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January 21st, 2021    

Blockbuster Rewind - The Shrek Franchise (#8)

On the eighth episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Scott Shifflett, Eric Eels & Andy Atherton are joined by guest Logan Crosland to discuss the Shrek franchise. They go through each of the films and talk about the great voice cast; the fun pop song soundtracks; compare the villains and their nefarious plots; the creative twists on classic fairy tales throughout and whether the franchise should make a return with a new installment. So, prepare to take a trip far, far away.

December 24th, 2020    

Blockbuster Rewind - The Indiana Jones Franchise (#7)

On the seventh episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Andy Atherton, Eric Eells & Scott Shifflett  are joined by guest Rob “Tek” Pinotek to discuss the Indiana Jones franchise. They go through each of the films and talk about the incredible introduction of one of the greatest characters in film history; the great action set pieces; traveling by map and the exotic locations Indy travels to; the femme fatales of each film; the villains and their nefarious plots; the somewhat scary scenes in the films; Indy’s brilliance and resilience; the great supporting characters we meet throughout the series; the highs and lows of each film & their thoughts on what we may expect to see in Indy 5.  

November 19th, 2020    

Blockbuster Rewind - The Matrix Trilogy (#6)

On the sixth episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Eric Eells, Scott Shifflett, & Andy Atherton are joined by guest Matt Souza to discuss The Matrix Trilogy. They go through each of the films and talk about the dazzling special effects; the dystopian world the story takes place in; missed opportunities with some of the characters; lazy screenwriting; the disappointing decline of the movies not just in the box office, but creatively as well; whether or not they would take the red pill or the blue pill. As a bonus, they chat about the 1995 film, Johnny Mnemonic, a movie featuring a hacker dolphin (that’s not a misprint).

October 22nd, 2020    

Blockbuster Rewind - The Scream Franchise (#5)

On the fifth episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Scott Shifflett, Andy Atherton & Eric Eells are joined by guest Scott Criscuolo to discuss the horror franchise, Scream. They go through each of the films and talk about the killers and their motives; the stars bumped off in the opening scenes; how the main trio survives each movies; the horror movie rules; Roger Jackson as the voice of Ghostface; jump scares; bad decisions made by the minor characters & which characters they suspected but weren’t killers. As a bonus, they chat about the 1997 film, I Know What You Did Last Summer.

September 17th, 2020    

Blockbuster Rewind - Batman And Its Sequels #4

On the fourth episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Andy Atherton, Eric Eells & Scott Shifflett are joined by guest Shawn Kidd to discuss the superhero film Batman and its sequels. They go through each of the films and talk about the villains (and their nefarious plots) of each one; discuss the different actors that played Bruce Wayne/Batman; the memorable lines of dialogue; all of the bat gadgets; the inspired casting for both leads and supporting characters and make comparisons between directors Tim Burton & Joel Schumacher. As a bonus, they chat about the 1966 film, Batman: The Movie.

August 13th, 2020    

Blockbuster Rewind #3 - Beverly Hills Cop Franchise

On the third episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Eric Eells, Scott Shifflett & Andy Atherton are joined by guest Jacob Williams to discuss a the action-comedy Beverly Hills Cop and it’s sequels. They go through each of the films and talk about Axel Foley’s detective skills; the relationship between him, Rosewood and Taggart; the minor characters both good and bad; the main villains and their evil plots and the final climatic shootouts. As a bonus, they chat about the 80’s action film, Cobra which has ties to Beverly Hills Cop.

July 30th, 2020    

Blockbuster Rewind #2 - Deep Impact & Armageddon

On the second episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Andy Atherton, Scott Shifflett & Eric Eells are joined by guest Jennifer Smith to discuss a couple of similar blockbusters that were both released in the summer of 1998: Deep Impact & Armageddon. They go through each of the films and talk about their favorite scenes, best and worst characters, the science facts and fictions, rate the main character deaths, reveal what they would do if faced with the same situations and question some of the ridiculousness that permeates the movies. As a bonus, they chat about a couple of other films in the genre: Melancholia & Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World.

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