Everyone has seen the video of a young Tom Cruise gyrating his way through his parents’ living room in his tighty-whiteys but did you know there’s a whole movie that happens after that? That movie is “Risky Business”, the topic of this week’s Prestige podcast.
Moonstruck stars Cher as a cursed widow and Nicolas Cage as a handless breadmaker who become completely “moonstruck” with each other. In fact, everyone in this movie is “moonstruck”. Their parents are “moonstruck”, their brothers are “moonstruck”, the uncles and aunts, even the dogs. Join us for our coverage of this 1987 Oscar-winning film.
Last year we checked out the 1961 classic Paul Newman film, “The Hustler”. This week we’re looking at the sequel, 1986’s the Color of Money. What has Fast Eddie Felson been up to for the last 25 years? This movie has all the answers. Directed by Martin Scorsese and featuring some early work by Tom Cruise, this is the film that finally won Newman an academy award for Best Actor.
This week’s Prestige podcast skirts the edge of what you can reasonably claim to be “prestige”,Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. That’s right, Kevin Costner battles Alan Rickman and an English accent with the help of Morgan Freeman in this film that can’t decide if it wants to be a grim and gritty retelling or a campy romp through the classic legend. Get your quiver and bow ready and check out the podcast!
Ah jeeze, for prestige this week we’re talking Fargo. Now that’s the 1996 cinematic version doncha know. Though of course, we also end up talking about the FX Series, too. We love Coen brothers movies in general and this one in particular.
Today we’ve got Witness, the 1985 Harrison Ford-led visual guide to becoming Amish. In truth, it’s a romance film clad in suspenders, a milking hat, and the trappings of a noir thriller. The podcast was a lot of fun to record and hopefully just as much fun to listen to, especially if you want to hear about A.Ron’s father’s irrational dread of grain entrapment.
The French Connection, starring Gene Hackman as a narcotics officer playing a hunch to stop an international drug buy, is a classic for its kinetic chase scenes, not necessarily for its well-realized characters or compelling plot. Join us for the podcast to find out how it holds up over 50 years after its release.
Time for another biopic! This time it’s Taron Egerton doing a nearly-perfect Elton John. We don’t quite agree on how much fun the movie is but it’s certainly not the fault of the excellent cast.
Moonlight is a simple movie about a simple tale of an incredibly complex time in a young boy’s life. It won several Academy awards the year it was released and, we think, for good reason. Join us for a discussion of the merits of this movie, as well as how a tale about a young gay black man can resonate far outside of the shared experience.
It has been 35 years since Hoosiers became the definitive Indiana basketball movie, and possibly one of the all-time great inspirational sports movies. Though we both were born and raised in Indiana, we somehow managed to miss this movie entirely. Join us for the podcast as we talk our way through our feelings about this beloved classic.