This Was Rad! Podcast

The podcast about two friends who look back at 80’s movies to see if they see if are still Rad Today!

Superman 2 (1980)

May 24th, 2018

Before digitally removed moustaches and red tights became a thing of the past, Clark Kent wasnt kneeling before anyone in Superman 2! Yes, the almost Richard Donner sequel is this weeks movie as we discuss all things Super, Zod, and even Luthorian. Will Superman get his powers back and defeat the most evilist of Generals? Maybe if he psych's himself up he can!

Superman 2's greatest hits:
-the ol bait and switch opener
-we discuss Kryptonian Eugenics
-We hope the french finally check their redundant elevator safety systems
-That time DC went full pickle jar
-Suburban Zod is fed up
-more like the fortress of inconvienent to get too
-who's the real villian here?
-#PZcover
-waiting for godot/Superman

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Ep 126: Chopping Mall

May 14th, 2018

High end fashion boutiquets, greasy fast food court, and killer robots on every floor? Get your credit card and let go to the Chopping Mall! The low end robot come to life movie that surrisingly pre-dates Short Circuit follows a group of partying teenagers as they fight for their right to live. Will this all work out for them? Listen in and Have a Nice Day!

Chopping Mall greatest hits:
-robbing, faster then getting a job
-gushing over Roger Cormen
-the 80's robot shared universe
-the agony of being chased by a robot AGAIN
-shooting a film in sequence is a choice
-Five words to remake this movie

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BONUS CAST: A Quiet Place (2018)

May 13th, 2018

Ths is a special bonus cast of This Was Rad. This week we discuss the taunt silent thriller "A Quiet Place". In this episode we discuss workshopping ideas, Bill the Boom guy, Paul's stance on procreation, and give each other a couple virtual high fives! So leave the batteries behind and enjoy! 

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Full Metal Jacket

April 29th, 2018

When sarge is beating you down, donuts are in short supply, and the only guy getting respect is nicknamed Joker maybe its time to load the clip with those bullets made of FUll Metal Jacket! The Stanley Kubrick war masterpeice is this weeks subject. We go from bootcamp to jungle and let you know what we think. Just be sure to buy some of our "Zombie Juice"!

Full Metal Jacket greatest hits:
remembering the soundbard prank phone call
giggling costs you your main role
taking Sgt. HArtman up on his offer
why does Hartman hate unlocked footlockers
we find out how long a thousand yard stare realy is
and try and sell you "Zombie Juice"

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Batteries Not Included (1987)

April 15th, 2018

When the world moves on and big business comes to take the last semblence of your life away, youfind your miracle but Batteries Not Included! The 80's family(?) film about little robots from space that can rebuild anything even your believe in the salvation of the humanity. We can only hope it doesnt lead to an eternity in the menagerie!

Batteries Not Included's greatest hits:
we ask which demographic was this movie made for
jimmy the intern gets his big break
mobster retirement home the TV Show!
we try our best to get current and fail

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The Octogan (1980)

April 2nd, 2018

2 brothers. 1 martial art. 8 walls and lots of whispering will leave you fghting for survival in the Octogan! Chuck Madness returns for a single entry as Greg and Paul come back from hiatus and tackle this 1980 Norris classic. Who will emerge victorious? Only whipsering Chuck knows.

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Ep 122: The Last Starfighter (1984)

January 9th, 2018

Alex is a just a kid looking to go to the college of his dreams. However, his expertise at a video game will turn his reality into a dream. Will alex and his Iguana sidekick be able to stop the evil Xur? Will he get the girls of his dreams? Will he leave the trailer park for good and become the Last Starfighter!

The Last Starfighters greatest hits:
-we are now living in the 80's, again!
-but we are now unionized!
-we find the first fully functional and well adjusted trailer park
-Xur, the angry teenage traitor
-we learn you can't just open a window in space when your hot
-we blow the ball bearing budget
-the Death Blossom is dissapointing in so may ways
-and stick around for Paul's actual SW:TLJ review

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Ep 121 Lethal Weapon (1987)

December 29th, 2017

One's a straight laced detective hoping to retire, the other is a cop on the edge with a death wish. But when a drug lordmakes it personal, together they make a Lethal Weapon! Yes, the first entry in the long line of Riggs and Murtaugh movies has humble beginnings. Yet despite it all, they crack this case even if one is getting too old for this sh*t!

Lethal Weapon greatest hits:
-we spend a lot of time discussing the fall and rise of Mel Gibson
-then Paul wishes for Hulk Hogans death
-we ask, what about the guy who's car the person fell on
-Greg declares we've hit peak saxaphone
-we praise the magestic bloomin' onion #twralstralia
-gary donners helicopters rental
-why did we get a fight no one wanted?

Mel Gibson Rant:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo2f12XHRDw
Always Sunny LW5:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iG1RV1rQ2M

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Ep 120 Maximum Overdrive

December 5th, 2017

As a comet crosses the sky, machines go haywire, start killing people, and only a small group can fend off the killer trucks. Looks like its time to put this podcast into Maximum Overdrive! Emilio Estevez stars in this one and only directed Steven King movie about a bunch of semi-trucks trying to kill off the human race. Why they attack is as big a mystery as which movies Estevez has actually starred in!

Maximum Overdrive greatest hits:
-we finally watch an ACTUAL cocaine fueled movie
-putting the jimmies vs sprinkles debate to bed
-we define a 'rogue' comet
-we have the FIRST mechanical peeper
-paul tries to make a point and immediately apologies for it
-We rave about a raving waitress
-steven King tries to get a Tank
-#TWRTag

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Ep 119: Blind Fury (1989)

November 27th, 2017

After you lose your sight, only training, a sharp sword, and a clay dinosaur can help you get revenge and unleash your Blind Fury! Rutger Hauer comes back to TWR in the 1989 samurai/comedy about a blind Vietnam vet who must rescue his friend while protecting his friends son. With convienent super powers, Uncle Nick will find those responsible and cut them down without the power of the dragon!

Blind Fury greatest hits:
-we meet ya-wee the native tennis coach
-we ask what the hell ind of drugs is Frank making?!?
-Nick and Frank ask what IS the worst that could happen
-which came first the name or the food snack?
-BLB shows up to fullfill his brothers legacy
-Ernest goes to 'Nam, Again!
-we do the longest bit and TWR (possibly all podcast) history
-Paul recants all the movies this film wanted to be

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