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Dec 15, 2016

Nothing says Christmas like lust, avarice and dreams of promotions to come in corporate America. Mario Bernardi returns to explain why he thinks The Apartment is a great movie for the holidays. Can he really justify it? Pour a glass of good cheer and tune in to find out.

Dec 1, 2016

It’s the rootin, tootinest episode ever when Jim and guest Mario Bernardi try and figure out what HBO saw in the movie Westworld that would make for a great TV series. Then learn the strange influence Yul Brenner’s character had on two horror/action franchises.

Nov 15, 2016

Is it a hunka, hunka burning love when Jim talks to Chris Wuergler about Blue Hawaii and the film career of Elvis Presley or is it nothing but a hound dog? There’s more to this movie than you think - including a bizarre connection to the Charlie Chan movie series. You won’t want to miss this one.

Nov 1, 2016

Special guest Christine Wuergler joins us here at Back to the Balcony to discuss the Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho.  Tune in as we discuss everything from Hitchcock's cameo in the film, the likability of Norman Bates, and of course the famous shower scene.

Oct 15, 2016

Duh-duh, duh-duh, duh-duh. Jim and guest Len Perdic head back to the beach to dip into Jaws. Does it still stand up or was everybody suffering from the heat when it came out?

Oct 1, 2016

Two knuckleheads weigh in on three knuckleheads. A critical look (Is that even possible?) at The Three Stooges Meet Hercules and its impact on culture. N-Yuk, n-yuk!

Sep 15, 2016

Mario Bernardi drops by to have Breakfast at Tiffany’s. To Jim it’s just so much indigestion. Give a listen to see who you agree with.

Sep 1, 2016

They come in peace! But will Jim’s marriage continue the same way when his wife Pat comes to talk about Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Aug 15, 2016
Things get a little naughty as guest Len Perdic returns to discuss Goldfinger and the limits of genitalia related character names. Whether you shake it or you stir it, it’s a hoot.
 
Aug 1, 2016

In this episode we discuss the movie American Graffiti with special guest Len Perdic.   Was this a coming of age film? Or was it all about the cars and music?  We can't decide.  Tune in as we discuss what made this film an American Icon.

Jul 15, 2016

Muscle Beach Party. With Frankie (I taught Arnold everything about body sculpting) and Annette (definitely not Miley Cyrus’ role model). How did this franchise last for six movies? Because American International was smarter than you think.

Jul 14, 2016

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World or The Birth of the Modern Cameo. So many stars, do they have enough to do? Any movie with The Three Stooges has to be a winner, right? Hmmm, let’s think about that.

Jul 13, 2016

In this episode we talk about the podcast Back to the Balcony.  An amused second look at movies from the 60's and 70's, and why that period was the most influential in movie history.  Do they stand the test of time? 

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