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EP#44 - Bad Boys SPECIAL - Retro Ramble Movie Podcast

Retro Ramble

Release Date: 01/16/2020

EP#102: Innerspace (1987) show art EP#102: Innerspace (1987)

Retro Ramble

In this month's episode, Charlie and George shrink themselves down to microscopic size to venture into the sci-fi comedy territory that is Innerspace! The brothers are back in the 1980s to revisit the Joe Dante-directed, Spielberg-produced cult classic!  It's a nostalgic look back where they discuss everything from the serious spy movie origins to last-minute casting, impressive special effects, and some inspired improv!   What are your thoughts on Innerspace? Let us know in the comments!   Interested to find out what Charlie & George think of more recent...

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EP100 - Christmas Vacation 1989 show art EP100 - Christmas Vacation 1989

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We finally did it! Our 100th episode!  It's a big occasion for such a significant number, firstly, it's Christmas and we're covering family favourite, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation from 1989!   Secondly, we are joined by two special guests, John and James Glendinning, our oldest friends and first neighbours!  Their names have cropped up in a lot of previous episodes, as many of the films we've covered were introduced to us by the Glendinnings - so you could say they were part of Retro Ramble's origins!    We discuss Christmas traditions, dealing with...

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EP#99 - Review of 2022 show art EP#99 - Review of 2022

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It is December and with the end of the year upon us Charlie and George have as usual taken a look back at all the juicy (and not so juicy) releases 2022 has offered.  As the world and more specifically the movie release calendar continues to recover from the pandemic this year sees more traffic coming via streaming services than cinema releases.  We should stress that many of the big hits have already been covered in Recent Ramble episodes available on our Patreon channel so if you'd like a longer look at titles such as Top Gun: Maverick, Prey, The Gray Man etc, be sure to head over...

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EP97 - Willow (1988) show art EP97 - Willow (1988)

Retro Ramble

To celebrate the release of the new Willow series on Disney+, George and Charlie take a Retro Ramble on the original 1988 classic. The brothers revisit the 80s fantasy classic and cover everything from the team-up of Ron Howard and George Lucas, to the similarities with that OTHER Lucas franchise and of course, the crazy sex parties that may have occurred, just ask Ron Howard..... Not sure if the new series is for you? Can't remember the original? Then be sure to check out and PLEASE SHARE with like-minded folk! Retro Ramble 2022

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EP97 - Willow (1988) show art EP97 - Willow (1988)

Retro Ramble

In this month's episode and to celebrate the release of the new Willow series on Disney+, George and Charlie took a Retro Ramble on the original 1988 classic. The brothers revisit the 80s fantasy classic and cover everything from the team up of Ron Howard and George Lucas, to the similarities with that OTHER Lucas franchise and of course the crazy sex parties that occur when you get enough "Little People" together in the same location, just ask Ron Howard. Not sure if the new series is for you? Can't remember the original? Then be sure to check out and PLEASE SHARE with like minded folk! Retro...

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EP95 The Crow 1994 show art EP95 The Crow 1994

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George are heading to a dark and rainy Detroit to revisit the gothic cult classic, The Crow. They discuss the film's comic book origins as well as it's troubled and ultimately tragic production. They also cover the film's legacy with many, many suspicious spin-offs and a long gestating remake.   What are you waiting for? Fire it up, fire it up!!    

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EP93 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan show art EP93 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George boldly go where plenty of other podcasts have been, they review Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan!  It's the film's 40th anniversary and the first time they've ventured into Trek-territory, fortunately, they're not alone as they're joined by author, animator and Star Trek fan, Niel Bushnell!   Expect discussions of why the film is such a beloved entry in the franchise, cost-cutting cinematic trickery, that ending and fond memories of a limited Betamax collection!   It was a pleasure to have Niel on the pod, we encourage you to...

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EP91 Broken Arrow 1996 show art EP91 Broken Arrow 1996

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George fly to Utah in their stealth jet (they were big in the 90s) to review John Woo's Broken Arrow!  The brothers discuss slo-mo, Hans Zimmer, exploding helicopters and John Travolta devouring the gorgeous scenery in the first of his many OTT villains.   For extra episodes, why not check out our Patreon channel? 

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EP89 - Masters Of The Universe (1987) show art EP89 - Masters Of The Universe (1987)

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George are off to Eternia (but only briefly for budget reasons) to review the cult curiosity that is Masters of The Universe! It's a nostalgic trip back as the brothers reminisce about the toys and one of George's first cinema outings! They discuss how the toyline behemoth became one of Cannon Film's most expensive productions, as well as casting, creative accounting and liberally borrowing from bigger (and better) blockbusters.   There's plenty to discuss in Suspicious Spin Offs, from aborted sequels to faltering reboots.    Good...

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EP#87 Gladiator 2000 - Retro Ramble Movie Podcast show art EP#87 Gladiator 2000 - Retro Ramble Movie Podcast

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George head back to ancient Rome (via the Millenium), for the star-studded, action-packed, swords and sandals epic, Gladiator!   They discuss the film's troubled production, effective use of CGI and the film's impact on DVD. There's also alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda, discussions on a (still in development) sequel and the impact on the genre as a whole in the following decades.   Are you not entertained? Let us know on our social channels!   Looking for more Ramblings? Why not check out our Patreon channel for bonus...

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In this month's episode, stuff's about to get real, as Charlie and George head to Miami like a couple of Bad Boys. That's right, with the imminent release of belated sequel Bad Boys For Life, the brothers McGhee are channelling their Michael Bay excesses to look back at Bad Boys aaaand Bad Boys 2!

From the franchise's surprising origins to some amazing 90s fashion, bromantic chemistry and the very best (and worst) that director Michael Bay has to offer....(cleavage, explosions and cleavage explosions)

There's also the monthly feature of Coulda Woulda Shoulda and a Special Suspicious Spin-Off where Charlie and George talk about what they hope to see in Bad Boys For Life.