Get ready for some montages and mayhem, as we take a vacation trip to the Catskills, and Robbie the waiter is happy to see us. We reach into our Mysterious Media Void and take the arguable Dance Movie to Rule Them All, “Dirty Dancing,” and cross it over with that classic of Dark Scary Christmastime, “Gremlins!” Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for a conversation about shirtless men, life before Roe v. Wade, and Willy Loman are all discussed, and Walt getting Annie on board with the greatest Jerry Orbach pun ever.
Where to find this week’s pop culture (as of show date):
- Dirty Dancing is streaming on Amazon Prime.
- Gremlins is available to buy or rent via iTunes and Amazon.
Readers’ advisory, aka other stuff we like that we think you’ll like, too:
- Dreamgirls, also set in the 1960s, about the highs and lows of a Motown girl group ala the Supremes
- Magic Mike
- Step Up
- The Commitments
- Sing Street
- Gremlins 2
- Eerie, Indiana
- Home Alone
- Bad Santa
- Black Christmas
- Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- The Twilight Zone Movie
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- The Goonies
- Stranger Things
- The Monster Squad
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