This week the Guys are talking Bad Sequels.
"We’re the Guys of a Certain Age, and we’re the darn fools that talk about him!”
If you didn’t hear that line while watching Hamilton on Disney+ on July 3, it’s okay - they sing really fast. Yes, that’s right, the most talked-about musical of the past half-decade finally made it to the small screen, and just in time to give Disney+ the post-Mandalorian boost they needed. And now that the Guys have taken it on as a topic, their ratings and subscriptions are bound to skyrocket. (Disney+, that is. Maybe the podcast, too?) The Guys talk word count, history, awards, and yes - a little tech.
Listen without worrying - Art and Jay don’t sing on this one. Much.
In this edition, the Guys are in the studio without Jay, who claimed he had to work but probably hoped to avoid another remake episode.
Why do remakes happen? Is it a lack of imagination, a lull in creativity, or is it just laziness? The Guys have threatened on more than one occasion to talk about remakes, and this time they make good on that threat. (Wait a minute...)
With the help of a random British website, they give their takes on the best remakes from film and television history, dating all the way back to 1902, when they were just wee lads making a podcast with cans and string. (Why does this sound familiar?) Who knew Oceans 11 was a remake? (Okay. I see what's happening...)
Apparently, everybody but Jay, so what’s new. This episode may actually be new, but it may not be much improved. Still, it’s not one to miss! Again.
The Guys have threatened on more than one occasion to talk about remakes, and this time they make good on that threat.
With the help of a random British website, they give their takes on the best remakes from film and television history, dating all the way back to 1902, when they were just wee lads making a podcast with cans and string.
Who knew Oceans 11 was a remake? Apparently, everybody but Jay, so what’s new. Jay also breaks into song in this episode, so it’s not one to miss! On the other hand, there’s a good chance it’ll be remade. Or just erased. So listen now before it’s too late.
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and The Guys feel fine. With the possible opening of theaters again soon, Robbie, Art and Jay provide a guide to their…uh…favorite?…classic?…cinematographically well shot?...movies about the end of the world.
The choices run the gamut, from dark to funny, zombies to aliens, animals to robots, color to black and white, wars to rumors of wars. Thankfully, some of the predicted ends have passed their expiration date and those disasters were avoided. Or were they?
The only way to find out is to listen, preferably from a nuclear-zombie-alien-proof bunker.
It was a big week in Guys of a Certain Age history. Not because they have dropped more than 70 episodes. Not because Robbie turned 50 years old. But because we are back in space!
Well, the Guys are not back in space, though they might sound spaced out from time to time. But the good ol’ USA is back to sending astronauts to low Earth orbit, and they were sent in a souped-up Tesla. The Guys talk all things SpaceX, from the technology to the designer spacesuits - especially the spacesuits.
Listen and celebrate the launch of the Dragon capsule and Robbie’s semicentennial birth anniversary, both equally worthy.
Dune. The mysterious planet with another name. And the mysterious 1984 movie-that-shall-not-be-named, according to it’s own director, that is.
But it’s still a “rite of passage,” or at least that’s what Robbie and Art convinced Jay. Enough to have him shell out $3.99 and rent it so he could keep up with the conversation and ask semi-intelligent questions.
The Guys talk old Dune movie, upcoming Dune movie, Dune-related television, and the classic Dune book. Dune fans, this one’s for you; listen if you’re not dune anything else.
In a landmark event, all three Guys come with the same Geek of the Week. Good thing it’s a big one, with plenty to share. And that’s not even the biggest event.
At recording time, the world (we’re sure) was celebrating the 40th anniversary of what may arguably be the best movie sequel ever: Star Wars’ Return of the Jedi. This movie could also have one (or two) of the most-quoted lines in Hollywood history (at least among us geeks and nerds), and introduces the most lovable (and dangerous) Muppet ever to grace the big screen.
It’s a big one, deserving an episode of its own.
What do Planet of the Apes, Psycho, and The Empire Strikes Back all have in common? Besides the prominence of the letter P? We can’t reveal that. It would spoil the ending of the podcast. But now you know there’s a twist involved in these and so many more classic films, and heck - they’re decades old to begin with.
So be a guy (or lady) of a certain age, put on your big boy (or girl) pants (or slacks) and watch the doggone movies. End the disbelief Art and Robbie exclaim weekly when Jay still hasn’t seen Shaun of the Dead. Get in on the private jokes and memes the movies with the best plot twists have cemented into our cultural vocabulary.
This week the Guys talk spoilers, plot twists, and reveal the identity of the mysterious McGuffin. Listen now before someone spoils it for you!