programming note (with some LOST spoilers)

Remember When – Episode 31

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That TV Show on ABC

After a two month hiatus to focus on bringing a new life into the world, Remember When is proud to be back on your iPods, Zunes, and computers!

We kick off the show by continuing our Scorsese edition of Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen.  Released in 1995 and featuring an all-star cast, Parris previously stated that he expected Jay to like Casino, but not as much as he loved Goodfellas.  Will the prognostications of Parris prove poignant, or will Jay dislike this film?  We sit and talk about the joys of Scorsese’s direction, the writing pace, and the stellar performance of Sharon Stone.

Then we kick into higher gear as we talk about the lead-in to the 2010 Summer movie season, Iron Man 2.  Robert Downey Jr. is back, but is his red suit still firing on all thrusters?  Did the sequel rise above the quality of the original for Jay and Parris, or was this just a so-so offering that could have been better?   And most importantly, how awesome is Scarlett Johansson in tight clothes?   We give you a spoiler-heavy look at Iron Man 2, covering what we liked, what we didn’t like, and more.

Finally, we jump into our continuing discussion on LOST.  As ABC’s hit show draws closer to its finish line, we talk about our increased disappointment over events in the show, the diminished impact of the show’s writing, and what we think could have been improved.  We also talk about our theories for the show’s ending, what we would have liked to see happen, and theorize on what contributed to the collapse of this show’s universe.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group!  It lets you keep up to date with the show in between our podcast releases, gives you the first look at our upcoming live recording sessions, and allows you to communicate with us and your fellow Remember When fans in between shows.  Check it out at this link.  You can also follow us on Twitter.

As always, Remember When continues to grow and thrive thanks to the joy, love, appreciation, and comments we get from our fans. If you enjoy our show, please leave us positive feedback on iTunes. We really appreciate it, plus it helps us reach people that have never heard of us! And if you’d like to share your thoughts with us, you can send us an email at our feedback address or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.

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Timestamp information:

4:37 – 13:45 – Casino discussion
14:45 – 41:00 – Iron Man 2 discussion
52:00 – 1:14:40 – LOST discussion(spoiler laden)

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