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A weekly movies podcast reviewing our favorite - and sometimes not so favorite - films year by year starting in the 80's, includes our guilty pleasures, hidden gems, and those films that we just don't love.
Jul 13, 2021
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin marvel at the amazing cast–and try to unpack the smart, complex plot–of director Curtis Hanson’s and co-screenwriter Brian Helgeland’s 1997 modern film noir classic, L.A. Confidential. Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush!
1 hr 43 min
Jul 4, 2021
Independence Day (1996)
Independence Day (1996) Dave, Marcus, and Colin discuss the @rolandemmerich directed, B movie classic and watch stuff get blow'd up real good. All three marvel at the realistic approach to science, but Colin hates Russell's kids.
1 hr 36 min
Jun 28, 2021
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Dave and Colin continue their quest to discuss every Zack Snyder film, (apparently) while offering thoughts on proper tram operation, nuclear propane bombs and the fun of post-apocalyptic shopping sprees.
1 hr 25 min
Jun 25, 2021
Friday Night Frights #7: Don’t Breathe (2016)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin take a tour of a spacious Detroit home in a neighborhood with plenty of growth potential. This week we watch the Fede Alvarez home invasion thriller Don’t Breathe (2016) starring Jane Levy and Stephen Lang. Don’t go in the basement.
Jun 16, 2021
28 Days Later (2002)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin discuss the chilling post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later, written by Alex Garland and directed by Danny Boyle. A gripping story and artistically shot movie, thankfully our real global pandemic is nothing like this terrifying scenario: fast infected zombies!
1 hr 4 min
Jun 10, 2021
Army of the Dead (2021)
Dave and Colin discuss the various film inspirations Zack Snyder called upon for Army of the Dead Some of you might remember a film called ALIENS..... James Cameron is gonna' sue!!
1 hr 27 min
Jun 4, 2021
Friday Night Frights #6: REC (2007)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin continue to look for a scary movie, this week we watch the 2007 Spanish horror movie REC. Whatever you do, don't watch the English dubbed version, don't make the same mistake Marcus made.
May 25, 2021
Dave, Colin, and Marcus discuss the Ridley Scott directed spectacle - incredibly entertaining yet historically inaccurate. If you listen, we hope YOU ARE ENTERTAINED!!!! But, we'd settle for mild amusement
1 hr 30 min
May 14, 2021
Friday Night Frights #5: The Descent (2005)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin go spelunking in the claustrophobic nightmare The Descent (2005). Our advice, if your friend finds a random cave to explore, maybe you should proceed with a bit of caution, or find new friends.
May 7, 2021
Friday Night Frights #4: The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin discuss why it's NEVER a good idea to go to The Cabin in the Woods. Colin and Dave align on when it's ok to kill friends, and Marcus contemplates death by unicorn
1 hr 1 min
Apr 30, 2021
Friday Night Frights #3: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin review the 2003 remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Jessica Biel and R. Lee Ermey are great in this well-crafted horror movie, but Colin has some gripes when compared to the original. Also, is a chainsaw really a practical weapon?
Apr 27, 2021
Dave, Marcus, and Colin travel to Mega City One to hit the Slo-Mo and heap praise on the Karl Urban-led, ultraviolent, and very fun re-imagining of the comic “Judge Dredd.” And when he says he is the law… he really means it.
1 hr 16 min
Apr 20, 2021
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin disagree if Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers is a masterpiece or a piece of sh**! Listen to our lively discussion trying to figure out just what is going on in the movie. The one thing we all love is Robert Downey Jr’s performance as Wayne Gale!
1 hr 21 min
Apr 16, 2021
Friday Night Frights #2: Drag Me to Hell (2009)
We’re back with another Friday Night Frights episode, and Sam Raimi returns to his roots with his fun gore-filled horror style, Drag Me to Hell (2009) does not disappoint. Christine, just give the old lady a loan extension!
Apr 14, 2021
Falling Down (1993)
Dave, Marcus and Colin contemplate the confusion which results from watching this 1993 film in 2021. Can it be reinterpreted today? When being stalked by a crazy person, should you stop for a hot dog?
1 hr 28 min
Apr 9, 2021
Friday Night Frights #1: Evil Dead (2013)
It's spooky time! Our inaugural Friday Night Frights episode, a new series on the Reel DMC podcast. We dive back into our favorite franchise the Evil Dead with the 2013 remake
Mar 30, 2021
Justice League: The Snyder Cut (2021)
Dave and Colin provide some partially informed thoughts on Zack Snyder's Justice League - go easy on us comic nerds, we did our best.
Mar 23, 2021
In The Line of Fire (1993)
Dave, Marcus and Colin marvel at how a 63 year old Eastwood is able to scale the rooftops, flirt with a much younger Rene Russo, and discuss how assassins take inspiration from mood boards….poor Dylan McDermott never had a chance…
1 hr 18 min
Mar 16, 2021
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Party... er, podcast at the Moon Tower! Marcus is off buying Aerosmith tickets, so Dave and Colin are joined by their friend Marc to take a fun and nostalgic look at Richard Linklater's coming of age comedy set in 1976 Austin, Tx. Alright, alright, alright!
1 hr 26 min
Mar 9, 2021
A special one year anniversary episode, we are pulling our first podcast off the shelf and releasing. William Friedkin's Cruising is our first movie, we had lots to learn about: recording, editing, quality, and picking movies!
1 hr 30 min
Mar 2, 2021
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin discuss the fantastic performances of Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, and Fred Gwynne in the courtroom comedy My Cousin Vinny. From body suits to ignition timing we're all smitten.
1 hr 1 min
Feb 23, 2021
Dave, Marcus and Colin discuss Clint Eastwood's final Western and how it relates to Eastwood's overall legacy. Oh and English Bob, lots of talk about English Bob....
1 hr 44 min
Feb 16, 2021
Dave, Marcus, and Colin discuss how David Fincher’s first major film relates to the overall Alien franchise, and debate the proper form one should use whilst diving into a pool of molten lead, lava, or just a furnace.
1 hr 11 min
Feb 9, 2021
Army of Darkness (1992)
Grab your BOOM-stick and join Dave, Marcus, and Colin as they travel to the Middle Ages to help Bruce Campbell battle the Army of Darkness in the third installment of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise. Come get some!
1 hr 25 min
Feb 2, 2021
Hot Shots! (1991)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin discuss the Jim Abrahams parody Hot Shots! and the comedy gold that is Lloyd Bridges as Admiral Benson, he does love a good funeral.
Jan 26, 2021
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Dave, Colin and Jamie discuss (aka nitpick the hell out of) Renny Harlin's sequel to the original Die Hard. Yippee Ki-yay!
1 hr 50 min
Jan 19, 2021
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin discuss Andrew Dice Clay and are pleasantly surprised in this vehicle showcase. It's unbelievable!
1 hr 8 min
Jan 12, 2021
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin discuss the adventures of the world's greatest singing cat-burglar, musician screenwriters, and the most annoying villains in the history of film. Spoiler alert: Colin hated it.
Jan 1, 2021
Hunt for Red October (1990)
Once more, we play our dangerous game, a game of chess against our old adversary. Get ready to dive into the waters of the North Atlantic as we discuss John McTiernan’s classic. One ping only.
1 hr 36 min
Dec 29, 2020
Dave, Marcus and Colin discuss one of the last great big budget creature features. It's Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward vs. giant underground monsters...just stay out of Burt Gummer's rec room unless you're formally invited - he does not take well to trespassers.
1 hr 27 min
Dec 22, 2020
Navy SEALs (1990)
The Navy SEALS are known as being one of the most impressive and disciplined fighting forces in the world....Charlie Sheen attempts to singlehandedly change that perception in this AMAZING film.
1 hr 22 min
Nov 25, 2020
Some lines shouldn't be crossed....and some movies probably shouldn't have been made. Dave, Colin, and Jamie discuss Joel Schumacher's 1990's FLATLINERS - reds and blues, steam, and some great Kevin Bacon hair.
Nov 19, 2020
Vampire’s Kiss (1989)
Nicolas Cage turns into a vampire in a performance you’ll never forget…even if you want to.
Nov 15, 2020
Road House (1989)
The name is Dalton. The movie is Road House. Dave, Marcus, Colin and Jamie discuss the glorious 1989 cheese fest Road House.
1 hr 29 min
Nov 4, 2020
Year in Review: 1989
It’s 1989, seize the day by grabbing a drink at the Double Deuce. Just make sure you do the right thing by making a last crusade to Stanley Spudowski’s clubhouse. Wild thing, you make my heart sing…..
1 hr 46 min
Oct 28, 2020
Dave, Marcus and Colin discuss Rob Zombie's 2007 remake of Halloween, talk about its relationship to Carpenter's original film, and discuss an alternate career possibility for Michael Myers.
1 hr 33 min
Oct 20, 2020
Do you like scary movies? Colin, Marcus and Dave discuss Wes Craven’s SCREAM, the iconic opening, the myriad references, and the amazing lifting power of 1/2 horsepower garage door motors.
Oct 14, 2020
Die Hard (1988)
Colin, Dave and Marcus discuss the greatest action movie ever made. Welcome to the party pal!
1 hr 28 min
Oct 5, 2020
The sleeper has awakened! We dive into Dune—both David Lynch's 1984 cult classic and the Frank Herbert novel.
1 hr 40 min
Oct 1, 2020
Tango & Cash (1989)
Dave, Marcus, and Colin discuss one of the weirdest buddy cop action films of all time. Is it a comedy? A thriller? Or just an excuse for Jack Palance to sniff mice?
1 hr 26 min
Sep 15, 2020
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Colin and Marcus blow off their homework assignment and are headed to detention. Dave watched the movie but has no one to discuss it with.....
Sep 8, 2020
Our Top Five: 1988
Our top five films of 1988, plus Marcus attempts to defend his position on Young Guns.........
1 hr 14 min
Sep 5, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #12 – A Fish Called Wanda (1987)
Diamonds are stolen, fish are eaten, and running over somebody with a steamroller provides therapeutic benefits. Don't call me stupid.
Aug 30, 2020
Year in Review: 1988
We've come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... it's 1988 and we're reviewing the top movies of the year. Listen to our guilty pleasures and find some hidden gems.
1 hr 21 min
Aug 27, 2020
Young Guns (1988)
Six reasons the west was super cheesy. Somebody forgot to tell Charlie Sheen this was a period piece.......he dog, did you see the size of that chicken?
1 hr 12 min
Aug 20, 2020
Lockdown Cinema REVERSAL! #1 – Little Women (2019)
Mia turns the table on her Dad and makes him watch one of HER favorite movies!
Aug 18, 2020
If a family member is accidentally injured, your best course of action is to summon the demon of vengeance: PUMPKINHEAD!
1 hr 9 min
Aug 12, 2020
The Last Emperor (1987)
Our homework assignment for 1987 was to watch Bernardo Bertolucci's epic The Last Emperor. Winner of Best Picture and a total of nine academy awards, but a split decision on the Reel DMC podcast.
Aug 7, 2020
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride is our collective favorite movie of 1987. A wonderfully charming movie filled with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles.
Aug 4, 2020
Our Top Five: 1987
Ok maggots, drop your socks, it’s time for our top 5 movies for 1987! There will be laughter, tears, action, and romance and that’s just Predator!
1 hr 29 min
Jul 31, 2020
Near Dark (1987)
Kathryn Bigelow's first directorial effort, the cast of Aliens, and some genuinely malicious vampires come together in a very fun film!
Jul 28, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #11 – The Lost Boys (1987)
Sleep all day, party all night, listen to the sax, eat a security guard - just kids having fun!
Jul 24, 2020
Year in Review: 1987
Greed was good in 1987, but does it hold up. We discuss the Three Men and a Baby ghost, Colin’s dislike of Fatal Attraction, and teenage vampire angst. Thou shall not fear… our 1987 year in review because nobody puts baby in the corner.
1 hr 31 min
Jul 22, 2020
Leonard Part 6 (1987)
Marcus gets detention for missing a scheduled podcast, his punishment: sitting through Bill Cosby's action spy thriller Leonard Part 6.
Jul 20, 2020
Dave, Colin, and Emily discuss Cher, Nic Cage, Italian family dynamics, and big hair.
1 hr 12 min
Jul 4, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #10 – Silverado (1985)
The tenth in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? In the town of Silverado, a small-town Sherriff confronts four outlaws who attempt to steal the land of a local cattle rancher. Why did I pull […]
Jul 1, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #9 – Real Genius (1985)
The ninth in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? A hard-working science professor struggling with popcornophobia is tormented by a group of highly intelligent vandals. Why did I pull this particular movie out of the […]
Jun 27, 2020
Castle in the Sky (1986)
For each year in review we give ourselves a homework assignment, for 1986 it was Hayao Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky, the first feature film from Studio Ghibli.
Jun 24, 2020
Our #1 Movies of 1986
So many great movies in 1986, it took us three podcasts to finally get to our favorite movies. We take the day off, get into some big trouble, and ride an express elevator to hell. Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen!
1 hr 24 min
Jun 21, 2020
Our Top Five: 1986
Our top movies for 1986, or 80% of our top movies. We went a little long and split our top 5 into two. First up, our #2 to #5 including a double dose of Tom Cruise, the weirdness of David Lynch and a Scottish man playing an Egyptian Spaniard and a Frenchman playing a Scottish […]
1 hr 25 min
Jun 17, 2020
It was Colin's turn to go on a rant. He had some things to say about Sylvester Stallone's Cobra, enough to warrant a special breakout from our 1986 Year in Review podcast.
Jun 15, 2020
Year in Review: 1986
It's 1986, and we feel the need… the need for speed! It's time to go back to school, because if you're the disease, then we've got the cure! This is the one with the whales.
1 hr 39 min
Jun 7, 2020
Sometimes a film comes along which makes you want to rise up and fight the system……..this is not that film……
Jun 1, 2020
After Hours (1985)
We stayed up late for our homework assignment for 1985 to watch Martin Scorsese's attempt at comedy in After Hours.
May 26, 2020
Our Top Five: 1985
A blockbuster year in movies, difficult choices to make between an iconic western, a time traveling teenager, and so much angst-filled teenagers. Give a listen to hear our favorites!
1 hr 6 min
May 22, 2020
St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
Dave goes on a rant about St. Elmo's Fire, a special breakout episode from our 1985 Year in Review podcast.
May 20, 2020
Year in Review: 1985
Great scott! It's 1985! Don't be a neo-maxi zoom dweebie and get your 1.21 gigawatts! It's time for another Reel DMC podcast, it's all ball-bearings these days.
1 hr 16 min
May 17, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #8 – This is Spinal Tap! (1984)
The eight in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? An investigate journalist begins shadowing “one of England’s loudest bands” to try and solve the mystery of an ongoing series of percussionist deaths. Why did I […]
May 11, 2020
The Hit (1984)
For our 1984 Year in Review homework assignment we watched Stephen Frear’s The Hit.
May 8, 2020
Our Top Five: 1984
No time for love Dr. Jones, don't fall for a banana in your tail pipe, it is time for our top five movies of 1984! We'll join the French resistance and travel from Arrakis to Texas.
1 hr 24 min
May 5, 2020
Year in Review: 1984
It's 1984, there are sixteen candles on the cake, ghosts are busted, kids learn karate, and a bachelor parties. Hold on because this one goes to eleven!
1 hr 20 min
May 3, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #7 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The seventh in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? A young boy and his Austrian stepfather conspire to help the boy’s mother escape from a mental institution. With a police officer in hot pursuit, the […]
Apr 27, 2020
The Hunger (1983)
Our homework assignment for 1983 was Tony Scott’s The Hunger. Tony Scott and vampires, what could go wrong...
Apr 24, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #6 – Psycho (1960)
The sixth in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? A down on his luck motel owner’s life is upended when his overbearing mother constantly intervenes in his love life. Why did I pull this particular […]
Apr 19, 2020
Year in Review: 1983
Like oh my god, it's totally 1983. Wargames are played, Business gets Risky, a Jedi Returns, and the ice... IS GONNA BREAK!!
1 hr 27 min
Apr 13, 2020
The Verdict (1982)
Each Year in Review podcast we give ourselves a homework assignment to watch a movie we're all interested in. For the 1982 Year in Review we watched Sydney Lumet's The Verdict.
1 hr 7 min
Apr 11, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #5 – The Terminator (1984)
The fifth in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies.
Apr 6, 2020
Year in Review: 1982
It's 1982, First Blood is drawn, replicants are retired, revenge is served cold... in space, and Things go terribly, terribly wrong in Antarctica.
1 hr 7 min
Apr 5, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #4 – Better Off Dead (1985)
Devastated by personal loss, and drowning in debt (a full “TWO DOLLARS!”) a young man contemplates ending his own life. Close friends, foreign exchange students, dancing hamburgers, and the entire state of Northern California must pull together to help him realize his life is worth living.
Mar 31, 2020
Body Heat (1981)
For each Year in Review, we give ourselves a homework assignment to watch a movie we're all interested in but missed. For our 1981 Year in Review we decided to watch Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat.
Mar 28, 2020
Year in Review: 1981
The Reel DMC podcast takes a look back at 1981 — the year of a swashbuckling archaeologist, New York is a prison state, Bill Murray joins the army, and werewolves, lots of werewolves.
1 hr 12 min
Mar 27, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #3 – Jaws (1975)
The third in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? Frustrated with municipal bureaucracy, the police chief of a small island community charters a boat for a brief sport fishing adventure. Hilarity ensues. Why did I […]
Mar 24, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #2 – Logan (2017)
The second in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. **Spoiler alert** – I’ll tread lightly because the surprises are worth it, but If you don’t want to know what happens in the film, you should probably stop reading this […]
Mar 23, 2020
Lockdown Cinema #1 – Tremors (1990)
The first in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? It’s a slow-burn contemplation on the risks/rewards of choosing to isolate oneself away from broader society….and then some giant worm creatures show up and start eating […]
Mar 15, 2020
Year in Review: 1980
Our inaugural episode talking about films from 1980.
1 hr 33 min