1990s

Hudson Hawk

February 6, 2020

Is this rightly regarded as a guilty pleasure? Should Bruce Willis be allowed to write more scripts? Is the silly comedy just too much for the general public? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Robin Hood: Men In Tights

September 19, 2019

Is Cary Elwes the perfect Robin Hood follow-up to Errol Flynn? How does this hold up to other films by Brooks? Is it timeless or dated? Tune in to this week’s show to hear these answers and more.

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Robin Hood (1991)

September 12, 2019

Why did this film get relegated to a TV release? How does it compare to other Hood tales? And why do Hood scholars love it so much? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

September 5, 2019

Does Kevin Costner kill it in the movie or does he just kill the movie? Can we get more Alan Rickman? And what’s up with all the witchcraft? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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Rocky V

February 21, 2019

Sylvester Stallone returned to his beloved Rocky series in 1990, fully intending to close it out with a story as powerful as the first one. He even got John G. Avildsen back to direct it. Unfortunately, the film was a weaker film, one that didn’t find much love from critics or audiences.

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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

December 6, 2018

Does the pairing of Brosnan and Russo match the chemistry of McQueen and Dunaway in the original? How does the heist hold up? And what’s cooler – dune buggie or glider? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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Point Break

March 8, 2018

Kathryn Bigelow already showed everyone that she could handle action in her films with projects like Near Dark and Blue Steel when she and her husband-at-the-time James Cameron took on the task of doing rewrites to her new project Johnny Utah. With Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves coming on board to play the two leads, she was ready to prove herself yet again. And while she didn’t walk away with a film as successful as Cameron’s T2, she did end up with one of her highest grossing films and a cult classic that defined action films and surfing for years to come.

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Die Hard With a Vengeance

January 11, 2018

When Jonathan Hensleigh’s spec script ‘Simon Says’ was bought by Twentieth Century Fox to be turned into a Die Hard sequel, he was thrilled. After all, his deal with Warner Bros. to turn it into a Lethal Weapon sequel had collapsed. What it meant, though, is finding a way to rework half of the script to make it fit something that would happen in John McClane’s world. For the most part, things work well, and with John McTiernan returning to the franchise, it’s a solid entry. But could it have been better?

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Die Hard 2

January 4, 2018

Joel Silver was never a producer to shy away from giving the audience more of what they wanted. For the sequel to his 1988 action hit Die Hard, he tapped into director Renny Harlin and together, they pushed for more action, more humor, more stunts and… more of everything else the audiences got in the first film. But does that make a good sequel? Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our Die Hard series with Harlin’s 1990 film Die Hard 2

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Star Trek: Insurrection

September 29, 2017

With the success of Star Trek: First Contact, a more action-oriented Star Trek film, the team behind it wanted their next film to be lighter in tone and more character-driven. To a certain extent, that’s exactly what audiences got, and a lot of people were disappointed because they were expecting so much more. Join us as we continue our Star Trek series with Jonathan Frakes’ 1998 film Star Trek: Insurrection

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