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What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatth ...
 
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Is "Dead Man" the most interesting Western of the '90s, or did Jim Jarmusch just succeed at shooting a really pretty Johnny Depp in black-and-white for two hours? That depends on what you understood of the movie, and Gene didn't understand much. While Ash struggled to stay awake, an increasingly healthy Big D got really into this 1995 box office fl…
 
Before there was "Airwolf," before there was "Fire Birds," one movie stood alone as the epitome of helicopter action: "Blue Thunder." It's the movie that inspired Big D to be a pilot, showed us how to "dust" a perp, and made JAFO a household name. It also taught a 10-year-old in the UK how to cuss. And that 10-year-old grew up to be Shat The Movies…
 
Can a movie that scandalized America in 1994 continue to shock us today? Not really, but Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" still has a lot going for it: a perfectly composed cast, a kickass soundtrack and incredible chemistry between Juliette Lewis and Woody Harrelson. With Quentin Tarantino's fingerprints all over it, "Natural Born Killers" sp…
 
Gene's comment that he didn't "enjoy Australian cinema" triggered quite a few rebuttals in the form of Shat The Movies commissions. And neo-Nazi drama "Romper Stomper" just might be the one that changed his mind. Before there was 2000's "Gladiator" or 2012's "Les Miserables," a young Russell Crowe was looking mighty fine while sporting tighty whiti…
 
Shat on TV listeners begging us to cover "House of The Dragon" finally get their wish in this week's Shat The Movies feature: "Arthur." This episode commissioned by David K. also explores what to wear shoplifting and features tons of listener mail. Dudley Moore and John Gielgud aren't household names in America, but the two English legends created …
 
Few directors have polarized the Shat Crew's wipe scores the way David Lynch has, and few David Lynch movies are as polarizing as "Blue Velvet." With odd peccadillos, unsettling violence, over-the-top symbolism and entrancing dreamlike sequences, this 1986 had Ash gushing and the boys cringing. But talk about a career-builder! "Blue Velvet" changed…
 
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is, without a doubt, a Halloween movie. It's got blood, gore, murders, a creepy castle — what more do you want? And the best way to see it is in a crowd, so Big D flew 5,000 miles to experience his first viewing in a theater with props, a shadow cast and Gene Lyons. In this Shat The Movies Halloween Spooktacular comm…
 
Before Rambo was an action figure, cartoon character, and lunchbox cover, Sylvester Stallone starred in "First Blood," an action-drama that spotlights the displaced and disillusioned veterans of the Vietnam War. Big D and Gene recorded this episode live on Twitch. Of course, the Shat Crew debated the movie's biggest controversy: Did John Rambo kill…
 
Sam Mendes earned an Oscar for his debut film, "American Beauty." But more importantly, he gave the Shat Crew fuel for discussing couch sex, Chekov's dick, the ignorance of youth and world peace through blowjobs. Longtime Shat listener Lucas passed on a chance to commission "Beastmaster," and instead requested a true masterpiece that explores how p…
 
Brothers and prolific Shat The Movies commissioners Josh, Adam and Jon R. have always been there for us. When a shooter attacked their beloved Highland Park on July 4, it was our duty and honor to be there for them. Thanks to some very generous Shat listeners, this recording raised $1000 for the shooting response fund. In this special live episode,…
 
We made it to Episode 300! This "Ghostbusters II" review has it all: Ash learns about New Coke; Gene learns he might not like young Bill Murray; Big D teaches us all about "Tears in Heaven;" and a plot summary is so ridiculous we can't stop laughing. In our second discussion of the Ghostbusters franchise, the Shat Crew examines birthday packages, d…
 
Shat The Movies has covered "The Silence of The Lambs," but that wasn't enough for film elitists who scoff at the mainstream appeal of Sir Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecktor and Jodi Foster's Clarice Starling. They insisted we review the movie that started it all: "Manhunter." It was hard to validate this movie without comparing it to everything tha…
 
Big D returns from a booze cruise just in time to tackle a 1998 sci-fi sleeper that explores the nature of individuality, the impact of memories and the allure of Jennifer Connelly's mustache. Pack your bags for "Dark City!" In this episode, Gene laments the movie's opening spoiler, and Ash ties together the look and feel of pretty much every '90s …
 
“Reservoir Dogs” isn’t the kind of movie a rookie podcaster should touch. It’s an icon of the ‘90s, the debut of a game-changing director, perhaps even the birth of a new genre. So we waited, and we learned, and we put nearly 300 movies in the toilet before accepting the challenge laid out by listener Jody G: Question whether the 1992 heist flick h…
 
When a listener dedicates a podcast commission to his late wife, you treat it with respect. When the movie is about death and the afterlife, you add a degree of reverence. When one of your podcast hosts is dealing with a recent loss, you take the whole thing personally. And when Albert Brooks is the romantic lead, you have to throw all of that out …
 
Shat The Movies has brought us so many dynamic pairings: Riggs and Murtaugh, Goose and Maverick, Dick Ebert and Gene Lyons. It's only fair that we reach back to 1977 for the quickest duo to deliver Coors beer from Texarkana to Atlanta: Snowman and The Bandit. "Smokey and The Bandit" triggered an explosion in trucker romanticism, CB radio fetishism …
 
Each Shat The Movies host brought unique insights to shed light on 1997's "The Devil's Advocate." Dick gifted us with his knowledge of Gainesville, Fla. Gene examined the justice system. And Ash explained scripture and social pressure. And then the conversation quickly devolved into rants about Keanu Reeves' excessive kissing, body hair, Al Pacino'…
 
We've seen what happens when Stephen King's novels are turned into TV miniseries. We've seen what happens when they're directed by nobodies. Now "Christine" is gonna show the Shat Crew how John Carpenter gets down. Listener Matt the Shat (UK) commissioned this 1983 horror adaptation that had Big D and Gene drooling over car porn and Ash confessing …
 
All-star commissioner Bralen D. adds to Shat The Movies' Jim Carrey catalog with the 1998 film that spanned a half dozen genres and lent its name to a psychiatric disease: "The Truman Show." Reality TV expert Dick Ebert leads the Shat Crew through a tangle of topics, including: Jedi healing abilities, being watched 24/7, James and the Giant Cock, N…
 
With Gene on vacation, Big D and Ash tagged-in Shat favorite, guest host, Kevin Brackett from "Reel Spoilers" to help them tackle the 1999 classic "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut." This comedy, musical masterpiece led to many topics for our hosts to dissect. Ash argues that Terrance and Phillip give us the best movie song of all time. The tri…
 
Big D and Gene called up the rootinest, tootinest feller they know to help review 1992's "Unforgiven," and the King Bee delivered with sage cowboy wisdom about big-booty threesomes, the pony economy and frontier law. This Academy Award-winning masterpiece led to a stampede of topics including: What constitutes a movie room? Is there honor among kil…
 
Gene Lyons probably will never enjoy the flattery of a biopic retelling his life, but "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" comes pretty damn close to depicting his life as a eccentric polymath. This 1984 box-office flop was either way ahead of its time or way too much of a mess for any sane person to comprehend. In this edit…
 
Gene gets a crash-course in parenting in this week's group-commissioned Jim Carrey hit from 1997, "Liar Liar." Ash cautions against Disneyworld Dads and helicopter parents, while Big D makes the case that falsehoods make the world go 'round. This uber-informative episode of Shat The Movies also explores the world of lawyering, age-of-consent laws, …
 
Ash and Gene ditch the third wheel this week for a romantic stroll along the River Thames and up to "Notting Hill," where they sing along to '90s English ballads, discuss meeting celebrities, and rediscover the magic of Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. Shat The Movies commissioner Will commissioned this episode for his British wife, and we sincerely a…
 
Shat The Movies loves a good horror movie, and all three hosts were thrilled when listener Robert in Germany commissioned "Event Horizon." This 1997 space freak-out film combined sci-fi and infernal themes with performances from Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne, leaving the entire Shat Crew changed. In this episode, Big D points out filmmakers were…
 
After "Wayne's World" scored a near perfect 0.25 Wipe Score, the Shat Crew was drooling over the prospect of covering Mike Myers' follow-up flop with a knockout supporting cast: "So I Married An Axe Murderer." Ash loved it as a kid, and it inspired Gene to perform beat poetry. But Big D has always kept the movie at arm's length. In this episode, we…
 
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