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Still Any Good?
Chris Webb, Rob Johnson
We run the risk of ruining our childhoods by revisiting fondly remembered films. Hosted by Robert Johnson and Christopher Webb.
Oct 12, 2020
57. Look Who's Talking
2 men have now had some experience with babies, so naturally we're now experts. So what better film to flex our child-rearing muscles at than the 1989 possessed infant laugh extravaganza LOOK WHO'S TALKING.
Sep 20, 2020
56. Tales Of The Unexpected (2020)
It's that time of year again when we rummage through Roald Dahl's garden shed and revisit a couple of TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED. This year's selected episodes are charmingly titled THE UMBRELLA MAN and THE STINKER. Feel free to make up your own jokes about the quality based on these titles.
Aug 29, 2020
55. The Man With Two Brains
Come back with us to 1983 as we see if Steve Martin's cranial surgery comedy THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS is as screwy as we remember, or is it all just a bit pointy-pointless? Let's find out, shall we?
Jul 30, 2020
54. Basic Instinct
It's a very warm & steamy welcome back to Rob! And to celebrate his return, he's chosen a film guaranteed to make it awkward for Chris to watch on his phone on the bus. Yes, it's 1992's BASIC INSTINCT.
1 hr 5 min
Jul 15, 2020
53. Kindergarten Cop (w. Rich Nelson)
Chris is joined by Betamax Video Club's Rich Nelson to talk about everyone's favourite film where kids talk about toomahs and genitalia. Well, everyone's film like that from 1990 anyway. Yes, we revisit the Arnie comedy classic KINDERGARTEN COP.
1 hr 4 min
Jun 28, 2020
52. No Retreat No Surrender (w. Marek Larwood)
Chris is joined in his dojo* by his podcasting sensei: comedian, writer, actor and generally funny-man, Marek Larwood. Marek has chosen the 1986 martial arts phenomenon NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER, with its spectacle of karate, rapping, body-popping, skateboarding and acting by people who've never really done acting before. You really don't want to miss this movie, or indeed this podcast. (*garage)
Jun 2, 2020
51. Dead Letter Office (w. Julia Raeside)
With Rob still away, we've got another very special guest: it's Julia Raeside, whose here to talk about 1998 Aussie rom-dram DEAD LETTER OFFICE. Well, we talk a bit about Dead Letter Office, but also Neighbours, Howards Way and Simon Groom's guest house.
1 hr 5 min
May 12, 2020
50. Honey I Shrunk The Kids (w. Rob Marland)
With Rob away on paternity leave, we've dragged in another Rob. It's the return of My Mum's Seen A Movie host Rob Marland, who has revisited the 1989 miniaturisation and formicide family favourite, HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS. Is it worth remembering? Or should it be chucked in a bin bag and dumped at the end of the garden? Join us and find out.
May 1, 2020
49. Tango & Cash
This episode has it all: happy news, no-so-happy news, and two very tired middle aged men talking about the 1989 action/buddy extravaganza,TANGO & CASH. For approximately an hour. Is it as good as we remember, or has it retrospectively F.U.B.A.R.'d?
Apr 7, 2020
48. Thriller (w. Michael Legge)
Here, to terrorise y'all's neighbourhood, is our special guest Michael Legge. Out of all the films in the world, he decided to discuss the Thriller video from 1983. I suppose after a long period of self-isolation, he has the funk of 40 thousand years.
Mar 14, 2020
47. Brassed Off
Eey up! Join Rob and Chris as we go up north to blow our flugels and bloody euphoniums to revisit the gritty comedy BRASSED OFF. Is it a brassy breath of fresh air, or a stinking lump of ... coal?
Feb 20, 2020
46. Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale
It's New Zealand Special time again, so Rob has chosen the feature length adaptation of the much loved comic strip FOOTROT FLATS: A DOG'S TALE. Is it a slice of heaven, or a giant pile of dog poo?
Jan 31, 2020
45. Sliding Doors
What would happen if you missed your train and your life split in two? Would you cut your hair and quote Monty Python? Or would you bring out some rather whiffy candles? That's what Rob and Chris are here to decide as we talk about the 1998 'what if' rom-com, SLIDING DOORS.
Jan 15, 2020
44. Harry & The Hendersons (w. Rob Marland)
If you go down to the woods today, be sure of a big surprise. And that big surprise is ... special guest Rob Marland from the fantastic My Mum Has Seen A Movie podcast. Together, we compare foot sizes and discuss the 1987 sasquatch favourite HARRY & THE HENDERSONS.
Dec 16, 2019
43. Batman Returns
Welcome to our 2019 Christmas Special, where we take a look at the ultimate Christmas action movie. No, not THAT one; we're looking at the festive kinky filth-fest that is BATMAN RETURNS. Keaton, Pfeiffer, De Vito, and Walken In A Winter Wonderland. Merry Xmas, Sag-Podders!
1 hr 12 min
Nov 21, 2019
JOHNSON/WEBB ... Yes, Rob and Chris lovingly smear their hands over each other's faces, as they discuss the 1997 head-exchange action classic FACE/OFF. This podcast is just under 1 hour long, so if you listen to it twice, you'll have enough time to eat a peach.
Oct 29, 2019
41. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (w. Fran Jolley)
Our 3rd annual Halloween Special [insert spooky sound effect] has been made even more special by having a special guest: music journalist and patron of the very helpful Comedy Podcast Devotees site, Fran Jolley. He's chosen everyone's 2nd or 3rd favourite scary clown movie (or 4th if you include the 'It' mini-series) KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, for us to enjoy. Rob and Chris had never seen this before, so there's plenty for us all to experience.
Oct 1, 2019
40. Short Circuit
If it's input you're after, then look no further. Rob & Chris are aliiiiiiive as we trundle back to 1986 and see how the robot right-to-life adventure SHORT CIRCUIT stands up. It's just a cute story about a charming robot and his boffin pals. Surely nothing offensive or problematic .... oh!
Sep 10, 2019
39. Tales Of The Unexpected (2019)
As Roald Dahl Day rapidly approaches, we're doing exactly what we did last year and are each choosing an old episode of TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED. Bet you didn't see that coming! Rob has chosen the glove-heavy antics of LIGHT FINGERS, while Chris has opted to listen to spiders singing and flowers screaming in THE SOUND MACHINE.
Aug 24, 2019
38. The Fugitive
We've unshackled our chains, shaved our beards off and applied vast quantities of Grecian 2000 to tackle the 1993 action movie adaptation of THE FUGITIVE. As well as the normal top-notch blather, Rob tells a disturbing tale from his past which reveals why he has such a connection to Dr Richard Kimble.
Jul 23, 2019
37. Big Trouble In Little China (w. Marek Larwood)
For our 2nd birthday, join us as we ride the Porkchop Express into San Francisco's Chinatown region with Kurt Russell and various kung fu experts. Also along for the ride is our incredibly special guest, Marek Larwood.
Jul 9, 2019
36. Young Sherlock Holmes
The game's afoot, lemon entry, etc. It's time to see where it all began for little Sherlock and his chum Watson in the 1985 romp, YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES. Does it go down in a Silver Blaze of glory, or is it a big load of Reichenbach Falls? Why not find out for yourselves, listeners.
Jun 13, 2019
We talk about the 1983 not-Python sea-fairing epic YELLOWBEARD to see if it's stood the test of time. Is it the epic comedic magnum opus of our time, or is it the Expendables of shit comedy? Tune in and find out. [WARNING: this episode was recorded in a heavy rainstorm, so there may be a bit of background noise. Sorry!]
May 23, 2019
34. The Tall Guy
Take a deep breath, prepare for the worst, the laziest podcasters in the uniiveeeeeerse! Yes, we're back. Again. Sorry we're late. We hope our revisit of Richard Curtis' 1989 comedy THE TALL GUY will in some small way make up for it. Music kindly provided by The Sonic Jewels.
Apr 10, 2019
Rob has taken us back to 1983, where we visit the raunchy goings-on of Andrew McCarthy and Jacqueline Bissett in CLASS. Is it an 80's Graduate or a rehash of Animal House? Can't say. But there's a very young John Cusack hanging about, and that bloke who says "Darn it" in Speed. Our theme music is kindly provided by The Sonic Jewels.
Mar 17, 2019
32. Drop Dead Fred
Everyone's favourite puerile kids' comedy about mental cruelty, manipulation and paranoid schizophrenia. Yes, it's the 1991 movie DROP DEAD FRED, starring Rik 'we love you Rik' Mayall and Phoebe 'which one of you bitches is my mother' Cates. Have fun, snot-faces!
Feb 21, 2019
31. Raising Arizona
COENS ... CAGE ... COLETTA (Anne) ... COLLINS (Phil). Yes, Still Any Good is back - and this time it's personal. Well, it's the personal choice of one of our beloved listeners. Did we think that RAISING ARIZONA was a Coen classic, or just a big ol' pile of quirky baby-shit? Why not listen and find out.
Feb 7, 2019
30. Home Alone
An episode once thought lost, has been found... Yup, it’s our incredibly overdue HOME ALONE episode. Sorry we’re late. Let’s hope that at this drab post-festive time of the year, listening to Rob & Chris banging on endlessly about a 28 year old kids’ film will give you all some much needed belated Christmas spirit.
1 hr 6 min
Dec 17, 2018
29. White Men Can't Jump
Summer's here and the time is right for getting a bouncy ball and trying to throw it into a little hoop with a net on it. We're heading back to 1992 to take a look at the Snipes/Harrelson/Perez b-ball hit WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP. Will it be a [insert basketball phrase], or just a load of [basketball term goes here]? Warning: podcast contains a squeaky chair and some remarkable Rosie Perez impersonations.
1 hr 3 min
Nov 26, 2018
28. Spider-Man (1977 TV Pilot)
As a tribute to the late Stan Lee, we've gone back to the first live-action adaptation of his work. If you don't include a cheap cameo in a weird kids' TV show. In the feature length pilot of what became THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, we really do see Peter Parker do whatever a spider can. But only if the spider in question wore massive collars on its shirt, live in a grotty attic, and keep trying to borrow $46 from everyone.
1 hr 11 min
Nov 12, 2018
What happens when two masters of horror decide to work together? Well, when it's Stephen King and George A Romero, you get a zany anthology featuring Leslie Nielsen, a tiny Ted Danson, and an un-bald Ed Harris ... dancin'. Yes, get under the duvet, it's the 1982 horror comic CREEPSHOW. Music as ever is kindly provided by The Sonic Jewels.
Nov 9, 2018
26. Piranha II - Flying Killers
In between discussions about developing an 80's style TV show called Caribbean Heat and learning Thom Yorke's favourite flavour of crisps, Rob and Chris manage to have a chat about James Cameron's debut blockbuster, PIRANHA II: THE SPAWNING. There's blood, death, nudie bits and a hell of a lot of flying grunions. Music as ever comes from The Sonic Jewels.
Oct 21, 2018
25. Smokey And The Bandit
Get your cowboy hats on, start up the Trans-Am and get ready to talk a load of CB bollocks, good buddies! It's time to hear what Rob and Chris thought of the Burt Reynolds 1977 car chase blockbuster SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT.
1 hr 1 min
Sep 27, 2018
24. Tales Of The Unexpected (2018)
To celebrate International Roald Dahl Day - which was blimmin' ages ago - Rob and Chris have decided to look back at a couple of episodes of TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED. Bet you never saw that coming! Chris has opted for the deliciously fun LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, while Rob thought it would be more fun to upset everyone with the incredibly disturbing THE FLYPAPER. So get in a comfy fireside chair, put a funny tray-thing on your lap, and join us. Music kindly provided by The Sonic Jewels.
Sep 13, 2018
This week it's Still Any Good: The Musical as we sing, dance, and holler "Punjaaaaaab!" while discussing the pinnacle of John Huston's career, ANNIE. We also find the time to come up with the perfect 1930's crime-fighting duo,
1 hr 13 min
Sep 2, 2018
Chris gets a bit giggly after having one whole beer and some cough medicine, while Rob looks very dapper in his Disney pajamas. It is in this condition that we discuss the Sam Raimi superhero vigilante film DARKMAN, the originator of the 'Liam Neeson angrily twats people' franchise.
1 hr 8 min
Aug 3, 2018
21. City Slickers
To celebrate our first Birthday, we go back and look at 1991's Billy Crystal equine vehicle CITY SLICKERS. As we give each other the bumps and gorge ourselves on cake, do we think it's passed the test of time, or is it simply a steaming pile of horse shit? Why not listen in and find out!
1 hr 11 min
Jul 11, 2018
Before the total trousers of SOLO, little Ronny Howard and big George Lucas teamed up for 1988's fantasty adventure WILLOW. As well as acting as an introductory service for Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley, it seems to have influenced everyone from Peter Jackson to Tone Loc. And hats off to Lucas: he's given us two characters that are even more annoying than the lovechild of Jar Jar Binks and an Ewok. Our music, as ever, is kindly provided by The Sonic Jewels.
1 hr 7 min
Jun 20, 2018
19. Digby, The Biggest Dog In The World
Diiiiiig-beeeee .... We managed to get through this by imagining that DIGBY THE BIGGEST DOG IN THE WORLD is a prequel to 28 Days Later and that all involved were horrifically slaughtered by the Infected. So we ask: is it still any good? Or is Digby actually The Shittest Film In The World? Music provided by The Sonic Jewels.
May 24, 2018
18. Body Double
Barry Norman called Brian De Palma's BODY BOUBLE "damn near pornographic". One of us thinks it's tour-de-force cinema, while the other believes it to be tittilating cobblers. Which of us is right? Find out in our latest episode. Warning: This podcast contains middle aged men giggling at rudies. Music by The Sonic Jewels.
1 hr 15 min
May 3, 2018
17. Escape To Victory
Johnson talks to Webb-y, his knees have gone all trembly! Join us both as we assist the Allied POWs to escape by doing bicycle kicks, saving penalties and doing some standard Caine shoutery. Yes, it's the John Huston 1981 "war is hell, and so is football" extravaganza ESCAPE TO VICTORY. As ever, our music has been kindly provided by The Sonic Jewels.
Apr 5, 2018
16. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Travel back in time with us to 1989 as we revisit the comedy BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. As well as proving we really don't have a clue about how time travel works, we also corpse for a ridiculously long amount of time (it's been edited). Party on ... ummm ... dudes.
1 hr 19 min
Mar 11, 2018
15. Twin Town
Because Rob had a New Zealand special, Chris stuck out his bottom lip and demanded a Welsh movie too. Out of the 3 or 4 to choose from, he went for 1997's TWIN TOWN. Is it as good as he remembered? Or is it a total mess of a film that's essentially an avalance of f-words; basically an excuse for an Allen family reunion? Why not listen and find out for yourselves! Theme music by The Sonic Jewels, whose guitarist is also Welsh.
1 hr 6 min
Feb 25, 2018
14. Invaders From Mars
We find out what happened when the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre met the creator of Alien and made a kids' film. Turns out it was a fair amount of dodgy acting and a lot of neck-fannies. Join Rob and Chris as we do battle with Tobe Hooper's INVADERS FROM MARS. Music by The Sonic Jewels.
1 hr 24 min
Feb 5, 2018
12. Once Were Warriors
In the first part of our New Zealand Double Bill, Rob & Chris re-visit the hard-hitting 1994 classic ONCE WERE WARRIORS. Warning, we swear quite a bit in this one.
1 hr 6 min
Feb 5, 2018
13. Bad Taste
For part 2 of our New Zealand Special, we go back to where it all began for 'our' Peter Jackson with 1987's BAD TASTE. In a film where the best performance comes from a cardboard cut-out of Paul McCartney, Rob fell asleep while watching it, so Chris does most of the jabbering. By the time we got to record part 2, we'd had a few drinks so we mainly sound like slightly tired bitter old men.
1 hr 9 min
Jan 10, 2018
11. The First Great Train Robbery
The heist movie that has everything: trains, murder, toupees, a dead cat, and more nob gags than you can shake a veiny bang stick at. Yes, it's the Crichton/Connery romp THE FIRST GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY.
1 hr 4 min
Dec 24, 2017
10. Santa Claus: The Movie
And just in the (Saint) nick of (Christmas) time, Chris & Rob take a nostalgic sleigh-ride to the North Pole for the 1985 cult fave SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE. Starring Dudley Moore as a vivacious Vendegum, The Big Lebowski as Santa, and John Lithgow as the Lex Luthor of the toymaking world, you'll be transported to a time when film-makers thought they could get away with ludicrous notions like giving Santa Claus the Superman treatment (right down to the colon.) Come walk through a Winter wonderland with us and find out if this is still any good!
Nov 30, 2017
Rob & Chris discuss the perils of being forcibly inserted into another man's bottom in INNERSPACE. Join us as we look back on a roller-coaster of thrills, laughs and some very out-dated attitudes to women. But don't worry, we still find time to audition for Stars In Their Eyes as Massive Attack. Our own theme music is by The Sonic Jewels.
1 hr 11 min
Nov 14, 2017
8. Strictly Ballroom
Get on your dancing shoes, you sexy little swines! Take a spin with Rob and Chris on the dancefloor as we revisit the Australian classic STRICTLY BALLROOM. And if that's not enough you can find out if Rob ever had blonde hair, or if Chris can handle a Gay Gordon. Theme music by The Sonic Jewels.
Oct 30, 2017
7. Pet Sematary
Get under your duvets for the second part of our Halloween Special. Amongst some decidedly average impersonations of Jimmy Stewart and Morrissey, Rob & Chris find the time to discuss Stephen King's PET SEMATARY. Disclaimer: Despite what you may hear, Chris really is a massive Stephen King fan. Music by The Sonic Jewels.
Oct 29, 2017
6. Fright Night
The first part of our spooky horror double bill special. Rob & Chris whip out their holy water and do battle with the evil vampires of 1985's FRIGHT NIGHT. Naturally, Evil Ed's questionable subsequent career gets discussed. You're so cool, Sagpod! Music by The Sonic Jewels.
Oct 9, 2017
Join us for the twisty-turny thrill ride that is DEATHTRAP. This week, Rob speaks Latin and Chris uses a really impressive long word. As well as all that we discuss the merits of Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve and Dyan Cannon. Well, two out of three isn't bad. While we're at it, we also come up with a new franchise opportunity for Ken Loach. Music by The Sonic Jewels.
Sep 21, 2017
In the end, there can be only one podcast ... and this is it. This week for some reason we switch our usual roles, with Rob doing the impersonations and Chris banging on about Star Wars. So gather with us as we rediscover the sword-related antics of an eternal Scotsman and his Egyptian/Spanish chum. And we're definitely NOT cruising for a piece of ass. Theme music by The Sonic Jewels.
Sep 7, 2017
3. The Big Bus
In our third episode, we get on board THE BIG BUS: A 1976 comedy starring the late Joseph Bologna that seems to have inspired everything from AIRPLANE! to SPEED. A beloved classic from Chris's past, the stakes are high with this one. Will Chris's childhood be ruined? Is it... still any good? Tune in and find out!
Aug 9, 2017
2. The Mutations
In Episode 2, Chris and Rob take a look at low budget 1974 British-American sci-fi horror "freaksploitation" film THE MUTATIONS (aka THE FREAKMAKER). Is this the least enthusiastic Donald Pleasence performance ever? Is this really directed by Jack Cardiff - one of the best cinematographers of all time? Is this just a feature-length episode of Dr. Who with some boobs in it? Is it okay that Rob first saw this when he was 8 years old - with his mum? Is it... Still any good?
Jul 26, 2017
In our first episode - which doubles as the inaugural meeting of the Lysette Anthony Appreciation Society - Chris and Rob dissect 80s' sci-fantasy cult classic KRULL to answer the knotty question: Is it still any good? Notable for Rob saying "kind of" a lot and making far too many Star Wars references, and for Chris giving what is possibly the worst Lindsay Crouse impersonation ever recorded. Enjoy! Theme music by The Sonic Jewels