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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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United States

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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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English


Episodes

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

3/13/2019
Nothing gets us going like Men in Tights....wait,um...I mean, the movie, Robin Hood: Men in Tights. I'm joined by Sho'Nuff John and Spencer Scott Holmes to discuss this 1993 Mel Brooks Comedy classic! The director birthday spotlight shines bright on George Miller and Ron Howard, as we revisit their classic filmographies. This week's Flux Capacitor re-visits three films from 1999 with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Analyze This and the raunchy teen drama Cruel Intentions. In 1989,...

Duration:01:14:57

90s Movie Tournament Selection Show

2/28/2019
March Madness is almost here and as tradition, it's time for VIA VHS to shamefully piggyback off the NCAA Tournament and reap the rewards of good SEO! But seriously, this is the third year in a row VIA VHS has done a March Madness style tournament and this years edition may be the best yet! The 90s Movie Tournament puts 64 of the best films from the 90s in a single elimination bracket with match-ups decided by you the listener via Twitter poll. There's no doubt that the sheer amount of...

Duration:01:21:40

The Last Dragon

2/20/2019
Back in 1985, Barry Gordy and Motown Records produced a funky Kung-fu flick with urban flare called the Last Dragon. This episode is the Sho'Nuff John special, the first in our series of host pick flicks. Our Director Spotlight features two interesting directors, one is an icon of 80s cinema and is forever tied to the pop culture of the decade, a cinematic equivalent to MTV, John Hughes. Next we have the man who is the worldwide leader in explosions since 1995, Michael Bay. A man who...

Duration:01:25:22

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

2/13/2019
Your boys Sho’ Nuff John and Alejandro join Wesley to talk about their first childhood obsession and the film that rocked our collective minds in 1990, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! This week’s Flux Capacitor looks back at the 90s adolescent capitalists favorte film Blank Check and the 1979 classic The Warriors. Blank Check-https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109287/?ref=nvsr_1 The Warriors-https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080120/?ref=nvsr_1 Finally, our Rewind Review focuses on the 1990...

Duration:01:10:57

Fern Gully

2/6/2019
We’ve finally broken through the dystopic hellscape of January films, so we reward your perseverence with two iconic comedy classics in the Flux Capacitor. Don’t worry, VIA VHS stays true to form as we ridicule a sub-par, 1992 animated propaganda film about why trees are good, but human bad. DIRECTOR BIRTHDAY SPOTLIGHT: This week we have two birthday boys in Tobe Hooper, an iconic horror master and B-Movie auteur, along with Frank Darabont, who’s obsessed with prisons and angry e-mails....

Duration:01:09:19

Demolition Man

1/29/2019
We travel to the year 2032 by way of 1993 to review the Action/Sci-Fi/comedy hit Demolition Man, starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock. So put on your happy joy joy feelings, grab some Taco Bell and enjoy this episode of VIA VHS. We have a brand new segment on this week’s show! The Director Spotlight focuses on famous directors celebrating birthdays. This week’s featured directors are: John Carpenter-https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000118/?ref=nvsr1 John...

Duration:01:35:02

The Jerk

1/17/2019
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....

Duration:01:13:24

Con-Air

1/9/2019
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

The Future of VIA VHS

11/8/2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Duration:00:50:36

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

1/5/2018
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...

Duration:01:06:01

Episode 007: Die Hard- with Ashlee from Rabbit Ears

12/21/2017
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
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
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
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