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Two Geeks and a GIT Classic Movie Reviews

Buddy Allman, Jeff Smith, and Chad Roberts

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Two Geeks and a GIT Classic Movie Reviews

Two Geeks and a GIT Classic Movie Reviews

Buddy Allman, Jeff Smith, and Chad Roberts

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Classic Film Reviews from two film geeks and a geek-in-training!

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Clue (1985)

Episode 190: For this pairing we're celebrating the work of an under-appreciated genius known as Tim Curry. We begin with the film that was ahead of its time (it didn't "pop" until the VHS generation found it, and now it's a cult classic), 1985's "Clue!" Directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Lynn and John Landis himself, the film (based on the board game of the same name) introduces us to Wadsworth (Curry) a butler hosting a unique dinner party. The guests are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Colonel Mustard (Martin Mull), and Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren). It's a murder mystery unlike any other, and that's part of the reason it didn't quite catch on until it came out for home video viewing, but has since become an eminently-quotable cult classic!

53 MIN1 w ago
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Clue (1985)

The Crow (1994)

Episode 189: For the second film in our pairing from the urban fantasy genre, we move ahead to 1994 and Brandon Lee, son of famous martial artist and cinema star Bruce Lee, in his final performance on-screen in "The Crow." Directed by Alex Proyas, and set in Detroit, Michigan, the film stars lee, Ernie Hudson (of "Ghostbusters" fame), Rochelle Davis, Michael Wincott, Bai Ling, Anna Levine, and Tony Todd and spins the tale of Eric Dravan and his wife Shelly, both assaulted and horribly killed by a street gang. One year after their deaths, Eric is reborn as an avenging angel who seeks to right all of the wrongs from his death, including a few that actually lead to a better life for some. The trio also discuss the tragic death of Brandon Lee while filming, dying on-set in what investigators called a tragic accident... but was it? And finally, the Geeks and their G.I.T. reveal which listener request they're taking for their next pairing!

54 MIN2 w ago
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The Crow (1994)

Highlander (1986)

Episode 188: This pairing focuses on the genre known as Urban Fantasy, that being supernatural events taking place "modern day." And we begin with one of the best urban fantasy films of the 80s, 1986's "Highlander!" Featuring the unique cinematic direction of Russell Mulcahy, the film stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne Hart as it tells the story of Connor MacLeod, a scotsman who was born in 1518 and is, for all intents and purposes, immortal. But there have been others, and now it's down to only a few, as "The Gathering" is happening, and Connor must fight to be the victor and winner of "the prize," even though no one knows what that prize actually is. With breathtaking cinematography, a tour de force by Brown as the film's villainous "Kurgan," and a soundtrack by the band Queen, this is a highlight of so many great things from the 80s all wrapped up in a single film!

59 MIN3 w ago
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Highlander (1986)

Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

Episode 187: This is the second look at the films of Monty Python, and in this episode we move ahead four years to 1979's Monty Python's "Life of Brian!" Directed by Terry Jones, and again starring Jones, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin, this is a different take on British comedy as we follow the life of Brian Cohen (Chapman), who happened to be born in the manger next door to Jesus. Thus begins his loosely parallel life to Jesus, including being mistaken for being the Messiah (or at least A Messiah)! While the film created a lot of controversy (including being banned in some places until just five years ago), it has become a favorite of Python fans around the world, and even of the Pythons themselves! Plus, find out what urban fantasy films will make up the trio's next pairing as they head toward Episode 200!

64 MINJAN 20
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Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Episode 186: It's the best in British comedy for this pairing! Buddy, Chad, and Jeff are reviewing two of the funniest, oddest, most successful British comedy films of all time, by one of the best comedy troupes of all time: Monty Python! First up, 1974's "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," which is almost literally the Holy Grail of English comedies! Directed by the Terrys (Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam) and starring Jones, Gilliam, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin, this is a very unique telling of the Arthurian legend and King Arthur's quest for the holiest of holy objects: The Grail. Complete with insolent peasants, mighty enchanters, vicious rabbits, French taunters, and coconut horses, this is a decidedly silly film that's been placing on top-50 and top-100 comedy films of all times lists for decades! If you haven't seen this movie, go out and watch it first, then come back for the review (we don't want to ruin any of the jokes)!

57 MINJAN 13
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Episode 185: Moving ahead five years from the first film in our Christmas Horror pairing, we turn to an anthology film done differently than most, where each story has (at least tengentially) a link to the holiday season. Directed by Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, and Brett Sullivan, we meed Dangerous Dan (William Shatner), a veteran DJ broadcasting to Bailey Downs on Christmas Eve. As the overall 'narrator' of the story, he is part of the glue that ties the various stories together: An investigation of a year-old Christmas murder in the basement of a convent-turned-high school, a police officer cutting corners to get a free Christmas tree, a dysfunctional family making a surprise visit to an estranged aunt, and a tale of Santa defending himself against bloodthirsty zombie elves and his ancient nemesis! Not all stories are created equal, but overall it's a rollicking, supernatural, creepy good holiday time! Plus, the trio announce what their first official pairing of the new year will be, and you won't want to miss it!

57 MINJAN 6
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A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Rare Exports (2010)

Episode 184: Christmas horror films (and yes, that's a genre) are the focus of our final 2019 pairing, and we begin with a film made in the home of the Santa Claus myth. Written by the Helander brothers (Jalmari and Juuso) and directed by Jalmari, the film stars a real-life father and son team, Omni and Jorma Tommila, as Pietari and Rauno Kontio. Rauno is a reindeer herder, while Pietari is a typical young boy, living out in rural Finland. When the reindeer herd is slaughtered, Pietari comes up with an unbelievable explanation. But when they find a naked old man with white hair and a long white beard, Pietari's theory begins to sound less fantastic. Add in a corrupt evil American corporation and some ancient Finnish mythology and you have a truly unique Christmas story which, according to Buddy, is more of a dark fantasy than a horror film but, nevertheless, is definitely worth your viewing hours!

58 MIN2019 DEC 30
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Rare Exports (2010)

A Christmas Story (1983)

Episode 183: Our second December holiday film for 2019 is the one immortalized by Turner Television who, since 1997, has aired a 24-hour marathon each and every year! What movie are we talking about? Why... 1983's "A Christmas Story," of course! Directed by Bob Clark, and starring Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Schott Schwartz, and Peter Billingsley, this is the story of 9-year-old Ralphie, living in the suburbs in the pre-war 1940s. All he wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB Gun, but everywhere he turns, everyone is telling him it's too dangerous for him to have, crushing his hopes and dreams. Alongside that is a story of being a kid around the holidays and everything else such a kid would have to deal with, including a bratty little brother and a local bully! Beloved by people everywhere... excemt in the Two Geeks and a GIT recording studio. Find out which member of the trio isn't a fan, and then find out how said member is getting revenge on the other two in the next pairing!

59 MIN2019 DEC 23
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A Christmas Story (1983)

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Episode 182: It's time again for our December holiday pairing! This year, we begin with a true classic, 1947's "The Bishop's Wife." Directed by Henry Koster and starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven, this film tells the story of Bishop Henry Brougham, a devout and good man nearing the end of his energy, who prays for guidance amidst the struggles of finding funding for a new cathedral. His wife, Julia, fears that the Bishop may be drifting away from his marriage, his daughter, and the true meaning of his congregation and community. Enter Dudley, an oddly charming gentleman who befriends everyone he meets, and begins to turn the Brougham's lives upside-down, in a good way. Will Dudley be able to help Henry and Julia sort through their assorted problems while still guiding them toward a happy ending for all? You'll have to watch the movie (and listen to the podcast) to find out!

54 MIN2019 DEC 16
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The Bishop's Wife (1947)

White Christmas (1954)

Episode 181: In the second film in our pairing of musicals written specifically for the silver screen, we move ahead two years to the film that found Paramount unveiling their new widescreen technology which they called "VistaVision!" "White Christmas," directed by Michael Curtiz, follows Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) as they're celebrating Christmas at the front in Germany, 1944. They're giving their regiment a holiday program on Christmas Eve, which is also when their respected commander, Major General Thomas F. Waverly (Dean Jagger), is being transferred. Shortly after, Phil saves Bob from a collapsing building, thus setting the stage for Phil bamboozling Bob into starting a two-man act after the war. After the duo becomes quite successful, they're asked to review the Haynes Sisters act by an old pal from the army... or so they think. This leads them to change their plans and head to Vermont with Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy (Vera Ellen) Haynes, where they find a warm-weather-locked skiing inn. And, as it turns out, the inn is run by someone they know from way back, and they hatch a plan to help save the inn from the lack of business caused by the high temperatures! Plus, find out what two films the trio will be talking about for Christmas this year!

63 MIN2019 DEC 9
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White Christmas (1954)

Latest Episodes

Clue (1985)

Episode 190: For this pairing we're celebrating the work of an under-appreciated genius known as Tim Curry. We begin with the film that was ahead of its time (it didn't "pop" until the VHS generation found it, and now it's a cult classic), 1985's "Clue!" Directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Lynn and John Landis himself, the film (based on the board game of the same name) introduces us to Wadsworth (Curry) a butler hosting a unique dinner party. The guests are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Colonel Mustard (Martin Mull), and Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren). It's a murder mystery unlike any other, and that's part of the reason it didn't quite catch on until it came out for home video viewing, but has since become an eminently-quotable cult classic!

53 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Clue (1985)

The Crow (1994)

Episode 189: For the second film in our pairing from the urban fantasy genre, we move ahead to 1994 and Brandon Lee, son of famous martial artist and cinema star Bruce Lee, in his final performance on-screen in "The Crow." Directed by Alex Proyas, and set in Detroit, Michigan, the film stars lee, Ernie Hudson (of "Ghostbusters" fame), Rochelle Davis, Michael Wincott, Bai Ling, Anna Levine, and Tony Todd and spins the tale of Eric Dravan and his wife Shelly, both assaulted and horribly killed by a street gang. One year after their deaths, Eric is reborn as an avenging angel who seeks to right all of the wrongs from his death, including a few that actually lead to a better life for some. The trio also discuss the tragic death of Brandon Lee while filming, dying on-set in what investigators called a tragic accident... but was it? And finally, the Geeks and their G.I.T. reveal which listener request they're taking for their next pairing!

54 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Crow (1994)

Highlander (1986)

Episode 188: This pairing focuses on the genre known as Urban Fantasy, that being supernatural events taking place "modern day." And we begin with one of the best urban fantasy films of the 80s, 1986's "Highlander!" Featuring the unique cinematic direction of Russell Mulcahy, the film stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne Hart as it tells the story of Connor MacLeod, a scotsman who was born in 1518 and is, for all intents and purposes, immortal. But there have been others, and now it's down to only a few, as "The Gathering" is happening, and Connor must fight to be the victor and winner of "the prize," even though no one knows what that prize actually is. With breathtaking cinematography, a tour de force by Brown as the film's villainous "Kurgan," and a soundtrack by the band Queen, this is a highlight of so many great things from the 80s all wrapped up in a single film!

59 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Highlander (1986)

Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

Episode 187: This is the second look at the films of Monty Python, and in this episode we move ahead four years to 1979's Monty Python's "Life of Brian!" Directed by Terry Jones, and again starring Jones, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin, this is a different take on British comedy as we follow the life of Brian Cohen (Chapman), who happened to be born in the manger next door to Jesus. Thus begins his loosely parallel life to Jesus, including being mistaken for being the Messiah (or at least A Messiah)! While the film created a lot of controversy (including being banned in some places until just five years ago), it has become a favorite of Python fans around the world, and even of the Pythons themselves! Plus, find out what urban fantasy films will make up the trio's next pairing as they head toward Episode 200!

64 MINJAN 20
Comments
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Episode 186: It's the best in British comedy for this pairing! Buddy, Chad, and Jeff are reviewing two of the funniest, oddest, most successful British comedy films of all time, by one of the best comedy troupes of all time: Monty Python! First up, 1974's "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," which is almost literally the Holy Grail of English comedies! Directed by the Terrys (Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam) and starring Jones, Gilliam, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin, this is a very unique telling of the Arthurian legend and King Arthur's quest for the holiest of holy objects: The Grail. Complete with insolent peasants, mighty enchanters, vicious rabbits, French taunters, and coconut horses, this is a decidedly silly film that's been placing on top-50 and top-100 comedy films of all times lists for decades! If you haven't seen this movie, go out and watch it first, then come back for the review (we don't want to ruin any of the jokes)!

57 MINJAN 13
Comments
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Episode 185: Moving ahead five years from the first film in our Christmas Horror pairing, we turn to an anthology film done differently than most, where each story has (at least tengentially) a link to the holiday season. Directed by Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, and Brett Sullivan, we meed Dangerous Dan (William Shatner), a veteran DJ broadcasting to Bailey Downs on Christmas Eve. As the overall 'narrator' of the story, he is part of the glue that ties the various stories together: An investigation of a year-old Christmas murder in the basement of a convent-turned-high school, a police officer cutting corners to get a free Christmas tree, a dysfunctional family making a surprise visit to an estranged aunt, and a tale of Santa defending himself against bloodthirsty zombie elves and his ancient nemesis! Not all stories are created equal, but overall it's a rollicking, supernatural, creepy good holiday time! Plus, the trio announce what their first official pairing of the new year will be, and you won't want to miss it!

57 MINJAN 6
Comments
A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Rare Exports (2010)

Episode 184: Christmas horror films (and yes, that's a genre) are the focus of our final 2019 pairing, and we begin with a film made in the home of the Santa Claus myth. Written by the Helander brothers (Jalmari and Juuso) and directed by Jalmari, the film stars a real-life father and son team, Omni and Jorma Tommila, as Pietari and Rauno Kontio. Rauno is a reindeer herder, while Pietari is a typical young boy, living out in rural Finland. When the reindeer herd is slaughtered, Pietari comes up with an unbelievable explanation. But when they find a naked old man with white hair and a long white beard, Pietari's theory begins to sound less fantastic. Add in a corrupt evil American corporation and some ancient Finnish mythology and you have a truly unique Christmas story which, according to Buddy, is more of a dark fantasy than a horror film but, nevertheless, is definitely worth your viewing hours!

58 MIN2019 DEC 30
Comments
Rare Exports (2010)

A Christmas Story (1983)

Episode 183: Our second December holiday film for 2019 is the one immortalized by Turner Television who, since 1997, has aired a 24-hour marathon each and every year! What movie are we talking about? Why... 1983's "A Christmas Story," of course! Directed by Bob Clark, and starring Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Schott Schwartz, and Peter Billingsley, this is the story of 9-year-old Ralphie, living in the suburbs in the pre-war 1940s. All he wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB Gun, but everywhere he turns, everyone is telling him it's too dangerous for him to have, crushing his hopes and dreams. Alongside that is a story of being a kid around the holidays and everything else such a kid would have to deal with, including a bratty little brother and a local bully! Beloved by people everywhere... excemt in the Two Geeks and a GIT recording studio. Find out which member of the trio isn't a fan, and then find out how said member is getting revenge on the other two in the next pairing!

59 MIN2019 DEC 23
Comments
A Christmas Story (1983)

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Episode 182: It's time again for our December holiday pairing! This year, we begin with a true classic, 1947's "The Bishop's Wife." Directed by Henry Koster and starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven, this film tells the story of Bishop Henry Brougham, a devout and good man nearing the end of his energy, who prays for guidance amidst the struggles of finding funding for a new cathedral. His wife, Julia, fears that the Bishop may be drifting away from his marriage, his daughter, and the true meaning of his congregation and community. Enter Dudley, an oddly charming gentleman who befriends everyone he meets, and begins to turn the Brougham's lives upside-down, in a good way. Will Dudley be able to help Henry and Julia sort through their assorted problems while still guiding them toward a happy ending for all? You'll have to watch the movie (and listen to the podcast) to find out!

54 MIN2019 DEC 16
Comments
The Bishop's Wife (1947)

White Christmas (1954)

Episode 181: In the second film in our pairing of musicals written specifically for the silver screen, we move ahead two years to the film that found Paramount unveiling their new widescreen technology which they called "VistaVision!" "White Christmas," directed by Michael Curtiz, follows Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) as they're celebrating Christmas at the front in Germany, 1944. They're giving their regiment a holiday program on Christmas Eve, which is also when their respected commander, Major General Thomas F. Waverly (Dean Jagger), is being transferred. Shortly after, Phil saves Bob from a collapsing building, thus setting the stage for Phil bamboozling Bob into starting a two-man act after the war. After the duo becomes quite successful, they're asked to review the Haynes Sisters act by an old pal from the army... or so they think. This leads them to change their plans and head to Vermont with Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy (Vera Ellen) Haynes, where they find a warm-weather-locked skiing inn. And, as it turns out, the inn is run by someone they know from way back, and they hatch a plan to help save the inn from the lack of business caused by the high temperatures! Plus, find out what two films the trio will be talking about for Christmas this year!

63 MIN2019 DEC 9
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White Christmas (1954)
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