Take a step back in time to late 80s cinema where hope abounds, it’s a bit schmaltzy, and the sensibilities don’t always hold up. Peter Weir directs a bombastic Robin Williams as Mr. Keating, an eccentric English teacher at a private school. Keating inspires his students to Carpe Diem, push back against authority, and explore the arts. Listen in to Jim and A.Ron as they examine their own experience with the film. And find out who almost got cast as Mr. Keating!
Fast. Furious. Fun times! Fortunately your favorite hosts had a great time at the movies, and they’re here to have a great time with you, too. For one thing, Fast X delivers on all the craziness of the Fast and Furious franchise. Flying fists, faster cars, and bombs race across the screen! Fabulous villains, now including Jason Mamoa, seek to destroy the “F” Dom cares most about; FAMILY! Finally, there are some crazy reveals in the post credits scenes.
Fifty years ago, Paul Newman and Robert Redford reunited for The Sting! Redford plays a small-time grifter, but there’s nothing small-time about this movie. Newman and Redford orchestrate a con on cantankerous crime boss, Doyle Lonnegan, played by Robert Shaw. This story will show you a good time and pull the rug out from under your feet. Still not convinced to give it a shot? This movie won 7 Oscars! How about that?
On the 10th anniversary of his passing, get to know one of the most influential film critics; Roger Ebert. He was a man who lived loudly, critiqued freely, and loved movies unflinchingly. From a young film critic prodigy to an older man in failing health, Jim and A.Ron recount the journey of Ebert’s life and his impact on their own lives.
Martin Scorsese, one of the most influential living directors, guides Robert DeNiro through a creepy performance. Even though these two are reliable artists of the silver screen, this movie is a miss. It’s a vaguely Hitchcockian movie with a whole list of “wtf?” moments. Who is this movie made for? Not sure. Who is A.Ron’s ‘Nick Nolte’ impression for? Everyone.
Robert DeNiro, playing bounty hunter Jack Walsh, chases down a man called “The Duke”. What is supposed to be an easy grab quickly deteriorates into a messy, action-packed cross-country road trip. With both the mob and the FBI on his tail, Jack must get The Duke from New York to Los Angeles in a matter of days.
In honor of its 25th anniversary of being released, we’re rereleasing our episode on The Big Lebowski!
This podcast was commissioned by Michael Johnston for his main main Dave in Philly, and what a podcast it is. Jim and I have the sheer delight of watching the sublime Coen Brothers’ 1998 film, The Big Lebowski. One of the forerunners of the “slacker noir” genre, Lebowski is hugely entertaining and surprisingly deep film. We talk about Jeff Bridges magic, new shit coming to light, try to figure out Maude, gush about the late, great, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the downfall of bowling, and much, much more.
So thanks once again to Michael and Dave, for giving us an excuse to really drink this film in. If you’d like to commission your very own podcast, check out our Commission a Podcast page to find out!
Hollywood heartthrob Michael B. Jordan both stars in and directs the newest Creed movie. It’s the ninth movie in the Rocky series and the opponents just keep getting more ripped. Jonathan Majors, fresh from his Marvel body-building boot camp, steps into the ring to challenge Creed. This movie has heart, camp, and a daring fight. Put on your gloves and check out Creed III with Jim and A.Ron.
Days of Thunder is the semi-dramatic car-racing cousin of Talladega Nights. Director Tony Scott has helmed other high caliber projects such as Top Gun and Crimson Tide. It’s written by Robert Towne who penned Chinatown and Mission Impossible 1 and 2. So why did this movie turn out to be silly? Well, it could be the relationship between Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. Maybe it’s Michael Rookers’ lack of caution with his brain bleed. Whatever it was, it didn’t stop Robert Ebert from breaking the ethos of Tom Cruise down to a science.
This was the sixth annual Groundhog Day and it was a resounding success thanks to the support of the Bald Move community! This year, Jim and A.Ron watched the entire Fast and Furious franchise to raise money for the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and they had a great time along the way. In this episode you will hear from Connor Swan from Cure Alz Foundation and get a peek into the AI madness that kept Jim and A.Ron laughing at the odd hours of the night.