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Oct 1, 2020

Goodbye, Columbus poses the question, "How dumb are parents?"  Guest Mario Bernardi might argue the fact and he didn't even like the movie - and he's the guy who picked it. Weirdly, Jimmy finds things to like. Okay, it's just Richard Benjamin but that's big for him.

Sep 15, 2020

The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, is a funny film - even Jimmy thinks so. So of course he has to spoil it by pointing out to guest Mario Bernardi how things really haven't changed. They do take time to honor the memory of Carl Reiner.

Sep 1, 2020

Is Sleeper classic Woody Allen? Guest Kristian Reimer seems to think so (although he also defended Jerry Lewis). Jimmy thinks the title better describes the contents. You'll want to stay awake for this one.

Aug 27, 2020

A movie that pits guest Kristian Reimer against Jimmy. Kristian says it's classic Woody Allen, Jimmy says the title describes the content. Download to find if it's worth staying awake for.

Aug 27, 2020

A movie that pits guest Kristian Reimer against Jimmy. Kristian says it's classic Woody Allen, Jimmy says the title describes the content. Download to find if it's worth staying awake for.

Aug 27, 2020

A movie that pits guest Kristian Reimer against Jimmy. Kristian says it's classic Woody Allen, Jimmy says the title describes the content. Download to find if it's worth staying awake for.

Aug 15, 2020
It Started in Naples but it ends on Back to the Balcony if Jimmy has anything to do with it. Chris found it charming, Jimmy found it on the list of movies he had to watch for the podcast.
Aug 1, 2020

Heroes from 1977 - did it cement Henry Winkler’s reputation as a bad boy? For possibly the first time since this podcast began guest Chris Wuergler agrees with Jimmy.

Jul 15, 2020

The Magic Christian is not at all what you’d imagine from the title. Guest Len Perdic has a hard time explaining to Jimmy what it is you should expect. Warning: Incredibly dumb movie.

Jul 1, 2020

Meatballs brings back comedian Scott Faulconbridge’s summer camp days. For Jimmy it’s a question of what kind of summer camp has more activities for the counsellors then the campers.

Jun 15, 2020

The Magnificent Seven lives up to its billing as far as guest Bret Measor’s concerned. Jimmy sees it as some of the most ridiculous gunfights since Kelly’s Heroes.

Jun 1, 2020

The 7% Solution is pretty clear about what it wants to be as far as guest and Sherlock Holmes aficionado Mario Bernardi is concerned. Jimmy sees a correlation between the title and how much is entertaining.

May 16, 2020

Network is not a documentary no matter how much it looks like network TV news today. Finally, something guest Mario Bernardi and Jimmy England can agree on. Don’t expect that to last.

May 2, 2020

Phantom of the Paradise asks the eternal question is it possible to take a timeless classic and screw it up beyond redemption. Guest Kristian Reimer has no problem. Jimmy England has no clue.

Apr 15, 2020

Enter the Dragon puts Jimmy on the defensive as guest Brett Measor takes him to the mat over how great martial arts movies are. Brett's rhapsody about the coolness of nunchucks is reason enough to listen.

Apr 1, 2020
Being There, a remembrance of a time before Covid 19 or possibly the best Peter Seller’s movie ever? A little of both actually when someone posing as Len Perdic joins Jimmy to talk about the movie. They never did figure out if it was really Len.
Mar 15, 2020

Bonnie and Clyde. Really, Clyde? Who believes a bad guy would be credible with a name like Clyde? Probably the same person who thinks someone with a name like Warren could be a sexy movie star. Yeah, that’s right, it’s a Chris Wuergler episode.

Mar 1, 2020

The Wiz, one of those rare movies that encompasses a synopsis of the plot in the title. Guests Christine Wuergler and Barry 3D Carter disagree - only one of them thinks Jimmy England’s opinion is right. Oh gee, who could it be? Download to find out.

Feb 16, 2020

Five Easy Pieces attracted a lot of viewers curious about what the title meant. Jim says it means a movie that's five times worse than usual. Will guest Mario Bernardi see it that way or is Jim out on his own again with a half-baked review?

Feb 1, 2020

Deep Throat is likely the last adult movie to be talked about on this podcast because they really aren’t all that good. Ever wonder why that is? Well guest DJ Roy can answer that. Besides being a stand-up comic he worked in the adult film industry. Adult conversation may not be appropriate for children.

Jan 15, 2020

The World’s Greatest Lover, the worst case of false advertising ever? Mario Bernardi loved it when it was first released in 1977 but does it stand the test of time. Jim didn’t catch it at the movies, his bad movie barometer was working at the time.

Jan 1, 2020

The new year begins with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor cheerfully munching scenery when Chris Wuergler brings us The Sandpiper. Jimmy beats expectations and finds nothing alluring about Liz. But does he find anything worth the watch?

 

Dec 16, 2019

Be careful what you ask for. Last year Phil and Chris Wuergler challenged Jimmy to write a better Christmas story than Scrooge – The Musical. So he did – Scrooge, The Sequel which includes a new Christmas song sure to be on everybody’s Christmas playlist: Mind Your Own Business (For Christmas). A Limited Talent Production with a cast of almost twelve!

Dec 2, 2019

Chris Wuergler thinks Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a confectionery dream, Jimmy sees it as kid corrupting lunacy. You’ll have to download the episode to find out who’s watching it with candy coloured glasses.

Nov 15, 2019

According to Len Perdic, Catch 22 has something to say about war, Jimmy thinks it has something to say about shopping. Can two opinions miles apart both be correct? Listen and decide.

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