1988

Nearly New World: THE BLOB

It’s another installment in our burgeoning Bonus Episode series, “Nearly New World”.  This time, we’re talking about 1988’s THE BLOB. This movie checks a lot of boxes.  It has faceless eurocrats (Ryan’s favorite).  It’s a creature feature (Erica’s favorite).  It highlights the challenges of a low tax basis on a small town’s infrastructure (Marc’s favorite). …

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Ep. 67: Angel III: The Final Chapter

As we are want to do here at the NWPP, we start at the end of the franchise and work our way back, which is why we are dipping our toes into the ANGEL franchise first with ANGEL III: THE FINAL CHAPTER! For part III, writer/director Tom DeSimone (REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS) steps in to guide…

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Ep. 65: The Wrong Guys – featuring Tarik Davis

Tarik Davis of The Amber Ruffin Show (Fridays on Peacock) and Brothers From Another Planet Podcast returns to discuss 1988’s The Wrong Guys! We get into the fizziness of it all, from learning about the five comedian leads from cable, to how outdoors-y we all are, to pinpointing the exact moment when Ernie Hudson fired…

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Ep. 53: Dead Heat featuring Justin Grams

We bring on our good friend and New World super fan Justin Grams to discuss 1988’s DEAD HEAT, which he first showed to Ryan back in their college days and has quoted to him in texts ever since.  But does it still hold up for Justin?  We’ll dig in to that and the Joe Piscopo…

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Ep. 43: Ghost Town

To start off the spooky season, we bring you 1988’s GHOST TOWN!  Directed by Richard McCarthy (well, Richard Governor as far as the DGA is concerned), this film stars Catherine Hickland as a woman who abandons her wedding and is kidnapped by old-timey ghosts and Franc Luz as a semi-law-abiding deputy who tries to save…

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Ep. 42: Slugs

 This episode asks an important question: “are high-waisted undies still a thing?”  We also talk about SLUGS, the 1988 horror film from director Juan Piquer Simón, based on the novel by Shaun Hutson, that sees the town of Ashton tormented by irradiated slugs out to kill! Well, eat, but it’s essentially the same thing! But…

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Ep. 32: Return of the Killer Tomatoes

Return of the Killer Tomatoes.  Is this movie part of the Facts of Life Universe?  Maybe.  Is this a hilarious tourist guide for the sights and sounds of San Diego?  Possibly.  Is America’s Cup the NASCAR of the sea?  Very likely.  We discuss all of this plus Skippy and Biff, Balboa Park, and pretty much…

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Ep. 6: 18 Again!

We kick off 2020 with an all time body switching classic.  No, not Big.  Not Vice Versa or Like Father Like Son either.  It’s 1988’s 18 Again!. George Burns’ final film that happens to also feature a career-defining dramatic performance by Pauly Shore.  

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