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79 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
We’ve Seen That: The Karate Kid
“The Karate Kid” is on the heels of celebrating its 35th anniversary. The second season of the popular “Cobra Kai” series debuts on YouTube Red on April 24 What better time for T.J. and Jay to feature the iconic tale of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and his rivalry with John Lawrence (William Zabka) and the Cobra Kai including Bobby, Dutch, Tommy and the others led by sensei John Kreese (Martin Kove). The story began when Daniel and his mom Lucille move cross country from Newark to southern California where he encounters Mr. Miyagi, the man who would become his best friend and father figure. Daniel also develops a relationship with Ali Mills (Elisabeth Shue), leading to his being taunted and bullied by her ex boyfriend and his loyal group of friends that culminates in the showdown at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Championship. The saga continues to present day where John Lawrence has re-opened the Cobra Kai dojo and Daniel LaRusso is the owner of a successful car dealership and while the times have changed, the rivalry is as intense as ever. So get station wagon rolling, pop the clutch and revisit “The Karate Kid” while getting ready for season two of “Cobra Kai” on April 24th. Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: The Karate Kid appeared first on Radio Influence.
76 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Striking Distance
The star is Bruce Willis. The setting is the Three Rivers in Pittsburgh. The movie is “Striking Distance.” Someone is dumping bodies in the rivers where Tom Hardy (Willis) will find them while on patrol for River Rescue, a position he was demoted to following his testifying against his partner and cousin Jimmy Detilo amidst the search for a serial killer known as the Polish Hill Strangler. Hardy thought the suspect was a cop and went as far as telling the media his theory, thus leading to his demotion. His new partner, officer Jo Christman (a pre-“Sex and the City” Sarah Jessica Parker) joins him in the search for the killer en route to a series of plot twists that lead to an intense conclusion. T.J. and Jay break the thriller including notes on the all-star cast that also includes Dennis Farina, Tom Sizemore, John Mahoney, Timothy Busfield and Robert Pastorelli, the behind the scenes drama including the film’s star and its director, what the critics thought of the film when it was originally released and more. Sit back, relax and revisit 1993’s “Striking Distance.” Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Striking Distance appeared first on Radio Influence.
84 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Sixteen Candles
“Sixteen Candles” is turning 35 years old! The classic 1984 comedy about Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald) dealing with her family forgetting her 16th birthday amidst the craziness of her older sister’s wedding weekend and her own love life that includes her crush on dream guy, senior Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) while fending off the advances of the freshman known as Farmer Ted (Anthony Michael Hall). T.J. and Jay break down John Hughes’ directorial debut that features so many quotable lines and memorable moments with a great cast that also includes John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Gedde Watanabe, Haviland Morris, Jami Gertz and Brian Doyle-Murray. Find out who was almost cast as Jake Ryan and Farmer Ted, info on deleted scenes and take a look at some of the more controversial elements of the movie that would not make it into the movie if it was made today. So sit back, relax and relive Samantha Baker’s Sweet 16 with us! Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Sixteen Candles appeared first on Radio Influence.
105 minutes | Apr 5, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Blue Chips
It’s special double feature week for our 80s and 90s movies podcast for the #FinalFour. We already brought you the Indiana high school basketball classic, “Hoosiers” starring Gene Hackman. Now we graduate to a great college basketball drama for this edition of our show, as it’s in its 25th anniversary in 2019, “Blue Chips.” Nick Nolte stars as “Coach Pete Bell,” who has to decide whether to compromise his ethics and beliefs in breaking the rules/illegally paying players to get his once powerful, “Western University” back to being a great program, again? The movie revolves around the recruitment of characters played by 90s college and NBA stars Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway and how they can make “Western,” and coach Bell, become a power, again. Plus, we have two special guests joining T.J. and Jay this week. Jesse Holley, a former Dallas Cowboys football player who’s now in the DFW media, is on the back on the show. That’s because, he’s also a former NCAA Basketball Champ in 2005 playing for North Carolina. Jesse gives great insight and humor into what he experienced and what still goes on with trying to secretly pay players like in the move. Next, Kevin Rogers, Sr. Handicapper at VegasInsider.com, and T.J.’s co-host on the “3 Dog Thursday” podcast, couldn’t wait to come on as a guest to talk about this film. Kevin is a huge fan of all things 80s and 90s and gives his own opinions on the storyline and actor portrayals, etc. Sit back and enjoy reminiscing about the 90’s and big time college hoops with “Blue Chips” on We’ve Seen That!” Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Blue Chips appeared first on Radio Influence.
65 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Hoosiers
On a special episode of our show. Hosts T.J. Rives and Jay Betsill review and reminisce about the 1986 classic Indiana high school basketball movie, “Hoosiers” starring academy award winner Gene Hackman, academy award nominee Dennis Hopper and Barbara Hershey. Find out: who was originally cast to play “Coach Norman Dale” instead of Hackman? How did the producers find the basketball playing cast for the film? How true does the Hollywood version of the small fictitious “Hickory High School” team chasing a state basketball championship compare to what actually happened, when real life-tiny Milan High School won the Indiana State Title in 1954? We have a great time talking about one of the most memorable 1980’s sports films, and plenty of discussion on things to watch for the next time you see and enjoy, “Hoosiers.” Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Hoosiers appeared first on Radio Influence.
77 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Get Shorty
The latest ‘We’ve Seen That!’ is on a movie that takes fans behind the action in Hollywood as Miami loan shark Chili Palmer travels to Los Angeles to collect on a debt only to find himself smack dab in the middle of the movie business in 1995’s “Get Shorty.” John Travolta won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of Chili Palmer who, while attempting to collect a debt from B-movie producer Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman), essentially pitches his a movie that is a story in progress. With the help of actress Karen Flores (Rene Russo), Palmer lands A-list actor Martin Weir (Danny DeVito) to play the lead role in his movie and this is all while fending off drug dealers and mobsters who are all after $500,000 that is stashed in a locker at LAX. T.J. and Jay break down “Get Shorty” intricate plot and have fun revisiting one of 1995’s most beloved films with some fun facts and trivia mixed in for good measure. Sit back in your recliner, relax, press play and enjoy the latest edition of ‘We’ve Seen That!’ Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Get Shorty appeared first on Radio Influence.
90 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
We’ve Seen That: For Love Of The Game
It’s that time of the year. Major League Baseball season is here, and that means it’s time to discuss Kevin Costner in “For Love of the Game.” It’s coming up on the 20th anniversary of the iconic baseball/love story that takes place during Billy Chapel’s (Costner) attempt to pitch a perfect game at the legendary Yankee Stadium. The beleaguered Detroit Tigers are winding down their season as the mighty New York Yankees are on the verge of clinching the AL East and making a World Series run. Chapel is at a crossroads in his career and life as he struggles with the likelihood that the only life he has ever known will never be the same on the diamond and in his love life with Jane Aubrey (Kelly Preston). T.J. and Jay revisit the capper of Costner’s baseball trifecta that began with “Bull Durham” followed by “Field of Dreams” and break down the movie that includes flashbacks to what brought Chapel to where he is today, on the precipice of baseball immortality. Sit back, relax and join us for 1999’s “For Love of the Game.” Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: For Love Of The Game appeared first on Radio Influence.
56 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Pretty Woman
TJ and Jay take a trip to Beverly Hills to discuss the romantic comedy classic “Pretty Woman.” “Pretty Woman” was released in the spring of 1990 and is still the highest grossing Disney R-rated movie due in no small part to the chemistry between its stars Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. The guys will help you revisit the iconic film that saw Edward Lewis and Vivian Ward fall in love amidst the backdrop of a billion-dollar business deal intertwined with Rodeo Drive, Lotus Esprits, private jets and the San Francisco Opera. They’ll give you their thoughts on the movie mixed in with trivia and fun facts ranging from: who could have been cast in these now-legendary roles to the movie’s original title and ending. Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Pretty Woman appeared first on Radio Influence.
87 minutes | Mar 6, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Office Space
On the off chance that you have a “Case of the Mondays” and could use a good laugh, T.J. and Jay are here to talk about “Office Space” on this edition of ‘We’ve Seen That!’ It’s the 20th anniversary of the cult classic from the great Mike Judge. The guys break down what makes this such a beloved film for those who are trapped in a cubicle Monday-Friday by revisiting the scene at Initech with Peter, Samir, Micheal Bolton, Lumbergh, Milton and, of course, the Bobs! If you’ve ever been so frustrated that you wanted to destroy the office copier in an open field with the Geto Boys blasting in the background or “express yourself” like Jennifer Aniston’s Joanna did over her flair, it’s the perfect occasion to sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s ‘We’ve Seen That!’ on “Office Space.” Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Office Space appeared first on Radio Influence.
64 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
We’ve Seen That: The Bodyguard
On our newest edition of “We’ve Seen That!” hosts Jay Betsill and T.J. Rives are back and talking about one of the most successful box office and movie soundtracks in history, the 1992 dramatic thriller “The Bodyguard.” It stars Kevin Costner, as the man assigned to protect music star/actress “Rachel Maren,” who’s receiving death threats and is played by Whitney Houston. It was Houston’s on screen acting debut, and T.J. and Jay not only discuss the on-air chemistry between the two, but the development of the story. Also, Jay shares some great personal encounters with Costner and has other great facts and info around the smash hit that made over $450 million worldwide. As usual, get the trivia about this film that our guys always deliver and take part in a great discussion on Kevin Costner’s top roles, too. Time to re-live “The Bodyguard.” Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: The Bodyguard appeared first on Radio Influence.
69 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Jagged Edge
This week’s episode features the 1985 courtroom thriller/who-done-it “Jagged Edge.” TJ and Jay break down the movie that the great Gene Siskel, the late film critic from the Chicago Tribune and “Siskel & Ebert,” said that he developed a new test for how scary a movie was by looking in the back seat of his car to make sure there was no one waiting there to stab him! Jeff Bridges stars as a San Francisco newspaper publisher, who is accused of brutally murdering his socialite wife. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes (played by Glenn Close) to defend him in a case that is full of twists and turns and personal agendas that leaves the audience hanging until the very last scene! “Jagged Edge” is from writer Joe Eszterhas, who also penned the 1992 thriller “Basic Instinct.” So sit back, relax, make sure your doors are locked and join us as revisit the classic “Jagged Edge” on ‘We’ve Seen That!’ Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Jagged Edge appeared first on Radio Influence.
68 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Days of Thunder
It’s Daytona 500 “Speed Week” in Nascar and T.J. and Jay welcome special guest, Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage to discuss the Tom Cruise film “Days of Thunder.” The 1990 hit reunites the team behind “Top Gun” as star Cruise, director Tony Scott and producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson take fans behind the scenes of the NASCAR world in the story of Cole Trickle and his crew chief Harry Hogge and their quest to win the Daytona 500. Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid and Nicole Kidman co- star in this dramatic action ride that introduced much of the country to what racing is all about. Gentlemen, start your 80s, 90s, and more, podcast! It’s We’ve Seen That-Days of Thunder! Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Days of Thunder appeared first on Radio Influence.
74 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
We’ve Seen That: What Women Want
It’s Valentine’s Day on ‘We’ve Seen That!’ and with the recent release of “What Men Want,” T.J. Rives and Jay Betsill revisit the Mel Gibson-Helen Hunt romantic comedy “What Women Want.” Back in December of 2000, Mel Gibson was one of the biggest movie stars in the world and Helen Hunt was coming off her Oscar winning role in ‘As Good As it Gets’ and “What Women Want” was a huge blockbuster back in its day, grossing over $374 million when it was released. Gibson stars as hot shot Chicago advertising executive Nick Marshall who magically acquires the ability to hear the most inner thoughts of every women in his presence and that includes Darcy Maguire (portrayed by Helen Hunt). Darcy was recently hired as creative director at Sloane/Curtis, the job that Nick felt he was entitled to be promoted into, so he uses his newfound power to manipulate his way into the job he covets, only to discover that he has developed feelings for his new boss that are stronger than his usual selfish impulses. The stellar supporting cast includes Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Sarah Paulson, Emmy winner Alan Alda, Lauren Holly and Mark Feuerstein. Sit back, relax, turn on your favorite Sinatra or Temptations ballad and enjoy “What Women Want” on ‘We’ve Seen That! Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: What Women Want appeared first on Radio Influence.
86 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
We’ve Seen That: The Hangover
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! Or in the case of the 2009 blockbuster “The Hangover,” whatever happens in Vegas ends up as the latest edition of “We’ve Seen That!” T.J. and Jay break down the huge hit comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin as the guys who make the road trip from LA to Las Vegas for what was supposed to be a night that they would never forget and turned into an evening that none of them could remember. It’s hard to believe, but ‘The Hangover’ is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary! The movie launched a franchise that collectively grossed over $1.4 BILLION worldwide and inspired many “Ultimate Guys Getaway” trips to Vegas. To this day, guests checking in to Caesars Palace still ask if the “hotel is pager friendly” or “did the real Caesar live here?” So sit back, relax, and revisit “The Wolfpack” aka Phil, Alan, Stu and Doug with T.J. and Jay on this week’s show! Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: The Hangover appeared first on Radio Influence.
74 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Varsity Blues
One of our favorite national holidays is here: Super Bowl Sunday! In honor of the big game, T.J. and Jay revisit “Varsity Blues” starring James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ali Larter and Scott Caan on its 20th anniversary. The guys break down the story of the West Caanan Coyotes season’s ups and downs with tyrannical head coach Bud Kilmer leading the team in chase of his 23rd district title and third state championship. Revisit Mox, Lance, Billy Bob, Tweeter and, of course, Darcy and the whipped cream bikini in the small Texas town where football is a way of life. Since it is such a big football week, the guys also look back at ‘Friday Night Lights’ (the 2004 movie) starring Billy Bob Thornton and some of their other gridiron favorite fllms. It’s the “Super Bowl Edition” of “We’ve Seen That! Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Varsity Blues appeared first on Radio Influence.
87 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Basic Instinct
The latest edition of We’ve Seen That! features one of the most controversial films of the 1990s, the intense thriller ‘Basic Instinct.’ Following his Oscar-winning role in ‘Wall Street’ and the box office success of ‘Fatal Attraction,’ Michael Douglas stars as troubled San Francisco police detective Nick Curran. Curran is in over his head in the investigation into the brutal murder of a retired Rock & Roll star where the prime suspect is millionaire seductress Catherine Tramell played by Sharon Stone. T.J. and Jay break down the movie with its twist and turns and touch on the controversy that followed the film from its production into its theatrical release. Sit back, relax and re-visit one of the biggest box office hits of 1992 with us! Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Basic Instinct appeared first on Radio Influence.
76 minutes | Jan 16, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Coming To America
Where were you in June of 1988? Well, Eddie Murphy was arguably the most famous comedian/actor on the planet, and he and fellow comedian Arsenio Hall decided to embark on a hilarious trip from the Kingdom of Zamunda to head to the U.S.A. “Coming to America” is an iconic romantic comedy that debuted at #1 at the box office and was one of the highest grossing movies in all of that year beating out some really notable films. Laugh along with hosts T.J. Rives and Jay Betsill, as they give their insight, trivia and more about this great quotable film that is now 30 years old. “You see, they have the Golden Arches. We have the Golden Arcs.” It’s all part of the 80s, 90s and more with “Coming to America” on “We’ve Seen That!” Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Coming To America appeared first on Radio Influence.
72 minutes | Jan 9, 2019
We’ve Seen That: The Fugitive
“The Fugitive” starring Harrison Ford and Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones is the focus of this week’s episode. The guys break down the 1993 blockbuster hit involving wrongfully convicted Dr. Richard Kimble (Ford) who escaped on his way to prison and is now searching for the one-armed man who murdered his wife while U.S. marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his crew is hot on Kimble’s trail in the city of Chicago. Find out who was the original choice to portray Kimble, how many times this story has been made as a television series and more. It’s We’ve Seen That- “The Fugitive.” Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: The Fugitive appeared first on Radio Influence.
118 minutes | Jan 2, 2019
We’ve Seen That: Any Given Sunday
On the latest episode of our look at movies in the 80’s, 90’s and more, it’s post season time in college and NFL football. So, hosts T.J. Rives and Jay Betsill decided to talk the dramatic football 90’s classic, “Any Given Sunday,” starring Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, James Woods and many more. Get some great stories about the movie, including find out which host was actually an extra in some of the football scenes! Plus the guys are joined by former Dallas Cowboys WR Jesse Holley, who gives his insight into the realism of the film and his opinions on the actors and his favorite scenes, etc. Have a blast talking some football, “Hollywood” style on this episode of “We’ve Seen That!” Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Any Given Sunday appeared first on Radio Influence.
54 minutes | Dec 22, 2018
We’ve Seen That: Die Hard
The guys discuss the Christmas classic “Die Hard” on the latest edition of “We’ve Seen That.” TJ and Jay welcome guest Paul Stewart from London, England, to break down the movie that saw Bruce Willis turn into an international movie star as he plays John MacLane, the NYPD hero who tries to save his wife Holly and her co-workers that were taken hostage by terrorist Hans Gruber and his crew during the Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Century City. So sit back, take your shoes off, and make fists with your toes on the carpet as you relax and listen to the banter on one of the greatest action movies ever made. “Yippee ki yay!” It’s We’ve Seen That! Subscribe to We’ve Seen That! on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. The post We’ve Seen That: Die Hard appeared first on Radio Influence.
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