Is there a movie you sort of remember loving in the 90’s/ early 2000’s, but you’re not quite sure if the movie was actually any good? Nostalgia Be Damned has got you covered! Join Zach & Brandon every week as they revisit forgotten gems, underrated box office flops, classics, and dumpster fires alike that they loved as kids. They cover the entire film’s plot to remind you just how crazy some of them were, while ultimately trying to determine if the movie holds up today.
104 - Hitch
The boys revisit the 15 year old romantic comedy Hitch, starring NBD all-star Will Smith. He plays the smooth-talking date doctor who's responsible for hundreds of relationships across New York City. Kevin James enlists his help to woo Amber Valetta while Smith falls hard for gossip columnist Eva Mendes. Join Zach & Brandon as they take a look back at the dating game in 2005, as well as the film's slightly problematic premise, the tropes of the romcom genre, and they're disdain for the name Vance, among much more. Is the third highest grossing romantic comedy of all time just as charming as it was upon release or does the date doctor feel less cute in 2020?
103 - School of Rock
Zach & Brandon revisit indie auteur Richard Linklater's mainstream comedy hit School of Rock. Featuring one of Jack Black's most iconic performances, it's a movie that's stuck with the boys for a variety of reasons. Zach watched it in school. Brandon saw it in theaters. But does the rock 'n roll musical comedy hold up? They discuss the tween cast, the legendary soundtrack, their love of Joan Cusack, and the legal consequences of the lead character's actions if this were real life. They don't need no education.
102 - Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
The Szalinski family is back and bigger than ever! Following the massive success of 1989's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Disney jumped at the opportunity to franchise the sci-fi family comedy. Two sequels followed, one hit theaters while the other went straight-to-video. Returning guest Jamie Gagnon joins Zach & Brandon to discuss 1992's Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. They get into its production history, insane plot and special effects. They've also got questions like why does every woman in this movie faint? Or why didn't the filmmakers explore this giant baby's diaper situation?
101 - From Dusk Till Dawn
Cheap drinks. Loud music. Vampires. This'll be one hell of a night. Zach & Brandon revisit one of the most notable bait and switch genre films of the 1990's, From Dusk Till Dawn. They discuss watching this action horror crime thriller at such a young age, and the shock that came from the film's twist, and over the top gore, vulgarity, and nudity. Topics of discussion include Quentin Tarantino's script & performance, Cheech Marin's multiple characters, the triple digit body count and that Salma Hayek snake scene. You know the one.
100 - Batman & Robin
Zach & Brandon celebrate their 100th episode by revisiting one of the most notoriously reviled films of the 90s. Following the massive success of Batman Forever, the late Joel Schumacher upped the manic energy, neon lighting and campy tone for his followup, 1997's Batman & Robin. The boys discuss George Clooney's utter contempt for his character, Mr. Freeze's nonstop ice puns, Poison Ivy's sexual innuendos, and much more! It ranks among IMDb's bottom 100 films of all time... but does it deserve the hate?
99 - Jungle 2 Jungle
Zach & Brandon are headed back to 1997 for the live-action Disney family comedy, Jungle 2 Jungle! Tim Allen stars as your typical 90's hard working Wall Street dad who finds out he has a long lost son living in the jungles of Venezuela. Mimi-Siku is his name and wacky jungle antics is his game. This week the boys discuss the problematic plot, puppet spiders, coffee stocks, and the importance of the financial service industry in children's entertainment.
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A great podcast
This podcast is a great way to refresh your memory about movies you love and to come to terms with the fact that most of the movies from our childhood are usually hot garbage. The chemistry between Brandon and Zach shines through in every episode. It is also really inspiring to hear Brandon overcome the fact that he can’t read.
I enjoy this podcast so much that, like the movies these two friends review, I keep returning to their episodes again and again. The hosts are funny and knowledgeable and love/hate these movies just like you do. Highly recommend to anyone who grew up in the 90’s and 2000’s or just likes good podcasts.
This is the perfect show to combat the post-90s era blues.
I find way too many people—blinded by nostalgia—eagerly neglecting their critical eye. This show takes no prisoners and it’s hilarious. I assume the hosts are around my age (in the ballpark of 30), so their insights into films of the 90s really speak to me.