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“To the 90’s and Beyond” offers concise deep-dives into the origin, making, production, and legacy for movies of the 1990s, as well as looks at newer films that were influenced by the films that came out in the 1980s/1990s. It also serves as a companion podcast to “Around the World in 80s Movies”.

“To the 90’s and Beyond” offers concise deep-dives into the origin, making, production, and legacy for movies of the 1990s, as well as looks at newer films that were influenced by the films that came out in the 1980s/1990s. It also serves as a companion podcast to “Around the World in 80s Movies”.

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Santa Barbara, CA

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“To the 90’s and Beyond” offers concise deep-dives into the origin, making, production, and legacy for movies of the 1990s, as well as looks at newer films that were influenced by the films that came out in the 1980s/1990s. It also serves as a companion podcast to “Around the World in 80s Movies”.

Twitter:

@qwipsterpod

Language:

English


Episodes

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) | J.A. Bayona

11/6/2022
This 5th entry in the Jurassic franchise sets the story following the closure of Jurassic World, where its dormant volcano, Mt. Sibo, has become active, threatening all life on Isla Nublar. Humankind debates whether the clone dinosaurs should be saved or return to extinction. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) has become a conservationist advocate for the Dinosaur Protection Group, feeling an overwhelming responsibility to save the dinos she once considered merely a commodity. After John...

Duration:00:12:02

Jurassic World (2015) | Colin Trevorrow

7/16/2022
Siblings Gray (Ty Simpkins) and Zach (Nick Robinson) are sent on vacation to visit their Aunt Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), who is the manager of operations at the Costa Rica island resort known as Jurassic World, a tourist attraction funded by mega-billionaire named Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan) that takes its basic idea from the original Jurassic Park but seeks to do the formula right (i.e., more profitably). In addition to the assortment of dinosaurs, the corporation is looking into...

Duration:00:36:19

Jurassic Park III (2001) | Joe Johnston

5/2/2022
Jurassic Park III starts off with a man and a young boy that go paragliding only to have a forced crash landing on the island of Isla Sorna, the infamous second Jurassic Park island. The boy's parents, played by William H. Macy and Tea Leoni, travel to the island in hopes of rescuing their son, dragging along Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill, from the first film), who is none too happy about being thrown among the ruthless predators again. Golly gee, you don't think their plane might crash causing...

Duration:00:34:37

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) | Steven Spielberg

3/20/2022
It's four years later, and the chief creator of Jurassic Park sends an expedition of four people to check on "Site B", a secret place where the dinosaurs were developed and which now sports dinosaurs roaming free. The quartet is supposed to document the goings-on, but soon discover they will not be alone on the island, as the creator's nephew envisions Jurassic Parks across America and wants to capture some dinos to exploit for profit. Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, and Vince Vaughn star....

Duration:00:36:43

Jurassic Park (1993) | Steven Spielberg

2/7/2022
Vince goes in-depth on all of the history, trivia, and behind-the-scenes action of 1993's JURASSIC PARK, directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the best-selling book by Michael Crichton. Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Richard Attenborough star in this thrilling adventure of an eccentric billionaire who builds a theme park attraction full of cloned dinosaurs that doesn't go according to plan.

Duration:00:41:33

Super Mario Bros. (1993) | Rocky Morton & Annabel Jankel

11/4/2021
Super Mario Bros. features the emergence of an alternate dimension caused by (what is now known as) Brooklyn being struck by a meteorite millions of years ago. In this alternate dimension, humans evolved from lizards, rather than monkeys, as believed in our own realm. There is also only one city, Dinohattan, surrounded by endless desert, and currently presided over by the evil Koopa (Hopper, Red Rock West). President Koopa (Dennis Hopper) is out to get a powerful rock crystal, a fragment of...

Duration:00:44:09

Double Dragon (1994) | James Yukich

9/29/2021
Set in the futuristic year of 2007, in a city dubbed New Angeles, after having been reconstructed after a giant earthquake that happened a decade before in Southern California, where gangs and criminals mostly have their run of the city streets at night. Outside of the ineffective New Angeles Police Department, a vigilante group called the Power Corps, with direction from a teenage girl named Marian (Alyssa Milano), is the only organized force willing to take on the evil forces around the...

Duration:00:27:44

Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)

9/5/2021
In this animated adventure expanded from the video game, M. Bison is a megalomaniacal warlord from Thailand with dreams of world domination. Bison runs a super-secret organization of drug smugglers, weapons runners, and an international terror and crime syndicate called "Shadowlaw". Fueling Shadowlaw is a massive drug-running operation and a diabolical plan to become the most military force in the world through the use of ultra-powerful street fighters. Bison has his tech team devise a squad...

Duration:00:23:44

Street Fighter (1994) | Steven E. de Souza

8/13/2021
In the Southeast Asian country of Shadaloo, where General M. Bison (Raul Julia) has been waging a war with the A.N. (the Allied Nations -- a U.N.-like military force) after he has taken several dozen A.N. hostages, putting them up for a ransom of $20 billion dollars. Leading the A.N. counterattack is United States Colonel William F. Guile (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a headstrong and gifted fighter that Bison can't wait to challenge in hand-to-hand combat. Many others would converge at Bison's...

Duration:00:35:44

Mortal Kombat (2021) | Simon McQuoid

7/26/2021
MMA cage fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) is someone who usually takes a dive for money in the arena. Young doesn't know his heritage is tied to the ancient ninja Hanzo Hasashi (Hiroyuki Sanada) and that his dragon-shaped birthmark means he is chosen to compete in the Mortal Kombat tournament for the fate of Earthrealm. Outworld sorcerer emperor Shang Tsung (Chin Han) is out to get Young, sending his best warrior, Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), to snuff him out. Young finds out more about why when...

Duration:00:38:05

Mortal Kombat: Devastation | Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge (2020)

6/15/2021
In this episode, Vince looks at the ill-fated attempts to release the third film in the original Mortal Kombat film franchise from the 1990s, followed by an in-depth look at the 2020 animated feature, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, an ultraviolent origin story to one of the game's most popular characters. This one features a man named Hanzo Hasashi, a ninja of a sort who vows revenge as an undead warrior on Sub-Zero and the Lin Kuei, who wiped out Hanzo's people, the Shirai Ryu,...

Duration:00:24:35

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) | John R. Leonetti

5/17/2021
In this sequel to 1995's Mortal Kombat, portals between Outworld and Earth are illegally opened by Outworld’s emperor Shao Kahn, who has decided the rules of “Mortal Kombat” need not apply to him. This leaves the world’s mightiest fighters only six days to vanquish this new threat and close the portals or lose Earthrealm to the powers of evil. They return to Outworld to fight for humanity’s fate.

Duration:00:33:06

Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins (1995) | Joseph Francis

5/5/2021
Mortal Kombat: The Journey begins was a direct-to-video animated video released in conjunction with the release of Mortal Kombat in theaters in 1995. It purports to be a sequel to the live-action film. For the story, producer Larry Kasanoff employed the services of his screenwriter for the live-action film, Kevin Droney. In Droney's script, we learn that "Mortal Kombat" is a tournament where warriors from Earth and warriors from the alternate dimension of Outworld compete for domination....

Duration:00:15:09

Mortal Kombat (1995) | Paul W.S. Anderson

5/1/2021
The debut episode of "To the 90s and Beyond" podcast! In the film, there is a gathering of Earth's top fighters every generation to compete for the fate of the planet to keep the evil forces from Outworld from gaining dominion. It seems that if Outworld's fighters defeat Earth in one more tournament, Earth will be theirs. The current generation's elite are rounded up, including monk fighter Liu Kang (Robin Shou), Hollywood action hero Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby), and military operative Sonya...

Duration:00:33:08

Out with the new, in with the old…

4/15/2021
Vince thanks listeners for their feedback regarding the future of the show and briefly lays out the format change going from henceforth, including what the new title will be.

Duration:00:06:07

Feedback request from listeners

4/5/2021
This is not a review, but a request for feedback from Vince on the future format of the show due to the lack of availability of new movies. Please write to Vince @ qwipster@gmail.com and let him know if you'd like the show to remain as it is, or if you'd like to hear something different that covers a particular genre or era of films of the past.

Duration:00:04:27

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

3/22/2021
The much-demanded and long-awaited release of Zack Snyder's vision for what was meant to be his 2017 film Justice League. As with the 2017 version, the story follows the events of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Superman is dead, leaving a vacuum as Earth’s protector. A hulking alien from the planet Apokolips named Steppenwolf comes to Earth to retrieve the three hidden Motherboxes, cubelike artifacts with mysterious, powerful energy, enough to destroy planets when combined. Batman...

Duration:00:21:26

Coming 2 America (2021) | Craig Brewer

3/7/2021
Coming 2 America is the much-belated sequel to one of Eddie Murphy's most popular of starring vehicles, 1988's Coming to America. Murphy returns to his role as Akeem Joffer, an obscenely wealthy prince of the fictional African kingdom of Zamunda, living in bliss with his wife, Lisa (Shari Headley), and their three daughters. With his father ailing (James Earl Jones), Akeem is set to become the king, but this will leave Zamunda, which has only been ruled by men, with no male heir. General...

Duration:00:16:18

Tom & Jerry (2021) | Tim Story

3/1/2021
Set in New York City, Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Kayla, a street-wise con artist who steals the resume of a highly qualified applicant and lands a temp position with the upscale Royal Gate Hotel. Through a series of mishaps, Jerry the mouse ends up taking unofficial residence in the five-star establishment while Kayla hires Tom the cat to be the exterminator that will preserve the immaculate reputation of the hotel, especially as they are set to host the “Wedding of the Century” between a...

Duration:00:10:13

Promising Young Woman (2020) | Emerald Fennell

2/17/2021
Cassie Thomas (Carey Mulligan) lives with her parents in Ohio while working in a dead-end job at thirty years old, a barista in a small coffee shop. Her parents have been encouraging her to get on with her life in ways that aren't even subtle. Their latest birthday gift: a suitcase. Cassie spends her evenings at the local watering holes to the point where she's in an obvious stupor. Inevitably, someone will offer to do the right thing and give her a ride home. However, temptation gets the...

Duration:00:18:28