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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 Episode1/27/2022

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) - Episode 78

Season 4
RASPBERRIES! Rewind’s resident song-and-dance man Patrick continues his quest to get the gang to appreciate his love of musical cinema with George Roy Hill’s 1967 Roaring Twenties-set comedy extravaganza Thoroughly Modern Millie.Fresh off a run of world-conquering hits including Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews plays the titular Millie, a young woman in the big city looking to stake her place in this newly liberated era by going out and finding herself a job - although, only so she can marry her boss and take up a life of wifely duties. Into her single women’s hotel breezes aspiring actress Miss Dorothy (Mary Tyler Moore),whom Millie takes under her wing. Also appearing suddenly is the nerdy but spirited Jimmy (James Fox), whom Millie begins an on–off flirtation with while she tries to find her wealthy Mr Right. But when young women start going missing from the hotel, a farcical whodunnit interrupts the gaudy Jazz Age proceedings.Will Patrick’s 2nd attempt to introduce some showtune pep into the podcast finally break through to the whimsy-averse remaining hosts Gali, Devlin and Matt? Or will Millie’s end-of-an-era spectacle have them longing for the advent of the rapidly oncoming New Hollywood revolution that consigned this type of cinema to the scrapheap for a couple of decades? Toss your curls and cares away, throw on your beads and fling those jazz hands as we find out!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!)
1/27/2022

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) - Episode 78

Season 4
RASPBERRIES! Rewind’s resident song-and-dance man Patrick continues his quest to get the gang to appreciate his love of musical cinema with George Roy Hill’s 1967 Roaring Twenties-set comedy extravaganza Thoroughly Modern Millie.Fresh off a run of world-conquering hits including Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews plays the titular Millie, a young woman in the big city looking to stake her place in this newly liberated era by going out and finding herself a job - although, only so she can marry her boss and take up a life of wifely duties. Into her single women’s hotel breezes aspiring actress Miss Dorothy (Mary Tyler Moore),whom Millie takes under her wing. Also appearing suddenly is the nerdy but spirited Jimmy (James Fox), whom Millie begins an on–off flirtation with while she tries to find her wealthy Mr Right. But when young women start going missing from the hotel, a farcical whodunnit interrupts the gaudy Jazz Age proceedings.Will Patrick’s 2nd attempt to introduce some showtune pep into the podcast finally break through to the whimsy-averse remaining hosts Gali, Devlin and Matt? Or will Millie’s end-of-an-era spectacle have them longing for the advent of the rapidly oncoming New Hollywood revolution that consigned this type of cinema to the scrapheap for a couple of decades? Toss your curls and cares away, throw on your beads and fling those jazz hands as we find out!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!)
1/14/2022

PREDATOR (1987) - Episode 77

Season 4
STICK AROUND. We’re dropping into the dense jungles of Val Verde to tangle with the greatest hunter in the galaxy in John McTiernan’s 1987 action sci-fi classic PREDATOR.When Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his rescue team of cartoonishly manly super soldiers are called in to action by former grunt-turned-CIA operative Dillon (Carl Weathers), what should have been a simple hostage smash-and-grab is complicated not only by the shifty motivations of Dillon, but by the inexplicable nature of the violent fate that has befallen the team that preceded them. As tracker Billy succinctly puts it, "There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't no man. We're all gonna die."Critically disregarded as a derivative, slapdash actioner upon release, the film nonetheless grew to become a key cornerstone of the 80s action boom, inspiring countless ripoffs and a mini empire of sequels, sidequels, and extended universe paraphernalia. With one of the most quotable scripts of Arnie’s career from debuting fraternal duo Jim & John Thomas, and a young, hungry McTiernan calling the shots, join Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt as they try desperately to maintain some semblance of objectivity while revisiting this iconic monster mashup. And please head over to rewindmoviecast.com for an essay by Matt where he elucidates his formative fixation with the Austrian Oak, and to Teemill for a poster of this episode’s artwork!PREDATOR The Musical by legolambs : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlicWUDf5MM 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!)
12/15/2021

DIE HARD (1988) - Episode 76

Season 4
Welcome To The Party, Pal! We’re crashing into December with 1988’s mega-influential multistorey multiplex mainstay DIE HARD.You all know the story by now - wiseass New York street cop John McClane (Bruce Willis), in an effort to save his flailing marriage, pops up at the L.A. office party of his high-flying executive wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) at the magnificent, unfinished Nakatomi Plaza, just in time for a gaggle of Euro thieves to turn this classy soiree in to a deadly hostage situation. Cue a seminal cat-and-mouse tale as the wily McClane scampers across the floors, elevator shafts and air vents of the building, taking out the villainous, charismatic Hans Gruber’s (Alan Rickman, in his movie debut) henchmen in an effort to thwart both his schemes, and the bumbling ‘rescue’ efforts of the authorities surrounding the building.Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt try to maintain some semblance of objectivity as they discuss their history with this seasonal perennial, and try to diagnose how it alchemised to be such a strong template for a huge number of subsequent action movies to follow. And head over to rewindmoviecast.com for a phenomenal essay by Matt about the maestro of mayhem himself, director John McTeirnan.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!)
12/1/2021

Event Horizon (1997) - Episode 75

Season 4
Where we’re going, we won’t need eyes to see! It’s off to the ionosphere surrounding Neptune for us, as we board the Lewis and Clark to salvage the wreckage of Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1997 Gothic space nightmare Event Horizon.After a mysterious 7-year disappearance, the titular imposing, experimental, wormhole-navigating interstellar craft has reappeared, sending the ship’s creator Dr. Weir (a reliably livewire Sam Neill) off on the recovery mission alongside stoic shuttle Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburn) and an assorted Anglo-American crew including such lauded thesps as Jason Isaacs and Sean Pertwee. The ship’s mysterious gravity drive seems to hold the key to the gruesome mystery as to what happened to its original crew - and to the horrifying visions stalking the new one.A critical and commercial misfire on release, but a sleeper hit on video, the film (and especially its infamous ‘visions of hell’ rapid-fire montages) struck a chord with many a budding gorehound, and retains a sizeable cult following to this day. Did Gali, Devlin and Matt follow Dr. Weir through the gateway, or did they want to join Miller in vapourising it from a safe distance?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!)
11/12/2021

Empire Records (1995) - Episode 74

Season 4
Damn the Man! Save the Empire! It’s our own unofficial Rex Manning Day as we Rewind to the alt-rocking mid-nineties to visit the beautiful little tattooed gum-chewing freaks that man the registers of Empire Records.Turtleneck-clad, koan-garbling night manager Lucas hatches a doomed plan to save his beloved independent record store from a corporate takeover by betting the day’s takings on a craps table. Failing, despite being guided by a force much stronger than luck, he’ll have to face the wrath of manager and surrogate cool uncle figure Joe, who is left to try to cover up Lucas’ mess and dodge store owner Mitch’s questions, while the rest of his staff (artsy AJ, preppy Corey, sassy Gina, sullen Deb, burnout Mark, muso Eddie and punk guitarist Berko) prepare for the arrival of a washed-up 80s pop star. Over the course of one crazy day, they’ll grapple with soapy conflicts and angsty tribulations. But can they come together in time to save their spiritual home?Film-picker (and one-time record shop employee) Devlin picks a beloved teen favourite, while first time viewers Gali, Matt and Patrick come in fresh to see whether the film’s charms hold up to new viewers 25 years after its release, or if those Gen-X cinema goers who stayed away in their droves were correct in their cynicism.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!)
10/28/2021

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) - Episode 73

Season 4
“Oh, we've got a psychotic serial killer in the family who loves to butcher people on Halloween, and I just thought it in bad taste to celebrate.” We follow up John Carpenter’s trailblazing original with a look at the first sizable-budgeted stab at resurrecting the Halloween franchise - before David Gordon Green, there was Steve Miner’s 1998 rebootquel Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.From a treatment by era-defining teenternatinment maestro and Dimension Films golden boy Kevin Williamson, we wipe away a decade of Thorn-related, increasingly mad low budget sequels with a direct follow-up to 1981’s Halloween II. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, now Keri Tate, in hiding as headmistress of a leafy, secluded California private school attended by her 17 year old son John (breakout star Josh Hartnett). John and his friends (including Dawson’s Creek alum Michelle Williams as John’s girlfriend) bail out of a camping trip to hide away for a spot of ill-advised teen shenanigans on campus, on the very night that Michael Myers comes looking for his sister to finish what he started two decades before.A financial success on release - the highest grossing since the original - and credited with reviving the fortunes of a film series that had fared worse than its main slasher competition over the preceding years, the gang takes another look at a film which benefited from the remarkable box office one of its direct antecedents in Scream, and ask whether that film’s self-referential, smart-alec influence was a boon for Michael, or if the mask had permanently slipped.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!)
10/14/2021

Halloween (1978) - Episode 72

Season 4
“Sheriff, death has come to your little town.” We’re celebrating spooky season with the season-defining, sub-genre spawning 1978 slasher classic Halloween, directed by the legendary John Carpenter.When 6-year-old Michael Myers slayed his older sister in a violent, unprovoked attack, he was confined to an asylum under the ‘care’ of Dr. Samuel Loomis (Donald Pleasance) - who believes the boy to be a creature of pure evil. Dr. Loomis’ worst fear is realised when, some decade and a half later, Michael escapes and returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois - donning stolen overalls and a ghostly-pale, amorphously-featured mask to become The Shape. He fixates on bookish, lanky teen babysitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), culminating in a terrifying Halloween night for her and her friends.Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt are back together at last to discuss this landmark film, as well as producer Debra Hill & Carpenter’s somewhat reluctant immediate sequel Halloween II, to see whether their own feelings about the film have changed over the years, how its contemporaries and imitators followed or amended its formula, and whether the core creative team were able to capture lightning in a bottle twice.We’ll be back with Part II later this month to dig into the twisty, messy timeline of the 1980s/1990s sequels, culminating in a deep dive into Steve Miner’s teen-friendly update Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.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!)