Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

Hello Faux Reel podcast listeners!  We missed you did you miss us?  Yes?  I thought so.  Well this week we have a real treat for ya, because we tried our luck at the 1985 movie Girls Just Want to Have Fun starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt.

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Though she’s a talented gymnast, Janey (Sarah Jessica Parker) has always followed the orders of her strict Army colonel father and stayed out of the spotlight. However, when she moves to a new town and meets the carefree Lynne (Helen Hunt), she disobeys her father for the first time in her life. With Lynne’s encouragement, Janey enters a TV dance competition — and soon finds herself with both a cute dance partner and an archrival who is dead set on getting Janey eliminated from the contest.

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This was our faces while watching this movie.  Our made up plot wins this round!  See why our synopsis was better on this week’s episode of Faux Reel!

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Tango & Cash (1989)

We’re back this week with another episode of Faux Reel!  I know you all missed us terribly during our brief hiatus and ya’ll are just jonesin’ for some more Stacie and Blayne hilarious banter and made up movie plots!  Well don’t worry, this episode will fulfill all your hilarious podcast needs and more, much much more.  Because there are butts in this movie.  And sweaty Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone.  Yes that’s right folks, this week we did a little movie called Tango & Cash, starring…you guessed it…Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone, and their butts!

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Tango & Cash follows Raymond Tango (Stallone) and Gabriel Cash (Russell), two rival LAPD narcotics detectives, who are forced to work together after the criminal mastermind Yves Perret frames both of them for murder.  Terri Hatcher also makes an appearance as Tango’s sister Katherine.

This movie is full of ridiculous punch lines, bad 80’s music, cross-dressing, an evil drug lord who has a weird obsession with rats, poorly run prisons, lots of sweating, and oh yeah, weird tensions between Tango & Cash where they desperately want to high-five each other but it’s just not the right moment.

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The ‘Burbs (1989)

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Things are gettin’ weird on this week’s episode of Faux Reel!   This week we did The ‘Burbs, starring Tom Hanks.  Tom Hanks is Ray, an overstressed suburbanite who along with two of his neighbors struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family on the block are part of a murderous cult.  Are they a murderous cult?  A nest of vampires?  Misunderstood immigrants?  Pod people?  Listen to this episode to find out!  You can also check out the trailer here.

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Back to School (1986)

What says classic 80’s comedy better than the Rodney Dangerfield flick Back to School?  Nothing I tell you, nothing!  This movie, like all Rodney Dangerfield movies, is filled with crazy plots, zany one-liners, and no respect I tell ya!

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Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield) is concerned that his son Jason (Keith Gordon) is unsure whether to go to college, so the uneducated self-made millionaire encourages him by signing up as a student as well. As Jason tries to establish himself among his peers and make the diving team, Thornton falls for a pretty professor (Sally Kellerman) and gets others do his schoolwork for him. When the suspicious dean (Paxton Whitehead) finds out, Thornton needs to show he can get by on his own.

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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!

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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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Time Bandits (1981)

This weeks movie is called Time Bandits directed by Terry Gilliam and starring an array of great actors (Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Shelley Duvall).

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When Blayne and I found this movie we thought it sounded ridiculous, and boy we had no idea!

Here’s the Short Synopsis that we found:

A young boy’s wardrobe contains a time hole. Through this hole an assortment of short people (i.e. dwarfs) come while escaping from their master, the supreme being. They take Kevin with them on their adventures through time from Napoleonic times to the Middle Ages to the early 1900s, to the time of Legends and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness where they confront Evil.

Now here’s what we thought. Take a listen:

If you’re interested in seeing the film check out the trailer HERE!

Any Which Way You Can (1980)

Welcome to the first episode of Faux Reel!

This weeks episode is based on the (not really) acclaimed film Any Which Way You Can the greatly anticipated sequel to Any Which Way but Loose.

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Here’s the Short Synopsis we found:
Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight – as he does – to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde all add to the ‘fun’.

And here’s what we thought happened. Listen and see how close/far off we were:

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