Sometimes our podcast gets confused with ones that talk about the 80s TV series “thirtysomething,” but see, we’ve got this little misunderstanding. That’s “thirtysomething” and we’re “30something.” They talk about a TV show… we talk about movies you probably watched on TV.
Chet Ripley just wants to have a nice time with his family in their lakeside cabin. When his yuppie brother-in-law, Roman, shows up that plan goes out the window. Chet will spend the rest of his vacation just trying to survive, whether we’re talking water skis, bears, or 96 oz steaks. It’s The Great Outdoors!
April is our month of movies that are just weird or different enough not to fit into some of the other themes we had assigned to each month. So… we end the month with one of the weirdest of 1988: Return of the Killer Tomatoes. Once we move pasta that one, we take a look at Tapeheads, which didn’t seem to know exactly what it wanted to be… much like the main characters. Finally, we go off on a bit of a tangent related to MTV, music video channels, and how Pat grew up without cable and still turned out okay.
One of our movies this week is full of magic and wonder. Swords and sorcery. The other one is a bit more murder-y. We explore the adventurous world of Willow alongside the dark streets of Chicago being haunted by a possessed doll: Willow & Child’s Play.