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EP51- Weird Science 1985 Retro Ramble Movie Podcast

Retro Ramble

Release Date: 07/21/2020

EP120 - The Thing (1982) show art EP120 - The Thing (1982)

Retro Ramble

In this month's episode, Charlie and George head to Antarctica to discuss the horror classic, John Carpenter's The Thing.    This film has been on the Retro Ramble hitlist since the podcast started, and it's one of the few horror films the brothers are happy to revisit! During the episode, they delve into the film's origins, its haunting Morricone score, Rob Bottin's ground-breaking practical effects, and several Suspicious Spin-Offs!   Listeners can expect a healthy dose of paranoia, bad impressions, and lots of fawning over the film's star, Kurt Russell.    If you're...

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EP#118 - The Last Boy Scout (1991) show art EP#118 - The Last Boy Scout (1991)

Retro Ramble

In this month's episode, Charlie and George are back in sweaty LA with a slick slice of early nineties action with The Last Boy Scout! Brought to us by a holy action quartet of star Bruce Willis, writer Shane Black, producer Joel Silver and director Tony Scott - explosive action (on and behind the camera) is guaranteed! We dive deep into this film's production and share some juicy behind-the-scenes facts. Plus, in our "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" segment, we'll be discussing some alternative casting choices that could have made this movie very different! But it's not all about our thoughts - we...

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EP#116: Octopussy Vs Never Say Never Again show art EP#116: Octopussy Vs Never Say Never Again

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George are donning their tuxedos to celebrate the 40th anniversary of two competing Bond films, Octopussy and Never Say Never Again! Both Sir Roger and Sir Sean are back, and the brothers McGhee are excited to enjoy their company. The episode features a behind-the-scenes discussion regarding the complicated ownership of James Bond rights in cinema, dating back decades. The hosts also compare the strengths and weaknesses of both films, including casting choices and production values. As always, expect a plethora of bad impressions! Further reading As...

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EP#114: X-Men 2000 show art EP#114: X-Men 2000

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In this month's episode Charlie and George slip on the black leather jumpsuits for some naughties comic book action, let's talk about X-Men!    Looking back at the original film (of a 13 film franchise) years before the birth of the MCU, there's much to discuss.From the film's long development, script challenges, budget constraints and behind the scenes drama*    As usual there's alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda and plenty of Ian McKellen impressions.   *For more insight to the drama here's the Hollywood Reporter article referenced in the episode ...

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EP#112 - Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade show art EP#112 - Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George go in search of The Holy Grail, as they saddle up to review Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade! As Indy's fifth and final adventure is released in cinemas, the McGhee boys revisit the original closing chapter of the action adventure saga! They talk the crazy early scripts (possibly including monkeys and biomechanical Nazis) alternative casting, practical effects and stunning stunts!    Need more Retro Ramble in your lives? Why not check out our patreon channel for bonus episodes, including our latest release covering our favourite 80's...

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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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In this month's episode, Charlie and George strap bras on their heads and power up their super-computer to create some Weird Science! That's right, they're travelling back to 1985 to revisit the John Hughes' teen comedy with Hughes-muse Anthony Michael Hall and the lovely Kelly Le Brock 
 
The brothers talk about the film's origins (amidst John Hughes' packed schedule), questionable technology, eye-watering 80's fashion and an array of villains you love to hate, including the late, great Bill Paxton and one Robert Downey Jr (before he added the Jr)!
 
As per usual, there's alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda whilst Special Features has the boys discuss TV spin-offs and the chances of a remake with today's gender politics...