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VIA VHS is a retro movie podcast dedicated to the best and worst films from the VCR era. Each week, VIA VHS welcomes a guest from anywhere in the world to pick a film from the 70s, 80s and 90s to review and reminisce. The Guest Spotlight allows us to get to know the guest a little more with movie related questions and the Flux capacitor focuses on films celebrating anniversaries each week. Join us for a dose of nostalgia every week on VIA VHS. VIA VHS is a proud member of the Podfix Network, find other great shows at podfixnetwork.com

VIA VHS is a retro movie podcast dedicated to the best and worst films from the VCR era. Each week, VIA VHS welcomes a guest from anywhere in the world to pick a film from the 70s, 80s and 90s to review and reminisce. The Guest Spotlight allows us to get to know the guest a little more with movie related questions and the Flux capacitor focuses on films celebrating anniversaries each week. Join us for a dose of nostalgia every week on VIA VHS. VIA VHS is a proud member of the Podfix Network, find other great shows at podfixnetwork.com
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VIA VHS is a retro movie podcast dedicated to the best and worst films from the VCR era. Each week, VIA VHS welcomes a guest from anywhere in the world to pick a film from the 70s, 80s and 90s to review and reminisce. The Guest Spotlight allows us to get to know the guest a little more with movie related questions and the Flux capacitor focuses on films celebrating anniversaries each week. Join us for a dose of nostalgia every week on VIA VHS. VIA VHS is a proud member of the Podfix Network, find other great shows at podfixnetwork.com

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Episodes

Episode 017: The Jerk with Sho 'Nuff John

1/16/2019
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Two weeks in a row! Gotta be some kind of record right? This week VIA VHS goes back to a golden age of comedy in the late 70s to check out a film by popular stand-up comedian and SNL side piece Steve Martin. The Jerk is directed by Carl Reiner and stars Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Mabel King, Richard Ward and Caitlin Adams. To discuss The Jerk, we’ve brought in an all around nice guy, a Southern gentleman from Tennessee, John Davidson, who may be enjoying an extended stay at VIA VHS. In...

Duration:01:13:24

Episode 016: Con-Air with Spencer Scott Holmes from the Old Man Orange Podcast

1/8/2019
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Baby, it feels so good to be back in your earholes! After a brutally long 10 month hiatus, the VIA VHS podcast is back to bring you radical, rambling, ADD fueled Retro Reviews of the best and worst films of the VCR era. I’m joined this week by a blast from the past as my buddy Alex re-joins VIA VHS. Also long time friend of the show Spencer Scott Holmes visits to talk some aeronautical action. In the comeback episode we revisit the magical land of late 90s action flicks where doves,...

Duration:01:35:15

Episode 015: The Future of VIA VHS

11/8/2018
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Rumors of this show’s death have been greatly exaggerated! I know it’s been a little while since I’ve been in your earholes, I’ll try to be gentle. If you’re subscribed to this show you proably forgot that you were and that’s understandable, it’s been almost 8 months since an episode of VIA VHS has been released. But like a phoenix from the ashes this show will rise again! A little dramatic I know. Big changes are on the way for a revamped version of the show, so if you have a moment, I’ll...

Duration:00:17:26

Episode 014: Beverly Hills Cop - with Justin Esquivel from Epic Film Guys

3/16/2018
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As a movie fanatic, it’s fitting that I was born in 1984 because it is such an amzing year for film. Ghostbusters, Gremlins, The Karate Kid and so many big hits, but none was a bigger hit at the box office than Beverly Hills Cop. Eddie Murphy was everywhere, probably the world’s most famous standup at the time, killing it on SNL and now his first major blockbuster. This week’s Flux Capacitor focuses on 1988’s Beetlejuice, celebrating it’s 30th anniversary and Francis Ford Coppila’s 35 year...

Duration:01:02:55

Episode 013: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior - with Paul from the Countdown Movie & TV Review Podcast

3/8/2018
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Dang it feels great to be back! After taking a little time to regroup and record a few new episodes VIA VHS is back for what should be an amazing Season 2! Joining me on such a special occasion is one of my favorite podcasters, Paul from the Countdown Movie and every once and a while, almost never, TV reviews podcast. In stereotypical VIA VHS fashion, I’m having my Australian friend review Mad Max 2, obviously. Just kidding, Paul picked the film and at least he didn’t go full Aussie...

Duration:01:06:00

Episode 012: 80s Movie Tournament Selection Special

2/9/2018
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I’ve been waiting an entire year for this, the start of the 80s Movie Tournament. 64 of the best films from the 80s in a cutthroat battle for superiority!The best part is, YOU get to decide the winner! From March 15th to April 2nd in concurrence with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (March Madness), the 80s Movie Tournament will take place through matchups decided in Twitter polls on the VIA VHS Twitter page @viavhs https://twitter.com/viavhs To help me with the seeding in theis...

Duration:00:25:18

Episode 011: Trainspotting - with Jon Hickman

2/2/2018
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In this episode, we travel back to 1996 Edinbrgh, Scotland to visit the scuzzy gang of misfits Renton,Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie as we review Danny Boyle’s Traispotting. Our guest spotlight highlights Jon’s love for American Football films and his perspective of America’s most popular sport on the big screen. I also get John’s opinion on the best James Bond actor as well as what constituted VHS piracy. In a special Flux Capacitor we look back on several amazing films that celebrated...

Duration:01:43:59

Episode 010: Ferris Bueller's Day Off - with Gerald from Two Peas on a Podcast

1/25/2018
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Ohhhh Yeah…chicka-chickahh. Few films encapsulate 80s youth like Ferris Bueller’s Day off. Once again John Hughes makes a generational must see classic that will be passed down for generations. Joining me to discuss this 1986 treasure is a fellow podcaster from just down Tobacco Road in Durham NC, Gerald from Two Peas on a Podcast. In our Flux Capacitor, we sample anniversary films amongst the worst January has to offer and stumble into an accidental anniversary laced with Girl Power. You...

Duration:00:45:46

Episode 009: Big Trouble in Little China- with Dylan from the Well Kept & Unclean

1/11/2018
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It took less than ten episodes to go two deep into John Carpenter’s iconic filmography, this time with the bizarre 80s homage to 70s Kung-Fu with John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China. I’m joined by Dylan from the Pop-News podcast Well Kept & Unclean as we discuss this cult classic. In the Guest Spotlight, we draw similarities to the animated classic An American Tail and Godftaher 2, while in our Flux Capacitor, we travel back to find two of the crappiest anniversary films January has...

Duration:00:50:36

Episode 008: Past/Present/Future- with Dan from Netflix N' Swill

1/5/2018
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New Year, New Me. Or at least Dan hopes so. It’s true, my passive aggresive jabs at Dan Brenic in 2017 were as salty as the surface of Crait. Hopefully we can leave our Fantasy Football grudges in the past and forge a bond that for the future. In this episode we have a retrospective of 1988, 1993 and 1998 as we preview some of the Flux Capacitor films turning 20, 25 and 30 years old this year. After we bury our Fantasy Football issues and discuss Gypsy-Bots, we both pick our Top 5 Movies of...

Duration:01:06:01

Episode 007: Die Hard- with Ashlee from Rabbit Ears

12/21/2017
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As at least 873,242 people have said on Social Media this year, yes Die Hard is a Christmas movie. It’s almost a cliche to review Die Hard at Christmas but we here at VIA VHS aren’t above it. Joining me to shamelessly ride the Holiday SEO wave is Ashlee Gorski, the girl who took over my TV podcast like Hans Gruber henchman from a defunct Eastern European Prog Rock band took over Nakatomi Plaza. Just kidding, it was all by design. Find out what classic film series Ashlee despises and travel...

Duration:01:17:25

Episode 006: The Thing- with Caleb from Netflix N' Swill

12/3/2017
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This week I’m joined by the only person who idolizes Kurt Russell more than Starlord, Caleb Edward from Netflix N’ Swill is here to discuss the 1982 cult classic The Thing As for me, your host Wesley, I must admit however unfortunately that this was my first ever viewing of this 80s horror masterpiece. Did I love it, or did I eternally offend my guest for this week. This week’s Flux Capacitor is jammed packed and Caleb uncomfortably navigates the guest spotlight. Netflix N’ Swill can be...

Duration:01:21:10

Episode 005: A Clockwork Orange- with John from Now in Technicolor

11/25/2017
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How about a little bit of the old Ultra-Violence to awaken you from your post Thanksgiving turkey coma and bask in some debaucherous revelry. John from Now In Technicolor decided to go with a real horror show with his Rewind Review pick, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. You can find Now In Technicolor in all the popular podcatching apps as well as on Twitter @NowInTechPod and John @jaylosttheday Both VIA VHS and Now in Technicolor are proud member of the Podfix Network...

Duration:01:23:13

Episode 004: Jaws- with Chris Braaten from More Gooder Than

11/16/2017
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The movie that reinvented the Summer Blockbuster and gave generations of sweaty fanboys a reason to complain about big expensive licensing machines well into their fifties. Jaws, wasn’t just a big movie, it was a cultural phenomenon, much like my guest this week. With the voice of a God and a booming laugh that will impregnate every female in it’s radius, Chris Braaten (a.k.a #Godfix) rules the Podfix Network with love and mercy. Also he hosts the much celebrated More Gooder Than podcast...

Duration:01:11:27

Episode 003: Wild Wild West - featuring Matt Wright from A Beardo and a Weirdo Talk Film

11/2/2017
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Wicky-wah, wicky wicky-wah, wicky wicky what a pile of bullshit this film is. But something about this Wild Wild West is fun, nostalgic and silly 90s cheese! I’m joined all the way from the UK by Mathew Wright, on half of the Beardo and a Weirdo talk film to discuss the film that Will Smith, Salma Hayek, Kevin Kline and Keneth Branagh all want you to forget. 1999 is the cutoff year for VIA VHS’s Rewind Reviews and perhaps for good reason, as this film tries to prove that 1999-2003 rarely...

Duration:00:55:57

Episode 002: Air Force One- featuring Spencer Scott Holmes from Old Man Orange

10/26/2017
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If Spencer’s creativity and massive VHS collection wasn’t enough to make me envious, you should see his Air Force One swag bag! In this episode of the VIA VHS Retro Movie Podcast I’m joined by Spencer Scott Holmes of the Old Man Orange Podcast to discuss the 1997 Patriotic staple, Air Force One! Director Wolfgang Petersen succeeds in trying to conjure the 80s Cold War Action Movie magic, almost a decade after the Cold War ended, by essentially making Die Hard on a plane. Now imagine that...

Duration:00:53:18

Episode 001: Rocky IV- featuring Steve from Dinner and a Podcast

10/19/2017
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In the 80’s Americans had lots of money, lots of cocaine and lots of winning! Essentially we were Charlie Sheen. Just coming off of a landslide win in the last election by the ’Old Gipper’ and basking in the excess of 80s capitalism, America was in love with itself again, put your personal politics aside and you’ll have to admit, the 80s were pretty awesome. Perhaps no film caters to the American psyche of that time more than Rocky IV. America’s underdog hero Rocky is pitted against the...

Duration:00:41:31