Purple Rain (1984)

Prince. Purple Rain. What else is there to say?

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Blayne and I ended up doing out episode of Faux Reel Podcast a few weeks before we had heard the terrible new of Prince’s untimely death. It’s sad to know that this talented unicorn has left our Earth but to know he’ll live on not only in his music but also his mediocre acting career.

This film tells a story of a victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father (Clarence Williams III), the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero). But another musician, Morris (Morris Day), looks to steal the Kid’s spotlight — and his girl.

But here’s our rendition!

This episode is dedicated to Prince and we now know what it sounds like when doves cry. (tear)

Like what you’ve heard?  Check out a trailer to Purple Rain and see if we got some things right!?!?! Also check your local listings to see if there are any screenings near you!

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Starman (1984)

Hello Faux Reel listeners!  This week we bring you our take on Starman.  A 1984 film directed by John Carpenter and starring Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen.

Starman tells the story of an alien who takes the form of a young widow’s husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. You can only imagine the shenanigans, especially when the government tries to stop them.

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Check out the trailer here!

Hear our interpretation and what actually happened on this episode of Faux Reel!

Like what you’ve heard?  Check out this clip from the movie where Starman eats, you guessed it (and I guess we did too), pie!

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DOUBLE ACTION FEATURE

We’re mixing it up this week and hittin’ y’all with a Double Action Feature!  Each of us picked a movie that one of us has seen and one of us hasn’t.  I’m taking on Big Trouble in Little China (1986) starring Kurt Russell, and Stacie tackles Die Hard (1988) starring, duh, Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.

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For those out there who aren’t sure what either of these movies are, get out from under your rock ya big goon!  And then read these brief plot summaries:

Big Trouble in Little China: An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.  Check out the trailer here.

Die Hard:  John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.  Here’s the trailer.

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Traxx (1988)

After a brief break we’re back with another episode!  This weeks movie is called Traxx, directed by Jerome Gary and starring Shadoe Stevens.

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Here is a short synposis:

Traxx is a mercenary ex-cop who knows nothing about the law, and everything about justice.  He has battled his way through El Salvador, the Middle East and Nicaragua, spitting lead with two-handed good grace until he decides to retire to a life of baking designer cookies.  Yes that’s right, cookies.  Traxx dreams of starting his own cookie company but faces two problems –  he can’t raise the money, and he’s the worlds worst cookie baker.  To raise the money, he turns to the one thing he does know – gang busting.

There was no way we couldn’t do this movie.  Find out what we think happens on this episode of FAUX REEL!

It was hard to find a trailer so instead here’s a phenomenal clip of Traxx baking cookies!  Click here.

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