Cinema Decon

Cinema Decon

On this show, we revisit the cinematic classics of our younger years and come away with something resembling a movie review. Join us as we re-watch a randomly selected movie from our list of 300+ films from the 80's, 90's and 2000's. www.cinemadecon.com

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May 6, 2024 80 mins

Welcome back to Cinema Decon. As our loyal listeners know, we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus lately. Your hosts have been navigating the real world scheduling challenges of work, family and even a national broadway tour. Check out our socials for those details. But good news though! We are coming together soon to bring you a new batch of Cinema Decon reviews and we thank you all for sticking by us. 

For this episode, ...

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Hello listeners, Steve here. One-half of Cinema Decon. We are currently in a short hiatus from recording because well, life happens.  During this short break in recording, I’d like to shamelessly plug another podcast from the Sidereal Media Group, Music Rewind. Music Rewind features myself as the host along with an invited guest who comes on board to discuss a musical album that is special to them. Seasons 1 and 2 are full...

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Muppet Recast - The Wedding Singer  (1998) 


Enjoy this mini-episode where we take our new segment of the Muppet Recast and we go back to cover our earlier episodes.  This one tackles our 3rd episode, The Wedding Singer.


Characters we recast in our Wedding Singer Muppet Movie: 
Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart

Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan

Christine Taylor as Holly Sullivan, Julia's sister cousin

Allen Covert as Sammy

Ma...

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Enjoy this mini-episode where we take our new segment of the Muppet Recast and we go back to cover our earlier episodes.  This one covers our original Episode 2,  the 1996 movie Independence Day.

Characters we recast in our ID4 Muppet Movie: 
Capt Hiller - Will Smith
President Whitmore - Bill Pullman
David Levinson - Jeff Goldblum
Julius Levinson - Judd Hirsch
General Grey - Robert Loggia
Russell C...

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Enjoy this mini-episode where we take our new segment of the Muppet Recast and we go back to cover our earlier episodes.  This one covers our original Episode 1, the 1993 movie Coneheads.


Characters we recast in our Coneheads Muppet Movie: 
Beldar - Dan Aykroyd

Prymatt - Jane Curtain

Connie - Michelle Burke

Ronnie - Chris Farley

Agent Turnbull - David Spade

Agent Seedling - Michael McKean


Let us know who had the best M...

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Predator 2 (1990) - Movie Review, Analysis and Deconstruction


Aaron and Steve with special guest Jamaal Milton discuss the 1990 sequel film that continued the never-ending franchise, Predator 2. The most elite police officer in Los Angeles, Danny Glover, can single handedly take down Colombian and Jamaican drug cartels, but how will he fare against an arrogant enemy whose only focus is defeating his prey in the craziest...

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Predator (1987) - Movie Review, Analysis and Deconstruction


Aaron and Steve discuss the 1987 film that kicked off a never-ending franchise, Predator. A highly lethal team of special operations soldiers are duped by the CIA into roaming the jungles of Central America. Unbeknownst to them but knownst to us, they are being watched by a hunter from another planet who proceeds to shoot ducks in a barrel until he comes face t...

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The Last Boy Scout (1991) - Movie Review and Analysis

Aaron and Steve discuss the 1991 film The Last Boy Scout. A depressed private investigator and a disgraced football player team up with a stripper and a mentally challenged child to stop the world from betting on sports games.

Today’s movie is the 1991 film The Last Boy Scout.
-Directed by Tony Scott
-Written by Shane Black
-Starring: Bruce Willis...

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During this short break in Cinema Decon recording, I’d like to shamelessly plug another podcast from the Sidereal Media Group, Music Rewind. Music Rewind features myself as the host along with an invited guest who comes on board to discuss their favorite album. Season 1 covers a wide range of genres from Classic Rock to Hip-Hop to Grunge and even Stage Musicals.  The conversations are a lot of fun.  Please enjoy this episo...

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Critters (1986) - Movie Review and Analysis

Aaron and Steve discuss the 1986 film Critters. Escaped alien prisoners wreak havoc on a small Kansas town. It is up to a pair of cosmic bounty hunters and a local farming family to take them down.


What happened to the Reverend in the aftermath?

Who won the bowling tournament? 

Did Billy Zane show up with a ponytail and they decided to just roll with it?  


These questi...

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good night, and good luck. (2005) - Movie Review and Analysis

Aaron and Steve discuss the 2005 film “good night, and good luck.” During the Red Scare of the 1950’s, fear in America was rampant over who could be harboring Communist sympathies. Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin exploited this fear in a power grab masquerading as a Senate investigative committee who would routinely accuse people of being a Communist, w...

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Idiocracy (2006) - Movie Review and Analysis

Aaron and Steve discuss the 2006 cult classic, Idiocracy. Perfectly average Corporal Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson) is volunteered for an Army project that accidentally puts him 500 years into the future. Joe finds himself out of place as the human population has declined in intelligence over the centuries to the point where every person is a complete idiot. As Joe finds himsel...

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Tin Cup (1996) - Movie Review and Analysis

Aaron and Steve discuss the 1996 romantic comedy/golf movie, Tin Cup. Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) is a former golf prodigy who now spends his time as a golf pro at a run-down driving range in West Texas. Content to aimlessly hit balls on the range, conduct the occasional golf lesson and drink each night with his local crew, his life changes when a new student revives his spa...

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Aaron and Steve, along with Special Guest Bud DeWayne, meet up to talk about their Top 5 Villains from the years 1980-2009.  Some fan favorites, a few overlaps, and a few surprises come out as we talk about who made our personal list of favorite villains. 


We used this bonus episode to try out some new audio software, so apologies in advance if any audio bits are lower quality than usual.  Just blame Bud, we always do. 

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Tremors (1990) - Movie Review and Analysis

Aaron and Steve discuss the 1990 horror/comedy film, Tremors. Local handymen Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) are set to leave their small desert community when large underground worm creatures trap everyone in place and start killing off the townsfolk. Enlisting the help of a local grad student Rhonda (Finn Carter) and munitions enthusiasts Burt & Heather (Michae...

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Three Amigos! (1986) - Movie Review and Analysis

Aaron and Steve discuss the 1986 comedy/western, Three Amigos! In 1916, when a small Mexican village is terrorized by the local gang, they reach out to the only heroes who can help, The Three Amigos. Unbeknownst to the villagers, the Amigos, Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase), Lucky Day (Steve Martin), and Ned Nederlander (Martin Short) are merely silent movie stars who play...

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Hackers (1995) - Movie Review and Analysis

Aaron and Steve discuss the 1995 technology thriller, Hackers. Elite hacker Dade Murphy (Jonny Lee Miller), known as Zero Cool who hacked Wall Street at age 11, is forced to move to New York City and finish his senior year of High School. His computer expertise quickly gains him entrance to the cyber sub-culture scene where he meets Acid Burn (Angelina Jolie), Cereal Killer...

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Wet Hot American Summer (2001) - Movie Review and Analysis

Aaron and Steve discuss the 2001 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer. It is the last day of camp at Camp Firewood and everyone has unfinished business to resolve. Coop is determined to get Katie to fall in love with him. Victor must make it back to camp to lose his virginity before the night is over, and Gene must complete his journey of self discovery. Plu...

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The Wedding Singer (1998) - Movie Review and Analysis

Aaron and Steve discuss the 1998 romantic comedy The Wedding Singer. Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) is a nice guy with a broken heart who's stuck in one of the most romantic jobs in the world, a wedding singer. He loses all hope when he is abandoned at the altar by his fiancé. He meets a young woman named Julia (Drew Barrymore), who enlists his help to plan her weddi...

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Independence Day (1996) - Movie Review and Analysis
Aaron and Steve discuss the 1996 summer blockbuster film Independence Day. When the world wakes up to 15-mile wide spaceships hovering over all major cities, it is up to President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) to lead the nation and the world in defense of the plant. Enlisting the help of scientist David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) and a hot shot pilot (Will Smith) to win the d...

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