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Episode 26 - RECENT Ramble - Sept 2018

Retro Ramble

Release Date: 09/25/2018

EP128 - Drop Zone vs Terminal Velocity show art EP128 - Drop Zone vs Terminal Velocity

Retro Ramble

1994 gave us not one, but two skydiving action thrillers, so Charlie and George thought it was only fair to revisit, review and compare both Drop Zone and Terminal Velocity.    It's Wesley Snipes vs Charlie Sheen. It's Gary B (that's Busey) vs the KG - Used to Be. There can only be one victor, but who are the boys backing? The results may surprise you!   Need more 90s action in your ears? Why not check out our Sudden Death review, recently available exclusively on our Patreon channel,    Need more 90 skydiving action in your ears - why not check out our Point Break...

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EP126: Remembering Carl Weathers show art EP126: Remembering Carl Weathers

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In this episode Charlie and George pay tribute to the actor Carl Weathers who sadly passed away. The boys remember the actor through the iconic roles he played during his career.

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EP#125 Labyrinth 1986 show art EP#125 Labyrinth 1986

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Charlie and George navigate Jim Henson's Labyrinth for a slice of 1980s kid's fantasy nostalgia! There's much to discuss, from the script development, the music and ground-breaking puppetry but mostly the majestic and much-missed, David Bowie's Goblin King, Jareth!   Be prepared for lots of bad Bowie impressions!

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EP#123: Scrooged (1988) show art EP#123: Scrooged (1988)

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Charlie and George discover the true meaning of Christmas, with Scrooged! They're back in Richard Donner country, with the festive favourite that lured back Bill Murray to acting after an absence of several years!   In a bit of a twist on Coulda Woulda Shoulda feature, we discuss the other big films from 1988 that Murray passed on to make this film - some are very surprising!   So download, get comfy and have a listen - Yule love it!   Merry Christmas!   Retro Ramble 2023

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EP122 - Kill Bill Special with Andy Hughes show art EP122 - Kill Bill Special with Andy Hughes

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Charlie and George are joined by returning guest Andy Hughes to discuss 20 years of Kill Bill! To celebrate they are revisiting "the whole bloody affair", which means both volumes 1 & 2!   It's a bumper episode taking in first memories, soundtracks, iconic anime, elaborate fight choreography and a brief overview of all things Tarantino.   There's also alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda, alternate cuts and mooted sequels/spin offs.    Retro Ramble 2023      

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

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Charlie and George head to Antarctica to discuss the horror classic, John Carpenter's The Thing.    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, poor impressions, and fawning over Kurt Russell.    If you're in the mood for more John Carpenter spookiness, make sure to check out their thoughts on Halloween (1978) and They Live! (1988) over on their Patreon channel at .

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

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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 want to hear from you too!...

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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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Charlie and George don their tuxedos to celebrate the 40th anniversary of two competing Bond films, Octopussy and Never Say Never Again!  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 discussed in the episode, we recommend all Bond fans check out the following books, which massively helped our research:  

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

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Charlie and George slip on the black leather jumpsuits for some naughties comic book action, X-Men!  The first of a 13 film franchise and years before the birth of the MCU, there's much to discuss - years in 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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EP112 - Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade show art EP112 - Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade

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Charlie and George go in search of The Holy Grail, as they saddle up to review Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade! With Indy's fifth and final adventure 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! Retro Ramble 2023

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More Episodes

In this month's Recent Ramble, Charlie and George round up of the remaining summer blockbusters (all sequels) - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Equalizer 2, Incredibles 2 and Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

On the smaller screen, George ponders whether the new Netflix show Lost in Space is worth a watch and Charlie bigs up latest series of Better Call Saul, Money Heist and Jack Ryan. In Gaming, Charlie shares his love of web-slinging in the new Spider-man PS4 game and some of the recent beta launches he's taken part in.
 
Too recent for you? Don't worry, Retro Ramble will return very soon & very limber with a Jean Claude Van Damme 2-for-1 sandwich where we will be reviewing both the 1980s classic Bloodsport and 1990s Slo-Mo-Mullet-Dove-Fest that is Hard Target! Get stretching, there will be leg-splits!