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Radicast 198X - The New Kids, Care Bears Movie, Private Resort

Radicast 198X The New Kids The Care Bears Movie Private Resort review

We thought we'd try something a little different this episode and cover three films, but in less depth than we typically do. We figure this would be a good way to feature things that we otherwise wouldn’t talk about since we'd be hard pressed to discuss them for an entire episode. Let us know if you prefer this format, or if you'd rather see us stick to one topic per episode. Currently, I foresee us doing a mix of both, but we'd like to hear your feedback.

The three movies we discuss are all quite different, starting with the teen thriller The New Kids, then things shift from spooky to saccharine as we discuss The Care Bears Movie, and finally, we talk about the sex comedy that Johnny Depp is embarrassed to have starred in: Private Resort. Just about the only thing these three movies have in common is they were all released in 1985.

Trailer for The New Kids:

Trailer for The Care Bears Movie:

Trailer for Private Resort:

Other movies we discuss in brief: Class of 1984 [1982], Zapped! [1982]

Intro and outro songs by Michael Cook.

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Radicast 198X - Episode 6 - Evil Dead 2

Radicast 198X 1980s movie review podcast

We have a mega-special double-length episode of our podcast this week. Not only does it feature our first guest, the awesome Gregg Samsa, but it also features us discussing a movie that's incredibly important to me: Evil Dead 2.

Of course, we also talk a lot about the original Evil Dead and Army of Darkness. We also discuss how horror movies in general evolved over the course of the '80s, and at the end of the episode, we tell the tale of how Gregg and the "vampire killer of Paris" are largely responsible for Jessica and I meeting. I also share a few anecdotes from my days as the singer of the horror-themed rock band The EverDead, including my very intimate encounter with a gay zombie.

Some other movies we talk about in brief: The Last House on the Left [1972], I Spit On Your Grave [1978], Slither [2006], Kung Fury [2015]

Intro and outro songs by Michael Cook.

Click here to check out Gregg's music.

Due to hitting our limit on SoundCloud, we won't be hosting the podcasts there and instead we've moved Radicast over to PodBean. You can now expect Radicast 198X to be a weekly show, possibly released every Wednesday, but we'lll see. Radicast is also now on Google Play and iTunes, so it should be a lot easier for people to subscribe and listen to.

But don't worry, the comic is still our focus. Jessica had to finish up another commission before the holidays, but she's done with that now and is back to working on the next comic page.

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Radicast 198X - The Black Cauldron (1985)

Radicast 198X Black Cauldron review

Radicast 198X finally returns! We have a bunch of new podcast episodes lined up, starting with this one about the forgotten "Disney animated classic" from 1985, The Black Cauldron.

Other media we briefly talk about this episode:

The Chronicles of Prydain (book series) [1964-68], Watership Down [1978], Rock-A-Doodle [1991], Fantasia [1940], The Care Bears Movie [1985], Little Shop (cartoon series) [1991], Labyrinth [1986], The Neverending Story [1984].

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Radicast 198X - 004 - Xtro

Radicast 198X Xtro review

Hell yeah! We feel that this is the episode where we hit our podcasting stride. Definitely the best one yet. We discuss Xtro, a bizarre 1982 British sci-fi horror movie made in the wake of E.T.'s mega success, in which we learn that some extraterrestrials aren't friendly.

Other media we briefly talk about this episode:

E.T. [1982], The Pod People [1983], Joey/Making Contact [1985], The Neverending Story [1984], The Karate Kid [1984],
Quest For Fire [1981], Conan the Destroyer [1984], Starman [1984], Resident Evil (Dual Shock Ver.) [1998], 
The Deadly Spawn [1983], Sorceress [1982]

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Radicast 198X Episodes 2 & 3: Vision Quest & Police Story

Radicast 198X Police Story & Vision Quest Review

In our third podcast episode, we discuss Police Story, a 1985 kung fu action comedy co-written, directed by, and starring Jackie Chan.

You should totally listen to it and learn all about our “Jackie Chan experience.”

Other movies or shows we briefly talk about in episode 3: Jackie Chan Adventures [2000-2005], Rumble in the Bronx [1995], City Hunter [1993], Project A-ko [1986], X-Men: Evolution [2000-2003], First Blood [1982]
 


You might be wondering what happened to episode 2. Well, it’s right here, under this rug, because we sorta fucked up. The program we used to record it detected the webcam we had plugged in (but weren’t using), and, because the program is a total dick, it decided to use the webcam’s shitty microphone instead of the good microphone that we were actually talking into. So the audio quality isn't the best, but we didn’t realize our goof until I went to edit it. Lesson learned.

We decided it just wouldn't be the same if we were to completely re-record the episode. Besides, it’s not unlistenable, it’s just not up to the high standards we strive for.

Check it out, and if you don’t mind the sub-par audio, you get to hear us discuss a rather obscure 1985 teen movie called Vision Quest.

We also talk a bit about ‘80s teen movies in general.

Other movies we briefly talk about in episode 2: Sixteen Candles [1984], Weird Science [1985], Some Kind of Wonderful [1987], Gotcha! [1985], After Hours [1985], Rocky IV [1985], The Quest [1986]

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Radicast 198X Episode 1 - Death Wish 3

That's right, we've jumped on board the podcast bandwagon. Or, actually, we're riding our skateboards while holding on to the back of the bandwagon, Marty McFly style, because that's way cooler than sitting in some fucking crowded bandwagon.

For the past few years, Jessica and I have almost exclusively consumed media from the '80s (partially for our entertainment, and partially as research for the comic). After every movie or show that we watch, I read up about it and then Jessica and I tend to discuss it and give our ratings (out of five). So we figured we might as well turn those discussions into a short podcast (most episodes run about 30 minutes).

The very first trial episode we recorded was actually after we saw the terrible 1984 Supergirl movie. However, we recorded it really late so Jessica was mega tired and it showed in the recording. We consider that episode zero, and instead of releasing it publicly, Jessica made it available to her patrons as a little bonus.

For our first "official" episode, we discuss the awesomely terrible 1985 movie Death Wish 3.

Other movies we briefly talk about in this episode: Death Wish [1974], Death Wish II [1982], Rocky [1976], Rocky II [1979], Girls Just Wanna Have Fun [1985], Rambo: First Blood Part II [1985], Assault on Precinct 13 [1976]

We've already recorded three more episodes, and we'll put those out as I edit them.

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