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Buzzn The Tower

Tv & Film, Film Reviews, Film History

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Overview

Mo and Max are 80s and 90s cinema nerds. They are on a quest to rank, debate, and offer fresh takes on the best of the best from the only decades that matters. From Arnold to Zoltar, they cover it all. That answer your question? Sincerely, Buzzn The Tower

177 Episodes

The Program (1993)

The Program (1993) touches on the season of the fictional Division I FBS (then IA) college football team, the Eastern State University (ESU) Timberwolves as they deal with the pressure to make a bowl game, alcohol and anabolic steroid abuse, receipt of improper benefits, and overall college life. It follows the trials of Coach Sam Winters (Caan), the Heisman Trophy candidate Joe Kane (Sheffer), the freshman running back Darnell Jefferson (Epps), their love interests (Berry and Swanson), and other team members.

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

Iron Eagle (1986)

When Col. Ted Masters' (Tim Thomerson) plane goes down in an Arab country and he's sentenced to death for trespassing, his 18-year-old son, Doug (Jason Gedrick), is determined to save him. Unfortunately, Doug isn't the best fighter pilot -- he wasn't accepted into the Air Force because he needs to listen to music in order to hit a target. So he enlists the help of Col. Chappy (Louis Gossett Jr.) to borrow a couple of F-16 planes, fly across the Atlantic and start a rescue mission.

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

Joe Banks (Tom Hanks) is dying, apparently. This is good news, since his life was not much worth living anyway. On the upside, a strange millionaire (Lloyd Bridges) offers Joe a way to die with meaning and dignity: by hurling himself into a volcano. With plenty of spending cash and an ensemble of new luggage, Joe embarks on an absurdist journey to his demise, guided by two very disparate sisters, and trying to puzzle out the meaning of existence.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Con Air (1997)

Just-paroled army ranger Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is headed back to his wife (Monica Potter), but must fly home aboard a prison transport flight dubbed "Jailbird" with some of the worst criminals living. Along with Diamond Dog (Ving Rhames) and Baby-O (Mykelti Williamson), genius serial killer Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich) unleashes a violent escape plot in mid-flight. Secretly working with U.S. Marshall Vince Larkin (John Cusack), Poe tries to foil Grissom's plan.

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

90s Memorabilia Collector

Over the last 3 years, Mo and Max have added some of the finest film memorabilia to their collection that imaginary money can buy. Bill & Ted's phone booth, the Ajanit Dagger from The Golden Child, and of course Tim Capella's saxophone from The Lost Boys. But today on Buzzn The Tower, they open a new wing in their museum and add some 90s flare to their collection!

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

Tommy Boy (1995)

After his beloved father (Brian Dennehy) dies, dimwitted Tommy Callahan (Chris Farley) inherits a near-bankrupt automobile parts factory in Sandusky, Ohio. His brand new stepmother, Beverly (Bo Derek), wants to cash out and close, but Tommy's sentimental attachment to his father's employees spurs him to make one last-ditch effort to find someone who will buy their products. With his father's tightly wound assistant, Richard (David Spade), in tow, Tommy hits the road to scare up some new clients.

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

The Decepticons have invaded and taken over the Autobots' home planet, Cybertron. The Autobots are determined to fight back and go to Autobot City on Earth for supplies. Decepticons hijack and take over the ship, resulting in a fierce battle between the Autobots and Decepticons, the result of which is devastating. A new threat to the Autobots appears in the form of Unicron, a massive planet-devouring transformer.

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

He's the best there is. In fact, he's the only one there is! He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Ace is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he's undercover, under fire or underwater, he always gets his man . . . or beast!

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

Heat (1995)

Master criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is trying to control the rogue actions of one of his men, while also planning one last big heist before retiring. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Hanna (Al Pacino) attempts to track down McCauley as he deals with the chaos in his own life, including the infidelity of his wife (Diane Venora) and the mental health of his stepdaughter (Natalie Portman). McCauley and Hanna discover a mutual respect, even as they try to thwart each other's plans.

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

Remembering Carl Weathers

On February 1, 2024 we lost Carl Weathers. Some celebrity passings hit harder than others. Carl Weathers was unique, charismatic, and a foundational part of the cinematic universe. Characters like Apollo Creed, Dillon, Action Jackson, and Chubbs Peterson hold meaning because of the actor who played them so wonderfully. Today on Buzzn The Tower we will celebrate the life and work of Greef Karga himself, Carl Weathers. And remember...It's all in the hips.

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Having devised an ingenious plan to skip school, popular high school senior Ferris Bueller can't wait to put it in motion. And as his lovely girlfriend Sloane and neurotic best friend Cameron tag along, an exciting, no-holds-barred adventure through Chicago begins. However, there are so many ways to go wrong--reckless Bueller now plays with fire. For instance, Ferris' vindictive sister Jeanie knows her little brother is up to no good. As if that weren't enough, Ferris' ridiculed Dean of Students Ed Rooney already smells a rat, and he is determined to make the chronic truant remember his name for the rest of his life. But first, Rooney has to catch Ferris in the act. Do they have what it takes to ruin Ferris Bueller's day off?

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

Schwarzenegger: better in the 80s or 90s?

In one corner...Conan The Barbarian, Conan The Destroyer, The Terminator, Red Sonja, Commando, Raw Deal, Predator, The Running Man, Red Heat, Twins.In the other corner...Total Recall, Kindergarten Cop, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Last Action Hero, True Lies, Junior, Eraser, Jingle All The Way, Batman & Robin, End Of Days.Today on Buzzn The Tower, Mo and Max do their best to crush their enemies and get to the chopper, as they decide which decade was the best decade for the Austrian Oak, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sit back, relax, enjoy the show. And remember, if it bleeds, we can kill it. Hasta la vista, baby!

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

Billy Madison (1995)

Man-child Billy Madison (Adam Sandler) has been a spoiled rich kid all his life, and spends his days drinking and partying. When his father, hotel magnate Brian (Darren McGavin), becomes fed up with his son's irresponsible ways, he issues an ultimatum. Since Billy passed all his schooling thanks to his father's influence and bribes, he must retake and pass every grade in 24 weeks. Otherwise, the business will be turned over to Brian's conniving associate, Eric (Bradley Whitford). Today on Buzzn The Tower, we pee our pants, because it's cool, and chat about the 90s Sandler smash, Billy Madison. Stop looking at me swan!

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2024

Recasting Independence Day

In the epic adventure film `Independence Day,' strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived. Its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we take this classic 90s film and recast the characters with other actors from the movies of the 1990s! I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always Will Smith to my Jeff Goldblum, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 16 January 2024

Point Break (1991)

After a string of bizarre bank robberies in Southern California, with the crooks donning masks of various former presidents, a federal agent, Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), infiltrates the suspected gang. But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They're surfers -- led by the charismatic Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) -- who are addicted to the rush of thievery. But when Utah falls in love with a female surfer, Tyler (Lori Petty), who is close to the gang, it complicates his sense of duty. Today on Buzzn The Tower, your two favorite blue flame specials will hit the beach and talk all things Point Break. Remember, if you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love, and we know you love listening to Buzzn The Tower!

Transcribed - Published: 9 January 2024

80s Movie Resolutions

Should old acquaintance be forgot,and never brought to mind?Should old acquaintance be forgot,and the days of auld lang syne?I have no idea what that song means but today on Buzzn The Tower we're watching the ball drop, poppin bottles, and making some rad 80s Movies resolutions. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Kathy Griffin to my Anderson Cooper, Max Sanders. And with that...Happy New Year!

Transcribed - Published: 2 January 2024

The 80s Collector Part 7 Christmas Edition

'Twas the Tuesday after Christmas and all through the recording studio, not a creature was recording not even a word that rhymes with studio.What says Christmas more than an episode spent reminiscing about all of the movie collectables we want under our tree. Naughty or nice, today on Buzzn The Tower we're making our list, checking it twice, and we're gonna tell Santa what our favorite collectors items are from our favorite 80s Christmas movies. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Ho to my Ho, Ho, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 26 December 2023

Prancer (1989)

About two years ago, Buzzn The Tower had the absolute honor of having Rebecca Tickell on the show. If you don't know who Rebecca is, let me refresh your memory. In 1989 there was a movie called Prancer. It's about a farm girl who nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding. You might remember her father, Sam Elliot, from such movies as Road House. And as far as the little girl with shine in her eye and Christmas in her heart, that's none other than Rebecca Tickell playing the role of Jessica Riggs. Two years ago we were lucky enough to have Rebecca on the show and now we have our first Buzzn The Tower holiday tradition! Each year we will dust off our interview, and give you all the pure joy of hearing from Jessica Riggs herself! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Transcribed - Published: 19 December 2023

Is Die Hard A Christmas Movie?

It's A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, Home Alone, The Santa Claus, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Die Hard? Yes that's right, John McClane, Hans Gruber, and Sergeant Al Powell are in the same conversation as the Grinch, Clark Griswold, and Kevin. Or are they? And if they are, what are the long reaching ramifications of such a proclamation. Today on Buzzn The Tower we step away from our typical light hearted banter and address one of the most controversial topics we have ever tackled, is Die Hard a Christmas movie? I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the sugar, enriched flour, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, polysorbate 60 and yellow dye No. 5 to my otherwise healthy diet, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 12 December 2023

The Wizard (1989)

After his little brother, Jimmy (Luke Edwards), is put in a mental institution, Corey (Fred Savage) breaks him out and the pair run off together to California. On their travels, Corey meets a girl named Haley (Jenny Lewis) and discovers that Jimmy is a master at playing video games. With talents like his, he could easily win the top prize of $50,000 at Video Armageddon. While the three travelers hitchhike to the competition, the boys' parents hire a bounty hunter to track them down. Today on Buzzn The Tower we talk about a movie close to my heart, the 1989 video game fantasy, The Wizard. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Sega Genesis to my Nintendo, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 5 December 2023

Buzzn The Tower Gives Thanks

Food, football, and friendship. Show me another holiday that is built as perfectly as Thanksgiving. You don't like sweet potato pie? No problem we got pumpkin pie. Not a fan of turkey? That's cool, help yourself to one of the other fourteen side dishes at the table. You're a Panthers or Cardinals or God help you Bears fan? Don't worry, today you can ignore the ineptitude of your team and watch the 8-2 Lions beat down the Packers. A holiday rooted in gratitude sets the stage for a classic Buzzn The Tower episode. Today on the show we'll take some time to give thanks to the 80s movies, moments, and actors who filled our hearts and souls with the warm fuzzy feelings. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the cranberry sauce to an otherwise perfect Thanksgiving feast, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 28 November 2023

Above The Law (1988)

A martial-arts expert and former CIA agent, Nico Toscani (Steven Seagal) is working as a Chicago cop when a relatively routine drug-trafficking investigation leads to an international conspiracy. Soon Nico and his partner, Delores "Jax" Jackson (Pam Grier), are the targets of mysterious and powerful criminals, but he refuses to back down. As Nico gets deeper into the case, he must contend with an old adversary: corrupt CIA operative Kurt Zagon (Henry Silva). And that is an unnecessarily complicated script written for the greatest Steven Seagal movie ever made. Today on Buzzn The Tower we are gonna talk all things Above The Law. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the broken wrist to my Aikido, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 21 November 2023

The Last Dragon (1985)

In New York City, martial arts student Leroy Green (also known as "Bruce Leeroy") has dreams of becoming a great martial artist like his idol Bruce Lee. His master explains that he has almost reached the final level of martial arts accomplishment, known as "The Last Dragon." Martial artists who reach this final level are said to be able to concentrate such mystical energy into their hands that they begin to glow. Only a true martial arts master would be able to exhibit "The Glow" over his entire body. So on a mission Bruce Leeroy is sent, to find the master and complete his training. Along the way he finds deceit, lies, and a little bit of romance. Today on Buzzn The Tower we're gonna take a look at one of the greatest films ever made, that is a combination martial arts, Blaxploitation, comedy called The Last Dragon. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Sho'nuff to my Bruce Leeroy, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 14 November 2023

Airplane! (1980)

This spoof comedy takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that were released in the 70s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot with a drinking problem must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we picked a hell of a week to stop smoking, as we'll be spending the next hour talking about one of the greatest comedies ever made, Airplane! I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Over to my Under, Max Sanders. And with that...Do you like movies about Gladiators?Have you ever been to a Turkish prison?

Transcribed - Published: 7 November 2023

Poltergeist (1982)

Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help. Today on Buzzn The Tower as we continue our October thrill ride of trying to scare Max, we'll discuss the classic Spielbergian birth child, Poltergeist. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Carol Ann to my ghosts and ghouls, Max Sanders. And with that.

Transcribed - Published: 31 October 2023

The Thing (1982)

In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one. In honor of October, Halloween, and scaring Max. Today on Buzzn The Tower we'll work ourselves into a paranoid frenzy as we talk about the John Carpenter cult classic, The Thing. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Wilford Brimley to my Kurt Russell, Max Sanders. And with that.

Transcribed - Published: 24 October 2023

Action Jackson (1988)

Due to the use of excessive force in arresting a sexual predator, Detective Lt. Jericho "Action" Jackson (Carl Weathers) is demoted to police sergeant. What's worse, the father of the man he roughed up, Detroit industrialist Peter Dellaplane (Craig T. Nelson), declares war on Jackson, framing him for the murder of his own wife, Patrice (Sharon Stone). But Jericho manages to elude arrest and, with the help of a drug-addicted singer named Sydney (Vanity), goes after Dellaplane. Today on Buzzn The Tower we answer the question that no one was asking; what if you gave Dillon from Predator, gave him a badge, and made him a street cop? So sick back relax and enjoy an hour of us talking about Action Jackson, the single greatest Detroit police officer next to Axel Foley. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the surprise Biff Tannen cameo to my otherwise nonsense movie, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 17 October 2023

The Terminator (1984)

Disguised as a human, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Sent to protect Sarah is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who divulges the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust. Sarah is targeted because Skynet knows that her unborn son will lead the fight against them. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator in hot pursuit, she and Kyle attempt to escape. Today on Buzzn The Tower, Skynet becomes self-aware as we try to prevent a dystopian post-apocalyptic future, by talking about the movie of all movies, The Terminator. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Sarah Conner to my T-800, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 10 October 2023

Crocodile Dundee (1986)

Intrigued by the near-death experience of the rugged hunter, Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee, after a close encounter with a monstrous saltwater crocodile, the New York City reporter, Sue Charlton, travels to Australia, to meet the legend in person. There, in the dusty hamlet of Walkabout Creek and the formidable outback, dangerous situations and unforeseen romantic complications await; however, Sue already knows that nothing compares to the urban jungle of the great Big Apple. So, like a fish out of water, Mick leaves Australia for the first time in his life for Manhattan's concrete maze, where he comes face-to-face with the complexities of modern life. But, will the unpretentious bushman ever adapt to the big city? Today on Buzzn The Tower we go down under, throw a shrimp on the barbie, and play with dead kangaroos as we visit the 1986 blockbuster, Crocodile Dundee. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the dingo that ate my baby, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 3 October 2023

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are high school buddies starting a band. However, they are about to fail their history class, which means Ted would be sent to military school. They receive help from Rufus (George Carlin), a traveler from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus' time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation. Today on Buzzn The Tower we squeeze into a phone booth, travel through the circuits of time, and discuss all things Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always my most excellent cohost Max Sanders, and with that...

Transcribed - Published: 26 September 2023

Top 5 80s Soundtracks

Music and movies, movies and music, Cash and Tango, Tango and Cash. Our favorite movies all have one thing in common...a couple bangers of songs in them and that's what we're going to talk about. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we're going to take our critical eye...and ear, and set forth a list of our top 5 soundtracks from 80s movies. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the alto to my soprano, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 19 September 2023

Detroit Lions

Mo went to Kansas City.Mo watched the Detroit Lions defeat the Kansas City Chiefs.Mo stayed up to late.Mo was not able to record an episode this week.This is Mo's voicemail.Goooooooooooooooooo Lions!See you all next week with a brand new episode!

Transcribed - Published: 12 September 2023

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Con artist Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) is a longtime resident of a luxurious coastal resort, where he enjoys the fruits of his deceptions -- that is, until a competitor, Freddy Benson (Steve Martin), shows up. When the new guy's lowbrow tactics impinge on his own work, Jamieson resolves to get rid of him. Confident of his own duplicitous talents, Jamieson challenges Benson to a winner-takes-all competition: whoever swindles their latest mark first can stay, while the other must leave town. Today on Buzzn The Tower we unearth pure comedy gold as we chat about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Ruprecht to my Lawrence Jamieson, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 5 September 2023

Valley Girl (1983)

Lovely teen Julie Richman (Deborah Foreman) is steeped in the excessive, pink-clad culture of the San Fernando Valley, complete with her narcissistic boyfriend, Tommy (Michael Bowen). At a party, however, Julie falls for an edgy Hollywood punk named Randy (Nicolas Cage), and the two begin an unlikely romance. Torn between fitting in with her superficial friends and embracing a more non-conformist lifestyle, Julie ultimately has to decide to stay with Tommy or take a risk with Randy. Today on Buzzn The Tower we are gonna dive into the movie of all movies, or at least according to Max, Valley Girl. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the degenerate side kick who rolls with a shaven Nick Cage, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 29 August 2023

Cobra (1986)

In America...... there's a burglaryevery 1 1 seconds......an armed robberyevery 65 seconds......a violent crimeevery 25 seconds......a murder every 24 minutes......and 250 rapes a day.Today on Buzzn The Tower we'll talk about the family friendly action film, Cobra. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the cure to my disease, Max Sanders. And with that...I'm the hero of the new world!

Transcribed - Published: 22 August 2023

Feds (1988)

As a former Marine, Ellie De Witt (Rebecca De Mornay) is used to pushing herself -- but nothing has prepared her for the challenges of becoming an FBI agent. As she trains at the academy, De Witt encounters rampant sexism among her smarmy, mostly male, classmates. And, while she's a consummate athlete, De Witt's study skills are abysmal. But, with the help of book-smart trainee Janis Zuckerman (Mary Gross), she might just show her macho cohorts the error of their ways. I'm Mo Shapiro and regretting the moment I agreed to do this movie, I'm joined by Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 15 August 2023

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

On July 30th of this year the world lost Paul Reubens. Some losses just feel different. If you were a child in the 1980s, then you know Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman. The red bow tie, the secret word of the day, and of course an adventure to find his lost bike. Today we honor one of the most iconic characters to grace any screen as we talk about the 1985 classic, Pee-wee's Big Adventure. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the basement to my Alamo, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 8 August 2023

Taps (1981)

Every now and again Max comes into the studio with less than 4 hours of sleep under his eyes and says "Mo I need you to carry me this episode". In the almost 3 years we've been on the air this is the first time I'll say the same. I have no intro, I'm violently hung over, we're talking about a movie I love. Today on Buzzn The Tower join Max and I as we deep dive into one of the best movies from the 80s, Taps. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the reason I drink, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 1 August 2023

Risky Business (1983)

In 1983 Tom Cruise danced in his underwear, wore Ray-Bans, made love on a train, and said WTF! Risky Business was the adult version of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. This movie had it all, and today on Buzzn The Tower we're gonna visit the upscale suburbs of Chicago as we chat about the 80s hit, Risky Business. My name is Mo Shapiro I deal in human fulfillment, I grossed over $8,000 in one night, and joining me as always is Max Sanders who doesn't have to pay for it, because he gets it anyways. Buzzn The Tower, there is no substitute!

Transcribed - Published: 25 July 2023

White Water Summer (1987)

Last week we talked about Summer School, a fun light hearted Carl Reiner comedy that follows a band of misfit teens and their gym teach turned Joe Clark Lean On Me educator. But not all 80s summer movies are so sweet and silly. Some children weren't lucky enough to go on Zoo field trips and have parties at their teacher's house, Max. In the heart of the Pacific Northwest four young men were led into the wilderness by a deranged Kevin Bacon and forced to fend for themselves all under the guise of personal growth, adventure, and coming of age shenanigans. This movie would serve as a precursor to Bacon's 2000 Sci-Fi horror film Hollow Man, in that we should have known he was capable of killing a dog. So today, we'll try to understand how Ren went from saving a small town with a senior dance to trying to murder Mikey from The Goonies all while we paddle our way downstream chatting about the classic summer film, White Water Summer. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the confused cohost who wished he'd never seen this movie, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 18 July 2023

Summer School (1987)

What if John Hughes and Savage Steve Holland had a baby and named that baby Carl Reiner and then that baby directed a movie, and that movie was about a high school gym teacher who had big plans for the summer but was forced to cancel them and had to teach an English class of misfit goof-offs but fortunately found out his unconventional brand of teaching, fun field trips, and overall partying, connected with the kids and even inspired them to succeed? Well Max then you'd have Summer School and that's exactly what we're going to chat about today on Buzzn The Tower. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Dave Frazier to my Chainsaw Gremp, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 11 July 2023

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

In 1979 Kermit The Frog left the pond and headed for Hollywood. On the way he met a bear with a Studebaker, a weirdo with a bent nose, a pretty pig, and a dog that sand the blues, all while being hunted by the sinister owner of a frog legs restaurant chain. This debut Muppet feature filmed was called, appropriately, The Muppet Movie. In 1981 Kermit and Fozzie The Bear played news reporters who also happened to be brothers. Along with their photographer, Gonzo, they headed across the pond where they spoiled the attempted robbery of the Baseball Diamond. This gem, no pun intended, was The Great Muppet Caper. But today on Buzzn The Tower, we're heading to the city that never sleeps, the big apple, the city so nice they named it twice, as we put on makeup and dress up right and chat about a classic, The Muppets Take Manhattan. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Snookums to my Rowlf The Dog, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 4 July 2023

Caddyshack (1980)

One out of every seven Americans will play at least one round of golf a year. As an avid golf, I can tell you with unwavering certainty that Carl Spackler, Al Czervik, and Ty Webb are quoted at least once during every round of golf played since 1980. So by the numbers, 40 million red blooded members of the U.S. of A. will hear one of the following quotes every year..."You'll get nothing and like it""So I got that going for me, which is nice""Thank you very little""Correct me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers they're gonna lock me up and throw away the key""Noonan, miss it, Noonan, Noonan""Somebody step on a duck?""You buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup""Let's go, while we're young!""I bet you slice it into the woods, 100 bucks"Today on Buzzn The Tower we'll visit Bushwood Country Club as we cannonball our way through the most iconic golf movie ever, Caddyshack. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Gunga to my Galunga, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 27 June 2023

80s Movie Dads

I wish you all could see the look on Max's face right now. You see, he was under the impression today's episode was going to be about Caddyshack. He did all the research, prepared all the facts, but in true Father's Day fashion I've changed the topic without letting him know. I've always known that I wanted to be a dad. The desire was heavily influenced by the TV and Movies I watched as a kid. So today on Buzzn The Tower, we're going to take a trip down Mo memory lane as we discuss my favorite 80s Movie Dads. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the terrified cohost who did no preparation for this topic to my calm cool collective dad vibe, Max Sanders. And with that, Happy Father's Day Max!

Transcribed - Published: 20 June 2023

Tango & Cash (1989)

Between 1980 and 1989 over 4,000 major studio films were released in the United States. But only one holds the distinction as the last major film released in the 80s. Tango & Cash was the exclamation point of the 1980s. Some will argue a simple period would have worked, or even a semicolon, but I say bring on the gratuitous punctuation. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we're gonna get FUBAR as we discuss all things Tango & Cash. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Gabriel to my Ray, and with that...

Transcribed - Published: 13 June 2023

Recasting The Breakfast Club

Dear Mr. Vernon,We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday recording an episode about Short Circuit, but we think you're crazy for making us write an essay telling you why Max loves Howard The Duck. You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms, the most convenient definitions. Today on Buzzn The Tower we're going to recast The Breakfast Club. But what we found out is that other actors from the 1980s could play the role of a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal, or at least we think they can. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the forget about me to my don't you, Max Sanders. Does that answer your question?Sincerely yours, Buzzn The Tower

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2023

Beetlejuice (1988)

Buzzn The Tower is a podcast dedicated to the movies of the 1980s. We cover everything from Howard The Duck to Terms Of Endearment. The actors, directors, and writers of this retro decade built a rich tapestry full of delights. So to stand out amongst such bright colors is really an amazing accomplishment. Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, and Winona Ryder stood out, and thirty years later still stand out. So grab your copy of the Handbook For The Recently Deceased and get ready to talk about the ghost with the most as we visit one of the best movies of the 1980s, Beetlejuice! I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Otho to my shrimp cocktail, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 30 May 2023

Short Circuit (1986)

80s movies had no shortage of robot love. Don't believe me...R2D2 & C3P0, The Iron Giant, Robocop, The T-800, SICO from Rocky IV, Jinx from SpaceCamp, Max (not Sanders) from Flight Of The Navigator, and many more. But one robot for better or for worse stands out from the pack. In 1986 NOVA Robotics broke the mold when they introduced us to Strategic Artificial Intelligence Nuclear Transport, or S.A.I.N.T. as we call it, prototype number 5. Today on Buzzn The Tower we're gonna to disassemble Johnny 5 and talk about Max's favorite movie Short Circuit. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Ally Sheedy to my Steve Guttenberg, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2023

License To Kill (1989)

As of May, 2023 there are twenty-seven James Bond movies, but there is one in particular that stands out. Give me sharks, blackjack, martinis (shaken not stirred), ninjas, waterskiing, beautiful women, and Wayne Newton, and I'll show you Bond movie number sixteen. Today on Buzzn The Tower we'll look at one of the darkest, grittiest, James Bond adventures ever made, License To Kill. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Moneypenny to my 007, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2023

Splash (1984)

There are movies and then there are career changing movies. Drew Barrymore can thank a loveable three foot tall extra terrestrial for putting her on the map. Sean Penn better add Mr. Hand to his holiday cards, because Fast Time At Ridgemont High was his coming out party. Michael Keating might be "Batman" but without Nigh Shift he might of ended up being Mr. Freeze. Nicolas Cage is basking in the moment, but owes it all to Valley Girl...for sure! And before Nicole Kidman was anything, she was a fifteen year old Aussie in the 80s classic, BMX Bandits. Despite all these examples there is one movie I left off that is solely responsible for launching the career of Hollywood's favorite actor. Had it not been for a sweet silly film about a mermaid in New York, Tom Hanks would be nothing more than a Bosom Buddy instead of the A-List star we know today. Today on Buzzn The Tower we'll take a deep dive into the ocean and talk about the career changing Ron Howard film, Splash. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Freddie to my Allen, Max Sanders. And with that...

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2023

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