In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.
When a young Bruce Wayne gets separated from his parents, he must learn to do whatever it takes in order to survive in a Japanese internment camp, whether it’s stealing supplies for his friend Basie, protecting the weaker residents of the camp, or being left completely in awe of anything with wings and a propeller. Empire of the Sun was directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Christian Bale and John Malkovich, with music by John Williams.
Most Vietnam War movies deal with the psychological torment of war and how soldiers left as idealistic young men, but came back scarred physically and mentally… and having to face a nation that was not proud of their sacrifices. Hamburger Hill tells a different story: one of a band of brothers trying to do the impossible in the midst of war, racism, and the knowledge that they may now be outcasts even in their own country.
Cohost Jeff returns after a long hiatus to direct a middle school production of Beauty and the Beast, we talk about why Will Smith would make a horrible Genie, how Suicide Squad isn’t horrible but lacks good, pirates stealing Pirates, Powers Boothe passing, apes flying planes, and whether or not James Horner steals his own music. All that and we may have created our own band.