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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 Episode9/22/2022

JAWS 2 (1978) - Episode 93

Season 5
I mean, it's obvious that a big fish took a bite out of... this big fish. We’re back on Amity Island as another carcharodon carcharias comes to feast on the summer revellers in the first sequel to the unstoppable original blockbuster, JAWS 2. Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), wife Elaine (Lorraine Gary) and family are still in Amity, and Martin’s now-teenage eldest son Mike (Mark Gruner) is a keen hobbyist sailor, regularly taking off in his sailboat with his ragtag group of friends, much to the chagrin of his still-cautious father. While a large hotel opening coincides with a push by Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), who is somehow still in charge, and the town council that includes Elaine’s developer boss, to try to reinvigorate the town with fresh investment, familiar, ominous accidents start to befall the locals. Brody immediately suspects foul, fin-based play, but again he is disbelieved - his warnings threatening the financial interests of the town and setting him at odds with a public who lauded him as a hero just a couple of years previous. Matters come to a head when the town’s sailing teens, including both of his own kids, find themselves adrift at sea and at the mercy of the marine monster. Emerging from a difficult development as the movie’s original producers struggled to capitalise quickly on the unprecedented success of Spielberg’s 1975 smash, the task eventually fell to French director Jeannot Szwarc to wrangle a reluctant Roy Scheider back into uniform and wrestle a script which had passed through numerous hands into a manageable, thrilling tale of terror. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the podcast app… join Gali, Devlin and Matt as they talk irresistible corduroy-clad cousins, sequel rules, chubby Art Garfunkels and the perils of improper petrol storage and reassess the legacy of this 70s sequel staple. Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!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!)
9/22/2022

JAWS 2 (1978) - Episode 93

Season 5
I mean, it's obvious that a big fish took a bite out of... this big fish. We’re back on Amity Island as another carcharodon carcharias comes to feast on the summer revellers in the first sequel to the unstoppable original blockbuster, JAWS 2. Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), wife Elaine (Lorraine Gary) and family are still in Amity, and Martin’s now-teenage eldest son Mike (Mark Gruner) is a keen hobbyist sailor, regularly taking off in his sailboat with his ragtag group of friends, much to the chagrin of his still-cautious father. While a large hotel opening coincides with a push by Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), who is somehow still in charge, and the town council that includes Elaine’s developer boss, to try to reinvigorate the town with fresh investment, familiar, ominous accidents start to befall the locals. Brody immediately suspects foul, fin-based play, but again he is disbelieved - his warnings threatening the financial interests of the town and setting him at odds with a public who lauded him as a hero just a couple of years previous. Matters come to a head when the town’s sailing teens, including both of his own kids, find themselves adrift at sea and at the mercy of the marine monster. Emerging from a difficult development as the movie’s original producers struggled to capitalise quickly on the unprecedented success of Spielberg’s 1975 smash, the task eventually fell to French director Jeannot Szwarc to wrangle a reluctant Roy Scheider back into uniform and wrestle a script which had passed through numerous hands into a manageable, thrilling tale of terror. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the podcast app… join Gali, Devlin and Matt as they talk irresistible corduroy-clad cousins, sequel rules, chubby Art Garfunkels and the perils of improper petrol storage and reassess the legacy of this 70s sequel staple. Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!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!)
9/8/2022

The Bodyguard (1992) - Episode 92

Season 5
And you're ready to die for me? Rewind icon Kevin Costner is back, minus the iconic mullet, in Mick Jackson’s 1992 perils-of-superstardom thriller The Bodyguard.Rachel Marron (a debuting Whitney Houston) is an lauded actress and megastar singer living with her young son in a sprawling, entourage-filled mansion. When a stalker’s repeated threats materialise in an explosive near-miss after a bomb is planted in her dressing room, her manager hires Frank Farmer (Costner), a former presidential bodyguard, to reluctantly lead her security team. While Frank’s heavy-handed tactics create tension with his flighty and feisty new ward, the two grow closer as the danger intensifies - leading to an iconically intense culmination at the Academy Awards.Originating as an early script by an emerging Lawrence Kasdan that took a circuitous decade and a half to reach the screen, the eventual film exploded into cinemas in a veritable supernova of hype - a collision between the preeminent musical diva of the moment and a megastar actor fresh off some of the biggest hits of the new decade. Turbocharged by Whitney’s powerhouse, Dolly Parton-covering tie-in single spending 10 weeks atop the UK charts, the critical reception was far less kind than the box office receipts. DId the glitz and glamour hold up for Gali, Patrick and Matt, or were they left lamenting a sequin-studded flop?Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!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!)
8/25/2022

Alien Vs. Predator (2004) - Episode 91

Season 5
The enemy of my enemy... is my friend. Rewind’s LV-RMP series continues on with the long-awaited 2004 monster mashup AvP: Alien vs. Predator from director Paul W.S. Anderson.Billionaire industrialist Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) assembles a team of experts for a most mysterious mission - a voyage deep beneath an abandoned Antarctic whaling station to explore a vast pyramid which shows aspects of multiple ancient civilisations all combined with each other. Guided by Lex (Sanaa Lathan) and the insights of archaeologist Sebastian (Raoul Bova), they start to decipher the mysteries of the place, but they have already attracted the attention of its owners - the intergalactic hunters of the yautja - and started the process of releasing the deadly inhabitants, kept captive there - the vicious xenomorphs. The small team must try to survive both, deep beneath the ice…Emerging from a tortured development that originated with a comic book, and was first teased on film in the closing stages of Predator 2 when a xenomorph skull is seen in the Predators’ ship, the eventual film was a solid commercial success for franchise owners Fox, despite contemporary reviews that unfavourably compared it to its forebears. But how will it stack up for the gang now that we’ve made our way through the two film series? Was it a red laser-targetted headshot, or a gooey chest full of mess? Would it make it into Moses’ DVD collection, or should it be melted with acid blood? Join Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt as they pick their sides.Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!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!)
8/11/2022

TRUE LIES (1994) - Episode 90

Season 5
Harry? You do not have time to tango, buddy. You copy? We’re joined by a very special guest - actor/producer/Propaganda Minister of the Sovereign Nation of Val Verde Duncan Casey - for a look at James Cameron’s megabucks 1994 espionage smash hit True Lies.Dissatisfied housewife Helen Tasker (Jamie Lee Curtis) can’t understand why her boring computer salesman husband Harry (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is so wrapped up in his work that he neglects her and their moody teen daughter Dana (Eliza Dushku) to the extent that she even considers an affair with a skeevy used car salesman masquerading as a secret agent (Bill Paxton). What she doesn’t know, is that Harry is indeed a REAL secret agent - and when he discovers Helen’s flirtations, he sidetracks himself from an international terrorism investigation to embroil her in a plot to spice up their stale marriage. Typically Cameronian carnage ensues as fighter jets, nuclear detonations, motorcycle vs. horse hotel lobby chases and much more are deployed by cinema’s premier spectacle maker.Fresh off the hugely successful Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the writer/director had the industry at his feet - and chose to adapt a little-known French spy comedy for his next project. While a huge hit upon release, the film has sunk from view somewhat in the years since, considering its pedigree and one-time prominence. Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Duncan look back at their recollections of the film upon release, and discuss how it now stacks up against the genre as a whole - in terms of its then-cutting edge action, and in its representations of marriage, gender politics, and race. Did the film sit up and make us beg for buttermilk, or has it left us shivering by the side of the road soaked in our own pee? Be sure to track down more of Duncan at the fantastic YouTube movie review channel Val Verde Broadcasting! & check out the short film website https://www.typetillyoubleed.com .For all of Duncan's other projects then head to his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4317541/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), 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!)
7/27/2022

TWISTER (1996) - Episode 89

Season 5
I gotta go Julia; we got cows. We’re riding with The Extreme in Jan de Bont’s whirlwind 1996 divorce drama disaster blockbuster TWISTER. Estranged married storm-chasers Dr. Jo (Helen Hunt) and Bill Harding (Bill Paxton) are thrust back into action when a series of powerful tornadoes rips through Bill's plans to finalise their breakup so he can wed his new fiancée, and tosses them back out on the road with their ragtag bunch of cloud nerds including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Todd Field, and Rewind favourite Alan Ruck. Seeking to map the interior structure of a tornado in better detail than ever before, they are hampered by corporate kiss-butt Cary Elwes and his crew of megabucks-backed sellout scientists, who have swiped the tech that Bill and Jo developed and intend to gazump their triumph.A blowout entry in the 90s disaster canon, de Bont blends destructive practical sets with nascent digital trickery to capitalise on his Speed success, crafting one of the biggest films of an era not known for frugality. But did it sweep us off our feet, or just plain suck? Were we talkin’ imminent rueage, or did a manly handshake ensue? Grab a huge-ass plate of steak and eggs and hunker down in your rickety basement as we fire up some Deep Purple and drive headlong into the wind.Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!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!)
7/7/2022

ROBOCOP (1987) - Episode 88

Season 5
YOUR MOVE, CREEP. We plant our heavy, metallic feet on the blood-soaked tarmac of Old Detroit for a look back at the seminal, gruesome sci-fi action classic ROBOCOP.A fresh transfer to the Metro West Precinct of the crime-riddled one-time manufacturing mecca, Officer Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) falls prey to a vicious gang of criminals led by the sarcastic, ruthless Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith), who riddles Murphy with bullets and leaves him functionally dead. His body becomes the property of Omni Consumer Products, a monopolistic megacorporation that owns and operates the Police, and is revived on the orders of a sleazy executive (Miguel Ferrer) as a gleaming, fully-programmed cyborg super cop, whose task is to clean up the streets ahead of the imminent construction of OCP’s gleaming new Delta City development. Murphy’s former partner Lewis (Nancy Allen) has to come to the rescue when corporate machinations and organised crime align, and the resurrected Murphy becomes a target of violence from all sides.With hearty thanks to our listener Jamie Russell for suggesting this episode, we discuss the story’s origins, starting with first-time writer and ascendant young executive Ed Neumeier’s collaboration with radical collaborator Michael Miner; the crucial contribution of Euro cinema madman Paul Verhoeven; and the legacy of the film’s mixture acidic social satire and squib-laden, visceral bloodletting. Join Gali, Devlin and Matt on patrol – you have ten seconds to comply.Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!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!)
7/3/2022

JAWS: We Drink to Our Legs Audio Commentary

Season 4
Wanna get drunk and fool around? If the answer is, “Oh yeah,” then you came to the right place. It’s the Jaws… duh-duh… duh-duh… duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh drinking gaaaame! The Rewinders (minus Gali in dry dock) bravely boarded the Orca for a sozzled 4th of July special episode—from which only two thirds of the tipsy trio returned to shore intact—in our first (and potentially last) ever drinkalong, sync ‘n’ drink, audio commentary podcast—Jaws: We Drink to Our Legs. To join us on our ill-fated journey, cue up your personal copy of Jaws, sail over to rewindmoviecast.com for the drinking game rules (featuring a selection of 5 levels), and hit play!You will also find an introductory essay, our companion Jaws RMP episode, various specially curated playlists, and Jaws-themed merch—including Devlin’s beautiful Chief Brody poster print, and Matt’s daft Quint sticker and Tipple-Tote™!Happy July 4th to you fair Spanish ladies! Scull it outta here, and please drink (to your legs) responsibly.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!)