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Sep 16, 2017

This episode goes back to 1988, just before The Disney Renaissance took off and created some great Disney classics. One of the most unique features of this film was that it was set in a modern day New York and showed the grittier side of it as well. Take Oliver Twist, a rock star named Billy Joel, and some 3D animation mixed in with 2D animation and you have an enjoyable and fun movie. Thanks for listening! 

Ernie Garcia, Raul Gonzalez, Randy Falcon, and Mike Templeton
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Sep 9, 2017

WE ARE FINALLY BACK!!! After our 2 week hiatus we came back with a bang and an old familiar friend comes back home. 

Batman the animated series is arguably one of the best cartoons to ever air on Television and it just celebrated it's 25th anniversary. We hope you enjoy our discussion about this beloved cartoon which changed a lot of the Batman Mythos and fleshed out stories we have been familiar with. 

Ernie Garcia, Raul Gonzalez, Randy Falcon, and Mike Templeton
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Aug 17, 2017

Dead or Alive you're coming with us! That's right we covered the 1987 movie, RoboCop. Alex Murphy is gun down and killed and later resurrected as RoboCop, property of OCP. We watched this movie way to young as kids but we still love this movie. Enjoy the episode!

Also this is Angel's last episode with us as he is moving to a different state, The Retro Convo just wanted to say how much of a pleasure it's been to have you on and we wish you nothing but the best of luck on your move.

 

Ernie Garcia, Raul Gonzalez, Angel Martinez, and Mike Templeton
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Aug 3, 2017

We are back with another fun episode, but we also would like to give quick thanks to all our fans! This is our 75th episode and we are more than grateful. A while back we covered a John Carpenter film who teamed up with Kurt Russell in Escape from New York and Escape from LA. But today we are covering BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA! This is definitely a drinking  buddy. We hope you enjoy the episode.

 

Ernie Garcia, Raul Gonzalez, Angel Martinez, and Mike Templeton
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Jul 28, 2017

We have another big one for you guys, we take you back to 1988 for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and Mike couldn't be happier. Seeing a Live Action movie with Animation really made us kids love the magic behind this movie! When Roger Rabbit is framed for murder, only Eddie Valiant can save him. This movie takes place in the 40's (An Era Ernie loves) and it brings back a Noir style of film mixed with comedy. Enjoy the Episode. 

Ernie Garcia, Raul Gonzalez, Angel Martinez, and Mike Templeton
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Jul 21, 2017

This Rag Tag group let by the infamous Captain EO takes us on a journey through space and fantasy to bring us our first Disneyland 4D experience. The consensus is unanimous, we love this movie! With a powerhouse team Francis Ford Coppola , George Lucas, and the biggest Pop star of all time, Michael Jackson. Disney brought back an energy the parks had been missing out on. The music in this is pretty unforgettable. Enjoy as we gloat over this 17 minute movie. 

 

Ernie Garcia, Raul Gonzalez, Angel Martinez, and Mike Templeton
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Jul 14, 2017

With Valerian around the corner we thought it best to visit another world director Luc Besson created, The Fifth Element. This movie was a unique space fantasy that separates itself from other space movies, the bright vivid world we see on screen is very much a comic book movie come to life. With a big cast such as Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, and Milla Jovovich, this film really brought a unique view. Now take all that and add a upbeat soundtrack and this movie is almost "Perfect." Lastly, we just wanted to add we've had some audio issues come up and we have since corrected them so we really appreciate the feedback. Now...enjoy the show!

 

Ernie Garcia, Raul Gonzalez, Angel Martinez, and Mike Templeton
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Jul 6, 2017

With the anticipation of Spiderman Homecoming around the corner, The Retro Convo could not wait to talk about the 1994 TV animated series of Spider-Man. This time we called a good friend for some help, Paul Hermann from The Blaster Canon podcast. Not only do we talk the animated series, but we dive into some comic talk about Spider-Man and how much he has progressed. Enjoy the Episode on our favorite web crawler!

 

Ernie Garcia, Raul Gonzalez, Angel Martinez, and Mike Templeton
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Jun 29, 2017

This week we discuss our first Sylvester Stallone movie, Demolition Man. Simon Phoenix is a mastermind criminal battling Jon Spartan in the chaos of Los Angeles when both are apprehended and cryogenically frozen. 36 years later in a time of peace, Simon Phoenix is released but with someone pulling the strings and the only person who can stop him is John Spartan. Enjoy as we discuss this awesome early 90's movie! 

Ernie Garcia, Raul Gonzalez, Angel Martinez, and Mike Templeton
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Jun 22, 2017

We got our first look at Super Mario Odyssey at E3 last week so this was the perfect opportunity to go back and check out the first live action film based on a video game, Super Mario Bros: The Movie! This film has a wild history and is quite the departure from everything we know and love about the Mario franchise, but you know what? It's fun. So sit back, order a pterano-pizza, and Trust the Fungus.


Surprise surprise, Mike liked it.
 

Ernie Garcia, Raul Gonzalez, Angel Martinez, and Mike Templeton
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Jun 14, 2017

We decided to go back to the 80's with this Arnold classic, Conan The Barbarian! This is a true fantasy and sword movie complete with swords, legends, myths, and magic. Conan tells the story of a boy who sees his parents killed before his eyes and is then taken captive and made into a slave. Growing up strong and with anger in his heart he escapes and a journey of a swordsman and crew unfolds. Enjoy this episode of The Retro Convo!

Ernie Garcia, Raul Gonzalez, Angel Martinez, and Mike Templeton
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Jun 8, 2017

Can we get a WHHHOOOOAAAA BUNDY!!!!! That's right, we are finally covering one of the more popular TV shows of the late 80's and early 90's. Married with Children, based out of Chicago and very much the opposite of the Cosby's. Al and Peg are married with their 2 kids Kelly and Bud. Al, a shoe salesman and Peg a professional bon bon eater and a not so much housewife go through life with insults a plenty. You'll hear the joy we got from watching this show with our guest host, Angel Martinez. Let's Rock!

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike
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Jun 2, 2017

We close out the month of May coverage of Don Bluth films with, Rock-A-Doodle. Chantecler, the farm rooster sings his heart out and brings not only the Sun, but energy of the day. That is until The Grand Duke hatches a plan to expose Chantecler and show that he is a fraud. Now the farm only see's rain. With the help of a young boy now turned cartoon they set out to get Chantecler back to bring Sunshine back. Enjoy the episode!

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike
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May 26, 2017

A quick announcement by The Retro Convo. 

May 24, 2017

Continuing with our 3rd Don Bluth film for the month of May, we cover "The Land Before Time." One of the bigger movies for anyone growing up in the late 80's early 90's. The Land Before Time tells a tale of Dinosaurs migrating to a Valley to survive. An Earth Shake Separates Little Foot from his Mom and Grandparents in a tragic scene. Little Foot must find the strength and courage to go on to the Great Valley, but when he meets an unlikely group of friends, there is nothing that can stop them. Enjoy the episode!

 

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike
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May 17, 2017

2nd Don Bluth film for the month of May is the movie that really put Bluth on the map...An American Tail. Now this film made an impact and really gave Disney a run for their money. Based on Russian immigrants, a family of mice set sail for America with dreams of seeing no cats! An adventure ensues when Fievel gets separated from his family. Enjoy our 2nd episode on the discussion of Don Bluth animated movies!

 

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike
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May 11, 2017

For the month of may we had the fans vote, that's right you voted to see what subject we would be covering for the month of May. It was between Jim Carrey month or Don Bluth month and we have a winner! Don Bluth with the win!  We start off with Don Bluth's first studio release since leaving The Disney  animation Studios. The Secret of NIMH. Enjoy the month of May! 

 

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike
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May 4, 2017

Completing our 2 parter we finish up with Robin Hood Men in Tights! Manly men who roam around the forest looking for fights! This version of Robin Hood, directed by Mel Brooks takes some parts from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and Erol Flynn's Robin Hood and makes a grand spectacle out of it. Enjoy the episode!

 

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike
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Apr 26, 2017

This week we decided to visit a top grossing film that came out in 1991, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves staring Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, and the late Alan Rickman. With a new twist for it's time on the old stories of Robin Hood we find a stylistic film. Robin of Loxley returns home after escaping a prison during war to find his home has been turned upside down. Along with Azeem they fight to free their land against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Enjoy this 2 parter episode on Robin hood, with next week's episode being Robin Hood Men in Tights. 

 

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike
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Apr 19, 2017

"Huh? You want to hear our story? We were born a poor podcast..."

 
This week the guys tell the tale of Navin R Johnson, a Jerk. This rags-to-riches-to rags story is one of Steve Martin's finest works and has been voted as one of the funniest films of all time by the American Film Institute. 
 

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike

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Apr 12, 2017

We are back with a new episode but confession, we ended up not talking a lot about the movie. More like Mike and Ernie actually talking about the ship. But James Cameron made a powerhouse of a movie that held a box office record for quite some time and now the movie is turning 20 years old as well as the ship's tragedy hitting 105 years old since the sinking. 

Staring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, we are led through a love story during the tragedy of Titanic's maiden voyage. Enjoy the episode!

 

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike

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Apr 5, 2017

On this episode Ernie, makes his return after a 2 week hiatus and unveils the new studio to the guys. Mike talks about the Power Rangers movie. Ernie and Randy discuss Marvel's Iron Fist. 

Released in 1989 Honey, I shrunk the kids was such a fun movie and we would be crazy not to talk about it. Leading the way was Rick Moranis who builds a shrink ray gun that goes wrong and shrinks the kids. Small items now turned huge makes this adventure worth the conversation. Enjoy the episode!

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike

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Mar 29, 2017

It found a body...Now it needs a Podcast!

Join Randy and Mike as they dive into the 1995 anime classic Ghost in the Shell, and it's relevance as a gateway to the more mature side of Japanese animation, cyberpunk, and why it holds up more than 20 years later.

Special guest: Steven Meissner of SoloRoboto Industries joins the convo this week having taught a course at Berkley using GITS as a teaching tool.

 

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike
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Mar 22, 2017

Having a St. Patty's day hangover? Well we have the cure for you! We need our pot of gold and we are here to have a convo about the 1993 film Leprechaun. Staring Jennifer Aniston and Warwick Davis, this horror film turned something familiar into a scary thing. Listen as the short handed podcast takes you through the movie. 

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike

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Mar 15, 2017

It's Morphin time! This week's episode focuses on teenagers with attitude battling the evil forces of Rita Rupulsa. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! You can almost hear it now, the theme song of course. 

This show aired in the 90's right after school while much of the first season didn't have much of a story, the showed did have an array of new monsters each week. When the Power Rangers were in deep trouble they would call on the power of the Dino-zords and form the Megazord! Enjoy the episode!

Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike
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