Monday, 26 July 2021

So, What's the Problem? Delirious (1991)


It's Jimmy's pick and it's one he used to watch on VHS a lot. Is it any good? Did Jen watch it for the first time or had she seen it and forgot? Like she had forgotten a certain movie we have covered on the podcast already? Tangents include spoiler-free talk about the movie Freaky.  In two weeks, it's the start of Animated Movie Month on So, What's the Problem? Find out what is first at the end of this episode. Exciting! Contains strong language. 

Bad taste, sure, but that reaction is fucking great...



Monday, 19 July 2021

So, What's the Problem? Return to Oz (1985)

 An 80s movie not picked by Jimmy? I mean... what???? This curio from Disney often gets misidentified as a sequel to The Wizard of Oz (1939) but it's actually an adaptation of a couple of the books that were sequels to the novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Got that? Good. This week, Jimmy struggles with his feelings about the movie and Jen faces a childhood trauma. Contains strong language. 

Holy shit, Disney! 



Tuesday, 13 July 2021

So, What's the Problem? Crocodile Dundee (1986)

It's a childhood favourite of Jimmy's again and one that Jen had never seen until the day of recording. So, strap in, folks, hot takes abound including one about the original Ghostbusters movie and our two hosts disagreeing about a character. Or two. Listen to the end to hear what movie is next. Contains strong language. 


The only part of this movie anyone remembers...



Friday, 9 July 2021

Fringe Division: 2.2- Night of Desirable Objects

 Episode two of season two and we say goodbye to a new character... wait, what? We get into ever so slight spoilers but only about whether a future Duchess comes back or not but we felt as though we had to. Also, the usual references to Buffy and Star Trek but oddly not the X-Files, which this episode of Fringe is clearly reminiscent of. We're just idiots. Contains strong language. 

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Monday, 5 July 2021

So, What's the Problem? - Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)


It's a dark comedy teen movie from the 90s time, so guess who picked this? Jimmy and Jen talk about the cast, Jen's love for a certain actress (or two) and Jimmy gets educated on something. Stay tuned until the end to hear what movie Jimmy has picked for next week. And yes, it's from the 1980s. Contains strong language and adult themes in the context of satire. 
 

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Fringe Division- 2.1: A New Day in the Old Town

We're back with Fringe season 2, baby!!! Sure, we're a month late but illness is a bitch. We say goodbye to one character and hello to a new one played by a future Duchess. We also tangent about a friend's obsession with a particular Royal while Jimmy apparently has an obsession with a British boyband from the 1980s. And Martin namedrops Star Trek. We really are back! 

 

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

So, What's the Problem- Short Circuit (1986)

 

In a change to our scheduled episode, Harry and the Hendersons because Jimmy's side of the audio was borked, we have this. Is it an easy target? Sure, but maybe one of us won't actually pick the obvious. Jimmy has a cold so is sucking lozenges while Jen changes her mind on a character during the duration of the podcast. Contains strong language. 

Even the damn robot wants to bang the female lead...



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.