The Rabblecast

It seemed like a complete long shot. But it's happening. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are returning to the roles that made them break out stars from the early 90's. That's right ladies and gentlemen, Wyld Stallyns is doing a comeback tour in the upcoming film, Bill and Ted Face The Music.

The original writers, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon are also returning along with Winter and Reeves. Can they pull off a hat trick almost thirty years after the release of the second film? Can we look forward to any returning characters from the previous two films? Let's discuss.

Also, we delve into other movie franchises that we may or may not want to see a return to. Movies from the 80's and 90's had a certain atmosphere to them that you rarely find today. What are some of your favorite picks?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

Congratulations to Marvel Studios and Disney on an amazing accomplishments with their recent film release, Avengers: Infinity War. This film became a global event as it was released on April 27th and fans everywhere flocked to their theaters to take in the culmination of ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And we were no different. (Original recording date: 5/1/18.)

We sit and talk about the film and some of the major plot points. Warning: Spoilers abound on this episode if you have not seen the film yet. We also go over some of the different theories that have been going around regarding the ending of the film. How does it end? Why do we have to wait one year for the next one?

Also on this show, we talk about WWE's recent show, The Greatest Royal Rumble? Yes, apparently there is another Royal Rumble show and we talk about some of the details of the show and how it came to be. Will this be another annual show? Listen in and find out what we have to say about this and so much more.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

Once again we take a look at some of the recent passings of artists, actors, and performers. You may know some of them. You may not. This is our way of acknowledging their contributions during lifetime.

Avicii(aged 28 real name Tim Bergling), was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He rose to prominence in 2011 with his breakthrough single "Levels". His debut studio album, True (2013), featured electronic music blended with elements of several music genres. The lead single "Wake Me Up", topped most music markets in Europe and reached number four in the US.

Verne Troyer(aged 49), was an American actor, stunt performer, and comedian best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series. He was notable for having been only 2 ft 8 in (81 cm) tall, the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia; this made him one of the shortest men in the world.

Bruno Sammartino(aged 82), was an Italian-born American professional wrestler, best known for his work with the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). There, he held the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship for more than 11 years across two reigns, the first of which is the longest single reign in the promotion's history at 2,803 days.

And... we have a new entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file. The subject of this segment: Sam Sheppard. Learn how one man's life led him from being a neurosurgeon to eventually stepping into the "squared circle" of professional wrestling.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

HBO recently released a new documentary on the life and career of Andre The Giant. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the "eighth wonder of the world" in and out of the wrestling ring. We give our thoughts on the documentary and share some other stories that were left out of the HBO documentary.

We also talk about the recent passing of some celebrities. (Original recording date 4/17/18.)

Harry Anderson(aged 65) was an American actor, comedian, and magician. He is best known for the lead role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984–1992 television series Night Court, and later starred in the sitcom Dave's World from 1993 to 1997.

R. Lee Ermey(aged 74) was an American actor, voice actor, and Marine. He achieved fame when he played Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Ermey was also a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and an honorary gunnery sergeant. During his tenure in the U.S. Marine Corps, he served as a drill instructor.

Mitzi Shore(aged 87) was an American comedy club owner. She co-founded The Comedy Store in Los Angeles in 1972 and became owner two years later. Through the club, she had a huge influence on the careers of up-and-coming comedians for decades.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

Wrestlemania, "The Greatest Spectacle in Sports Entertainment" has come and gone! Wrestlemania 34 easily became one of the most unpredictable shows in recent WWE history. Tons of title matches, plenty of surprises, and an ending that surprised the WWE Universe.

By now there have been countless news articles reporting on the results from Wrestlemania. Videos breaking down individual matches. But now it's our turn. Join us as we slip back into our wrestling coverage mode and talk about "The Show of Shows"!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

Pacific Rim: Uprising is set 10 years after the events of the first film. We are introduced to a new generation of Jaeger pilots led by a reluctant Jake Pentecost(John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost(Idris Elba's character from the first film). We take a look at what the movie has to offer and what it lacks. SPOILERS ahead if you haven't seen either movie yet.

Also on this show, we talk about the release of Ready Player One, the Steven Spielberg directed adaptation of Ernest Cline's hit book. The book and the film are described as "Love letters" to the pop-culture of the 80's(and the 90's in the film). Did the film deliver on the lofty goal of recreating the world that Ernest Cline imagined? We try to stay mostly SPOILER-FREE on this one.

We also talk about the recent news of Toys R US toy stores going out of business. Did you shop at Toys R Us as a child? Do you remember the jingles? Are you sad to see the company go?

All of this and much more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

First and foremost we say, goodbye to a remarkable individual as the science world and the world over mourns the loss of, Stephen Hawking(aged 76). He was a brilliant mind that persevered and continued his work despite the early onset of a rare form of ALS and only being given about two years to live(he was diagnosed when he was 21). Hawking continued to work for the next 55 years until his recent passing.

From there we go on to talk about the return of Daniel Bryan to in-ring action! Bryan was forced to retire a few years back to due to medical issues that prevented him from being cleared medically to compete in a WWE ring. With Wrestlemania 34 just around the corner wrestling fans are clamoring for return of the WWE Superstar. But will there be a spot on the card for him?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

Bad movies. What makes a bad movie? Acting, writing, reviews? With so much content being made it's not hard to find a few bad or sub par films. But what makes it a bad movie? That's what we try to figure out as some films get ready to be released(Ready Player One and Deadpool 2 specifically).

Between test screening and early screening for specific audiences many things can and sometimes do change. But why and for who? Do you like a movie that has been given a bad review score? If you like it, do you still consider it bad by industry standards?

All of this and much more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

Marvel and Disney have changed the release date to Avengers Infinity War! Originally set to open in early May, it will now release globally on April 27th! A week not sound like much, but it will break up the glut of movies to be released in May. With Avengers now opening in late April, Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story can battle it out in May.

Also on this episode, the guys talk about some old TV shows. Any remember MTV's Liquid Television or the beginning of Adult Swim? Nostalgia runs rampant in this episode.

And let's not forget about the snow. The north east has been getting hit by storm after storm. At the time of release, we have experienced 3 Nor'easter storms(one of which developed Thundersnow). And it looks like we're not done yet.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT

On this episode the guys talk about some of their experiences with funerals. Whether it's a close friend or a loved family member, we've all lost someone special in our lives and we all deal with the loss differently. For some it can be a reminder to live their lives to the fullest.

With this in mind, we try to look forward to things that can entertain us and possibly distract us from the mortality that we all live with. Movies, TV shows, Netflix, and other types of media that we tend to consume to fuel our imaginations and keeps us entertained while we progress through this thing called, life.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_522.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT