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What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you!

What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you!
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What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you!

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Groundhog Day (1993)

12/6/2018
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"Groundhog Day" is the rare movie that became more important than the holiday that inspired it. Many believe it's Bill Murray's greatest work, and Shat The Movies listener Greg has watched it again, and again, and again, and again. There's always something new to discover in this '90s classic movie, even if you've seen it hundreds of times -- like the fact Phil Connors could be a sexual predator. In this episode of Shat The Movies: So put on your winter clothes and meet us in...

Duration:01:15:56

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

11/28/2018
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"The Last Boy Scout" is a movie by dirt bags for dirt bags. Producer Joel Silver is a dirt bag who cast his girlfriend as a topless chick in "Die Hard" and never gave her film credits. Bruce Willis plays a disgraced Secret Service agent who appear to be a dirt bag private investigator. And Big D is a dirt bag who loves this movie and cheated on every girlfriend he ever had. But not his wife. Shat The Movies co-host Gene's a dirt bag who dated a trailer park stripper. Co-host Roger is a dirt...

Duration:01:11:09

Encore Presentation: Planes Trains & Automobiles (1987)

11/20/2018
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Thanksgiving is a holiday like no other: We don't buy presents. We don't wear costumes. We don't party all night. We just bring our family and friends together to share a meal and reflect on our blessings. "Planes Trains & Automobiles" is a rare movie in many ways: It's a comedy that makes you cry. It's a John Hughes movie without teen stars. And it's one of the few movies we can think of that celebrates Thanksgiving, one of the most underappreciated holidays on the calendar. Steve Martin...

Duration:01:06:36

Tron (1982)

11/14/2018
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Disney's "Tron" digitally dazzled the world as revolutionary work of art: the identity discs, the concept of a computerized world, and visuals that to this day haven't been replicated in their inventiveness and effort. But one thing sets movies apart from other optical art forms: The Story. And when you read Tron's narrative files, some border on corrupt. On this podcast, three grown men who worshipped Tron as boys revisit Flynn, Sark, Lora, Dumant, light bikes, solar sailers, the I/O...

Duration:01:03:59

Under Siege (1992)

11/6/2018
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Everyone has that phase they'd rather not talk about. For some, it's when they wore JNCO jeans. For others, it's when they thought that two-tone ska tattoo was a good idea; or when dating skaters seemed cool. If the 1990s were a woman, Steven Seagal would be the phase she wishes she could forget. But we're braver than that, so we're diving into his best work, "Under Siege," to see if there's anything we can salvage from the murky depths of bad action flicks. Big D, Roger Roeper, and Gene...

Duration:01:18:53

Beetlejuice (1988)

10/29/2018
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There isn't a soul in this world or the next who doesn't love "Beetlejuice." It's Michael Keaton at his best. It's Tim Burton at his best. It's Geena Davis at her best. It's Alec Baldwin at his handsomest. And it's the role that made Winona Ryder's career (sorry, Stranger Things). Beetlejuice is everywhere each Halloween season, which makes it easy to watch the movie without really WATCHING it. Well, we did. And we've got a few things to talk about: This one starts a little slow, but man...

Duration:01:21:01

Pet Sematary (1989)

10/24/2018
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"Pet Sematary" might be Stephen King's biggest '80s movie hit, but is it any good after 30 years? That depends on whether you value good moviemaking over good writing. Find out what The Ramones had to do with getting this movie made, why you shouldn't let your cat outside, when it's safe to picnic in Maine, why Fred Gwynne sounds like a '40s detective, and why Cemetery is spelled Sematary. Kerri Gross, Dick Ebert, and Gene Lyons also cover: horrendous parenting skillseven worse...

Duration:01:20:38

Friday The 13th (1980)

10/18/2018
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"Friday the 13th" changed the world of horror movies when in debuted in 1980, picking up the slasher flick genre where "Halloween" left off. The cast's biggest star was an unknown Kevin Bacon, and the budget was a measly $550,000. With that, "Friday The 13th" made Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees, and "Ki ki ki, ma ma ma" household names. King Bee guest hosts this episode of Shat The Movies as we compare cultural appropriation with cultural celebration, discuss checking dog dicks to...

Duration:01:12:46

Halloween (1978)

10/12/2018
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Halloween is in the air, and the Shat crew is ready to get spoopy! Forty years after "Halloween" introduced America to Michael Myers and one week before Jamie Lee Curtis returns in the 11th installment of the series, we examine the original to see if it holds up. Big D explains the "Star Trek" origins of the Michael Myers mask and questions the reality of babysitter sex. Gene dives deep into the history of Judith Myers' boobs. And Kerri Gross asks just how far a man can carry a 150-pound...

Duration:01:14:46

Gleaming The Cube (1989)

10/4/2018
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"Gleaming The Cube" brought skateboard culture to the big screen with one of the weirdest plots we've seen to date: A skater Christian Slater investigates the accidental murder of his adopted Vietnamese brother while Tony Hawk delivers pizza. The villains are stereotypical. The action scenes defy the laws of physics. The blood looks more like Kool-Aid, and the romance is just plain creepy. But there's something about "Gleaming The Cube" that's made it a cult classic despite what Big D calls...

Duration:01:19:54

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

9/26/2018
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If you've never fallen in love with a friend, consider yourself lucky. If you've ever fallen in love with a friend, consider this romcom a treasure. "When Harry Met Sally" used to just be "That Meg Ryan orgasm scene movie" when we were kids. But like the title characters, we've grown up and better understand the intricacies of romance. The question of "Can men and women be just friends?" and concept of "high maintenance" are a lot more relevant at 31 than 13. Kerri, Big D, and Gene get...

Duration:01:31:11

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

9/21/2018
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When you think "My Cousin Vinny," you might think "Joe Pesci comedy classic," but there's a lot more to this 1992 North-meets-South courtroom farce. For Gene, there's Marisa Tomei at her finest: A charming Mona Lisa Vito with a heart of gold and a wardrobe to match. She's the ultimate '90s Italian heartthrob who delivers the best lines of the movie. For Roger, there's beloved Fred Gwynne in his final film role. TV's Herman Munster brings warm and gentle comedy to Vinny's Judge Chamberlain...

Duration:01:06:44

Last Action Hero (1993)

9/5/2018
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Arnold Schwarzenegger considered "Last Action Hero" the beginning of the end of his film career. After a string of blockbusters, Arnold had a flop on his hands. "Last Action Hero" — a self-referential parody of every action movie that made Arnold's career — didn't sit well with fans who didn't know what to make of it. Oh, and it was competing with a little movie called "Jurassic Park." But there's a lot to love about this cinematic oddity: intentionally painful puns, boundless cameos,...

Duration:01:14:05

Arachnophobia (1990)

8/29/2018
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When "Arachnophobia" was released in in 1990, advertisers were uncertain as to whether they should market the film as a thriller or a comedy. Therefore, television spots promoting the film billed it as a "thrill-omedy". Apparently, nobody saw Ghostbusters or Ghostbusters II. With Gene out traveling, Big D & Roger welcome back Kerri Gross to the podcast as they relive some of their most harrowing experiences with the movie as well as real-life encounters with arachnids. Discover the answers...

Duration:01:25:19

Armageddon (1998)

8/23/2018
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"Armageddon" showed us exactly what happens when mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer teams up with ultra-director Michael Bay: Everything's big, loud, and explodey. The 1998 summer blockbuster mixed an all-star cast with top-notch special effects and all the flag-waving that could be crammed into 160 minutes. Big D, Roger, and Gene blast off for disaster when they discuss the confusing science behind "Armageddon," weigh its merits, and explore if its jokes can still be considered funny in...

Duration:01:23:17

Road House (1989)

8/16/2018
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“Road House” invented the good bad movie. But was it actually any good? Patrick Swayze was charming but grossly undersized. The script was quotable but largely nonsense. And did you know Road House is two words? Whether you relished Sam Elliot’s smooth bass and glorious mane or cringed at the ridiculousness of tearing out throats, one thing is for sure: the boobs, butts, and bar fights were pure ‘80s. Support With Venmo: https://venmo.com/ShatPodcasts Shop Amazon With Our Free Affiliate...

Duration:01:34:26

In The Mouth of Madness (1994)

8/9/2018
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"In The Mouth of Madness" is a cult film that pioneered themes that pushed the boundaries of cinema from 1994 to present day: self-referential film making, Lovecraftian horror, and the general questioning of reality. But does it deserve to be labeled a horror classic? Every spooky twist on insanity is hamstrung by an awkward acting performance. Every slimy John Carpenter monster is countered by a bizarre herpes kid. This is a movie of high aspirations and stumbling execution. How does it...

Duration:01:14:17

Heat (1995)

8/5/2018
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Was "Heat" a star-studded, heart-racing heist movie or a bloated collection of subplots better suited to a mini-series? Michael Mann's masterpiece put Al Pacino and Robert De Niro on the screen together for the first time, and its star-studded cast included Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Bud Cort, Hank Azaria, Dennis Haysbert, and a young Natalie Portman. In this edition of Shat The Movies, Big D analyzes the famous Los Angeles shootout (Gene's favorite shootout outside of "The Way...

Duration:01:35:15

Labyrinth (1986)

7/28/2018
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A 40-year-old, hypersexualized rock star in a codpiece who calls himself a Goblin King steals a baby and tries to seduce the child's 15-year-old sister among dismembered Muppets, roofies, and suggestive lyrics. Yeah, we're gonna keep this one real professional. You get ALL FOUR SHAT THE MOVIES HOSTS IN ONE! Roger sees masterful symbolism. Gene hears is gorgeous music. Kerri flashes back to her childhood, and Dick is scandalized by the treatment of children. Chilly Down with us; do a Magic...

Duration:01:20:09

The Goonies (1985)

7/19/2018
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Was Chunk fat-shamed or fat-famed? Does foreclosure really need to be explained? What's the proper etiquette for wishing well coin collection? And does One-Eyed Willy's hoard count as buried treasure or a fortune lost at sea? Gene and Big D fight for the honor of "The Goonies" as Roger argues it's childish nonsense. In "The Gooonies," a band of kids who live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Ore., attempt to save their homes from demolition, and, in doing so, discover an old...

Duration:01:19:13