Episode #258: “Your journey nears its end” | The Rise of Skywalker D23 Trailer

We couldn’t get the band together for an 80s movie discussion this week, but we all know if a Star Wars trailer comes out and John doesn’t have a chance to talk about it, he explodes like a womprat being bulls-eyed by a moisture farmer in his T-16 back home. (And they’re not much bigger than 2 meters.) Anyway… here’s John’s take on the D23 sneak peak we got and what it means for the upcoming final installment of the Skywalker saga. Needless to say… SPOILERS and speculation abound.

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Episode #257: “Suck in the guts, guys” | Ghostbusters II (1989)

Read people’s reactions to Ghostbusters II on the internet and you might wonder if you watched the same movie. It doesn’t get a lot of love from the online community, but maybe everyone just misses their kittens. Either way, the joyfulness is just beginning as Pat and John dive into the river of slime.

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Episode #256: “Blush & Bashful” | Steel Magnolias (1989)

Men are supposed to be made of steel, but Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, and Julia Roberts are the true strength of their families in this adaptation of the stage play Steel Magnolias. As the trailer’s tagline puts it, “it’s the funniest movie that will make you cry.”

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Episode #255: “‘Feelings’ is Not Parsley” | The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

The Baker brothers have been tickling the ivories together for over 30 years and things have gone just fine. But that’s the problem. Things are justĀ fine. When they realize it may be time to add something new to the act, they enlist the help of a singer who might just tear the Fabulous Baker Boys apart. Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer star in The Fabulous Baker Boys.

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