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58 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Kevin Reynolds - The Beast
Kevin Reynolds is a director known for offering up the occasional blockbuster, and his many collaborations with Kevin Costner. In 1988, he created one of the more poignant films about war with his Soviet tank drama, The Beast.
48 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
1986 - The Golden Child
"I waaaant the kniiiiife... pleeeeeease." Our 1986 series is back with a chat about Eddie Murphy classic, The Golden Child. Jeff, Brad, Scott and David discuss their favorite scenes, and the interesting connection to Big Trouble in Little China!
61 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Oliver Stone - U-Turn
Vietnam. Presidents. Rock stars. Social commentary. Throughout his storied career, filmmaker Oliver Stone has written outstanding scripts, made memorable movies, and won Academy Awards. With this neo-noir crime thriller, he delves into the world of hapless gambler whose car breaks down in the one town you don't want to be stranded in. Join us as we discuss U-Turn!
54 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
1986 - Karate Kid Part II
To celebrate NYE and the release of the new season of Netflix hit, Cobra Kai, Jeff calls Andrew and Scott into the dojo for a talk about Karate Kid Part II. Daniel-san's growth and development, Pat Morita's Oscar nomination, the "Karate Kid Top Gun shared universe" theory, and a whole lot more on this episode!
47 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
1986 - Platoon
On this episode of the limited 1986 series, Jeff is joined by Brad and David to talk about Best Picture winner, Platoon. The conversation includes Vietnam war movies, Oliver Stone, great music, and who the best pick is to bunker down in a foxhole with.
41 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Nora Ephron - Mixed Nuts
It's the annual Christmas episode! This year, Brad and Jeff discuss Nora Ephron's dark Christmas comedy "Mixed Nuts"! It's a wild night of unexpected events taking place at a crisis hotline center with Steve Martin doing his best to control the situation. The conversation includes favorite non-traditional Santa Clauses, Ephron's undisputed title as the Queen of the rom/com, and the amazing breakout performance of Liev Schreiber!
48 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
1986 - An American Tail
On this episode of our 1986 series, David Burns and Scott Hoffman join Jeff Johnson to discuss An American Tail. The animated conversation includes favorite characters, music, the film's portrayal of immigration, and the seedy underworld of New York.
46 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Steven Spielberg - 1941
Hot off the back-to-back blockbuster success of Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, rising star Steven Spielberg took a shot at comedy in 1979 with his WWII parody film, 1941. On the 80th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, Brad and Jeff discuss their love of Spielberg, their criticisms of 1941, and what's next for arguably the greatest director of all time.
51 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
The '86 Breakdown!
We've done 25 episodes of our limited series on 1986 films! Our recurring guests always have great information, but how well do they REALLY know these movies? Jeff calls all they guys back for a special gathering to face off in a trivia contest for the ultimate prize. Who shall win? There can be only one!
51 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
The Wachowskis - Bound
The Wachowskis are known for big budget, FX-driven blockbusters. Their directorial debut, Bound, is a small, neo-noir thriller starring several actors at the top of their game. With a new Matrix film about to be released, Brad and Jeff discuss the Wachowskis, from their arrival in Hollywood to their celebrated reputations as in-demand directors.
59 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
1986 - Labyrinth
We're making our way through Labyrinth on this episode! Jeff is joined by Scott Hoffman and the host of Docking Bay 77, Dayton Johnson, for a magical discussion on Bowie, puppets, and all things Jim Henson!
64 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Ivan Reitman - Ghostbusters 2
They're back! Five years after the massive success of Ghostbusters, Director Ivan Reitman brought the boys back together to battle the ectoplasmic supernatural in Ghostbusters 2. Brad and Jeff team up with Dee and Jason of the Surely You Can't Be Serious podcast to discuss Reitman's early career, filmography favorites, behind the scenes troubles, and upcoming films!
55 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
1986 - Peggy Sue Got Married
On this episode of our limited 1986 series, we're time traveling back to 1960 to debate Peggy Sue Got Married. Special Correspondent Jennalynn returns to defend Peggy Sue's behavior. Jeff delivers five reasons why you should hate the film. Oscar talk, on-set feuds, excellent suggestions for a remake. All this and Brad's approval of Kevin J. O'Connor!
49 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
1986 - The Wraith
"You lose the race... you lose your car!" Our 1986 series gets revved up for The Wraith! Jeff and Docking Bay 77 podcast host Dayton Johnson discuss the supernatural revenge film that's packed full of great 80's rock, killer cars, and the lovely Sherilyn Fenn. Plus Charlie Sheen's busy schedule, the appeal of cult classics, the fun of Excitebike, and more!
44 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Alfred Hitchcock - Rebecca
Alfred Hitchcock's body of work proves he's the master of suspense! Brad and Jeff discuss his first American film, Rebecca; a gothic romantic thriller. Listen along as they talk about comparison's to a recent episode topic Crimson Peak, their favorite Hitchcock films, the Netflix remake, and more!
31 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
1986 - House
Troubled writer Roger Cobb moves into his deceased aunt's haunted home for some much needed solitude. What he gets are terrifying visions, nosy intrusive neighbors, and a few demons to battle! Welcome to our discussion about House! Dave and Docking Bay 77's own Dayton Johnson stop by to talk about the film's connection to Friday the 13th, monster ex-wives, and what motivates a haunted house to attack!
48 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
1986 - The Fly
Be afraid. Be very afraid! Jeff Goldblum's horrifying Brundlefly is on the loose this episode! Jeff, Brad and Scott talk about the FX, insect politics, and the late Vincent Price's reaction to this remake. Will they crown it the best horror movie of 1986? Listen now to find out!
44 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
David Cronenberg - Videodrome
Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg's successful career has spanned more than half a century. Regarded as the originator of the body horror genre, his work is known to be strange, cerebral, and limit-pushing for it's visuals and effects. Join us, as we enter... Videodrome!
58 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
1986 - Witchboard
Ouija Boards... harmless fun, or a gateway to the Devil? Dave and Scott are back to argue the point with Jeff, and discuss the good and the bad of Witchboard! Join us for a "spirited" conversation about possession, psychic mediums, progressive entrapment, and the lovely Tawny Kitaen!
44 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Guillermo del Toro - Crimson Peak
Guillermo del Toro has a reputation for the fantastical. He's danced with the darker heroes of comics with Blade and Hellboy. He's softened our hearts with oddities in Pan's Labyrinth and his Oscar-winning The Shape of Water. In 2015, del Toro offered Crimson Peak; a haunted house thriller that weaves a gothic ghost story into a macabre romance.
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