Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Space Force, while also giving props to the late great Stephen Hawking. The lads see how accurate the film's predictions were for how 2005 would look, point out the random assembly of actors that appear throughout and discover the many blatantly "borrowed" ideas from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. The fellas also touch upon the mysterious proposed sequel, Rick displays his continued disdain for the character of Marlene and they all play the game of "How Short Could You Make This?" to determine what scenes could have easily been cut from the movie. Whether you're scaling a mountain, lost in the woods or just playing some classic arcade games, come board the "silly shuttle" to outer space cinema because this episode is over the moon!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on Lethal Weapon, while Brian receives some presents in celebration of his birthday weekend. The lads learn of some swapping that occurred between the productions of Lethal Weapon and Die Hard, educate the masses with an important life lesson on power tools and attempt to try on some child-sized Star Wars bracelets. The fellas also argue over the original lineup of SNICK (the Nickelodeon Saturday Night lineup), judge buddy cop duos pitted against one another in a round of "King of the Thing" and work together to fill out a Golden Girls mad lib. Tweet these "Goofy Gifters" @5DollarBinPOD if you also have an adjective to describe the hijinks of four saucy Florida gals, then let the silly syntax commence!
Mark and Rick have a "reviewsit" of Lethal Weapon, while Brian is stuck in San Francisco. The gents discover an audio clip that pretty much sums up the thesis statement of this 4 movie mismatched cop series, ponder plot points if they were to make a Lethal Weapon 5 after all these years and share how they both used to confuse actors Gary Busey and Nick Nolte. The lads also touch upon the parody film Loaded Weapon 1, discuss 80s methods of making an actor look much older and stumble upon a weird coincidence involving the Gobots. Hop in the squad car with these "Badge Buddies" because this episode is the only one on the force to be registered legally fun!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on The Cutting Edge, as they close out the ceremonies on their Winter Olympic movie coverage. The lads get a chuckle out of D.B. Sweeney's Twitter bio, run through the multiple Cutting Edge sequels and pitch one of their own that features the sport of Curling. The fellas also wonder what Olympic event the Wolfman would excel at, pit hockey players against figure skaters in a round of "King of the Thing" and engage in a little barbershop singing. Feel free to tweet new jump moves to @5DollarBinPOD, throw stuffed bears at these "Silly Skaters" and hope they don't have a triple salchow!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of The Cutting Edge to continue their nod to the ongoing Winter Olympic games. The lads find out what the "D.B." in D.B. Sweeney stands for, demonstrate their expert grasp of figure skating terms and make Disney animated connections for both of the film's stars. Rick also shares his real-life Cutting Edge experience and understanding of ice skate parts, the fellas pitch themselves to star in the 4th sequel of the movie series and wonder if anyone remembers the 90s kids game Mr. Bucket. Make sure to check this one out before these "Hockey Hooligans" attempt a triple axel toe loop and you have to remind them about the "TOE PICK."
Mark and Rick share some final thoughts on Cool Runnings, while Brian pops in for a bit via satellite. The gents share what famous actors were originally planned to makeup the film's Jamaican bobsled team, list off the numerous movies John Candy and Dan Aykroyd had appeared in together and Rick provides a detailed injury report of what exactly happened to his hand. The lads also play a round of "King of the Thing" pitting Winter Olympic events against one another, Mark reveals that he almost joined a Curling Club and they come up with a new winter sport that is sure to be played next in the 2022 games. Whether your game is skiing, shooting, jumping or curling join these "Biathlon Bandits" as they help you laugh your way to the Gold!
Mark and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Cool Runnings to kick off the upcoming Winter Olympics, while Rick tends to an ice-related injury of his own. The gents point out the surprisingly risqué references made throughout this Disney sports film, look up the names of relatives on Sanka Coffee's family tree and agree that Mark was probably the only 13-year-old that enjoyed Yul Brynner jokes. The lads also realize an eerie similarity between the last movies filmed by John Candy and Chris Farley, brainstorm events that could take place at a Spring or Fall Olympic games and come up with more sporting events that would be ironic for underdog countries to participate in. Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme, then join these "Loveable Lugers" because it's podcast time!
In this BONUS mini episode, Mark and Brian share the results of the movie challenge the two of them both undertook over the course of 2017. While relaying notable and favorite selections from their respective lists of ones they watched, Rick also discusses the challenge he engaged in of how many times he could view Moana in a year. Along the way, Brian gives a fitting farewell sendoff to Disney's The Great Movie Ride, Rick touches upon the 15 films he basically watches on repeat and the lads learn of Mark's secret fondness for Hallmark Channel original movies. If you are wondering who to root for in the Planet of the Apes prequels, which animated film was the most feminist or just want to meet some lesser known Care Bear cousins, this extra mini ep is a special treat that has it all for you!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on Trading Places while trying to hide from the frigid temps outside. The lads point out the double meaning of the film's title, learn more about movie set safety standards put in place following the director's old criminal charge and discover that SCTV's Bob and Doug McKenzie were originally supposed to appear. The fellas also look at (now defunct) Premiere magazine's 2006 list of the top 50 comedies of all time, play a special round of "King of the Thing" err "Duke of the Thing" rather and come up with an idea for a DVD dispensing machine for Mark's collection. You can tweet YOUR favorite comedies to @5DollarBinPOD and then give these "Duke of Earls" a whirl!
Mark, Rick and Brian wish the cinemaniacs a Happy New Year and have a "reviewsit" of Trading Places, as their first of 2018! The lads ponder if they would take the offer The Dukes give to Billy Ray Valentine, argue over whether they should make a Beverly Hills Cop 4 or not and point out when Yoda appears during the film. The fellas also come up with hip street-slang nicknames for themselves, Rick doles out some stock market advice and they leave some open seats on the train for a cavalcade of some of the podcast's favorite reoccurring characters. All aboard the party train with these "Comedic Caboose Mates" and here's to even more movie fun in the new year!