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Total Movie Recall

Release Date: 01/24/2021

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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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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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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, 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, 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. Oliver Stone

Al Pacino
Dennis Quaid
Cameron Diaz
James Woods
Jamie Foxx
LL Cool J
Matthew Modine
Jim Brown
Lawrence Taylor
Bill Bellamy
Aaron Eckhart
Elizabeth Berkley
Charlton Heston

Four years ago, DAmato's (Al Pacino) Miami Sharks were at the top. Now, his team is struggling with three consecutive losses, sliding attendance, and aging heroes, particularly 39-year-old quarterback Jack "Cap" Rooney (Dennis Quaid). Off the field, DAmato is struggling with a failed marriage and estranged children, and is on a collision course with Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz), the young president/co-owner of the Sharks organization.

Things discussed in the show:

Platoon (Oliver Stone, Charlie SheenTom BerengerWillem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Depp)

Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino, Woody HarrelsonJuliette LewisTom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield, Tommy Lee Jones)

His House (Remi Weekes, Sope DirisuWunmi MosakuMalaika Wakoli-Abigaba)


The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, Essie DavisNoah WisemanDaniel Henshall)

People Under the Stairs

Us (Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong'oWinston DukeElisabeth Moss)

Lovecraft Country (Misha GreenJonathan MajorsJurnee SmollettCourtney B. VanceAunjanue EllisWunmi MosakuMichael Kenneth Williams)

Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, Kristen WiigAnnie Mumolo, Maya RudolphRose Byrne, Terry Crews, Rebel Wilson, Melissa McCarthy)

The Most Dangerous Game 1932 (Irving PichelErnest B. Schoedsack, Joel McCreaFay WrayLeslie Banks)

Battle Royale

The Running Man (Paul Michael Glaser, Stephen King, Arnold SchwarzeneggerMaria Conchita AlonsoYaphet Kotto)

Surviving the Game (Ernest R. Dickerson, Rutger HauerIce-TCharles S. Dutton)

Hard Target (John Woo, Chuck Pfarrer, Jean-Claude Van DammeLance HenriksenYancy Butler, Wilford Brimley)

Wilford Brimley saving us from diabetes with oatmeal

The Big Labowski (Joel CoenEthan Coen, Jeff BridgesJohn GoodmanJulianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid, Flea, John Turturro)

Nikolai Gogol and Ukrainian Cossacks


Scanners (David Cronenberg, Jennifer O'NeillStephen LackPatrick McGoohan)

The Fly

James Gunn

Ben-Hur (William Wyler, Charlton HestonJack HawkinsStephen Boyd, Gore Vidal)

The Planet of the Apes 1968 (Franklin J. Schaffner, Charlton HestonRoddy McDowallKim Hunter)

The Omega Man (Boris Sagal, Charlton HestonAnthony ZerbeRosalind Cash)

Barabbas 1961 (Richard Fleischer, Anthony QuinnSilvana ManganoArthur Kennedy)

Testament of Solomon

The Devils (Ken Russell, Vanessa RedgraveOliver ReedDudley Sutton)

Apostle (Gareth Evans, Dan StevensRichard ElfynPaul Higgins)

Joss Whedon

Black Narcissus (Michael PowellEmeric Pressburger, Deborah KerrDavid FarrarFlora Robson)

Sister Act 2 Back in the Habit (Bill Duke, Whoopi GoldbergKathy NajimyMaggie Smith)

Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski, Johnny DeppGeoffrey RushOrlando Bloom, Keira Knightley)

Gladiator (Ridley Scott, David Franzoni, Russell CroweJoaquin PhoenixConnie Nielsen)

Spartacus Blood and Sand (Steven S. DeKnight, Andy WhitfieldLucy LawlessManu Bennett)

Rome (Bruno HellerWilliam J. MacDonaldJohn Milius, Kevin McKiddRay StevensonPolly Walker)

Casino (Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi, Robert De NiroSharon StoneJoe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles)

Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi, Robert De NiroRay LiottaJoe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco)

Jack and Jill (Dennis Dugan, Adam SandlerKatie HolmesAl Pacino, David Spade, Norm MacDonald, Dana Carvey, Shaquille O'Neal, Drew Carey)

Angels in America (Mike Nichols, Al PacinoMeryl StreepEmma Thompson)

Kevorkian (Matthew Galkin)

Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Richard Linklater, Cate BlanchettBilly CrudupEmma Nelson, Kristen Wiig)

Bernie (Richard Linklater, Jack BlackShirley MacLaineMatthew McConaughey)

The Fountainhead

Thoroughbreds (Cory Finley, Olivia CookeAnya Taylor-JoyAnton Yelchin)


Emma (Autumn de Wilde, Eleanor CattonJane Austen, Anya Taylor-JoyJohnny FlynnMia Goth)

Trick Daddy

JFK (Oliver Stone, Kevin CostnerGary OldmanJack Lemmon)

Nixon (Oliver Stone, Anthony HopkinsJoan AllenPowers Boothe)

James Bond GoldenEye (Martin Campbell, Ian Fleming, Pierce BrosnanSean BeanIzabella Scorupco)

The Queen’s Gambit (Scott FrankAllan ScottAnya Taylor-JoyChloe PirrieBill Camp)

Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, Jamie FoxxChristoph WaltzLeonardo DiCaprio)

Ray (Taylor Hackford, Jamie FoxxRegina KingKerry Washington)

The Soloist (Joe Wright, Jamie FoxxRobert Downey Jr.Catherine Keener)

Collateral (Michael Mann, Stuart BeattieTom CruiseJamie FoxxJada Pinkett Smith)

In Living Color (Keenen Ivory WayansJim CarreyKelly Coffield ParkDavid Alan GrierT’Keyah Crystal KeymáhTommy DavidsonJamie FoxxDamon WayansJennifer Lopez)

Football degenerates in the NFL

UK football hooligans

Fake teams in Any Given Sundays:

  • Albuquerque Aztecs
  • California Crusaders
  • Chicago Rhinos
  • Colorado Blizzard
  • Dallas Knights
  • Houston Cattlemen
  • Kansas Twisters
  • Los Angeles Breakers
  • Miami Sharks
  • Minnesota Americans
  • New York Emperors
  • Oregon Pioneers
  • Orlando Crushers
  • San Francisco Knights
  • Seattle Prospects
  • Texas Rattlers
  • Washington Lumbermen
  • Wisconsin Icemen

Dan Marino

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