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Drawing on a decade-plus friendship whose roots stretch back to their film-obsessed student days, Gali and Devlin cast an eye backwards to the movies that kickstarted their love of film. In their Throwback series, each w
Latest Episode9/16/2021

DEEP BLUE SEA (1999) - Episode 70

Season 4
Just what the hell did they do to those sharks? Gali and Matt are heading to the Bargain Bin this week into the DEEPEST BLUEST, their hats like shark fins, as they swim through Renny Harlin's $80 million B-movie DEEP BLUE SEA (1999).In a remote underwater facility, doctors Susan McCallister (Saffron Burrows) and Jim Whitlock (Stellan Skarsgaard) are conducting research on mako sharks to attempt to re-activate dormant human brain cells like those found in Alzheimer's disease patients. When the sharks' brains aren’t large enough to harvest enough of the protein compound, the doctors violate the Harvard Compact and utilise gene therapies to increase their brain mass. A larger brain means more protein. It also means smarter sharks. When one of them escapes the facility and attempts to attack a boat full of 90s douchebag teens, the project's financial backers send corporate executive Russell Franklin (Samuel L Jackson) to investigate. Dr Susan and a skeleton crew including shark wrangler and former smuggler Carter (Thomas Jane); Brooklyn’s finest engineering mind Tom (Michael Rappaport); and God-fearing, giant-crucifix-wearing side-story chef, Preacher (LL Cool J), will all find out the answer to life’s greatest riddle: exactly what an 8000-pound mako with a brain the size of a flat head V8 and no natural predators thinks about.Gali is joined by Matt as he puts his case forward for Renny Harlin as action cinema's forgotten man, and decide where this film sits among cinema's greatest creature features. Join them, an annoying talking bird, some dastardly sharks, and Janice Soprano in this thick slab of 90s schlock.Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or@galithegreek(Gali),@IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!)
9/16/2021

DEEP BLUE SEA (1999) - Episode 70

Season 4
Just what the hell did they do to those sharks? Gali and Matt are heading to the Bargain Bin this week into the DEEPEST BLUEST, their hats like shark fins, as they swim through Renny Harlin's $80 million B-movie DEEP BLUE SEA (1999).In a remote underwater facility, doctors Susan McCallister (Saffron Burrows) and Jim Whitlock (Stellan Skarsgaard) are conducting research on mako sharks to attempt to re-activate dormant human brain cells like those found in Alzheimer's disease patients. When the sharks' brains aren’t large enough to harvest enough of the protein compound, the doctors violate the Harvard Compact and utilise gene therapies to increase their brain mass. A larger brain means more protein. It also means smarter sharks. When one of them escapes the facility and attempts to attack a boat full of 90s douchebag teens, the project's financial backers send corporate executive Russell Franklin (Samuel L Jackson) to investigate. Dr Susan and a skeleton crew including shark wrangler and former smuggler Carter (Thomas Jane); Brooklyn’s finest engineering mind Tom (Michael Rappaport); and God-fearing, giant-crucifix-wearing side-story chef, Preacher (LL Cool J), will all find out the answer to life’s greatest riddle: exactly what an 8000-pound mako with a brain the size of a flat head V8 and no natural predators thinks about.Gali is joined by Matt as he puts his case forward for Renny Harlin as action cinema's forgotten man, and decide where this film sits among cinema's greatest creature features. Join them, an annoying talking bird, some dastardly sharks, and Janice Soprano in this thick slab of 90s schlock.Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or@galithegreek(Gali),@IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!)
9/2/2021

Young Guns II : Blaze of Glory (1990) - Episode 69

Season 4
I'll make ya famous! We're saddling up, skinning out, and cocking back the hammer on another in our Pulling Focus series, where one of our ragtag gang extols the virtues of a favourite they feel deserves a little more love. This time, Matt has brought us Rewind royalty, Geoff Murphy's so-called "MTV western" sequel from 1990, Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory.A prosthetic-clad Emilio Estevez returns as Billy the Kid, now an elderly gent by the name of "Brushy Bill" Roberts, in 1950s New Mexico. He reveals his true identity to an incredulous attorney and spins his tale, as we travel back to the turn of the 1880s and the aftermath of the Lincoln County War of the first film. Returning costars Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips, Billy's fellow regulators, have been scattered, as loyalties fracture and the law comes looking. The Kid and estranged gang member and “pal” Pat Garrett (William Peterson) soon find themselves on opposite sides of the badge, giving us a new spin on their fabled confrontation.Matt is joined by Gali as he makes his case for this slick follow-up to be given a reappraisal. Expect power ballads, snappy dialogue, fluffy hair, and six-guns aplenty as we root and toot back to the turn of the nineties in a blaze of glory.If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@IsTheDevlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comAnd finally check out our website for accompanying essays and blogs to all our episodes including our fantastic artwork https://rewindmoviecast.com/Thank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!
8/12/2021

Alien Resurrection (1997) - Episode 68

Season 3
I’M THE MONSTER’S MOTHER. Welcome back to LV-RMP, our journey through the on-screen history of one of the greatest cinematic monsters ever conceived: the xenomorph. We’ve reached the conclusion of the original ‘Quadrilogy’ with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s gooey 1997 installment Alien Resurrection.200 years after Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) took her sacrificial dive into the smelter on Fury 161, scientists from United Systems Military have used blood recovered from the scene to create a clone of Ripley, replete with the alien queen that was gestating within her. Harvesting the creature to once again go about trying to utilise the creatures for military and medical purposes, their new Ripley No. 8 starts to show signs that perhaps the line between human and monster may not be so clear. When a ragtag band of space scoundrels (including a wide-eyed Winona Ryder as a tagalong with a secret) arrives with suspiciously human cargo, the inevitable breaking loose of all hell forges fragile alliances in the scramble for survival. The creatures have not only returned, but evolved…Working from a script from then-wunderkind Buffy creator Joss Whedon, Jeunet was hot off two highly regarded, visually stunning arthouse hits co-directed with Marc Caro. A breakneck change of pace from the austere misery of Alien3, he brought a slick, sly and slimy approach to the series, but contemporary critics were not enthused. In retrospect, was there any reason to resurrect? Join Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt as they scream into the void one more time.If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@quilllicker(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!
7/22/2021

Donnie Darko (2001) - Episode 67

Season 3
WAKE UP. We’re diving into the gelatinous wormholes of Richard Kelly’s auspicious, doom-laden, twisty, teen angsty sci-fi debut feature Donnie Darko, 20 years after its infamously inauspicious cinema release.In a breakout, star-making performance, Jake Gyllenhaal is Donnie, a troubled teen in an upscale suburban neighbourhood with a penchant for sleepwalking. His latest bout brings him face-to-face with Frank, a disturbing bunny-suited harbinger of the end of the world, which is coming in just 28 days. Returning home to find he has narrowly escaped a falling jet engine, Donnie follows Frank’s guidance to carry increasingly destructive and mysterious tasks. Doing so, he catches the attention of new schoolmate Gretchen (Jena Malone), seeks advice from the only two relatable teachers at his high school (Noah Wyle and Drew Barrymore), and butts heads with his duplicitously moral community represented by evangelical teacher Kitty Farmer (Beth Grant) and local minor self-help celebrity Jim Cunningham (Patrick Swayze).We discuss the era of talented young filmmakers that afforded a barely-25-year-old writer-director the opportunity to bring such an ambitious project to fruition, the zeitgeist of late 90s/early 00s’ dark side of suburbia tales, Kelly’s use of science fiction tropes, the film’s portrayal of troubled youth and, of course, that soundtrack. Join Gali, Devli, Patrick & Matt as they wake up drooling on a golf course covered in marker pen wondering what just happened.If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@IsTheDevlin)(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @scariousartists (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!
7/6/2021

Fatal Attraction (1987) - Episode 66

Season 3
Are you...discreet? We continue our past-our-bedtime trip through some very formative experiences as we dive back into the unmarked, back-of-the-closet video collection of our RErotica series for Adrian Lyne’s seminal 80s infidelity cautionary tale Fatal Attraction.Successful lawyer, husband, and father of one Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) finds himself home alone for the weekend, and, caught in a chance rain shower with the intriguing and confident publishing house editor Alex Forrest (Glenn Close), invites her to shelter with drinks at a nearby restaurant. One thing leads to another and an illicit liaison ensues, but Dan’s impulsive act of adultery quickly turns around to bite him as Alex displays some increasingly disturbing behaviour including self-harm and stalking. Moving out of the city with wife Beth (Anne Archer), Dan hopes to escape Alex’s attentions, but the situation only escalates towards an iconic and disturbing conclusion.A multiple Academy Award nominee (including lead and supporting acting nods respectively for Close and Archer but, interestingly, none for Douglas), the film’s British director Lyne established himself as a pioneer of the erotic thriller genre, setting the template for scores of imitators and mainstreaming the term ‘bunny boiler’. But, to contemporary viewers, has it survived the passage of time and the evolution of social attitudes to mental health and gender politics? Is its modern-day reputation a fair representation of the work, or is there more to it than just a brutal moral fable? Join film-picker Gali, Matt, Patrick and Devlin as they take a trip back to the dark underbelly of the go-go 1980s.If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@IsTheDevlin)(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @scariousartists (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!
6/22/2021

The Boondock Saints (1999) - Episode 65

Season 3
In nomine Patris, et Fillii, et Spiritus Sancti, we’re shippin’ up to Boston for Troy Duffy’s violent, religious vengeance-fuelled indie action thriller The Boondock Saints.Joined by our tremendous first-time guest David Biggins, who discovered the film in his later teen years, our panel tackle a film whose creation is almost as famous as the work itself, as the critically acclaimed 2003 documentary Overnight chronicles. A beneficiary of the indie film goldrush of the 1990s, first-time screenwriter Duffy wangled a dream gig as writer, director, and soundtrack artist for his movie with a bumper payday. But, his infamous benefactor Harvey Weinstein cooled on this latest protege due to...personality issues, leaving Duffy to pursue his film at a vastly reduced budget that nonetheless garnered an eventual fervent following on home media.With two of our panel encountering the film for the first time, but having history with the notorious documentary, and two with nostalgic memories of a genuine cult item, we discuss exploding cats, mad Willem Dafoe, badass Billy Connoly, Celtsploitation, hasty recastings, dodgy ethics, the post-Tarantino movie production landscape, and much more. Join Patrick, Matt, Devlin and David as they strap on an absurd amount of guns and scrawl on some biro hand tattoos to unleash their righteous fury.If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@quilllicker(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick), @mdridley (Matt) and @BigginsWrites (David), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!
6/9/2021

Alien 3 (1992) - Episode 64

Season 3
RUMOUR CONTROL. We’ve crash landed on Fury 161 for the latest installment in our xenomorphic review series LV-RMP, as we reach David Fincher’s divisive and dour 1992 threequel ALIEN3.Controversially stripping Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) of her potential happily ever when both Hicks and Newt are killed when her shuttle plummets out of the sky, our beleaguered heroine finds herself stranded on a godforsaken foundry-turned-prison with a rogues’ gallery of double-Y chromo villains, who have found a very apocalyptic version of Christianity at the back end of the universe. Unfortunately, aside from a terminally tattered Bishop (Lance Henriksen), there is, in fact, another survivor of the accident - a familiar, vicious creature set to wreak havoc on the unarmed and disbelieving inmates. Forming a tentative bond with the mysterious medical officer Clemens (Charles Dance), a grudging mutual respect with the evangelical Dillon (Charles S. Dutton), and butting heads with the officious and ineffectual warden Andrews (Brian Glover), Ripley finds herself once again the only person who can stand between the xenomorph and the shadowy Weyland-Yutani Corporation who wish to get their hands on this perfect organism.Beset by production woes, maligned upon release, and subject to studio interference at every stage, we revisit a film that boasts plenty of positives, not least an intriguing cast of quality British character actors, and the emerging but already identifiable hand of a director who would go on to become one of Hollywood’s most distinctive and exacting. Is this a worthy successor to the landmark films it follows, a deservedly disregarded disaster, or something in between?If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@quilllicker(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!