While Harry Potter has a great bestiary of creatures, there are some beasties in 80s cinema that are on par (or even rival) the imagination of J.K Rowling. Here are five fantasy film creations you should seek out.
As the RRP Crew approaches Green Gables, we aren't exactly sure we followed the right riddle answer. But perhaps we did review a mini-series in the past, and will it still hold up today? Listen and find out.
Following the answer of another riddle, the RRP crew find themselves among outlaws in Sherwood forest. Listen to find out if we need to call the sheriff on Robin Hood, or if this film is so good it's worth dying for.
The RRP crew is going through the 4th Dimension of Doom and Jaerod's first riddle has brought us to Labyrinth. Will this Jim Henson film still hold up, and will we unlock the next riddle? Listen and find out.
We finish out the wintermas season with the claymation "classic" Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but does it fly high with Dasher and Dancer, or crash like a Comet. Listen to find out what the RRP crew thinks.
We head to the White House before its untimely destruction in Independence Day, to see if a movie about a dead ringer for a president, rings true or if it is dead on arrival. Listen to the RRP crew to find out what we think.
Considered by many to be the best Mario Bros game, the third instalment on the NES is the target of the RRP Crew in this episode. Listen to find out if Super Mario Bros. 3 soars like a Tanooki, or just tanks.
We pause our inter-ship Cornhole game to travel back to the land of Cornwall and see if Jack can jump over a candlestick, while also killing Giants. Listen to hear if these 60's era feats still astound, or leave us imp-overished.
Most time traveling podcasts would start a game series from the beginning, but RRP is not most podcasts. We slide past the norm and rush back to Mega Man 3. Listen to find out if it is worth your time to play today!
The RRP crew travels to 2000 for our second patron-pick this year. In quite the change up from westerns and wizards, we revisit Driver and Duchovny finding love after heartache. Listen and find out if Return to Me is worth returning to today.
The RR Pod travels to the crossroads of 1988 and the movie Willow. Listen to find out if this film would high on the list of 80s cinema to see, or if watching it would just make you Mad like a Martigan.
The RRP crew goes after 21 and 18 year old bounties for our last entry in this year's Ani-May, looking for the good and shooting down the bad from the space adventure, Cowboy Bebop (both the series and Movie). Listen to our review to hear if they hold up today.
We kick off our inaugural Ani-May with the seminal 80s anime, Akira. But will the RRP crew find greatness in this well regarded film, or will it be as grotesque as it's climactic mutation - listen to find out what we think!
The RR Pod crew travels back to another M. Night Shyamalan film looking for signs of thrilling encounters, or what will ultimately alienate viewers today. Listen to our review to hear what we think of Signs.
The RR Pod crew continue their search and ask, “Where in Time is Capt. Francisco?” Their pursuit leads them to 1982's The Dark Crystal. Will their journey with the crystal shard lead to a “Tragic” end? Or to a “Classic” ending of redemption?
XO Paul and the rest of the R.R. Pod crew begin their search for Capt. Francisco, by jumping back in time to 1978's Superman. Will they find their captain or have to resort to spinning the world backwards to save him? Listen and find out.
We travel back to Middle Earth one more time to wrap up Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy - but not before finding out what has been happening on the R.R. Pod over the past few episodes, and if Capt. Francisco will ever be found.
We time-travel out of the frying-pan and into the Hellfire of 1996's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Listen as we discuss the highs and lows of this Disney film with the guys from the Earth Oddity Podcast.
Not sure if we are immortal, or have inside us the blood of kings, but we're still discussing 1986's Highlander. Listen as our crew reviews the struggle between MacLeod and Kurgan and make sure not to miss the end of the show, lest you miss some of our own RRP lore.
Francisco and Paul's impromtu meeting turns into an all women take over, of the podcast. Yes it's lady's night, and the feeling's right...but that doesn't mean the The Little Mermaid is necessarily a classic. Listen to find out how some of the RRP ladies rate it!
You might need a translator for this episode, unless you can understand the words comin' out of our mouths, as we talk about the martial arts, comedy Rush Hour! Whether or not you are stuck in traffic, listen to our review of this 90s movie.
We travel through the infinite...number of color graded, Monument Valley, flyovers, and some space too as we revisit Stanley Kubrick's 2001. Listen if we consider this a sci-fi masterpiece, or monolith of boredom.
We travel to exotic animated locations on a highly musical adventure, in a search for diamond dolls a.k.a. what we liked and disliked about 1987's The Chipmunk Adventure. And in his first time aboard, Tim Nydell from Saturday Morning Rewind joins us to review the film.
It might be just a walk in the park for your RRP crew to watch another Disney film, but you will have to listen to find out if we think 101 Dalmatians is still a howl of a good time, or if it barks up the wrong tree.
While in 1993's version of 1600's France, the RRP crew examines many aspects of Disney's take on the Dumas classic; from it's super clean costumes to it's familiar score...maybe too familiar. Listen to our review of The Three Musketeers.
While traveling back to 1977 in the movie-time-continuum, we experienced a close encounter of the Spielberg kind! Soon to be officer, Danae Berge, joins us again to discuss Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
We grease up our chrono-gears to head back to a 1978 film, set in 1959, where the T-Birds and the Pinks make school cool...or so the marketing would have us believe. Listen to what the RRP crew has to teach you about Grease.
Our refrigerator is on the fritz and there is a 404 error on every webpage... must be Gremlins. But do these tiny terrors amount to a terrific movie or just a terrible one. Listen to our review of 1984's Gremlins with new guest, Chase Layman.
We once again welcome aboard the gents from Feelin' Film to review the 1967 Disney animated The Jungle Book. Listen to find out if this film had us in its hypnotic gaze, or if its charm's have been burned up in time's red fire.
We put a lot of heart in to this episode, as we fight for the RRP code of Classic, Nostalgic, and tragic. Listen to find out if DragonHeart is still full of life, or if it ended up being a half-hearted attempt at a fantasy movie.
With Solo on the horizon the RRP crew head back to the forest moon of Endor to do battle alongside what still holds up, against odd aliens, crow people and the tragic makers of this Lucas Films production.
Your intrepid crew of the Pod never give up, and never surrender when it comes to reviewing movies from the past. Although An American Tale taught us to never say never...hmmm Aphorisms aside, listen to our review on 1999's Galaxy Quest...by Grabthar's Hammer!
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and interestingly enough, so do aunts. Take a guess at which of those two, the RRP skeleton crew took issues with as they headed back to 1955. Listen as we discuss the elements of this Disney film that still work, and which parts are barking up the wrong tree.
When trying to be king of the Pridelands, the RRP crew found that there are many obstacles be they hyenas, ostriches that have it out for you, or logs that defy physics. But we faced these challenges to review this Disney game based on The Lion King.
As we journey back to an animated Greece, we are joined by both members of the Squared Co Podcast to discuss Disney's Hercules. Listen to find out if this classically set film still holds up in modern day, and that's the gospel truth.
London is calling the RRP crew... oh wait it's France but you probably wouldn't know it given all British accents in the 90s movie Ever After. Journey with us and listen as we review this Cinderella retelling and decide if it holds up today.
While avoiding any falls from movie-time continuum "roofs", the RRP crew reviews another seasonal movie, this time starting Tim "the Santa man" Allen. After discussing what made us go "HO HO!" and "ho-hum", listen to hear if we rate The Santa Clause a Classic, Nostalgic, or Tragic.
The RRP crew heads back to the Star Wars universe to revisit the movie centered on the alien teddy bears from Return of the Jedi, the Ewoks. Does this courageous caravan still hold up today? Listen and hear what we think.
We celebrate our 5th year of traveling the movie-game-time-continuum by freeing our minds and experiencing The Matrix for ourselves. Listen to our full crew discuss this 1999 hit and determine if it still knows Kung Fu. (RRP Remastered edition)
As the RRP crew heads back to 1985, we are joined by our communications shipman to decipher if the enemy of my enemy mine is friend...or something like that. Listen as we go over our likes and dislikes for this sci-fi film.
It's the French Revolution, but we aren't covering the movie Les Misérables, instead we are going the board game route. Is Guillotine of so little repute because it is straight up boring, or does it offer slices of fun each play. Listen as we review it as we play a couple rounds of Guillotine.
This time we lock on to a monstrous dimension to see if Pixar's first movie with Mike and Sully scares us straight into a classic, or if it makes us scream in frustration. Listen as we review Monsters Inc.
We review a cautionary tale about gluttony and greed...or maybe it's just run-of-the-mill girl get's trapped in the spirit world working at a bath house for gods story. Either way, the RRP crew sets out to discuss Miyazaki's Spirited Away.
Oo de lally, oo de lally, golly what a podcast when the RRP Crew tackles the animated version of Robin Hood. Listen to find out if we are still out-foxed by its greatness, or like Prince John, is a phony.
Your intrepid RRP Crew is joined by fellow CGC podcaster Nathan James Norman to discuss Weird Al's UHF. Does UHF still have it all (as advertised) or should it be taken off the air; listen and find out what we think.
On this voyage for the RRP crew, we try to unlock the matrix and unravel the mystery of the monster planet Unicron. Listen to our review and find out if there is still more than meets the eye to this version of Transformers.
It's a wibbly wobbly, hippity hoppity, timey wimey outing for the RRP crew with new hand Mark Morris, as we discuss the animated prequel to Excalibur—The Sword in the Stone. Listen to find out what we thought of this Disney film.
In this episode your faithful Retro Rewind crew, accompanied by Chief Nate Henderson, watch a group of black and white high school students become a team as they put winning the game of football ahead of each others' skin color...I guess if that's what it takes.
For this episode we go back to a time when the ancient Incas were ruled by a narcissist who became a llama, a llama who became compassionate, and regained an empire. What else would you expect from Disney's The Emperor's New Groove? Listen and find out.
For this surprise episode we travel back to the 90s to witness how the ultimate action star gets revenge for his second cousin's murder. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Last Action Hero...and you are about to listen to a podcast about it.
On our way to covering the listener voted movie Toy Story, we were unexpectedly hit out of the timestream. But thanks to our Alert 5 DeLorean pilot FreeHugs, we were able to get out of the danger zone, and review Top Gun.
We calibrate the reflux capacitor for the second star to the right, and head out straight on till we reach 1991's Hook. We discuss if this Spielberg take on the Peter Pan mythos is worth watching today.
The RRP crew face off against The Brotherhood of Mutant Feelin' Film-ers...or something like that. The awesome guys from the Feelin' Film podcast joined us to talk 2000's X-Men and discuss if it still gets us X-cited or we want to see it go X-tinct.
Since our fuel regulator mishap in episode 100, we have made sure to have plenty of extra O2 on our ship. Space shuttle Atlantis was not so prepared when some kids took flight in it. Does the movie about their adventure hold up, listen to what we think.
What would it take for a few time-traveling podcasters to become cowboys? Probably more than just watching City Slickers, but that was more fun, so you can listen to our review of the Billy Crystal comedy.
We intercept a cable access signal in this time jump and attempt to party with Wayne and Garth. But does their film continue to make "sweet music" or does the comedy fall flat? Listen to our discussion of Wayne's World with guest Chris Cowan.
Twas the night the RRP crew traveled way way back, to see the origins of Santa, and his toy sack. Would the hosts rate this holiday movie among the classics, or send it home with no cookies and only a rating tragic? Listen to the podcast, hope you have a blast.
To celebrate 100 episodes, we rev-up the reflux capacitor one more time before disaster strikes! Will this be the end of the show? Was 007 getting revenge on us for our review of GoldenEye in this episode? Listen to our cohort of cohosts to find out!
We deviate from our normal movie-voted episodes again to honor Gene Wilder's passing in an Abby-Normal way. Patrick "Patch" Hicks joins us to discuss Young Frankenstein, and you can listen to what we thought of this Mel Brooks flick.
We are joined by the guys from the Victims and Villains podcast as we all flee the bees carrying black cancer, hoping Mulder and Scully have a cure...or at least make a good movie about it. Listen to our review of The X-Files: Fight the Future.
We find ourselves time jumping into another perilous 80s jungle. But while here, listen in as we discuss the Schwarzenegger flick Predator and decide if it should have been hunted down for being tragic, or deserves to get to DAH CHOPPA' as a classic.
What if this whole podcast is just an auditory facade that you listen to while your whole life is being filmed as a TV show?! What if Paul and Francisco aren't actually movie/game time travelers!?! Listen as we explore the meta of The Truman Show.
It wasn't too much of a puzzle to get the RRP crew playing the sequel to Bust-A-Move, itself a spin-off of Bubble Bobble. Listen as regular guest Quitos Ruiz joins us to decide if this is a game still worth your time today.
We head to Alcatraz island to recover some VX poison gas rockets, or at least discuss watching Cage and Connery go up against Ed Harris's platoon of Marine mercenaries. Listen as Nate Henderson returns to help us review The Rock.
Is the sci-fi sequel, Terminator 2, even better than the original? Come with us if you want to...listen to the RRP crew's judgment of this Arnold Schwarzenegger film. We also do a mini-review of Captain America: Civil War for our NewTube.
Before there were Deloreans that could go back and forth through time, there were only oneway tickets for man and machine...man, to travel to 1984 in search of Sarah Conor. The RRP crew likewise traveled back to that year in search of a rating on The Terminator.
The RRP crew finds themselves at Lake Winnipesaukee to witness a crazy man, drive another man into madness, or is it our good captain that is going mad watching this 90s film. Listen as Francisco and Paul discuss What About Bob?, with returning guest host Chris Cowan.
We may not want Pauly Shore as our son-in-law, but does that mean that the comedy Son in Law is not worth watching? The RRP crew jumps to 90s farms, then 90s big cities, and back to answer that question.
The jungle heads to us as we head back to the 1995 film, Jumanji. The RRP crew is joined by artist Ciara Hartzell, to "paint you a picture" as to why or why not you should rewatch this Robin Williams flick.
The RRP crew not only traverse space and time, but spiritual domains in the latest episode. Joined by regular guest Josh Powers, we revisit the "hellish" film Stay Tuned and rate whether it is worth watching today.
The RRP crew finds themselves in Military Court this episode, but no fear, Tom Cruise is our defense attorney. Listen to our roundtable with returning guest Nate Henderson to decide if A Few Good Men is still worth watching today - that is if you can handle the TRUTH!
We are without a guest host this episode, making us wonder if we should have given Uncle Buck a call to come and help. Of course we had to rewatch and rate the movie before we could be sure he/it would still hold up today.
The grudge match is on between Ryu and Ken, as well as some new challengers, when the RRP crew time-jumps to our first fighting game. Both Free Hugs and Quitos Ruiz join Paul and Francisco to special move our way through Super Street Fighter 2.
If you are looking for a little trick to take your mind off the pain of a commute/work day, give us your pinky finger...or ear, and you might feel a little pressure to listen to the RRP crew discuss Major Payne.
Take your little hand in mine - there ain’t no hill or mountain the RRP crew can’t review. And this episode we take aim at Groundhog Day. Listen to our take on whether this 90s Movie is worth rewatching again, and again, and again, and…
The quintessential time travel 80s movie has finally come to our podcast. New guest host Jon Borr, joins Paul and Francisco to go back in time and discuss if Back to the Future still has the power of love over our hearts.
How would you classify this animated 90s movie – a Disney Classic or a Disney Goof? Paul and Francisco pick up Josh Powers to go on a time-road trip so we can discuss what we think about A Goofy Movie.
There may not be a baseball league for podcasters...yet, but there was one for women of the 40s. Paul and Francisco travel back a couple decades to reminisce and review the 90s movie A League of Their Own, staring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis.
Live. Die. Repeat. No we aren't reviewing the Tom Cruise movie, it is just the type of experience the RRP crew experienced when firing up our virtual Super Nintendo consoles, and popping in Super Star Wars.
Can three podcasters figure out what to do when faced with the most daunting challenge of all—reviewing an old movie with a baby that cries a lot!? Nate Henderson joins Paul and Francisco again to discuss the highs and lows of Three Men and a Baby.
A group of younglings travel in a land before time itself... oh and there are dinosaurs trying to get to the Great Valley in the animated 80s movie, The Land Before Time. Returning guest Karen Norman joins us to decide if this dino-journey laced with sadness is still worth watching today.
Francisco, Paul, and new guest host Nate Henderson mount up on our red bicycles, desert dinosaurs, and Large Marge semi-trucks on a quest to determine if Pee Wee's Big Adventure is a Classic worth watching today, or tragically ends up like a flat tire.
The whole RRP crew joins Sonic the Hedgehog and Tales, on their quest to stop Dr. Robotnik, at the speed of sound. But does the age of this Sega Genesis game, slow down its speed-dash toward Classicness? Listen to what Francisco, Paul, and new guest Aaron Hickman think of Sonic 2.
We're not in Kansas anymore... No this is definitely Oklahoma where the twisters come destroying down the plain. Paul and Francisco are joined by new guest host Chris Cowan of the Pop Mockers podcast, to review the 1996 disaster flick Twister. Listen to our review and let us know if you agree.
We dance with an 80s Batman in the pale moon light of podcasts... and give you our take on whether or not the Tim Burton/Michael Keaton Batman holds up today. Returning guest Bill "Rebooter" Lehman joins Paul and Francisco to discus what we loved and hated about the 1989 Batman movie.
If you are a jerk who just cares about winning, maybe its time to coach a struggling PeeWee Hockey team—you'll be a caring compassionate person in no time, and maybe even win the championship. But does The Mighty Ducks still win our hearts today?
The RRP crew straps on our power gloves (because they are so bad) to review the 1989 film The Wizard. Listen to our discussion of whether or not this kids movie with Nintendo games, is still worth seeing today.
Sometimes you just need one super skilled (and buff) spy to save the USA from terrorists with a nuke. Ok he lost one Florida key, but no one cared - "I swear". Returning guest host Deb Powers joins Paul and Francisco to help us tell the difference between all the True Lies.
Strap in for another adventure with Francisco and Paul's Excellent Podcast. Lame title tie-ins aside, we are joined by returning guest host Kyle Dykstra to discuss what we loved and hated about Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Listen to what we think of this 1989 film.
The RRP crew jump into the Lylat system to defeat Andross and review the Nintendo 64 action, space-shooter, Star Fox 64. No barrel roll required to listen as Francisco, Paul, and guest Quitos Ruiz discuss what makes this 1997 game a Classic, Nostalgic, or Tragic.
How could traveling to a world in another Galaxy, meeting an ancient civilization, and fighting aliens be anything but thrilling? Francisco and Paul, along with returning guest host Deb Powers, discuss the highs and lows as they enter into the Stargate.
We conclude a pirate month with Disney's Peter Pan from 1953. Listen to find out if the boy who never grew up took us on a high-flying adventure, or left us wanting to walk the plank into a crocodile's clock filled maw.
You may have dreams of living up in the tree tops. But what if you were surrounded by wild animals from around the world? We discuss if Swiss Family Robinson is still a dream of a movie, or has devolved into a nightmare.
When four brothers from another mother team up to review a movie about four brothers with a rat father, the result is EXCELLENT…at least we think so. Josh powers and Quitos Ruiz join Paul and Francisco to discuss 1990s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Though we are covering a baseball movie for episode 42, it is not one that centers around Jackie Robinson. Rather Paul and Francisco discuss their thoughts on Angels helping Angels...in the Outfield...and the infield.
It didn't need a 32x or CD-ROM system, just the Super Nintendo, but is Donkey Kong Country still king of the retro jungle? Listen as Francisco, Paul, and guest host Quitos Ruiz discuss this 1994 side-scrolling platformer.
Though we tried to stay above 50mph, you might feel we went on a little long this episode, much like the movie we reviewed: 1994's Speed. Hear what Francisco, Paul, new comer Jordan, and old comer Josh, think about this Keanu Reeves action movie.
We attempt to get into the habit of singing 60's hits to the Lord. Well not really, but guest host Suzannah Szabo joins long time friends Paul and Francisco to act like our sister while we discuss Sister Act.
In the future, will watiching hover cars race or watching hover cars crash be more entertaining to bored billionaires. Either way, it will be fast...like this episode apparently. Listen to what Francisco, Paul, and guest Quitos Ruiz have to say about this 1990 SNES game, in under an hour.
Does all the romance and adventure of Robert Zemeckis's break out hit still have what it takes to sweep us off our feet today? Listen to your usual retro-jungle guides Francisco and Paul, joined again this time by Valerie Powers.
Feel the Retro! Feel the Rewind! Get on up... it's time to head down the bobsled coarse, and see if Cool Runnings earns a Classic. Francisco, Paul, and returning guest host Deb Powers discuss this Disney movie.
Let's head to the ice to see if a former hockey playing ladies man, and a figure skating snotty woman can fall in love at the Olympics. Listen as Francisco, Paul, and new guest host Karen Norman discuss The Cutting Edge.