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Flashback Flicks : Retro Movie Podcast

Let's Talk About Movies! Remember those movies you watched growing up? The ones you loved, hated, or just weren’t interested at the time? Well here on Flashback Flicks we’re watching those movies and seeing how they hold up over time! It’s like Back to the Future, except instead of playing Johnny Be Good, we’re just watching movies. Each episode includes history, movie factoids, and edu-taining commentary hosted by Ricky Anderson II (aka stewdippin) and Grayson Howe (aka Grayson Howe).
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Feb 26, 2016

In this episode of Flashback Flicks we review the FINAL MOVIE IN OUR FEBRUARY MEG-ATHON! The 1998 period piece You've Got Mail

Synopsis: Struggling boutique bookseller Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) hates Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), the owner of a corporate Foxbooks chain store that just moved in across the street. When they meet online, however, they begin an intense and anonymous Internet romance, oblivious of each other's true identity. Eventually Joe learns that the enchanting woman he's involved with is actually his business rival. He must now struggle to reconcile his real-life dislike for her with the cyber love he's come to feel.

In this review we discuss the making of You've Got Mail, we building upon our PREVIOUS headcanon, and we tie this beautiful love story to a crime syndicate (because that's the kind of people we are). So tell your sibling to get off the phone so you can get online and get ready for our review of You've Got Mail.

The ORIGINAL You've Got Mail Website! http://youvegotmail.warnerbros.com/

Favorite Quotes

Kathleen Kelly: [in an email to Joe Fox] The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.

Kathleen Kelly: When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.

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Feb 19, 2016

In this episode of Flashback Flicks we review the PENULTIMATE MOVIE IN OUR FEBRUARY MEG-ATHON! The 1993 romantic drama Sleepless in Seattle

Synopsis: After the death of his wife, Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) moves to Seattle with his son, Jonah (Ross Mallinger). When Jonah calls in to a talk-radio program to find a new wife for his father, Sam grudgingly gets on the line to discuss his feelings. Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a reporter in Baltimore, hears Sam speak and falls for him, even though she is engaged. Unsure where it will lead, she writes Sam a letter asking him to meet her at the Empire State Building on Valentine's Day.

In this review we discuss production history of "Sleepless in Seattle", we building upon our PREVIOUS headcanon, and we discuss our confusions with 1993 technology. So call in to your local radio station, tell them about your sleeping trouble, then get ready to listen to our review of Sleepless in Seattle.

Favorite Quotes

Sam Baldwin: Didn't you see Fatal Attraction? Jonah Baldwin: You wouldn't let me! Sam Baldwin: Well I saw it and it scared the shit out of me! It scared the s*** out of every man in America!

Co-Worker: It's easier to be killed by a terrorist than it is to find a husband over the age of 40! Annie: That statistic is not true! Becky: That's right it's not true, but it feels true.

Annie Reed: Now that was when people KNEW how to be in love. They knew it! Time, distance... nothing could separate them because they knew. It was right. It was real. It was... Becky: A movie! That's your problem! You don't want to be in love. You want to be in love in a movie.

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Feb 12, 2016

In this episode of Flashback Flicks we review the 2ND MOVIE IN OUR FEBRUARY MEG-ATHON! The 1990 romantic(ish) comedy  off-beat Fairy Tale Joe Versus The Volcano

Synopsis:A 1990 Romantic Comedy staring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan (the first of three films they've done together). Hanks plays Joe Banks, a miserable everyman in a dead-end job with a Bad Boss. To make matters worse, Joe is diagnosed with a mysterious "brain cloud" that will kill him in six months. Enter an Eccentric Millionaire, who is trying to acquire the rights to a rare mineral on a South Pacific island. The natives will only give him the mineral rights if he finds a hero to Appease the Volcano God for them. The millionaire hires Joe, who agrees to jump into the volcano at the end of a month of living it up on an all-expense-paid voyage. Hilarity Ensues.

In this review we discuss production History of How "Joe Versus the Volcano" got made, our headcanon building upon the Tom Hanks Cinematic Universe, and we discuss liking the film despite not liking it. So quit your job, ask that person out that you've been too afraid to, and take a leap of faith as we review the movie! (Don't do any of those things if you plan on holding us responsible for the repercussions.)

Favorite Quotes

Marshall: What kinda clothes do you got now? Joe: Well, I got the kinda clothes I'm wearing. Marshall: So, you got no clothes.

Mr. Waturi: But can he do the job. I know he can get the job but can he DO the job? I'm NOT arguing that with you. I'm not arguing that with YOU. I'm not ARGUING that with you. I'm not ARGUING that with you Harry! Harry... Harry... Yeah Harry... but can he DO the job. I know he can GET the job but can he do the job?

Luggage Salesman: This is our premier steamer trunk, it's all handmade, only the finest materials. It's even watertight, tight as a drum. If I had the need, and the wherewithal, Mr. Banks, this would be my trunk of choice. Joe Banks: I'll take four of them. Luggage Salesman: May you live to be a thousand years old, sir.

 Siskel & Ebert - "Joe Versus The Volcano" (1990) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xjiHI1cK8k

Joe VS. The Volcano Fan Site: http://www.mindspring.com/~waponi/

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Feb 5, 2016

In this episode of Flashback Flicks we review the FIRST MOVIE IN OUR FEBRUARY MEG-ATHON! The 1989 romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally...

Synopsis:

When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the title characters from the time they meet just before sharing a cross-country drive, through twelve years or so of chance encounters in New York City. The film raises the question "Can men and women ever just be friends?" and advances many ideas about relationships that became household concepts, such as those of the "high-maintenance" girlfriend and the "transitional person".

In this review we discuss a number of things you didn’t know about "When Harry Met Sally”, some interesting production history, some headcanon, and we discuss the age old question  "Can men and women ever just be friends?" So grab your best friend, some grapes, and remember to roll down the window.

Favorite Quotes

The fact that you're not answering leads me to believe you're either (a) not at home, (b) home but don't want to talk to me, or (c) home, desperately want to talk to me, but trapped under something heavy. If it's either (a) or (c), please call me back. -Harry Burns

The inspiration for the split screen scene from When Harry Met Sally
Pillow Talk (1959) :
When Harry Met Sally (1989):  

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