Actress Ariana Kaiser stops by for movie night bringing with her Ron Howard's 1988 fantasy "Willow" starring Warwick Davis and mega-hunk Val Kilmer. Will we still love it? How badly did Ron Howard just want to make Lord of the Rings? How distractingly attractive is Val Kilmer? What made Ariana exclaim "It looks like a cross between testicles and a parrot?" Find out on this week's show!
It's morphin' time! Marshall and Laura are joined by game designer and podcast host Alex Kessler to revisit the original season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! For the inaugural tv show review episode, the Grown-Up Big Kids decide to tackle the cultural phenomenon that was/is the Power Rangers to discuss such pressing issues as "How formulaic were kid shows in the early 90s?" and "How many shows were spliced together to make this?" and "Does this contain literally everything I thought was cool when I was 10?" We've got the teenagers with attitude Zordon was looking for on this week's "Do I Still Love It?"
Get ready for a story for the ages as Laura and Marshall are joined by returning guests Michael Chau and Sean George, creators of the Heckler Films series "Schlock Tank!" The gang sit down to watch Ridley Scott's faerie tale tribute "Legend" and as usual, they have many questions, such as "Can there ever be a better Devil than Tim Curry?" and "Why do these characters keep thinking the mean-spirited petulant princess is so 'innocent?'" and "What are stakes and why should you establish them?" Join us as we find out!
Bonus: If you live in the Los Angeles area we encourage you to come out to see Schlock Tank at 8pm Sunday December 18th at the Open Space on Fairfax, where there will be a screening of "Seven Minutes in HELL," a film by Sean and Michael based on an idea pitched by Marshall at the last Schlock Tank. After the screening, the duo from Heckler Films will be taking pitches for their next great Schlock Tank short!
Filmmaker Liz Manashil joins Laura and Marshall to review "Adventures in Babysitting" as they ponder deep questions like "is the big city really that scary?", "why are there so many Playboys in this kids' flick?", and "Which Game of Thrones actors would you cast in the remake?"
Comedian and actor Rama Vallury joins the gang as they rewatch Disney's DuckTales movie. Released just before Aladdin, was Disney just on a genie kick for a while? Why is everyone in Duckburg a duck or a dog? How problematic is Dijon and his "generic Middle Eastern/Indian" voice? Find out this week!
Rama Vallury is an actor, writer, comedian, and voice-over artist living in Los Angeles. He is half of the comedy duo "George & Vallury" with Sean George (a guest on our very first episode about The Goonies!) and can regularly be seen performing around town at the Second City Hollywood, The Pack Theater, and many other venues!
Scream-queen Heather Dorff joins Marshall and Laura to talk about Tim Burton's original cutesy-ghoulish gem "Beetlejuice." Together they ponder such probing inquiries as "Is Beetlejuice good at his job?", "Can Beetlejuice even be called a protagonist?", "Is this Alex Baldwin's least-sexy role?" and "Is Winona Ryder the Kwisatz-Haderach?" Find out if you still love Tim Burton's Beetlejuice with us, won't you?
Check out all of Heather Dorff's projects at her website, www.HeatherDorff.com
This Halloween, DISLI? is getting to the bottom of some spooky questions: Does Bette Middler believe herself to forever be in a stage musical? Does "all the world's a stage" apply to lousy, abstinance-shaming kid flicks? Laura and Marshall are joined by Callista Mei to determine if "Hocus Pocus" still has a little magic.
We invite you to come with us into a parallel universe where the Super Mario video game franchise was all about intelligent dinosaurs lorded over by a handsomer, arguably less-evolved Dino Trump. Laura and Marshall are joined by his somewhat adopted brother-in-plumbing Michael Chau to divine if you have to judge an adaptation on its loyalty to the source material or can it stand on its own merits? More importantly, do they still love it?
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the David Bowie classic, Marshall and Laura review the thin white duke's muppet-filled adventure, "Labyrinth." They're joined by Andraé Vigil-Romero to try and figure out if Jennifer Connelly will ever learn to rescue herself and whether any of the musical numbers add anything to plot development.
Marshall and Laura are joined by Erin Williams as they maneuver parental trauma and species-ism on a journey to the Great Valley. It's "The Land Before Time"...do I still love it?!
Special Guest - Erin Tylski Williams - professional wine seller and eternal 80s kid.
Marshall and Laura invite special guest Zoë Rose Moacanin to be part of their world to discuss following your dreams, the merits of dating a mute, and whether this movie sends a good message to young people.The trio re-watch Disney's "The Little Mermaid" and try to determine if they still love it.
Special Guest: Zoë Rose Moacanin - actress and comedian
Founding member of the all-female sketch comedy group "OBGY-Not?", graduate of the Second City Conservatory
HEY YOU GUYS! Marshall and Laura sit down with special guest Sean George to watch Richard Donner & Steven Spielberg's "The Goonies" and try to determine if they still love it.
Special Guest: Sean George - actor, writer, musician, and puppeteer.
One half the comedy duo "George & Vallury", lead writer and co-producer of "The Mary Dolan Show", graduate of the Second City Conservatory