Laserdisc technology was new and hot in the early 80s. One time in 1981, Sears put out a catalog on laserdisc. We're not talking about it because of the technological innovations, nor are we here to talk about the general fashions of the day. We're primarily here to talk about one person, a key figure in this disc.
NBC wasn't the only network showing a parade on Thanksgiving 1985. CBS brought us parts of 5 different parades in its All-American Thanksgiving Parade, with TV stars in American locales including New York City, Detroit, Philadelphia, Hawaii, and...Toronto?! Each location had its own style, and some parades put more energy and creativity into their work than others.
It’s on again as Greg and Chico return with Into the Spidey Movieverse as they finish the two Amazing Spider-Man movies with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from 2014.
Sony tried to set-up things in this movie that they ultimately could not cash in order to compete with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the duo take a deep dive into this movie and what ultimately happened to the franchise.
The two go over many things including Ghost Denis Leary, Jamie Foxx’s nerdy get-up, Dane DeHaan doing whatever the hell that performance he did in the movie was and a giant Blu-ray collector’s edition for the movie featuring Electro’s blue head.
Happy Thanksgiving, pilgrims! We do our annual look at a Thanksgiving Day parade from the past by viewing the 1985 Macy's Parade. As always, we have bands, floats, and celebrities, but there was a little something extra as a postscript to this parade. It'll make you yell "Oh neat!" Just remember, the Paramus Toys'R'Us store is closed on Sundays.
One of the more fascinating and entertaining Saturday morning shows in the mid-70s was The Ghost Busters, starring Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch, who worked together in the 60s on F Troop. Unrelated to the movie franchise of the same name, it got a second life in the 80s thanks to that movie, but that's another episode. It was cancelled for a reason we haven't covered thus far on this show, but you'll have to listen to find out.
Jesse Ventura did the improbable in 1998, being elected Minnesota's governor. Of course, someone had to jump over that story and create a made-for-TV movie. Unfortunately, little fact checking was done and many creative liberties were taken. And to add a creepy twist, this aired the same night as one of the most tragic events in pro wrestling history.
Get on up and dance because Greg and Chico are here to deliver their thoughts on the conclusion to the Sam Raimi Trilogy by looking at Spider-Man 3 on this edition of Into the Spidey Movieverse.
The duo discusses the many plots of this movie which include Harry’s amnesia, Mary Jane dealing with rejection, Eddie Brock being a real jerk, JJJ trying to weasel some little girl’s camera and Peter just wanting to dance under the influence of the symbiote.
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It's 1984 and NBC is riding high on The A-Team so, of course, they had to capitalize on that trend. Mix The A-Team with martial arts and you get The Master...sort of. It didn't work, getting the heave-ho off the schedule after 13 shows. But it did get immortalized somewhat thanks to Mystery Science Theater 3000.