Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Free Willy, after recapping some parade fun they had over the weekend. The lads recall "movie days" back when they were in school, try (and fail) to recite the film's mantra repeated by Jesse throughout and discover an animated Free Will series that used to air on Saturday mornings. The fellas also pitch a horror whale-themed Syfy Channel movie, strongly debate how to pronounce the name of actor Mykleti Williamson and get sidetracked down a Punky Brewster episode nostalgia path. Come listen to a Whale's Tale with these "Ocean Oddballs" because this episode is going to get wet 'n wild!
Mark and Brian share some final thoughts on Sister Act, while Rick is off playing Florence Nightingale. The gents have a mini "reviewsit" of the sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as well as the musical adaptation, identify actresses that have played young Whoopi and play a round of the "Sister Cinema Game." The lads also run through a list of the top nun films, plot out possible story lines for a 'spiritual reboot' and go down a rabbit hole reminiscing over episodes of Full House. You can tweet these "Whoopie Pie Guys" @5DollarBinPOD then they'll be no mountain high enough, no valley low enough to keep you from having a whole lot of fun with this nun-related episode!
Mark and Brian have a "reviewsit" of the music-filled Sister Act, while Rick is off recreating the sitcom Family Matters somewhere. The gents wonder which of the film's actors did their own singing, hypothesize that Whoopi's character's nun alias might have been inspired by It's A Wonderful Life and question the curious timeline jumps between the settings of Reno and San Francisco. The lads also map out instructions to get Mark back into a choir, reveal the originally planned star of the movie and double down on their previously proposed theory that the film is in a shared universe as prior "reviewsit" Midnight Run. If you're in the 'habit' of enjoying a good laugh, then join these 'Lazy Lounge Singers' as they belt out some sweet cinema song to the rafters!
Mark and Rick share some final thoughts on the movie Face/Off, while Brian is once again off to the House of Mouse. The gents identify some more Greek mythology seen throughout the film, point out a connection to Jurassic Park and reveal the original casting choices for Sean Archer and Castor Troy. The lads also take the "Body Swap Pop Quiz," have a bit of difficulty placing the film within their stack ranking list and imagine what it may have been like if Jon Lovitz had ran the carousel in the opening scene. You can tweet these "Greek Demi-Guys" @5DollarBinPOD, then STEP RIGHT UP to hop on this movie merry-go-round!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of the Nicolas Cage/John Travolta body-swapping film Face/Off, while enjoying some novelty potato chips. The lads count the number of "face waterfalls" throughout the movie, debate which actor played the other one better and identify some similarities to the JCVD/Dennis Rodman action flick Double Team. The fellas also ponder who would be cast in a current day reboot of the film, point out a prop connection to the Super Mario Bros movie and a special mystery guest/mythology expert stops by the Movie Cave. Release some doves, start walking in slow motion and get ready to square off face-to-face with this explosive episode!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on ¡Three Amigos!, while also going on a rant about local construction and traffic issues. The lads share the director's first casting choices for the film's 3 heroes and Steven Spielberg's picks if he had helmed the reigns, play 'The Movie Count up Game' and wonder what happened to their favorite cantina bartender, Fred Asparagus. Rick also offers to be Mark's life coach, the fellas play a three-centric version of 'The Keyword Game' and they come up with their potential band name based upon one of the movies in El Guapo's filmography. You can tweet the future "Slappy and The Stinkies" @5DollarBinPOD, then get ready to rock this mini episode!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of ¡Three Amigos!, leading to some very mixed reactions and counter views among the gents. The lads compare the film's premise to The Magnificent Seven and A Bug's Life, look up how much 100,000 pesos was worth back in 1916 and despite seeing the movie dozens of times Mark realizes he never saw the first 20 minutes. The fellas also discover Randy Newman as the voice of The Singing Bush, discuss risqué movies shown to them in grade school and Rick complains about the standard of working for decades before you can retire. Adjust your giant, sparkly hats and get ready for a "plethora" of fun with these 3....FRIENDS, did we do that right?
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on Batman Forever, just in time for some hero talk around the 4th of July. The lads run through a list of laughable Batman enemies, realize that many of these weirdo baddies did appear in the Lego Batman Movie and play a game of "Batman Villain or Wrestler Name." The fellas also come up with Rick's wrestling persona, test Mark's memory of the lyrics to Kiss From A Rose and they all sing a Kidz Bop ditty or two. You can tweet these "Penny Plunderers" @5DollarBinPOD to be added to the Movie Cave Rogues Gallery but make sure to check out this episode first to find out about our hosts' cinema superpowers!
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!"