Sept. 15-21: Martin Scorsese gets high-class, Bruce Willis is on a boat, the NYPD gets blue, Rocko gets modern, Martha Stewart conquers everything, thirteen-year-olds gone wild, Beyoncé fixes the choir, Hugh Jackman gets grim, Brooklyn cops get silly, and Diana gets her own movie. All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!
Sept. 8-14: Bill Nye brings the science, Saved by the Bell has a new class, Ricki Lake and Ellen and Conan start talking, a brand-new Superman, Paul Giamatti is a comic-book legend, Kathleen Turner is undercover, HBO goes to the circus, Robert De Niro’s family gets meta, Eli Roth has the fever, British gangsters get peaky, and the Warner Bros. and the Warner sister Dot. All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!
Chevy Chase was the worst late night host of all-time, David Duchovny is not the lead you’re looking for this week, Calendar Girl and Calendar Girls are thankfully not a franchise, Vin Diesel comes crawling back to another franchise, Dickie Roberts is terrible and Mac is back, baby!
Stephen King closes Castle Rock, Mario get his first remaster while we get the last ever F-Zero, looking back on when MTV's award shows were can't-miss entertainment, John Cusack hunts humans, Power Rangers turns 30, Mel Gibson's directorial debut, and Bruce Cambell's biggest post-Ash role was too good for TV
The end of of Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy, the greatest debut in the history of professional wrestling, the movie most worthy of cancelation stars Lisa Kurdrow and isn't the two directed by Woody Allen, and John Woo comes to American.
Aug. 11-17: Laurence Fishburne plays chess, Robert Downey Jr. is haunted, Brittney Murphy moves uptown, Kevin Costner returns to the west, Kick-Ass rides again, Breaking Bad’s endgame begins, Paw Patrol rescues your kids’ boredom and Duck Tales and Futurama are back…again. All that and more on our weekly report on the state of 30, 20, and 10 years ago!
Aug. 4-10: The last action rocket, Fry sells his soul to the Robot Devil, heavy metal murder, a Black superhero hit by a meteor, Deadpool spins off, too many TV adaptations, no one calls it The OC, Dane Cook flies, Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston’s road trip, a zom rom com, and magic gets gathered. All that and more this week 30, 20 and 10 years ago!
Mel Brooks introduces the world to Dave Chappelle, 2 Guns is 2 inessential, the rise of Mario Golf, Miyazaki's second to last retirement, Mike Meyers steps out of Wayne's World, Rising Sun is too racist for 1993, and Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's offscreen relationship ignites one of the biggest bombs in movie history. All that and more this week 30, 20 and 10 years ago!
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July 21-27: Janet Jackson gets poetic, Bill Maher gets politically incorrect, Bob Dylan makes a movie, Tobey Maguire loves horsies, FX gets edgy, Reno’s finest bust criminals, backup singers in the limelight, Aubrey Plaza’s got stuff to do, Steve Carell is a bad stepdad, and the worst excuse for a Nintendo game. All that and more on our weekly report on the state of 30, 20, and 10 years ago!
The dawn of Queer Eye and KOTOR, WB simultaneously saves and dooms a whale, Hocus Pocus and Bad Boys compete over becoming the slowest moving franchise in Disney history, Mr Bean is James Bond, Teen Titans start serious, and Ryan Reynolds becomes a snail and ghost cop ON THE SAME DAY!
July 7-13: Clint Eastwood stops an assassin, Sean Connery forms a league, the Sharknado strikes, Nick goes to Weinerville, Netflix goes to prison, Ryan Coogler shows off Oakland, Adam Sandler hangs out with his friends some more, there’s no rule says a kid can’t play major league baseball, and we get drunk and talk about history. All that and more on our weekly report on the state of 30, 20, and 10 years ago!
The John Grisham Cinematic Universe Begins, the first (and best) of several Cameron-less Terminators, the Minions are officially a franchise, Legally Blonde squanders its potential, Pauly Shore breaks out, Dreamworks abandons traditional animation, Larry Sanders speaks the unspeakable, and The Lone Ranger is the most pointless movie ever made. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten
Mickey Mouse is back while Ren & Stimpy are ruined, Sandra Bullock isn't in 28 Days Later, Dennis the Menace will never die, Charlie's Angels is fine, Sleepless in Seattle becomes an unstoppable harbinger, and THE ROOM IS THE MOST ENJOYABLE MOVIE EVER MADE! All that and more, this week on Thirty Twenty Ten
June 16-22: Brad Pitt fights zombies, Tilda Swinton swings both ways, the Bulls threepeat, Google sucks up your data, the American Idol movie, gory French horror, Harry Potter joins a terror cell, Emma Watson’s robbing the rich, and Elijah Wood’s a maniac. All that and more on our weekly report on the state of 30, 20, and 10 years ago!
We've got a special guest onboard to help us ring in the 30th anniversary of THE BEST DINOSAUR MOVIE EVER MADE! Both Ethan Hawke and Tommy Pickles close out trilogies, film's finest bromantic apocalypse movie, and DC's cinematic universe has officially survived from ten years. All that and more, this week on Thirty Twenty Ten
MULTIPLE THIRTY TWENTY TEN FIRSTS THIS WEEK! First up, we have two movies with the same script, the same writer, premiering decades apart! Second, and more tragically, we get to talk about one of the most revered musical biopics in cinematic history in the extremely recent wake of the subject's passing. We're also looking at how Fast and the Furious 2 almost slammed the door shut on one of film's most lucrative franchises while simultaneously paving the way for what's to come. Plus the first Purge (according to release, please don't overthink it), adult animation aplenty, the apex of adventure games, and Game of Thrones most infamous episode!
Heists! Most magic and Italian, Nintendo's first bigscreen adventure, The Wire gets its first renewal, Stallone cliff hangs, the 90s ghetto subgenre gets Menaced, Liberace lights up HBO, Christopher Lee thrashes, The Fresh Prince of Nepotism, and is Finding Nemo the perfect Pixar movie?! All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten!
Cheers, Saved by the Bell, and several other shows effectively end the 1980s on television. Sharon Stone is naked again, while The Fast and the Furious officially becomes a completely different, and better, franchise. Meanwhile, the Hangover series goes out with a dark bang, Hot Shots goes out with a war, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer leaves us with one of TV's best finales. Plus Flappy Bird is born, Jim Carrey is God, and more so than any other Thirty Twenty Ten episode, watch the media landscape drastically change throughout one of our most jampacked episodes ever!
May 12-18: The Wonder Years and The Office say goodbye, the new Star Trek reboot is also a remake, The Simpsons' most star-studded finale, Urkel gets people fired, a modern Doris Day movie, Paul Rudd gets a makeover, Dawson makes his crying face, Don Draper does speed, a Black western, and we still don’t know what a Pentium is. All that and more on our weekly report on the state of 30, 20, and 10 years ago!
May 5-11: Kevin Kline’s the president, a Bruce Lee biopic, Chris Farley’s motivated, the worst videogame mascot suits up, Eddie Murphy babysits, Angel beats the big bad, Eve goes Online, Matthew McConaughey is muddy, and Quantum Leap ends. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten.
Marvel's best solo movie meets the best non-MCU Marvel flick. Also Barry White saves snakes, the majesty of Blood in Blood Out, Amy Schumer lets us inside, and NBA Jam debuts. All that and more as we look at the world of pop culture 30, 20 and 10 years ago!
Apr 21-27: They give Late Night to some random guy, John Cuasck has no identity, Dustin Hoffman has confidence, an extra creepy dating show, South Park puts kids in danger, Teen Titans get silly, De Niro goes to the big wedding, and Thrawn bites the dust. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten.
April 14-20: Rob Zombie burns through the witches, The Beatles are in a new format, there’s lots of apocalypses going around, Michael Jordan’s last dance, the Branch Davidian saga ends badly, Wesley Snipes is boiling, Seinfeld gets smelly, Jamie Kennedy is unwanted, Chow Yun-fat is bulletproof, and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten.
WAY TOO MUCH BASEBALL, the last of Scary Movie and Clone High (for now), mutated Rugrats, one of Adam Sandler's worst, Chadwick Boseman's breakthrough performance, Rob Zombie's first flick, and Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson need money, like, real bad. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten!
Elijah Wood breaks through with a classic adaptation, Evil Dead might be the best remake of all-time, the first ever Simpsons clip show, Hannibal is better than it deserves to be, Alicia Silverstone seduces audiences, and Kiefer Sutherland harasses Colin Farrell over the phone. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten.