Sunday, November 29, 2015

Episode 73 - Rad Bandits from the Cave

It's time to strap on your helmets and grease up the chains, we're going offroad on our BMX bikes! We look at two movies from the 80's that focus on the BMX craze that was sweeping the world then. We start with 1986's Rad, directed by Hal Needham. It is an achingly-sincere and earnest film. Set in small-town America, with a plot that borrows heavily from dozens of sources, it is stupidly charming. We follow that up with 1983's BMX Bandits, from director Brian Trenchard-Smith.  Shot in Sydney, Australia, it is similarly wide-eyed and innocent. It does have an undercurrent of threat though, from a gang of miscreants who are constantly after the titular bandits, which includes the very young Nicole Kidman in one of her first film roles! These were both wonderfully nostalgic and we think you'll enjoy them, especially if you are in your 40s like we are. Let us know what you thought of the show and offer any suggestions for future movies for us to look at by writing to or You can also leave us a message on our Facebook page.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Episode 72 - Carry On Flickering

Thanks to listener Jason, we were turned on to an amazing string of British movies known as the "Carry On Films". This series of cheeky comedies were unknown to us and we are very happy to have found them. We picked two of the 31 theatrically released films as our introduction, starting with 1966's Carry On Screaming! and then following that up with 1969's Carry On Camping. All of the films in the franchise were directed by Gerald Thomas, and each are similar in certain ways, but different enough that they stand on their own.  This was a wonderful  surprise for us to find this treasure trove of wonderful British humor, so we send big thanks out to Jason for the recommendation and we implore the rest of you to do as he did and send us your own recommendations. Let us know what you think of the Carry On films and of the show by writing to or or leave us a message on our Facebook page.