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Episode 18 - RECENT Ramble - Ready Player One (2018)

Retro Ramble

Release Date: 04/12/2018

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George travel back to 1993 (or is it 1881?) and saddle up for their first western, the action and actor-packed, Tombstone!    They discuss the film's troubled production, including ghost directors, alternate casting and the rivalry with a similar project headed by one Kevin Costner. They also discuss the massive star-studded cast, real moustaches and delve into what actually happened at the OK Corral!   Further reading - the True West article that is referenced can be found here - 

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In this month's special - it's a tribute to the late Ivan Reitman, with two comedy classics starring our good friend Arnie - it's Twins and Kindergarten Cop! The brothers go into detail on the production background of both films, revealing how one became Arnie's most profitable film! There's also time for alternative casting, suspicious spin-offs, ferret trivia and enough Arnie impressions to give you a headache (not a tumour)!   Need more Retro Ramble in your life/ears? Why not check out our Patreon page, where you can get a bonus episode each month for the price of a coffee! ...

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In this month's episode, Charlie and George beam back to 1996 to tackle one of the biggest blockbusters of the 90s - it's Independence Day!   With Roland Emmerich trying to destroy the Earth (yet again) in his latest disaster flick, Moonfall, the boys thought it apt to revisit his biggest hit.   They talk controversial casting, novelization tie-ins, and the most pressing question; who would win a squint off between Robert Loggia and Bill Pullman?!   Do you need more Retro Ramble in your life? Why not check out our Patreon channel? With just a small amount of support, you...

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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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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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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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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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In a world of shared universes.... Charlie and George take a break from the RETRO films of their youth to unleash.... RECENT Ramble!

A podcast dedicated to all things...well recent from movies, streaming, books and gaming.

In this first RECENT episode, they review the Spielberg sci-fi nostalgia fest that is Ready Player One.
 
They also take time to discuss other things they've been consuming whether it be Amazon Prime's American Gods, Netflix's Annihilation, the little seen sci-fi gem Snowpiercer, the latest DLC content for GTA 5, or even the latest Alan Partridge book.

WARNING: Contains mild yet necessary swearing and mostly bad impressions.