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TMR 043 – Aladdin (1992)

Total Movie Recall

Release Date: 10/19/2020

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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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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, 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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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, 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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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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This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve and Ryan offend approximately 1/7th of the world’s population, which has historically gone very well. Ryan’s love of fairy tale settings don’t truck with Steve, who favors Disney’s gritty, street-level crime drama Aladdin. Ryan gets vulnerable about the deterioration of his mental health in this dumpster fire world we have, and Steve, ever a good man and a good friend, reaches out. We encourage you to reach out too. Because everything sucks right now, and you need to connect with your fellow humans to survive. Also, this is the worst Disney princess ever.

Aladdin (1992) - Disney

d. Ron ClementsJohn Musker

Starring:
Scott Weinger
Robin Williams
Linda Larkin
Jonathan Freeman
Gilbert Gottfried

When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil has other plans for the lamp -- and for Princess Jasmine. But can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn't quite what he appears to be?

Things discussed in the show:

Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan (Vice documentary)

1,001 Arabian Nights (book)

Freund, Yung and The Godhead

The Kenosha shooting

Crawl (Alexandre Aja, Michael RasmussenShawn Rasmussen, Kaya ScodelarioBarry PepperMorfydd Clark, Sam Raimi)

The Hills Have Eyes - 2006 (Alexandre Aja, Wes Craven, Ted LevineKathleen QuinlanDan Byrd)

The Hills Have Eyes - 1977 (Wes Craven, Suze Lanier-BramlettRobert HoustonMartin Speer)

High Tension (Alexandre AjaGrégory Levasseur, Cécile de FranceMaïwennPhilippe Nahon)

Jaws (Steven Spielberg, Peter BenchleyCarl Gottlieb, Roy ScheiderRobert ShawRichard Dreyfuss)

What is genius?

The Founder (McDonald's, John Lee Hancock, Robert Siegel, Michael KeatonNick OffermanJohn Carroll Lynch)

The Social Network (David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Ben Mezrich (book), Jesse EisenbergAndrew GarfieldJustin Timberlake)

The Last Dance (The Chicago Bulls, Jason Hehir, Phil JacksonMichael JordanDavid Aldridge, Scottie Pippen, John Paxson, Bill Wennington, B.J. Armstrong, Dennis Rodman, Bill Cartwright, Horace Grant, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Barack Obama, Carmen Electra)

The Sandlot

Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle, Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Walter Isaacson (book), Michael FassbenderKate WinsletSeth Rogen, Jeff Daniels)

Silicon Valley (John AltschulerMike JudgeDave Krinsky, Thomas MiddleditchT.J. MillerJosh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Amanda Crew, Zach Woods)

Babylon Berlin (Henk HandloegtenTom TykwerAchim von Borries, Volker BruchLiv Lisa FriesLeonie Benesch)

Cabaret (Bob Fosse, Joe Masteroff, Liza MinnelliMichael YorkHelmut Griem)

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Wesley Willis - "Rock n Roll McDonald's

Slapshot (George Roy Hill, Nancy Dowd, Paul NewmanMichael OntkeanStrother Martin)

Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball (video game, Super Nintendo, Super NES)

Harley Quinn (DC Comics, The Joker, Poison Ivy, Arkham Asylum, Bane, Legion of Doom, Batman, Commissioner Gordon, Robin, Clayface, King Shark, Justin HalpernDean LoreyPatrick Schumacker, Kaley CuocoLake BellAlan Tudyk)

Birds of Prey (Cathy Yan, Christina HodsonPaul Dini, Margot RobbieRosie PerezMary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett, Ewan McGregor, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong)

The Tick - 1994 (Ben Edlund, Townsend ColemanMicky DolenzRob Paulsen)

The Venture Bros. (Christopher McCulloch, James UrbaniakDoc Hammer)

Batman: the Animated Series (Bob KaneEric RadomskiBruce Timm, Kevin ConroyLoren LesterEfrem Zimbalist Jr.)

The Little Mermaid (Ron ClementsJohn Musker, Jodi BensonSamuel E. WrightRene Auberjonois)

Beauty and the Beast (Gary TrousdaleKirk Wise, Paige O'HaraRobby BensonJesse Corti)

The Lion King (Roger AllersRob Minkoff, Matthew BroderickJeremy IronsJames Earl Jones)

The Fox and the Hound (Ted BermanRichard Rich, Mickey RooneyKurt RussellPearl Bailey)

The Rescuers (John LounsberyWolfgang Reitherman, Bob NewhartEva GaborGeraldine Page)

The Jungle Book (Wolfgang ReithermanJames Algar, Phil HarrisSebastian CabotLouis Prima)

Bluebeard's Wives

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (William CottrellDavid Hand, Adriana CaselottiHarry StockwellLucille La Verne)

Ratatouille (Brad BirdJan Pinkava, Brad GarrettLou RomanoPatton Oswalt)

Peter Pan (Clyde GeronimiWilfred Jackson, Bobby DriscollKathryn BeaumontHans Conried)

Toy Story (John Lasseter, Tom HanksTim AllenDon Rickles, Jim Varney,

Genie impressions (Ed Sullivan, Arsenio Hall, Peter Lorre, Groucho Marx, Robert De Niro, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rodney Dangerfield, Jack Nicholson)

Next week: The Willies