Archive for Skatember
Solarbabies (1986) concludes Skatember with another vision of the future. Jamie Gertz, Jason Patric and other kids are pressed into service of the E-Police (read: Nazis) after water leaves the earth. Also, they rollerskate and everyone is chasing a magic glowing ball. It’s way better than that makes it sound, trust us.
Second half we talk about Final Girl (2015) before diving into listener e-mails and fashion through the years(!?). It’s an odd half. Enjoy!
Gleaming The Cube (1989) has Skatember rolling on as Christian Slater searches for his adopted brother’s killer with the help of Stephen Bauer and lots of skateboarding friends. Will he crack the case or crack his trucks instead? Maybe both!
Second half we get Maki’s take on Straight Outta Compton (2015), Harlo wonders about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and issues everyone a challenge regarding Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups (2015). Enjoy!
Prayer of the Rollerboys (1991) brings Skatember into the distant future, where gangs of trenchcoated drug-dealing rollerbladers control the post-apocalyptic streets of Los Angeles. Is Corey Haim the only one who can stop them? Will he need help from Patricia Arquette? How awesome is Mark Pellegrino in this? All these questions will be answered, and more!
Second half we talk about Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) before declaring it our shortest half ever. Enjoy!
Thrashin’ (1986) continues Skatember with the age-old story of a skateboarder and his newfound girlfriend, separated by rival skate gangs. This early Josh Brolin movie has a LOT of skateboarding montages, not so much plot. But it does have Sherilyn Fenn, so you won’t hear us complaining.
After the break Harlo checks in on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows before we take some listener e-mails that lead to discussions of movies & TV shows we instantly hated or instantly loved. Enjoy!
Roller Boogie (1979) begins Skatember! Ultra-rich girl Linda Blair learns to rollerskate (and boogie) from Bobby and his skate buddies down at the Venice boardwalk. Will her ultra-conservative parents accept her ditching the life of a Juliard flautist to join a short-lived fad? Will hijinks ensue? Also, how awesome does this movie make roller-skating seem? After the break Harlo covers the works of Jeremy Saulnier with Blue Ruin and Green Room before taking some listener e-mails. Enjoy!