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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 #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

    Legends Podcast #530; Tread (Documentary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 71:21

    On June 4th, 2004, disgruntled Granby, Colorado, resident Marvin Heemeyer drove his secretly-built “Killdozer” through the wall of his garage and took it on a destructive rampage of vengeance against his fellow townspeople, who he believed had wronged him over the years. At the end of the day, Heemeyer had destroyed 13 buildings, including the town hall, the local newspaper's offices, several local businesses, and the home of the former mayor, causing over $7 million worth of damage. Miraculously, no one was killed, save for Heemeyer, who took his own life inside the cab of his homemade tank. In 2020, Netflix released a documentary about Heemeyer's life and that fateful day in Granby, and now Beef and Lobster are here to review the shocking true story of Tread!   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 #529; Raiders of the Lost Ark (40th Anniversary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 84:37

    Forty years ago, Indiana Jones swung onto movie theater screens with his first epic adventure hot on the heels of some nasty Nazis in search of the Ark of the Covenant. Created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, and brought to life by screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, producer Frank Marshall, and director Stephen Spielberg. The film also featured a score by John Williams, cinematography by Douglas Slocombe, editing by Michael Kahn, and starred Harrison Ford in the title role as archaeologist/adventurer/college professor Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, Jr. While the film spawned a major franchise, it was a success in it's own right, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year and winning five Oscars. We've got our three top men on the podcast this week - top men - to review Raiders of the Lost Ark!   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 #528; Excalibur (40th Anniversary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 66:39

    Forty years ago, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table got the blockbuster treatment with John Boorman's 1981 production retelling the classic tales. Starring Nigel Terry as Arthur and Nicol Williamson as Merlin, the film also features Gabriel Byrne, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, Liam Neeson, and Ciarán Hinds in some of their earliest film roles. Shot entirely on location in Ireland, the movie boasts a dazzling production design, elaborate (and shiny) costumes, and music from Carl Orff, whose “O Fortuna” from the cantata Carmina Burana was used in the film's trailer. Now Legends Podcast meets Arthurian Legend with Excalibur!   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 #527; The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Animated Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 58:09

    Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who produced the Academy Award-winning (and Legends fan favorite) animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, teamed up with director Mike Rianda on a family road trip movie about the end of the world for Sony Pictures Animation. Originally called Connected, the movie was scheduled for a 2020 release that was cancelled due to the pandemic. Netflix picked up the movie's distribution rights for a cool $110 million, the film was retitled to Rianda's original name, and it was released on streaming on April 30th, 2021. Now we're kicking off summer road trip season (after a near-apocalyptic year and a half) with The Mitchells vs. The Machines!   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 #526; Nomadland (Oscar Winners)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 59:07

    Director Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color to win Best Director at the Academy Awards this year with her 2020 film starring Frances McDormand. Based on Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction book exploring the lives of van-dwelling transient Americans in the wake of the Great Recession, the film features many of the real-life people from the book playing fictionalized versions of themselves. The film took home the Best Picture statue as well as earning McDormand her third Oscar for Best Actress. Now we’re hitting the road to live the van life with Nomadland!   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 #525; Without Remorse (Action Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 58:08

    Author Tom Clancy ruled the ‘80s and ‘90s with his military espionage thrillers, starting with 1984’s The Hunt for Red October, producing seventeen bestsellers and selling over 100 million copies in his lifetime, and spawning multiple motion pictures. His most famous character, CIA analyst Jack Ryan, has been played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine. Most recently, John Krasinski has stepped into the role for Amazon’s original TV series, Jack Ryan. Clancy’s character John Clark, a darker, more action-oriented counterpoint to Jack Ryan, is another long-running fan favorite, more notably through the Rainbow Six novels and video game series. Paramount was set to launch Clark’s origin story onto the big screen before the pandemic deep-sixed plans for a theatrical release. Amazon saw an opportunity for a bit of brand synergy and snapped up the release rights for the action movie starring Michael B. Jordan. We’re checking out the latest blockbuster forced to go directly to streaming, and we’re not even sorry about it. You might say that we’re completely… Without Remorse!   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 #524; Another Round (Oscar Winners)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 73:15

    Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, perhap best known for co-founding the Dogme 95 filmmaking movement with fellow director Lars von Trier, is also famous for his intensely intimate character studies within ensemble casts. His latest film follows that trend, with Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, and Lars Ranthe starring as four high school teachers who decide to get perpetually buzzed during their daily lives… for science! Called “Druk” - slang for “binge drinking” - in Danish, the film received global critical praise, winning the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film and earning Vinterberg a nomination for Best Director. This week, we’re heading to the bar and ordering up Another Round!   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 #523; Mortal Kombat 2021 (Video Game Movies)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 69:10

    This player-versus-player video game hit arcades almost thirty years ago, and it quickly became infamous for its graphic violence, including bloody signature kill moves called Fatalities. While it’s gotten the big screen treatment before, most notably in Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1995 film, it’s never earned the R-rating that the franchise deserves. The new film, released last month in theaters and on HBO Max, chooses that destiny with gory Fatalities galore - but does it live up to the expectations of our three hosts? We test our might with... Mortal Kombat!    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 #522; The Boys in the Band (Gaypril)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 93:09

    Playwright Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band opened in 1968 as an Off-Broadway production with a limited engagement - just five curtain calls. However, the show’s popularity led to a change in venue to a larger theater where it ran for 1,001 performances from April of ‘68 to 1970. In 1970, William Friedkin directed the original cast in a film version from a script by Crowley, which made waves as the first mainstream film to use the “C” Word. In 2018, a Tony Award-winning Broadway revival opened for the play’s 50th anniversary, with Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer and Zachary Quinto leading a cast of all out  gay actors. In 2020, Netflix released the Ryan Murphy-produced film version of the revived play with that cast - which won the 2021 GLAAD Media Award for Limited Release Film. Legends Podcast is spending the whole month exploring gay and lesbian cinema in what we’re calling Gaypril, and we’re wrapping up the month with The Boys in the Band!   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 #521; But I’m a Cheerleader (Gaypril)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 82:50

    Director Jamie Babbit made her feature debut in 1999 after she found success at Sundance with her short film Sleeping Beauties. Starring Natasha Lyonne as a high school cheerleader sent to conversion therapy camp, the film also features Clea DuVall and Melanie Lynskey as her fellow lesbian campers, along with Cathy Moriarty and RuPaul as the staff in the pink and blue John Waters-esque dreamscape of the True Directions camp. The film earned an initial rating of NC-17 from the MPAA, as did American Pie, the other 1999 sex comedy that featured Lyonne. But while the film where a guy has sexual relations with his dessert went on to spawn multiple sequels, this subversive yet sweet take-down of homophobic sterotypes remains relatively obscure. Legends Podcast is spending the whole month exploring gay and lesbian cinema in what we’re calling Gaypril. We’re all podcasters here - But I’m a Cheerleader - is the name of the 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 #520; Brokeback Mountain (Gaypril)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 103:02

    Director Ang Lee had already achieved international success when he took the helm of an adaptation of Annie Proulx’s short story that was co-written by Lonesome Dove author Larry McMurty. Starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as two cowboys who carry on a decades-long love affair that began on the titular mountain in 1963, the film was a critical and commercial success, winning multiple awards including top honors at the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs. At the Academy Awards, it famously lost the Best Picture Oscar to Crash in one of the most controversial upsets in recent years. Legends Podcast is spending the whole month exploring gay and lesbian cinema in what we’re calling Gaypril - and this week we’re gathering around the campfire for Brokeback Mountain!   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 #519; Heavenly Creatures (Gaypril)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 83:17

    Director Peter Jackson rose to prominence directing horror-comedies, but it was his 1994 film Heavenly Creatures that earned him international recognition and his first Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay with his partner, Fran Walsh. Retelling the infamous Parker-Hulme murder case in Christchurch, New Zealand, forty years prior, the film introduced Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey to the screen and featured immeresive fantasy elements that foreshadow Jackson’s work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Legends Podcast is spending the whole month exploring gay and lesbian cinema in what we’re calling Gaypril - and we’re starting out with strangest tourism ad in New Zealand’s 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 #518; Zack Snyder’s Justice League

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 74:53

    Four years after its original release, the fifth film of the DCEU is back on screens courtesy of HBO Max. Zack Snyder’s Justice League, however, presents an almost entirely different vision from Joss Whedon’s theatrical version, and is the direct result of the unholy alliance between a troubled production, a rabid fanbase, and a streaming service hungry for buzz-worthy content. Adding $70 million to the original film’s $300 million budget for all-new visual effects and new footage - as well as the restoration of Henry Cavill’s upper lip - and clocking in at over four hours, the “Snyder Cut'’ is certainly more… but is it better?   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 #517; Last Action Hero (Arnold)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 68:47

    The career of action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger is full of hits, but 1993 handed him his first major flop. Following his career-defining performance in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the John McTiernan-directed spoof Last Action Hero saw Arnie play a fictional movie character from an action sequel starring… Arnold Schwarzeneggar. Opening in June of 1993, Last Action Hero was billed as "the next great summer action movie," but bad word-of-mouth from a disastrous test screening destroyed any chance the film had of standing up to the competition. The fact that the competition was Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, which came out the weekend before Last Action Hero and would go on to become the highest-grossing film of all time at that point... Well, it almost made Arnold’s action career extinct. But twenty-eight years later, Last Action Hero seems ahead of its time, and it may just be one of the best comedies Arnold ever made.   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 #516; The Town (St. Paddy's Day)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 64:59

    After facing a career downturn and seeing his personal life turn to tabloid fodder, Ben Affleck solidified his status as an actor-director with his sophomore outing, 2010’s The Town. Starring Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, and Pete Postelwaite in his final film role, The Town followed up the first pic Affleck helmed, 2007’s Gone Baby Gone, as another Boston-based crime drama. The Town received overwhelmingly positive reviews and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nom for Renner, and Affleck’s next film, Argo, would win him the Oscar for Best Picture. This year, to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, we’re painting the town green!   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 #515; Lockout (Sci-Fi)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 53:26

    In 2012, the French sci-fi action film Lockout asked the question: what if Luc Besson ripped off John Carpenter’s Escape from New York? When a convicted ex-soldier is asked to infiltrate a floating maximum-security prison to rescue a member of the First Family in order to receive a pardon, hijinks ensue. Starring Guy Pearce as Snake - er, um, “Snow,” - Lockout was panned by critics as “Escape from N.Y./L.A. in space” and barely made back its $20 million dollar budget. Carpenter then sued for plagiarism, and a French court ruled that Besson’s company EuropaCorp had to pay $502,000 in damages. But after a year of lockdown, does Lockout’s punishment still fit the crime? 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 #514; Cube (Sci-Fi)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 67:49

    In 1997, the Canadian sci-fi horror film Cube asked the question: what if six strangers were trapped in a maze filled with traps and the only way for them to escape was by using... math? Okay, so on paper Cube is a movie that should not work. It was made for just $350K, in one room, with a bunch of unknown actors. There are a few special effects, but blink and you’ll miss them. There are no answers given as to why anything is happening. The movie is just all cube. Yet Cube is a cult classic, with two follow-ups and a Japanese remake under its belt, and a remake reportedly in development. And after a year in isolation, with every day the same as the last, Cube might just be the most relatable movie of our era.   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 #513; One Night In Miami... (Black History)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 67:48

    The global box office shut down has led many theatrical releases to seek other avenues for distribution - including films seeking award recognition. Earlier this year, Amazon Prime released One Night in Miami…, which is the first film directed by Regina King and was written by Kemp Powers, based on his 2013 play. While it received showings at multiple film festivals - including the first movie by a Black female director to be selected for the Venice Film Festival - and a limited release prior to its streaming debut, Amazon Prime is betting that strong word of mouth on streaming will boost the pic’s Oscar hopes. Within the last few weeks ago, One Night in Miami… scored three Golden Globe noms and five Critics Choice Award nods. Now Legends Podcast is checking in to the Hampton House to hang out with four legendary men.   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 #512; Space Sweepers (Sci-Fi)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 74:17

    The global box office shut down has led many theatrical releases to seek other avenues for distribution. Earlier this month, Netflix released Space Sweepers, the first-ever South Korean space blockbuster, which had originally been aimed at cinemas. After multiple delays due to the pandemic, the film’s studio sold the movie’s exclusive rights to Netflix in hopes that it would be well-received and could jump-start a franchise. Upon release, Space Sweepers topped Netflix’s own Top 10 list in several countries around the globe, including South Korea. Now we’re checking in with the crew of the Spaceship Victory to see if this international action movie is trash or treasure.    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 #511; I’m Thinking of Ending Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 76:22

    This episode includes a discussion of suicide. If you are in crisis, you should call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   Last year brought a plethora of new original films to streaming services. In September, Netflix released I’m Thinking of Ending Things, based on the novel by Iain Reid, and adapted and directed by Charlie Kaufman. Starring Fargo’s Jessie Buckley, Fargo’s Jesse Plemons, Fargo’s David Thewlis, and Knives Out’s Toni Collette, this mind-mending movie was well-received by critics. With awards season looming, we’re putting on the snow chains and heading to Tulsey Town.   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 #510; The Old Guard (Action)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 56:29

    Last year brought a bumper crop of new original films to streaming services. In July, Netflix released The Old Guard, based on the Image Comics series by Greg Rucka. Starring Mad Max: Fury Road’s Charlize Theron as the leader of a group of immortal mercenaries, this globe-trotting action movie reportedly drew 78 million viewers in the first month of release. With a sequel reportedly in development, we’re pressing play to see Imperator Furiosa do her best Wolverine impression.   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 #509; My Neighbor Totoro (Japanuary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 72:32

    From the 1988 film My Neighbor Totoro, best known to American audiences from the 2006 English-dub version released by Disney, the titular Totoro has become a brand icon for Studio Ghibli - a silent, imposing counterpart to Mickey Mouse. Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and based on his own childhood, My Neighbor Totoro has become a worldwide cult classic. As we wrap up our Japanuary arc, we climb aboard the Catbus for a magical journey through the fields and forests of rural ‘50s Japan.   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 #508; The Hidden Fortress (Japanuary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 61:41

    We’re wrapping up our Kurosawa trilogy with 1958’s The Hidden Fortress. Cited often as one of George Lucas’s direct inspirations for Star Wars, The Hidden Fortress features two bumbling fools, a fugitive princess, a badass swordsman, and a scarred bad guy who carries a grudge but is ultimately redeemed by his good heart! Toshiro Mifune shows up again for the third time this month in this epic from a long time ago and somewhere far, far away - feudal Japan!    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 #507; Seven Samurai (Japanuary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 59:04

    We’re continuing the month with Kurosawa’s 1954 film Seven Samurai. Released by Toho Studios the same year as the first Godzilla, Seven Samurai actually cost more than the monster flick and took three times as long to shoot, and though both would be remembered as two of the greatest films ever made, Seven Samurai remains one of the most heavily referenced, remade, or reworked, films of all time. Coming in at a whopping three-and-a-half hours (with intermission!) Seven Samurai is hailed as the first modern action movie. This is episode Five Hundred and Seven of Legends Podcast!    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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