BACK 2 THE BALCONY

by Antonio Palacios and Justin Henson

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert - two titans of cinematic review. Sometimes right, sometimes wrong - but always captivating. Your hosts Antonio Palacios (host of THE CULTWORTHY CINEMA PODACST) and Justin Henson ( host of THE MOVIE WIRE PODCAST) - are here to take you BACK TO THE BALCONY!! Each week we will discuss a film from the 70's, 80's and 90's in order to determine where we stand with the critique of this infamous televisi ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#29 - PALE RIDER!

    BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#29 - PALE RIDER!

    This week we discuss the 1985 Western Classic PALE RIDER. When property owner Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart) starts using a band of hooligans to terrorize a group of small-town gold miners into giving up their territory, an enigmatic man named "Preacher" (Clint Eastwood) arrives in town. Preacher fends off the attacks, and then goes directly to LaHood to negotiate. When the miners, led by Hull Barret (Michael Moriarty), refuse the terms, LaHood sends in Marshall Stockburn (John Russell) to take down Preacher and the others. Heat our thoughts and the thoughts of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. CHECK OUT OUR SPONSOR! BULLETPROOF COFFEE: https://www.bulletproof.com - USE CODE "B2B" Be sure to subscribe on your favorite pod platform and our YOUTUBE channel! Visit thecultworthy.com Visit https://www.themoviewire.com Video: https://www.youtube.com/@back2thebalcony

  • BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#28 - BEETLEJUICE!!

    BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#28 - BEETLEJUICE!!

    This week on BACK 2 THE BALCONY we discuss BEETLEJUICE! After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. Heat our thoughts and the thoughts of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. CHECK OUT OUR SPONSOR! BULLETPROOF COFFEE: https://www.bulletproof.com - USE CODE "B2B" Be sure to subscribe on your favorite pod platform and our YOUTUBE channel! Visit thecultworthy.com Visit https://www.themoviewire.com Video: https://www.youtube.com/@back2thebalcony

  • BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#27 - FRIGHT NIGHT!

    BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#27 - FRIGHT NIGHT!

    This week we make up for the lackluster "John Carpenter's Vampires" with a real vampire classic - FRIGHT NIGHT! Teenage Charley Brewster is a horror-film junkie, so it's no surprise that when a reclusive new neighbor moves next-door, Brewster becomes convinced he's a vampire. It's also no surprise when nobody believes him. After strange events begin to occur, Charlie has no choice but to turn to the only person who could possibly help: washed-up television vampire killer Peter Vincent. Heat our thoughts and the thoughts of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. CHECK OUT OUR SPONSOR! BULLETPROOF COFFEE: https://www.bulletproof.com - USE CODE "B2B" Be sure to subscribe on your favorite pod platform and our YOUTUBE channel! Visit thecultworthy.com Visit https://www.themoviewire.com Video: https://www.youtube.com/@back2thebalcony

  • BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#26 - JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES!

    BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#26 - JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES!

    This week we discuss one of John Carpenter's latter day curios - VAMPIRES! Ever since his parents were murdered by vampires, Jack Crow (James Woods) has had one purpose in life: putting stakes through bloodsuckers' hearts. With his battle-hardened crew of vampire killers and the assistance of the Catholic Church, Crow roams the New Mexico desert looking for undead lairs to annihilate. But he meets his match when, at a roadside motel, he comes face to face with Jan Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith), a vampire kingpin possessed of incredible powers. We definitely have our reservations about the film - but what do our critics think? CHECK OUT OUR SPONSOR! BULLETPROOF COFFEE: https://www.bulletproof.com - USE CODE "B2B" Be sure to subscribe on your favorite pod platform and our YOUTUBE channel! Visit thecultworthy.com Visit https://www.themoviewire.com Video: https://www.youtube.com/@back2thebalcony

  • BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#25 - ENEMY MINE!

    BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#25 - ENEMY MINE!

    This week Justin and I cover ENEMY MINE! During a war between humans and the reptilian Drac race, spaceship pilot Willis Davidge (Dennis Quaid) ends up stranded on an alien world, along with enemy fighter Jeriba Shigan (Louis Gossett Jr.). While both Willis and his Drac counterpart can breathe on the planet, the environment and its creatures are relatively hostile, forcing the two to work together to survive. As time goes by, Willis and Jeriba become unlikely friends, though their unique relationship faces considerable challenges. Hear our take on the film and the review of Siskel and Ebert. Subscribe today! Be sure to subscribe on your favorite pod platform and our YOUTUBE channel! Visit thecultworthy.com Visit https://www.themoviewire.com Video: https://www.youtube.com/@back2thebalcony