Jimmy England brings a heaping bag of humbug to Scrooge the Musical while guest Christine Wuergler finds it a charming Christmas classic. Together can they solve the mystery of exactly what’s wrong with Tiny Tim?
Jimmy England and Christine Wuergler take on Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable in 1961’s The Misfits, a movie about cowboys, drinking and divorce - basically a country song come to life without the cheery chorus about the dog dying and pick-up truck breaking down.
Comedian Barry Carter gets down with The Blues Brothers. Jimmy gets down with Metamucil. Together they justify why a movie from 1980 should be included on a podcast about movies from he 60’s and 70’s. Warning: Serious Rationalizing Ahead.
If you’ve been working in the lab it’s time to take a break as Jimmy and guest Len Perdic dissect The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Does it hold up or does it need a jolt of electricity?
The Dirty Dozen, mayhem in the military or a calculated risk? Jim is joined by guest Len Perdic to discuss the viability of arming hardened criminals for commando missions. And as if that’s not enough they also argue over the difference between a premise and a synopsis. Yes, it’s a laugh riot.
“Manhattan” one of the greatest love stories of all time or another Woody Allen euro-drama? Jim’s reaction you can predict but guest Mario Bernardi just might surprise you. Warning: Real life makes an appearance at the tend.
“Nashville” has been called Robert Altman’s masterpiece. Jim thinks it might be something else entirely. Guest Mario Bernardi tries to supply a more balanced interpretation.
Jimmy England talks about 1968’s Funny Girl with 2018’s funny girl, Chris Wuergler. Nobody’s quite sure if this is the biography of Fanny Brice or a Barbra Streisand concert movie.
Comedian Pete Van Dyke coaches Jimmy England on the finer points of 1977’s Slap Shot. Jimmy explains why he’s out of his mind. Surprisingly, the gloves never come off.
Go back to the summer of love when Jim and guest Len Perdic talk about 1970’s Woodstock. Peace, love and rock and roll or a fantastic con job? Don’t miss the quiz at the end to determine how groovy you are.
Perpetually perky Doris Day comes under fire when Jimmy England and Chris Wuergler talk about her 1963 film Move Over, Darling. Surrealist romp or precursor to Sex In The City?
Comedian Barry 3D Carter visits to talk about his favourite movie, 1976’s Logan’s Run. Is Jim correct that it’s technically challenged? Or should you trust a man who can’t figure out how to text message?
Jim obsesses once again about the weight of gold while guest Len Perdic patiently explains that 1969’s The Italian Job was just a movie and any similarities to other films is just a coincidence.
Back with a personal favourite, guest Mario Bernardi tries to get Jim to understand the finer points of 1971’s Harold and Maude. Jim tries but can only identify with what he interprets as symptoms of early onset dementia (big surprise).
Jim and special guest Mario Bernardi plunge into the world of bugs, security and paranoia with 1974’s The Conversation. It’s a fascinating discussion with no connection to why they’re both afraid to answer their cell phones.
Is Grease the word or just a terrible 1976 movie? Chris Wuergler and Jimmy England debate whether it’s a good idea to cast actors as high school students who are old enough to receive pensions.
You need a mean mutha to talk about the blaxploitation films of the seventies. Instead, you get Jimmy England and comedian Barry 3D Carter just talking about 1971’s Shaft in this episode of Back to the Balcony.
Jimmy England and Christine Wuergler discuss The Odd Couple in this episode of Back to the Balcony. She says it’s a comedy, he says it’s a documentary. If nothing else you’ll learn what a Fake Shemp is.
Is it possible to have a frank and earnest discussion about 1979’s Caligula? Or do guest Len Perdic and host Jimmy England get distracted by the “adult situations”? You be the judge. WARNING: You may get aroused.
Ve half ways of making you listen. Actually we don’t. But you’ll want to hear Len Perdic and Jimmy England go completely off topic discussing The Boys From Brazil.
Everybody’s talking about Midnight Cowboy. Maybe not everybody but guest Mario Bernardi and Jimmy England do try to figure out what all the fuss was about and how attitudes have changed in this episode of Back to the Balcony.
Guest Mario Bernardi displays his automotive chops when critiquing the car chase scene in Bullitt, Jimmy England gets lost down some dead end street as usual in this episode of Back to the Balcony.
He’s back! It’s another Elvis movie when Jimmy England and Chris Wuergler analyze Viva Las Vegas. Actually, Jimmy analyzes, Chris just enjoys that Hunka hunka burnin’ love.