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We are in fact that hidden room, with the black curtain, at the back of your local video store personified! Your hosts John and Jaysen take a funny, comedic and sometimes raunchy approach on the movies, TV shows, video games and music that helped define their childhoods spanning the 80s and 90s.Check out our official merch store! shop.backinthedaypodcast.com

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We are in fact that hidden room, with the black curtain, at the back of your local video store personified! Your hosts John and Jaysen take a funny, comedic and sometimes raunchy approach on the movies, TV shows, video games and music that helped define their childhoods spanning the 80s and 90s.Check out our official merch store! shop.backinthedaypodcast.com

    Episode 116: 80's Hair Metal // Death to all but METAL!

    Episode 116: 80's Hair Metal // Death to all but METAL!

    Travel back in time to the decade of big hair, spandex, and rock 'n' roll !  Join us as we dive deep into the wild and colorful world of 80s hair bands, exploring their music, culture, and lasting impact on the music industry.

    In this episode, we'll spotlight a different aspect of the hair band phenomenon, from the rise of iconic bands like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Guns N' Roses, to the larger-than-life personalities of frontmen like David Lee Roth and Bret Michaels. We'll explore the evolution of the hair band sound, from anthemic power ballads to blistering guitar solos, and examine how these bands navigated the shifting musical landscape of the 80s.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 115: The Cable Guy (1996) // I just want to hang out...NO BIG DEAAAL!

    Episode 115: The Cable Guy (1996) // I just want to hang out...NO BIG DEAAAL!

    The term "underrated" get thrown out a lot.  But this film truly encompasses that term.  

    In "The Cable Guy," a dark comedy directed by Ben Stiller, a lonely and socially awkward cable installer named Chip Douglas, played by Jim Carrey, develops an unhealthy obsession with one of his customers, Steven Kovacs, portrayed by Matthew Broderick. Steven just wants a simple cable installation, but Chip sees an opportunity to fill the void in his life by befriending Steven, despite Steven's reluctance.
    As Chip's behavior becomes increasingly intrusive and erratic, Steven tries to distance himself, but Chip's relentless pursuit only escalates. Chip inserts himself into Steven's life, disrupting his relationships and manipulating situations to keep Steven dependent on him. Along the way, Chip's troubled past and psychological instability come to light, revealing a deeply disturbed individual beneath his affable facade.
    The film explores themes of loneliness, obsession, and the blurred boundaries between friendship and manipulation. Carrey's performance as the unhinged Cable Guy is both hilarious and chilling, showcasing his versatility as an actor. "The Cable Guy" serves as a satirical commentary on the pervasiveness of media culture and the dangers of unchecked obsession in a digital age.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 114: What About Bob? (1991) // Don't Hassle Me, I'm Local.

    Episode 114: What About Bob? (1991) // Don't Hassle Me, I'm Local.

    We said screw it and decided to do one more Bill Murray movie for the road.

    Dr. Leo Marvin, played by Richard Dreyfuss, is a successful psychiatrist whose carefully ordered life is turned upside down when his obsessive-compulsive patient Bob Wiley, portrayed by Bill Murray, follows him on his family vacation. As Bob worms his way into the hearts of Dr. Marvin's family and disrupts his professional and personal life, chaos ensues.
    We explore the comedic genius of Bill Murray as he brings Bob Wiley to life with his trademark wit and charm, contrasting brilliantly with Richard Dreyfuss' exasperated portrayal of Dr. Marvin. The film's timeless humor and memorable moments, such as Bob's "baby steps" and his bond with Marvin's family, continue to resonate with audiences decades later.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 113: Ghostbusters (1984) Part Deux // Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (2024) Review!

    Episode 113: Ghostbusters (1984) Part Deux // Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (2024) Review!

    We love Ghostbusters so much we had to do a part 2.  We continue our foray into the 1984 beloved classic.  Plus as a bonus, we review the new Ghostbusters movie to just hit theaters, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 112: Ghostbusters (1984) // Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good!!

    Episode 112: Ghostbusters (1984) // Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good!!

    With Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire hitting theaters, we thought it was a great time to talk about the iconic 80s franchise.  Next week we will have more Ghostbusters in which we will review Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.

    The original 84 film was filled with humor, memorable catchphrases, and groundbreaking special effects for its time, "Ghostbusters" is a blend of supernatural thrills and comedic brilliance. The chemistry between the main cast members, especially the witty banter between Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler, adds layers of charm to the film.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 111: Mr. Mom (1983) // 220, 221...Whatever it takes.

    Episode 111: Mr. Mom (1983) // 220, 221...Whatever it takes.

    In this episode, we delve into the timeless comedy classic "Mr. Mom" directed by Stan Dragoti and released in 1983. Starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr, the film follows the misadventures of Jack Butler, a recently laid-off automotive engineer who becomes a stay-at-home dad while his wife, Caroline, pursues a career in advertising.

    Throughout the episode, we analyze the film's enduring appeal and cultural significance, considering its portrayal of masculinity, femininity, and the evolving nature of domesticity. We also explore the chemistry between Keaton and Garr, whose performances elevate the film into a beloved comedy classic.

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    • 1 hr 9 min

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