Archive for July 2020

97 - The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

Based on one of the most popular television series of their generation, Zach & Brandon revisit 2004's The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. As huge fans of the first few seasons of the show well into their adult years, they discuss the character's appeal, their favorite episodes, and how best to enjoy the series all grown up (typically with a beer in hand or some herbal enhancements at the ready). But how does America's favorite sponge hold up after all these years in his first feature length outing? Tune in to hear all their thoughts on the Goofy Goober song, David Hasselhoff's 12-foot replica, and the epic voice work of it's talented cast. It's bigger, better, and more absorbent. 

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96 - Can’t Hardly Wait

Zach & Brandon revisit a seminal late 90's teen favorite, Can't Hardly Wait. Following in the footsteps of similar one-night high school party classics like American Graffiti and Dazed and Confused, this coming of age comedy is a real time capsule of its generation. The boys discuss its impact on them as pre-teens, as well as some of the outdated character stereotypes, clever subversion of genre tropes, and the quintessential 90's mixtape soundtrack. So blast some Guns 'N Roses, get ready to lose your virginity, and scream to the heavens 'Mike Dexter is a GOD!' Yesterday's history. Tomorrow's the future. Tonight's the party. 

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95 - Ice Age

Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar as well as spawning four theatrical sequels, 2002's 'Ice Age' became a pop culture phenomenon at the start of the 21st century. The animated comedy's one minute long teaser featuring a strange looking squirrel trying to bury his nut took the world by storm. Little did we know, we'd spend the better part of two decades with Scrat and his mostly extinct mammal pals. Brandon & Zach revisit the first 'Ice Age' to discuss the history of the project, the ray tracing animation, Rusted Root, 'Joe' Leguizamo, and Dodo bird mass suicide. 

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94 - The Patriot

Zach & Brandon tackle their third Roland Emmerich film on the show (following previous episodes on Independence Day & Godzilla). 2000's The Patriot earned three Oscar nominations despite receiving mixed reviews upon release. The boys break down the historical epic's plot and the impact of seeing it at such a young age. Highlights include cannonball decapitations, a roster of Nostalgia Be Damned child actors, Mel Gibson's 'I'm not going to cry' face, and the film's massive production. Twenty years later, is this American Revolutionary War drama closer in quality to Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan or Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor?

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93 - Spy Kids

Join Zach & Brandon to revisit a film neither of them particularly enjoyed as kids, but have received several requests to cover on the show. 2001's 'Spy Kids' was director Robert Rodriguez's first foray into children's entertainment, marking a bizarre turn for the 90's indie auteur. A favorite among their generation, the boys check back in on the action/adventure family comedy as adults to see what critics and kids alike loved. Does it hold up nearly two decades later? They get into their hated of the kid-spy genre, Danny Trejo's introduction as Machete, the terrifying Pee Wee Herman meets Telletubbies nightmare villain show, and the insanity of thumb henchmen. 

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