Free Range Idiocy
Episode 40: Directors Cuts Like A Knife

Episode 40: Directors Cuts Like A Knife

September 18, 2020

This time around, we tackle the news that we have a couple of older movies getting the re-cut and re-store treatment with dubious upcoming anniversaries. Sylvester Stallone is working on a directors cut of Rocky IV for its 35th anniversary and Francis Ford Coppola is giving us his definitive cut of The Godfather Part III on its 30th anniversary. We contrast all of that with the upcoming Snyder Cut of Justice League on its... third anniversary?!... and decide whether we're buying or selling all of this nonsense.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Just to keep the facts straight, Disney did decide to give us a Mandalorian trailer, it just came a few days after we recorded this episode.

Here's the "How To Make A Blockbuster Trailer" video Todd heard about on Fatman Beyond.

And yes, they are totally using mannequins for people to make out with on soap operas during COVID.

Some background on the robot from Rocky IV, in case you're into that sort of thing.

Warning: watching video of the Carl-Arnold handshake from Predator will raise your testosterone levels 400%.

For those among the curious, Tim was correct - Jesse Ventura became a governor before Arnold. Ventura was governor of Minnesota 1991-1995 and Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California 2003-2011.

Here's the full version of James Brown's "Living In America". The Eddie Murphy call out is just after the 4-minute mark.

Tucker: A Man and His Dream was definitely not Coppola's finest box office moment, costing an estimate $23 million to make and only making $19.6 million in theaters. 

Yup, Todd managed to get it somewhat right. The Oscars took back their nomination for The Godfather score because a piece of a theme had been used in another movie.

Here's Shawn Michaels hamming it up leading to his match with Hulk Hogan.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM recommends checking out the music reaction videos from Twinsthenewtrend on YouTube. Life's been good to these kids - they've got over 630,000 subscribers!

TODD thinks you should drop what you're doing and download the new track "Rise" from Corey Henry & The Funk Apostles.

 

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Episode 39: An Idiot’s Guide To Fantasy Football

Episode 39: An Idiot’s Guide To Fantasy Football

September 11, 2020

We're note even supposed to be here... But have no fear!

This was supposed to be a week off for us, but when plans fell through, we decided to spring into action and record a brand new episode for y'all to listen to. With a fantasy football draft around the corner for us, Tim's lack of preparation, and Todd's almost complete lack of knowledge about what's happening in the NFL... what could possibly go wrong?

Check it out!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

RIP Chadwick Boseman. Here's a link to his IMDB page, showing an amazing body of work for such a short period of time.

Here's a tribute of Chadwick by Black Panther writer and director Ryan Coogler.

Some background on the creation and development of the Black Panther character in Marvel Comics through the years.

Looks like the NHL has been doing the bubble thing as well.

Yup, Vinnie Mac has finally hit wrestling nirvana, complete with directions on who the crowd should cheer and boo. We fear for the future.

Who would've thought allowing fans to be broadcast onto a screen in real time would turn our poorly?

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out the series Away starring Hillary Swank and Josh Charles.

Todd thinks you need to drop everything you're doing right now and watch Tombstone. Then watch it again.

 

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Episode 38: Close Encounters of the ‘77 Kind - 1977 Year in Movies

Episode 38: Close Encounters of the ‘77 Kind - 1977 Year in Movies

August 28, 2020

This time around, we're diving into something that we came across by complete accident - the weirdness that was cinema in 1977. From space opera to truckers to disco to highbrow sci-fi, there was a little something for everyone. And there was also plenty of stuff that no one was asking for. We've sifted through everything so you don't have, so grab your popcorn and enjoy this jaunt in the Wayback Machine!

 

THE WEEK IN GEEK:

Looks like Mando is getting some company on Disney+ in the future

The big non-story story that's happening with the new Battlestar Galactica project for Peacock

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Here's a complete list of all the movies that were released in 1977 so you can follow along

Here's that IMDB list of 50 Movies From 1977 Worth Watching

Wikipedia's article on film in 1977

The infamous movie poster for Semi-Tough that will probably haunt your dreams for the next decade

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out the Aaron Sorkin-penned movie The Social Network

Todd advises you to find the James Bond documentary Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

 

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Episode 37: No Holds Barred - A Commentary Track From Cinema Hell

Episode 37: No Holds Barred - A Commentary Track From Cinema Hell

August 18, 2020

What happens when you combine the 1980's, Hulk Hogan, Deebo, Robert Fuller, and a dump truck dosage of kayfabe? You wind up with the cinematic masterpiece that is No Holds Barred. For no good reason in particular, we decided to do our own commentary track of this adventure into 'rassling cinema and you can play along. As of this recording, the movie is streaming on Amazon Prime Video, but you should be able to find it anywhere or cue up your old VHS copy. When we get to the commentary, we'll give a countdown and you'll be able to watch the movie with us jabbering in your ear!

The commentary in this episode starts around the 20 minute mark.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- The first handshake of The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage) was indeed a big deal. Just ask Hogan.

- For those of you interested in a little background on Jim Beam's Old Tub, here you go.

- Wilfred Brimley was 50 years, 9 months, and 6 days old when Cocoon was released in theaters. And today I learned there's such a thing as the "Brimley/Cocoon" line when you cross that particular milestone.

- Wondering what kayfabe means? Here's your definition.

- And yes, it appears Todd was correct in saying there was a practical reason for pirates to wear an eye patch besides missing a peeper or trying to look cool.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim heartily recommends you re-visit the excellence that was Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 

Todd thinks you should start binging Longmire if only to get a little more BSG alumni into your life

 

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Episode 36: Our List of Best & Worst Comic Book Movies

Episode 36: Our List of Best & Worst Comic Book Movies

August 7, 2020

As you may have noticed, we love us some comic book movies. In this episode, we're going to talk about the best and worst ones we've ever seen.

 

TIMESTAMPS OF INTEREST:

Best begins at 0:28:00

Worst begins at 2:03:00

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Kevin Smith's take on comic book movies and the Martin Scrocese kerfuffle

- Holy Night Shift Batman! We may be getting Michael Keaton back as the caped crusader!

- This is a favorite Avengers: Endgame crowd reaction video

- Yeah, that Logan trailer set to Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt" was epic

- The story of how we got Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

- And here's why we should be glad that they didn't ask the previous guy to come back

- In case you want to avoid watching Batman v Superman, the first trailer they released will save you the trouble since it gives away everything

- Looks like Ray Fisher won't be back playing Cyborg or going to a bbq at Joss Whedon's house any time soon

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim highly recommends checking out Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions on the WWE Network.

Todd thinks you ought to listen to more neo-soul with Melanie Faye whose music is on most streaming platforms as well as Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

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Episode 35: Bradygeddon Part 3 - The New Newton In Town

Episode 35: Bradygeddon Part 3 - The New Newton In Town

July 21, 2020

With a delay or three, we're back with this football-centric episode as we continue to parse just what the hell is going on with the New England Patriots in 2020 after the departure of Tom Brady. We'll talk about the arrival of former NFL MVP Cam Newton, Jarret Stidham, and Brian Hoyer (or is it Sawyer?). Dive into some pigskin with us!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

...AND ANOTHER THING:

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Episode 34: Higher Ground - Todd & Tim’s Top 5 Albums

Episode 34: Higher Ground - Todd & Tim’s Top 5 Albums

July 3, 2020

With out BSG binky taken away, what ever will we do?!

Oh, don't worry. We've got plenty to talk about.

In this episode, we go through our current top five albums, some of our musical upbringing, and what we think makes a great album. Also, some honorbale mentions, and at least one embarrassing story from Todd. C'mon in - the idiocy is fine!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's that video of Billy Joel freaking out in Russia because the lighting guy wasn't listening... or didn't speak English

- Turns out Casey Kasem did voices for a bunch of other stuff too

- With the mention of "Be My Yoko Ono" and The Beatles, we'll use this excuse to show you the video where Yoko Ono made Chuck Berry question his entire life

- Todd foolishly said Alberta license plates when it should've been Ontario. Sorry.

- Here's that video of Stevie Wonder playing "Superstition" on Seasame Street back in the day

- Here's a live version of "Living For The City" with the intro by Stevie

- Oh yeah, and Stevie also kept pace with Tony Bennett

- A little more background on The Beatles being better in mono and also Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in mono

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM recommends checking out the WWE documentary Undertaker: The Last Ride covering The Phenom's last year in the business

TODD humbly suggests checking out Speed Of Soul by his band Mama's Boomshack, which turns six this year

 

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Episode 33: Battlestar Galactica - The Plan

Episode 33: Battlestar Galactica - The Plan

June 26, 2020

This is a bittersweet episode for us folks... Not only are we creeping up on our one year anniversary as a podcast, but we've also come to the end - or rather, the end tacked onto the end - of the journey that has been our re-watch and re-cap of Battlestar Galactica. In this episode, we gush over all the things that we loved and bid a fond farewell to our most favorite of TV shows.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the wikipedia page for BSG: The Plan

- Here's the IMDB trivia page for BSG: The Plan

- The actress who played Giana - Lymari Nadal - also happens to be married to Edward James Olmos

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

- TIM highly has high hopes for his new book, Fit Men Cook 100+ Meal Prep Recipes for Men and Women by Kevin Curry

- TODD has been pleased with his read on Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

 

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Episode 32: Star Wars Breakdown - Rogue One vs. Solo

Episode 32: Star Wars Breakdown - Rogue One vs. Solo

June 19, 2020

In this episode, we break out our new favorite gimmick and go all tale-of-the-tape as we break down the two Star Wars Story movies: Rogue One and Solo using categories like overall story, main characters, villains, droids, and more. Who will win and who will lose?! Okay, we're pretty sure how this is going to turn out, but there's lots of jokes and rambling to keep you entertained along the way, so dive in with us!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Our suggestions for the "national anthem" of Free Range Idiocy... Todd was partial to Funkadelic's "One Nation Under A Groove" while Tim preferred "Spirit of Radio" by Rush

- Here's a little more information about The Bolsheviks in the 1980's WWF

- Here's more info about Paul Campbell (aka Bill from BSG). And it wasn't a Hallmark Christmas movie, it was just a plain ol' Hallmark movie that starred Paul Campbell with fellow BSG alumnus Tricia Helfer called Sun, Sand, & Romance

- And yes, you can still find the Star Wars set for Luke's home in Tunisia

- Here's some more information on screenwriting legend Lawrence Kasdan

- Here's the article from The Verge that Tim was talking about

- What time is it?! It's Vader time! Check out Vader's return to the WWE back in 2012

- Not only was Dryden Voss originally a different actor (Michael Kenneth Williams), but the character was also supposed to look very different as well

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM highly recommends checking out the new video from the official Rush YouTube channel for "Spirit Of Radio" with lots of Easter eggs about the band

TODD would suggest getting your hands on a copy of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen if you can and also read up some more on actor Oliver Reed

 

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Episode 31: Battlestar Galactica - Series Finale, Daybreak

Episode 31: Battlestar Galactica - Series Finale, Daybreak

June 12, 2020

It hasn't been quite as long as the Colonials journey from Caprica to Earth... but it feels like it sometimes! We've come to the end of the line with Battlestar Galactica as a series and will be talking about our favorite moments and characters from the final episode. Buckle up folks, it's going to be journey!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here is Adama's speech on the hangar deck

- Todd was wrong - it's LEO, not LEON Getz. And yeah, they... get you at the drive-thru (NSFW for language)

- Battlestar Galactica was originally called Adam's Ark when Glen Larson began developing it

- Here's the extra scene from "Daybreak" with Starbuck and Adama

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

- TIM recommends checking out the Grimm TV series when you have a moment

- TODD recommends giving the HBO Watchmen series a viewing or three

 

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