This week is our 1988 Tom Cruise double-header episode as we dive into Cocktail & Rain Man. We talk a little about the firing of James Gunn and how delinquent John is for just now starting the Harry Potter books.
Victor Laszlo believes in freedom. Ilsa believes in Victor. Rick believed in his love for Ilsa. We wanted to believe that Rick and Ilsa didn’t “get together” in that one scene because it just makes other conversations awkward later. Mostly, though, we want you to believe that the hype is real. Casablanca is one of the greatest movies ever made and we celebrate its 75th anniversary by taking a look back at this classic cinematic masterpiece.
I believe strikeouts are fascist. I believe she’s got a mind for business and a bod for sin. I believe Solo will be fun, but Cloverfield Paradox was bad. I believe in three guys talking movies from the 80s in a podcast that lasts for a couple of hours. I believe we’re talking about Bull Durham and Working Girl.
The 80s was full of movies showcasing the plight of the modern teenager… and John Hughes was the master. Unfortunately, John Hughes didn’t make this one. What do you get when you cross a story about a boy wanting to be popular with good old-fashioned almost-prostitution? Can’t Buy Me Love!