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Join Chris, Donna, and Carlos as they pick a movie or TV series from their childhood, share their memories of it, and then see how it holds up. New episodes every other Friday.

Hey, Do You Remember...‪?‬ 27th Letter Productions

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 524 Ratings

Join Chris, Donna, and Carlos as they pick a movie or TV series from their childhood, share their memories of it, and then see how it holds up. New episodes every other Friday.

    Batman Forever

    Batman Forever

    After complaints that Batman Returns had been too traumatizing for younger viewers, Warner Bros. set a clear mandate for the next film in their flagship franchise: lighter, brighter, and more fun.

    Desperate to move away from the gloomier aesthetic of Tim Burton’s first two entries, the studio turned to Joel Schumacher - a director whose pop sensibilities were more in line with pushing happy meals and action figures.

    Batman Forever was an absolutely massive hit at the box office in the summer of 1995, but it remains a divisive installment amongst fans. Join us as unpack its complicated legacy and also clear up some misconceptions about its development and production.

    Topics include: whether or not there was ever actually any version of “Tim Burton’s Batman 3", how late into pre-production Michael Keaton dropped out and what that meant for the film, the much different story Schumacher initially pitched, some insane stories of the tension behind the scenes, the mishandling of Harvey Dent/Two-Face, the challenge of bringing Robin into live-action, alternate casting choices, how we felt about this new approach to the series as kids, where it ranks for us now, and much more!
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    • 2 hr 59 min
    A message from Chris, Donna, and Carlos

    A message from Chris, Donna, and Carlos

    An important announcement from the HDYR gang.

    • 8 min
    Dead Poets Society

    Dead Poets Society

    Carpe Diem, friends! The three of us all remembered the iconic lines and moments peppered throughout Dead Poets Society, but not much else. It turns out there's a pretty good explanation for that.

    Peter Weir's film is a stacked deck in terms of its cast (especially the Oscar-nominated performance of Robin Williams), but does it actually engage with any of the ideas it espouses in its numerous sentimental platitudes? And does that ultimately even matter if there are so many other aspects of this that work?
     
    Topics include: the truly bizarre notes the studio had on how to improve the script, the type of career Robert Sean Leonard seemed destined for in the late 80s, the importance of establishing a clear audience identification character in a story like this, the response to Williams' performance at the time, actors who find out they've been cut from a film at the very last minute, and much more!

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Dirty Dancing

    Dirty Dancing

    We're having the time of our lives with one of the most requested titles in the history of this podcast. Yes, we swear - it's the truth! And we owe it all to you.

    Topics include: how the director wound up using the real life tension between stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey to the film's advantage, the adverse conditions the production faced and where that's reflected in the movie, how many elements of this the screenwriter pulled from her own life, some mixed feelings about the inclusion of 80s pop music in an otherwise period appropriate, the maligned prequel, how shocked we were to discover just how much further this franchise has expanded beyond that, and more!

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    It’s a holiday classic that’s become quintessential viewing every holiday season, but at the time Warner Bros. wasn’t even sure they wanted another Vacation movie. After the lukewarm response to European Vacation, the studio spent several years dragging their feet on the prospect of a second sequel.
    After they realized that 1989 had a surprising lack of holiday-themed movies from their competitors, they finally came around on the idea of getting the Griswold clan back together for Christmas Vacation. And what a lucrative decision that turned out to be! Not only did the film easily outgross its predecessor, it’s also now firmly entrenched in the pantheon of must-watch Christmas movies.
    Topics include: the friction with Chevy Chase that caused the original director to quit right before filming began, how we reckon with hearing stories like that about actors or celebrities we were fans of, the bittersweet quality certain aspects of this took on watching it under our current circumstances, a couple of otherwise great scenes that feel like they happen in the wrong order, the original ending to the first film that was repurposed for this entry and whether or not it works better here, where this lands in our ranking of the Vacation movies, and more!

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

    Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

    It's time to dig into this year's cinematic turkey and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more deserving title than Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. It wasn't just a commercial disappointment upon its initial release, it's also still widely regarded as one of the worst films ever made.


    So what exactly went wrong here? The film was certainly never going to be amazing, but it had all the ingredients to at least be fun and enjoyable. It has all the posturing of a broad studio comedy and plenty of solid set ups for jokes, but it's as if somewhere along the way they just forgot to include punchlines.


    Topics include: why Sylvester Stallone might be the film's harshest critic, the insane story of how Arnold Schwarzenneger tricked him into taking this role, why Estelle Getty was really the only one effected by the movie's poor reception, the irony that one of the writers went on to pen a very popular book on screenwriting, whether or not this is actually one of the worst movies ever made (is it even Stallone's worst movie?), and more!

    As mentioned on the show, the first episode of Chris and Kristen's web series The Strange Case of Lucy Chandler is out now! Watch it here: https://www.27thLetterProductions.com/lucychandler

     
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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
524 Ratings

524 Ratings

Mxsandy12 ,

Unbelievably awesome nostalgia movie podcast!

These guys are fantastic and hilarious. Super informative and detailed about the movies of my childhood while also having a wonderful friendly banter. Perfect combination of knowledge and enjoyment. Plus their personal stories related to the movies are fantastic!

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Love you all

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jbpdam ,

Thanks for a real good time!

So much nostalgia and appreciate all the wonderful memories in a great podcast. The Christmas vacation episode this past year really hit me in the feels Thanks so much gang! Best wishes to all of you!

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