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Remember When – Episode 52

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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.

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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

Remember When – Episode 51

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The Line Cutter Rises

When you take a man and turn him into an idea, he becomes a legend.  When you take a movie franchise and turn it into a legend, it ends up generating one of the most epic podcasts of all time.  And after much anticipation on everyone’s parts (including our own!), we’re pleased to present our dedicated podcast for The Dark Knight Rises.

Recorded on the same day we both saw Christopher Nolan’s cap on the Batman trilogy, we sit down with fresh memories of the movie and talk about what we loved, how so many of the ideas and concepts in the movie were beautiful constructed over the course of the three movies, and how The Dark Knight Rises managed to provide some serious pay-off.

We look back at our original skepticism on Anne Hathaway’s casting as Selina Kyle and laugh at how foolish we were.  Then we look back at Joseph Gordon Levitt’s casting and find ourselves a little puzzled.  Jay admits to having some problems with the ending, we look at some of the parts that don’t add up…

But through it all, we cap off a legacy with a detailed look at why The Dark Knight Rises is such a brilliant, spectacular piece of cinema.  And while it’s certainly not the perfection piece that The Dark Knight was, we can certainly agree that TDKR is what it needs to be… one of the best endings in any trilogy in a long, long time.

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Remember When – Episode 50

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Got any bubble gum?

OBEY!  CONSUME!  And most of all, kick a**.  The leading themes in “They Live”, John Carpenter’s cult film from the 80’s, bring us back into a new episode of Remember When.  Parris has never seen this little gem of cinema before, and takes time to sit down and watch Rowdy Roddy Piper in one of his greatest performances of all time.  We talk about how the movie holds up over the past 25 years, and how some of its themes have become far more relevant in modern times than they were when the movie first released.

Parris comes back from his viewing of Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter with an admission of his own, and Jay talks about how a second viewing of Prometheus helped to alleviate his ambivalence towards the movie.  Both of us have had second helpings of The Avengers as well, and we spend some time talking about the state of Superhero movies in the industry.

Then we progress into a series of fun, wild tangents through the state of TV as we get caught up on the ending of Mad Men, the sad progression of the latest season of True Blood, and the teasers for the new seasons of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad.

Episode 51 is coming in a few weeks and will be dedicated to one of the summer’s most anticipated blockbuster titles.  Tune in on the weekend of the 21st for our in-depth analysis of The Lorax!  Or maybe we’ll take our time and see something less amusing

As we do every episode, we’d like to take this opportunity to give thanks to our many fans who encourage us, support us, and share their appreciation for the show. Remember When is a product of love, and we do this because of all the wonderful people in our listenership who share our passions, who agree and disagree with us, and then offer to buy us a drink if we’re ever in their town. Thank you to all of you.

Between shows, we keep up with fans on our Facebook page, through our Twitter account, or on the web at … well… right here!

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Time stamps:

0:00 to 4:55 – Intro, show notes
4:55 to 16:40 – They Live (lots of spoilers for the movie)
16:40 to 23:28 – Parris’ confession about Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter (spoiler laden)
23: 28 to 34:50 – Jay’s second viewing of Prometheus, and talk about the Blu-ray release (again, lots of spoilers)
34:50 to 38:52 – Breaking Bad, Joss Whedon, Cabin in the Woods, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (very minor spoilers)
38:52 to 46:00 – Brave, Monsters University trailer and the overall state of Pixar (minor spoilers for Monsters Inc and a few other Pixar movies, but none for Brave)
46:00 to 53:22 – True Blood (lots of spoilers for this season)
53:22 to 1:03:50 – Closing out the Mad Men season (lots of spoilers)
1:03:50 to end – The Walking Dead, more Breaking Bad, The Shield, Insomnia, Chris Nolan (incredibly minor spoilers)

Remember When – Episode 46

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The Starvation Games

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you.  We’re back with a brand new, fresh episode of Remember When… less than two weeks since the last one!  It may seem like an April Fools Joke but trust us, there’s nothing to laugh at here…

Well, not unless you count The Hunger Games.  After watching the hit movie, we have some pretty strong opinions we want to voice about how underwhelming of an experience The Hunger Games was, and how we wish there had been a better chance to emotionally connect with the movie and its characters.  This section is filled with spoilers, but if you listen and have the movie ruined for you… we might be doing you a favor.

Then we progress into some continued discussions on the upcoming summer movies as we talk about the new trailer for the Total Recall remake, the new Prometheus trailer and our excitement for this new Ridley Scott endeavor (as well as our concerns about it) and Parris’ love for Charlize Theron in both Prometheus and the new Snow White Movie

We end the show with a discussion on the Walking Dead, Mad Men, and a chat about piracy and the logic behind “cutting the cable cord”.  It’s a fun and interesting talk.

As always, you can find us on Twitter, on Facebook, and on the web. Or, if you’d like to leave us feedback, you can call us at 206-495-1732 or email us at rw@filmtangent.com. Thanks, and enjoy the show!

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Time stamps provided for spoiler purposes. Please note that we do tangent occasionally, and may have other spoilers in between:

 

Time Stamps

0:00 – 25:36 – The Hunger Games (with plenty of spoilers)

25:36 – 43:10 – Parris’ new confession, lots of movie trailer talk (including Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Anchorman 2, GI Joe 2, the new Snow White movie, Prometheus, Total Recall, and more)

43:10 – End – TV Catchup, a discussion on content piracy, and when it makes sense to “Cut the cable cord”.  (spoilers on the 5th season pilot for Mad Men, pretty mild spoilers on the Walking Dead finale, and a bunch of tangents otherwise)

Remember When – Episode 45

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Let’s Do It Again

Six months ago, a podcast faded into a quiet slumber, hibernating its way through the slow winter crawl. Now, two show hosts emerge, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to talk about the shows and movies they love. Remember When is back!

We return with a brand new, unscripted show that’s recorded on-the-fly as we sit down and catch up on the things we’ve missed over the past half year. We discuss the lengthy gap between shows (we’re very sorry) and talk about the things in our lives that have kept us focused elsewhere. But then we dust off our microphones and jump right into the swing of things.

And boy, is there a lot to discuss! Walking Dead is coming off its best season ever, Breaking Bad rang our bell (if you know what I mean), Mad Men’s about to return… cable TV is on FIRE right now! And with the summer roster of movies featuring titles like The Amazing Spider-man, The Dark Knight Rises, and Prometheus, 2012 is on track to be one of the best years for pop culture hounds.

Parris has a confession in the episode, and we take the tangents to a new level by walking right out of the Remember When podcast and back into our old UncleGamer chairs.

This episode is our way of getting back into the swing of things, and lets us catch up while catching you up as well.

Remember When is a product of love from Jay and Parris. We do this because we’re friends, and our friendship is the podcast. But we appreciate our listeners as well, and we thank you for the many kind (and a few that were less than kind) letters, emails, and voicemail messages you sent us these past few months. Having your support enables us to do the show and encourages us to keep doing this.

As always, you can find us on Twitter, on Facebook, and on the web. Or, if you’d like to leave us feedback, you can call us at 206-495-1732 or email us at rw@filmtangent.com. Thanks, and enjoy the show!

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Time stamps provided for spoiler purposes. Please note that we do tangent occasionally, and may have other spoilers in between:

0:00 – 9:37 -> Catching up

9:37 – 15:58 -> Walking Dead

15:58 – 27:45 -> Breaking Bad

27:45 – 30:00 -> Mad Men

30:00 – 31:57 -> The Dark Knight Rises

31:57 – 36:10 -> Homeland

36:10 – 44:57 -> Parris’ confession

44:57 – 46:50 -> The Amazing Spider-Man

46:50 – 48:44 -> Flashback to UncleGamer

48:44 – 54:56 -> The year of movies that aren’t affected by the Writer’s Strike

54:56 – 1:11:17 -> The continuing decline of network TV (includes mild spoilers on Parks & Rec and The Office, as well as general discussion of Alcatraz, Fringe, Terra Nova, Once Upon a Time, and a few others I may be forgetting)

1:11:17 -> Wrap up

 

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