The Movie Gang Podcast
You Only Live Twice (1967)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

June 3, 2020

Main Review: You Only Live Twice (1967)

During the Cold War, American and Russian spacecrafts go missing, leaving each superpower believing the other is to blame. As the world teeters on the brink of nuclear war, British intelligence learns that one of the crafts has landed in the Sea of Japan. After faking his own death, secret agent James Bond (Sean Connery) is sent to investigate. In Japan, he's aided by Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba) and the beautiful Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi), who help him uncover a sinister global conspiracy.

Scores - Jack - 7, Trevor - 5, Peter - 5.5, Sarah - 5.5, Sean - 6, Ben - 8

Overview- 6.5

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Thunderball (1965)

Thunderball (1965)

May 19, 2020

Main Review: Thunderball (1965)

Led by one-eyed evil mastermind Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi), the terrorist group SPECTRE hijacks two warheads from a NATO plane and threatens widespread nuclear destruction to extort 100 million pounds. The dashing Agent 007, James Bond (Sean Connery), is sent to recover the warheads from the heart of Largo's lair in the Bahamas, facing underwater attacks from sharks and men alike. He must also convince the enchanting Domino (Claudine Auger), Largo's mistress, to become a key ally.

Scores - Jack - 7, Trevor - 6, Peter - 6.5, Sarah - 6, Sean - 7

Overview- 6.5

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The Movie Gang Podcast 200th episode special: Back to the Future (1985)

The Movie Gang Podcast 200th episode special: Back to the Future (1985)

May 13, 2020

Main Review: Back to the Future (1985)

Welcome to the 200th episode of the movie gang podcast. Four years ago, back in the way way back of 2016, we started this podcast as a way to keep a gang of friends together. Over the years, it has grown and expanded to include a series of podcast experiments and successes that have allowed us to stay together through the trials of our 20's and even a pandemic. I feel personally blessed to have a group of friends this supportive of me, and I know genuinely that my life is more profound and rich for having such a group be part of it. Which, in essence, is what this podcast offers to the viewer. A group of friends that can extend a small part of our friendship to you! I genuinely look forward to the next four years guys as more of us advance in our lives and experience changes, trials and opportunities to grow as we have done here. In this spirit, the gang has decided to indulge me today for our 200th episode by reviewing one of my favorite movies of all time. A film that is often a measuring stick for other content on this podcast The 1985 Robert Zemeckis seminal classic Back to the Future.

In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown. 

Scores - Jack - 10, Trevor - 9, Sarah - 8.5, Ben - 9, 

Overview- 9

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Goldfinger (1964)

Goldfinger (1964)

May 9, 2020

Main Review: Goldfinger (1964)

The powerful tycoon Auric Goldfinger has initiated Operation Grand Slam, a cataclysmic scheme to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. James Bond, armed with his specially equipped Aston Martin, must stop the plan by overcoming several outrageous adversaries.

Scores - Jack - 4, Trevor - 4.5, Peter - 7.5, Sarah - 6.5, Ben - 7.5, Sean - 7.5

Overview- 6.5

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From Russia with Love (1963)

From Russia with Love (1963)

April 29, 2020

Main Review: From Russia with Love (1963)

Agent 007 (Sean Connery) is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi) to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy.

Scores - Jack - 8, Trevor - 5, Peter - 8, Sarah - 8, Ben - 9, Sean - 8

Overview- 8

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Dr. No (1962)

Dr. No (1962)

April 25, 2020

Main Review: Dr. No (1962)

In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 (Sean Connery) battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress), to confront a megalomaniacal villain in his massive island headquarters.

Scores - Jack - 6, Trevor - 4, Peter - 5, Sarah - 6, Ben - 6

Overview- 5.5

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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020)

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020)

April 7, 2020

Main Review: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020)

Make a drink and buckle up cause we are going on one insane ridealong with Joe Exotic into the bizarre underworld of big cat breeding, and the strange characters who make it up. 

Scores - Jack - 7, Trevor - 5, Sarah - 6.5, Ben - 7.5, Kell - 8.5

Overview- 7

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Contagion (2011)

Contagion (2011)

April 3, 2020

Main Review: Contagion (2011)

When Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns to Minnesota from a Hong Kong business trip, she attributes the malaise she feels to jet lag. However, two days later, Beth is dead, and doctors tell her shocked husband (Matt Damon) that they have no idea what killed her. Soon, many others start to exhibit the same symptoms, and a global pandemic explodes. Doctors try to contain the lethal microbe, but society begins to collapse as a blogger (Jude Law) fans the flames of paranoia.

Scores - Jack - 6.5, Trevor - 6.5

Overview- 6.5

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Clueless (1995)

Clueless (1995)

March 26, 2020

Main Review: Clueless (1995)

Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.

Scores - Jack - 8.5, Peter - 9, Trevor - 7, Kell - 7.5

Overview- 8

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Onward (2019)

Onward (2019)

March 20, 2020

Main Review: Onward (2019)

Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.

Scores - Jack - 7.5, Peter - 7.5, Trevor - 7.5

Overview- 7.5

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