#66: The Goonies and Sex (Thanks, Freud!)

There's no way around it, Listener.  The Goonies is all about sex.  In particular, it is a coming of age story about what it means to be an American boy discovering sexuality for the first time.  Can the Goonies, by traveling deep into a cave, discover the treasure they looking for?  The treasure of ONE EYED WILLY?  Or, will they be thwarted by those mother-loving Italians, the Fratelli Brothers?

We know how it happened.  Fresh from the throes of his new-found, burgeoning love, having arisen from the dark Temple of Doom, Steven Spielberg demanded a movie about boys learning about sex.  And when the director of Jaws wants a movie about boys learning about sex, America gets a movie about boys learning about sex.

We got Astin, we got Brolin, we got Short Round, and all the rest, teaching us, the viewer, of the diverse ways American boys experience the onslaught of sexuality.  Some are timid.  Some are confident.  Some don't quite get it.  Some use gadgets.  

No matter what kind of puberty you had, we can all relate with Mikey.  All he wants is to find ONE EYED WILLY and save his family.  Is this really so fantastical?  Isn't that what every man has wanted throughout all of time?  I guess you could say, we can all relate with Mikey, especially Steven Spielberg who, once again, seems to be enthralled with the sexual awakening of these young boys.

As always listener, thank you for joining us.  We have no doubt that this episode will forever change the way you think about your GOONIE.

#64: The Prestige: Bale v. Hackman

The Prestige is a movie directed by Christopher "Chris" Nolan, co-written with his baby bro Jonathan. But as "Chris" is a master of the subliminal, it becomes quite clear that The Prestige is Nolan's revelation to the world that he and Jonathan are actually the same person -- or, as Michael Caine would say, Jonathan is his "dubbow". 

This movie is confusing. In fact, at some level, we are almost certain it doesn't make any sense. But who gives a shit, cause magicians are fucking awesome! And if you don't think these magicians are super duper badass, then you'll at least be treated to some Bowie Tesla. In making this film, was "Chris" conspiring with Elon Musk to prepare the world for Tesla's return? Did that conspiring continue into Interstellar, when "Chris" prepared the world for Space X's mission to colonize other planets? 

Yes. And you'll hear why when you listen to this episode, which is such an awesome episode you really don't want to miss it, because if you miss it, your life will be a little less good than it would have been if you tuned into this snob. Keep the magic alive, keep questioning, and beware of any sinister dubbows waiting around the corner to drown you. 

#62: Blue Velvet


Blue Velvet is a disturbing movie. The main reason it is disturbing is because of a man named Hopper. Dennis Hopper to be exact. Dennis Hopper plays Frank, a crazy man who inhales nitrous oxide from a ventilator he seems to always have. In reality, Dennis Hopper is playing Dennis Hopper, because when D.H. saw the script, he told filmmaker David Lynch, "I must play Frank, because I am Frank." If that is the case, it's a good thing he's dead. 

Join us for this disturbing snob that gets Freudian real fast. This one takes us out of our comfort zone. That's what David Lynch does. He seems to want to show us that we are all twisted when we dig deep enough, just like protagonist Jeffrey, played by the detective from Twin Peaks. Jeffrey likes Heineken, but Frank likes Pabst Blue Ribbon. We never learn what Ben likes, because Ben is more interested in lip synching Roy Orbison songs and punching Jeffrey in the stomach. Regardless, crack open your beer, pour yourself a coffee, and join us on this snob through the repressed sexuality of the dark unconscious.