Monday, 7 June 2021

So, What's the Problem? American Beauty (1999)

Sigh, it's one of those episodes, folks. The hosts just don't agree on this movie being any good. Also, Jimmy reads some feedback, send us some, won't you? Email us- contact@shiftybench.co.uk and tell us what you think of this movie or any others we've covered. Contains strong language

Ugh...



 

Monday, 17 May 2021

So, What's the Problem? 48 Hrs. (1982)

It's the first episode of year 2 of So, What's the Problem? and Jimmy has picked this early 80s "classic". He loved it as a kid, does it hold up? Like, at all? This may be the episode in which Jen falls out with Jimmy over his choices. She'll get her revenge next week as she's picked a movie Jimmy hates. They also chat about Top Gun and one of Walter Hill's more recent movies that has a bizarre premise. Contains strong language and may not be for fans of the movie. 

After this scene, the woman in it is forgotten about entirely, never seen or mentioned again...


 

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

So, What's the Problem? 1st Anniversary Special!

 It's our very first anniversary special! And it's a long one, for us anyway! Jimmy and Jen just have a chat. They talk about the origins of the podcast, expand upon previous conversation, the fate of Drop the Pilot and say a bad word a lot.  Also, find out movies they'll never cover and ones they want to but maybe can't. Contains very, very strong language. 


No movie this week but here's a Gif anyway of a movie we can't cover-





Thursday, 6 May 2021

Fringe Division- 1:19/1:20- Finale Double Bill!


It has arrived! Later than hoped, Jimmy and Martin discuss episodes 19 and 20 of season one of Fringe- The Road Not Taken and There's More Than One of Everything. And all the Star Trek talk from throughout the season, now makes sense! The show is taking the rest of May off but we'll be back with season 2 in June.  Contains strong language. 
 

Monday, 3 May 2021

So, What's the Problem? The Wizard (1989)

Jimmy and Jen dive back into the Fred Savage well with this movie from the same year as Little Monsters, which was previously covered. This episode has disagreements, tangents and contains strong language and adult themes. Don't blame us, the movie may be PG and silly but it can be pretty dark if you think about it too much. Which Jimmy and Jen tend to do. Next week is our first anniversary but the movie is to be determined. What we do know is, it's one that neither host has seen...

Fred Savage is all of us in this scene...


 

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

So, What's the Problem? I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)


It's the final episode of Sequel Month, here on So, What's the Problem? Jimmy and Jen are back in the world of horror with this lacklustre sequel that was rushed into production after the success of the first movie. They talk about teen girls in movies, commonsensnsemedia.org and Jimmy gives far too much thought to the plot of the movie. More than the actual filmmakers do. Contains strong language. 

This is, like, the 50th time Julie screams in the movie...



 

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Fringe Division- 1:18- Midnight


 Jimmy and Martin are almost at the finale but first, they must chat about this pretty okay episode. Along the way, the praise the guest cast, complain about a certain character again and discuss their dislike for the way Americans pronounce Scottish cities. No offence meant to all Americans. Just the ones who don't understand that Scotland is part of Britain (kidding). Contains strong language. 


Monday, 19 April 2021

So, What's the Problem? Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

Sequel month continues with Jen's second pick, Sister Act 2. It's an enjoyable movie with very little wrong with it but, don't we all need something fun and light on occasion? Especially after last week's movie. I don't think Jen will forgive Jimmy for that. As well as the movie, they talk about the cast, aging and Jimmy learns the legend of Riley Weston. 

So... not cool, then?


 

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Fringe Division 1.17: Bad Dreams

So, here we are, folks, at the final stretch of season one of the hit TV show, Fringe. And it's a a good episode, yay! And we finally hear the voice of William Bell!  In this episode of the podcast, Jimmy and Martin discuss, Star Trek the lyrics to Nellie the Elephant and Martin explains part of the plot to his Scottish comrade. They also ponder whether or not to cover the "lost" episode of season one. Contains strong language. 
 

Monday, 12 April 2021

So, What's the Problem? Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Sequel month continues with a spicy one. Jimmy would like to apologise to those who love this movie... but neither of the hosts do. And that's okay. There's still some good stuff in there, of course but Jimmy and Jen are here to talk about the bad. I mean, it's the point of the podcast.  Contains strong language. 

At least this movie spawned one of Jimmy's favourite GIFs of all time-

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Fringe Division 1:16- Unleashed


Sadly, it's another pretty "blah" episode of Fringe (as Martin predicted) as a member of the team that's not really a member of the team gets infected by a giant hybrid creature. It sounds great but it's a dull trope-fest with a non-sensical character moment for Walter. Jimmy and Martin also talk about WandaVision (no spoilers) and insult the French. Contains strong language. 
 

Monday, 5 April 2021

So, What's the Problem? The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)


It's sequel month here at "So, What's the Problem?" and we are starting with this very 90s follow-up to a very 70s classic. Also, this is being released on the 47th anniversary of the release of the original novel. Topics include toxic masculinity, casting folk who look far too old to be teens and a very hot take about a beloved reviewer. Contains strong language and adult themes. 

Frigging love this shot...






Thursday, 1 April 2021

Fringe Division 1:15- Inner Child

It's episode fifteen of the hit TV show, Fringe and Martin and Jimmy talk about Buffy. Oh and Fringe, of course. Is this a filler episode or one that sets up more of the mythology? Or is it both? Neither host knows but they chat about it anyway. Contains strong language. 


Monday, 29 March 2021

So, What's the Problem?- My Father the Hero (1994)

Okay folks, strap in because Jimmy and Jen are here to talk about a really weird and creepy remake of a French movie. Which was probably also weird and creepy but French. This is America, though, dammit and we don't over sexualize 14 year old girls and play paedophilia for comedy in a PG Disney movie here! Oh, wait... Contains strong language and adult themes. 

Ummm...