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EP#48 - Under Siege (1992)

Retro Ramble

Release Date: 04/17/2020

EP#110 - Beverly Hills Cop (1984) show art EP#110 - Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George head from grimy Detroit to sunny Los Angeles, that's right, we're finally reviewing Beverly Hills Cop!   The brothers discuss everything from it's more serious origins, Eddie Murphy's rise to stardom and the villains you love to hate! There's also some very interesting alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda and the usual bad impressions!   Sit back, enjoy, maybe make yourself an espresso with a little lemon twist?   Retro Ramble 2023

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EP#108: Superman Zodcast Special show art EP#108: Superman Zodcast Special

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George are willing to believe a man will fly - with a podcast special on Superman The Movie and Superman 2!   The films had a big effect on the Brothers McGhee growing up and as it's the Man of Steel's 85th anniversary (and 45th anniversary of the first movie) it felt the right time to revisit the classic comic book epics!   There's a whole lotta Superchat to get through, gigantic scripts, creative accounting, crazy casting, location changes, and plenty of behind the scenes drama!   The lengthy chat only covers the theatrical cuts...

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EP#106: The Running Man (1987) show art EP#106: The Running Man (1987)

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In this month's episode...it's time to start running! That's right, it's Retro Ramble's "Annual Arnie", with Charlie and George talking all about The Running Man! They cover everything from the Stephen King source novel, multiple directors, tight budgets and some alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda! Are you ready for pain? Are you ready for suffering? lf the answer is yes, then you're ready to listen to this episode! Retro Ramble 2023

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EP#104 - Armageddon 1998 show art EP#104 - Armageddon 1998

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George are off to drill into to an asteroid the size of Texas for some absolute Bay-hem, it's time for Armageddon! They discuss it's origins, it's fierce competition with Deep Impact (and Godzilla), Ben Affleck's teeth and the usefulness of miniguns in space!   There's regular features Suspicious Spin offs, and alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda and the usual bad impressions.    Basically, it's the worst parts of the Bible...    Enjoy Retro Ramble? Then please leave a review or spread the word!   Want more? Why...

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

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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)

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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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In this months episode, Charlie and George board the USS Missouri, to find themselves Under Siege! For the first time, they'll be covering the work of the legend Akido master, part-time sheriff, sometime jazz-man, Mr Steven Seagal.

The Brothers McGhee discuss Seagal's career, ponytail and Hollywood ambitions and delve into what makes Under Siege, the action star's best received film. There's talk of some classic 90's action exposition, Die Hard cliches and great casting from the superbly villainous Tommy Lee Jones,  Gary Busey, and Colm Meaney (being all meany) as well as the reassuring authority of Dale Dye - you know, that guy with the grey hair that's in a lot of military films?
 
As per usual, there's production trivia, alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda and  for Special Features, they'll be venturing into dark territory to discuss the film's sequel; Under Siege 2.... Dark Territory!