Miami meets the Police Academy, Wild Things has something for everybody, and Usher’s Club Lovin’ – Mar 16 – 22

Remember when you first got Jiggy with it? Well, it was probably this week twenty years ago! Plus Alf meets a puppet, the Police Academy just won’t stop, M. Night Shyamalan’s first movie and John Hughes last. All that and more, this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look into the past of 30, 20 and 10 years ago!


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14 thoughts on “Miami meets the Police Academy, Wild Things has something for everybody, and Usher’s Club Lovin’ – Mar 16 – 22

  1. Back in the Sean Connery/Roger Moore era of 007, the producers were using the titles of the Ian Fleming novels for the movies. The novel Octopussy is nothing like the movie, aside from the name. I think View To A Kill is the last one to do this until the Daniel Craig reboot of Casino Royale.

    1. Timothy Dalton’s first one, The Living Daylights, is actually the last to use a book/ short story title until Casino Royale

  2. I haven’t seen the film, but Rachael Taylor from Shutter is probably known to most of the audience now as Trish “Patsy” Walker (of Hellcat fame) on Jessica Jones and other Marvel Netflix shows.

    I put a hell of a lot of playtime into Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (or as we called it for simplicity, Vegas 2) with a group of friends for months after its release. The game was super fun and had a good variety of gear customization and modes, but it was a bummer to have to wait until 2015 for another entry in the franchise.
    If there was one thing that really pissed me off about Vegas 2 however, it was the fact that if you started the game and had your Xbox 360 guide open as it loaded up, your rank progress would be reset – this was not fixed for a while and happened to me 2 or 3 times because nobody could figure out what the cause was.

  3. I hate to be this guy, but you missed a film from this week, Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw.

    I remembering seeing it once on TV and enjoying it back when I was five. But when I revisited later in life it was, like most toy tie-in movies, real bad. Being the only animated film done by the now-defunct Carolco Pictures, they completely overhauled the character designs from the TV show and change the setting to the 50s so they could lean hard into the 50s nostalgia that was popular at the time. But what makes this film bad is that the animation is TV quality with a multitude of animation errors despite being a feature -length film, the atmosphere is cloyingly cute in a way that beats out even the Care Bears movies and the villain’s name is, get this, Marvin McNasty.

    This film is noteworthy for bombing so hard, it put the kabosh on theatrically-released animated films that were meant to plug a major toyline

    1. I dropped it from our list because I saw it listed as direct to VHS – and there’s WAY too much of that for us to cover.

      I had no idea it went theatrical. Woof.

  4. So is Matt Jay done with Laser Time now? That was kind of the impression I got from the start of the show, and it looks like he just started a new Patreon.

    1. Did Matt Allen take his spot? It seemed like he was just visiting, but he’s been on a lot of different shows over a few weeks.

  5. Okay, if you want to know what the Best/Worst Steven Seagal movies are, well, here goes:

    OUT FOR JUSTICE – This is by far Seagal’s best movie. However… it isn’t just a good Seagal movie, this is straight up a great procedural cop movie, period. It co-stars William Forsythe, Gina Gershon, and Jerry Mother Fucking Orbach. It all takes place in less than 24 hours. The movie starts with Forsythe killing Seagal’s partner in front of his family in broad daylight. The rest of the movie is Seagal tearing apart Brooklyn trying to find him. As the day goes on, Forsythe becomes more and more violent, reckless and deranged. One of the highlights is ab absolutely brutal pool hall brawl were Seagal completely wrecks a bunch of mob wannabe goombas. The movie builds to an awesome climax as both characters end up runaway freight trains on a collision course with each other. It’s less Unstoppable Force meets Immovable Object and more Unstoppable Force meets Unstoppable Force. There is a ton of killer New York location photography, as well as a subplot involving a puppy that gets dumped on the road that results in the most beautiful payoff in the end. You’ll never think of the phrase “Yo, Fuck Nuts” in the same way, again.

    As for his worst, well… Honestly, I bailed out after 2002’s Half Past Dead, which was really bad, but I’m sure he’s done far worse since. I’ll just go out on a limb and say AGAINST THE DARK is probably as bad as it gets. I can’t tell you much, but it’s the one were Seagal fights vampires.

  6. The Boy Meets World Episode “If You Can’t Be With the One you Love”… is a great one in the Cory-Topanga breakup saga (yeah I just coined that-you’ll see why over the next few weeks). From the fake Joe Pesci actor that buys the guys beer, then them peeing on a cop car, this was a good episode (although Shawn putting his hands on Angela would never go down the way it did on TV: real life, he would’ve gotten his ass kicked by her!).

    History (Channel) is still a good rabbit hole to fall down if the subject matter is interesting. Funniest thing I’ve ever seen on History (Channel) though was a series on the history of Moonshine and how it created NASCAR, one of the backwoods guys they interviewed about Moonshine was named-I kid you not-“Boot Shue”. Incredible.

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