The Karate Kid

A classic underdog story, The Karate Kid holds a special place in pop culture (SWEEP THE LEG!). But, three sequels and one remake later, do we have Karate Kid fatigue? In remembrance of director John G….

Stand By Me

Often considered by many to be the quintessential “coming-of-age” film, Stand By Me is one of the rare movies about children that’s actually made for adults, balancing both youthful comedy and heavier dramatic themes like death, grief,…

All the President’s Men

Often considered to be one of the most important American political movies ever made, All the President’s Men is a film that truly stands the test of time. Now, in the wake of current political scandal…

Point Break

Vaya con dios, broheims! Time to catch a sick wave and rob some banks with Kathleen Bigelow’s 1991 action crime thriller, Point Break. Although it was remade in 2015 and essentially ripped off plot-wise by…

Ghost

Ghost may just be one of the biggest cinematic hits…well…ever. Produced for just 22 million, this “mid-budget” film went on to gross over $505.7 million at the box office and was nominated for five Academy…

The Crying Game

Nominated for a slew of Oscars in 1992 (including best picture and best director), The Crying Game made quite a splash when it was released amongst both audiences and critics. But, how does this Irish…

True Lies

To honor the late great Bill Paxton, we turn to James Cameron’s big budget action comedy, True Lies. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, and, of course, Bill Paxton (perfectly cast as a…

Star Trek: First Contact

Resistance is futile! Dave, Ivan, and Mike journey boldly to where no podcasters have gone before—a re-view of the Star Trek film, First Contact. Hitting theaters in 1996, First Contact is by far the most successful…

Beauty and the Beast

With a live action version about to hit theaters, we travel back to the golden age of modern Disney animation—1991 to be exact—for a re-view of the animated musical classic, Beauty and the Beast. For millennials, the…

Unbreakable

In the early aughts, writer/director M. Night Shyamalan could do no wrong. Coming off the monumental success of The Sixth Sense, he was heralded as the next Spielberg—a young directorial genius that was bound to change…

Gattaca

A critical darling, but a box office bomb, Andrew Niccol’s Gattaca is perhaps a movie that was just released at the wrong time. With its heady “thinking-man’s” sci-fi concept of a dystopian future where one’s…