Taking a Look at Childhood Favorite Films to See If They Stand the Test of Time, Or If They're Past Their Prime


December 5, 2022 63 min

Look out, podcast listeners, it's... The Wonders! NostalgiaCast '90s Palooza continues with a fond, fun look back at Tom Hanks's directorial debut THAT THING YOU DO!, starring Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Steve Zahn, Johnathon Schaech, and Ethan Embry. Jonny and Darin skip to the beat of this homage to 1960s culture and Beatlemania, and discuss the deeper meanings lurking under its bubble gum surface pleasures. You'...

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Ramblers, let's get ramblin' as Horror Movie Maven and VHS Vixen Lindsay Washburn joins Jonny and Darin to disuss FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's classic genre mashup from 1996. They chat about critics' resistence to the movie's abrupt switch in tones and the impact / influence of horror movies on pop culture today. It's bound to be a hell of a podcast!

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November 7, 2022 91 min

'90s Palooza continues as we break the first rule about Fight Club by talking about David Fincher's 1999 cult classic, FIGHT CLUB! Actor extraordinaire Tim Hade joins Jonny and Darin to ask some of the movie's most pertinent questions: Are you your job? Are you the contents of your wallet? Is this the hottest Brad Pitt's ever looked in a movie? When you get up to use the bathoom, do you give the person sitting next ...

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October 24, 2022 93 min

"Believe," pleads the poster for GHOST, and you'll believe, too, as Phoenix Clouden of the Film Code Podcast joins Jonny and Darin at the pottery wheel to discuss the supernatural romantic thriller that broke box office records the world over. But does this Jerry Zucker-directed, Patrick Swayze/ Demi Moore/ Whoopi Goldberg-starring mega-hit still shine its celestial light 32 years after the fact? Or does it get dragged ...

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October 10, 2022 60 min

It's aces up, aces over, and aces full as NostalgiaCast '90s Palooza continues with a fond look back at John Dahl's cult classic sports drama ROUNDERS, starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton. We talk about the poker boom kickstarted by the movie, Jonny's passion for Texas HoldEm and Darin's indifference towards it, and (of course) every consonant and syllable of John Malkovich's ridiculous Russian accent. Lay...

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September 26, 2022 81 min

It's stupid is as stupid does as Jonny and Darin welcome Gareth Green of the Popcorn Digest podcast to chat at length about Robert Zemeckis's technical masterwork, FORREST GUMP. We talk floating feathers, shrimp, ping pong, Vietnam, shrimp, Mamas, Bubbas, shrimp, boxes of chocolate, and everything else that makes up this Best Picture-winning black comedy fantasy confection. You never know what you're gonna get!

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September 12, 2022 85 min

It's a '90s-palooza as Jonny and Darin return for Season 4 of NostalgiaCast! We kick off a season-long run of episodes devoted to films of the 1990s (which made us the movie geeks we are today) with a look back at Quentin Tarantino's PULP FICTION, the film that arguably defined the entire decade. But is this indisputably influential black comedy crime thriller still impactful today? Or has its rapid-fire dialogue and ti...

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June 12, 2022 73 min
Grab your bows and arrows and make your vows of everlasting love as NostalgiaCast looks back at THE SWAN PRINCESS, 1994's children's "classic." Film Studies scholar and critic Margaret "Molly" Rasberry joins Jonny and Darin to discuss director Richard Rich's attempt at riding the coattails of Disney's fairytale past. But does its substandard animation and derivative song score edge closer in quality ...
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May 30, 2022 72 min
It’s double the fun as NostalgiaCast looks back at Nancy Meyers’s 1998 remake of THE PARENT TRAP, starring Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, and the late, great Natasha Richardson! Cultured Vultures film editor and Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic Natasha Alvar joins Jonny and Darin to discuss the rise and fall of teenybopper Disney stars, not-bad-for-their-time motion capture twinning FX, and the evolution of Meyers’s patented propensit...
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May 12, 2022 108 min
An adventure 65 million years in the making. A conversation that takes significantly less so. Jason of Binge Movies joins Jonny and Darin for a discussion of Steven Spielberg's JURASSIC PARK, the box office behemoth that captured the imaginations of movie nerds the world over. But is it the Bearded One's last gasp at populist entertainment? Grab your Jeff Goldblum memes and give us a listen!
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Cultures collide as NostalgiaCast spins the Coke bottle back to Jamie Uys's (that's ACE to you!) crossover comedy classic, THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY. Listen as Jonny and Darin giggle incessantly about the movie's Jacques Tati-inspired slapstick; chat about the boundless charms of stars Nǃxau ǂToma, Marius Weyers, and Sandra Prinsloo; and wax philosophical about Uys's decision to shy away from political subtext and focu...
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April 15, 2022 69 min
Party with the Hay-tians and roll with the homies as NostalgiaCast winds back the rotating closet on CLUELESS, Amy Heckerling's coming-of-age teen comedy classic starring Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd! Author RJ Craddock joins Jonny and Darin for a butt-crazy-in-love conversation about the film that defined many a sleepover, made "As if!" a household term, and kicked off our obsession with Rudd's porcelain-skinne...
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April 1, 2022 58 min

Grab your binoculars and your listening devices as NostalgiaCast joins Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez on a STAKEOUT! John Badham's buddy cop comedy-thriller may have struck gold at the box office back in 1987, but how does its audience-pleasing mix of clever gags and violent action stack up to the RUSH HOURs and THE NICE GUYSes of today? Listen as Jonny and Darin discuss genre tropes, the chemistry between the co-stars, &#...

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March 18, 2022 61 min
Have fun storming the castle as NostalgiaCast takes a fond look back at Rob Reiner's storybook classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Jonny and Darin are joined (again) by childhood friend Jason Payne to discuss the movie's legacy and its impact on generations of moviegoers (for good AND bad). "As you wish!" "Is this a kissing book?" "You killed my father, prepare to die!" ... all the best quotes are here. It&#...
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March 4, 2022 58 min

Today is a good day to podcast! Join Jonny and Darin as they fire up their defibrillators for FLATLINERS, Joel Schumacher's psychological horror classic starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, and Kevin Bacon as medical students who get more than they bargain for when they dabble in near-death experiences. You've never seen the afterlife drenched in so much neon in the history of film!

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Turtle power! Everyone's favorite heroes in a half shell make the leap from comic books to the big screen in 1990's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, starring some of Jim Henson's greatest animatronic creations. The inimitable Kevin R. Brackett of Reel Spoilers joins Jonny and Darin to discuss the world's most fearsome fighting team in their first live-action adventure. You'll have a totally tubular time!
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Feed me, Seymour! Producer / composer David Rosen of the Piecing It Together podcast joins Jonny and Darin for a flowery discussion of Frank Oz's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Man-eating sentient plants, pain-dispensing dental hygienists... no leaf is left unturned as they gush over this B-movie-turned-off-Broadway-musical-turned-cult-favorite!

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January 17, 2022 55 min

Grab your rottweiler-sized rolling dice and your video game cassette tapes as Jonny and Darin take a look back at Richard Franklin's 1984 kiddie classic CLOAK & DAGGER, starring Henry Thomas (from E.T.) and Dabney Coleman (who's the best). But does this wannabe Hitchcock-ian thriller score points with us as adults? Or do its attempts to offer deeper meanings for the kiddos make us toss our joysticks at the screen in a p...

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January 7, 2022 86 min

Great Scott! Celebrate the 50th episode of NostalgiaCast as Jonny and Darin welcome author / podcaster / fellow film fanatic Luke R. Harris for a discussion of BACK TO THE FUTURE, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. We all know the backstory and the Spielberg-ian touches that made Robert Zemeckis's seminal time-travel comedy such an enduring classic, so what could we possibly add to the discourse that hasn't alre...

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Grab your tringlers, fuzzles, dafflers, and wuzzles as NostalgiaCast celebrates the season with Chuck Jones's 1966 animated classic HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, featuring the smooth intonations of Boris Karloff. Then stick around as we set our sights on Ron Howard's live-action 2000 remake starring Jim Carrey, and decide whether its countless embellishments add to (or take away from) Dr. Seuss's seminal book. You'...

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