We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming this month but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to deliver the hot quality pod you’ve come to expect! This week, for our first episode of Bonus Content January, we managed to land an interview with the multi-talented, in-demand costume designer Mairi Chisholm. Join us for a delightful conversation about the ins and outs of the biz, fatherly expectations, and what panty lines (or lack thereof) say about a character.
And check out Mairi’s work here: https://www.mairichisholm.com
To close out his exploration of childhood favorites, Matt chose the magical animated classic, The Little Mermaid (1989). While certainly nostalgic, as far as we’re concerned this magnificent musical masterpiece is a triumph of filmmaking that warrants continual celebration. The memorable characters, excellent music, brisk pacing, and stunning animation all add up to what can only be described as a perfect viewing experience. Join us as we discuss trans parables, aqua college, and the finer points of maritime law this week on Ex Rated Movies!
This week, in what has to be one of our most convoluted setups to date, award-winning filmmaker Devin Sheridan joins us to talk about a multi-titled 1980’s Hong Kong action flick that neither of us have seen before called Above the Law (1986). And while this movie does have a plot, we all agree that the weaponized accessories, handcuff kung foolery, and Cynthia Rothrock (aka Cynthior Ragnarok) are what make this film a choice cut. Join us as we imagine Robert Shapiro in a Marcia Clark wig, a battle between a turtle and a squirrel, and a perplexing new name for the internet this week on Ex Rated Movies.
The Large Marge Sent Us Podcast-style childhood-shaping hits just keep on coming! This week we’re yammering on about a humble little time travel movie that goes by the name of Back to the Future (1985). Huey Lewis tunes and ginger discrimination not withstanding, this blockbuster soars on an updraft of unique performances, a rousing Sylvestri soundtrack, and a script that’s tighter than a parking space at Trader Joe’s. Immerse yourself in our bloviations on Billy Zane’s baldness, Doc Brown’s bribery, and Ryan’s basic-ass Letterboxd account this week on Ex Rated Moves!
In our continuing exploration of movies that shaped our childhood, a hat-tip to the Large Marge Sent Us podcast, we turn to the mid-80’s Disney channel staple, Flight of the Navigator (1986). While not exactly a stellar movie, this sci-fi mystery adventure is not the mortifying mess that Ryan feared it would be. And though the Exes might not agree on whether the ship looks like a sleek walnut or an unholy marriage between a cantaloupe and a bike helmet, they do concur that the Alan Silvestri soundtrack is totally cowabunga. Mashed skin-on figs, fraternal role-reversal, and hair inconsistencies out the wazoo this week on Ex Rated Movies!
Revisiting childhood favorites can be a delightful stroll down memory lane. Or, as in the case of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), it can be a squirm-inducing slog down embarrassment avenue. Insipid dialogue, inexplicable characters, and a feeble anticlimax all add up to a less-than-radical movie-watching experience, dude. Join us as we discuss Ryan’s garden party molestation, Matt’s mop infatuation, and the enduring relevance of pizza this week on Ex Rated Movies!
Conceived as an indictment of England’s criminalization of homosexuality, Victim (1961) tells the story of a vulnerable group of blackmailed homosexuals and the closeted barrister who puts himself on the line in the name of undoing the unjust law. Or if you’re feeling spicy: When the death of a sexy construction worker threatens to uncover Mel’s dirty little secret, he’s forced to take matters into his own hands to uncover the evil blackmailers who are terrorizing a marginalized community. Either way, this compelling drama is a gem. Handsome brutes, nightsticks, and a thorough pipe cleaning this week on Ex Rated Movies!