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Don’t Push Pause is a bi-weekly podcast bringing you discussions on movies from the 70s, 80s and 90s. DPP consists of a main discussion on a featured film, followed up by our Picks of the Week, and closing with our signature (Bill) Murray Moment.

Don’t Push Pause is a bi-weekly podcast bringing you discussions on movies from the 70s, 80s and 90s. DPP consists of a main discussion on a featured film, followed up by our Picks of the Week, and closing with our signature (Bill) Murray Moment.

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Don’t Push Pause is a bi-weekly podcast bringing you discussions on movies from the 70s, 80s and 90s. DPP consists of a main discussion on a featured film, followed up by our Picks of the Week, and closing with our signature (Bill) Murray Moment.

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Episodes

Episode 71 : The Fly (1986)

2/15/2021
Deconstructing what makes THE FLY (1986) a renowned sci-fi classic with a truly transformative love story & one of best remakes of all time. *Discussions* The original short story, differences from the original ‘58 film, plus FLY sequels; the unimaginable search for a director/screenwriter; saving a turbulent production; intimate nature of the film, blending humanistic themes & primal fears with body horror in a love story; unique casting stories & character evolutions; favorite special...

Duration:01:25:59

Episode 70 : Silence Of The Lambs

1/26/2021
We’re celebrating the 30th Anniversary of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS & fleshing out what makes this film nothing short of brilliant. **Discussions include** Adaptation of the novel to screenplay; production evolution, casting lead roles & FBI involvement; revamping of a traditional hero story through a female perspective & unconventional cinematography; themes, atmosphere, stylistic choices & popularizing true crime stories; actor commitments to the film’s integrity; sound/score, make-up &...

Duration:01:46:59

Episode 69 : 9 to 5

12/21/2020
We’re closing out Dolly December with Ms. Parton’s debut film! Not many films can hold social relevance for 40 years. But in 1980, NINE TO FIVE was not only a big boost to a movement, it also gave a voice to those oppressed in the workforce. A labor of love & sneakily subversive, this influential film was groundbreaking at the time & continues to inspire today. ▶️Synopsis: Three female co-workers unite over unequal treatment in the workplace, especially at the hands of their tyrannical &...

Duration:01:21:59

Episode 68 : Steel Magnolias

12/7/2020
Perhaps no other film better illustrates laughter through pain than the timeless classic, STEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989). This true story is not only a moving, cathartic expression, but also celebrates life & immortalizes a tragic, yet universally relatable journey. ▶️Synopsis: Set in Natchitoches, Louisiana, six women are brought together by a local salon, not only to have their hair & nails done, but to share their lives with one another, including a mother & her diabetic daughter’s desire to...

Duration:01:25:59

Episode 67 Wayne's World

11/23/2020
Expanding a comedy sketch into a full-length feature film is always a gamble. When WAYNE’S WORLD hit theaters in 1992, the film’s instant success was not only a surprise, but also catapulted careers & paved the way for even more Saturday Night Live films. By appealing to a mass audience & departing from predictable humor, WAYNE’S WORLD continues to be a beloved comedy classic. ▶️Synopsis: Two music-oriented best friends, Wayne and Garth, produce a late-nite, cable access entertainment TV...

Duration:01:25:22

Episode 66 : Election

11/9/2020
Alexander Payne’s ELECTION (1999) breaks down politics in the most basic of ways. Through sharp critique, biting satire & layered performances, the fresh relevance of this film rings true in its relatability. ELECTION’s brutal honesty & exposure of human imperfections makes it one of the most provocative comedies fo the ‘90s. ▶️Synopsis: Feeling that an over-achieving high school student needs to be sidelined, a well-liked teacher convinces a popular jock to join the race for student body...

Duration:01:28:00

Episode 65 : Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

10/26/2020
Considered one of the all-time best horror movies, George A. Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) is a landmark achievement in moviemaking. Artistically combining social commentary, storytelling & game-changing visuals, the essence of DAWN is still emulated to this day. It is the zombie movie to which all others are compared. When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth... and Romero is the only one who can properly guide us. ▶️Synopsis: Society is in the midst of chaos as an...

Duration:01:37:39

Episode 64 : Ginger Snaps

10/19/2020
Not only did GINGER SNAPS (2000) challenge typical horror movie tropes, but it was also a vibrant kick to the werewolf genre. This Canadian film is a true testament to satire & sharp creativity being able to depict the horrific transformations of youth through the modern metamorphosis of the werewolf. Though only celebrating its 20th anniversary, GINGER SNAPS has “cult classic” written all over it. ▶️Synopsis: United in their morbid discontentment with life, Brigitte and Ginger are two...

Duration:01:28:31

Episode 63 : Exorcist III

10/5/2020
Sometimes movie sequels are lackluster or go off the rails, but rarely do they attempt a franchise reinvention. With original Exorcist writer in full control, William Peter Blatty created a new crop tension-building scares with the unconventional, THE EXORCIST III. An often overlooked film, this unsettling story cranks out the creeps and ties in the original blockbuster without being a knockoff, but it wasn’t an easy task to accomplish. ▶️Synopsis: A string of killings lead a police...

Duration:01:19:59

Episode 62 : Almost Famous

9/22/2020
ALMOST FAMOUS has not aged a day since its release in 2000. Writer/director/producer Cameron Crowe is known for films which speak to romantic or nostalgic sensibilities. ALMOST FAMOUS gave him the opportunity to tell an unconventional & endearing story from his youth. This cinematically poetic love letter to music shepherds a coming of age story on the road with a touring band & a teenager clinging to his morals while carving his path into journalism. Timeless & inspiring, this story is...

Duration:01:35:34

Episode 61 : Ace Ventura : Pet Detective

9/8/2020
Imagine paying your dues in an unforgiving entertainment world for over 10 years, then becoming an international sensation almost overnight. That was Jim Carrey’s life in 1994. ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE garnered much attention for everyone involved, but this bizarre detective comedy was an extreme gamble with great deal of thought beneath the surface. ▶️Synopsis: When the mascot for the Miami Dolphins is kidnapped, a pet detective named Ace Ventura is hired to solve the crime. After...

Duration:01:23:57

Episode 61 : Ace Ventura : Pet Detective

9/7/2020
Imagine paying your dues in an unforgiving entertainment world for over 10 years, then becoming an international sensation almost overnight. That was Jim Carrey’s life in 1994. ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE garnered much attention for everyone involved, but this bizarre detective comedy was an extreme gamble with great deal of thought beneath the surface. ▶️Synopsis: When the mascot for the Miami Dolphins is kidnapped, a pet detective named Ace Ventura is hired to solve the crime. After...

Duration:01:25:00

Episode 60 : Total Recall (1990)

8/24/2020
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s name is synonymous with celebrated action movies. Before Paul Verhoeven’s TOTAL RECALL (1990) became a massive blockbuster, Schwarzenegger had to fight for it to become a reality. A film with a deeper-than-average plot, dedicated cast/crew and impressively imaginative special effects, TOTAL RECALL is still an extraordinary sci-fi spectacular. ▶️Synopsis: Set in 2084, an everyday man seeks out an adventure of a lifetime. But a botched virtual vacation to Mars makes...

Duration:01:24:59

Episode 59 : Boyz N The Hood

8/10/2020
In 1991, writer/director John Singleton provided a window into a world ignored by mainstream cinema with this groundbreaking film. Through prolific storytelling filled with heart, emotion and honesty, Singleton shed an eye-opening light upon the lives of those familiar to him. A big-budget film studio took a chance on a first-time filmmaker, which resulted in one of the most poignant films to come out the 1990s, BOYZ N THE HOOD. ▶️Synopsis: This coming-of-age story follows a young man sent...

Duration:01:21:00

Episode 58 : Pretty Woman

7/27/2020
PRETTY WOMAN was the movie blockbuster which not only helped define romantic comedies, but also changed the landscape of the genre. Since the film’s release 30 years ago, fashion and culture may have changed, but this good-hearted tale still leaves us feeling like fairytale fantasies can exist. ▶️Synopsis: A wealthy businessman hires a sex worker to escort him to multiple social functions while facilitating a business deal. Over time, the two discover they have more in common that...

Duration:01:08:36

Episode 57 : That Thing You Do!

7/14/2020
By writing, directing and co-starring in THAT THING YOU DO!, Tom Hanks committed himself to create a solid film about a band’s rise and fall in the music industry. Offering up a sincerely charming, what-if story, Hanks combined one heck of a formidable cast with a driving, inspirational story and an unforgettable soundtrack. No matter what decade in which the film is set, it continues to still strike a chord with audiences over 25 years later. ▶️Synopsis: Set in the 1960s, The Wonders are a...

Duration:01:22:06

Episode 56 : Tremors

6/30/2020
Over the last 30 years, TREMORS (1990) has remained an impressively hair-raising monster movie, having garnered a steady following and still inspiring contemporary sequels. It’s one big mutha which appeals to any age and warrants going behind-the-scenes to understand why its boldness sets it apart from other films of the creature-feature genre. ▶️Synopsis: Physically barred from leaving town, two small town handymen stumble upon mysterious deaths and begin to link the grotesque killings to...

Duration:01:26:48

Episode 55 : Welcome To The Dollhouse

6/16/2020
No other film captures the truthful pain of adolescence as well as Todd Solondz’s WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE (1995). By showing us harsh realities through heartbreaking humor, writer/director Solondz gives us a darkly comedic, layered look into the provocative world of Dawn “Wienerdog.” The universal appeal of this film is undeniable and gives a voice to the kids who go unseen. ▶️Synopsis: Plagued by bullying at school and being the forgotten middle child at home, an awkward pre-teen, Dawn...

Duration:01:10:45

Episode 54 : Adventures In Babysitting / Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead

6/2/2020
No parents. No rules. No problem, right? Chris Parker and Sue Ellen Crandell are two teens forced into roles they never asked for — saving their own skins and watching after some youngins. The Season 3 Opener takes a closer looks at these beloved teen comedies— ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING and DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD! ▶️ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING, (1987): After her date-night plans fall through, Chris takes a babysitting job looking after a brother/sister duo and their...

Duration:01:12:28

Episode 53 : Goodfellas

5/4/2020
The Season Two Finale is here! GOODFELLAS (1990) is one of the most beloved Martin Scorsese films. By using exhilarating visuals and condensed, fast-paced storytelling, this monumental mob chronicle never loses its boldness. Scorsese’s artistic integrity brings to life this terrifyingly honest and engaging portrayal of a blue collar crime world. ▶️Quick ‘lil Season Two Blooper Reel! ▶️Synopsis: This is the true story of Henry Hill being molded by the mob, starting out as a kid and moving...

Duration:01:23:26