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TMR 031 – Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

Total Movie Recall

Release Date: 07/27/2020

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Total Movie Recall

Ah, the good ole days of passing around R rated spank tapes. This movie is so trashy, it gave Charlie Sheen HIV. (1998) d. Starring: When teen debutante Kelly fails to attract the attention of her hunky guidance counselor, Sam, she cries rape, igniting a scandal that results in his arrest. Sam appeals to Ken, a hack personal-injury lawyer who has never handled a case that couldn't be helped by a prop neck brace. Soon, a second victim, Suzie, comes forward, and Detective Duquette discovers that the unfolding case is far from what it seems. Things discussed in the...

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Total Movie Recall

Remember the innocent 90s, when white directors thought they had the N-word pass for some reason? What do you think their “woke” movie would look like? Probably like this, where the N-word is replaced by horrific rape and Mexican jokes. This proto-edgelord movie was looked at as such a good time romp that it was considered the perfect vehicle to transition from the hit network show ER to the big screen. What a simpler time… From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) d. w.  (story),  (screenplay) Starring: On the run from a bank robbery that left several police officers...

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Total Movie Recall

This week on Total Movie Recall, we try to decide whether this is a charming, unique film about staying true to yourself, or a nightmarish descent into the insanity that comes with living in a barren, desolate landscape like rural Idaho, where the Uncle Ricos of the world keep subterranean dungeons for unsuspecting Debs. This might say more about where our heads are at right now than about this beloved comedy. Napoleon Dynamite (2004) d. w. ,  Starring: In small-town Preston, Idaho, awkward teen Napoleon Dynamite has trouble fitting in. After his grandmother is injured in...

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Total Movie Recall

This week on Total Movie Recall, these two born-insecure honkies break down the seminal Blaxploitation movie of 1975 and do a pathetic job of trying to reconcile its progressive vision of black empowerment with the misogyny of the pimp game. It gets complicated. Dolemite (1975) d. Story by: Starring: Dolemite is released from jail after being wrongfully convicted to take on rival pimp Willie Green, corrupt police officers who framed him and even the mayor! With the help of his friends: Queen Bee (the madame of his brothel), Creeper (the heroin addict Hamburger Pimp), Reverend...

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Total Movie Recall

This week on Total Movie Recall, things get Freudian as they did for every little boy who stared confusedly at Jessica Rabbit and wondered what was happening to them. Handsome, chiseled leading man Bob Hoskins soldiers on in spite of the bleeding ulcer all that booze gave him, and Christopher Lloyd goes to eleven with his unhinged, terrifying performance. Did hentai exist before this movie? Because it sure as hell did after it. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) d. Starring:   Down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant gets hired by cartoon producer R.K. Maroon to investigate...

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Total Movie Recall

This week on Total Movie Recall, we take a hard pivot from all the toxic masculinity of weeks past and Steve shows his gentle, romantic side. Somehow, Ryan makes this about his sad sack heartache but in the end, everybody calms down and moves on with a nice mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. The Princess Bride (1987) d. w. Starring: A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the...

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Total Movie Recall

This week on Total Movie Recall, Ryan stares out the window of his furniture-less modernist home at the endless, uncaring ocean while Steve sleeps on the floor with his hand gripped around his pistol. The pseudo-philosophy of this movie seems deeper than it is because it’s endlessly reflected in all the glass buildings of Michael Mann’s uber-masculine vision. Sure, it may be pretentious, but that’s the point, and if you’ve got a problem with that, I will take you down, because we ain’t exactly doin’ thrill-seeker podcasts with “Born to Lose” tattoos on our chests. (1995) d....

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Total Movie Recall

This week on Total Movie Recall, two white guys talk about hip hop culture in a totally convincing way when they put on their mustard-colored overalls to go to the House Party. Steve, a sentient walking issue of Pitchfork, schools Ryan on the infinite subgenres of hip hop while Ryan, to no one’s surprise, gets a little weepy at touching father-son relationships. House Party (1990) d. Starring:   Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives. Things...

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Total Movie Recall

This week on Total Movie Recall, the pressures of competing at a professional level with all the concussions, cocaine, infidelities, and painkillers almost make Steve request to be traded during the free agency period after he and Ryan bicker about Oliver Stone’s divisive 1999 film, Any Given Sunday. Does Steve’s complete lack of interest in professional sports bring this episode to a screeching halt? Yes. Can you tell who’s writing these summaries yet? Probably. Any Given Sunday (1999) d. Starring: Four years ago, DAmato's (Al Pacino) Miami Sharks were at the top....

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Total Movie Recall

This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve and Ryan discover that there’s actually an antidote to getting punched really, really hard. The cultural divide proves too much for Ryan in this wild, fantastic, hallucinatory Kung Fu epic of many names. The story is incomprehensible, the fights are nonsensical, but Steve still finds it defensible, while Ryan finds the editing reprehensible. There’s no reason for this rhyme. Kung Fu Cult Master (1993) d. ,  Starring: Set during the Yuen Dynasty, many sects compete for possession of the two golden swords which contain the secret to...

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Naked Gun 33 1/3 (1994)

d. Peter Segal
writers: Pat Proft, David Zucker, Robert LoCash

Leslie Nielsen
Priscilla Presley
George Kennedy
O.J. Simpson
Fred Ward
Kathleen Freeman
Anna Nicole Smith

This week on Total Move Recall, Steve holds Ryan's white, cisgendered, ignorant feet to the fire as they revisit and are repulsed by the humor of The Naked Gun 33 & ⅓: The Final Insult.  Steve is appalled by the mainstream sensibilities of 1994 when white men had the right to mock and ridicule whoever they wanted, and Ryan tries to distract people from his antiquated views by talking about his stupid Master's Degree. "Ooh look at me! I'm an educated, patriarchal monster!"

Police Squad Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) is retired and spending time with his new wife, Jane (Priscilla Presley), when he's called back into action by Capt. Ed Hocken (George Kennedy). A terrorist named Rocco (Fred Ward) plans to bomb the Academy Awards ceremony, so Frank goes undercover as Phil Donahue to try and head off disaster. He causes almost as much trouble as he prevents in an Oscar show complete with over-the-top production numbers and numerous celebrity appearances.

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Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham, Elsie FisherJosh HamiltonEmily Robinson)

Booksmart (Olivia Wilde, Emily HalpernSarah Haskins, Kaitlyn DeverBeanie FeldsteinJessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte)

Superbad (Greg Mottola, Seth RogenEvan Goldberg, Michael CeraJonah HillChristopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader)

Blood In, Blood Out , The Principal, Dangerous Minds, The Substitute

Child's Play 3 (Jack Bender, Don Mancini, Justin WhalinPerrey ReevesJeremy Sylvers)

Military School - Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

Hugo Boss nazi uniforms

Leprechaun (Mark Jones, Warwick DavisJennifer AnistonKen Olandt)

Wayne's World (Penelope Spheeris, Mike MyersDana CarveyRob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle,

Midnight Run (Martin Brest, Robert De NiroCharles GrodinYaphet Kotto)

Heat (Michael Mann, Al PacinoRobert De NiroVal Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd)

King of the Hill (Greg DanielsMike Judge, Kathy NajimyPamela Adlon, Brittany Murphy)

Midsommar (Ari Aster, Florence PughJack ReynorVilhelm Blomgren)

Psychedelic horror as a genre

Hereditary (Ari Aster, Toni ColletteMilly ShapiroGabriel Byrne)

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (Donick Cary, Nick OffermanStingASAP Rocky, Bill Kreutzmann, Rosie Perez, Reggie Watts, Will Forte, David Cross, Carrie Fisher, Natasha Lyonne, Anthony Bourdain, Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Adam Horovitz, Adam Scott and a ton more)

Ketamine for therapy and recreation

The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Scott AlexanderLarry KaraszewskiTom Rob Smith, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer, John Travolta)

1992 L.A. Riot

The O.J. Simpson Trial and the beginning of the Kardashians

Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves)

Kentucky Fried Movie (John Landis, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Evan C. KimBong Soo HanBill Bixby)

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Fred Willard R.I.P.

The Towering Inferno (John Guillermin, Paul NewmanSteve McQueenWilliam Holden)

The Untouchables / Battleship Potemkin baby carriage on stairs scenes

Vanna White & Weird Al Yankovic

Priscilla Presley & Elvis, The Colonel, Chuck Norris

Are sperm banks real?

Rambo (Ted Kotcheff, Sylvester StalloneBrian DennehyRichard Crenna)

Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, Chris FarleyDavid SpadeBrian Dennehy )

Coming to America (John Landis, Eddie MurphyPaul BatesGarcelle Beauvais)

Dumb and Dumber (Peter FarrellyBobby Farrelly, Jim CarreyJeff DanielsLauren Holly)

Something About Mary (Bobby FarrellyPeter Farrelly, Cameron DiazMatt DillonBen Stiller)

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Bad Boys (Michael Bay, Will SmithMartin LawrenceLisa Boyle)

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Team America: World Police (Trey ParkerMatt Stone, Elle Russ)

Next week: The Fly (1986)