Shat The Movies - The 80s & 90s Best Films Podcast

Shat The Movies - The 80s & 90s Best Films Podcast

What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com... Show More

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August 15, 2019 76 min

In Part 2 of our Wondertwins co-commission, younger brother Josh dedicates "The Karate Kid" to big brother Adam. And the Shat Crew gets crazy nostalgic over this 1984 martial arts father-son romance. Gene predictably brings his three decades of martial arts experience to the table, while Roger explores the darker side of Mr. Miyagi's hermit status, Daniel's mischief, and Daniel's mom's conspicuously optimistic behavior. "The Karate... Read more

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August 9, 2019 67 min

What do you buy your twin for his birthday? A "Shat The Movies" review! What does he buy you? The same. Because, y'know, twins. This week's commission, coming from listener Adam for his brother Josh, is Michael Bay's directorial debut and a '90s action-comedy that confused the hell out of Roger Roeper.  "Bad Boys" is a little too bloody to be a pure comedy. And it's a little too farcical to be a serious cop drama. Instead, you have... Read more

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August 1, 2019 80 min

Roger Roeper labeled "From Dusk Till Dawn" a tale of two movies, and he couldn't be more correct. Robert Rodriguez directing and Quentin Tarantino writing always equals something special, but is it a gritty shoot-em-up or a campy gorefest? And can a movie successfully be both? "From Dusk Till Dawn" was commissioned by listener Christian Di Leo and stars an impressive cast include George Clooney in his first starring Hollywood role,... Read more

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July 24, 2019 81 min

This week, we bid happy retirement to a listener to got the shaft from his employer, then realized he already had enough money to retire. Rob P. has been a longtime listener of both Shat on TV and Shat The Movies, and his film commission is nothing short of stellar. Boldly going where no Shatter has gone before, Rob chose a movie released in the final week of the '90s. And though "Galaxy Quest" never broke the top 5 in the box offi... Read more

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This week's Shat The Movies category is Roger's Favorite Movies, and the listeners overwhelmingly chose "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure," a film that gave us the opportunity to discuss Gene's music career, Big D's dislike of Southern California slang, and how a lack of dance moves cost Roger the most wanted job at Universal Studios. Learn about "Bill & Ted's" shoestring budget and imperiled past while the Shat Crew discovers cock... Read more

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July 10, 2019 76 min

Two dystopian American films from the '80s are huge in Norway: "Blade Runner" and "Escape from New York." We shat all over the former, so Norwegian listener Per T. commissioned the latter. If you think the Shat The Movies crew doesn't know much about covert missions into futuristic prison islands, think again. Big D brings his military experience, landmine expertise, and New York roots. Gene Lyons explains how to defeat giant wrest... Read more

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July 3, 2019 68 min

Shat The Movies listener Valorie commissioned "The Sandlot" thinking she would get a podcast about the 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic. Instead, she got a curveball with a little mustard on it as hosts Roger Roeper and Dick Ebert retell their glorious softball history that spans from Singaporean caning to Big D's dribblers to the plate.  Meanwhile, Gene Lyons goes full Social Justice Warrior as he decries Squints' devious assau... Read more

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June 3, 2019 72 min

The original Shat The Movies trio is back! Roger Roeper joins Dick Ebert and Gene Lyons to review the dystopian Detroit crime classic "Robocop." Like most Paul Verhoeven movies, "Robocop" has spoof commercials, gratuitous violence, and co-ed shower scenes. But this 1987 relief carries the distinct honor of being the Dutch director's most coherent blend of action and satire. And it's oh-so-quotable. If you've ever wondered what was ... Read more

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Keanu Reeves' pro-pooch, mega-violent action trilogy is complete with this week's release of "John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum," and we'd love to review it for you. But our VHS collections only go so far as 1999. What a lot of people don't know is that before there was John Wick 3, there was John Wick 2. And before that, Keanu Reeves starred a little movie called John Wick. But years before John Wick's 2014 release, we could already... Read more

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This week, our Best Of series takes us back in time to review one of the rare movies Roger Roeper, Dick Ebert, and I all agreed on: "Back to The Future." If you recently saw "Avengers: Endgame," you know "Back to The Future" is utter bullshit. And if you haven't seen "Back to The Future," you really should. It's an '80s classic that eerily doesn't age, and we think our dissection of it ranks among the best of our 100+ film reviews.... Read more

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In honor of the Battle of Winterfell, we're proud to present our recap of a movie that shows some real military tactics, including how to infiltrate a cult, how to fight a giant serpent, how to burn a witch, and how to solve the Riddle of Steel. "Conan The Barbarian" is a special moment in Shat The Movies history. It's one of Dick Ebert's shining moments and the episode that made Kerri Gross realize she loves Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Read more

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April 25, 2019 95 min

“Road House” invented the good bad movie. But was it actually any good? Patrick Swayze was charming but grossly undersized. The script was quotable but largely nonsense. And did you know Road House is two words? Whether you relished Sam Elliot’s smooth bass and glorious mane or cringed at the ridiculousness of tearing out throats, one thing is for sure: the boobs, butts, and bar fights were pure ‘80s. Support With Venmo:https://ven... Read more

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April 19, 2019 80 min

Predator rocked the barrier between action and sci-fi when Arnold Schwarzenegger battled a new kind of enemy in 1987. This isn't that movie. On its face, taking the thrilling Predator formula and applying it to an urban setting makes for a good movie. Throw in big names like Danny Glover, Bill Paxton, and Gary Busey, and you should have a blockbuster. So how did 1990's Predator 2 fail? We'll tell you how! Help Support the Podcast ... Read more

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April 13, 2019 57 min

When the royal family is accidentally killed, the heir to the throne proves to be a loutish American named Ralph Jones (John Goodman). Overnight, Ralph goes from sleazy Las Vegas lounge singer to King of England, and it's royal secretary Cedric Willingham's (Peter O'Toole) job to try to civilize him. But it's not easy weaning Ralph off of fast food, and even harder keeping him away from a kindly stripper (Camille Coduri). Meanwhile... Read more

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April 3, 2019 61 min

Kerri Gross prayed for it, and listener CarmelitaValdezMcKoy answered. We’re reviewing the 1985 oddity “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” This groundbreaking movie made Paul Reubens a star, put Tim Burton on the map, and was the first time Oingo Boingo's Danny Elfman worked with Burton on an irresistible film score. Gene Lyons argues “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” is the most memorable movie of all time. Who could forget Pee-wee’s legendary bik... Read more

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March 27, 2019 66 min

“The Natural” belongs in any debate over the best sports movie ever. It has Robert Redford in his prime, a stunning Kim Basinger, huffy Wilford Brimley, sly Robert Duvall, powerful Glenn Close, and even a young Michael Madsen. They’re all delivering top-notch performances on a picture-perfect backdrop that feels really real for an ‘80s movie. Shat The Movies listener Vince commissioned this baseball classic just as hosts Dick Ebert... Read more

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March 22, 2019 71 min

The most expensive film of its day, "Total Recall" took Arnold Schwarzenegger's career to new heights by adding star power like Sharon Stone, technological wonders like full body scanners, and philosophical questions about the nature of reality. This 1990 sci-fi rollercoaster didn't sacrifice any of the Schwarzenegger charm. We still get the punchlines, the over-the-top action, the gratuitous use of meat shields, and the "Conan The... Read more

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March 14, 2019 71 min

"Toy Story" won the Best of Disney category, and it's easy to see why this Pixar powerhouse spawned an entire franchise. The characters are unforgettable, the attention to detail is unrivaled, and the voice talent is unbeatable.  This episode is all about Dick Ebert. One second he's perving out over The Little Mermaid, the next he's impersonating Randy Newman. Big D even brought a special guest along for this '90s movie review: Dre... Read more

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March 8, 2019 68 min

No ‘80s movie podcast featuring Kerri Gross would be complete without covering David Lynch’s sci-fi epic “Dune.” But after more than 100 episodes, Shat The Movies couldn’t seem to make it happen. In walked listener Greg R. Last year, he wowed us all by commissioning “Rounders” for a Shat review. This time, Greg thought it would be hilarious to saddle us with a movie he simply doesn’t get. We knew Kerri would love it. We knew Gene w... Read more

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February 27, 2019 72 min

When an Army veteran and a nurse who knows nothing about the military review a '90s submarine movie, you know it's going to be crazy. Throw in Roger Roeper's tales of babysitting in an alligator costume, and it's full-on insane. Listener Rod Phillips paid Shat The Movies good money to cover "Crimson Tide" as a birthday gift to himself. And his choice wound up being one of the funniest podcasts we've ever done. Kerri wonders how mis... Read more

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