Dissecting The 80s
#156 Gymkata

#156 Gymkata

May 18, 2020
Turns out we're not the only ones with Olympians-in-movies ideas: someone paid a buncha money to make Gymkata!
 
This delightfully cheesy (both literally and figuratively) movie stars Olympian Kurt Thomas as Johnathan Cabot, the master of gymnastic karate: GYMKATA! This movie has EVERYTHING: so many dummy falls! Absurd dialog! Over-the-top action! An inexplicable leaf-crunching training montage!
 
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 Keywords: Gymkata, Kurt Thomas, Gymnastics, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#155 Valley Girl

#155 Valley Girl

May 4, 2020
NOTE: TRIPP SCREWED UP HIS MIC SETTINGS, AND OBVIOUSLY THE SOUND ISN'T UP TO PAR ON THIS EPISODE. WE'RE SORRY!

It's the movie our mom has been begging for for six years, and with a terrible-looking remake about to drop: Valley Girl!

How dreamy is Nic Cage in this flick? Is there ANY plot here? Couldn't they figure out a more Romeo-like name for Nic than Randy? Plus, digressions on the ideal food fight foods and the sorely-missing number of adventure films!

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Keywords: Nic Cage, Valley Girl, Food Fights, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Listener Request Month 2020 Update!

Listener Request Month 2020 Update!

April 28, 2020

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE!

Listener Request Month 2020 will be held in June. Call us at 856-DISSECT (347-7328) before the stroke of midnight on May 8!

All this and more!
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#154 Class of Nuke ‘Em High

#154 Class of Nuke ‘Em High

April 20, 2020
Just in time for the "high holidays", we rode back for the Troma classic: Class of Nuke 'Em High!
We discuss our histories with Troma, swap stories of visiting the principals office, and are thoroughly confused throughout! So many Alka-Seltzer tabs, buckwild effects and a shockingly great monster!
 
All this and more!
 
 
“NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
 
Keywords: Troma, Lloyd Kaufman, , Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
#153 Never Say Never Again

#153 Never Say Never Again

April 6, 2020
80s. Dissecting...the 80s.
Coronavirus may have delayed Daniel Craig's latest Bond outing, but it hasn't delayed our second visit to the Bond-iverse. We're breaking down the oddity of Never Say Never Again, the Bond movie outside the canon of the regular films, and Connery's return to the role. Waterskiing, the secret life of Jake the Snake's Snake, why isn't her name Viper? Is Connery too old for this?
All this and more!
“NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Keywords: James Bond, Kim Basinger, Sean Connery, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Listener Request Month 2020!

Listener Request Month 2020!

April 1, 2020

It's back, gang! Listener Request Month 2020 will be held in June. Call us at 856-DISSECT (347-7328) before the stroke of midnight on April 30!

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#152 When Time Ran Out

#152 When Time Ran Out

March 23, 2020
We hopped in with legendary disaster artist Irwin Allen for his volcano epic: When Time Ran Out...
Why does this bridge sequence run for TWENTY MINUTES? So many gorgeous matte paintings, actors covered in mysterious substances, scenes that run for 65 seconds, soap opera nonsense and so many disjointed scenes!
 
Plus, Randy Newman's long-lost attempts at theme songs for this film, a digression on Universal Studios circa 1995, and Poseidon Adventure talk!
 
All this and more!
“NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
 
Keywords: When Time Ran Out, Paul Newman, Red Buttons, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Burgess Meredith, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
#151 Used Cars

#151 Used Cars

March 9, 2020
This podcast right here? Low mileage, just ONE previous owner - hop on in and take it for a listen!

We're celebrating a 40th anniversary with our long-time pod-friend Kurt Russell in Used Cars! Is this peak Kurt Russell? How leisure-ey are his leisure suits? Plus, a long digression on a children's safety video that starred Joe Flaherty and was directed by Re-Animator's Stuart Gordon! 

 
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Keywords: Kurt Russell, Cars, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#150 She’s All That (Clip) + 150th Episode Spectacular!

#150 She’s All That (Clip) + 150th Episode Spectacular!

February 29, 2020

It's our 150th Episode Spectacular, and the Savage-inator has us stuck in the 90s! Hear a clip of our She's All That episode (exclusive to Patreon) and us answering some audience questions of the journey to 150 episodes. Thanks so much for your support!

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Keywords: Herbie the Love Bug, Herbie, Ocho, Chloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#149 Ready to Rumble

#149 Ready to Rumble

February 29, 2020

Leap Day's Curse has struck again, driving us all the way to the year TWO THOUSAND for Ready to Rumble!

Is wrestling real or scripted, because this movie sure doesn't know! Why does Scott Caan always show his butt? Why is there SO MUCH POOP in this movie? Why doesn't it get into the insanity of wrestling?! Why isn't there more Martin Landau? ARE WE DOING SHE'S ALL THAT?!

All this and more!

“NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 

Keywords: WCW, David Arquette, Scott Caan, Goldberg, Mean Gene, Oliver Platt, Movie, Podcast