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Cocktail 1988

Many have heard of it, few have seen it, and fewer still have anything good to say about it. Today we kick off our barroom double feature with Roger Donaldson’s 1988 film Cocktail. How bad is it? Well, if you thought you hated Tom Cruise after that whole couch-jumping thing, wait until you see him reciting poetry while standing on a bar in New York. Yep, it’s that kind of a movie. 

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Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001

DB and Jared discuss the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys while Erin is away in Ireland chasing leprechauns and shamrocks. That’s at least our understanding of what she’s doing over there, although our understanding of Irish culture is admittedly derived mostly from Lucky Charms commercials. Anyway, you’ll hear our take on this companion piece to Lords of Dogtown and hear some interesting LA history as well as some gripes about Lords of Dogtown’s surprising dearth of Asian characters. 

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Dogtown and Z-Boys Trailer

With the holidays upon us and Erin in Ireland, DB and Jared will tackle a bonus feature to accompany our recent skateboarding double feature: the 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys! Listen as we discuss the trailer to next week’s full movie review.

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Lords of Dogtown 2005

Skateboards! Surfing! Drinking! Drugs! It’s our full review of Catherine Hardwicke’s Lords of Dogtown, including which actors Erin would like to Eiffel Tower with, which character stole a wave from Jared, and which actress left DB speechless.

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Lords of Dogtown Trailer

Time for the second in our skateboarding double feature! Tune in to hear us introduce Catherine Hardwicke’s 2005 film Lords of Dogtown. We discuss Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, and Mitch Hedberg and watch the trailer for the movie. Go watch it and tune in next week to hear our full review! 

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Thrashin’ 1986

Thrashin’ is a skateboard movie from 1986 starring Josh Brolin as an unlikeable kid from the San Fernando valley who spends his summer in LA facing off against Tommy Hook and his “gang” the Daggers. Directed by David Winters, this movie also features pre-Twin Peaks Sherilyn Fenn as well as one other pre-Twin Peaks character! There’s also a live performance by a young Red Hot Chili Peppers, skateboard stunts by the likes of Tony Alva and Tony Hawk, and one great chase scene set to the music of the Circle Jerks. Unofortunately, all of these cool elements are offset by that painfully stupid skateboard jousting fight. Whatever, it’s free to watch on YouTube. 

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Thrasin’ Trailer

We’re back from vacation with the first in our skateboarding double feature: David Winters’s 1986 cult classic Thrashin’. Never heard of it? What’s the matter with you? It stars a young Josh Brolin and features skateboarding stunts by some of the original lords of dogtown, including Tony Hawk! There’s also a live performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers! So what’s wrong with you, valley boy? Go watch it! 

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8 –
BannedCast Vacation Sampler

DB is on vacation in Hawaii this week, so we’re kicking out a podcast sampler from all three of our BannedCast podcasts. On this episode sampler you’ll hear choice cuts from Game of Thrones: An Uninformed Podcast, Stranger Things: A Downside Up Podcast, and BannedCast Movie Trash!  

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Sleepaway Camp 1983

Today we discuss Robert Hiltzik’s 1983 cult classic Sleepaway Camp. Why is everyone willing to pretend like that cook isn’t a pedeophile? What is up with Meg and Mel’s relationship? What is the familial relationship between Angela and Peter’s dad and Aunt Martha? Is that a fake moustache, and how great is that ending? 

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Sleepaway Camp Trailer

Today we watch and discuss the trailer to Robert Hiltzik’s 1983 cult classic Sleepaway Camp. DB stresses the importance of spoiler-free first viewings, and Erin shares a couple unsettling, tangentially Sleepaway Camp-related stories of teachers from her youth. 

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