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Go on a themed movie kick with host Chance Solem-Pfeifer. We're currently on Kick #2 ... Sports Romances. Seven episodes leading up to the release of "Challengers."

The Kick Chance Solem-Pfeifer

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

Go on a themed movie kick with host Chance Solem-Pfeifer. We're currently on Kick #2 ... Sports Romances. Seven episodes leading up to the release of "Challengers."

    'The Bikeriders' with Bennett Campbell Ferguson | Motorcycle Rebels

    'The Bikeriders' with Bennett Campbell Ferguson | Motorcycle Rebels

    End of the road for this kick, gang. And fittingly enough "The Bikeriders" (2024) is all about how nothing lasts. But it's also about a lot of actors—Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Michael Shannon, and 15 more—bringing wildly different acting styles to the table in this requiem for a Chicagoland biker gang. Film critic Bennett Campbell Ferguson is back to discuss whether "The Bikeriders" is "cosplay" or something deeper.

    • 44 min
    'Ghost Rider' with Noah Ballard | Motorcycle Rebels

    'Ghost Rider' with Noah Ballard | Motorcycle Rebels

    Nic Cage brings the boys back together for a weekend of Ghost Rider. In search of the motorcycle rebel's most demonic representation, we watched “Ghost Rider” (2007) and “Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance” (2011). What did we find? Floating skulls, hot chains, performances stuck between a Cage and a hard place, and two movies that just need a *little* more time to explain what a Ghost Rider is.

    • 57 min
    'Rumble Fish' with Ray Gill Jr. | Motorcycle Rebels

    'Rumble Fish' with Ray Gill Jr. | Motorcycle Rebels

    “The Motorcycle Boy Reigns” as our kick arrives at “Rumble Fish” (1983). It’s not set on the highway, but perhaps no movie in this series uses the idea of the motorcycle rebel to such cool, elusive effect as Francis Ford Coppola’s dreamlike crime drama, starring a young Mickey Rourke.

    Ray Gill Jr. (Portland Mercury, Willamette Week) is here to explain why “Rumble Fish” is his favorite film, why Matt Dillon used to scare him, and why insanity is intoxicating, plus primo tales of growing up in a video store.

    • 45 min
    'Easy Rider' with The Bear | Motorcycle Rebels

    'Easy Rider' with The Bear | Motorcycle Rebels

    I've said from the beginning that this podcast represents freedom—specifically the freedom to beg far-flung thinkers to talk about canonical movies. This week, our Motorcycle Rebel kick arrives at "Easy Rider" (1969), and motorcycle bard / journalist J. Peter Thoeming, aka THE BEAR, is on the show to talk about how this countercultural touchstone relates to Faust, road safety, backaches, and searching for America.

    Keep up with The Bear's writing here:
    https://www.advrider.com/author/thebear/

    • 41 min
    'The Wild One' with Burt Kearns | Motorcycle Rebels

    'The Wild One' with Burt Kearns | Motorcycle Rebels

    Let's start the engines on a new kick! Now through the end of June (when "The Bikeriders" hit theaters), we're tracing the archetype of the motorcycle rebel. Most historians agree the first biker picture was "The Wild One" (1953) starring an iconically moody and leather-clad Marlon Brando. Today, author Burt Kearns joins the show to share how "The Wild One" became a flashpoint for censorship, anti-hero adulation, and movie posters. Kearns' new book "Marlon Brando: Hollywood Rebel" is out now.

    https://www.marlonbrandobook.com/

    • 46 min
    'Challengers' with Alex Barr | Sports Romances

    'Challengers' with Alex Barr | Sports Romances

    It's match point of our sports-romance kick and hooooo, baby. "Challengers" is here, and we've got writer Alex Barr on the program to discuss this year’s sweatiest, hungriest, horniest movie. We talk tennis as sex, sex as tennis, the movie's use of food, unexplained bruises, a different side of Zendaya, bafflingly inventive cinematography, and so much more.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

wjf303 ,

Must-Listen for Movie Fans!

THE best movie pod out there! Chance’s analyses are the perfect blend of intellect and entertainment. His interviews match the guests and movies right where they are, the discussions are casual yet provoking, and the guest-movie pairings are thoughtful and satisfying. Great range of genres, voices, and perspectives. The pacing is spot on and keeps you hooked for the whole kick! Can’t wait for the next one!

ilyaschadda ,

An absolutely amazing listen! Stick with it, it won’t let you down!

A fantastic listen, and that jingle at the end was so cool! As a fan of his previous podcast BeReel, nothing delighted me more than to see Chance come up with The Kick. I have no doubt The Kick will be amazing! Houston, we have a hit!

arodrigueza ,

Money in the bank

This show is box office. I miss it.

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