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Total Movie Recall

Release Date: 09/28/2020

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Total Movie Recall

This week on Total Movie Recall, we go to the suck. Steve develops a thousand yard stare reserved for veterans of nightmare wars and mediocre podcasts. Ryan chalks up another point in the Irresponsible Father column, reflecting on his father’s prudent decision to let him watch this vision of insanity at a tender age yet again. If you listen to this episode, you can go to my house and fornicate with my sister. Full Metal Jacket (1987) d. w. based on his novel Starring: as as as as as as as Stanley Kubrick's take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis,...

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This week on Total Movie Recall, we watch the first Manic Pixie Dream Girl ever on screen, who is not a girl at all, but is most decidedly a woman. It’s the perfect post-2020 movie, and not just because of the constant suicides. It’s twee and precious and we absolutely loved it. Harold & Maude (1971) d. w. Music by: Starring: Cult classic pairs Cort as a dead-pan disillusioned 20-year-old obsessed with suicide and a loveable Gordon as a fun-loving 80-year-old eccentric. They meet at a funeral, and develop a taboo romantic relationship, in which they explore the tired...

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Total Movie Recall

This week on Total Movie Recall, we learn that while some stories never end, mothers do, and that’s the beginning of how a serial killer is made in this unflinching look inside the mind of one disturbed little boy. Hang in there with us, listen to this, and watch it again and try to tell us you didn’t witness a psychotic break as this poor boy retreats inside the dark fantasies of his mind. The Neverending Story (1984) d. w. ,  Music by  Starring: as Atreyu as Bastian as The Childlike Empress as Teeny Weeny On his way to school, Bastian ducks into a bookstore to...

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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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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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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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This week on Total Movie Recall, Ryan takes us on a journey through time and memory to show us his origins as a film-lover, a man, and, lo, a human. Sure, he could have said his favorite movie was some snooty, intellectual piece of New Hollywood cinema, but that would be a lie. It’s a VHS that his father got him as part of a $5.99 Big Mac giveaway at McDonald’s, and he was never the same. He makes himself vulnerable before you, and of course, Steve makes him regret it.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

d. Steven Spielberg
w. Jeffrey Boam (screenplay), George Lucas & Menno Meyjes (story)

Harrison Ford 
Sean Connery
Alison Doody
Denholm Elliott
John Rhys-Davies
River Phoenix

The intrepid explorer Indiana Jones sets out to rescue his father, a medievalist who has vanished while searching for the Holy Grail. Following clues in the old man's notebook, Indy arrives in Venice, where he enlists the help of a beautiful academic, but they are not the only ones who are on the trail, and some sinister old enemies soon come out of the woodwork.

Things discussed in the show:

What it means to be a man.

Avatar The Last Airbender, season 3 (Michael Dante DiMartinoBryan Konietzko, Zach TylerJack De SenaDee Bradley Baker, Dave Filoni, Lauren MacMullan, Mae Whitman, Dante Basco, Michaela Jill Murphy)

The Last Airbender (M. Night Shyamalan, Noah RingerNicola PeltzJackson Rathbone)

Alien RPG / Dungeons & Dragons

Call of Cthulhu video game

H.P. Lovecraft

Alien (Ridley Scott, Dan O'Bannon, Sigourney WeaverTom SkerrittJohn Hurt)

Aliens (James Cameron, Sigourney WeaverMichael BiehnCarrie Henn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein)

Alien 3 (David Fincher, Sigourney WeaverCharles S. DuttonCharles Dance)

Terminator 2 Judgement Day (James CameronWilliam Wisher, Arnold SchwarzeneggerLinda HamiltonEdward Furlong)

Avatar (James Cameron, Sam WorthingtonZoe SaldanaSigourney Weaver)

The Abyss (James Cameron, Ed HarrisMary Elizabeth MastrantonioMichael Biehn)

Titanic (James Cameron, Leonardo DiCaprioKate WinsletBilly Zane)

FernGully The Last Rainforest (Bill Kroyer, Samantha MathisChristian SlaterRobin Williams)

Tombstone (George P. CosmatosKevin Jarre, Kurt RussellVal KilmerSam Elliott)

City of Lost Children (Marc CaroJean-Pierre Jeunet, Ron PerlmanDaniel EmilforkJudith Vittet)

Dark City (Alex Proyas, Rufus SewellKiefer SutherlandJennifer Connelly)


Star Wars The Last Jedi (Rian JohnsonGeorge Lucas, Daisy RidleyJohn BoyegaMark Hamill)

Alien Isolation - 2014 survival horror video game

Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, Lawrence KasdanGeorge Lucas, Harrison FordKaren AllenPaul Freeman)

Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey BoamGeorge Lucas, Harrison FordSean ConneryAlison Doody)

The Holy Grail

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

James Bond

Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug, Alicia VikanderDominic WestWalton Goggins)

Gunga Din (George Stevens, Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, Cary GrantJoan FontaineVictor McLaglen)

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, Humphrey BogartWalter HustonTim Holt)

"It belongs in a museum."

John Williams Oscars

Don "Magic" Juan

Museum controversy / Repatriation of cultural heritage / stolen artifacts

Iraq war / ancient sites ISIS has damaged and destroyed

River and Joaquin Phoenix and the Children of God Cult, flirty fishing

Stand By Me (Rob Reiner, Stephen KingRaynold Gideon, Wil WheatonRiver PhoenixCorey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland)

My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, River PhoenixKeanu ReevesJames Russo, Flea, Udo Kier)

River Phoenix's band Aleka's Attic

Cross of the Coronado

Indiana Jones body count is 2,706

Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword

A View to a Kill (John Glen, Roger MooreChristopher WalkenTanya Roberts)


E.T. The Extra Terestrial (Steven Spielberg, Melissa Mathison, Henry ThomasDrew BarrymorePeter Coyote)

Yale's secret nazi alumni

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg, David KoeppGeorge Lucas, Harrison FordCate BlanchettShia LaBeouf)

The Monkey King

The Forbidden Kingdom (Rob Minkoff, John Fusco, Jackie ChanJet LiMichael Angarano)

Heinrich Himmler, the Nazi obsession with the occult, his obsession with Arthurian Legend, the SS as a cult, and his plan to find a more Norse religion to replace Christianity.

Munich (Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, Eric Roth, Eric BanaDaniel CraigMarie-Josée Croze)

Stunts in Mission Impossible, Fast and the Furious, Marvel films, Mad Max Fury Road and John Wick

Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, Robert Rodat, Tom HanksMatt DamonTom Sizemore, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Ted Danson, Paul Giamatti)


Shriners Chick Tract - dying fez with the blood of Christians and the worship of Baphomet

"A bad penny always shows up." superstition

Big Black - Bad Penny (Steve Albini)

Fight Club (David Fincher, Chuck Palahniuk, Brad PittEdward NortonMeat Loaf, Helena Bonham Carter)

Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, John Milius, Martin SheenMarlon BrandoRobert Duvall)

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