Nate and Ryan escape the summer heat by watching Bull Durham, a sports classic from 1988 that helped catapult Kevin Costner into Hollywood super-stardom. Bull Durham is often hailed as the best sports movie of all time, so Nate and Ryan decided to weigh in for themselves. After 30 years, how does this tale of small-time baseball players, small-town romancers, and has-been talents hold up? Nate and Ryan discuss if Bull Durham has any life left in it.
Where does Bull Durham rank for you? Is there another sports movie that takes the top spot for you? Do you believe in opening presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Let us know!
Also, let us know your thoughts on our next movie: Vertigo.
As the school year winds down and summer brings life-long change (or so teen comedies would have us believe), Nate and Ryan discuss Can’t Hardly Wait. Released 20 years ago, some of the hallmarks of late ’90s and early ’00s teen comedies can be traced back to Can’t Hardly Wait, yet it doesn’t quite hold a place among the “Teen Comedy Classics.” Nate and Ryan discuss whether it belongs there, and what qualifies a film for a place among the beloved. They also get unexpectedly serious in discussing whether a movie that accurately depicts the troubling social dynamics of its day has a place in today’s culture.
Was Can’t Hardly Wait a part of your teen years? What is your favorite teen comedy? What makes a “great” teen comedy in your mind? Let us know!
Nate and Ryan talk about The Big Lebowski (one of their favorites), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. They welcome back their good friend Tim Yoder to discuss what is so special about this movie and what the expansive cult fan base indicates about its appeal. Grab a white Russian and lay out on your best rug as we wax philosophical about this cult favorite.
What is your history with The Dude? What are your favorite lines? Which lines are you sick of hearing? Let us know!
For our fourth annual Holiday Extravaganza, we’re re-watching Elf, the 2003 Will Farrell comedy hit that has become a must-see for many people each year. Our feelings for Elf have deteriorated over the years, so we wanted to watch it again to see if there’s something we’re missing. This is the first time we’ve watched a Christmas movie that neither of us are big on, and we know that many of our listeners do like this movie. As the spirit of the season dictates, we watched with a generous mind and an open heart. Though we can’t say that it made much of a difference…
Share your thoughts! Are we just being Grinches? What do you love about Elf? If you’ve never liked it, how have you managed to stay under the radar so the Elf fanatics don’t forcibly decorate your house? Let us know!
For most of the ’90s, Mike Meyers’ catchphrases were repeated ad nauseam everywhere from dorm rooms to boardrooms (We’re guessing. We weren’t in a single boardroom in the ’90s, but you get it). With Wayne’s World celebrating its 25th anniversary and Austin Powers celebrating its 20th, Nate and Ryan decided to watch both in their first ever Can We Still Be Friends Double Feature!
While watching movies you loved in middle school is always a risk, the lasting impact Meyers has had on comedy is always worth a revisit.
What’s your history with these movies? After 20 years, is Dr. Evil funny? Why has Wayne’s World become a classic? Let us know!