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Retro Ramble is a movie podcast and blog from the Brothers McGhee.

Join George and Charlie McGhee as they review the TV and Films of their youth and discuss why many are still relevant and worth revisiting today.

Warning: contains explicit language and poor impressions.

Retro Ramble George McGhee & Charlie McGhee

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

Retro Ramble is a movie podcast and blog from the Brothers McGhee.

Join George and Charlie McGhee as they review the TV and Films of their youth and discuss why many are still relevant and worth revisiting today.

Warning: contains explicit language and poor impressions.

    EP#69 - An American Werewolf In London

    EP#69 - An American Werewolf In London

    In this month's episode, it's time for another Halloween special, with Charlie and George heading from the Yorkshire Moors to revisit An American Werewolf in London! In celebration of the horror comedy's 40th anniversary, the brothers discuss 80s London, some very surreal nightmare sequences and  groundbreaking make up and special effects! As usual there's some alternate casting in coulda woulda shoulda as well as Suspicious Spin Offs. But remember, beware the moon, stick to the road and stay off the Moor

    • 52 min
    Ep68: Commando (1985)

    Ep68: Commando (1985)

    In this month's episode, Charlie and George slap on the war paint and suit up for cult classic Arnie actioner - Commando! The boys cover the film's more grounded origins before discussing how it would go on to create the Arnie Action Formula, as well as competing with Stallone and Rambo First Blood Part 2. There's also chat about a certain flamboyant villain of the film and his questionable relationship to Matrix...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    EP67: Timon Singh - Born To Be Bad Parts 1&2

    EP67: Timon Singh - Born To Be Bad Parts 1&2

    In this month's podcast special, Charlie and George get nasty and talk villains with author, podcaster and filmmaker, Timon Singh!
    The brothers talk to Timon about his books Born to Be Bad and Born to Be Bad Part 2, where he interviews the greatest villains of 80s and 90s cinema! Timon's books are recommended reading for Retro Ramble listeners, as they include interviews with the likes of Vernon Wells, Ronny Cox, Martin Kove and Robert Patrick amongst many others! 

    • 49 min
    EP66 - Last Mercenary Boss Level

    EP66 - Last Mercenary Boss Level

    In this month's episode, it's time for a Recent Ramble double feature with Charlie and George discussing some two new streaming releases! First up is JCVD in Netflix's action-comedy The Last Mercenary. Is it a triumphant return for The Muscles From Brussels? Can he bring the action and the comedy? Next up is time loop actioner Boss Level from Joe Carnahan and action star Frank Grillo. Does the film deliver on it's John Wick meets Groundhog Day premise? How long does Frank Grillo spend on his hair?

    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP#65 - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

    EP#65 - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

    This month Charlie and George take a trip back to the 12th century to discuss one of the 1991's biggest blockbusters - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves! To celebrate the film's 30th anniversary - the brothers discuss everything from magnificent mullets, dodgy accents, even dodgier geography, fantastic villains and bloody Bryan Adams! There's production chat, covering competing Robin Hood projects, Kevin Costner's hot-streak, rewrites and last-minute edits.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP64 - The Fast And The Furious

    EP64 - The Fast And The Furious

    In this month's episode, Charlie and George travel back to 2001 (a quarter-mile at a time) to discuss The Fast and The Furious!
    The brothers explore the original film's beginnings, from a humble Point Break rip-off that would slowly spawn a billion-dollar blockbuster franchise. 
    As per usual, there are bad impressions (aka lots of Diesel-soaked growling), alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda and Suspicious Spin-Offs, where they tackle the various sequels, reboots and spin-offs!

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Bruce-leroy ,

Great movie podcast

The Retro Ramble is a fabulously entertaining nostalgic film podcast from the McGhee brothers. The guys do what it says on the tin: a very fond and humorous reminiscence - with that Brit quirkiness that is particular to this side of the pond - of the movies from our adolescence (especially if that childhood is during 80s/90s). It’s like getting together with old friends and looking back on great times. Brilliant and unequivocally recommmended.

merthingles ,

Great pod

Great podcast listening to two brothers waffle on about classic movies is what I call quality entertainment

Bennyjambo ,

A joyous romp through film history

These boys know their stuff. They share the blood soaked, anguished crying, bullet spattered love of 80s\90s action films that all of us of a certain age do. What I love about this podcast is the level of knowledge delivered in a relaxed and joyous style, perfect balance of geek/chic/freak. Podcast equivalent of a three Boobed alien 👍

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