Reel DMC

A podcast about movies

Scream (1996)

Do you like scary movies? Colin, Marcus and Dave discuss Wes Craven’s SCREAM, the iconic opening, the myriad references, and the amazing lifting power of 1/2 horsepower garage door motors.

The Greatest Action Movie Ever Made: Die Hard (1988)

Colin, Dave and Marcus discuss the greatest action movie ever made. Welcome to the party pal!

Special: Dune (1984)

The sleeper has awakened! We dive into Dune—both David Lynch’s 1984 cult classic and the Frank Herbert novel.

Group Detention: Tango & Cash (1989)

Dave, Marcus, and Colin discuss one of the weirdest buddy cop action films of all time. Is it a comedy? A thriller? Or just an excuse for Jack Palance to sniff mice?

Homework: The Accidental Tourist (1988)

Colin and Marcus blow off their homework assignment and are headed to detention. Dave watched the movie but has no one to discuss it with…..

What to watch tonight? (Sept 11, 2020)

Colin and Dave offer some thoughts with a couple of quick recommendations, while Marcus provides some casting insights into the 80’s sitcom Growing Pains.

Our Top Five: 1988

Our top five films of 1988, plus Marcus attempts to defend his position on Young Guns………

Lockdown Cinema #12 – A Fish Called Wanda (1987)

Diamonds are stolen, fish are eaten, and running over somebody with a steamroller provides therapeutic benefits. Don’t call me stupid.

Year in Review: 1988

We’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… it’s 1988 and we’re reviewing the top movies of the year. Listen to our guilty pleasures and find some hidden gems.

What to watch tonight? (Aug 28, 2020)

Dave and Colin throw out four movie options – an exciting confluence of corporate sexual harassment, British gangsters, home invasion, and snowplow vengeance!

Should You Watch This? Young Guns (1988)

Six reasons the west was super cheesy. Somebody forgot to tell Charlie Sheen this was a period piece…….he dog, did you see the size of that chicken?

What to watch tonight? (Aug 21, 2020)

A new podcast series we are trying out on Fridays, a quick one that we’ll each pick a couple movies or shows that we like that you can stream and watch tonight.

Lockdown Cinema REVERSAL! #1 – Little Women (2019)

Mia turns the table on her Dad and makes him watch one of HER favorite movies!

You Should Watch This: Pumpkinhead (1987)

If a family member is accidentally injured, your best course of action is to summon the demon of vengeance: PUMPKINHEAD!

What to watch tonight? (Aug 14, 2020)

A new podcast series we are trying out on Fridays, a quick one that we’ll each pick a couple movies or shows that we like that you can stream and watch tonight.

Homework: The Last Emperor (1987)

Our homework assignment for 1987 was to watch Bernardo Bertolucci’s epic The Last Emperor. Winner of Best Picture and a total of nine academy awards, but a split decision on the Reel DMC podcast.

Special: The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride is our collective favorite movie of 1987. A wonderfully charming movie filled with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles.

Our Top Five: 1987

Ok maggots, drop your socks, it’s time for our top 5 movies for 1987! There will be laughter, tears, action, and romance and that’s just Predator!

Special: Near Dark (1987)

Kathryn Bigelow’s first directorial effort, the cast of Aliens, and some genuinely malicious vampires come together in a very fun film!

Lockdown Cinema #11 – The Lost Boys (1987)

Sleep all day, party all night, listen to the sax, eat a security guard – just kids having fun!

Year in Review: 1987

Greed was good in 1987, but does it hold up. We discuss the Three Men and a Baby ghost, Colin’s dislike of Fatal Attraction, and teenage vampire angst. Thou shall not fear… our 1987 year in review because nobody puts… Continue Reading →

Detention: Leonard Part 6 (1987)

Marcus gets detention for missing a scheduled podcast, his punishment: sitting through Bill Cosby’s action spy thriller Leonard Part 6.

Special: Moonstruck (1987)

Dave, Colin, and Emily discuss Cher, Nic Cage, Italian family dynamics, and big hair.

Lockdown Cinema #10 – Silverado (1985)

The tenth in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? In the town of Silverado, a small-town Sherriff confronts four outlaws… Continue Reading →

Lockdown Cinema #9 – Real Genius (1985)

The ninth in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? A hard-working science professor struggling with popcornophobia is tormented by a… Continue Reading →

Homework: Castle in the Sky (1986)

For each year in review we give ourselves a homework assignment, for 1986 it was Hayao Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky, the first feature film from Studio Ghibli.

Our #1 Movies of 1986

So many great movies in 1986, it took us three podcasts to finally get to our favorite movies. We take the day off, get into some big trouble, and ride an express elevator to hell. Stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen!

Our Top Five: 1986

Our top movies for 1986, or 80% of our top movies. We went a little long and split our top 5 into two. First up, our #2 to #5 including a double dose of Tom Cruise, the weirdness of David… Continue Reading →

Special: Cobra (1986)

It was Colin’s turn to go on a rant. He had some things to say about Sylvester Stallone’s Cobra, enough to warrant a special breakout from our 1986 Year in Review podcast.

Year in Review: 1986

It’s 1986, and we feel the need… the need for speed! It’s time to go back to school, because if you’re the disease, then we’ve got the cure! This is the one with the whales.

Detention: Wisdom (1986)

Sometimes a film comes along which makes you want to rise up and fight the system……..this is not that film……

Homework: After Hours (1985)

We stayed up late for our homework assignment for 1985 to watch Martin Scorsese’s attempt at comedy in After Hours.

Our Top Five: 1985

A blockbuster year in movies, difficult choices to make between an iconic western, a time traveling teenager, and so much angst-filled teenagers. Give a listen to hear our favorites!

Special: St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)

Dave goes on a rant about St. Elmo’s Fire, a special breakout episode from our 1985 Year in Review podcast.

Year in Review: 1985

Great scott! It’s 1985! Don’t be a neo-maxi zoom dweebie and get your 1.21 gigawatts! It’s time for another Reel DMC podcast, it’s all ball-bearings these days.

Lockdown Cinema #8 – This is Spinal Tap! (1984)

The eight in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? An investigate journalist begins shadowing “one of England’s loudest bands” to… Continue Reading →

Homework: The Hit (1984)

For our 1984 Year in Review homework assignment we watched Stephen Frear’s The Hit.

Our Top Five: 1984

No time for love Dr. Jones, don’t fall for a banana in your tail pipe, it is time for our top five movies of 1984! We’ll join the French resistance and travel from Arrakis to Texas.

Year in Review: 1984

It’s 1984, there are sixteen candles on the cake, ghosts are busted, kids learn karate, and a bachelor parties. Hold on because this one goes to eleven!

Lockdown Cinema #7 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

The seventh in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? A young boy and his Austrian stepfather conspire to help the… Continue Reading →

Homework: The Hunger (1983)

Our homework assignment for 1983 was Tony Scott’s The Hunger. Tony Scott and vampires, what could go wrong…

Lockdown Cinema #6 – Psycho (1960)

The sixth in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? A down on his luck motel owner’s life is upended when… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: 1983

Like oh my god, it’s totally 1983. Wargames are played, Business gets Risky, a Jedi Returns, and the ice… IS GONNA BREAK!!

Homework: The Verdict (1982)

Each Year in Review podcast we give ourselves a homework assignment to watch a movie we’re all interested in. For the 1982 Year in Review we watched Sydney Lumet’s The Verdict.

Lockdown Cinema #5 – The Terminator (1984)

The fifth in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies.

Year in Review: 1982

It’s 1982, First Blood is drawn, replicants are retired, revenge is served cold… in space, and Things go terribly, terribly wrong in Antarctica.

Lockdown Cinema #4 – Better Off Dead (1985)

Devastated by personal loss, and drowning in debt (a full “TWO DOLLARS!”) a young man contemplates ending his own life. Close friends, foreign exchange students, dancing hamburgers, and the entire state of Northern California must pull together to help him realize his life is worth living.

Homework: Body Heat (1981)

For each Year in Review, we give ourselves a homework assignment to watch a movie we’re all interested in but missed. For our 1981 Year in Review we decided to watch Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat.

Year in Review: 1981

The Reel DMC podcast takes a look back at 1981 — the year of a swashbuckling archaeologist, New York is a prison state, Bill Murray joins the army, and werewolves, lots of werewolves.

Lockdown Cinema #3 – Jaws (1975)

The third in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? Frustrated with municipal bureaucracy, the police chief of a small island… Continue Reading →

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