Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Twister, as a tribute to the late, great Bill Paxton. The lads ponder if the two main characters have weather-related superpowers, imagine what the film would have been like with the full cast of Mad About You involved and point out the M.C. Escher house that they drive through at the end of the film. The fellas also end up having to explain movie musicals to Rick, ponder why some actors play characters with the same first name as their real one and ask Siri to help look up some old sodas. Join the caravan and follow these "Silly Storm Chasers" right into the funnel of this temperamental episode...but watch out for the 'Suck Zone!' (Hey, it's part of Twister terminology!)
Mark and Brian share some final thoughts on Footloose, while Rick is still off helping solve mysteries up in Cabot Cove, Maine. The lads weigh in on the film's 2011 remake, run through all the actresses that turned down the role of the reverend's daughter Ariel Moore and create an updated version of the title theme song. The gents also break down the originally pitched idea for the film, run through a list of the top dancing movies of all time and break out singing the new catchy diddy "There's a Hole in My Ricky." Tweet your favorite '80s cassingle to @5DollarBinPOD, insert this episode into your Walkman, then get ready to cut loose, footloose and kick off your Kenny Loggins gold shoes!
Mark and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Footloose, while Rick is off searching for the secret Poland Spring in Maine. The gents discuss the film's iconic Kenny Loggins soundtrack, ponder the appeal of holding the job of 'feet cameraman' on this movie and have a debate over Sarah Jessica Parker's height. The lads also question whether the main goal of Kevin Bacon and the Bomont seniors is actually met in the end, touch upon the short-lived Footloose musical adaptation and Brian successfully predicts Mark's segue before he even makes it. Strap on your red boots and join these "Laughable Leapers" to talk Tractor Chicken Fights, Wide Range Boomboxes and Angry Gymnastics Dancing!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on Heavyweights, while making some further comparisons to the very similar Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. The lads look up camp settings that have been used for TV and movie locations, recall the proposed Hardy Boys movie with Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise and try to spot Star Trek's Commander Riker on the campgrounds. The fellas also run through a list of the top camp-themed films, play a round of the new "Plot Keyword Game" and realize that Rick has a huge pop culture blind spot when it comes to camp movies. Once your bunk is made tweet these "Happy Campers" @5DollarBinPOD and they can help you smuggle in some salami to have a snack for when you give this one a listen!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of the Disney camp flick Heavyweights, while briefly recalling their own camp experiences from their youth. The gents point out how Ben Stiller's character in the film was the same as his White Goodman from Dodgeball, discuss eating buffalo wings on an airplane and become befuddled by the poster Photoshopping inside and outside of the movie. The lads also applaud the big name casting of actors before their time, share the deleted Apache Relay and counselor sex (what?!) scenes filmed but ultimately cut and chat about the fun activity of digging a hole when you were a kid. Gas up the go-kart, bone up on US vice presidents and you'll be ready to bounce (off of The Blob) into this hearty episode!
Mark and Rick share some final thoughts on License to Drive, while Brian travels on down to Disney World. The lads take the 'Corey and Corey Quiz,' ask Siri to help look up drunk actors and research the first instance of swearing on US television. The fellas also run through a list of actor pairs that have worked multiple times together, go on an Arnold Schwarzenegger scavenger hunt and sing the new hit song "Humphrey Bogart Eyes." They even touch upon the mysterious prequel/lost episode of the podcast! Tweet these "Uber Goobers" @5DollarBinPOD and they'll pick you up for a joy ride!
Mark, Rick and Brian kick off their first "reviewsit" of 2017 with the Corey Haim/ Corey Feldman coming-of-age comedy License to Drive. The gents identify influences from contemporary films like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Better Off Dead on the movie, ponder if the use of insurance claims would have voided out the film's plot and share a story of the time their friend broke Heather Graham's toilet. The fellas also coin the term "BM" aka "Before Mark" for a timeline reference, Rick shares insight into diaper etiquette and they become enraged over one particular Saved By the Bell character. The lads also reminisce about their own driver's tests, which likewise contained some wacky obstacles like The Coreys encountered! Hop in the car and enjoy a drive down laughter lane!
Mark wishes the cinemaniacs a very Happy New Year and presents a showcase of montages to celebrate some of the best moments of The Five Dollar Bin Podcast from 2016. Some categories shared include favorite deep dive movie theories, celebrity impressions, cheeky moments, musical numbers, "Schmark" transition attempts and wacky characters met along the way. Rick and Brian also send along their personalized good wishes to the cinemaniacs, movies they hope to cover for "reviewsits" this year and films coming to the theater that they are excited to see. It was a great year and these three "Silver Screen Stooges" are ready for more fun times to come! Here's to the movies in 2017!!
With the holiday season upon us, Mark and Brian wish the cinemaniacs season's greetings while sharing some final thoughts on Jingle All The Way. The gents exchange some perfect gifts to one another, run through the list of the hottest holiday toys throughout the years and tackle the myth surrounding the Tickle Me Elmo doll when it was at its prime. The lads also play a holiday movie-themed version of the 'Online Review Game,' ponder creating a new segment called the "What Is It? Toy Corner" and Mark perhaps makes his best segue ever (it's a Xmas miracle)! You can come along a-wassailing with these 'Merry Makers' @5DollarBinPOD and here's to the movies in 2017! Happy Holidays!!!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Christmas romp Jingle All The Way, while comparing the vastly different methods in which they viewed the film. The gents recognize the similarities between the movie's opening sequence to that of Hook, share that the plot was based upon the Cabbage Patch Doll frenzy of the '80s and go off on a toy tangent of their own, including a discussion of the current "hot toy" for today's holiday shopping season. The fellas also ponder what the name of the trilogy of Arnold/Danny DeVito films would have been called had they made a 3rd movie together, cast The Guvernator in one of the roles for a Gilligan's Island reboot and take a stab at what the current cost of a movie tie-in Turbo Doll goes for nowadays. Oh, and if you thought this episode would go without way too many Arnold impressions, you'd be sooo wrong!