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EP51- Weird Science 1985 Retro Ramble Movie Podcast

Retro Ramble

Release Date: 07/21/2020

EP#74 - Scream (1996) - Retro Ramble Movie Podcast show art EP#74 - Scream (1996) - Retro Ramble Movie Podcast

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George head to Woodsboro to watch a scary movie, namely the original Scream! The boys revisit the late nineties horror which gave the genre a much-needed shock. Along the way, there's casting shake-ups in Coulda Woulda Shoulda, a brief discussion on the new wave of the horror films that followed and of course, some bad impressions

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EP#73_Trading Places (1983) Retro Ramble Movie Podcast show art EP#73_Trading Places (1983) Retro Ramble Movie Podcast

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In this month's festive special, Charlie and George head to Philadelphia to review classic comedy, Trading Places! The film is McGhee family favourite and as such, the brothers are joined by their dad, Ray McGhee, aka Ray Ray, in his first podcast appearance! They discuss the films origins, controversial casting and their favourite comedies of the 1980's. As usual, there's alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda, some strong language and the odd bad impression.

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EP71 - Rocky IV (1985) Retro Ramble show art EP71 - Rocky IV (1985) Retro Ramble

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George head out to the Russian wilderness to train for the fight that could end the Cold War - yes, it's time to revisit Rocky IV! As Sylvester Stallone's director cut Rocky vs Drago is released, the brothers revisit the original cut of the biggest Rocky film to see why it's so beloved by many. From casting Dolph Lundgren, real ringside rumbles, the power of a montage (or two or three) and the various screen appearances of SICO aka Paulie's robot girlfriend.

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In this month's episode, it's time for another Halloween special, with Charlie and George heading from the Yorkshire Moors to revisit An American Werewolf in London! In celebration of the horror comedy's 40th anniversary, the brothers discuss 80s London, some very surreal nightmare sequences and  groundbreaking make up and special effects! As usual there's some alternate casting in coulda woulda shoulda as well as Suspicious Spin Offs. But remember, beware the moon, stick to the road and stay off the Moor

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EP68: Commando (1985) - Retro Ramble Movie Podcast show art EP68: Commando (1985) - Retro Ramble Movie Podcast

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George slap on the war paint and suit up for cult classic Arnie actioner - Commando! The boys cover the film's more grounded origins before discussing how it would go on to create the Arnie Action Formula, as well as competing with Stallone and Rambo First Blood Part 2. There's also chat about a certain flamboyant villain of the film and his questionable relationship to Matrix...

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In this month's podcast special, Charlie and George get nasty and talk villains with author, podcaster and filmmaker, Timon Singh!

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In this month's episode, it's time for a Recent Ramble double feature with Charlie and George discussing some two new streaming releases! First up is JCVD in Netflix's action-comedy The Last Mercenary. Is it a triumphant return for The Muscles From Brussels? Can he bring the action and the comedy? Next up is time loop actioner Boss Level from Joe Carnahan and action star Frank Grillo. Does the film deliver on it's John Wick meets Groundhog Day premise? How long does Frank Grillo spend on his hair?

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EP#65 - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) show art EP#65 - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

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This month Charlie and George take a trip back to the 12th century to discuss one of the 1991's biggest blockbusters - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves! To celebrate the film's 30th anniversary - the brothers discuss everything from magnificent mullets, dodgy accents, even dodgier geography, fantastic villains and bloody Bryan Adams! There's production chat, covering competing Robin Hood projects, Kevin Costner's hot-streak, rewrites and last-minute edits.

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George travel back to 2001 (a quarter-mile at a time) to discuss The Fast and The Furious!

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EP#63 - Mortal Kombat (2021) show art EP#63 - Mortal Kombat (2021)

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Time for another Recent Ramble and this time the Brothers McGhee return to the Netherrealm to discuss Mortal Kombat 2021! Charlie and George tackle Hollywood's latest attempt at adapting the game franchise and kompare it against the original 1995 film (which they rambled about in Episode 46). They try and keep spoilers to a minimum whilst talking highlights, lowlights and the biggest topic of all - does the film contains enough techno music?! Enjoy and please share!

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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...