Sometimes there comes a movie we never want to end. Whether it’s the characters, storyline or just a opportunity to capitalize on a movie’s initial success, this is when the Sequel is born. And while there are many, many Sequels That Don’t Suck in existence, Episode 20 is our lovesong to some awesome sequels that shouldn’t be forgotten.
▶️Main Features: LETHAL WEAPON 3 (1992) and GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH (1990).
🎥Danny Glover and Mel Gibson re-team with Joe Pesci and newcomer Rene Russo for the third installment of the jam-packed, buddy-cop action franchise. Bustin’ some serious buns and takin’ out gun-runners, Lethal Weapon 3 shines as the series’ finest and most entertaining sequel.
🎥Well, someone gets Gizmo wet again and all hell breaks loose. This time in a crazy, high-technology mini-world corporate building set in the heart of New York City. Gremlins 2 is complete insanity, and we love every single second of the supreme creativity and lunacy.
▶️Sequel Smackdown:We don’t need another hero, we don’t need to know the way home, all we want is to know which Mad Max sequel is better! Barring the most recent Fury Road edition, Justin and Lindsay debate Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior (1981) vs. Max Mad Beyond Thunderdome (1985). Which team are you on?
▶️Picks of the Week:The sequels just keep comin,’ but these Picks are set apart from their predecessors. Justin goes for the sequel to The Hustler (1961) with Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money (1986). And Lindsay goes for a deep cut with podcast darling Natasha Lyonne starring in Freeway 2: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999).
▶️MurrayMoment:Billy is no stranger to movie sequels, but for this Moment, we go into a brief history on the multiple instances he and pianoman Paul Shaffer have mingled their talents. Get ready to tap your toes for a walk down Happy Street.
▶️Episode 20 closes out the first year with this podcast, so there’s a lot crammed into it. We also wanted to thank everyone for sticking with us... without listeners, we’re like that kid talking into an unplugged mic in Wet Hot American Summer. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and can’t wait to top our first year with new episodes!