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Tapeheads: A Podcast on VHS
53 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
Sean selects his VHS copy of the 1984 holiday horror classic Gremlins, written by Chris Columbus, directed by Joe Dante, and starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Frances Lee McCain, Hoyt Axton, Dick Miller, and Corey Feldman.
46 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
75. What Women Want
Lyndsey selects her VHS copy of the 2000 Nancy Meyers blockbuster What Women Want, starring Mel Gibson (pre-meltdown), Helen Hunt, Ashley Johnson, Marisa Tomei, Sarah Paulson, Judy Greer, Bette Midler, and Alan Alda.
77 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
In this very special Halloween episode, the Tapeheads discuss the 1996 horror classic Scream, written by Kevin Williamson, directed by Wes Craven, and starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan, and Drew Barrymore.
29 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
73. While You Were Sleeping
Lyndsey selects her VHS copy of the 1995 romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping, starring Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman.
77 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
72. Toys (w/ Paul Fischer)
Globe-trotting diplomat and friend of the show Paul Fischer presents his VHS copy of Barry Levinson’s genre-defying 1992 film Toys, starring Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright, and an Oscar-worthy LL Cool J (!) for Tapeheads inspection.
84 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
71. Home Alone / Home Alone 2: Lost in New York / Home Alone 3 (1990-1997)
Merry Quarantinemas! In this belated holiday special, Lyndsey and Sean tackle not one, not two, but THREE films of the Home Alone series that all began with director Chris Columbus' 1990 classic starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, and Catherine O'Hara. We also discuss the 1992-based Manhattan sequel featuring a memorable extended cameo from Tim Curry, plus the 1997 black sheep of the family starring Alex D. Linz. We hope you're ready to see hell!
42 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
70. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Lyndsey and Sean discuss the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui and starring Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry, Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer, Paul Reubens, David Arquette, Hilary Swank, and a 3-second cameo by Seth Green. Red Snow is in its final days of crowdfunding, so go to www.RedSnowMovie.com to help Sean make the greatest vampire Christmas movie of all time!
44 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
69. Interview with the Vampire
To both celebrate Halloween and to kick off the crowdfunding campaign for his upcoming vampire film Red Snow, Sean selects his VHS copy of Interview with the Vampire, the hit adaptation of Anne Rice's classic horror novel starring Tom Cruise as Lestat, Brad Pitt as Louis, Kirsten Dunst as Claudia, Christian Slater as Malloy, and Antonio Banderas as Armand. Hear what Lyndsey and Sean have to say about the film and be sure to check out www.redsnowmovie.com to support Sean's movie!
52 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
68. Shanghai Noon
Lyndsey dusts off her VHS copy of Shanghai Noon starring Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Xander Berkeley, and Walton Goggins. Topics of discussion include the trailers for rom-coms Keeping the Faith and Boys and Girls, genre mash-ups, intentional anachronisms, Kid Rock, and the deus ex machina of the Native American bride.
52 minutes | May 21, 2019
67. Runaway Bride
Lyndsey and Sean dive into the 1999 rom-com Runaway Bride, the blockbuster reunion of Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, and director Gary Marshall. Egg preferences, Gere's acting choices, and marriage conventions are discussed at length.
60 minutes | Dec 21, 2018
66. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (w/ Philip and Liz Laird)
Philip Laird returns to Tapeheads with his sister Liz in tow to discuss the 1977 TV holiday special Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, a Jim Henson tale that depicts a cute but dystopian world in which talented Muppet animals distract themselves from their extreme economic hardships with a little bit of washtub bass. Topics of discussion include the Laird siblings’ history with the tape, the Riverbottom Nightmare Band, and the baffling economic structure of Frogtown Hollow, which may in fact be a post-apocalyptic wasteland populated by mutant creatures.
28 minutes | Dec 17, 2018
65. The Mummy (1999)
Lyndsey chats with Sean about her VHS copy of 1999’s action-adventure remake The Mummy, directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Arnold Vosloo. Topics include the Egyptology craze of the 1920s, the performances, and (as always) the ads on the tape.
38 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
64. Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College
In this special Halloween episode of Tapeheads, Sean has Lyndsey watch his VHS copy of Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College and things get dark really fast. Talking points include: the little monster craze of the 1980s, Patrick Labyorteaux, Matthew Lillard, and the disturbing parallels between Ghoulies Go to College and current events.
41 minutes | Jul 23, 2018
63. The Big Green
In this episode, Lyndsey revisits her VHS copy of the 1995 kids sports flick The Big Green, in which Olivia d'Abo takes it upon herself to teach a bunch of rag-tag rural Texas kids how to become competitive soccer players while dodging the advances of Deputy Steve Guttenberg. The film co-stars John Terry, Patrick Renna, and a goat. Ads on the tape include the Toy Story video game for Sega Genesis and SNES, Man of the House, A Kid in King Arthur's Court, and an extended music video starring Timon and Pumbaa.
68 minutes | Jun 4, 2018
62. Liar Liar (w/ Ben Bellamy)
Actor Ben Bellamy visits the podcast to revisit his beloved VHS copy of the 1997 Jim Carrey film Liar Liar in which an unethical lawyer cannot tell a lie for 24 hours after his son Max's birthday wish comes true. Topics include the tape's opening advertisements, Carrey's filmography, and the horrific implications of Max's powers. Ben can be seen as Caleb Zechman in Prep School, now streaming on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and cable on demand.
33 minutes | May 21, 2018
61. Field of Dreams
We're well into baseball season, which means its time for Tapeheads to revisit the 1989 Kevin Costner fantasy film Field of Dreams! Directed by Phil Alden Robinson and based on the novel Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella, the film tells the story of Iowa farmer Ray (Costner) who decides to build a baseball diamond in his corn fields after hearing a voice whisper "if you build it, he will come." The film co-stars Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster, and little Gaby Hoffmann.
38 minutes | Mar 5, 2018
60. Simply Irresistable
Lyndsey revisits her VHS copy of Simply Irresistible (1999), a strange tale of witchcraft, love, and fine dining. The film stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flannery, Patricia Clarkson, Dylan Baker, Larry Gillard Jr., Amanda Peet, and a magic crab. Ads on the tape: Anna and the King, Ravenous, Office Space, Wing Commander, Party of Five, and the soundtrack, which includes Katalina's "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered."
36 minutes | Jan 3, 2018
It's that holly jolly time of year, which means it's time for Sean to introduce Lyndsey to what he alone considers one of the great Christmas movies of the 20th century. 1986's Cobra stars Sylvester Stallone as hero cop Marion "Cobra" Cobretti who must face down an aimless psycho cult during the holiday season. The film co-stars Stallone's then-wife Brigitte Nielsen, Brian Thompson, Reni Santori, and Marco Rodriguez as the extremely memorable Supermarket Killer. "It's the way of the new world!" *Axes clank*
39 minutes | Dec 18, 2017
58. The Santa Clause
It's the Christmas season, which means it's time for Lyndsey to unwrap her VHS copy of Disney's 1994 hit The Santa Clause, starring Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd, Wendy Crewson, David Krumholtz, and Judge Reinhold. Together, the Tapeheads dissect the logistics of becoming Santa Claus, the 90's fascination with absentee fathers, and whether or not 1-800-SPANK-ME is a real phone sex number.
32 minutes | Nov 13, 2017
57. The Craft
Gather up the coven, turn off the lights, and pop in this classic 90's VHS selection starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Skeet Ulrich. Topics include abuse of witchcraft, Sean's childhood obsession with Neve Campbell, and the theme music to Charmed.
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