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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 try and solve the mystery of an ongoing series of percussionist deaths.  Why did I […]

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.

action, sci-fi

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 boy’s mother escape from a mental institution.  With a police officer in hot pursuit, the […]

horror

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 his overbearing mother constantly intervenes in his love life. Why did I pull this particular […]

drama

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.

comedy

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.

drama

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.

horror

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 community charters a boat for a brief sport fishing adventure.  Hilarity ensues. Why did I […]

Lockdown Cinema #2 – Logan (2017)

The second 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. **Spoiler alert** – I’ll tread lightly because the surprises are worth it, but If you don’t want to know what happens in the film, you should probably stop reading this […]

comedy

Lockdown Cinema #1 – Tremors (1990)

The first 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? It’s a slow-burn contemplation on the risks/rewards of choosing to isolate oneself away from broader society….and then some giant worm creatures show up and start eating […]

The Coronavirus Lockdown (Filmpocalypse)

Well, this whole Coronavirus thing really sucks. Aside from the ongoing fear of loss of life and economic devastation (you know, those things that really matter) we’re also getting screwed with our 2020 film calendar.  Most studios are taking a pause and putting their major films on ice, delays have already been announced for Black […]