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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! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com

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! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com

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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! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com

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English


Episodes

Dark City (1998)

9/28/2022
Big D returns from a booze cruise just in time to tackle a 1998 sci-fi sleeper that explores the nature of individuality, the impact of memories and the allure of Jennifer Connelly's mustache. Pack your bags for "Dark City!" In this episode, Gene laments the movie's opening spoiler, and Ash ties together the look and feel of pretty much every '90s goth-industrial-hacker-vampire film while drooling over Rufus Sewell. Meanwhile, Big D takes a shot at Kiefer Sutherland, and everyone agrees...

Duration:01:04:08

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

9/21/2022
“Reservoir Dogs” isn’t the kind of movie a rookie podcaster should touch. It’s an icon of the ‘90s, the debut of a game-changing director, perhaps even the birth of a new genre. So we waited, and we learned, and we put nearly 300 movies in the toilet before accepting the challenge laid out by listener Jody G: Question whether the 1992 heist flick holds up after 30 years. Anyone who’s seen “Reservoir Dogs” remembers the nonlinear storytelling, the violence, the snappy dialogue, and the shots...

Duration:01:02:23

Defending Your Life (1991)

9/13/2022
When a listener dedicates a podcast commission to his late wife, you treat it with respect. When the movie is about death and the afterlife, you add a degree of reverence. When one of your podcast hosts is dealing with a recent loss, you take the whole thing personally. And when Albert Brooks is the romantic lead, you have to throw all of that out the window. "Defending You Life" is a 1991 romantic comedy destined for a good shatting, and it treated the Shat Crew to some lively discussion...

Duration:01:04:05

Smokey and The Bandit (1977)

9/7/2022
Shat The Movies has brought us so many dynamic pairings: Riggs and Murtaugh, Goose and Maverick, Dick Ebert and Gene Lyons. It's only fair that we reach back to 1977 for the quickest duo to deliver Coors beer from Texarkana to Atlanta: Snowman and The Bandit. "Smokey and The Bandit" triggered an explosion in trucker romanticism, CB radio fetishism and Pontiac Firebird Trans Am sales. Stuntman Hal Needham's directorial debut also gave audiences a fresh look at Jackie Gleason and convinced...

Duration:00:58:37

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

8/30/2022
Each Shat The Movies host brought unique insights to shed light on 1997's "The Devil's Advocate." Dick gifted us with his knowledge of Gainesville, Fla. Gene examined the justice system. And Ash explained scripture and social pressure. And then the conversation quickly devolved into rants about Keanu Reeves' excessive kissing, body hair, Al Pacino's sex appeal, how the Antichrist works, incest, weird boobs, Southern accents and parental controls. Big thanks to Andy in Norway for...

Duration:01:08:13

Christine (1983)

8/24/2022
We've seen what happens when Stephen King's novels are turned into TV miniseries. We've seen what happens when they're directed by nobodies. Now "Christine" is gonna show the Shat Crew how John Carpenter gets down. Listener Matt the Shat (UK) commissioned this 1983 horror adaptation that had Big D and Gene drooling over car porn and Ash confessing she drives Honda Pilot. The hosts were split on whether Arnie was cool or cringe, and Gene was confused about some of the schemes and injuries....

Duration:00:57:36

The Truman Show (1998)

8/17/2022
All-star commissioner Bralen D. adds to Shat The Movies' Jim Carrey catalog with the 1998 film that spanned a half dozen genres and lent its name to a psychiatric disease: "The Truman Show." Reality TV expert Dick Ebert leads the Shat Crew through a tangle of topics, including: Jedi healing abilities, being watched 24/7, James and the Giant Cock, Night Owl security systems, M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village," springtime anal and HBO's "Westworld." To wrap things up, Jim Carrey fans call in...

Duration:01:03:23

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

8/10/2022
With Gene on vacation, Big D and Ash tagged-in Shat favorite, guest host, Kevin Brackett from "Reel Spoilers" to help them tackle the 1999 classic "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut." This comedy, musical masterpiece led to many topics for our hosts to dissect. Ash argues that Terrance and Phillip give us the best movie song of all time. The trio debunk the dangers of profanity. Kevin and Ash declare that South Park may just be a brilliant tribute to Les Mis. Big D educates on how the...

Duration:01:01:04

Unforgiven (1992)

8/3/2022
Big D and Gene called up the rootinest, tootinest feller they know to help review 1992's "Unforgiven," and the King Bee delivered with sage cowboy wisdom about big-booty threesomes, the pony economy and frontier law. This Academy Award-winning masterpiece led to a stampede of topics including: What constitutes a movie room? Is there honor among killers? Can the right woman save you? Would William Munny survive the final shootout? Is Morgan Freeman too dignified to die on screen? And how do...

Duration:01:03:27

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

7/27/2022
Gene Lyons probably will never enjoy the flattery of a biopic retelling his life, but "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" comes pretty damn close to depicting his life as a eccentric polymath. This 1984 box-office flop was either way ahead of its time or way too much of a mess for any sane person to comprehend. In this edition of "Shat The Movies," Ash praises the spaceship designs and compares Buckaroo Banzai to Maverick. Big D points out the ridiculous dialogue;...

Duration:00:52:13

Liar Liar (1997)

7/19/2022
Gene gets a crash-course in parenting in this week's group-commissioned Jim Carrey hit from 1997, "Liar Liar." Ash cautions against Disneyworld Dads and helicopter parents, while Big D makes the case that falsehoods make the world go 'round. This uber-informative episode of Shat The Movies also explores the world of lawyering, age-of-consent laws, gas safety, anesthesia protocol and when it's OK to treat kids as adults. The Shat Crew also debates Jim Carrey's use of physical comedy and...

Duration:00:59:44

Notting Hill (1999)

7/13/2022
Ash and Gene ditch the third wheel this week for a romantic stroll along the River Thames and up to "Notting Hill," where they sing along to '90s English ballads, discuss meeting celebrities, and rediscover the magic of Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. Shat The Movies commissioner Will commissioned this episode for his British wife, and we sincerely apologize for ruining it by nitpicking why a bookstore owner would carry bad books, why the hair and makeup crew had to go so hard, why people...

Duration:01:07:05

Event Horizon (1997)

7/5/2022
Shat The Movies loves a good horror movie, and all three hosts were thrilled when listener Robert in Germany commissioned "Event Horizon." This 1997 space freak-out film combined sci-fi and infernal themes with performances from Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne, leaving the entire Shat Crew changed. In this episode, Big D points out filmmakers were entirely too optimistic on Earthlings' space-faring timeline. Gene accuses "Event Horizon" of being an "Alien" ripoff, and Ash cheers the...

Duration:01:00:02

So I Married An Axe Murderer (1993)

6/28/2022
After "Wayne's World" scored a near perfect 0.25 Wipe Score, the Shat Crew was drooling over the prospect of covering Mike Myers' follow-up flop with a knockout supporting cast: "So I Married An Axe Murderer." Ash loved it as a kid, and it inspired Gene to perform beat poetry. But Big D has always kept the movie at arm's length. In this episode, we examine the 1993 romantic black comedy and reminisce about '90s music, coffee shop culture, shabby chic home decor, handsy moms, Alan Arkin's...

Duration:01:05:17

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

6/21/2022
Two old friends of the podcast return this week for Shat The Movies' take on "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka": Black Girl Couch commissioned the 1988 blaxploitation parody, and The King Bee is our guest host. Keenan Ivory Wayans' directorial debut led us to question the reality of the blaxploitation metaverse, declare every person's right to lampoon their own race, celebrate a knockout cast and determine that Damon is the least funny Wayans brother. In this episode, the Shat Crew also discusses a...

Duration:00:58:12

Needful Things (1993)

6/15/2022
Shat The Movies is no stranger to film adaptations of Stephen King books, but this is the first one Big D has actually read. "Needful Things" combines the unexpected star power of Ed Harris and Max von Sydow with the unexpected bosom of Bonnie Bedelia to bring us a movie with a devilishly good premise and abysmal special effects. Gene felt "Needful Things" was more Muppet movie than a genuine horror flick. Ash begged all the characters to install alarm systems, and Big D pointed out the...

Duration:01:02:42

The Wedding Singer (1998)

6/8/2022
We're celebrating Hot Sauce Steve's birthday with the 1998 hit that marked Adam Sandler's transition to romantic comedies: "The Wedding Singer." In many ways, "The Wedding Singer" was a sign of things to come for Sandler: co-starring with a possibly concussed Drew Barrymore, more subdued roles, nostalgia and mom-safe jokes. But there were still flashes of the Saturday Night Live legend we saw in "Billy Madison" and "Happy Gilmore": the 90ish-minute runtime, the non-sequiturs, and the...

Duration:01:05:35

Krull (1983)

6/2/2022
Can you really call yourself a retro movies podcast without reviewing the epic '80s film flop that refuses to die? At long last, Shat The Movies is digging its glaive into "Krull." On paper, this movie should have been the next "Star Wars." It has a massive budget, plush set design, a rousing James Horner musical score, freakin' lasers, a handsome lead, a strong princess, a wise mentor, mystical powers, an impenetrable stronghold, galactic consequences, a legendary weapon and Liam Neeson....

Duration:01:02:28

Blood In Blood Out (1993)

5/25/2022
"Blood In Blood Out" didn't just open our eyes to an undiscovered crime epic, this 1993 drama changed the way Gene talks, the way Big D watches film, and the way Ash plots her stabbings. Whether you first saw this love letter to East Los Angeles on DVD or through a mayonnaise-smeared YouTube screen, "Blood In Blood Out" hit you hard with its graphic violence, unexpected laughs, promising cast, and surprise sexuality. The action wasn't exactly "Heat," but it sure was fun to watch. And who...

Duration:01:05:08

Nuns on the Run (1990)

5/19/2022
When listener Kev commissioned 1990's "Nuns on the Run," we were ready for a Shat The Movies sleeper hit. Monty Python's Eric Idle and Harry Potter's Hagrid together in a comedy about the English mob and religious orders sounds like a recipe for success. But sometimes too many cooks spoil the broth. Gene expected another "Withnail and I." Ash wanted something different from "Sister Act," and Big D wanted a romantic montage that lasted longer and meant something. We didn't get any of those...

Duration:01:02:37