George McGhee & Charlie McGhee
Retro Ramble is a movie podcast and blog from the Brothers McGhee. Join George and Charlie McGhee as they review the TV and Films of their youth and discuss why many are still relevant and worth revisiting today. Warning: contains explicit language and poor impressions.
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EP89 - Masters Of The Universe (1987)
07/29/22 • 75 min
In this month's episode, Charlie and George are off to Eternia (but only briefly for budget reasons) to review the cult curiosity that is Masters of The Universe!It's a nostalgic trip back as the brothers reminisce about the toys and one of George's first cinema outings! They discuss how the toyline behemoth became one of Cannon Film's most expensive productions, as well as casting, creative accounting and liberally borrowing from bigger (and better) blockbusters. There's plenty to discuss in Suspicious Spin Offs, from aborted sequels to faltering reboots. Good journey!
10/30/20 • 88 min
For their latest podcast episode, Charlie and George take a Retro Ramble back to 1984 to cover the Rocky For Kids classic that is The Karate Kid.
From the impressive character acting of Pat Morita that earned him an Oscar nomination to New Jersey wide-boy Ralph Maccio to the Nazi-inspired blonde looks of the Cobra Kai there is plenty the boys delve into from their most recent viewing.
SPOILER WARNING - With franchise spin-off Cobra Kai becoming one of the most streamed TV Shows of all time the brothers devote a section to covering the highs and lows offered in season one.
There's all the usual mischief including, bad impressions and an extensive Coulda Woulda Shoulda for your ears to feast on.
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05/22/20 • 71 min
In this month's episode, Charlie and George head for the New York sewers to have a totally bodacious chat about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
For this special instalment, they'll be focusing both the action-packed 1990 feature and the very swift sequel - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze, which offers more comedy, less violence and a probably too much Vanilla Ice!The boys talk of the origins of TMNT, the marvellous Jim Henson animatronics, dodgy youth sidekicks and questionable 90's fashion. As per usual, they'll be bad impressions and alternative casting choices in Coulda Woulda Shoulda. So grab a slice of pizza, with a side of nostalgia, as we look back at the lean, green heroes in a half-shell, Turtle Power!
08/24/20 • 59 min
In this month's episode, Charlie and George are going to the high school reunion at Grosse Point (Blank)! That's right, the boys go back to 1997 to review the action-rom-com cult classic that topped our listeners poll! They discuss the films genesis (which started with a high school reunion), an amazing cast including multiple Cusacks, Jeremy Piven, Minnie Driver and the legendary Dan Ackroyd. Also one hell of an 80's jukebox soundtrack!
As per usual, there's alternative casting options in Coulda Woulda Shoulda and for their Special Features, the brothers discuss the later careers of both John Cusack and Dan Ackroyd. Bing, bing, bing, bing, POPCORN!
07/21/20 • 60 min
06/25/20 • 53 min
To celebrate their 50th episode, Charlie and George head on summer vacation to the Catskills to indulge in some Dirty Dancing! But they are not alone. It's actually a family holiday, so they are joined, for the first time, by their elder, wiser, sister, Sophia!With all three McGhee children reunited, they'll discuss one of the eighties most beloved films, covering production struggles, an amazing soundtrack and the smouldering chemistry between stars Jennifer Grey and Patrick "Snake-hips" Swayze! As per usual, there are regular features like alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda and some very Suspicious Special Features! Download now - you'll have the time of your life!
09/25/20 • 86 min
In this months episode, Charlie and George hop in the time-travelling phone box to discuss all things bodacious and heinous about all things Bill and Ted! With the belated release of Bill and Ted Face The Music, the brothers McGhee go back to review both Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey for this podcast special. As per usual, they'll be going over the story origins, alternate casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda and discuss some very Suspicious Spin-Offs!Videos discussed in the episode: Bill and Ted Auditions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCF6uiixU7E The Bill & Ted Sitcom and Animated Series - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qimQKEa7hM
Other Featured music - Steve Vai, Album - The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tRvA3MZZLE
Copyright Disclaimer - All media used in this episode relates to the film being reviewed and has been done so in accordance with the guidelines of the Creative Commons Act.
EP#48 - Under Siege (1992)
04/17/20 • 55 min
In this months episode, Charlie and George board the USS Missouri, to find themselves Under Siege! For the first time, they'll be covering the work of the legend Akido master, part-time sheriff, sometime jazz-man, Mr Steven Seagal.The Brothers McGhee discuss Seagal's career, ponytail and Hollywood ambitions and delve into what makes Under Siege, the action star's best received film. There's talk of some classic 90's action exposition, Die Hard cliches and great casting from the superbly villainous Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey, and Colm Meaney (being all meany) as well as the reassuring authority of Dale Dye - you know, that guy with the grey hair that's in a lot of military films? As per usual, there's production trivia, alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda and for Special Features, they'll be venturing into dark territory to discuss the film's sequel; Under Siege 2.... Dark Territory!
03/24/20 • 73 min
In this month's episode, Charlie and George go on a globe-trotting mission to celebrate 25 years of Goldeneye! (Release Tina Turner!)
The boys are back to discuss all things Bond - the handover from Dalton to Brosnan, glorious gadgets, ludicrous set-pieces, a cracking cast and some questionable 90s fashion choices.As per usual, there'll be alternative casting in Coulda Woulda Shoulda. For Special Features, the brothers go into detail on the mighty N64 game and as always, a variety of dodgy impressions throughout.
11/27/20 • 69 min
How many episodes does Retro Ramble have?
Retro Ramble currently has 88 episodes available.
What topics does Retro Ramble cover?
The podcast is about Cult, Tv & Film, Film History and Tv.
What is the most popular episode on Retro Ramble?
The episode title 'EP89 - Masters Of The Universe (1987)' is the most popular with 1 listens, 1 ratings and 1 comments/reviews.
What is the average episode length on Retro Ramble?
The average episode length on Retro Ramble is 62 minutes.
How often are episodes of Retro Ramble released?
Episodes of Retro Ramble are typically released every 26 days, 21 hours.
When was the first episode of Retro Ramble?
The first episode of Retro Ramble was released on Mar 27, 2017.
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