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Are you a retro movie geek? Do you love movies and pop culture from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s? Then this is the show for you! Join Joel, Peter and Darrell as they travel back to the days when video stores were everywhere and VHS was king!

Retro Movie Geek Joel G. Robertson

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 50 Ratings

Are you a retro movie geek? Do you love movies and pop culture from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s? Then this is the show for you! Join Joel, Peter and Darrell as they travel back to the days when video stores were everywhere and VHS was king!

    RMG 330 – The Running Man (1987)

    RMG 330 – The Running Man (1987)

    You can watch the VIDEO version of this episode here: Retro Movie Geek: Ep. 330 - The Running Man (1987) Movie Review (youtube.com)

    On this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is joined by Chris "The Seavage" Seaver (check out more from Chris here, here, and here), and they're geeking out over The Running Man (1987) and









    Arnold and the cast

    Arnold and his one-liners

    a short PSA about queefing

    over-the-top fun-filled action

    and much, much more!

















    Synopsis:







    Arnold Schwarzenegger is running for his life in the high-tech futuristic action-adventure The Running Man. Co-starring Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Dweezil Zappa, Mick Fleetwood, Jim Brown, Jesse “The Body” Ventura and, in a critically acclaimed performance, Family Feud host Richard Dawson.

    The year is 2019. Television is now ruling people’s lives. In the 21st Century, the most popular “audience participation” game show is “The Running Man” - where convicts can win pardons instead of “parting gifts”, by defeating murderous henchmen known as “stalkers”. The stalkers haven’t had much of a challenge lately... until Ben Richards came along. Wrongly convicted of slaughtering 1500 innocent people, Richards is the next contestant to fight for his life... and his freedom.

    When Running Man host Damon Killian says “Come on down!”, be prepared to pay with your life! But Ben Richards isn’t going down without a fight. Off Schwarzenegger goes into the burned-out sections of Los Angeles to face four of Killian’s ace stalkers: Subzero, wielding his razor-sharp hockey sticks; Buzzsaw, the maniacal motorcycle-riding slasher; Dynamo, practicing his deadly electric shock treatment; and Fireball with his mighty flame-throwing arsenal.

    Now, the entire country is glued to the tube in a heart-pounding “sudden death” battle!

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    Check out The Forgotten Flix Podcast here.







    Special thanks to Kevin Spencer for the fantastic show logo!







    Special thanks to Hayden for the use of his fantastic music for our opening theme this episode! You can check out more from this amazing artist here!







    Special thanks to Retro Promenade for the use of music from the album Carpenter. Music use permitted under a Creative Commons license. CLICK HERE and get a copy of the album and support these fantastic artists!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    RMG 329 – I, the Jury (1982)

    RMG 329 – I, the Jury (1982)

    You can watch the VIDEO version of this episode here: Retro Movie Review: Ep. 329 - I, The Jury (1982) (youtube.com)

    On this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is geeking out over I, the Jury (1982) and









    Carl Weathers

    the overcomplicated story

    CND

    Mike Hammer being a douchebag

    and much, much more!

















    Synopsis:







    The tough guy hero of the ’40s and the excitement of the ’80s, come together in this dazzling remake of a classic thriller. Mickey Spillane’s “I,The Jury” is updated with all the violence, nudity, wit, and style that was missing from the puritanical original. Straight from the school of the hard-boiled detective comes Mickey Spillane’s hard living private eye – Mike Hammer. 

    Played by the ruggedly sexy Armand Assante, Hammer sets out to get the guys who did in his friend Jack. His quest for vengeance leads him onto the paths of the CIA, a sexy therapy center, and a kinky killer. All along the way, there are spectacular chases and incredible excitement. 

    With a strong supporting cast featuring Barbara Carrera, Paul Sorvino, Judson Scott and Alan King, and action-packed direction by Richard T. Heffron…  I, THE JURY is first-rate entertainment!   







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    Check out Darrell's other cool podcasts here.







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    Check out The Forgotten Flix Podcast here.







    Special thanks to Kevin Spencer for the fantastic show logo!







    Special thanks to Hayden for the use of his fantastic music for our opening theme this episode! You can check out more from this amazing artist here!







    Special thanks to Retro Promenade for the use of music from the album Carpenter. Music use permitted under a Creative Commons license. CLICK HERE and get a copy of the album and support these fantastic artists!

    • 1 hr 36 min
    RMG 328 – Trapped In Paradise (1994)

    RMG 328 – Trapped In Paradise (1994)

    You can watch the VIDEO version of this episode here: Retro Movie Review: Ep. 328 - Trapped In Paradise (1994) Movie Review (youtube.com)

    On this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is joined by Maggie Kruger, and they're geeking out over Trapped In Paradise (1994) and









    the good folks of Paradise

    arses & bellends

    Christmas bah humbug

    being Trapped In B******t

    and much, much more!

















    Synopsis:







    It’s Christmas Eve and the Firpo brothers are hoping for a Silent Night – no alarms, no bells, no police sirens! 

    Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz are the larcenous Firpo brothers.   Bill is a good-hearted guy doing his best to keep pathological liar Dave and kleptomaniac Alvin out of trouble. But the two small-time crooks lure their brother into robbing a bank in the small town of Paradise, Pennsylvania, where pulling off the heist is a snap compared to getting out of town after a snowstorm hits.  

    For the brothers soon discover that all their big-city smarts are useless against the unsuspecting, good-hearted townsfolk who shower them with kindness at every turn. 







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    Check out The Forgotten Flix Podcast here.







    Special thanks to Kevin Spencer for the fantastic show logo!







    Special thanks to Hayden for the use of his fantastic music for our opening theme this episode! You can check out more from this amazing artist here!







    Special thanks to Retro Promenade for the use of music from the album Carpenter. Music use permitted under a Creative Commons license. CLICK HERE and get a copy of the album and support these fantastic artists!

    • 1 hr 35 min
    RMG 327 – Silkwood (1983)

    RMG 327 – Silkwood (1983)

    You can watch the VIDEO version of this episode here: Retro Movie Geek: Ep. 327 - Silkwood (1983) Movie Review - YouTube

    On this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is joined by Nathan Bartlebaugh (check out more from Nathan HERE and HERE), and are geeking out over Silkwood (1983) and









    how real the characters feel

    making ends meet

    great storytelling

    letting the actors cook

    and much, much more!

















    Synopsis:







    Meryl Streep stars in this unforgettable film as Karen Silkwood, a flirtatious, difficult, yet likeable young divorced woman who works in her Oklahoma town’s plutonium plant.

    Sharing a house with two other co-workers, boyfriend Drew Stephens (Kurt Russell) and the lonely, yearning Dolly Pelliker (Cher), Silkwood’s routine of punching in and out of work and living for the weekends is suddenly changed when she becomes contaminated with plutonium. Speaking out against the plant’s safety hazards, Karen loses her job status, her friends and eventually, her life.

    A powerful and deeply moving drama.







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    LISTENER FEEDBACK:







    Leave us your voicemail feedback at (484) 577-3876.







    Check out Darrell's other cool podcasts here.







    Check out Peter's Retro Reviews over at ForgottenFlix.com here.







    Check out The Forgotten Flix Podcast here.







    Special thanks to Kevin Spencer for the fantastic show logo!







    Special thanks to Hayden for the use of his fantastic music for our opening theme this episode! You can check out more from this amazing artist here!







    Special thanks to Retro Promenade for the use of music from the album Carpenter. Music use permitted under a Creative Commons license. CLICK HERE and get a copy of the album and support these fantastic artists!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    2023 Spooky Flix Fest – The Ring (2002)

    2023 Spooky Flix Fest – The Ring (2002)

    You can watch the VIDEO version of this episode here: Spooky Flix Fest 2023 - Retro Horror Movie Review: The Ring (2002) - YouTube

    In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is joined by Nathan Tolle (check out more from Nathan here and here), and they're geeking out over The Ring (2002) and









    the look of the movie

    Naomi Watts

    other cast members

    the horse scene

    and much, much more!









    Synopsis:







    The Ring is the critically acclaimed, smash hit thriller, David Ansen of Newsweek says, “raises some serious goosebumps!” This cinematic thrill ride will keep you on the edge of your seat from the stunning opening to the astonishing conclusion! 

    It begins as just another urban legend – the whispered tale of a nightmarish videotape that causes anyone who watches it to die seven days later. But when four teenagers all meet with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape, investigative reporter Rachel Keller tracks down the video... and watches it. 

    Now, the legend is coming true, the clock is ticking, and Rachel has just seven days to unravel the mystery of The Ring. 

     







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    Happy Halloween to you all! 







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    Special thanks to Midnight Syndicate (find more Midnight Syndicate scares here) for letting us use the tunes Hand In Hand Again and Room 47 from the albums The 13th Hour and Gates of Delirium, for Spooky Flix Fest 2023!







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    LISTENER FEEDBACK:







    Leave us your voicemail feedback at (484) 577-3876.







    Check out Darrell's other cool podcasts here.







    Check out Peter's Retro Reviews over at ForgottenFlix.com here.







    Check out The Forgotten Flix Podcast here.







    Special thanks to Kevin Spencer for the fantastic show logo!







    Special thanks to Hayden for the use of his fantastic music for our opening theme this episode! You can check out more from this amazing artist here!







    Special thanks to Retro Promenade for the use of music from the album Carpenter. Music use permitted under a Creative Commons license. CLICK HERE and get a copy of the album and support these fantastic artists!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Terror On The Tube Ep. 40 – Ghostwatch (1992)

    Terror On The Tube Ep. 40 – Ghostwatch (1992)

    You can watch the VIDEO version of this episode here: Ghostwatch (1992) - The Scariest TV Show Of All Time? - YouTube

    On Terror On The Tube, Joel, Peter, and Allyson pick, at random, a made-for-TV horror/suspense movie that aired sometime during the decades of the 1970s, 80s, or 90s.







    In this episode we're joined by Huw Lloyd (check out more from Huw here) to talk about Ghostwatch from 1992.







    Originally released on BBC1 on Saturday, October 31st, 1992, Ghostwatch stars Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene, Mike Smith, Craig Charles, and Gillian Bevan.







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    Synopsis:







    The BBC gives over a whole evening to an "investigation into the supernatural". Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind "The most haunted house in Britain", expecting a light-hearted scare or two, and probably the uncovering of a hoax.

    They think they're in control of the situation. They think they're safe.

    The viewers settle down and decide to watch "for a laugh". Ninety minutes later the BBC, and the country, was changed, and the consequences are still felt today.







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    Special thanks to Ross Bugden for the use of his music for the theme of this podcast under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find the track titled Something Wicked here.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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