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!

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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Ep 118 Youngblood

November 25th, 2017

When a junoir league team is trying to win that championship, they're gonna need an injection of Youngblood! The 1986 hockey movie about a farm kid trying to make it big time. Love, life, fighting, and tea will shape young Dean's skate to victory!

Youngblood greatest hits:
-we consider becoming This was BAFTA
-a new segment "barreling through"
-why is rob lowe naked?
-who is going to a weekday afternoon hockey game?
-we fawn over Keanu's surfer/Canuk accent
-the butterfly is in full effect
-Paul checks the rules for us
-we learn a new term

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Ep 117: Willow (1988)

November 14th, 2017

When a magic baby floats up beside your farm and needs to be taken to the crossroads, the only peck man enough to do is Willow! The high fantasy movie from George Lucas and Ron Howard follows the trek of one mans journey to stop evil and save the land. With Razel the transmuted witch and Mad Marddigan the swordsman, he'll need to find the magic within!

(movie) greatest hits:
TWR Bingo
A Dick Clark dedication
jumping to the mother of all conclusions
Going pre-old school with the jokes
debating the better sledding scene
pre-battle career choices
Razel the gaslighting scoreress

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Ep 116: Hellraiser (Live Commentary)

November 7th, 2017

This week we went ahead and did something special and recorded another live commentary of Clive Barker's Hellraiser! From pirate shirts to New Wave music makers Greg and Paul bring their best to the origin story of our favorite Cenobites. So Enjoy!

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Bonus Episode: Stranger Things Season 1 (2016)

October 27th, 2017

Gather your waffles, turn on your christmas lights, and prepared as your favorite podcast goes into the Upside Down to find some Stranger Things! Yes, the podcast about 80's movies is about to sit down and discuss the Netflix Original about a group of boys, their psychic friend 11, and the rest of the of the show as they ask, who really cares about Barb?, did any of the creators actually PLAY Dungeons and Dragons, and recasting the show about the 80's with 80's actors from the 80's!

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