Back to the Balcony
An amused second look at movies from the 60's and 70's.
info_outline Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid 11/14/2020
Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid Billy the Kid had Pat Garrett, Jimmy England has Ryan Sim who tries to convince him that 1973's Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid is a great movie despite featuring the wooden acting of Bob Dylan and some of the worst music on record.
info_outline The Omen (1976) 10/15/2020
The Omen (1976) It's our Halloween spookathon with guest Barry 3D Carter talking about 1976's The Omen. It gave him chills, it made Jimmy wonder about the parenting skills of Damien's parents. Give it a listen - if you dare (yeah, that's cheesy but it is Halloween)!
info_outline The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming 09/15/2020
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming The Russians are Coming, The Russians Are Coming - even Jimmy England thinks it's funny. So naturally he tries to spoil it by pointing out to guest Mario Bernardi how things haven't changed. Nice tribute to Carl Reiner
info_outline EP95 - Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) 06/01/2020
EP95 - Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) The 7% Solution is pretty clear about what it wants to be as far as guest and Sherlock Holmes aficionado Mario Bernardi is concerned. Jimmy sees a correlation between the title and how much is entertaining.
info_outline EP91 - Being There (1979) 04/01/2020
EP91 - Being There (1979) Being There, a remembrance of a time before Covid 19 or possibly the best Peter Seller’s movie ever? A little of both actually when someone posing as Len Perdic joins Jimmy to talk about the movie. They never did figure out if it was really Len.
info_outline EP90 - Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 03/15/2020
EP90 - Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Bonnie and Clyde. Really, Clyde? Who believes a bad guy would be credible with a name like Clyde? Probably the same person who thinks someone with a name like Warren could be a sexy movie star. Yeah, that’s right, it’s a Chris Wuergler episode.
info_outline EP89 - The Wiz (1978) 03/01/2020
EP89 - The Wiz (1978) The Wiz, one of those rare movies that encompasses a synopsis of the plot in the title. Guests Christine Wuergler and Barry 3D Carter disagree - only one of them thinks Jimmy England’s opinion is right. Oh gee, who could it be? Download to find out.
info_outline EP88 - Five Easy Pieces (1970) 02/16/2020
EP88 - Five Easy Pieces (1970) Five Easy Pieces attracted a lot of viewers curious about what the title meant. Jim says it means a movie that's five times worse than usual. Will guest Mario Bernardi see it that way or is Jim out on his own again with a half-baked review?
info_outline EP87 - Deepthroat (1972) 02/01/2020
EP87 - Deepthroat (1972) Deep Throat is likely the last adult movie to be talked about on this podcast because they really aren’t all that good. Ever wonder why that is? Well guest DJ Roy can answer that. Besides being a stand-up comic he worked in the adult film industry. Adult conversation may not be appropriate for children.
info_outline EP86 - The World's Greatest Lover (1977) 01/15/2020
EP86 - The World's Greatest Lover (1977) The World’s Greatest Lover, the worst case of false advertising ever? Mario Bernardi loved it when it was first released in 1977 but does it stand the test of time. Jim didn’t catch it at the movies, his bad movie barometer was working at the time.
info_outline EP85 - The Sandpiper (1965) 01/01/2020
EP85 - The Sandpiper (1965) The new year begins with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor cheerfully munching scenery when Chris Wuergler brings us The Sandpiper. Jimmy beats expectations and finds nothing alluring about Liz. But does he find anything worth the watch?
info_outline EP84 - Scrooge the Sequel 12/16/2019
EP84 - Scrooge the Sequel Be careful what you ask for. Last year Phil and Chris Wuergler challenged Jimmy to write a better Christmas story than Scrooge – The Musical. So he did – Scrooge, The Sequel which includes a new Christmas song sure to be on everybody’s Christmas playlist: Mind Your Own Business (For Christmas). A Limited Talent Production with a cast of almost twelve!
info_outline EP83 - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) 12/02/2019
EP83 - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) Chris Wuergler thinks Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a confectionery dream, Jimmy sees it as kid corrupting lunacy. You’ll have to download the episode to find out who’s watching it with candy coloured glasses.
info_outline EP81 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 11/01/2019
EP81 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Is 2001 a great movie or an exercise in film-making gone horribly wrong? Guest Ryan Sim isn’t too sure of anything except that it’s a great movie. Listen in and see if you agree with him or a very confused Jimmy.