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Comedians Sid Bridge & James Rodatus talk about movies where cars play an important role.

Reels & Wheels sid@thesidagency.com (Sid Bridge, James Rodatus)

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

Comedians Sid Bridge & James Rodatus talk about movies where cars play an important role.

    Rebel Without a Cause with Patric Fransko

    Rebel Without a Cause with Patric Fransko

    James Dean had a short career as a movie star and died tragically before his fame was in full effect. Rebel Without a Cause is a stand-out for Dean, but we delve into his personal life to talk about the cars he raced as well.
    Joining us is Patrick Fransko of Speedster Dreams. Patrick has a wealth of knowledge about James Dean and he has incredible stories from building his own James Dean tribute Speedster - learn more at www. speedsterdreams.com! 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Riding Bean with Derek Williams

    Riding Bean with Derek Williams

    Derek Williams - Comedian, voice talent, expert gamer and Anime lover - is back on Reels and Wheels and he has a great Anime for us. 
    The obscure(ish) Riding Bean! 
    This one kind of defies description. It's a 45-minute one-off short movie that never led to a longer series. The story follows Bean, an accomplished Chicago driver as he gets caught up in a kidnapping plot as convoluted as The Big Lebowski.
    But... the cars! Sure, we have plenty of well-drawn, brand name vehicles, but Bean's car is a bizarre amalgam of vehicles so well-put together, that no two people see the same influences. 
    Make sure you follow Derek (@DerekFiveLetters) and follow Reels and Wheels and leave us some feedback!

    • 51 min
    The General with Brett Stillo

    The General with Brett Stillo

    Ready for a very unique episode of Reels and Wheels?! For the first time, (and it's about time!) we talk locomotives! This is the 1926 classic Buster Keaton silent film, The General.
    Joining James and Sid is one of our favorite cinematic experts (and a guy who knows his Buster Keaton), Brett Stillo!
    The General is silent comedy based on a real life civil war locomotive chase. We also answer the always looming question... Can a silent film still captivate an audience today? 
    Spoiler alert - with this film, YES. Make sure you catch up with Brett Stillo on social media and keep up with his own movie project.
    Make sure you subscribe to Wheels and Wheels on your favorite podcast platform and leave us some feedback!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Planes Trains and Automobiles

    Planes Trains and Automobiles

    Happy Holidays from Reels and Wheels! For this episode, Sid & James get into the holiday season with Planes Trains & Automobiles - a John Hughes classic about the worst attempt at holiday travel ever.
    This movie definitely delivers in the "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" department, with a glorious assortment of malais-era cars, but it's also an excellent movie that rises above comedy by creating two deep, relatable characters.
    Plus we have a who's who of 1980's background character actors and an unlikely Star Trek actor cameo. Send us your feedback, @ReelsandWheels!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Halloween (1978) with Mike Moran

    Halloween (1978) with Mike Moran

    It's Halloween, so let's talk Halloween! This 1978 John Carpenter really kickstarted the slasher genre - and it was 1978, so there we plenty of scary malaise era cars to talk about.
    Joining Sid and James is Mike Moran, comedian, musician and host of the Confessional Podcast! 
    Make sure you check out Mike Moran and the Confessional Podcast here: https://moranmichaelj.podbean.com/
    Follow @ReelsandWheels on social media and subscribe!

    • 1 hr
    The Betsy with Joe Ligo

    The Betsy with Joe Ligo

    It's a car movie starring a young Tommy Lee Jones as a sex symbol. And it's not Black Moon Rising. We already did that one. No, this movie is MUCH MUCH WEIRDER. The Betsy pretends to be a car movie, but it's possibly got the least car content of any movie we've covered here on Reels and Wheels (and we include Spaceballs in that tally).
    Joining us for this podcast is Joe Ligo. Joe is a filmmaker working on a documentary about American Motors... and that's how he discovered The Betsy. In a rare moment, AMC allowed the cameras to roll at their headquarters and everyone he interviewed for the documentary talked about it.
    But... but... this movie. It's all over the place. It's an attempt at a dramatization of Henry Ford's life, with a lot more sordid details added in (and given Henry Ford's life, adding more sordid details is an accomplishment). It's just bizarre. And bad. 
    Find out more about Joe's documentary here: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanMotorsMovie
    and consider helping out Joe's production at their GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-last-independent-automaker-a-documentary

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

TooManyCars ,


Fantastic deep dives on the kind of car-heavy movies and shows that only a Motorhead could love, mixed in with enough current blockbusters to keep things lively.

I’ve just listened to a half-dozen episodes from The Italian Job and Ant-Man to *gasp* Knight Rider 2010, and each one doesn’t disappoint.

How about mining the rest of the Knight Rider knockoffs with an episode on the Chrysler Concept car-spotting Viper show on NBC?

macharran ,

For the hard core “car movies” enthusiasts!

Listening you guys dissecting and analyzing cars used in movies is even better than watching the movie itself. Thanks for your time involved in this.

Rad Mark ,

Great stuff

Great podcast guys. Really enjoy how y'all go into the history of the cars. Looking forward to new episodes

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