Released in 1986, Jim Henson's final film Labyrinth was a bit of a flop both financially and critically. In the years since it's release, however, it's become something of a cult classic and has an incredibly devoted following. In honor of David Bowie, who passed away one year ago this past Tuesday, Shawn Eastridge has decided to finally sit down and watch it for the first time, and he has recruited Labyrinth-devotee Lindsey Kendrick to guide him through this creative, fantastical world. Did the film live up to Shawn's expectations? Tune in to find out!
The Blues Brothers is one of the greatest comedies of all time. Few films have successfully meshed so many different genres and emerged victorious. It's a comedy, a musical and an action movie; for years it even held the record for most crashed cars in a single film. It's excessive in the best way possible and features one of Carrie Fisher's most memorable performances in a film. In honor of her memory, join Shawn and his wife Sarah as they sit down for Sarah's first ever viewing of The Blues Brothers.
On March 6, 1987, the 'buddy cop' genre was refined to near-perfect with the Shane Black-penned, Richard Donner-helmed film Lethal Weapon. Starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover doing some of the best work of their careers, Lethal Weapon was a hit with critics and audiences and went on to spawn three, count 'em, THREE sequels. But while its action and humor is great, Lethal Weapon really works because of the relationship between its two main characters: Riggs and Murtaugh.
Join us on Missing Frames as Alex watches this action classic for the first time, and the Missing Frames crew determines once and for all whether or not it qualifies as a Christmas movie. We promise you are not too old for this...
Catching Up on National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
It's that time...the holiday season has arrived! So why not check out some Christmas movies our hosts have never seen? Released on December 1, 1989, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was the third and final film written by the late, great John Hughes. While it received mixed reviews upon its release, its reputation has only grown through the years and it now rests comfortably in the annals of mandatory holiday viewing...for some more than others.
Join Shawn, Brandon and Lindsey as they discuss this Christmas classic and why it's remained a staple of the season for nearly three decades.
Catching up on Rushmore
In 1998, Wes Anderson followed up his modest debut film Bottle Rocket with a work of absolute genius: Rushmore. With Rushmore, Anderson demonstrated the unique visual stylings, song choices and storytelling sensibilities that would become regular staples in his work and introduced the world to the wonderful Jason Schwartzman. It also marked the beginning of a long, fruitful collaboration between Anderson and Bill Murray.
While Shawn and Richie are big fans of Rushmore, Alex has never had the pleasure of seeing it. So what was it like for him to watch Rushmore for the first time? Tune in to find out.