U is for the Untouchables

“Here’s how you get him. He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue! That’s the Chicago way.”

There’s a degree of irony in a podcast that focuses on inebriation reviewing a film set in the prohibition but that’s exactly what we’ve got in this months movie segment. Brian De Palma’s 1987 tour through 30’s Chicago during the height of Capone’s power means we’re getting down and dirty with the Untouchables.

Featuring everything you’d expect, 1 star reviews, a load of gushing over the amazing soundtrack and massive amounts of scorn poured onto Sean Connery’s terrible Irish accent, why not pop into your local speakeasy, pour yourself a couple of fingers of whiskey and enjoy.

S is for Super Mario Brothers

Proof positive that the democratic process should NOT be applied to pod-casts, we find ourselves digging around in the bargain bin of the last remaining physical media store in the country to locate a copy of Super Mario Brothers… and I can’t say that we massively enjoy the experience.

But there’s loads of juicy behind the scenes factoids, some very sensible analysis of why it went wrong and a questionable reference to Mario’s sexual preferences. Plus if you absolutely want to know how not to make a video game spin off then this is the episode for you!

R is for Robocop

The year is 2043, Detroit is a sh*t hole (nothing changes) and MCP are looking for “volunteers” for their new cyborg program, code name RoboCop!

It’s a classic, it’s Verhoeven, it’s violent, grim and above all it’s the 80s. Mike & Rob take an armoured car through Old Detroit and explore everything the franchise has to offer. You have to listen to this episode. After all, dead or alive, you’re coming with us!

Q is for the Quest

We never learn. With 2 perfectly decent films on the ballot and one “no hoper”, we should have realised that you would pick the Quest, a 90’s Van Damme action & thrill filled slop bucket of nonsense.

In this month’s, mercifully short, movie episode, we dissect Van Damme’s directorial debut, peeling back the layers to see what, if anything, lies under the surface. It has it all, kicks, punches, head-butts, kilts, sumo wrestlers, Mongolians and a back story that’s so reminiscent of another movie, Rob can’t remember which is which!

P is for the Princess Bride

We found it inconceivable that Mike hadn’t ever seen this film so took the convenient opportunity to rectify that glaring omission. This episode has it all, Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles. and a guest spot by a guy called Sergio.

Don’t listen for the story, you know it, listen for the wonderful trivia and, most importantly to find out if Mike actually liked this most beloved of cult classics.

O is for Oceans Eleven

“The 14000 block of Las Vegas Boulevard. Otherwise known as the Bellagio, the Mirage, the M.G.M. Grand. Together, they’re the three most profitable casinos in Las Vegas… And we’re going to rob it.” That’s right, we back for O and that means we’re running the long con and discussing Ocean’s Eleven (the 2001 edition). Join […]