A show from The Nerd Party where we can go back and review some of our favorite (and not so favorite) movies and television shows.
1994's Top Ten
Mike and John recap 1994 and share their Top Ten lists for the year.
1994's Final Weeks
This is it! Mike and John's grand experiment comes to an end as they review the final weeks of 1994, which gave us such the controversial comic gem Dumb and Dumber, the trainwreck disasterpiece Mixed Nuts, British import The Madness of King George, Robert Altman's Pret a Porter, and a bevvy of other films that wanted to be awards contenders...or were trying to get released with as little embarrassment as possible.
Drop Zone Disclosures
Mike and John revisit the week in 1994 that unleashed Queen Margot (OK?), Disclosure (based on a book by Michael Crichton and directed by Barry Levinson, starring Michael Douglas and Demi Moore) and...Drop Zone (based on a fever dream, probably, starring Wesley Snipes and lots of parachutes)!
So which were they able to see? Which were they able to tolerate? Which had a zanier ending? Which prompted a serious social discussion, and which has Gary Busey? When will I stop asking questions???
You'll never know...unless you listen to RetroPerspective and/or possess the will to research it all yourself! But we did all this work, so why not listen?
Ty Cobb...or Two-Face?
Mike and John revisit the week in 1994 that brought us Tom & Viv, Trapped in Paradise, and Cobb, which was totally supposed to be Oscar bait but missed it by a country mile.
Mike v The Santa Clause
Mike and John tackle November with gusto, catching up with Thanksgiving week and finding just where their tastes diverge with films as diverse as The Santa Clause, Interview with the Vampire, The Professional, Star Trek Generations, Junior, Three Colors: Red, The Pagemaster, and a whole host of other turkeys as they enter the final leg of their re-examination of 1994.
john v Frankenstein: Dawn of Branagh
Mike and John revisit the week in 1994 that gave us Double Dragon, Floundering, Kenneth Branagh's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Oleanna, and the Kevin Costner award-bait vehicle The War.
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A Fun Look At 1990s Films
A really insightful look at films from 25 years ago. Even though I’ve only seen a small fraction of the films discussed, I have a passing familiarity with many of the titles just from having grown up in the era. It’s really interesting to hear candid takes from John and Mike, who really know their stuff, and their own biases, and can talk about any movie in an interesting way. Looking forward to hearing them slowly hit the sci-if extravaganzas of the latter half of the 1990s.