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TMR 056 – House Party

Total Movie Recall

Release Date: 02/01/2021

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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. Reginald Hudlin

Christopher Reid
Robin Harris
Christopher Martin 
Martin Lawrence
Tisha Campbell-Martin
A.J. Johnson
George Clinton

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 discussed in the show:

Martin Lawrence's Wikipedia page

Billions (Brian KoppelmanDavid LevienAndrew Ross Sorkin, Paul GiamattiDamian LewisMaggie Siff)

The Big Short (Adam McKay, Christian BaleSteve CarellRyan Gosling)

The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprioJonah HillMargot Robbie)

Succession (Jesse Armstrong, Brian CoxKieran CulkinSarah Snook)

White Men Can't Jump

Risk vs. Risk Legacy (board games)

Diplomacy (game)

Leah Remini Scientology and the Aftermath (Leah ReminiMike RinderMary Kahn)

The King of Queens (David LittMichael J. Weithorn, Kevin JamesLeah ReminiJerry Stiller)

Paul Blart Mall Cop (Steve Carr, Kevin JamesKeir O'DonnellJayma Mays)

Oh No! Ross and Carrie podcast

Reckless Ben and Scientology (YouTube)

QAnon / Project Veritas

LSD on the set of Titanic

Kathleen Turner

Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, Gene WilderMadeline KahnMarty Feldman)

Sideways (Alexander Payne, Paul GiamattiThomas Haden ChurchVirginia Madsen)

Mystic Punks RPG (Exalted Funeral, Anthony Meloro)

Hard Boiled (John Woo, Yun-Fat ChowTony Chiu-Wai LeungTeresa Mo)

Once Upon a Time in China (Hark TsuiJet LiRosamund KwanBiao Yuen)

Jack Dempsy

Young Sherlock Holmes (Barry Levinson, Arthur Conan Doyle (characters), Chris Columbus, Nicholas RoweAlan CoxSophie Ward, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Henry Winkler)

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (George Lucas, Sean Patrick FlaneryGeorge HallCorey Carrier)

Salt N' Pepa

Bebe's Kids (Bruce W. Smith, Robin Harris (characters), Reginald Hudlin, Faizon LoveVanessa Bell CallowayRobin Harris)

Harlem Nights (Eddie Murphy, Richard PryorRedd Foxx, Danny Aiello, Arsenio Hall, Robin Harris)

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, Danny AielloOssie DavisRuby Dee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Robin Harris)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie CaseyAntonio Fargas)

Mo Better Blues (Spike Lee, Denzel WashingtonWesley Snipes)

Booksmart (Olivia Wilde, Emily HalpernSarah Haskins, Kaitlyn DeverBeanie FeldsteinJessica Williams)

American Graffiti (Richard DreyfussRon HowardPaul Le Mat, Wolfman Jack, Harrison Ford)

Cooley High (Michael Schultz, Eric Monte, Glynn TurmanLawrence Hilton-JacobsGarrett Morris)

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

Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, Jason LondonWiley WigginsMatthew McConaughey, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, Ben Affleck, Parker Posey)

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

Die Hard (John McTiernanBruce WillisAlan RickmanBonnie Bedelia)

Kids (Harmony KorineLarry Clark, Leo FitzpatrickJustin PierceChloë Sevigny)

Mean Girls (Mark Waters, Rosalind Wiseman (book), Tina Fey, Lindsay LohanJonathan BennettRachel McAdams)


Dolemite (Rudy Ray MooreD'Urville MartinJerry Jones)

Oliver Stone

Adventures in Babysitting (Chris Columbus, David Simkins, Elisabeth ShueMaia BrewtonKeith Coogan)

The Christmas Chronicles (Clay Kaytis, Kurt RussellDarby CampJudah Lewis)

The history of hip hop

Happy Rap, New Jack Swing, Gangsta Rap, The Golden Age of Hip Hop

Afrika Bambaataa, N.W.A., Wu Tang Clan, LL Cool J, Slick Rick, Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, Biz Markie, Hieroglyphics, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, The Fat Boys

New Jack City (Mario Van Peebles, Thomas Lee Wright, Wesley SnipesIce-TAllen Payne)

High Fidelity

The Boondocks (Aaron McGruder, Regina KingJohn WitherspoonGary Anthony Williams, Reginald Hudlin)

Black Panther and Shuri

Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, Jamie FoxxChristoph WaltzLeonardo DiCaprio)

Joe Meno

Lebron James

Shia LaBeouf

Al Pacino

Doctor Sleep (2019, Mike FlanaganStephen KingEwan McGregorRebecca FergusonKyliegh Curran)

Next week: Heat