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Awesome Movie Year is a podcast co-hosted by film critic Josh Bell and filmmaker and comedian Jason Harris. Each season looks at why a certain year was an awesome movie year. Each episode focuses on a different film from the year being investigated. Produced by David Rosen of the Piecing It Together Podcast for the All Points West Podcast Network

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Awesome Movie Year is a podcast co-hosted by film critic Josh Bell and filmmaker and comedian Jason Harris. Each season looks at why a certain year was an awesome movie year. Each episode focuses on a different film from the year being investigated. Produced by David Rosen of the Piecing It Together Podcast for the All Points West Podcast Network

    American Pie (1999 Bonus Episode)

    American Pie (1999 Bonus Episode)

    For this bonus episode of our special retrospective season, we’re looking back to our season on the awesome movie year of 1999, the runner-up year in our audience choice poll, for teen comedy American Pie. Directed by Paul Weitz from a screenplay by Adam Herz and starring Jason Biggs, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Chris Klein, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Seann William Scott, Tara Reid and Mena Suvari, American Pie was a box-office hit that kicked off a long-running franchise.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Empire Strikes Back (1980 Bonus Episode)

    The Empire Strikes Back (1980 Bonus Episode)

    This special bonus episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back. Directed by Irvin Kershner from a screenplay by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan and starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels and Frank Oz, The Empire Strikes Back was the highest-grossing movie of 1980 and helped establish Star Wars as a pop-culture force for decades to come.

    • 1 hr
    1980 Epilogue

    1980 Epilogue

    In this epilogue to our season on the awesome movie year of 1980, we talk about alternate movies we considered including in all of our different categories this season, and read suggestions from some listeners about which movies they hoped we would cover.

    • 30 min
    The Fog (1980 Audience Choice)

    The Fog (1980 Audience Choice)

    The finale of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features our audience choice pick, John Carpenter’s The Fog. Directed and co-written by John Carpenter and starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Janet Leigh, Ty Mitchell and Hal Holbrook, The Fog prevailed over two other 1980 horror classics in our audience choice poll.

    • 55 min
    Cruising (1980 Future Cult Classic)

    Cruising (1980 Future Cult Classic)

    The twelfth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features our future cult classic pick, William Friedkin’s Cruising. Written and directed by William Friedkin (based on the novel by Gerald Walker) and starring Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox and Don Scardino, Cruising was met with controversy and criticism on its release but has since been reassessed and appreciated.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Stir Crazy (1980 Dave’s Pick)

    Stir Crazy (1980 Dave’s Pick)

    The eleventh episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features our producer David Rosen’s pick, the Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor comedy Stir Crazy. Directed by Sidney Poitier from a screenplay by Bruce Jay Friedman and starring Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, Barry Corbin, Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams, Stir Crazy was the second of four movies that Wilder and Pryor made together.

    • 58 min

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24 Ratings

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Josh and Jason will make you think as they go though a movie per episode from a certain year. You will learn, you will be entertained, you will look at movies differently!

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These guys are knowledgeable about film history and the entertainment business in general. They give great commentary. If you like or are interested in the movie they’re talking about, you’ll love to listen.

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