99 episodes

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
    • 4.7 • 45 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.

    EP134: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

    EP134: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

    Charlie and George are reviewing "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and are joined by special guest Em from the Verbal Diorama Podcast! 
    They cover everything from the source novel, early tests, animation challenges and that good old Spielberg and Zemeckis magic!
     
    Em's passion for animation and movies in general made her a great guest. Listeners should check out her podcast with over 200 episodes on various film genres! verbaldiorama.com/iwannalisten

    • 1 hr 24 min
    EP#131: Congo (1995)

    EP#131: Congo (1995)

    Charlie & George travel to the dangerous jungles of Central Africa to tackle cult 90s blockbuster oddity, Congo!
    It has all the ingredients for a blockbuster: based on a Michael Crichton novel, from the makers of Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park, creature effects by the late Stan Winston, and a diverse cast including a scenery (and sesame cake) devouring Tim Curry - but is it successful? Tune in to find out!
     
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    • 47 min
    EP#129: The Terminator (1984)

    EP#129: The Terminator (1984)

    Charlie and George travel back in time "about 40 years" to finally get around reviewing 1980s classic, The Terminator!   
    A huge film for the brothers and many others, it's a deep dive into the low budget thriller that started a franchise, that likes it protagonist, cannot be stopped!
     
    One of the most important films of the decade, it made Arnold Schwarzenegger a bonafide star and introduced the world to James Cameron, the most successful director of all time! 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP128 - Drop Zone vs Terminal Velocity

    EP128 - Drop Zone vs Terminal Velocity

    1994 gave us not one, but two skydiving action thrillers, so Charlie and George thought it was only fair to revisit, review and compare both Drop Zone and Terminal Velocity. 
     
    It's Wesley Snipes vs Charlie Sheen. It's Gary B (that's Busey) vs the KG - Used to Be. There can only be one victor, but who are the boys backing? The results may surprise you!
     
    Need more 90s action in your ears? Why not check out our Sudden Death review, recently available exclusively on our Patreon channel, patreon.com/retroramble
     
    Need more 90 skydiving action in your ears - why not check out our Point Break review (way back in Episode 4!)?
     
     

    • 52 min
    EP126: Remembering Carl Weathers

    EP126: Remembering Carl Weathers

    In this episode Charlie and George pay tribute to the actor Carl Weathers who sadly passed away. The boys remember the actor through the iconic roles he played during his career.

    • 12 min
    EP#125 Labyrinth 1986

    EP#125 Labyrinth 1986

    Charlie and George navigate Jim Henson's Labyrinth for a slice of 1980s kid's fantasy nostalgia!
    There's much to discuss, from the script development, the music and ground-breaking puppetry but mostly the majestic and much-missed, David Bowie's Goblin King, Jareth!
     
    Be prepared for lots of bad Bowie impressions!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

MartyFarty ,

Great listen and so many shared memories

Came across totally by accident and never looked back. Great show with all the films you had sometimes forgotten about and suddenly go yeah that was ace or totally crap but a great listen

Boggin Shug ,

Great podcast

Discovered this podcast by accident but I’m really glad I did. Very informative rammed full of fun facts and trivia with plenty of terrible impressions which are funny. A walk down memory lane for anyone that grew up watching movies of this era.Highly recommended. My only issue is that it’s costing me a small fortune as every episode I listen to makes me nostalgic and I end up on Amazon buying the blu ray

orcadian1903 ,

Fantastic retro film podcast!

I would highly recommend checking out this film podcast. Their main focus is on reviewing, with great humour and even greater impressions!, films that they grew up loving in the 80s and 90s in particular. The chemistry between the brothers is fantastic and I have flown through their back catalogue. Lovely stuff!

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