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71 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
Ep. 24 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
The year is 1969. Sean Connery, voted the most popular actor in Britain in 4 of the last 5 years, has just left the role that made him a star. You need a replacement that can match both his effortless charisma and physicality… but instead choose an Australian model with almost no acting experience. We load up on Fleming-approved drinks and take a look at how great storytelling and a cast filled with ringers can somehow make one of the greatest Bond films with even the weakest Bond.
75 minutes | Oct 10, 2018
Ep. 23 The Frighteners
The Motion Picture Association of America’s guidelines for film ratings are not as rigid and inflexible as one may be led to believe. Peter’s Jackson’s first foray into Hollywood, 1996’s The Frighteners, was slapped with an R rating despite Jackson’s best attempts to deliver a crowd pleasing PG-13. Compared to either his earlier efforts (which would definitely warrant at least an R had they been rated) or his later efforts (the Lord of the Rings trilogy or King Kong are often more terrifying than the Scooby-Doo antics of The Frighteners), the MPAA’s decision makes no sense. Only one explanation holds water: the MPAA was as drunk as we were when watching it!
68 minutes | Sep 16, 2018
Ep. 22 Mad Max 1 & 2 (DOUBLE FEATURE)
It’s two of the greatest action movies of all time from the director of Babe and Happy Feet in this special two-for-one episode. Special guest Nick joins Steve and Jon as they strap in to the last of the V8 Interceptors filled up with guzzeline and head Down Under. Is Mel Gibson still watchable, and why are two-thirds of the people on this episode horribly disappointed by boomerangs?
76 minutes | May 25, 2018
Ep. 21 North by Northwest
It was sold to the studio as the Hitchcock movie to end all Hitchcock movies. And it gave us one of the most iconic man being chased by airplane scenes in film history. It also ends with the least subtle innuendo the film makers could have possibly thought up. Jon lets loose his inner Man Man, while Steve kicks back with a local brew, and Cary Grant dodges criminals and government conspiracies in 1959’s ‘North by Northwest’….. (side note: the film really should be called Northwest by North, if it wanted to properly refer to the compass direction)
65 minutes | May 4, 2018
Ep. 20 Space Jam
Hoop Dreams is often praised as the greatest documentary on basketball ever created, but the criminally underrated gem from 1996, Space Jam, tells a story just as captivating. Perhaps it isn’t as respected because it’s often overshadowed by it’s artistically superior sequel, but the reasons don’t matter to the bottom line. Out of Sync’s first animated(ish) movie brings out the inner child in both Steve and Jon while their outer adults get drunk. 00:00:42: Unmotivated Bob Hoskins Chat 00:05:30: Drink Discussion 00:12:20: Movie Discussion 00:52:10 Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden
60 minutes | Jun 24, 2017
Ep. 19 The Terminator
James Cameron has made a lot of successful moves, including a few of the highest grossing blockbusters of all time, but his most perfect film may be one of his earliest. The Terminator (1984) is a tight sci-fi thriller that, despite a small budget, has managed to age amazingly well. Dave joins the festivities for his second film to prominently feature an iguana, keeping his streak alive!
75 minutes | May 21, 2017
Ep. 18 Shaun of the Dead
Can a comedic genre mashup exist as both a parody of its genres and a pure example of them? Shaun of the Dead (2004) and the other films of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy lay out the best possible case for a strong yes. Hilarious, touching, and scary at different times Shaun of the Dead is a master class of story structure. Jon makes a drink he hates while Steve drinks an art project.
61 minutes | Mar 10, 2017
Ep. 17 Labyrinth
Who is a better babysitter: a fantasy obsessed fourteen year old girl or an evil monarch lording over a kingdom of death traps? Labyrinth (1986) seems to imply the latter, with Jim Henson and David Bowie combining their powers in this cult classic. Steve and Jon dredge up emotional trauma while special guest Phil attempts to make a star out of a supporting character.
74 minutes | Feb 26, 2017
Ep. 16 The Searchers
When you think of Classic Hollywood Westerns two names should come to mind: John Wayne and John Ford. The Searchers (1956) may be the ultimate combination of these two superpowers, a gorgeous epic spanning years in the American West. Its sprawling timeline and cast list challenges our duo’s alcohol challenged memory, forcing them to actually look something up before the podcast ends. Steve nurses a beer by the fire while Jon does his best to convince everyone that champagne cocktail is an appropriately rugged drink for the Duke.
52 minutes | Nov 26, 2016
Ep. 15 They Live
With all due respect to ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’, John Carpenter’s ‘They live’ (1998) may be the best film you will ever see starting a WW(E/F) superstar. It’s a film with a lot to say, and one that spawned a museum’s worth of popular culture. So wake up, put on your bootleg Ray-Bans, and don’t forget the bubble gum: we’re watching the movie that inspired the cripple fight on this episode of Out of Sync.
54 minutes | Sep 18, 2016
Ep. 14 Darkman
We are not going to sit here and tell you that Sam Rami’s pre Spider-man films will one day be in the Library of Congress, or that they have the most amazing special effects, or have shakespearean thought provoking dialogue, but damn if they are not some of the most fun you can have re-watching 90’s films. Fans of Rami and his Oldsmobile will immediately recall how much they love the Evil Dead films, but we wanted to bring you an often forgotten gem. Jon brushed up on his Irish accent and swallowed some gravel so that we may better bring you Darkman.
54 minutes | Aug 20, 2016
Ep. 13 Brick
In the first few minutes you may think you have stumbled upon a genre mash-up film, like a Comedy/Horror or a Space/Western. But once you start paying attention you realize that you are deep in to a straight Film Noir, complete with hard-boiled gumshoes and femme fatales. You almost wonder why first-time director Rian Johnson would set such a story in a high school. That’s one of the questions we dive into as we watch 2005’s ‘Brick’.
64 minutes | Jul 27, 2016
Ep. 12 Ringu
‘The Grudge’, ‘Dark Water’, ‘Pulse’, ‘Shutter’, and way too many other horror films in the early 2000’s were in fact remakes of Asian films. The ghost story that started it all was a Japanese movie, 1998’s ‘Ring’. When it was redone in America as ‘The Ring’ in 2002, your nightmares were immediately haunted by creepiness of the imagery. Living through the bombardment of these remakes, you may have heard a rumor that the original foreign language films were much more frightening then their American counterparts. Fortunately for audiences, ‘Ring’ was re-branded as ‘Ringu’ and distributed in the United States. With both versions easily available, audiences got to decide for themselves which film was the king of the creepy.
61 minutes | May 17, 2016
Ep. 11 Conan the Barbarian
What is best in life? Drinks and a movie sound pretty good! However, the hero of 1982’s ‘Conan the Barbarian’ has a different outlook. This episode we explore the story of a muscle head, who learned to speak better English and became destined to rule as King! Eerily, if you replace King with Governor of California this movie almost predicts the life of its star (Arnold Schwarzenegger).
70 minutes | May 2, 2016
Ep. 10 Point Break
Have you ever fired your gun up in the air and gone “ahhrgh“!?… With apologies for the references to ‘Hot Fuzz’ (2007). It’s hard not to agree with action film loving Danny Butterman (played by Nick Frost), when he expresses his love for the film ‘Point Break’ (1991). While it is true this story of surfing and robbing banks is a great action film, it also crosses in to several other genres. Which helps it break away from the painfully unaware cheesiness of action films of the 1980’s.
59 minutes | Apr 25, 2016
Ep. 09 The Wicker Man
A cult film can earn its status in several ways. Usually the ‘cult’ title is given to movies that are considered bad, but have loyal fans who still find joy in it. A harder path to take is for a genuinely good film to fly under the radar when released but find a devoted audience at a later time. The late/great Christopher Lee is on the record as saying 1973’s ‘The Wicker Man’ was one of his favorite films to have worked on. Hearing this leads one to believe that this British produced film is one of these diamonds in the rough. We can trust Lee, right?! After all, things worked out great for the last guy who went seeking council from Saruman the White Wizard…..
46 minutes | Mar 6, 2016
Ep. 08 Speed 2: Cruise Control
Keanu Reeves chose not to to reprise his roll as that cop from speed, who’s name no one can remember. Then again few would blame him after finding out the inspiration for the sequel came from a fever dream the director had. So Jason Patrick takes over opposite a nautical cyber terrorist played by Willem Dafoe. Honestly you may find your self rooting Dafoe’s stereotypical 90’s evil hacker in this one. Chris fills in for Steve this week, and he brought this recommendation with him. ‘There’s a bomb on the bus’ hits the water in this episode with Speed 2.
79 minutes | Feb 11, 2016
Ep. 07 The Hunt for Red October
So we ran a little long this week-clocking in over an hour and fifteen minutes-but we have a lot to get though with ‘The Hunt for Red October’, including The Cold War, military technology, perceptions and competencies, propaganda machines…. and that’s all in addition to talking about the movie itself! Here’s to the movie that brought us the film debut of the character Jack Ryan, the Hollywood debut of that guy from ‘Thor’, and the world debut of Sean Connery expensive hair piece #16. Grab your vodka, and polish your measly excuse for a Russian accent.
46 minutes | Feb 5, 2016
Ep. 06 The Long Goodbye
Taking a quick glance at our drink selection tonight, you may believe we have decided to take on what one might call a ‘Chick Flick’. But these gin-soaked concoctions are the alcoholic representations of the hard boiled detective of this movie based on the Raymond Chandler novel. Plus you seriously feel like James Bond when drinking from a cocktail glass. If you are a fan of whodunit films where the audience works out the solution along with the characters you will likely spend most of this film confused or infuriated, but dammit, you’re going to love every minute of it. It’s a perfectly structured film noir ripped out of the 50’s jammed into the 70’s, and it’s got everything from action, to comedy, and a love story between a man…. and his cat.
57 minutes | Jan 21, 2016
Ep. 05 Dune
Know now that it was the year one thousand nine hundred eighty-four. The film universe is ruled by Star Wars and its most recent installment, Return of the Jedi. The most precious material in the film universe is a science fiction property that film studios could hope to turn into a blockbuster movie, leveraging the popularity of Star Wars into giant piles of money. Oh yes, I forgot to tell you: the film studios were so certain in their plan that they gave one such project to a mercurial director that had passed on Return of the Jedi. A director whose film projects are often akin to an acid trip. The director David Lynch, the film is Dune.
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