Sat, 25 October 2014
Let’s go back in time, to the same summer as Back To The Future. Let’s even look at the actor from that film – Michael J. Fox – and think about him playing a high school teenager going through, well…changes. :)
In this week’s episode of Talkin’ Bout My Generation, Mike and I jump back in time to remember a paranormal comedy of the 80’s, which was better than the sequel, better than the cartoon it spawned, and, I’m sorry to all you millennial who think that things like Vampire Diaries are cool, but even better than the MTV TV show. (I mean, come on, MTV is “Music Television”! When was the last time they showed music videos on it?!?)
Yes, folks, this week we delve into Teen Wolf!
Mon, 20 October 2014
This week on Talkin’ Bout My Generation, we are rounding out our doubleheader triple play of movies to honor the World Series of baseball. For the 2014 season, Kansas City Royals will be taking on the San Francisco Giants (Doug: Go Royals! Mike: Go Giants!), and we will be taking on the films Summer Catch and Fever Pitch.
In Summer Catch, Freddie Prinze Jr. is trying to come into his own as a pitcher in the bush leagues of New England, while having a “Two Different Worlds” relationship with Jessica Biel. (Jessica Biel in a bikini? MMFFF. WELL worth the watch just for that alone!)
On the other side of the doubleheader, we travel to Boston and watch Jimmy Fallon show us that fan is really just a shortened version of “fanatic” as he gets worked up on a battle of two loves – the Boston Red Sox, and Drew Barrymore. Me personally? I’d choose the Red Sox over Drew, because her taste in men isn’t the best. (Tom Green is your ex-husband?!? REALLY? It ranks right up there with the Russell Brandt/Katy Perry match made in hell).
So come join us as we discuss the final out in our baseball doubleheaders, Summer Catch and Fever Pitch.
Sun, 12 October 2014
In the middle of the infield, we come to our next baseball doubleheader, this time with a 1993 and a 2002 film. For the first part, Mike and I discuss the 1993 film, The Sandlot, with a group of kids who just play baseball in their free time in the summer of 1962. It’s kids who become friends, that realize that baseball is just FUN. It’s coming of age, buddy film style involving a group of kids, a mutant dog, the Great Bambino, and of course, Wendy Peffercorn.
In the second half of the doubleheader, we jump forward to 2002, where we talk about the movie The Rookie. Based on a true story, of a high school science teacher played by Dennis Quaid, who goes on to realize a lifelong dream of pitching in the major leagues. Another great film, albeit slightly confusing with the multiple story lines going on, but still, a must see baseball film.
So join Mike and I as we discuss two great baseball films on this week’s episode of Talkin’ Bout My Generation!
Sun, 5 October 2014
This week, in honor of baseball season winding down into the playoffs, Mike and I have opted to do some doubleheaders.
First, we’re rushing the mound with a 1993 classic starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and more, in a Penny Marshall directed film, A League of Their Own.
Next, we'll wrap up our doubleheader with a film starring Kevin Costner and Darth Vader – Ok, not really Darth Vader, but the voice of him, James Earl Jones.
A farmer whose father was a baseball player and passed his love of the game down to his son, and having a supernatural tie to the corn fields of Iowa, in the movie Field of Dreams.