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!
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!