On Duckin' the Usher, Josh and Zak will discuss movies you wanted to see... but did not pay to view at the theater. Ranging from cult classics, sleeper hits, total flops, and the hidden gems that you may have forgotten existed at all! We delve into the facts, troubles, and triumphs of the production while - hopefully - providing the listener an entertaining, educated, and enlightened experience as we take you on a roller-coaster of nostalgia.
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S:2 EP: 19 - Dune (1984)
Zak and Josh end Season 2 with the cult classic Dune form 1984!
In the year 10191, a spice called melange is the most valuable substance known in the universe, and its only source is the desert planet Arrakis. A royal decree awards Arrakis to Duke Leto Atreides and ousts his bitter enemies, the Harkonnens. However, when the Harkonnens violently seize back their fiefdom, it is up to Paul (Kyle MacLachlan), Leto's son, to lead the Fremen, the natives of Arrakis, in a battle for control of the planet and its spice. Based on Frank Herbert's epic novel.
S:2 EP:18 - The Thief and the Cobbler (1992)
Zak and Josh talk about a classic that took over 28 years to make!
The Thief and the Cobbler is an unfinished animated fantasy film directed by Richard Williams.[Originally conceived in the 1960s, the film was in and out of production for nearly three decades due to independent funding and ambitiously complex animation
S:2 EP:17 - Six String Samurai (1998)
In 1957, World War III ended and the United States lost. Decades later, Buddy (Jeffrey Falcon), thinking that he's a dangerous Buddy Holly, traverses the radioactive landscape with a guitar and a sword. Dodging mutants, cannibals and the occupying Soviet army, he heads for "Lost Vegas," picking up an orphan sidekick (Justin McQuire) along the way. In the ruined city, Buddy competes with other rockers for the title of "The King," now available in the wake of Elvis Presley's recent death.
S:2 EP:16 - The Rocketeer (1991)
Zak and Josh talk about one of Josh's favorite childhood films The Rocketeer ( 1991)
Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell) is a cocky stunt pilot in love with a beautiful actress, Jenny Blake (Jennifer Connelly). When he discovers a jet pack hidden in a biplane, Cliff straps on the rocket, dons a flashy helmet and becomes the high-flying hero known as The Rocketeer. But when Nazis want to use the rocket as a weapon, Cliff must use his alter ego to both protect Jenny from an evil actor (Timothy Dalton) and save the day in this period adventure based on the comic books by Dave Stevens.
S:2 EP: 15 - Streets of Fire (1984)
Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe), along with his gang of merciless biker friends, kidnaps rock singer Ellen Aim (Diane Lane). Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody (Michael Paré), happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis), hires Tom to rescue Ellen. Billy and Tom, along with former soldier McCoy (Amy Madigan), battle through dangerous cityscapes, determined to get Ellen back.
S:2 EP: 14 - The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Zak, Josh and special Guest Jay talk about The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
A man awakens to discover a bloody shirt in his house and his boss murdered the night before. Did he do it? Why can't he remember? "The Thirteenth Floor" is a sci-fi thriller that explores the ominous possibility of computer-simulated universes, where people only believe they are real.
Big fan of this show it’s just sitting back and learning some crazy facts about movies keep it up guys
The guys do an amazing job at giving you the whole story in, around and behind each film they discuss. They dissect films in a way that make you want to watch some that might even be turds. I’ve added plenty to my watch list from this podcast and have gladly joined their Patreon. Keep it goin’ fellas!
Definitely a blast
I love ducking the usher it is such a clever title but they are more than that! They are fun and knowledgeable about the movies! I love the deep dives. Finding out the guy behind the blade runner sets did super Mario is great! So much fun couldn’t recommend more