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Episode 64: 1984 Year In Movies - We Came, We Saw… We Reviewed It!

Episode 64: 1984 Year In Movies - We Came, We Saw… We Reviewed It!

May 14, 2021

We've had ourselves a good ol' time looking at some other years in cinema history, so why not head back to that well one more time as we take a look at what some have called "the greatest year in cinema history" - 1984. This time, we've brought some help with us as we welcome Mel Barrett to the Free Range Congregation to help us run this thing down and add a dollop of legitimacy to our normal shenanigans.

Mel is a screenwriter and filmmaker who has worked inside and outside Hollywood along with writing a couple of novels as well. Her and Todd will be co-hosting an upcoming podcast about the process of taking a script from page to screen in the near future.

Audio note: we had some weird things happening this episode, so allow us to apologize in advance for any strange background noises or nose whistles that might've made it through!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- With all apologies to LL Cool J... don't call it a comeback... of the Infinity Stones...

- Is there a Star Wars reboot coming that features Rey's son?!?! 

- Sounds like Ewan McGregor has been training and eating his Wheaties in preparation for his upcoming Obi Wan show on The Disney Ploose

- For the sake of reference, here are all the movies released in 1984

- And here's the claim for 1984 as the best year in movie history

- Wow, Todd got one right - Big was released in 1988

- Behold the vast expanse that is Eric Roberts' IMDB page

- The movies that were involved in the "points" exchange were Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Speilberg), Star Wars (George Lucas), and Big Wednesday (John Milius). Pretty sure Lucas wound up getting the cut of Milius' surfing movie and the short end of the stick.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out all the new WWE Legends A&E Biography shows from the last few weeks.

Todd thinks you should check out the documentary on screenwriter and director John Milius streaming on Amazon.

 

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Episode 63: This Is Your Captain Speaking - The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Wrap-Up

Episode 63: This Is Your Captain Speaking - The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Wrap-Up

April 30, 2021

Back when The Falcon & The Winter Soldier started out on The Ploos, we made some calls on which fan theories where The Real and which were The Jabroni. Five action-packed episodes later, it's for us to give our thoughts on the show and tally up the score to see which idiot managed to pick the fewest wrong answers. Laugh along with our foolishness along with some Star Wars, Rocky, and Thundercats news.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the badass trailer for the new Star Wars show, The Bad Batch

- Looks like Sly is getting ready to spring that new Rocky IV re-cut on us in 2021

- There's a Thundercats movie in the works from the director of Kong vs. Godzilla

- Here's the Bernie Sanders "You're Wrong" debate moment your might recognize from a couple dozen episodes

- A bit more information on Ultimate Marvel, which has been source material for some of the characters we've seen in the MCU

- Looks like Madame Hydra isn't quite what we thought! So here's some general info on the character, and then some info on Julia Louis Dreyfus's character Val

- And while we're mentioned The Rockers, why not take a look at their brief reunion in the 21st century?

- And because Tim asked for it, here's a little Barry Horowitz pat on the back for ya... as well as his Titantron video because... why not?

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out the sci-fi show The One on Netflix

Todd thinks you oughta watch Being Evel - the documentary of Evel Knievel on Peacock

 

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Episode 62: The Curse Of Tampa - Wrestlemania 37 Recap & Review

Episode 62: The Curse Of Tampa - Wrestlemania 37 Recap & Review

April 23, 2021

Better late than never, we're back with our thoughts on the two night celebration of all things sports entertainment that was Wrestlemania 37. History was made, weird stuff happened, and there was even some good wrestling tossed in just to keep us all guessing. We dive into six hours of McMahon-directed Vin-sanity so you can rest easy!

All that and some MCU news and another thing. Dig it!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Could Wolverine be hiding out in Madripoor?

- And hey, why not have Magneto hanging out in Madripoor while we’re going?

- There’s a new Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer and it’s adorable

- Here's some info on the "mysterious" tag team known as The Machines

- Here's Brian Zane's Wrestlemania 4 Review

- And here's the debut of Kane - possibly the greatest character intro ever

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends the WWE Untold documentary "That's Gotta Be Kane"

Todd thinks you should be listening to Dumpstaphunk's new album right now

 

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Episode 61: Darkseid of the Gloom - Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review

Episode 61: Darkseid of the Gloom - Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review

April 9, 2021

We finally got around to watching the newly-released-to-streaming-epic that is Zack Snyder's Justice League, and... now we need a nap and a serious round of fluids to recover. Most kidding aside, we made our way through the four plus hour film and have some thoughts about what could have been, what was, Todd's unrepentant dislike of Joss Whedon, and overall thoughts on this monster of a flick.

All that and a Week In Geek chock full of news about the Battlestar Galactica reboot/sequel/mirage, a newly released deleted scene from Return of the Jedi, and whether or not we'll get a Luke Skywalker Star Wars TV show any time soon.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- We know you'll find this shocking, but it appears there's been another setback on the Battlestar Galactica thing that may premier on Peacock sometime in the 22nd Century

- Here's that Return of the Jedi deleted scene we haggled over

- Looks like there's some thoughts about getting Luke Skywalker onto the small screen for more than a "Mando Cameo"

- Here's the first part of the Portlandia bit about binging Battlestar Galactica (couldn't find the second half)

- Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) has some thoughts about whether Sebastian Stan needs his blessing to play Luke

- Speaking of Stan, please don't try to activate the Winter Soldier when meeting him. It's pretty lame.

- Here's some info about how the DGA (Director's Guild of America) looks at director's credits

- Here's some background on what went down with Richard Donner and Superman II

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM highly recommends getting yourself a copy of Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas by Tom Papa 

TODD thinks you should be listening to Tower of Power's newly released 50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater right now - available on streaming platforms everywhere as well as at their website

 

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Episode 60: The Odd Couple - The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Theories

Episode 60: The Odd Couple - The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Theories

April 2, 2021

You'd think we'd all have learned our lesson after WandaVision, but nope... a new Marvel show brings a ton of new fan theories about what will happen, whom it will happen to, and how many big surprises will be revealed. Thank goodness we're here to break it all down and let you know what is The Real and what is The Jabroni when it comes to all this rampant speculation. To make things more interesting, we're putting all of this on the record just after the first episode and will return once the series is done to determine who was righter and wronger.

A quick programming note... Even though this is being posted the day that episode 3 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is released, we recorded this episode the Sunday immediately following the premier of the first episode. Life has gotten us behind on editing, but we'll be catching up shortly.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Looks like all of Todd's fervent prayers for Benedict Cumberbatch to play Grand Admiral Thrawn have been in vain

- Michael B. Jordan has been announced as directing Creed III as well as starring

- Ah, what might have been... Admiral Adama as a Klingon?!

- This is probably a repeat, but what the hell it's really entertaining and enlightening... here's Kurt Vonnegut (author Slaughterhouse Five and many other novels) talking about the shape of stories

 

... AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM has been supplementing his diet with a healthy (or unhealthy) amount of Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives as of late

TODD recommends checking out The House Of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea for a wonderful read

 

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Episode 59: Double Vision! - The WandaVision Series Finale

Episode 59: Double Vision! - The WandaVision Series Finale

March 26, 2021

Better late than never, we're back to recap the series finale of WandaVision! What did we like, what didn't we like, and how did all those theories turn out? All that along with Star Wars and MCU news aplenty. Cram it in your earhole now!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- The live-action return of Darth Maul

- A theory about the first mid-credits scene from WandaVision

- After a "Year Without Marvel", they're unloading with both barrels in 2021

- Keenan on SNL... what's up with that?

- Cary Elwes on drinking with Andre The Giant in New York City

- Bret Hart sharing some Andre The Giant stories with Stone Cold Steve Austin (NSFW language)

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out Keenan's new show on NBC

Todd thinks you oughta check out Cary Elwes' book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making of the Princess Bride and Tim recommends the audiobook version as well

 

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Episode 58: Yo Idiots… We Did It! - Ranking All The Rocky Movies

Episode 58: Yo Idiots… We Did It! - Ranking All The Rocky Movies

March 5, 2021

Welcome back to The Idiodessey friends and fiends! We've both been fans of Rocky since before he singlehandedly brought down the Berlin Wall, ending the Cold War, and leading to the downfall of the Soviet Union. And for those who don't really understand that last sentence... pardon us... because we're old. 

So we've decided to go through all the Rocky and Creed movies to rank them all and you get to listen along. All that plus some tasty Star Wars news and a bit of WandaVision chitchat.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Looks like Rian Johnson has been completely excommunicated from the Star Wars universe after all...

- A little explanation of the British wonder that is the comedy/sci-fi series known as Red Dwarf

- Here's a bit more information on Agatha Harkness

- Here's that Sports Guy (Bill Simmons) cartoon about Rocky V

- The deleted scene with Mickey and Rocky from Rocky V that should never have been cut

- A little more info on Mr. T and his chains

- The definition of "kayfabe" for those who missed it last time

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out Young Rock on NBC

Todd thinks very highly of The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

 

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Episode 57: I’ll Monica Rambeau Ya For It! - WandaVision Fan Theories The Real or Jabroni?

Episode 57: I’ll Monica Rambeau Ya For It! - WandaVision Fan Theories The Real or Jabroni?

February 23, 2021

Since the opening credits of the first episode, WandaVision has been sprouting fan theories like kudzu taking over a vacant lot. In this episode, we go through some of them and decide whether they're the real or jabroni. What does that mean exactly? Well, you'll have to listen to get the explanation!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Looks like Mara Jade will be coming to the live action Star Wars universe

- The new trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League whatever it is has been released

- Here's the Binging With Babish Four Horsemeals of the Eggporkalypse episode that inspired Uncle Todd's chicken-fried steak adventure

- Here's the album version of Clark Terry's song "Mumbles" for your listening pleasure

- Depending on what continuity you're going by... yes, Magneto is Wanda and Pietro's dad

- A much better explanation of tritones

- For those who don't know what The Adama Manuever is, watch and be enlightened

- Some information about Locked-In Syndrome 

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out Star Wars: The Old Republic ... but be warned, there is no Mac version (sorry Uncle Todd!)

Todd thinks you should be listening to the "Want Me Back" / "Better" EP from Cody Fry, Cory Wong, & Dynamo right now because it's streaming just about everywhere

 

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Episode 56: The Night Of A Thousand Spears - 2021 WWE Royal Rumble Recap

Episode 56: The Night Of A Thousand Spears - 2021 WWE Royal Rumble Recap

February 12, 2021

Finally.... the idiots have come back to the Royal Rumble!

That's right, we step back into the squared circle of idiocy to rewind, review, and recap this year's first PPV in all it's glory and dismal failings. Also, we talk about the new WWE deal with NBC, some more Star Wars news, and our recommendations in And Another Thing. Can... you... dig it... sucka?!?!?!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Looks like the Star Wars retcon is on

- Vince is gonna be cashing some nice checks from NBC with this new deal

- A little background on our Transformers / G.I. Joe tangent and the (almost) death of Duke

- Paul Heyman talking about his famous shoot promo on Vince McMahon (NSFW language)

- And here's the promo itself from back in the day

- We think it's hard to underestimate how much Todd would rather have seen Gillberg return at the Rumble instead of Goldberg

- And while we're at it, you should also follow Gillberg on Twitter

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends watching WWE Untold: The Rise of Triple H on the WWE Network

Todd is being a copycat and sticking with wrestling by saying watch Ladies And Gentlemen, My Name Is Paul Heyman on the WWE Network too

 

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Episode 55: When Diana Prince Cries - Wonder Woman 84 Review

Episode 55: When Diana Prince Cries - Wonder Woman 84 Review

January 29, 2021

As you might have remembered from past episodes, we were really looking forward to Wonder Woman 1984. Finally, after surviving the holidays and everything that comes with it, Todd and Tim have both watched this highly anticipated Patty Jenkins flick and are now prepared to give you their expert idiotic take on it.

We also spend some time talking about the new Lucasarts game and the third episode of WandaVision too. What are ya waiting for? Get listening!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games announce new story-driven Star Wars game

- Here's the Eve Online battle Tim was talking about - sheer insanity

- Here's Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin (with guest Skylar Astin) on Fatman Beyond talking about the first 2 episodes of WandaVision

- And here's the episode of Fatman Beyond where Marc does a live re-write of WW84

- Not sure if this is the article Todd was talking about, but it discusses the consent issues in WW84

- Yup, 1984 was a pretty big year for music - here's a Rolling Stone breakdown of the top 100 singles

- Here's the Kristen Wiig "Christmas Morning" SNL skit

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends watching The Holiday Movies That Made Us: Elf on Netflix for all the delicious behind-the-scenes magic

Todd thinks you should follow Fleet Is Family on Twitter immediately and then buy something from the store to help out actor Michael Hogan

 

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