Time Bandits

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Haw hawwww! It's the Bandit, and he's back to pester that pesky Buford T. Justice in another smash-em-up crash-em-up... complete mess of a movie. It's Smokey and the Bandit II, and we're talking about it this week on Time Bandits. Before that, we discuss what we're watching and enjoying in the year 2020 before hopping in the time machine, as always. Listen in, friends! Plus, we have an all-new mixtape featuring songs from 1980 for you to listen to right here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3cCmVHwUxYJnfT5grcYkz3 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This week on the podcast, we go to the beach - but never make it past the sand! That's right, we caught the movie with one of the best posters of all time, Blood Beach. Not from 1980 you say? Well, it played a film festival in 1980 so too bad. We discuss this monster movie starring John Saxon and more, whether or not it is as good as its advertising, and decide if sticking a piece of celery into a baguette counts as a sandwich. Finally, we have our latest playlist of tracks from 1980 for you to listen to, right here. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2NOWlTzZtIkH04opv3zqKU?si=7LvS9d8WSOuQ_BexH_CA4A --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This week on the podcast, we get lost in time and end up watching Riki-Oh: The Story of Rickyfrom 1991. This cult-classic based on a manga is ultra-violent, ultra-gory, and ultra-amazing! Hear all about it, and check out our playlist of music from the year punk broke too!  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ynf60Gmd6sTsqDH19QKMF?si=Go8-PTuJSUWdQplIRfndEA --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This time on the show, we pop into hyperdrive (so we can look at the neat colourful space lines) and then park by an asteroid to talk about Galaxina (1980). This space-comedy-spoof features Dorothy Stratten in the titular role, as well as Stephen Macht (The Monster Squad) as Thor and Avery Schreiber as a character named Capt. Cornelius Butt. That's the level of comedy you can expect here, and you'll either enjoy it or hate it. Which do we land on? Find out on our latest episode, and then go listen to our latest mixtape of music from 1980, right here. Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0yev92cuSUibKPdmgESoGr?si=MsPI3iMGR_-eX7HTA5lYFQ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This time on Time Bandits, we're back in 1980 for a swords-and-sorcery epic of British origin. It's the 1980 cult-classic Hawk The Slayer, starring Jack Palance, John Terry and more. It's about revenge, it's about spinny neon circle things, it's about little creatures we don't get to see enough of, and it's about 90 minutes of your time. How do we feel about it? Well you'll have to listen in to find out.  And before you go, check out our latest mixtape of 1980s tunes linked right here! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2fzMER6b47TwBB0rW4tvwg?si=cFAx4GJVR7Syy-ZF4PpKMQ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This week on the episode, we talk about the infamous 1994 gore-soaked "family" film Tammy and the T-Rex. Wait a minute, 1994? It's true, our time machines broke this week and we ended up in the 90s. We've got the back story on this wild cult classic, plus a new mixtape featuring jam after jam of 90s essentials. Check the playlist out here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4j9oMjyFhOeOftpX8O3AQm?si=azp99K_kQu-rm6T8pwqt1Q --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
On this episode of Time Bandits, we go back in time to watch the Cannon Films slasher Schizoid - will it be a melodramatic, soapy slasher with giallo influences worth digging up, or did we travel back in time for no reason. Before we dive into that movie, we discuss what we've been absorbing here in 2020, including: The Trial of Mike Diana, Middleditch & Schwartz, and Bedtime.com? You'll have to listen to hear about that part. Don't forget we have a brand-new mixtape of music from 1980, including songs from: Polyrock, Kate Bush, The Buggles and more.  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4BxCEpq5DgaQlvqNp2wo8t?si=VOhAcwqPS-ehKhWySuGPww --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This week on the podcast, look up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it... The Pumaman (1980)? Yes! And he's having a really hard go of things, from the looks of it. We talk about the 1980 superhero movie from Italy, most known from MST3K and for its ridiculous flying effects.  We talk about the movie, plus what we have been watching in 2020 (Brutalmoose, Flight of the Navigator and Angel Has Fallen) before we create another great mixtape of music from 1980 for you. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified when we watch movies together! Playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6kgRj2t0rFsnBdQM6iELkz?si=zEgOrU_NQ2Sz4mw-a8XCwA --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This week on Time Bandits, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Menahem Golan's The Apple! This sci-fi-fantasy musical rock-n-roll experience is surely a singular experience. How did we enjoy experiencing it? You'll have to listen in to our episode to find out. Then, the three of us contribute songs for a brand-new playlist of music from 1980: Greg picked a Robert Palmer track, Casey squeezed a Squeeze song, and Dan went digging to find an obscure international act.  Listen to the playlist, here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7ktULWpB9BOUE0Cqwujfwe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
On the latest episode of Time Bandits, we go back in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Alligator (1980). In a long line of Jaws also-rans and sequels, Alligator stands proud with its John Sayles script, wonderfully humorous characters and cast, and reluctance to let many minutes go by without an attack or two.  Before we go back in time, as always, we each detail one thing we are watching or listening to in 2020: Dan: Xerf Xpec's amazing YouTube channel of vintage Japanese music Casey: Patti Harrison's hilarious "Patti Reviews Exotic Animals" Greg: RuPaul's Drag Race (season 12) All of this, plus another playlist of music from 1980 for you to listen to featuring: New Musik, Billy Joel, Peter Gabriel and more.  Listen to the playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4W4e0GEsvWznP51cc5fI3H?si=4QdjNFkIQm29_YZAIEV4Mw --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
On the latest episode of the podcast, we go back in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of, uh, The Blue Lagoon! How does this very notorious - though suspiciously not-spoken-about-often - film hold up today? Greg, Casey and Dan called each other up to find out. Before that, they talk about pop culture they're thankful for in 2020, aka. the things we're watching now.  And then, they all talk about some music they have added to the third Time Bandits playlist, available now on Spotify. Featuring: The Talking Heads, Steely Dan, and much more. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5mKRHEbhbgmqMp01LTcRI0?si=AEogXLGCRum8mshFsMqOVQ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This time on the podcast: Greg, Casey and Dan are social distancing, but that's not going to stop them from watching an Italian not-so-Zombie movie! That's right, Nightmare City from 1980 turns 40 and consider this its birthday party! After watching the movie online, everyone got together on voice chat to discuss everything from crusty zombies to how and why a clay statue can bleed. As always, don't forget to listen to this episode's companion playlist on Spotify.  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6HgIx8QRxZpMVR4oJa8mi7?si=Xfsg53CkS8CxuLIDXYemBA Featuring: Simple Minds, Killing Joke, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, XTC, Genesis, Christopher Cross, Essential Logic, Stevie Wonder and more! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
We're back! Back in time... for a brand-new episode of the new season of Time Bandits. This time around, we're going to travel 40 years into the past to celebrate a film of our choice, and along the way we'll be making throwback playlists based on the month of 1980 we end up visiting. This episode, we are going to check out the Roger Corman produced Star Wars also-ran titled Battle Beyond the Stars! Or is it Battle Amongst the Stars? Either way, this movie is the beginning of a number of major motion picture careers James Cameron who picked up the slack behind the scenes with special effects, ship-building and more. Not only that, this film serves as the meeting-point for some very important movie relationships that would lead to the creation of some huge, huge movies! So were we dazzled by the stories behind the movie more than the movie itself, or is it a really entertaining and charming film? We've got your answers! And finally, all three of us have added tracks to the first-of-many Time Bandits Playlists! Check out the tracklisting below and click here to go listen for yourself! The Clash - Bank Robber  Adam & The Ants - Physical (You're So) The B-52's - Give Me Back My Man Siouxsie and the Banshees - Happy House George Benson - Give Me the Night Paul Simon - Late in the Evening The Associates - The Affectionate Punch Olivia Newton-John - Magic Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes Paul Simon - One-Trick Pony --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
As a part of the first (and last) Modern Superior Holiday Spectacular, the hosts of Time Bandits got up on stage to skewer the 1989 skateboard flick Gleaming the Cube! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
On this episode of Time Bandits, we’ve got a triple feature! In what would become a trend for Arnold Schwarzenegger, he released two films in the year 1990: Total Recall and Kindergarten Cop – a sci-fi action film and comedy, respectively. You’d think all three of our hosts could agree on these flicks, but you may be surprised! Listen in to hear their thoughts on the special effects extravaganza that is Total Recall, and if the kid-comedy-meets-cop-picture fusion of Kindergarten Cop holds up these days. Then, it’s time to pop in a cassette – but don’t hurt ’em! It’s MC Hammer’s smash hit Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em – and does this album hurt to listen to? We checked it out, and will tell you! Joining us on our journey for his third appearance, is Gavin Fox (Orphan Black, Nikita, Murdoch Mysteries.) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
On a very special episode the boys engage in a general discussion about the films of 1990 with special attention to one in particular: Gremlins 2:The New Batch. This anarchic sequel to Joe Dante’s holiday classic was a disappointment upon release – deemed to be more of a series of gags than a standalone movie by many critics. Some of us have loved it, and some of us are checking back in on the movie, so listen in to hear our thoughts on this Looney Tunes inspired comedic romp. But first, lots of movie talk, with a focus on the first half of 1990 – what do we think of Revenge? How about Madhouse? And don’t forget some alcohol, because we’ve got an official Time Bandits Drinking Game to go along with this episode! Our guest this week is Beatriz Picardal-Lyons (although she doesn’t talk much). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This week on Time Bandits, we’re watching Heart Condition! It’s a woefully misguided buddy-comedy-ghost-fantasy-action-romance flick starring Denzel Washington and Bob Hoskins as a sleazy lawer and cop (respectively) – when the former passes away and the latter receives his heart through a transplant, Hoskins is followed around by Washington’s ghost who helps him avoid cheeseburgers and help solve his own murder. Convoluted, right? It’s also shockingly unfunny. Then, we listen to the seminal metal album Rust In Peace by Megadeth. Are our opinions of this record coloured by what was to come with the band, or will we mosh straight through this influential record? Headbanging along with us, is Antony East of The ’92 Blue Jays! Check them out on Bandcamp, right now! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
It’s time for another trip through… time… as Greg and Dan go it alone this week, accidentally landing in 1996. Scared and alone, they wander into a video store and pick Roller Gator off the shelf – a no budget crap-fest that is literally one of the worst films they have ever had to watch. Hopefully you like inane acoustic guitar playing, because this movie’s soundtrack never stops playing! Then, they cleanse their ears by listening to one of the greatest albums of all time – Beck’s Odelay. You know that’s where it’s at. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This week we try to bring ourselves back from the brink of extreme boredom as we check out one of the most nineties thrillers ever made, Flatliners. Can Joel Schumacher pull this stacked cast and amazing conceit into something wholly worthwhile, or will the film itself flatline? Then we explore what Neil means to us all with Neil Young’s guitar-heroics-packed album Ragged Glory. Our guests this week are filmmaker Ryan Stephenson Price and musician Robb Johannes of the Toronto band PAINT. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
Uh oh! THE TIME MACHINE IS BROKEN AGAIN! This time, the Black Knight medallion has  sent us all the way back to 1985, where we eat weird giant live alien grubs with a weird live alien Lou Gossett Jr. in Enemy Mine. Did you know Wolfgang Peterson directed this right after The Neverending Story? Did you know that in the future, space glass will be super brittle? Did you know this movie really takes a dive in the final act? We’ll talk about all of that, plus a lot more. Then, we pretend to smoke some cigarettes in the dark (since Greg and Casey quit smoking years ago) and check out Tom Waits‘ near perfect 1985 album Rain Dogs. Get yer gravelly voices ready, because it’s another episode of Time Bandits! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This week on Time Bandits, we hop on Falkor and travel back in time – even if he’s not a time-travelling lucky dragon, we did it anyway – and get spooked by Patrick Swayze‘s shirt in the 1990 blockbuster romance-thriller-horror-comedy film Ghost. How does this financial juggernaut hold up? We find out! Then we listen to George Michael‘s album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. I without prejudice. A follow-up to the smash hit Faith, this album found George Michael pushing back against his pop-star persona, creating a dense and atmospheric record which deals directly with his struggles with fame. Is this record a hidden gem? You’ll have to listen in to hear our thoughts! All of this, plus our special guest Athena Maikantis-LeGros – Greg’s wonderful wife and past Time Bandits guest! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
WHAT THE HOLY HELL IS HAPPENING!? The time machine broke and sent us to 1982! Looks like we’ll just have to make the best (?) of a bad situation and watch The Beastmaster. Is Marc Singer really the heir to the Singer fortune? Just how many times has Greg watched this movie? Did Dan even make it through the whole thing? And what did Casey think? The answers are yours to hear, today! Then, while we’re here we might as well check out one of the best albums of all time, Elvis Costello and the Attractions‘ Imperial Bedroom. As three major Costello fans, there’s a lot to work through when discussing this topic – so get started by hitting that play button, stat! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This week we try to figure out the appeal of Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay when we check out The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Then we defend the planet against GWAR‘s seminal album, The Scumdogs of the Universe. Our guest this week is returning favorite, Jeremy Schultz (Modern Superior’s DrinkAlong). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This week on Time Bandits, we face our fears and watch the incredibly entertaining Arachnophobia. Then, we check out Public Enemy‘s Fear of a Black Planet, where the only scary thing is just how amazing this album is. Our guest on the show this week, is Matthew Price (of Let’s Scare Matthew Price To Death and MAMO! podcasts). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
This week we travel back to a time when Steve Guttenberg was still sort of relevant as we check out the 1990 romantic comedy film Don’t Tell Her It’s Me. Then we listen to Jawbreaker‘s debut album Unfun to find out if it’s aptly named. Our guest this week is fellow podcaster Alia Miller (Modern Superior‘s Super Zero Podcast and What She’s Having Podcast) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
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Time Bandits
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Feb 28th, 2019
Latest Episode
Jun 25th, 2020
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