August 14, 2019
Two decades later and we are still worried about spoiling the charms of Renny Harlin's DEEP BLUE SEA. This leads to a conversation about spoiler culture and the lack of risk-taking as seen by some of today's bigger stars (unfortunately not Thomas Jane as much as we like the guy). Other than that we try to avoid being absolute buzzkills on one of life's simple pleasures: LL Cool J as a chef fighting sharks in his kitchen.
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August 12, 2019
On July 23, 1999 the world FINALLY got their Spinal Tap version of local beauty pageants... and the world mostly took a pass until THE OFFICE made that fashionable. Like most of the Johnny-come-lately's we give our delayed thoughts on DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. And while it may be strange for two grown men to give their very late two cents on this Kirsten Dunst teen comedy... well one of your hosts was as amped up for her other '99 offering in DICK. As in Richard Nixon. Yes, the lesser half of 99 FROM 99 loves Richard Nixon. Please don't unsubscribe and click the links below:
August 6, 2019
On July 23, 1999 the star-filled remake of THE HAUNTING would open #1 at the box office but it would be the horror film that opened a week later whose legacy lives on. We debate the merits of the amateur camera crew but professional actors wandering the woods in THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT compared to the likes of Lili Taylor, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Liam Neeson and if either of these films have survived the initial backlash... one to quickly dated CGI effects, the other to snot rocket tears.
August 5, 2019
The unofficial subtitle of this podcast is The Year of Taye Diggs and that continues with his second appearance of 1999 in THE WOOD. We discuss this more mature version of AMERICAN PIE and wonder if a trip to the movies brings an expectation for a character such as Stifler while also feeling much like the characters of this Rick Famuyiwa film... wistful for a time when we didn't know that we wanted Stifler or his mom.
August 4, 2019
Killer crocodiles on screen is very specific film passion but one that ever so often rears its ugly green head and attacks unsuspecting moviegoers. One of your hosts is a freak and enjoys that particular kink and the other is named Mike. This episode sees both hosts (freak and non-freak alike) theorizing on how the writer of ALLY MCBEAL brought us Betty White in a monster movie in 1999 and if we didn't know how good we had it with this goofy summer movie. Our beloved listeners know how they good they have it because they click the links below:
July 31, 2019
We hope you have not just the password for the house to hear our biggest episode yet. All for a few no names like Cruise... Kidman... and Kubrick. The most anticipated film for cinephiles back in 1999 and EYES WIDE SHUT remains the most debated film of that year two decades later. Our discussion tries to cover just a few of the theories kicked around over the years about this work... even getting to the point where maybe some of those theories do a great disservice to the film. Hopefully you don't feel we have done the same and even if we have... please click these links:
July 22, 2019
In the summer of 1999 dumb Americans were finally treated to some comedy by way of France in THE DINNER GAME. And while it would take us a while to get our grubby remaking hands on it with 2010's DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS, it took even longer for your two beloved hosts to see the original. Classic French gags from the late 90s still hold up in 2019? Awkward phone calls? Awkward lies? Awkward golf swings? For one host this is no Adam Sandler and for the other host... well it's no Adam Sandler. You be the judge of this odd glass half full/empty look at comedy at the links below:
July 21, 2019
Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins gave everyone the ideal neighbors relationship in ARLINGTON ROAD and all of us have been avoiding crazies like this ever since. Unfortunately for you dear listener, we have decided to dredge up uncomfortable cookouts and political discourse for everyone's amusement. And this movie is fun! But two decades later you must still be careful of spoilers... so just listen and click on the links below:
July 20, 2019
On July 9, 1999 the wild world of sex with desserts was introduced to the mainstream with AMERICAN PIE. This Jason Biggs starring teen comedy presents some awkward reflection for your two co-hosts now trying to figure out if they can still enjoy the comedic offerings of Stifler or if we have aged into the Stifler's mom demo. Either way we can all agree on Eugene Levy as the world's greatest dad. And since everyone is being so agreeable, click these links below:
July 10, 2019
After many trials and tribulations of exploring the year of 1999 in film we may have rediscovered a true classic in Spike Lee's SUMMER OF SAM. Of course we stay on brand and lament the cold shoulder this film got that summer so even (especially!) twenty years later there is still much sorrow to share with our fellow man. You can do so as well by clicking on the links of sorrow below!