It’s the timeless tale of a little boy who lies sick in bed one wintery Chicago day. He plays a video game called “Hardball,” produced by Accolade, Inc., in 1985, for the Commodore 64 computer system. It’s the bottom of the third inning, and Allen steps up to the plate…What kind of story is this? Is this a trick? I thought we were doing something epic for our Four Hundredth Episode.Keep your shirt on, and let me read! Now, where was I? Right, this movie has everything: fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… It’s The Princess Bride, and this is Legends 400!
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Legends Podcast #428; Skyscraper (Action)
Posted June 26th, 2019 -
We’re just past the summer solstice, and what better way to celebrate the longest day of the year than by watching The Rock climb the tallest building in the world? Another hit from the summer of 2018, ...
Legends Podcast #427; Star Wars: Episode I – The Phanton Menace (Legends of ‘99)
Posted June 20th, 2019 -
The highest-grossing movie of 1999 was the summer release of the long-anticipated return of Star Wars to the big screen. After Star Wars experienced a resurgence in the ‘90s thanks to the comic books, ...
Legends Podcast #426; Crazy Rich Asians (Rom Com)
Posted June 12th, 2019 -
The summer of 2018 saw a few breakout hits, but none more surprising than Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians, which earned $238 million worldwide and came in at Number Seven at the domestic office between ...
Legends Podcast #425; The Mummy (Legends of ‘99)
Posted June 5th, 2019 -
Man, it’s a hot one… like the Sahara in the midday sun. The summer movie season is upon us, what better time to revisit some classics from the Summer of ‘99? First up is the unexpected hit The Mummy, ...
Legends Podcast #424; Star Trek 2009 (Tenth Anniversary)
Posted May 29th, 2019 -
Ten years ago, director J.J. Abrams brought Star Trek back to the big screen in grand fashion, with a young cast and a surprising link to the original series. 2009’s Star Trek proved to be a summer blockbuster ...
Legends Podcast #423; Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (Video Game Movie)
Posted May 24th, 2019 -
Video game movies have a long history of disappointing fans. And perhaps no video game franchise has been more beloved – in a wider variety of formats – than Pokémon. From the original Game ...
Legends Podcast #422; Guardians (Russia)
Posted May 16th, 2019 -
There was an idea. To make a Russian knockoff of The Avengers! 2017’s Guardians was not a box office hit, but it represented an original attempt to recreate some of the success of American superhero ...
Legends Podcast #421; Avengers: Endgame (Marvel)
Posted May 9th, 2019 -
There was an idea. To make a movie franchise last for twenty-two movies over ten years, building an interconnected universe based on comic book heroes, and culminating in an epic two-film story. And then ...