TV & Film
If you’ve seen Stand By Me (1986), you remember it vividly. If you’ve somehow escaped this one, the time has come to experience this Stephen King coming-of-age tale that will surely tug at your core.
▶️ Half a heartfelt, bittersweet remembrance of childhood and half road trip without the car movie, Stand By Me follows four friends as they go in search of a missing boy from their school. Directed by Rob Reiner and starring River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell, this film takes a look back at creating a bond that can never be touched. We’ll get to the heart of why this movie works so well, and how King and Reiner made this supremely endearing film come to life.
▶️ Chicago Filmmaker Justin Hayward comes back on the podcast for a special Scene Breakdown segment: How exactly did the Stand By Me boys outrun that train? Hayward lets us in on the secrets behind that scene!
▶️ For our Picks of the Week, Justin goes for a shining moment in Phoenix’s career with 1985’s fantastical sci-fi film, Explorers. Lindsay drudges up a forgotten werewolf movie, Silver Bullet (1985), written by King and also starring the other half of The Two Coreys, Corey Haim.
▶️ With this week’s Murray Moment, Billy babysteps his way into Richard Dreyfus’ head causing him to have a deep distain for our guy who played Bob. What exactly was it About Bob that made Dreyfus see red?
▶️ Bring back some childhood memories of bikes in the woods and best friends you’ll never forget. Join us for this podcast for one of our favorite discussions so far, Stand By Me... sincerely.
Episode 47 : Misery
Episode 46 : I Shot Andy Warhol
Episode 45 : The Thing (1982)
Episode 44 : Thelma & Louise
Episode 43 : The Warriors
Episode 42 : Uncle Buck
Episode 41 : 80's vs 90's Slashers
Episode 40 : The Blob (1988)
Episode 39 : Candyman
Episode 38 : The Burbs
Episode 37 : Eraserhead
Episode 36 : Coming To America
Episode 35 : Deliverance
Episode 34 : Magnolia
Episode 33 : RE-ANIMATOR
Episode 32 : New Jack City
Episode 31 : But I'm A Cheerleader
Episode 30 : Repo Man
Episode 29 : Ghostbusters (1984)
Episode 28 : A Fish Called Wanda
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