Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Bonus: Urban Legend commentary


As a special bonus episode to celebrate the spooky season, Jimmy and Jen recorded a full length audio commentary to the 1998 teen slasher movie, Urban Legend. We discuss many things as the movie goes on, including how pretty the cast are, the score, how urban legends translate across the pond and much more. We pause the movie after the Phoenix Pictures logo and countdown to when we play the movie. Do the same and it'll be like we are watching the movie with you! While being really annoying while constantly talking over it. Enjoy!

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Fringe Division- The Same Old Story


Extremely fast births, rapidly aging babies, eyes standing up on their stalks, Peter singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat and Walter sleeping in a closet, it's all happening in episode 2 of Fringe. Contains strong language. 

Premonition of Tomorrow by Keys of Moon |
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Monday, 12 October 2020

Drop the Pilot- The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (1976)


Tysto and Jimmy discuss the pilot with the longest name ever. It would have been called Alias Sherlock Holmes if it went to series, a fact the two idiots forgot to mention. They also discuss other mystery shows (Tysto is a fan of the genre) as well as other Larry Hagman projects. Jimmy has an issue with the way a character is written (shocker) and there is brief strong language. Drop the Pilot will be back in November. 

Listen to "Drop The Pilot Podcast" on Spreaker.

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Fringe Division- Pilot


Jimmy and Martin join forces to co-host a brand new bi-monthly podcast, all about the TV show Fringe. It's a spoiler free podcast, so you can watch with us even for the first time. We give a plot synopsis even if you aren't watching along. We also talk about the cast and our memories of watching it for the first time. Fringe is available on StarzPlay in the UK and IMBD TV in the US. We are watching on DVD (Martin) and Blu-ray (not Martin). Next episode- 19th October. 

Premonition of Tomorrow by Keys of Moon

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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

So, What's the Problem? St. Elmo's Fire (1985)


It's Jen's turn and she picked one of the most angsty, pretentious movies of the 1980s with one of the worst cast of characters ever. Prepare yourself, folks, because there will be ranting. Contains strong language and talk of stalking and attempted rape in the context of this stupid movie. 

This movie predicted 2020-

Monday, 21 September 2020

So, What's the Problem? Drop Dead Fred (1991)


It's Jimmy's pick this time round and he chose a favourite from his youth. Did Jimmy's childhood love for Rik Mayall blind him to how bad this movie actually is or is the movie actually good? Does it use mental illness for cheap laugh or is it actually a smart assessment on the subject? Also... is Fred real? They answer all those questions with strong language and talk of childhood trauma, abandonment and mental health issues. 

Ummm... isn't this a kid's film? (They answer that question too)

Sunday, 13 September 2020

So, What's the Problem? The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)


It's another one of Jen's favourites and one Jimmy hadn't seen until a few days before recording. Does he like it? Does Jen still? Actually, we all know the answer to that second one. Contains some strong language, but not a lot and we tell you what the next movie is that we're covering. Clue... we're still going to be in the 90s. But it's Jimmy's pick, so expect something weird or lesser known. 

Janeane Garofalo hates this line-

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Drop the Pilot: Lost in Space (1973)

Jimmy is in his element as he and Tysto talk about Hanna Barbera's 1973 pilot for a Lost in Space animated series. They talk about the one returning cast member, the animation and ramble on about Hanna-Barbera cartoons for a bit. Contains strong language. Youtube link is below as usual. 

Sunday, 30 August 2020

So, What's the Problem? Reality Bites (1994)


It's Jen's pick this week and she chose a favourite of hers that spoke to a generation of Americans. Jimmy, however is Scottish and just wonders what all the fuss is about. They both agree on one thing, however... one of the characters is the absolute worst. This leads to a discussion about our memories from watching movies as a kid and how, as we get older, our tastes change as do our perceptions of certain people or circumstances. Oh and we both love the cracking soundtrack. The audio on this one isn't great but because of this, there should be no ads during the episode. Just couldn't do that to you guys/gals. Contains strong language. 

Infamous, wholesome fun scene where they dance to a song about an adult who prefers teenage girls:

Sunday, 23 August 2020

So, What's the Problem?: The Good Son (1993)


Jimmy and Jen delve into the sheer nothingness of the movie MacCauley Culkin made for Fox right after Home Alone 2 because he was still bankable. This was the last movie kid Culkin made for Fox. They talk about the casting, the cinematography and how the overall tone just does not fit. Jen wages war against the movie's choice of font and Jimmy gets annoyed at the dialogue. Contains strong language and adult themes in a movie primarily about kids. 

Ooooh, edgy!

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Coming Soon... A Brand New Podcast


So... Martin and Jimmy are doing a Fringe re-watch podcast. We are still sorting things out but when we do, we'll let you know. Fringe is a sci-fi TV show created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. It ran for 100 episodes over 5 seasons on Fox in the US and Sky One in the UK from 2008-2013. It's currently streaming on StarzPlay on Amazon in the UK and IMDB TV in the US, if you want to re-watch with us or watch for the first time. It's a good show or so we remember. Back soon with more info and a start date. 

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Drop the Pilot: 17th Precinct (2011)


Martin (and Drop the Pilot) returns to talk about a Battlestar reunion of sorts. Same creator and stars but this is about a world where science doesn't exist, so cops have to solve crimes using magic. Yup. This was Martin's pick and has he finally go what he wanted, that diamond in the rough???? Contains strong language and the pilot is below. 

Sunday, 9 August 2020

"So, What's the Problem?" Mrs Doubtfire (1993)

I can hear you all now, "no, not my beloved Mrs Doubtfire?!?" Afraid so, but that's the point of this podcast, we can still enjoy problematic things, remember? The thing is, though, this particular movie has one MAJOR problem that Jimmy rants about. Strap in, folks, although, it may not be what you think...  Contains strong language. I have included a link to the "Mrs Doubtfire as a horror movie" trailer below. 

The stuff of actual nightmares-

Mrs Doubtfire Horror Trailer

Sunday, 2 August 2020

So, What's the Problem? Pretty Woman (1990)

Hey, we're tackling another well made movie, what's going on? This is an unusual episode because we can't really find problems with the movie so we discuss other people's problems with it. Audio is not 100% perfect but it doesn't take away from the episode. Contains strong language and adult themes. 

One of the most wonderfully natural moments in film-