Monday, 27 December 2021

So, What's the Problem? Trading Places (1983)

Happy New Year! I know it's still December but this movie has both Christmas and New Years in it, so, yay! Yes this movie has issues but that doesn't make it bad, it's still an enjoyable movie. Our hosts discuss racism, homophobia and unnecessary nudity, you know, the usual. They also chat about, with zero authority, THAT John Landis incident, Denholm Elliott's interesting marriage and the state of Jen's office. This is our last episode of the year and we're taking a wee break, we'll be back on January 24th.  Contains strong language. 

I can't go for that, no...



Tuesday, 21 December 2021

So, What's the Problem? One Magic Christmas (1985)

 Or, One Depressing Christmas. Holy poop, this depressing movie. Anyway, Jimmy and Jen endure it and talk about just how depressing it is. Sorry, just can't get over it, this movie is depressing. Oh and Santa has the powers of God and Gideon the angel is creepy. Contains strong language. We'll be back next week with the final episode of 2021, stay tuned to the end of this podcast to find out what we're covering. Hope everyone has a very merry festive period and if you are struggling with your mental health, please talk to someone. We at So, What's the Problem love you all. 

This is the only Gif I could find, so...



Monday, 13 December 2021

So, What's the Problem? Jingle All the Way (1996)

It's the third movie in the Schwarzenegger/Belushi trilogy and the final movie in our Arnie season. And we saved the absolute pits to last! Contains tangents, strong language and handy Christmas gift tips.

This fucking guy...


 

Monday, 6 December 2021

So, What's the Problem? True Lies (1994)

In the penultimate episode of our Arnie season, Jimmy and Jen talk about movie written and directed by a dude who was just coming off his third divorce and therefore dislikes women at this moment in time. What? Contains strong language and talk of sexual assault of a minor. 

Big fucking man-baby...


 

Monday, 29 November 2021

So, What's the Problem? Commando (1985)

It's time to welcome Arnold back to the only podcast that guarantees neither host will ever attempt an impression of the big guy. We talk about a variety of things including cancel culture for some reason and stay tuned to hear Jimmy's genuine reaction to what Jen has picked next... Contains strong language. 

Holy shit! So ridiculously violent, love it. There may be something wrong with me...



Monday, 22 November 2021

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

 John Hughes is back, people and this time, he's brought Ed O'Neill with him. They talk about unlikeable characters but good actors and why violence isn't always the answer. Oh and Jimmy gets personal regarding replacement dads. Contains strong language. No, no, it actually is...


Monday, 15 November 2021

So, What's the Problem? Last Action Hero (1993)


Oh, Arnold, you always did enjoy poking fun at yourself, didn't you? This is THE ultimate movie for that, the movie that got destroyed at the Box Office by Jurassic Park. One of our duo loves this movie and the other is Jimmy.  They discuss the confusing world building and also chat about the Razzies for a bit. Contains strong language and stay tuned to the end to hear what our Thanksgiving episode will be about. 

Terrible, obvious fake explosion is obviously fake and terrible...



Tuesday, 9 November 2021

So, What's the Problem? Red Heat (1988)

It's movie two of Schwarzenegger season as we cover his second (though released first) movie of 1988. And it's totally different from Twiiiiins. This also marks Jen's second foray into the world of Walter Hill for the podcast. Did she like this better than 48 Hrs? Contains strong language and political views that may not match your own but that's okay, it's all good. Stay tuned at the end to hear what is Arnie movie number three. 

This was what sold Arnie on the script. Seriously. 


 

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

So, What's the Problem? Twins (1988)

 It's the first movie of our Arnie season and Jen has picked Twiiiiiiiins! A movie neither had seen in decade. It's a deceptively light and fluffy family comedy that is actually occasionally dark and this week's discussion reflects that.  It's also a short episode this week as time was not on our host's side.  Contains strong language. 

I mean, maybe not the best example as the poster bicep is bigger than his head...

Saturday, 30 October 2021

Drop the Pilot: The Elvira Show (1993)

 Jimmy and Tysto chat about the early 90s attempt to spin off Elvira into the world of sit-com. They'd already tried movies and comics, so why not? Sadly the gritty police procedural never happened. Our hosts also talk about Seinfeld and Friends, because, sit-coms! Contains strong language. 

Monday, 25 October 2021

So, What's the Problem? Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)


Happy Halloween, Guys and Ghouls! To celebrate the occasion, Jimmy and Jen chat about the embarrassing drunken brother of the Halloween franchise, Season of the Witch! They talk about terrible protagonists, pointless romances and have a chat about the franchise as well as others. Excuse our hosts if they seem "off" this episode, Jimmy was fighting a stomach bug and Jen had just woken up, given they were recording at 9am her time on a Saturday. Contains strong language. Stick to the end to hear what movie season (not month) is coming up on the podcast next. 

Jimmy loves this shot soooooo much...



Wednesday, 20 October 2021

So, What's the Problem? Scream 3 (2000)

 It's spooky season and what better way to celebrate it by covering a movie that sits at number 30 of 50 on Jimmy's "Least Favourite Films" list on Letterboxd. It's Scream 3, people! They discuss the new cast, script problems, bad story decisions and regretful hair choices. Contains strong language and spoilers for the franchise as well as speculation on the upcoming 5th movie. 


Hey, Scream 3...



Monday, 11 October 2021

So, What's the Problem? Bugsy Malone (1976)

 It's Jimmy's birthday and to celebrate, he gets to pick a move from the year of his birth that he watched as a kid. So, Bugsy Malone it is. It's a gangster movie where all the characters are played by kids and instead of guns with bullets, cream is a deadly weapon. And they have pedal cars! But does having kids play parts that are usually portrayed by adults, problematic? Listen to find out! Contains mild language. 

This kid grew up to direct the Elton John biopic, Rocketman...



Friday, 8 October 2021

Drop the Pilot- Back to Norm (2005)

 

Drop the whaaaaat? Yeah, that's right, we are back. Tysto and Jimmy pay tribute Norm MacDonald and what better way to do that than to crap on a failed pilot of his? They discuss each sketch as well as humour which leads to talk of British panel shows and both hosts seem to have a different definition of what makes someone "camp". Contains strong language and talk of suicide, as that is in the show in question. 




Monday, 4 October 2021

So, What's the Problem? She's All That (1999)

 We're back and so are romantic comedies and the pinnacle of the genre from the 90s... Oh, wait, this isn't 10 Things I Hate About You, that movie's so good. Anyway, there's this, instead. We talk about the cast and its weak link, unnecessary scenes and just how good 10 Things I Hate About You is. It's so good, you guys.  Contains strong language and stay tuned at the end for what we're doing next week. 


Matthew, love you dude but...no...


Thursday, 9 September 2021

So, What's the Problem? Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)

Ooh, boy, it's one of those "how is this for kids?" movies and despite there being a lot we could talk about, this is a short episode. It's an odd one. As this is late, we shall no longer be having theme months but will have seasons instead. We explain more on the episode. Contains strong language. 

You know... for kids! 



Thursday, 26 August 2021

Fringe Division 2.5: Dream Logic

 Episode five is here... so hear us talk about Quantum Leap! Yeah, sorry folks, it's a dull episode of Fringe so Martin would rather talk about other things. Jump to about 12 minutes in if you want to hear about the actual episode. Other tangents include Masters of the Universe, including the new Netflix series, with no spoilers. Contains strong language. 


Monday, 23 August 2021

So, What's the Problem? The Care Bears Movie (1985)

Oh, dear. Jen and the podcast's very own Grumpy Bear, Jimmy, discuss this favourite from the former's childhood. And the latter just isn't having any of it. They talk about the cast, fawn over one in particular, Jen talks about the artist behind some of the bears and disbelieves Jimmy about the existence of a show from his past. Oh and Jimmy accuses the Care Bears of being stalkers, enjoy! Contains strong language. 


This movie could have been written today...and then just ended here...



Thursday, 19 August 2021

So, What's the Problem? The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)

 Episode two of Animated Month sees the very first (and probably only) Claymation movie to be covered on the show. It's a short one this week because... well, you'll see. Contains one use of strong language as Jimmy could just about restrain himself. For info on what is next in Animation month, listen to the end. 

This is nightmare fuel but so damn good...



Thursday, 12 August 2021

Fringe Division: 2.4- Momentum Deferred

 


Leonard Nimoy is back, people!!!! Things are explained, villains are disposed of and Walter almost gets some! And it's only episode 4! Tangents include streaming services, the Body Snatchers movies and Munity on the Buses. Also, listen out for our subtle new way of hiding spoilers. Contains strong language and adult humour some may find in poor taste. 

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

So, What's the Problem? Beauty and the Beast (1991)

It's the first episode of Animation month! Jen has picked this classic tale that was the first animated movie to be nominated for best picture. Oliver & Company was snubbed! They talk about Disney movies of the 90s (and 80s),Stockholm Syndrome and ponder just how this curse works. Next week, a non traditionally animated movie. Contains strong language. 

Me...


 

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Fringe Division: 2.3- Fracture

We have returned and it's a good episode, hurrah! Jimmy and Martin talk about many things including the ongoing debate regarding the length of Fringe's seasons, Scottish TV show Scotch & Wry and Jimmy's inability to picture people naked. Contains strong language and adult humour. 

 

Friday, 30 July 2021

Jimmy and Martin Talk Doctor Who

 

As a special bonus episode born out of busyness, Jimmy and Martin have an off-the-cuff, unedited chat about the future of Doctor Who given the news of the upcoming departure of Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall. This came out of a recording of Fringe Division and Jimmy is going to be out of town, so couldn't edit an episode on time, so we're releasing this. Contains strong language and strong opinions. 


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! 



Wednesday, 14 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...



Saturday, 10 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. 
 

Friday, 2 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...