The Gen X-Tra Podcast

The Gen X-Tra Podcast

The Gen X-Tra Podcast dives deep into pop culture, movies, music, trivia and all things from the greatest generation yet, GEN X! Hosted by James (Shamus McNasty) and Nate (Uncle Bacon).

Episodes

February 4, 2021 54 min

On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review the 1985 film "The Last Dragon". With special guest Joey Forearms.
In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.

Rated: PG-13
Released: March 22, 1985
Runtime: 1:49:00

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Starring Taimak, Vanity, Julius Curry, Faith Prince, Mike Starr, Ernie Reyes Jr., Wil...

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On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review the 1990 film "Home Alone". With special guest Joey Forearms.

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Rated: PG
Released: November 16, 1990
Runtime: 1:43:00

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Written by John Hughes
Directed by Chris Columbus
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December 16, 2020 28 min

On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review the 1988 film "Scrooged". With special guest Joey Forearms.

A selfish, cynical television executive (Bill Murray) is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Rated: PG-13
Released: November 23, 1988
Runtime: 1:41:00

Watch our YouTube Review here Episode 12

Written by Mitch Glazer and Michael O'Donoghue
Directed by Richard Donner
Starring Bill M...

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December 10, 2020 36 min

On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review the 1983 film "A Christmas Story". With special guest Joey Forearms.

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Rated: PG
Released: November 18, 1983
Runtime: 1:33:00

Watch our YouTube Review here Episode 11

Written by Jean Shepard Directed by Bob Clark
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On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review the 1989 film "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation". With special guest Joey Forearms.

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Rated: PG-13
Released: December 1, 1989
Runtime: 1:37:00

Watch our YouTube Review here Episode 10

Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Dian...

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On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we list our top 5 Underrated Movies of the 80s (10 total). Films that weren't a box office smash hit, films we feel not too many people saw back in the day.

Bacon and I discuss movies such as Time Bandits, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, One Crazy Summer, Jekyll & Hyde... together again, Dragon Slayer and more.

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On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review the 1984 film "Purple Rain". With special guest Joey Forearms.

The film stars Prince in his acting debut playing The Kid, a young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise. Purple Rain was developed to showcase Prince's talents, and the film...

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October 28, 2020 33 min

On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review the 1984 film "A Nightmare on Elm Street". The first in Wes Craven's Freddy franchise and one of Bacon's Top 5 Horror films. With special guest Joey Forearms.

The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

Rated: R
Released: November 16, 1984
Runtime: 1:31...

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On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review the 1982 film "The Thing". John Carpenter's version, not the 1951 'Howard Hawks' version. With special guest Joey Forearms.

A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the...

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On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we list our top 5 Horror Movies (10 total). Spanning over 3 decades, these are the films that scared us as kids.

Bacon and I discuss Friday the 13th Part 3, The Exorcist, Halloween, Salem's Lot, A Nightmare on Elm Street, An American Werewolf in London, Christine, Creepshow, Poltergeist and Fright Night.

Watch our YouTube Review here Episode 05

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On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review the 1981 film "Hell Night". We apologies for suggesting anyone watch this and the swear words but, "F#%k this Movie". With special guest Joey Forearms.

Before being able to join Alpha Sigma Rho fraternity and its sister sorority, four pledges must spend the night in Garth Manor, twelve years to the day after the previous resident murdered his entire family. So...

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On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review the 1982 film "The Last American Virgin" and ask why it traumatized Shamus for the past 35 years. With special guest Joey Forearms.  

The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.

Rating: R
Released: July 30, 1982
Running time: 1:32:00

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On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review season 2 of the Cobra Kai series. (SPOILERS)  

Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again.


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On this episode of the The Gen X-Tra Podcast, we review the third installment of the Bill & Ted franchise.    Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

Rating PG-13
Released September 2020
Running time 1:31:55

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