Posts tagged Steven Spielberg
Super Goonies 8
Yes, it’s been a while. But if it helps, WE MISSED YOU TOO! And that’s why we’re back with Episode 55 of Remember When. After a slight, minor, tiny delay due to Real Life, we’ve dusted off our microphones and come back for a fun and spirited conversation!
We kick off the show with a chat about Super 8. This J.J. Abrams helmed adventure seeks to capture the spirit of Steven Spielberg and The Goonies by taking us back to the era of the late 70’s … but peters out near the end. We talk about the successes and failures of the movie, and sidetrack into whether or not J.J. Abrams is really as great as Hollywood seems to think he is.
Then we sidestep our way into The Goonies, a timeless piece of 80’s pop culture. A seminal work from our youth, this film ages like fine wine or good cheese. In fact, it’s better to say it ages like Karen Allen (listen to the show… you’ll get this joke later)
And since we’re on a J.J. Abrams themed show, we talk about the news of his helming Episode VII, and what we think this means for the future of the Star Wars franchise. Can our childhood memories be resurrected from the cruel, tortured world of the prequels? Will we be able to feel proud for this sci-fi epic once again? And how much lens flare can you fit into a single space epic?
We look ahead at the summer movie season.. there’s a LOT of stuff ahead (like Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Man of Steel) and a lot of stuff that has us worried (like Man of Steel and Kick-Ass 2).
And TV is in a WILD place right now! From the success of House of Cards to the general failure of pretty much every one of the major TV networks, it’s like we’re back in the wild wild west of content programming.
As always, thank you to our fans for your patience and understanding as the duties of both of our Real Lives come up! We’ve missed you and thank you so much for your words of support these past few months. If you’d like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! 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.
0:00 to 4:22 – Intro
4:22 to 15:37 – Super 8 discussion (we basically spoil the CRAP out of the movie) and some tangenting about J.J. Abrams
15:37 to 31:31 – The Goonies discussion, with backtrack to Super 8 (More spoilers… we wreck the ending of both)
31:31 to 48:04 – J.J. Abrams taking over Star Wars… how do we feel? (plus talk of the casting rumors, side movies, and more)
48:04 to 52:15 – Sidetrack to Bryan Singer and the new X-Men casting news, Kick-Ass 2, Doctor Who, Sherlock (just a feather dusting of spoilers, nothing important)
52:15 to 56:02 – Summer movies and what we’re looking forward to (includes chatter on Man of Steel’s trailer)
56:02 to 1:02:28 – The Hobbit (mild spoilers)
1:02:28 to End – Chitchat on The Americans, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and the network TV issues… plus House of Cards!
Jeff Goldblum: Dinosaur Slayer
We’re back in the saddle right out of the gate with episode 52. Want us to prove it? Here’s the scoop: We tangent RIGHT AWAY. Before we start talking about movies, before we jump into any of our planned topics, we get ourselves sidetracked. And with real life news, to boot! We talk about some of the successes in our personal lives, what’s been driving us lately… and even hint strongly at a video game podcast in the near-ish future?
After ten minutes, we hop into the Wayback Machine and jump back in time to 1993. America was still recoiling from the horrific news that Crystal Pepsi was being pulled off the market, and we needed something to heal ourselves with. Along comes Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg’s popcorn flick based on the Michael Crichton novel. We talk about what it was like to sit wide-eyed under a giant screen with the new DTS sound systems when the movie came out on opening weekend…. and then give the movie a fresh look. Can a two decade old movie that’s special effect heavy hold up under the weight of time?
Then we tangent into Star Wars and Spielberg’s involvement with the Lucas franchise (and vice versa)… and further spiral off into Jay’s “delayed reaction” on some of our recent comedies… Parris’ fresh look at The Avengers… and more! It’s one of our most tangent-y shows of all time, and it’s chock full of goodies.
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.
0:00 to 11:10 – Intro, sidetrack into real life stuff, weight loss, and a potential video game podcast
11:10 to 28:28 – Jurassic Park chat
28:28 to 32:44 – George Lucas & Steven Spielberg, 1941, Jay’s “delayed reaction” to recent “Great Movies”
32:44 to 35:55 – Caddyshack, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Saturday Night Live (the early years, when it was good)
35:55 to 45:16 – True Blood (with tons of spoilers… but trust us, we’re sparing you)
45:16 to 48:22 – Breaking Bad (mild spoilers, but a few choice quotes)
48:22 to 51:42 – Jay’s little surprise
51:42 to 59:27 – Homeland & Dexter (no spoilers) plus an extended discussion on why you can’t flinch when a character needs to die
59:27 to 1:08:26 – Parris takes a second look at The Avengers (with spoilers) with a fresh look at The Dark Knight Rises (also with spoilers)
1:08:26 to 1:14:10 – Jay goes through the summer movie season
1:14:10 to 1:19:18 – WTF JAY HAS NEVER SEEN BUCKAROO BANZAI?!?! (and more tangents)
1:19:18 to end – Wrap up