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Here we talk about entertainment Legends and Legendary Entertainment. Movie, TV, Web, Video Games, Comic Book, Classic, New, Old,Original, Sequel, Reboot, Remake and more . For better or worse. We are Proudly part of the Gonna Geek Network. For more geeky podcast visit gonnageek.com

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    Legends Podcast #580; The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Pride Month)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 66:49

    It's Pride Month and Legends Podcast is celebrating all colors of the cinematic rainbow with four films featuring LGBTQIA+ stories. This week, we're headed to the Land Down Under, where the wind does blow and men dress like sheilas in Stephan Elliott's 1994 jukebox musical-slash-road comedy film. Starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terrence Stamp, this movie was a box office hit, won the Oscar for Best Costume Design (werk!), and became an instant cult classic. It also served as the inspiration for a hit musical… and that musical was Mamma Mia. Just kidding, mates, it's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert… crikey! I was just having a laugh. But almost three decades later, is Priscilla still the queen of the screen, or is actually it kind of a drag?   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #579; Moonlight (Pride Month)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 61:13

    It's Pride Month and Legends Podcast is celebrating all colors of the cinematic rainbow with four films featuring LGBTQIA+ stories. Next up is Barry Jenkin's 2016 look at black and queer masculinity throughout three phases of a young man's life. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, with Mahershalla Ali making history as the first Muslim to win an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actor), but it almost missed its moment to celebrate its Best Picture Award after La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner. Hold on, we've just been handled the correct envelope and can confirm that this week's movie is Moonlight!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #578; Bound (Pride Month)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 72:40

    It's Pride Month and Legends Podcast is celebrating all colors of the cinematic rainbow with four films featuring LGBTQIA+ stories. First up is a lesbian crime caper from 1996 that also happens to be the directorial debut of the Wachowski siblings. Starring Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, and Joe Pantoliano, the film was a critical success and won several festival awards, but it failed to run away with the box office. Nevertheless, the film proved to studio financiers that the Wachowskis could make a movie, and their follow-up was The Matrix. Now it's time to grab the remote and turn up the volume to figure out what the hell Jennifer Tilly is saying in Bound!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #577; Spider-Man (20th Anniversary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 59:51

    Twenty years ago, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man swung onto the big screen for the first time. A cinematic version of one of Marvel Comics' most prominent heroes had been in development since the '80s, with names like James Cameron attached. Sony ended up with the rights and developed a movie with Darkman director Sam Raimi and Jurassic Park screenwriter David Koepp. Starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, the film was a smash hit, taking in the biggest box office opening of all-time (at that time) and becoming the highest-grossing film of the year. It spawned two sequels and a whole Spider-Verse of future films… and memes. You know, I'm something of a podcaster myself, so let's talk about 2002's Spider-Man.    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #576; Top Gun (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 70:17

    Before Top Gun: Maverick jets onto movie screens this weekend after a two-year delay, we're rewatching the original blockbuster that earned Tom Cruise his action hero wings. Co-starring Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, and Tom Skerrit, it was the highest-grossing movie of 1986 and drove a 40% increase in sales of Bomber jackets and Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses after its release. Now we're taking a ride into the DANGER ZONE to talk Top Gun - but does it still take our breath away, or is it just a glorified recruiting ad for flight school?   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #575; The Last Blockbuster (Documentaries)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 71:05

    Imagine if podcasting had existed 20 years ago, before streaming video was readily available. If all three of us wanted to watch the same movie at home on the same day, unless it was on TV, we'd have to go to the video store. Most likely, it would have been a Blockbuster Video, the world's largest chain of home video rental establishments. We'd have to leave our homes, get in our vehicles, drive across town, go in a store, and find the movie on a shelf (if they had it) and then pay to take home and watch it. If you found yourself pining for the bygone era of Blockbuster Video stores, have we got the documentary for you. The Last Blockbuster rewinds to the rise of the VCR age and tracks the only chain's remaining store in existence, located in Bend, Oregon. And guess what? It's on Netflix!    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #574; CODA (Oscar Winners)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 61:47

    This year's Academy Awards ceremony was nothing if not surprising. You could even call it, if you will, an about-face that rocked the Oscars, where the most powerful statement was made not with words, but with hands. I'm referring, of course, to Troy Kotsur's acceptance of Best Supporting Actor as the first Deaf man to win an Oscar. Director Siân Heder's film about a child of deaf adults, her family, and her love of music also took home the statues for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. The Apple TV+ produced film also made history as the first movie from a streaming service to win Best Picture. Now we're talking CODA, and we don't care who hears us!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #573; The Blues Brothers (Musicals)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 74:20

    Director John Landis and actor John Belushi had already made a hit film together - 1978's National Lampoon's Animal House - when they teamed up with Dan Ackroyd to make movie based on Belushi and Ackroyd's Saturday Night Live characters. The resulting film was one of the most expensive comedies ever made, with cost overruns (including a de facto budget line for cocaine) attributed to Belushi's behavior. The film also features well-known musical artists like Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles, shot-on-location Chicagoland scenery, and the most automobiles ever destroyed in the production of a motion picture. We've got 56 minutes of podcasting to go, we've got three hosts, it's dark, and this is The Blues Brothers. Hit it!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #572; The Batman (Comic Book Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 82:14

    We're back with another take on DC's Comics' Caper Crusader. This time, Dawn of the Rise of the War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves offers his film noir spin on the World's Greatest Detective, starring Robert “Robbat Battinson” Pattinson as a youngish Bruce Wayne in his second year beneath the cowl. Also starring Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Jeffery Wright as Jim Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and an unrecognizable Colin Farrel as the Penguin, this Bat-flick's Bat-running-time is almost 3 hours. Luckily, it's now on HBO Max so we can just hit pause when we need to empty our Bat-bladders. There are Legends and there are THE Legends, so let's see if The Batman truly is the definitive article.   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #571; Nightmare Alley (Film Noir)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 67:43

    Among the nominees for Best Picture at last month's Academy Awards was director Guillermo Del Toro's follow-up to his 2017 Oscar winner The Shape of Water. Starring Bradley Cooper as a down-on-his-luck carnie with a mysterious past, this remake of the 1947 film noir also stars Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, Rooney Mara, and David Strathairn, with Del Toro regulars Ron Perlman and Richard Jenkins rounding out the cast. The film didn't win any Oscars, but production designer Tamara Deverell did take home the Art Directors Guild award for Period Feature Drama. You could pay a quarter to see the geek, or you can listen to three of us review Nightmare Alley for free!    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #570; Death on the Nile (Murder Mystery)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 62:58

    Director Kenneth Brannagh released two films in 2021. One of them was nominated for seven Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes, and six BAFTAs - winning Best Original Screenplay, Best Screenplay, and Outstanding British Film, respectively. The other one is Death on the Nile. Brannagh's second turn in front of and behind the camera as Agatha Christie's inimitable sleuth Hercule Poirot sees him back on the case in Egypt. A wealthy wedding party featuring an heiress, a con man, some lesbians, Russell Brand, a jazz singer, and a jilted fiance naturally results in murder - but when everyone has motive and opportunity, what's a Belgian to do? The film's release was battered by production issues, the pandemic, and controversy surrounding leading man Armie Hammer, but is the mystery good enough to keep this ship afloat?    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #569; Last Night in Soho (Thrillers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 55:36

    The swingin' Sixties have long been Hollywood's playground. Most films romanticize the era's free spirits and even freer sexual attitudes in a time of social change and historical upheaval. While recent nostalgia trips like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hint at but ultimately gloss over the era's darker side, Edgar Wright's latest film pulls no punches in showing that some things are better left in the past. Co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns and starring Thomasin Mackenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy, the film also features Matt Smith, Terrence Stamp, and Dame Diana Rigg in her final film role. Now we're picking up our trusty scissors and reminiscing about Last Night in Soho.   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #568; Lake Placid (RIP Betty White)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 60:20

    Betty White's film and television career spanned seven decades and was filled with reinvention. From radio actress to game show staple, from a Golden Girl to being Hot in Cleveland, she never failed to leave us laughing. In 1999, she played a foul-mouthed pensioner with a penchant for reptiles in a creature-feature from Fox and Stan Winston Studios. Co-starring Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt and Brendan Gleeson, written by Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley, and directed by horror helmer Steve Miner, the movie didn't exactly take a chunk out of the box office but it kept its head above water long enough to earn five low-budget made-for-TV sequels. See you later, alligator, this ain't the Nile, crocodile… it's Lake Placid!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #567; The Godfather (50th Anniversary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 65:48

    Fifty years ago, Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Mario Puzo's bestselling novel premiered in movie theaters to near-universal acclaim, spent twenty-three consecutive weeks at number one at box office, and became the highest-grossing movie of all-time. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall, the film won the Oscars for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor for Brando - which he refused to accept. In the years since, it became the first chapter of a trilogy and has been named by the American Film Institute as the second-greatest film in American cinema. If you haven't figured it out by now, Legends Podcast is ready to make you an offer you can't refuse. It's The Godfather.    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #566; 8 Mile (Musicals)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 68:49

    Twenty years ago, Eminem was one of the most successful - and divisive - recording artists in the world. He was a white rapper from the poor suburbs of Detroit whose meteoric rise to fame was perhaps only eclipsed by his ability to cause controversy with his lyrics. Director Curtis Hanson (The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, L.A. Confidential) and screenwriter Scott Silver (Joker) created a movie based on Eminem's true-life beginnings, starring the rapper as himself. Co-starring Kim Basinger, Michael Shannon, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy and Anthony Mackie, the movie also launched the Academy Award-winning single “Lose Yourself.” Now sit down with Legends Podcast as we enjoy a fresh plate of mom's spaghetti with 8 Mile.   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #565; The King's Man (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 49:21

    Director Matthew Vaughn's series of Kingman films, based on the comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, focus on a secret British intelligence agency. A prequel, also directed by Vaughn, telling the origin story of the Kingsman during The Great War, was released last year after being delayed eight times by production issues and the pandemic. With an all-star cast and the series' signature hyper-fashionable - and hyper-violent - style, does The King's Man prove to be worth the wait? Or, given current events, is it just in time to see history repeat itself?   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #564; Free Guy (Video Game Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 62:50

    Canadian treasure Ryan Reynolds has gone from rom-com star to failed DC superhero to successful Marvel anti-hero, as well as doing action movies with The Rock and playing a Pokemon. He returned to the video game genre with his most recent film, playing a non-player character in an online video game who levels up to save his virtual world. With cameos and pop culture references galore, this film by Shawn Levy also stars Killing Eve's Jodie Comer, Stranger Things' Joe Keery, and New Zealand's Taika Waititi - who has definitely never, ever been in a movie with Ryan Reynolds before. The movie was also the 10th highest-grossing domestic film of 2021, and now Legends Podcast is livestreaming on Twitch while we talk Free Guy! (Just kidding, we are not.)   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #563; The Harder They Fall (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 45:42

    Director Jeymes Samuel's debut film brings together the all-stars of the American Wild West - Nat Love, Rufus Buck, Marshall Bass Reeves, “Stagecoach” Mary Fields, and “Treacherous” Trudy Smith, among others - all real-life historical figures, and all of them black - in a team-up movie for Netflix. And befitting an Avengers-style Western, Samuel assembled an all-star cast including Jonthan Majors, Idris Elba, Delroy Lindo, Zazie Beetz, and Regina King to bring these figures to life. Big stars to fill big cowboy boots - but as the saying goes, the bigger they are… The Harder They Fall!    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #562; The Warriors (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 72:13

    Director Walter Hill's third movie adapted source material based on Greek history following an army of soldiers on a long march home across hostile territory. In this case, the soldiers are a group of street toughs making their way  across a 1970s New York City populated by colorful gangs. When the film was released, it was accompanied by an outbreak of violence linked to its screenings, including three deaths, prompting Paramount Pictures to pull advertising and pay for additional theater security. Nevertheless, the film was a success and went on to inspire comic book and video game adaptations over the years. Now we're hopping the turnstile for that long subway ride from the Bronx to Coney Island with The Warriors. Legends… come out to pla-a-ay!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #561; Big Trouble in Little China (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 53:29

    Director John Carpenter always wanted to make a martial-arts movie. He got his chance with his eighth feature film - and his third time teaming up with actor Kurt Russell  - an action-comedy set in the mythical and murky underworld of San Francisco's Chinatown. Fox rushed the movie through production and release to avoid competing with a similar-themed Eddie Murphy vehicle, The Golden Child, leaving little time for marketing the movie against its real competition: James Cameron's hotly anticipated Aliens, which opened two weeks later. The end result was a movie that bombed in theaters but went on to enjoy a long life on home video and cable TV as a cult classic. Now Beef and Lobster are climbing about the Pork Chop Express for Big Trouble in Little China!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #560; Nobody (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 52:18

    The creator of John Wick and director of Hardcore Henry teamed up to create an action-comedy movie starring Better Call Saul actor Bob Odenkirk. What more do you need to know, buddy? Originally postponed by the pandemic, the film was released in theaters in March ‘21 with a PVOD release a month later. It turns out that nobody asks the hard questions like Nobody - and that question is, specifically: "Where's my kitty cat bracelet?!"  For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #559; Moulin Rouge! (Musicals)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 72:39

    Director Baz Luhrman's theater-themed “Red Curtain” trilogy drew to a close in 2001 with the follow-up to his breakout hit Romeo + Juliet. As with Baz's take on The Bard, this film was filled with anachronism. It was a jukebox musical that fused cabaret, Broadway, vaudeville, and Bollywood. It was a lavish period piece set in turn-of-the-century bohemian Paris to the songs of the MTV Generation. And it was a hit, grossing almost $180 million and earning eight Oscar nominations. It's hip-hop single, “Lady Marmalade” was a chart-topping hit, and the Broadway musical version of the film just won the Tony Award last year. Voulez-vous écouter notre podcast as we discuss Moulin Rouge! For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #558; A History of Violence (Comic Book Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 67:05

    Director David Cronenberg is best known for mind-bending body horror in films like Scanners, Videodrome, and The Fly, but he made his first “comic book movie” in 2005, an Academy Award-nominated adaptation of a graphic novel - and we do mean graphic. Starring Viggo Mortensen as a small-town diner owner whose mobster past catches up with him, the film was a modest success both financially and critically, and led to a series of collaborations between the actor and director, including Eastern Promises and A Dangerous Method. Now, we're watching the last major Hollywood movie to be released on VHS, which makes it historical - A History of Violence.   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #557; The Matrix Resurrections (Sci-Fi)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 56:02

    The Matrix Trilogy redefined action movies, but by the third film in the franchise it had begun to topple under its own weight. The film's creators, the Wachowskis, seemed to recognize this and went on to other projects, forswearing any future sequels. However, based on the profitability of the franchise, rumors of a reboot persisted, either with or without the creators' involvement. And so a fourth Matrix movie became like the Matrix itself - no one can be told that it exists, you have to see it for yourself. In the end, Lana Wachowski returned to bring Neo and Trinity back to life, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss reprising their roles. Now we're returning to broadcast depth and hacking into The Matrix Resurrections!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #556; Romancing the Stone (Adventure)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 50:47

    Robert Zemeckis was an unemployed movie director at the start of the 1980s, but by the end of the decade he was one of the most successful blockbuster directors with films like Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? under his belt. He got his big break from Michael Douglas, who hired Zemeckis to direct an action-adventure romantic comedy film starring Douglas and Kathleen Turner. The movie seemed destined to flop; a rough cut screening for 20th Century Fox execs led to Zemeckis being fired from Cocoon, his next scheduled project for the studio. Upon its release, however, the film turned out to be a sleeper hit and was Fox's only box office success that year. Now we're grabbing a vine and swinging into 2022 with Romancing the Stone!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast Bonus; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Commentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 123:18

    As a holiday treat, we're taking a break from our usual format and laying down a commentary track for one of our favorite movies! In the wake of Spider-Man: No Way Home becoming the highest-grossing film since 2019 and the biggest Sony release of all time, we're celebrating the dawn of the Spider-Verse with a real-time discussion while we watch the movie together! Grab a bagel, put on your sweatpants, and enjoy Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse along with us!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #555; 8-Bit Christmas (New X-Mas Classic?)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 68:26

    Bob Clark's 1983 film A Christmas Story has become a holiday classic, but for most kids born in the ‘80s, a Red Ryder BB gun was not at the top of their wish lists. We wanted something a little more high-tech - the Nintendo Entertainment System. HBO Max's latest original film, from Goon director Michael Dowse and novelist Kevin Jakubowski, updates this age-old tale for the millennial crowd, with hefty chunks of The Goonies, Home Alone, and The Princess Bride thrown in to make sure that no nostalgic stone is left unturned. Now we're blowing on our cartridges and booting up 8-Bit Christmas for our last movie review of 2021!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #554; Happiest Season (New X-Mas Classic?)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 58:49

    The Christmas rom-com movie genre got a much-needed update in 2020 from Hulu with the release of Clea DuVall's semi-autobiographical coming-out comedy-of-Yuletide-errors. Filmed earlier that year just prior to the Covid shutdown, the Pittsburgh-shot holiday flick starred Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as the lead couple. Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Mary Holland, Dan Levy, Mary Steenburgen and Victor Garber round out the cast of the GLAAD Media Award winning film. Now we're donning our gay apparel and enjoying Happiest Season to decide if it's a new Christmas classic.   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #553; Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (20th Anniversary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 61:54

    J.R.R. Tolkien's massively popular fantasy epic, The Lord of the Rings, was long thought to be unfilmable due to the size and scope of the story and the technology limitations of the times. Kiwi director Peter Jackson proved them all wrong by shooting all three movies back-to-back in sixteen months at 150 locations and soundstages across New Zealand to the tune of $280 million. The films collectively brought in almost three billion dollars worldwide, winning 17 Oscars, becoming one of the greatest film series ever made. In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of its release, we're joining the quest to return some jewelry with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #552; Boss Level (Chronovember)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 40:40

    Director Joe Carnahan has given us intense action before in films like Smokin' Aces and The Grey, but he takes it to the next level in this 2021 Hulu original film. Actor Frank Grillo is a guy who knows how to beat ‘em up - he's even gone toe-to-toe with Captain America - but he brings his A-game to this arcade-inspired action comedy. You know we had to do a time-loop movie, right? Legends Podcast caps off the month of November with Boss Level! This is Chronovember!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #551; Star Trek: First Contact (Chronovember)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 61:55

    The stars of Star Trek: The Next Generation made the jump to the big screen with Star Trek: Generations, though they were somewhat overshadowed by William Shatner's Captain Kirk - good thing they killed him off! For their first “stand-alone” feature film, Captain Picard and crew faced off against their biggest threat - the Borg - as they travelled back in time to ensure that one small warp flight for man equaled one giant leap towards Kirk's first officer. Star Trek: First Contact premiered 25 years ago, but it won't happen for another 41 years, 4 months, and 13 days… This is Chronovember!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #550; Bill and Ted: Face the music (Chronovember)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 59:08

    Fall back in time with Legends Podcast! All month long we're talking about time travel, paradoxes, and having your daughters save reality.   29 years have passed since Bogus journey was released. In this new world, do we need more Bill and Ted?? We dust off a new addition, to an old classic and see if it is any good this time around!?   This is Chronovember! For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #549; 12 Monkeys (Chronovember)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 61:10

    We're celebrating the return of our time travel theme month with the return of director Terry Gilliam, who last appeared during Chronovember with his 1981 film Time Bandits. This time around, we've got Bruce Willis acting against type as a stoic inmate sent back in time to discover the source of an apocalyptic  virus and Brad Pitt acting against type as the motor-mouthed mental patient who may or may not be the cause of the apocalypse. Along the way, Madeleine Stowe, Christopher Plummer, and David Morse play supporting roles in a film that pairs Gilliam's signature madcap style with one of the darker endings in film history. We all know the metaphor about simians and word processors, but does 12 Monkeys equal one good movie?   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #548; Dune 2021 (Sci-Fi)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 63:04

    Legends Podcast is pressing pause on Chronovember to talk about Denis Villenueve's latest visually stunning reimagining of a beloved Eighties classic film based on long-thought-to-be-unfilmable sci-fi text! Frank Herbert's 1965 novel was a groundbreaking achievement in the genre, but David Lynch's 1984 film adaptation was a commercial and critical failure. With Villenueve's film getting a simultaneous release in the theaters and on HBO Max, as well as only tackling the first half of Herbert's novel, what will we make of this latest attempt to tell the story of Paul Muad'Dib, the worms, and the spice? God created Arrakis to train the faithful, and He created Legends Podcast to review DUNE!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #547; The Devil's Backbone (Legends of Halloween)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 61:57

    Legends of Halloween is rounding out the month with a Guillermo del Toro classic. This Spanish-language coming-of-age ghost story, set in 1939 during the Spanish Civil War, is among del Toro's most critically-acclaimed films, along with its spiritual successor, Pan's Labyrinth. Now, we're collecting slugs, swigging baby-flavored rum, and playing with unexploded ordinance for El Espinazo del Diablo - The Devil's Backbone!    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #546; The Craft (Legends of Halloween)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 49:05

    Legends of Halloween is casting a spell on you with a sexy teen witch movie that turns 25 this year. Starring Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Rachel True, along with two stars of 1996's other horror hit, Scream, Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich. The movie became a cult classic, with a long life on home video leading to a 2020 sequel movie and inspiring a Katy Perry song. Now, we're getting in touch with our inner goddess and summoning Manon just in time for Samhain to review The Craft.   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #545; Rosemary's Baby (Legends of Halloween)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 59:16

    We're continuing Legends of Halloween with… A real throwback to the inception of the paranoid thriller.  Creepy neighbors in a gothic NY apartment building and formulating distrust of everyone you should.  What's the worst that can happen?  Satan himself slips you a ruffie and doesn't pull out … Rosemary's Baby   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #544; Halloween (Legends of Halloween)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 59:14

    We're kicking off Legends of Halloween with… well, Halloween! John Carpenter's 1978 film starring Jamie Lee Curtis ushered in the classic era of American slasher films. With the 12th movie in the franchise coming out later this month, once again starring Curtis, it's easy to forget that the original was an independent film, made on the cheap for just over a quarter million dollars. Co-written by Debra Hill, Halloween cemented Carpenter's status as a blockbuster director, launched the career of yogurt enthusiast Jamie Lee Curtis, and introduced the world to the unstoppable kitchen knife-wielding boogeyman Michael Myers.    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #543; The Saint (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 63:42

    One year after their successful reboot of Mission: Impossible, Paramount Pictures went back to the well of classic ‘60s TV action series with The Saint starring Val Kilmer and Elizabeth Shue. Based on the best-selling book series by Leslie Charteris, international super-thief Simon Templar has been played by nearly a dozen actors, including Vincent Price and Roger Moore, with Regé-Jean Page set to don the halo in an upcoming film. The 1997 film was a box office and home video hit, but it failed to impress critics. Now we're saying “Halo” to The Saint.   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #542; The Rocketeer (Comic Book Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 87:50

    In 1991, Walt Disney Pictures released a live-action comic book movie - decades before their Marvel films - based on the 1980s graphic novel The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens. Itself an homage to 1920s and ‘30s action serials, Disney hoped to jumpstart their own Indiana Jones-style franchise based on the high-flying adventurer. The film starred a relative unknown, Billy Campbell, in the lead role, and it also featured Jennifer Connelly as the love interest, Alan Arkin as the mentor, and two-time James Bond actor Timothy Dalton as the bad guy. Although director Joe Johnston, who later returned to comic book period action movies two decades later with Captain America: The First Avenger, brought a surprisingly comic-accurate Rocketeer to the big screen, the film was not a major hit and Disney scrapped plans for a sequel. But with a reboot from Disney+ on the way, we're strapping on our jetpacks and taking to the skies over Hollywoodland!    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #541; My Dinner with Andre

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 66:08

    Forty years ago, two friends sat down for dinner. Starring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn as fictional versions of themselves, Louis Malle's film has become a cult classic. Now we're sitting down to feast on My Dinner with Andre. The restaurant, as they say, is history!    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #540; Fast Five (Aug-Heist)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 65:50

    The “Fast and Furious” franchise was firing on all cylinders in 2011 when it released its fifth installment. Far from the Point Break redux of ten years before, the films had evolved from their street race-centric origins through a series of side-quels, only really getting around to a proper follow-up to the first film by the fourth overall outing. In the hands of director Justin Lin, the series truly found its footing by ignoring the laws of physics and focusing on what is most important: family. This Rio-set heist flick reset the series, united the casts of multiple F&F movies, and threw The Rock into the mix for good measure. Now we're extending AugHeist into September with our fifth movie and that makes it Fast Five!    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #539; Logan Lucky (Aug-Heist)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 75:55

    This week, we're doubling down on Soderbergh with his “Ocean's 7-Eleven” movie from 2017. Starring Channing Tatum and Adam Driver as two possibly-cursed brothers who plan to rob a NASCAR race, this down-and-dirty heist flick rounds out its cast with a Southern-drawl sporting Daniel Craig, two years ahead of his turn as the detective in Knives Out. While the film didn't exactly make off with the box office, it did convince Soderbergh to keep making movies after he announced his retirement from directing in 2013. Now we're finishing out the month with the charmingly scruffy Logan Lucky.   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #538; Ocean's Eleven (Aug-Heist)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 81:05

    This week, we're betting on the 2001 remake of the 1960 Rat Pack classic Ocean's 11 to deliver some solid Aug-Heist fun. Directed by Stephen Soderbergh and starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts and more, the film scored at the box office and won two sequels and a spin-off. Numerically speaking, the film was the fifth highest-grossing movie of the year, with a worldwide gross of $450 million. Now we're putting our cards on the table and going all in on Ocean's Eleven!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #537; Mission: Impossible (Aug-Heist)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 89:35

    This week, we're celebrating the 25th anniversary of the movie reboot of the classic television series Mission: Impossible. Starring Tom Cruise as secret agent Ethan Hunt of the Impossible Mission Force, this Brian De Palma-directed film scored the third-biggest box office haul of 1996. Cruise returned as Hunt for five more films, with two more on the way, making him the longest-running actor to play a big screen superspy - more than Bond, more than Bourne. Now we're booting up our floppy disks and scrolling Usenet groups for Mission: Impossible!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #536; Locked Down (Aug-Heist)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 61:28

    This week, we're going back to the early days of the Coronavirus lockdown, which posed an interesting problem to filmmakers. How do you make a movie during a deadly pandemic when everyone is supposed to stay at home? While many productions were put on hold, writer Steven Knight took a dare and wrote the script, and director Doug Liman shot it in 18 days with an all-star cast. The result was Locked Down, a relationship comedy-drama starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofer, which also happens to be about stealing a very expensive diamond. The film was released direct to HBO Max this past January, and now we're taking the opportunity that fate has given us and unlocking Aug-Heist 2021!    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #535; Snakes on a Plane (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 63:44

    Fifteen years ago, a would-be summer blockbuster became an early example of a viral internet hit after the film's title was announced. Starring the already meme-worthy actor Samuel L. Jackson as an FBI agent tasked with protecting a witness on a flight from Hawaii to LAX, only to find the flight besieged by venomous serpents, the film's online notoriety did not translate to box office success I.R.L. Nevertheless, the film opened the floodgates for a torrent of high-concept action flicks of varying degrees of quality - Sharknado, anyone? We're putting up our seats and tray tables, dosing ourselves with antivenom, and watching Snakes on a Plane!    For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #534; The Mummy Returns (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 66:36

    The 2001 sequel to 1999's hit monster flick The Mummy saw director Stephen Sommers helm another Indiana Jones-inspired adventure through cursed tombs infested with creepy bugs. Joining Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Arnold Vosloo, and the rest of the first film's cast was a professional wrestler and untested actor known only as “The Rock.” The film was another box office hit, delivering the biggest opening weekend in two years. Though it would prove to be the last film starring the original cast, the following year The Rock starred in a spin-off prequel based on his character, The Scorpion King, earning the biggest salary ever for an actor in their first lead role and launching his movie career in earnest. Now, Beef, Wing, and Lobster are opening the Book of the Dead and bringing back The Mummy Returns for its twentieth anniversary!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #533; Escape from New York (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 61:27

    Forty years ago, director John Carpenter followed his hit horror film Halloween with an action movie set in a year far off in the future: 1997! Starring Kurt Russell in his iconic role as the eye patch-wearing former soldier Snake Plissken tasked with a mission to save the President from the island prison of Manhattan in return for a federal pardon, the film was a hit and became a cult classic. While Lobster's on vacation in the Empire State, Beef, Wing, and Taco will bravely attempt to Escape from New York!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #532; The Cannonball Run (Car Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 64:01

    Fifty years ago, automotive journalist Brock Yates and Car and Driver editor Steve Smith conceived the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, a timed race from East Coast to West Coast of America. The first “Cannonball Run” from New York City to the Portofino Inn in Redondo Beach, California, was covered in a widely-read article, and the race was run four more times throughout the ‘70s. By the end of the decade, a movie was in the works, to be written by Yates and helmed by stuntdriver-turned-director Hal Needham. Two 1976 films - Cannonball and The Gumball Rally - beat Yates' and Needham's film to the screen, but their 1981 film - which boasted Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, and Farrah Fawcett leading a stacked cast - became the sixth highest-grossing film of the year and remains an enduring classic. Now, forty years later, we're putting pedal to metal and checking out The Cannonball Run!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com   You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

    Legends Podcast #531; Twister (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 62:42

    Twenty-five years ago, Speed director Jan du Bont's latest action movie blew into theaters. Starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as a pair of estranged tornado chasers, the film was co-written by Jurassic Park author Michael Chricton and produced by Stephen Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. While the screenplay went through several rewrites from script doctors like Joss Whedon, Steve Zallian, and Jeff Nathanson, shooting was also plagued with on-set injuries, budget overruns, and outbursts from the volatile du Bont. Despite the stormy production, it became the second-highest grossing film of the year and made history as the first film to be released on DVD in the United States. Now we're grabbing as many aluminum cans as we can find and watching the best Dodge Ram commercial ever made - Twister!   For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com   You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com

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