Mark, Rick and Brian cheers their 50th "reviewsit" with a SUPERSIZED episode on Batman Forever to kick off the summer. The lads point out the differences of director Joel Schumacher's take on the Batman series vs. Tim Burton's, pay tribute to the late, great Adam West and reminisce about all the McDonald's product marketing around the time of the film's release. The fellas also argue about what real-life city Gotham equates to, learn about Rick's stubby-eared Batman action figure from his youth and ponder what the series may have been like with Robin Williams involved. This episode is packed full of goodness but there was still enough room for lots of 'loose movie connections' and Mrs. Chip going to the opera! Cheers to 50 movies in the books and here's to many more cinematic looks!!
Mark and Brian share some final thoughts on Adventures in Babysitting, while deciding to forego recording the episode under missing Rick's bedroom window. The gents discuss the 2016 Disney Channel remake, declare Keith Coogan the 'Ultimate Babysitting Movie Actor' and point out the connections of the film with Back to the Future as well as Home Alone. The lads also compare a list of the best babysitting-related films to a makeshift one they have created, play a 'Movie Review Mad Lib' and attempt to sing the theme song to The Babysitters Club TV show. If you have any additional adverbs to supply these "Wacky Wordsmiths" just tweet them @5DollarBinPOD but don't miss out on this episode or you'll have to fill out a "Sad Lib!"
Mark and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Adventures in Babysitting, after recapping their recent brewery comedy show. Mark shares how his college roommate would recreate the film's opening sequence prior to going out for the evening, the gents identify odd verbiage choices used by the characters and share their own tales of foot injury. The lads also theorize why Marvel's Thor was chosen for use in the film, Brian realizes halfway through the discussion of what city the movie takes place in and they summarize some growing up woes by singing a little ditty of the 'Teenage Hormone Blues.' Hop in the Cadillac, head toward the big city and then give this episode a listen....with or without the kids you're watching!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on Blank Check, while also touching upon the passing of Chris Cornell. The gents find out what became of the film's star Brian Bonsall, run through a list of movies that probably ripped off Home Alone and notice that Karen Duffy played a very similar character as her role in Dumb and Dumber. Rick and Brian also take a crack at making their own awkward segues, the lads play a couple games inspired by Tone Loc and run through all the singing food puns that were a part of Disney's Food Rocks attraction. You can tweet this comedic turkey trio @5DollarBinPOD but leave some 'thyme' to check out this episode and get down with the funky 'beets'....see what we did there?
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Blank Check, co-starring the late, great Miguel Ferrer and the kid from Family Ties. The lads share how the film's director was a driving force behind many MC Hammer music videos, recognize the recent trend of them watching movies in the same vein as Home Alone and discover that February 1994 was apparently "Tone Loc Month" at the box office. The fellas also try to make Siri cough, share a story of the time Mark sang karaoke in a Sumo suit and release the new hottest duet track from Tone Loc and Michael Bolton. Make a deposit into this episode because it's gonna make you feel like a million bucks!
Mark and Brian share some final thoughts on 101 Dalmatians, while Rick is bedridden tending to a springtime illness. The gents discuss how a variety of meats were used to help the dogs act throughout the film, complete some of the missing names of the pups and play a new game called the "Episode Name Game" based upon the 101 Dalmatians animated TV series. The lads also run through a list of the worst live action adaptations ever made, pitch a Jean-Claude Van Damme cartoon and share their very first concert going experiences. You can tweet these "Canine Kids" @5DollarBinPOD and then join in to chase after cars, while listening to this episode of course!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of 101 Dalmatians for their 101st episode, which for the first time on the podcast is a movie none of them had seen before. The fellas discuss the recent popular trend of the Disney live action adaptation, compare the film to the original 1961 animated feature and declare 'Brown Dog' the hero of this version. Brian also shares how he met the film's composer, the lads write a Cruella De Vil-like song about Rick and imagine what role John Candy would have played if he had appeared in the movie. Hop on your "Pongo stick" and give this one a listen because it's gonna be a tail-wagging good time!
Mark, Rick and Brian celebrate their 100th episode of the podcast with a look back at all the movies covered to date for their "reviewsits." The lads run through such "reviewsit stats" as the actor that has appeared most frequently and the number of superhero films, become fuzzy when trying to remember what movies the gents have seen in IMAX together and debate their way through a stack ranking of the 46 movies covered. The fellas also play a version of the 'Online Review Game' based upon these 46 films, discover which movie Rick will physically drop his children for and let both Christopher Walken and fan-favorite Mrs. Chip try to improve the last selection of their stack ranking list. Thanks for being Centennial Cinemaniacs on this funny film journey and here's to more movie madness for the future!
As a precursor to the upcoming 100th episode of the podcast, Mark, Rick and Brian pay tribute to 'booze moves' in this special episode all about beer in the movies! The lads each share a 6 pack of beer movie picks (that's 5 of their favorites and 1 that they just can't stand), sample a variety of craft brews that reference popular films and play a round of the "Beer Keyword Game." The fellas also check their film selections against internet lists of the top beer movies, play a carryover game of "The Battle of the Bills" and meet the foreign TSA worker, Gunther the German Customs Agent. Raise a glass along with these 'sudsy saps' because this one gets deep into movie-related thinking and drinking!
Mark and Rick share some final thoughts on Twister, while Brian is off overseas in Germany. The lads go through Bill Paxton's remaining projects still in process, tackle the Twister drive-in urban legend and reminisce over the summer movies of 1996. The fellas also plan a future trip to the town of Paxton in Massachusetts to honor the late actor, run through a list of the top disaster films and Rick becomes rather obsessed with a movie called "G-Men from Hell." Tweet these "animal auditors" @5DollarBinPOD, then keep an ear out for any horse whispers or camel grunts!