Legends Podcast #392; Beetlejuice (Legends of Halloween)

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Director Tim Burton is known for his gothic eccentricity and distinctive visual style. Nowhere is this more evident than in his second feature film, Beetlejuice. A tale of death and dismemberment that somehow plays as a family film, Beetlejuice helped propel Burton to Legendary status, as well as cementing the movie star status of Michael Keaton (who would don the cape and cowl for Burton the following year) and Winona Ryder (who would return to the decade that made her famous in Stranger Things.) But thirty years later, is Beetlejuice still the Ghost with the Most. Oh, crap I said his name three times! This is Legends of Halloween!

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Legends Podcast #391; The Lost Boys (Legends of Halloween)

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Before he took the reins of the Batman franchise in the ‘90s, director Joel Schumacher helmed a youthful ‘80s take on the other iconic creatures of the night: vampires. The Lost Boys was an instant classic, but does it still pack a bite after thirty years? We decide to mullet over. This is Legends of Halloween!

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Legends Podcast #390; Power of Grayskull (He-Man Documentary)

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Earlier this year, the Mister Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? became the highest-grossing biographical documentary of all time. The film was part of the current trend toward docs featuring serious examination of entertainment properties, driven in part by crowdfunding on sites like Kickstarter. This week, we’re taking a look at a documentary on another important children’s television program, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The doc Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History delves into the origins of the franchise from humble toy line to pop culture phenomenon. But does the film earn the right to wield the Sword of Power, or does it feel like a cheap store-brand knock-off? (That’s right, we’re looking at you, Arak: Son of Thunder.)

 

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Legends Podcast #389; The Longest Yard (RIP Burt Reynolds)

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This week we’re paying homage to the late, great Burt Reynolds, who passed away earlier this month, with one of his most famous roles. But we’re also celebrating the start of football season with a gridiron classic. When a disgraced quarterback runs afoul of the law, he must field a team of hardened convicts to take on the abusive guards in a game behind bars and on the gridiron. The Longest Yard, directed by Hollywood legend Robert Aldrich, further cemented Burt Reynolds’ movie star status while making a killing at the box office. But does the movie, which also spawned a mega-successful remake in 2005, score a touchdown with our hosts, or should it be sent to the swamp?

 

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Legends Podcast #388; Creed (Rocky Arc)

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This week we’re back to general movie legends after a month of heists and capers, and what better place to start then with a revival of one of the most legendary movie franchises – Rocky. A decade after Rocky Balboa purportedly ended the franchise, and forty years after the original title bout, director Ryan Coogler brings Rocky’s rival’s son into the ring in Creed. Frequent Coogler collaborator Michael B. Jordan plays Adonis Creed, while Sly Stallone himself steps back into the role that made him famous, and garnered his second Oscar nomination for playing the titular pugilist. Though the film artfully blends the hero worship of Rocky the fictional boxer with that of Rocky the real-life movie star, does Creed stand toe-to-toe with the original or does it pull its punches? Let’s get ready to rumble!

 

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Legends Podcast #387; Baby Driver (Aug-Heist)

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Legends Podcast is cracking open the cinematic vault and bringing you a whole month of cons, capers, and car chases! Whether you’re a grifter, a hacker, a freelance spy, a bank robber, or a wheelman, you’ll find the big score right here on our podcast. This is Aug-Heist! This week we’re talking about Baby Driver from 2017. This film marked the first big-screen outing for director Edgar Wright after he wrapped up his Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, and Baby Driver tells the story of the titular reluctant wheelman, Baby, who is actually a grown-up. The odd title didn’t confuse audiences, however, as the summer release turned out to be Wright’s biggest box-office success ever. Showcasing thrilling car chases choreographed to a peppy pop-rock soundtrack, Baby Driver scored with moviegoers, but will it score with the three flavors of podcast host as we judge the final installment of Aug-Heist 2018?

 

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Legends Podcast #386; Inside Man (Aug-Heist)

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Legends Podcast is cracking open the cinematic vault and bringing you a whole month of cons, capers, and car chases! Whether you’re a grifter, a hacker, a freelance spy, a bank robber, or a wheelman, you’ll find the big score right here on our podcast. This is Aug-Heist! This week we’re talking about Inside Man from 2006. This film marked the fourth collaboration between acclaimed director Spike Lee and actor Denzel Washington, and it proved to be a winning game plan as the movie boosted Lee’s biggest box office haul to date. A taut bank/robbery hostage thriller, Inside Man kept audiences guessing up until the final frame. But does the movie prove to be a smart investment, or does it write checks it can’t cash?

 

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Legends Podcast #385; Ronin (Aug-Heist)

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Legends Podcast is cracking open the cinematic vault and bringing you a whole month of cons, capers, and car chases! Whether you’re a grifter, a hacker, a freelance spy, a bank robber, or a wheelman, you’ll find the big score right here on our podcast. This is Aug-Heist! This week we’re talking about Ronin from 1998, which brings together a band of covert operatives in post-Cold War France on the hunt for a mysterious case. Directed by John Frankenheimer, this hard-boiled thriller earned praise for its realistic car chases and gritty action that influenced the Bond and Bourne franchises in the next decade. However, the film was also criticized for its overworked plot and reliance on trope. But whatever the case may be, the film never truly answers its most important question: WHAT’S THE COLOR OF THE BOATHOUSE AT HEREFORD?!

 

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Legends Podcast #384; Sneakers (Aug-Heist)

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Legends Podcast is cracking open the cinematic vault and bringing you a whole month of cons, capers, and car chases! Whether you’re a grifter, a hacker, a freelance spy, a bank robber, or a wheelman, you’ll find the big score right here on our podcast. This is Aug-Heist! This week we’re talking about Sneakers from 1992, which sees the return of Heist-Meister Robert Redford. When a ragtag group of security consultants crosses paths with a mysterious box that can crack any code, the only logical outcome is a caper involving computer dating, anagrams, and lots of air ducts. Released in the DOS era, Sneakers was a box office hit. But does it stand up to today’s system requirements, or should it be rebooted?

 

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Legends Podcast #383; The Sting (Aug-Heist)

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Legends Podcast is cracking open the cinematic vault and bringing you a whole month of cons, capers, and car chases! Whether you’re a grifter, a hacker, a freelance spy, a bank robber, or a wheelman, you’ll find the big score right here on our podcast. This is Aug-Heist! This week we’re talking about The Sting from 1973, which reteamed the crew of Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Sting nabbed seven Academy Awards, but do its tricks still hold up after 45 years, or does it leave us feeling cheated?

 

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