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Total Movie Recall* is a free-wheeling film nostalgia podcast in which hosts Steve Albertson & Ryan Mixson each have painstakingly assembled a list of movies that have touched them in some way at a specific moment in their lives. The hosts alternate rolling dice at the end of each show to determine which film will be explored in the following episode. TRM is produced independently in Atlanta, GA.






TMR 028 – Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko(2001) d.Richard Kelly Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal Jena Malone Drew Barrymore Maggie Gyllenhaal Mary McDonnell Katharine Ross Patrick Swayze Seth Rogen Noah Wyle This week on Total Movie Recall, in a long time coming, Ryan finally loses his effing mind as Steve shoots a time/space wormhole from his chest while watching 2001's crazy bananas Donnie Darko. They talk about the hell that is adolescence, the subjective nature of reality, and how much they miss Swayze. In a funny,...

Duration: 01:06:56

TMR 027 – Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters II (1989) d. Ivan Reitman Starring: Dan Akroyd Harold Ramis Bill Murray Ernie Hudson Sigourney Weaver Annie Potts Rick Moranis Peter MacNicol On this week's episode of TMR, Steve and Ryan watch 1989's not-quite-classic sequel Ghostbusters II. Ryan talks about the time he broke his dad's heart and may have inadvertently killed the family dog, Steve breaks down the way this generation's kids consume content, they speculate on the complicated mythology of Bill Murray, and both...

Duration: 01:03:14

TMR 026 – Ninja Scroll

Ninja Scroll(1993) d.Yoshiaki Kawajiri This week on Total Movie Recall,Steve and Ryan go toe-to-toe with their verbal martial arts prowess—leaping from rooftop to rooftop, through bamboo forests and dodging ninja stars and killer bees. Steve goes into hyperdrive with tales of sex, drugs and violence, while Ryan tries to wrap his head around the horrors that were inflicted upon him in the Japanese anime classic Ninja Scroll. In this anime film, Jubei, a highly skilled ninja, is coerced into...

Duration: 00:49:54

TMR 025 – The Sword in the Stone

The Sword in the Stone(1963) d. Wolfgang Reitherman Produced by:Walt Disney Starring: Rickie Sorensen Sebastian Cabot Karl Swenson This week on Total Movie Recall,Steve and Ryan relive the vile union of a pedophilic wizard and his would be king pupil. Ryan remembers a simpler time when he'd eat sugary snacks at his creepy neighbor's house while getting hockity pocketied, and Steve demands more swords and wizardry in his swords and wizardry in the 1963 Disney classic "The Sword in the...

Duration: 00:47:10

TMR 024 – Oldboy

Oldboy (2003) d. Chan-wook Park Starring: Min-sik Choi Ji-tae Yu Hye-jeong Kang This week on Total Movie Recall,Steve and Ryantake on the roles of Oedipus andSophocles as they regress deep into their subconscious to cope with the brutal realities of Seoul's gritty underbelly. Steve comes to terms with his unquenchable thirst for revenge, Ryan double checks his list of those he has wrongs, and they both concludethat eating a live octopus might be a one way ticket to Elder God hell. Dae-Su...

Duration: 00:58:39

TMR 023 – High Fidelity

High Fidelity (2000) d. Stephen Frears Starring: John Cusack Iben Hjejle Todd Louiso Jack Black Lisa Bonet Catherine Zeta-Jones Joan Cusack Tim Robbins This week on Total Movie Recall,Steve and Ryan compare thesoul sapping abyss of their previous relationships with that of Rob from High Fidelity. Steve talks about hunting down ex-girlfriends to demand answers and Ryan weighs the significance of romance in your teens vs. in your twenties. They both lament the demise of the mix tape and...

Duration: 01:10:58

TMR 022 – The Goonies

TheGoonies (1985) d.Richard Donner Writers: Steven Spielberg (story) Chris Columbus (screenplay) Starring: Sean Astin Josh Brolin Jeff Cohen Corey Feldman Kerri Green Martha Plimpton Ke Huy Quan Robert Davi Joe Pantoliano Anne Ramsey This week on Total Movie Recall, we go back to a time when Corey's ruled the world. We watched 1985's classic "The Goonies" and wonder what exactly a "Goonie" is. We help Ryan try to figure out the ins and outs of a complicated housing market, try to figure...

Duration: 01:18:41

TMR 021 – The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer (1991) d. Joe Johnston Starring: Billy Campbell Jennifer Connelly Timothy Dalton Alan Arkin Paul Sorvino This week on TMR, we flash back to the Art Deco past and get into a big fight about... well, exactly what Art Deco is. A movie about a remarkably mentally healthy Howard Hughes; angelic, heavenly creature Jennifer Connelly; an underrated James Bond turns in an underrated villain performance; and huge Nazi blimps fly over Los Angeles and NO ONE EVEN NOTICES. We watched...

Duration: 00:59:58

TMR 020 – Battle Royale

Battle Royale (2000) d. Kinji Fukasaku Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara Aki Maeda Takeshi Kitano Chiaki Kuriyama This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve and Ryan finally have the psychotic break that was inevitable since this show began. They watch the 2000 Japanese classic "Battle Royale" and have PTSD flashbacks about hormonal insanity in middle school, admit how ineffectual they would be if they had to fight a bunch of preteens to the death, and encourage kids to never trust adults. 42 9th...

Duration: 01:13:26

TMR 019 – The Untouchables

The Untouchables (1987) d. Brian De Palma Starring: Kevin Costner Sean Connery Andy Garcia Robert De Niro Billy Drago This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve and Ryan throw Italian and Irish racial slurs around like its 1929. Steve tells us about growing up as a little street scamp on the mean streets of Chicago, Ryan is the only lapsed Baptist in the world with a patron saint, and the guys run their Sean Connery impressions straight into the ground. After building an empire with bootleg...

Duration: 00:59:13

TMR 018 – Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise (1995) d. Richard Linklater Starring: Ethan Hawke Julie Delpy This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve and Ryan drop their ironic, cynical pose and reveal the wounded romantic inside. Steve tells us how this movie helped him during those in-between-relationship periods of booze and ice cream, Ryan reflects on his parents' mortality, and the boys conclude that adulthood and growing up are a sham. On his way to Vienna, American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) meets Celine (Julie Delpy), a...

Duration: 01:26:41

TMR 017 – The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project (1999) Starring: Heather Donahue Joshua Leonard Michael C. Williams This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve & Ryan participate in the most horrific thing imaginable - spending a week alone in the woods with three insufferable film students. The guys talk about how susceptible to the scares they were (and decidedly still are), how embarrassingly gullible 13-year old Ryan was, how freaky runic symbols are, and Steve's hatred of camping. Found video footage tells the...

Duration: 01:01:07

TMR 016 – Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) d.Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Gary Oldman Winona Ryder Anthony Hopkins Keanu Reeves Richard E. Grant Cary Elwes Billy Campbell Tom Waits Sadie Frost This week on Total Movie Recall,Steve & Ryan take part in the absinthe-fueled sexy insanity that is possessive-filled Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula. They bask in the heavenly glow that is Keanu Reeves' acting, Gary Oldman's ability to make the ladies' wild even in a wrinkly beast suit, and how...

Duration: 01:22:24

TMR 015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Special Episode)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens(2015) d. J.J.Abrams Starring: Daisy Ridley John Boyega Oscar Isaac Harrison Ford Carrie Fisher This special Star Wars edition of Total Movie Recallfinds Stevefeeling the emotional pull of the force as he regresses tohis 8-year-old self and Ryan falls in love with young upstart Daisy Ridley as they unpackage their complex relationship with the Star Wars franchise through the lens of The Force Awakens. Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new...

Duration: 01:12:08

TMR 014 – Gremlins & Home Alone – Special Holiday Double Feature

Christmas Special: Gremlins (1994) d. Joe Dante Starring: Zach Galligan Phoebe Cates Hoyt Axton Home Alone (1990) d. Chris Columbus Starring: Macaulay Culkin Joe Pesci Daniel Stern Catherine O'Hara In our Yuletide Christmas Double Feature, Steve & Ryan examine the consequences of neglectful pet ownership & find out child endangerment isn't as hilarious when it happens to the super wealthy. Steve tells us about growing up on Chicago's North Shore and doing menial labor for the 1%, and Ryan...

Duration: 01:34:59

TMR 013 – Robot Jox

Robot Jox(1989) d. Stuart Gordon Starring: Gary Graham Anne-Marie Johnson Paul Koslo White Robot Black Robot This week on Total Movie Recall,Steve & Ryan find out how easy it is to ruin the awesome idea of giant robot wars. Stevereminisces… The post TMR 013 – Robot Jox appeared first on Total Movie Recall.

Duration: 01:04:18

TMR 012 – Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead (2004) d. Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg Nick Frost Every great British actor currently working This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve brings us a relatively recent entry into the list, and the guys talk about… The post TMR 012 – Shaun of the Dead appeared first on Total Movie Recall.

Duration: 01:06:32

TMR 011 – The People Under the Stairs

The People Under the Stairs (1991) d. Wes Craven Starring: Brandon Quintin Adams Everett McGill Wendy Robie Ving Rhames A.J. Langer This week on TMR, Steve & Ryan explore white people’s vision of the ghetto, lament the diminished impact of… The post TMR 011 – The People Under the Stairs appeared first on Total Movie Recall.

Duration: 01:05:54

TMR 010 – Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) d. Pete Hewitt Starring: Keanu Reeves Alex Winter William Sadler George Carlin Joss Ackland On a most excellent episode of TMR, Steve and Ryan attempt to parse out exactly what a “Melvin” is, explore… The post TMR 010 – Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey appeared first on Total Movie Recall.

Duration: 01:12:45

TMR 009 – Willow

Willow (1988) d. Ron Howard Starring: Warwick Davis Val Kilmer Joanne Whalley This week on TMR, Steve and Ryan wonder how the hell George Lucas doesn’t owe JRR Tolkien’s estate some serious royalties, speculate on how Val Kilmer can be… The post TMR 009 – Willow appeared first on Total Movie Recall.

Duration: 01:27:11

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