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!
Mark and Brian share some final thoughts on The Monster Squad, while Rick is still out trick-or-treating with his kiddos. The gents wonder what the film would have been like if Liam Neeson had been in it, learn some bizarre movie magic used for the castle rats and discover that the character of Scary German Guy was in real-life really "Scary Italian Guy." The lads also realize that the actor who played Dracula was also Zorro, play an epic round of "King of the Thing" pitting notorious monsters against one another and even go off on a Kids Incorporated tangent. You can tweet these "Creature Comrades" @5DollarBinPOD to weigh in on your favorite Halloween baddie and then tune in for some supernatural silliness!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of The Monster Squad to celebrate the spooky Halloween season. The lads compare the similarities between this alias 'Goonies With Monsters' and the actual film The Goonies, point out Dracula's obsession with dynamite and define the verb "dorking" as used frequently throughout the movie. The fellas also meet the film's go-to production assistant guy "Randy the Intern," pitch a new product to help werewolves more easily control that pesky fur and reminisce about classic Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes. Check your nards first, then join these "Creatures from the Movie Cave" for this eerie episode!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on Judge Dredd, while also comparing it to the 2012 Karl Urban reboot. The lads reveal how Stallone intended for his film to be a comedy, Rick lists out movies he allegedly made cameo appearances in and they play a round of their new segment "King of the Thing" pitting famous judges against one another. The fellas also argue over the ranking of the best Die Hard movie, cast themselves in a new version of TV's Night Court and discover Mark's hit new catchphrase. If you'd like to share your favorite judicial heroes tweet these "Laughable Lawmakers" @5DollarBinPOD but just don't 'Bummer Down the Fun, Man!'