16 episodes

Mike DeKalb and Chad Smart break down every film that Disney released under the Touchstone Pictures banner, discussing their box office performance as well as the state of Hollywood at the time of each release.

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Mike DeKalb and Chad Smart break down every film that Disney released under the Touchstone Pictures banner, discussing their box office performance as well as the state of Hollywood at the time of each release.

    Episode 15 - Full On Marty

    Episode 15 - Full On Marty

    We've come to 1989 on Out of Touchstone, beginning with a couple of Martins going over the top with mixed results. First up is THREE FUGITIVES, which features Martin Short aggravating both Nick Nolte and the viewing audience as a bumbling crook lacking parental guidance. Then we end with NEW YORK STORIES, as revered auteur Martin Scorsese plays to his strengths in one of three short films celebrating his beloved hometown, joined by fellow cinematic titans Woody Allen and Francis Ford Coppola.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 14 - 1988: The Year in Review

    Episode 14 - 1988: The Year in Review

    We've completed another year on Out of Touchstone, so we thought it would be fun to look back on the films that came out in 1988, starting with a rundown of the Top 10 at the box office and that year's Academy Award nominees. We follow that up with some recognition of our own - the Ronnie Awards - which sees us highlight our favorite films and performances from Touchstone's 1988 slate.

    • 52 min
    Episode 13 - The Vern Beneath My Wings

    Episode 13 - The Vern Beneath My Wings

    1988 comes to a close on Out of Touchstone, giving us another look at two of the studio's popular performers. First up is ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS, as the ever-charming Ernest P. Worrell helps to find the new Santa - but is his help even required? Then we discuss "The Queen of Touchstone", Bette Midler, as she and Barbara Hershey try to hold it together amidst the melodrama of BEACHES. Meanwhile, Chad tries to forget the TV-movie remake ever existed and Mike wishes he could just listen to the soundtrack instead.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 12 - All Shook Up

    Episode 12 - All Shook Up

    The fall of 1988 brings royalty to Out of Touchstone, as we begin with the fantasy-comedy HEARTBREAK HOTEL, the fable about a teenager who kidnaps Elvis Presley - listen as Chad and Mike try to steer the conversation away from another famous rocker mentioned throughout this movie. From there, the guys discuss the family custody drama THE GOOD MOTHER, including location shooting in Boston as well as Liam Neeson's connection to several other actors in the Touchstone family. Thank you, thank you very much...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 11 - From Kokomo to Korea

    Episode 11 - From Kokomo to Korea

    The summer of 1988 rolls along on Out of Touchstone, as we discuss two of the studio's mediocre films. We start with COCKTAIL, as Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown gives us a glimpse into the briefly-popular practice of "flair bartending", and avoid maturity at all costs. Finally, we dig into THE RESCUE, as a group of imprisoned soldiers sit patiently while their teenage children attempt to save the day. The movies may not have been great, but the discussion sure was...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 10 - Huge Business

    Episode 10 - Huge Business

    We've got a couple of hits on our hands as we reach the summer of 1988 on Out of Touchstone. First up, we get two sets of Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin in BIG BUSINESS, along with an excellent dose of Edward Herrmann and Fred Ward. Then, we wrap up with the groundbreaking WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, and try to tackle as much trivia for the film as possible (hint: there's a LOT). It's a HUGE jam-packed episode!!

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Mr. Fox ,

Fun Exploration of a Very Interesting Studio Division

I love movie podcasts like this one that dive deep into the history of films, and the Touchstone angle is a great, creative way to explore some landmark (and some not-so-landmark) movies. Mike and Chad are an awesome duo & really know their stuff. Can't wait for more!

InkedRavens ,

Wonderful and insightful

A tad biased here, as I help produce this podcast, but I love this show. Out of Touchstone is an in-depth look at the films released by Touchstone Pictures and reviews each film as well as researches how and why they were made. The hosts give fun commentary on all aspects of film-making too, since they have worked in the business for years. Mike and Chad are great hosts - Mike provides more serious and informative commentary while Chad comes through with comic and ironic observations. The show is just starting off, but I can't wait to see how they illuminate the Touchstone era of Walt Disney Pictures.

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