Jan 17, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 66 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

GO NINJA GO NINJA GO! 

We're back with a brand new edition this week as we celebrate our second Twitter poll selection. 

This week, we pitted three kid's movies against each other. You voted and you selected Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Thanks a lot. 

We all grew up with the Ninja Turtles, so this episode is a step back to our childhoods. And we hate it. Join us as we trudge through this painful film that ruined your childhood before you even realized it. Listen as we discuss the awful jokes, the unwelcome addition of Keno, and of course, Vanilla Ice. 

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Jan 9, 2020

They Called This a Movie Episode 65 - The Phantom (1996)

Get ready to slam evil! 

We're back for our first official episode of 2020, and this week, we're watching a movie voted on by our fans on Twitter. 

Last week, we put up a poll pitting three action movies against each other, and by the slimmest of margins, the 1996 comic adaptation, The Phantom, won over your hearts. So we watched it. 

Take a seat as we watch this notorious bomb, as Billy Zane dons a pair of purple tights in a true throwback to some 90s adventure. We discuss everything from the quaint tone of the film, how great Treat Williams is in it, and discuss the proper runtime for a movie like this. We even take some time to allege that Stanley Kubrick murdered librarians while researching for 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

 

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Dec 31, 2019

They Called This a Movie - A New Year’s Thank You

Happy New Year!

We're taking a break from the movie-watching this week as we ring in the new year, but we wanted to just extend a brief thank you to everyone that listened to us in 2019, the first year this podcast went weekly. We're super proud of how the year has gone and are gearing up for what we hope is a year of continued growth and fun. We also give a little announcement on how you can help us choose our next film. 

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Dec 24, 2019

They Called This a Movie Episode 64 - Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Happy holidays!

They Called This a Movie is giving you a present early, as we drop a brand new Christmas episode just ahead of all the festivities you may be encountering the next couple days. 

This week's episode has Tim Allen celebrating holidays once again, but he's not Santa Claus; he's the local humbug that's trying to escape the neighborhood festivities with Jamie Lee Curtis, as we watch Christmas with the Kranks. 

Pour the mulled wine, set the yule log, and listen to our latest episode, as we discuss who's side we're on, try to decipher the message of the movie, and whether or not the Peace Corps is an actual thing. 

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Dec 19, 2019

They Called This a Movie Episode 63 - Santa with Muscles (1996)

HO HO HO, Brother!

What do you get when you mix Christmas with a WCW-era Hulk Hogan? Well, you get Santa with Muscles, a ridiculous movie that boasts a surprisingly competent cast that are let down by a completely incompetent script, production design, and pretty much everything else. 

Join us as we discuss Hogan's charisma (or lack thereof), the nonsensical plot, and "Angel Baby", the most baffling aspect of this incredibly dumb movie. 

 

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Dec 12, 2019

They Called This a Movie Episode 62 - I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1998)

It's a ghost of Christmas past this week, as They Called This a Movie travels back to the late 1990s to cover a Disney movie starring a teen heart-throb. 

It's 1998. Jonathan Taylor Thomas is still one of the biggest stars to grace the prestigious pages of Tiger Beat. His co-star is an up-and-coming star on a family drama on the newly-launched WB Network, and Smash Mouth won the hearts of American households. It's also a time where trying to make the next Christmas classic is a goal; so much so that even Disney is trying to launch another series after the success of The Santa Clause. Unlucky for us, all of this culminated into one of our least favorite movies we've ever covered: 1998's I'll Be Home For Christmas

Join us as we go head first into this mean-spirited road movie from the House of Mouse, as we watch the Artist Formerly Known as JTT act like a real jerk throughout the entire movie. We discuss our the unlikable nature of our "hero", the imminent danger Jessica Biel is in thanks to every man in her life, and the always-welcome presence of Gary Cole. 

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Dec 5, 2019

They Called This a Movie Episode 61 - Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)

The nightmare is about to begin... again. 

It's December, and that means it's officially Christmas time, so while you're out shopping or watching movies on Hallmark Channel, we're sitting down to watch one of the most bizarre Christmas movies of all-time. That's right. We kick off this holiday season with none other than Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2. 

Maybe you've seen the original film or maybe you've seen the "Garbage Day" clip, but nothing can quite prepare you for this off-the-wall film. So kick back, pour some eggnog, and listen to our latest episode as we discuss the first 40 minutes, which is predominately made from clips from the first film, the performance and eyebrows of the lead actor, and talk at length about the centerpiece scene in this fascinatingly inept film. 

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Nov 28, 2019

They Called This a Movie Episode 60 - Road House (1989)

Pain don't hurt... 

And this all-new episode don't hurt either as we sit down for some comfort food 80s action for Thanksgiving, as we watch Patrick Swayze take on an entire town of meatheads in Road House

With Mark away, Dan and Anthony spend most of the time drinking in the awesomeness as they spend time celebrating Sam Elliott's mustache and the classic violence. 

So pull up a lounge chair as you digest the turkey, stuffing, and avoid your family. This week's episode covers everything from the gratuitous nudity to the wonderful fight scenes and the badass one-liners from Dalton. We're crazy for Swayze this week, so check it out. 

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Nov 21, 2019

They Called This a Movie Episode 59 - The Maddening (1995)

Misery loves company. 

So join us as we go over the least-erotic thriller we've seen in quite some time. Burt Reynolds brings his mustache to this week's Movember episode of They Called This a Movie. He stars with Angie Dickinson and Mia Sara in The Maddening, directed by actor Danny Huston. 

So listen as we head to the Florida Panhandle for this one, as we talk about Mia Sara's character's inability to identify red flags, the unconvincing turn from the Revolting Blob, and the fact that William Hickey was always 65. 

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Nov 14, 2019

They Called This a Movie Episode 58 - Concrete Cowboys (1979)

Is it a movie? Is it a TV show? Is it called Concrete Cowboys? Or is it called Ramblin' Man? Whatever the answers, it's this week's episode of They Called This a Movie. 

Movember rolls right along with one of the most famous mustaches in Hollywood history: the one that dons the upper lip of Magnum himself, Tom Selleck. This week, we're watching a TV movie that's also a failed pilot called Concrete Cowboys, starring Selleck and Jerry Reed. 

Sit back and listen as we dive into this interesting experience, as we try to differentiate what works as a movie versus what works as a pilot. We cover everything from the cameos that mean nothing to us, praise the chemistry between the two leads, and take Morgan Fairchild to task on her acting. We even get the chance to cast our reboot TV series. 

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