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EP#34 Speed 1994

Retro Ramble

Release Date: 04/19/2019

EP134-Who Framed Roger Rabbit show art EP134-Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Retro Ramble

Charlie and George are reviewing "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and are joined by special guest Em from the Verbal Diorama Podcast!  They cover everything from the source novel, early tests, animation challenges and that good old Spielberg and Zemeckis magic!   Em's passion for animation and movies in general made her a great guest. Listeners should check out her podcast with over 200 episodes on various film genres!

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EP#131: Congo (1995) show art EP#131: Congo (1995)

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Charlie & George travel to the dangerous jungles of Central Africa to tackle cult 90s blockbuster oddity, Congo! It has all the ingredients for a blockbuster: based on a Michael Crichton novel, from the makers of Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park, creature effects by the late Stan Winston, and a diverse cast including a scenery (and sesame cake) devouring Tim Curry - but is it successful? Tune in to find out!   Retro Ramble 2024

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EP#129: The Terminator (1984) show art EP#129: The Terminator (1984)

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Charlie and George travel back in time "about 40 years" to finally get around reviewing 1980s classic, The Terminator!    A huge film for the brothers and many others, it's a deep dive into the low budget thriller that started a franchise, that likes it protagonist, cannot be stopped!   One of the most important films of the decade, it made Arnold Schwarzenegger a bonafide star and introduced the world to James Cameron, the most successful director of all time! 

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

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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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