Tag Archives: 90s movies

Blank Check (EP 57)

After another small break, Drew and Badway are back to break down Disney’s 1994 classic, Blank Check. From batting cage to inflatable boxing ring, the guys tally and critique all of Preston Waters’ purchases as he carelessly blows through $1,000,000 in less than a week. Other topics include the inner workings of the Waters brothers business (Hand and Foot), a return of the villain scale, whether adults should question an 11-year old spending time with a mysterious older businessman named Mr. Macintosh without having met him, and Shay Stanley’s dedication to going undercover. Finally, the guys uncover a 20+ year old movie bombshell, simply known as “Plan 442.”

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Point Break (EP 56)

This week the guys bring you a detailed breakdown of all things Point Break. Adrenaline junkies Drew and Badway are talking Gary Busey’s awful surveillance tactics, Johnny Utah’s flimsy undercover back story, and Bodhi’s outlook on life. Other topics include: ID’ing a perp via butthole, surfer etiquette and their attitudes towards outsiders, an “is surfing a sport?” debate, and a semi-hot take on the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Finally, the guys answer some burning questions from the depths of the IMDB message boards.

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Sidekicks (EP 55)

The Last Row Podcast daydreams through this week’s episode featuring the 90s childhood classic, Sidekicks! Drew and Badway, along with Chuck Norris (appearing in spirit only) discuss what Sidekicks meant to them as kids, and how it holds up today. Topics include: the unhinged and greasy Joe Piscopo, Randy Cellini a.k.a. the world’s weakest bully, Barry’s alcoholic trainer, the cheapness of Chuck Norris entering the competition, and theorizing about Chuck’s participation as just another Barry daydream.

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Hard to Kill (EP 53)

For The Last Row Podcast’s first episode of 2017, Drew and Badway turn to an old friend in Steven Seagal, who IS, in fact, Hard to Kill! We’re talking bad stakeout habits, speedy coma recoveries, penis monitors, Seagal’s love-making techniques, and goons in bolo ties. This episode is great, and you can take that to the bank!

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The Santa Clause (EP 52)

Just like a single deadbeat dad scrambling to get his kid presents on Christmas Eve, The Last Row Podcast brings you a special bonus holiday episode featuring Disney’s 1994 classic: The Santa Clause. Drew and Badway, possibly loose on too much egg nog, go off the rails early and often in this one, talking single father movie tropes, Santa faking his own death, whiny children of divorce, the “adult” benefits of becoming Santa, and the act of forcing coats on grown men. Also, the guys inadvertently invent a dark R-rated action crime drama that probably surpasses the original film. Merry Christmas!

Be sure to check out last week’s Christmas Extravaganza EP!

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D3: The Mighty Ducks (EP 50)

After a short hiatus, The Last Row Podcast returns for their 50th episode, completing the Mighty Ducks Trilogy that started way back in Episode 1, with a look at D3: The Mighty Ducks. Bombay is out as coach, Hans is DEAD, Coach Orion rules, and Charlie is whiny and annoying. Drew and Badway discuss it all, including which Ducks didn’t deserve athletic scholarships, the team’s inability to drop the “Ducks” moniker, the incredible coaching job put forth by Coach Orion, and a SHOCKING revelation about the dark past of a drunken Gordon Bombay.

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Demolition Man (EP 49)

This week on The Last Row Podcast, we take a peek into the window of our future by watching the 1993 classic, Demolition Man. Is freezing the world’s criminals for safe-keeping a good idea for a wussified society? No cursing? No sexual contact? All Taco Bell everything??? Drew and Badway are skeptical. Other topics include: Leaders dressed as Popes, Denis Leary bullying people into buying Ford trucks, timecist behavior towards thawed men, and a possible solution to the Three Seashells riddle. Be well!

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[On Demand] Movie Nostalgia & The Return of Plot Fiction (EP 48)

This week The Last Row Podcast takes a journey into the movie vaults of a young Drew and Badway. The guys share their favorite movie memories from their childhoods with top 5 lists of their favorite movies during their formative years. Then, in celebration of Halloween, they share their top 5 movies/scenes that scared the crap out of them as kids. Finally, back by popular demand, is another exciting edition of Plot Fiction.

The Last Row’s Guide to Movie Nostalgia (movies in list form!)

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The Last Row’s Guide to Movie Nostalgia

We often get asked about our favorite movies. As two guys who pretty much grew up in the 90s, we wanted to give you a glimpse into what movies we consider “classics” from our formative years.

This list is just the tip of the iceberg, but if you haven’t seen these movies, we highly recommend that you check them out.

If you want to listen to us discuss this list, listen to our On Demand EP 48 found here.

Drew’s List (in no particular order):

Sidekicks (1992), Directed by Aaron Norris – (IMDB 4.9/10)

This movie has it all…Nerdy kid learning karate to fight his high school bully, Winnie Cooper, that other Bridges brother, and most importantly, Chuck Norris. This movie came out before Chuck Norris was “a thing” and now not a thing. I’d venture to say if this movie came out during that time period, this movie would have destroyed the Internet.

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Short Circuit (1986), Directed by John Bradham – (IMDB 6.6/10)

What’s not to love about an adorable robot with emotive eyebrow flaps who thinks he’s alive? It’s even got a white guy playing an Indian guy, and Steve Guttenberg! Instant classic.

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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Directed by Chris Colombus – (IMDB 6.9/10)

Spending 3 hours dressing up like a 65-year old woman to spend time with your kids, including the bratty one… That’s called dedication. Who doesn’t love seeing James Bond get a lime thrown at the back of his head?

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Airborne (1993), Directed by Rob Bowman –  (6.2/10)

What’s more 90s than street hockey, downhill rollerblading, and Seth Green? Yes, that was Jack Black in this too.

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Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985), Directed by Tim Burton – (IMDB 7/10)

Even though Large Marge scared the crap out of every kid who watched this movie, Pee-Wee taught us important lessons like the lack of a basement in the Alamo, how to make friends at a biker bar, and to never leave your bike unattended.

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Badway’s List (in no particular order):

The Cable Guy (1996), Directed by Ben Stiller – (IMDB 6/10)

Everyone has had that pathetic friend that no one wants around. Wait. Maybe YOU’RE that friend! Anyway, The Cable Guy was Jim Carrey’s darkest and least commercially successful film of his historic mid 90’s run, but it also might be the wittiest and holds up quite well. Bonus points for a previously unknown Owen Wilson taking a brutal bathroom beating, which is actually Carrey’s second-funniest bathroom beating of his filmography (Liar, Liar).

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Directed by Tom Shadyac – (IMDB 6.9/10)

Obviously, Jim Carrey had a big impact on my formative years. I wore this VHS out back in 1995. Ace Ventura expertly told one dirty adult joke after another, hiding them just well enough to zoom over any kid’s head under 12 years old. Now, every time I see Dan Marino, I want him to die of gonorrhea and rot in Hell. Would you like a cookie, son?

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The Wizard (1989), Directed by Todd Holland – (IMDB 6/10)

They don’t make ’em like they used to. I guess sometimes that’s a good thing. Likely borderline unwatchable now, The Wizard had that youthful independence feel to it, captured by similar films of it’s time (Mac & Me, Flight of the Navigator, Little Monsters), but with video games!!! What 8 year old could resist?

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Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (1988), Directed by Jerry Kramer – (IMDB 5.9/10)

So it’s basically Michael Jackson music videos, with a loose story about Jacko befriending homeless children and protecting them from a pony-tailed, heroin peddling Joe Pesci. Somewhere along the way, MJ turns into a flying killer robot. Why are you still reading this? Go watch it!

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The Pest (1997), Directed by Paul Miller – (IMDB 5/10)

I like John Leguizamo’s work. Many others think he’s super annoying. In The Pest, he is hunted for sport. Even his haters could get some enjoyment from this film by openly rooting for the bad guy to mount his head to wall of his “wildlife room of death.” I loved this movie 20 years ago, but it’s basically an SNL type of skit stretched out for 90 minutes. It’s probably terrible now. I think I’ll leave it as a memory.

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Varsity Blues (EP 47)

Jonathan Moxon does not want your life. He’s going to Brown. While the greatest fictional backup QB of all time (sorry, Matt Saracen) found a way out of his crappy hometown, The Last Row Podcast will always be here with the townies to tell the story of “remember when.” Remember the time Coach Kilmer got run out of town even though he might not have done much wrong besides being kind of a jerk, semi-racist, and pushed his players beyond their physical limit? Remember the time John Moxon almost slept with his best friend’s girlfriend while the poor sucker was laid up in the hospital? Remember the time Lance Harbor became the youngest head coach at 18 years old, bypassing numerous highly qualified assistants? Remember the time when James Van Der Beek and Amy Smart were still a working actors? No? The Last Row remembers. Enjoy this week’s episode on the underrated classic, Varsity Blues.

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