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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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May 20, 2016

Movie Spoilers are EVERYWHERE! From Movie posters to movie trailers (sometimes even the title) Hollywood seems determined to tell us everything about the movie before we even see it! That's why we're talking all about movie spoilers. We talk about qualifies as a movie spoiler. When is spoiling a movie acceptable? How long before a spoiler is just your fault for not watching the movie 10 years ago? All that and more in our discussion about MOVIE SPOILERS!

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May 13, 2016

So many movies properties are being rebooted. From Disney Classics, to super heroes, it seems like every film property from our past is being remade today. That's why we're talking all about movie reboots! We talk about what is a movie reboot? When is it time for a movie to be rebooted? What movies should be rebooted? All that and more in our discussion about movie reboots!

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Cool article about Movie Reboots : http://www.trekbbs.com/threads/define-reboot-vs-remake-vs-reimagining.146941/

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May 6, 2016

Today we're reviewing the 1992 Bio-Pic about the late great Charles Chaplin, appropriately called, Chaplin!Directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Robert  Downey Jr.

In this episode we discuss the amazing real life history of Charlie Chaplin, marvel in awe at early Hollywood History, and we even create our own Chaplin/"tramp" like characters! All that and more in our review of Chaplin!

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Chaplin Acceptance Speech at the 1972 Oscars : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Pl-qvA1X8

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Apr 29, 2016

Today we're reviewing the 1999 Bio-Pic about the late great Andy Kaufman, Man on the Moon! Directed by Miloš Forman and starring Jim Carey

In this episode we discuss the amazing real life history of Andy Kaufman, come amazing production and casting history, and we share who we would cast in other comedian bio-pics. All that and more in our review of Man on the Moon!

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Andy Kaufman Mighty Mouse : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-wUe5aEwHM

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Apr 22, 2016

In this episode, we review the 1998 Fantasy Sci-Fi film The Truman Show! Directed by Peter Weir and starring Jim Carey

In this episode we discuss the amazing production history of The Truman Show, how it basically predicted reality-tv as a TV genera, and we make a lot of seamless product placements (you won't even notice them.) All that and more in our review of The Truman Show!

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Truman Show Meta Interviews : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frXlYeflkt4

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Apr 15, 2016

With the Jungle Book 2016 movie hitting theaters, we thought it was time to look back at the 1967 animated feature that so many of us grew up with an loved!

In this episode we discuss some interesting History of The Jungle Book, it's many adaptations, and we take a deep look into The Bare Necessities. That or we sing the song a lot, I forget. All that and more in our review of The Jungle Book!

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Apr 8, 2016

With the Rush Hour 2016 TV reboot now airing on CBS, we thought it was time to look back at the 1998 action comedy Rush Hour!

In this episode we discuss the production history Rush Hour, the people who were almost cast for Chris Tucker's role, and marvel at how AMAZING Jackie Chan is to watch! All that and more in our review of Rush Hour!

 

The Problem with Action Movies Today :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eac0lXfMs9c

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Mar 25, 2016

In anticipation for the "Batman V Superman" movie, we review the small screen animated debut of Batman & Superman, the 1997 The BatmanSuperman Cartoon Movie! With special guest Jeffrey Brown!

In this episode we discuss the history of The Batman & Superman Animated Series, Bruce Timm's AMAZING animated universe, and we come up with our very own super villain team ups!  All that and more in our review of The Batman/ Superman Cartoon Movie: World's Finest

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Mar 18, 2016

In this episode, we review the 1990 Superhero Darkman Movie directed by Sam Raimi and starring LIAM NEESON!

We discuss the very interesting history behind the making of Darkman, 80's action movies, and we have a lengthy discussion about the importance of superhero names and how Liam Neeson is a superhero all himself. All that and more in our review of Darkman! Because we're BATMAN!

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Mar 11, 2016

In anticipation for the "Batman V Superman" movie, we review the first movie featuring The Man of Steel, the 1978 Superman movie (aptly called) SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE!

In this episode we discuss history behind making the Superman movie, how the 1960's Batman TV series almost prevented the movie from getting made, and we come up with super powers we would give Superman, because we're just that generous. All that and more in our review of SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE!

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Mar 4, 2016

In anticipation for the "Batman V Superman" movie, we review the 1989 Batman Movie directed by Tim Burton.

In this episode we discuss the very interesting history behind the making of Batman, we discuss headcanon for the expanded Batman Film Series, and we come up with our own super villains origin stories! All that and more in our review of Batman! Because we're BATMAN!

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Movie Synopsis: Having witnessed his parents' brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman, a costumed hero who strikes fear into the hearts of villains. But when a deformed madman who calls himself "The Joker" (Jack Nicholson) seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld, Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis ever while protecting both his identity and his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger).

Favorite Quotes

The Joker: [fuming] Batman... Batman... Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a *bat* gets all of my press? This town needs an enema!

Bruce Wayne: LIGHTS OUT! Now you wanna get nuts? Come on! Let's get nuts.

[reaches for a pair of glasses in his pocket and puts them on]

The Joker: You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses on, would you? Huh?

[Batman punches him]

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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Jan 29, 2016

In this episode of Flashback Flicks we review the 1992 cable access movie Wayne's World! Wayne's World! Its party time, EXCELLENT!

Synopsis: A big screen spin-off of the "Saturday Night Live" skit. Rob Lowe plays a producer that wants to take the public access "Wayne's World" to the world of commercial television. Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) battle to save their show and Wayne's girlfriend from Lowe.

In this review we discuss a number of things you didn’t know about "Wayne's World”, some interesting SNL history, and we sing Bohemian Rhapsody in it's entirety without a single lawsuit! and we share our casting and Wayne's World 3! So grab your best friend, your electric guitar, and get rea-NO STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN!

Favorite Quote :"Look, you can stay here in the big leagues and play by the rules, or you can go back to your farm club in Aurora. It's your choice." (holds up Pepsi) "Yes. And it's the choice of a new generation."

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Jan 22, 2016

In this episode of Flashback Flicks we review the 1999 historical document Galaxy Quest.

Synopsis: The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ailing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system..

In this review we discuss a number of things you didn’t know about "Galaxy Quest”, our nominations for proposed reboots of Galaxy Quest, but more importantly we pay tribute to Alan Rickman and discuss in depth about why we are impacted by his work and his passing.

By Grabthar's Hammer, by the suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged - Alan Rickman as Alexander Dane as Dr. Lazarus

NerdSync's Video about Parasocial Relationships: http://nerdsyn.cc/MsMarvelPSR

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Jan 15, 2016

With Director Quentin Tarantino's 8th movie,The Hateful Eight, being released we decided to take a look back at his 1st cult classic Reservoir Dogs!

Synopsis: Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American neo-noir crime thriller that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist.

In this review we discuss a number of things you didn’t know about "Reservoir Dogs”, the Tarantino Cinematic Universe,and we ask the question that's been on everyone's mind for YEAR! WHO SHOT NICE GUY EDDIE!? So be sure you're tuned into K-Billy's Super Sounds of the Seventies Weekend, and don't forget to tip your waiters before the review!

Dec 18, 2015

If you haven't seen the special, then you've definitely heard the song. If you haven't heard the song, then welcome to Earth! We sing songs and watch movies about reindeer about once a year. 

In this episode of the Flashback Flicks Podcast we review the 1964 Christmas clay mation classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! We talk about Christmas Politics, Dentistry Malpractice, and we even talk about the interesting history and origins of everyone's favorite Red-Nosed Reindeer. So grab your pick axe and dentistry tools, as we review the golden gem that is this Christmas Classic!

Dec 11, 2015

Star Wars Episode 7 : The Force Awakens is right around the corner, so we decided to go back to where The Saga Begins; a long time ago in a prequel far far away. 

We talk about the Jar Jar Theory, The Star Wars Saga Machete Order, and we even talk about what Star Wars items we'd want to exist in the REAL WORLD (SPOILER: Not Light Sabers. Too much responsibility). So grab your favorite Star Wars Collectible, place all your final bets for the podracing, and It's Turbo time! Wait, wrong movie. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.

Nov 27, 2015

It's BLACK FRIDAY and what better way to celebrate mass consumerism than reviewing the 1996 gem Jingle All The Way starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. We talk about the making of this movie, some fun 90's Trivia, and we even come up with our own action figures *available where fictional action figures are sold* all with our special guest Scott Niswander from NerdSync! So grab your favorite action figure, take a bite out of a homemade cookie, and get ready because...It's Turbo time!

Nov 20, 2015

In preparation for Thanksgiving we review the 1987 film Planes, Trains and Automobiles! Steve Martin and John Candy star in John Hughes’ classic tale of holiday travel gone awry Directed by John Hughes. 

We discuss the making of the movie, some really interesting trivia, some fun Headcanon, and we pitch our idea for Planes, Trains, and Automobiles the Video Game. So pack up your suitcases, print out your itinerary, and buckle because you're in for a ride!

 

Nov 13, 2015

With the revival of the Peanuts Movie we decided to go way back to 1969 and watch the very 1st Charlie Brown Movie : A Boy Named Charlie Brown. We discuss Charlie Brown characters headcanon, Peanuts movie remakes and adaptations, and we discuss Charlie Brown's future as a stand up comic! So put on your favorite yellow polo, grab your Linus blanket, and get ready for another episode of the Flashback Flicks Podcast!

Nov 6, 2015

On this episode of Flashback Flicks we review the Halloween Classic Hocus Pocus!

Originally premiering in 1993, Hocus Pocus has become a Halloween staple for many. We discuss the making of the movie, some really fun Headcanon, and we pitch our idea for Law and Order: Special Witches Unit. So grab your Clark Bars, put on your best New Kids on the Block costume and get ready to twist your bones and bend the back! *Itch-it-a-cop-it-a-Mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca*

Oct 29, 2015

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!

And welcome to the first episode of the Flashback Flicks Podcast! For our inaugural episode we though it would be fitting to go back to Back to the Future! We talk Time Travel, Fan thories, and Libyan Terrorism. So grab a Pepsi Perfect, put on your self lacing shoes, and buckle up! We're going BACK! *que Huey Lewis & the News!*

 

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