Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of The Cutting Edge to continue their nod to the ongoing Winter Olympic games. The lads find out what the "D.B." in D.B. Sweeney stands for, demonstrate their expert grasp of figure skating terms and make Disney animated connections for both of the film's stars. Rick also shares his real-life Cutting Edge experience and understanding of ice skate parts, the fellas pitch themselves to star in the 4th sequel of the movie series and wonder if anyone remembers the 90s kids game Mr. Bucket. Make sure to check this one out before these "Hockey Hooligans" attempt a triple axel toe loop and you have to remind them about the "TOE PICK."
Mark and Rick share some final thoughts on Cool Runnings, while Brian pops in for a bit via satellite. The gents share what famous actors were originally planned to makeup the film's Jamaican bobsled team, list off the numerous movies John Candy and Dan Aykroyd had appeared in together and Rick provides a detailed injury report of what exactly happened to his hand. The lads also play a round of "King of the Thing" pitting Winter Olympic events against one another, Mark reveals that he almost joined a Curling Club and they come up with a new winter sport that is sure to be played next in the 2022 games. Whether your game is skiing, shooting, jumping or curling join these "Biathlon Bandits" as they help you laugh your way to the Gold!
Mark and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Cool Runnings to kick off the upcoming Winter Olympics, while Rick tends to an ice-related injury of his own. The gents point out the surprisingly risqué references made throughout this Disney sports film, look up the names of relatives on Sanka Coffee's family tree and agree that Mark was probably the only 13-year-old that enjoyed Yul Brynner jokes. The lads also realize an eerie similarity between the last movies filmed by John Candy and Chris Farley, brainstorm events that could take place at a Spring or Fall Olympic games and come up with more sporting events that would be ironic for underdog countries to participate in. Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme, then join these "Loveable Lugers" because it's podcast time!
In this BONUS mini episode, Mark and Brian share the results of the movie challenge the two of them both undertook over the course of 2017. While relaying notable and favorite selections from their respective lists of ones they watched, Rick also discusses the challenge he engaged in of how many times he could view Moana in a year. Along the way, Brian gives a fitting farewell sendoff to Disney's The Great Movie Ride, Rick touches upon the 15 films he basically watches on repeat and the lads learn of Mark's secret fondness for Hallmark Channel original movies. If you are wondering who to root for in the Planet of the Apes prequels, which animated film was the most feminist or just want to meet some lesser known Care Bear cousins, this extra mini ep is a special treat that has it all for you!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on Trading Places while trying to hide from the frigid temps outside. The lads point out the double meaning of the film's title, learn more about movie set safety standards put in place following the director's old criminal charge and discover that SCTV's Bob and Doug McKenzie were originally supposed to appear. The fellas also look at (now defunct) Premiere magazine's 2006 list of the top 50 comedies of all time, play a special round of "King of the Thing" err "Duke of the Thing" rather and come up with an idea for a DVD dispensing machine for Mark's collection. You can tweet YOUR favorite comedies to @5DollarBinPOD and then give these "Duke of Earls" a whirl!
Mark, Rick and Brian wish the cinemaniacs a Happy New Year and have a "reviewsit" of Trading Places, as their first of 2018! The lads ponder if they would take the offer The Dukes give to Billy Ray Valentine, argue over whether they should make a Beverly Hills Cop 4 or not and point out when Yoda appears during the film. The fellas also come up with hip street-slang nicknames for themselves, Rick doles out some stock market advice and they leave some open seats on the train for a cavalcade of some of the podcast's favorite reoccurring characters. All aboard the party train with these "Comedic Caboose Mates" and here's to even more movie fun in the new year!
Mark, Rick and Brian wish the cinemaniacs Happy Holidays, while celebrating the season with a mini "reviewsit" of the TV special Saved By the Bell: Home for Christmas. Mark regales the lads with some funky gifts, Brian shares the story of the time he met Mr. Belding and they ponder if the Bayside Mall, Hospital and the popular The Max were all connected. The fellas also eagerly await for their 'Rick on a Bearskin Rug' Christmas cards in the mail, play a double "King of the Thing" pitting holiday heroes and villains against one another and share a joy to the world by singing the new carol classic "Blank Check the Halls." 'Tis the season to eat, drink and enjoy some merry movies. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and will be seeing you back in the Movie Cave in 2018!!
Mark and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Timecop, while the 'Ghost of Rick Present' continues to haunt the halls of his ill household. The gents challenge the time laws laid out in the movie, wonder why no one recognizes future Jean-Claude Van Damme and talk some old-timey boxing. While trying to also shoehorn the film in as a Christmas movie during this holiday season, the lads also try to guess JCVD's top 4 on IMDB, play "Spot the Spota" and go door-to-door serenading one and all with some festive "Timecop Carols." It's the Most Wonderful Time(cop) of the year!
Mark and Brian share some final thoughts on Planes, Trains and Automobiles while Ricko is off being sicko. The gents review the film's airplane food deleted scene, discover the original vampire plot line of the movie and recall the John Candy Saturday morning cartoon "Camp Candy." The lads also play a round of "King of the Thing" pitting iconic TV theme songs against one another, use the 'Stumble Test,' 'Bus Scenario' as well as the very scientific 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' to make their selections and they finally break it on down with a Full House Mega Mix. Get ready to clap along with this episode because these "monkeying minstrels" are going to bring you a whole lot of singing!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Planes, Trains and Automobiles as they wish the cinemaniacs a Happy Thanksgiving. The lads point out the various John Hughes go-to actor cameos throughout the film, pitch a 'Del Griffith overstays his welcome' sequel plot and deliver some spot on St. Louis impressions (...sorry "spotty" accents rather). Rick also adds to his ongoing John Candy movies font discussion, Brian shares an annoying "strangers on a plane" story that left a lasting impression and Mark sympathizes with the characters' multi transportation method plight with a tale of his own woes during a concert going experience. Come join these "Stuffed Shower Ring Salesmen" as they guide you on your turkey travels!