Robert De Niro is on a Midnight Run, Will Ferrell’s Funniest Movie, and Steven Spielberg Saves Private Ryan – July 20-26: Thirty Twenty Ten

Caddyshack and Pee-Wee Herman make a disappointing return, Ellen, Weird Science and Mind of Mencia say goodbye, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly become best friends, Eagle Eye Cherry’s saves tonight, and Robert De Niro makes his best comedy of all-time! All that and more, this week on Thirty Twenty Ten


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12 thoughts on “Robert De Niro is on a Midnight Run, Will Ferrell’s Funniest Movie, and Steven Spielberg Saves Private Ryan – July 20-26: Thirty Twenty Ten

  1. Totally agree with Jenji Kohen. Weeds was fun for about 3 and half seasons then just got stupid. I hated Nancy for getting away with anything (she has a felony and gets work at a pharmaceutical company, in what world?). Orange is the New Black had 2 good seasons before it flew off the rails. I’m hoping that GLOW doesn’t g of the rails since it’s only produced by Kohen and not written by her

  2. Wu-Tang Killa Beez ARE affiliates of Wu-Tang. They’re like B-D list affiliates. Some were able to branch out to successful solo careers like Killah Priest (member of Sunz of Man) whereas The Beggas, not so much….and if you checked the artwork of the CD, you’d see it’s RZA presents, so you know it’s related to the Clan. And Cam’Ron is Pronounced as it’s written Cam-Ron.

  3. I don’t think they mentioned that the 7 Up movies focus on English kids, who they check in with every seven years. The class structure in England makes it a bit more interesting to see how the different kids in the group turn out than doing it in America would be.

  4. This MIGHT falls more into next week but I don’t remember the dates but fun fact: I was at San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in 2008 where I remember buying a bunch of cool Hellboy stuff and being in a panel for some Microsoft Xbox 360 horror movie shorts thing they were doing with James Gunn (who didn’t attend but his brother Sean attended the panel) and I think David Slade (the director of 30 Days of Night) was there also? Followed immediately by the Venture Bros. panel while season 3 was airing.

    It was also the very first time while I was away that I discovered a little podcast called…..


  5. hoo boy, Imaginos. That album is such a goddamn weird story.

    First off, it’s not a Blue Oyster Cult album in the strictest sense. Most of the core band don’t appear on most of it. When BOC got together in the late 60s, manager/producer/lyricist Sandy Pearlman imagined them as one giant rock opera like Coheed and Cambria or Kamelot. He had this insane milennia-long story all worked out, the band members were going to embody characters in the story (the only one who didn’t reject his proposed stage name was guitarist Buck Dharma), etc. As the years wore on, bits and pieces of Pearlman’s vision kept peeking through but it mostly fell by the wayside in favor of being a great rock band. But Pearlman never gave up on his grand design, and drummer/secondary vocalist Albert Bouchard was on board. Bouchard was fired from the band in 1981, and after their 1985 commercial failure Club Ninja they broke up. So Pearlman and Bouchard sold the songs they’d been working on for ages as a BOC album, and so it was. The whole thing’s a fucking mess, but it’s a weird and interesting mess if you’re into 70s-style metal and give a shit about the madness of BOC.

  6. It’s the 30th anniversary of the first issue of Nintendo Power. Has it been mentioned? I usually listed to the podcast at work at about 3 am so sometimes I forget. Anyway I hope it gets some love if it hasn’t been talked about yet.

    1. *listen to the podcast

      Also I thought it was funny that Richard Marx wanted us to hold on to the night in ’88. Which we apparently didn’t do because Eagle Eye Cherry was asking us to save the night in ’98.

  7. Saving Private Ryan is a well-made movie, but there’s a better war movie (featuring John C. Reilly!) about six months away that does a better job with the thematic issues SPR touches on.

    The Devil Rides out is a lot of fun, we covered it for our podcast in 2016. Christopher Lee is weirdly cast as a guy with an encyclopedic knowledge of the occult who is somehow not evil. A good pairing for a double-feature with the original Wicker Man.

    Also I forget exactly where the hosts were 30, 20, and 10 years ago, but as for me, 20 years ago this summer I moved across the country from Northern Virginia to Texas. 10 years ago I had my last summer without a job, as I studied abroad in Madrid and interned my first summer of law school.

  8. All. Been listening to the show in a weird order for months so never commented. Your talk on SPR got my eyes dusty. Love the show.

  9. Caddyshack is one of those movies I’ve probably seen the entirty , but never saw all in one sitting. It was one of those movies that was on Comedy Central again and again and again, and I’d catch a bit here in a bit there, but I don’t think I have ever watched the whole thing.

  10. Chris, I feel you on the USA Saturday night block of Duckman/Weird Science. I was in my early teens when those shows came on but definitely loved some Vanessa Angel as a young boy who was learning about the opposite sex (it basically gave me what Boy Meets World didn’t, just on weekends, as a sort-of grown up Topanga to drool over)

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