Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of the baseball flick Rookie of the Year in honor of its 25th anniversary, while also briefly chatting on the recent heat wave experienced in the Northeast. Mark shares the elaborate story of seeing it for the first time with a giant bag of Twinkies, the lads discuss the key role of the announcer in sports movies and Brian relays how he attended a Cubs game where the first pitch was coincidentally thrown out by one of the film's stars. The fellas also try to figure out how sound waves magically travel throughout certain parts of Wrigley Field, touch upon Gary Busey vs. Nick Nolte confusion and they meet the odd characters of "The Baby Inquirer" and "The Underwear Snitcher." You'll be funky butt-lovin' this one, so get your catcher's mitt ready because it's coming in hot....like the HIGH, STINKY, CHEDDAR!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on Hudson Hawk, while also giving Brian a quick recap of the zany movie he missed out on. The lads learn that Audrey Hepburn was almost cast in the film, make some dino-riffic suggestions for another Jurassic World sequel and finally get to meet Mrs. Chip's son, Thomas Chip. The fellas also play a round of "King of the Thing" pitting popular candies against one another, Rick discovers that he really is not an overall fan of nuts and Mark invents a new chocolate bar called "Flatties." You can tweet these "Candied Kids" @5DollarBin to share your sugar faves and then listen in to an episode that's definitely fun-sized!
Mark and Rick have a "reviewsit" of Hudson Hawk with returning guest Josh Damoulakis, while Brian is in Disney brokering deals between Fox and Marvel. The lads chat with Josh about how the movie seemed to be 'James Bond Meets Bugs Bunny,' the extremely strange time jumps and quick scene edits that occur throughout and Mark shares how he never really liked this film but inexplicably owns a copy on DVD. The gents also discover that the maneuver of looping video footage happened here prior to its key use in Speed, ponder what actors have careers so hot right now they could potentially appear in Hudson Hawk 2 and they meet the newest recruits to the CIA's "Candy Bar Gang." Whether you're more of a Kit Kat or Butterfinger, take the advice learned from this movie of stop asking WHY all the time and just have fun with this one!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on The Karate Kid, while also making another attempt to watch the Cobra Kai YouTube series. The lads tackle the rumor of Chuck Norris originally being cast in the film, discover that people often try to pick street fights with William Zabka and they share their own experiences in taking karate classes when young. The fellas also rundown the list of martial arts belt rankings, play an edition of "King of the Thing" pitting 80s "pump-up songs" against one another and learn of a strange vendetta Clint Eastwood held against the studio that made Karate Kid. Whether you have the Eye of the Tiger or are headed to the Danger Zone, you can tweet these "Rando Rockers" @5DollarBinPOD to help with all your fist pumping needs!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of The Karate Kid, while trying out a new format change for the podcast. The lads have a hard time recalling if any of them had seen the entire first half of the film, point out the unique '80s fashion choices made by Daniel-san throughout and discuss the relevance of Karate Kid popularity with the continuation Cobra Kai Youtube series. The fellas also share how the movie was intended to be a "Little Rocky" with comparisons to it, Mark details the action from the Karate Kid game he owned for Nintendo and they touch upon the direct sequel films as well as the Jackie Chan remake. Grab your Bonsai tree, karate gi and a can of wax then join Johnny's gang at the "Cobra Kai Reunion" to crane kick this one up a notch!
Mark and Brian share some final thoughts on Gremlins 2: The New Batch, while "Ricktivities" continue elsewhere. The gents discuss the Warner Bros. strategic release of the film against the Dick Tracy movie, recap the Key & Peele sketch about brainstorming all the wacky Gremlins and learn how the director came to have free reign during the making. The lads also ponder whether Gremlins may be within the same shared universe as Growing Pains, play a round of "King of the Thing" pitting your favorite Looney Tunes against one another and they try to obey the rules of owning an AMC Gremlin car. Whether you're dealing with a Mad Mogwai or a Monster Motorcar, just tweet these "Green Guides" @5DollarBinPOD for all things Gremlin!
Mark and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Gremlins 2: The New Batch, while Rick is off engaging in "Rick-tivities" like hunting for Yeti. Mark shares how he used to watch this movie when he was young in the coatroom during parties his parents attended, add a proposed plot point that could have added Judge Reinhold back into this sequel and identify the multiple cameos and pop culture references throughout the film. The lads also determine the character of Daniel Clamp to be an allusion to Trump, Richard Branson and other business magnates, compare the 'real-world' interruption scenes that featured Hulk Hogan or John Wayne depending on the version and they even discover a "Rick Gremlin" within the brood. Is this episode civilized? No, clearly not, it is FUN but in no way civilized!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on Honey, I Blew Up the Kid while some delicious brownies slowly cool in the background. The lads touch upon the spin-off 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' TV series, Brian quizzes his co-hosts in a guessing game of real vs. fake episodes of the show and they all sample some draft beer-flavored jelly beans. The fellas also brainstorm a new idea for the Food Network, pit some fictional smarties against one another in a round of "King of the Thing...Science Edition!" and keep circling back to projects involving the late, great Harry Anderson as a mini tribute to him. Whether you're more of a Bunsen or a Beaker, you can tweet these "Mad Science Muppets" @5DollarBinPOD to make your own pop culture professor picks and join in on the scientific silliness!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Honey, I Blew Up the Kid while also engaging in a quick chat on local waste management practices. The lads discuss the original title of this Honey, I Shrunk the Kids sequel, share how the New Mickey Mouse Club heavily promoted the film when it was first released and describe the former Epcot attraction "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience." The fellas also coin the term 'Baby-prov' for the performance of Rick Moranis in many scenes, touch upon the following direct-to-home video sequel and discover the very strange shared universe connection of the movie to the Indiana Jones series AND Citizen Kane. Grab your favorite GIANT stuffed animal and get ready to do the LONG version of the hokey-pokey with 3 dudes in their "Terrible Thirty-Somethings" because this episode is HUGE!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on the "movie" Space Force, while also pondering over all the things the month of April brings with it. The lads attempt to push the film into the realm of the Mandela Effect, walk the cinemaniacs through their casting couch process and come up with some ideas for a second-tier Expendables film franchise. The fellas also play a round of "King of the Thing" pitting practical joke props against one another, learn that Brian's grandmother was the primary target of his youthful pranking growing up and they all become frequently distracted by a variety of food products. Grab a crepe or a can of fake snakes, then tweet these "Funny Fools" @5DollarBinPOD to share a tale or two right out of your own jokester journal!