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#15 - THE NAME OF THE ROSE

    BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#15 - THE NAME OF THE ROSE

    This week we cover THE NAME OF THE ROSE - the infamous box office bomb that nearly killed Sean Connery's career - as well as the Siskel and Ebert review of the film. In the 14th century, William of Baskerville (Sean Connery), a renowned Franciscan monk, and his apprentice, Adso of Melk (Christian Slater), travel to an abbey where a suspicious death has occurred. Using his deductive powers, William begins investigating what he believes to be murder. During the course of his investigation, several more monks wind up dead. With fear running through the abbey, the church leaders call forth Bernardo Gui (F. Murray Abraham), William's nemesis, to find the truth. 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#14 - OSCAR!

    BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#14 - OSCAR!

    This week Justin and I discuss the 1991 comedy OSCAR! Oscar is a 1991 American comedy film directed by John Landis. Based on the Claude Magnier stage play, it is a remake of the 1967 French film of the same name, but the settings has been moved to the Depression era New York City and centers around a mob boss trying to go straight. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, Ornella Muti, Tim Curry, and Chazz Palminteri and was a rare attempt by Stallone at doing a comedy role. We discuss the film and the reviews of Siskel and Ebert! 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#13 - SHORT CIRCUIT 2

    BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#13 - SHORT CIRCUIT 2

    This week Justin and I discuss SHORT CIRCUIT 2 - a superior sequel in our opinion - but what do our critics think? Tune in and find out! Having rescued robot Johnny Five (Tim Blaney) from being destroyed by the military in "Short Circuit," Indian scientist Ben Jahrvi (Fisher Stevens) moves to New York City to become an American citizen. After struggling to sell a few toy replicas of Johnny, Ben must scramble to make more when Sandy Banatoni (Cynthia Gibb) orders 1,000 for her department store. With Johnny's help, Ben begins making the gadgets, but his plans are endangered when thief Oscar Baldwin (Jack Weston) steals Johnny. 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#12 - GHOSTUBSTERS 2

    BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#12 - GHOSTUBSTERS 2

    This week Justin and I tackle Ivan Reitman's GHOSTBUSTERS 2 - the maligned sequel that our critic's just couldn't get behind. After saving New York City from a ghost attack, the Ghostbusters -- a team of spirit exterminators -- is disbanded for demolishing parts of the city during the battle. But when Ghostbuster Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) learns that spirits have taken an interest in his son, the men launch a rogue ghost-chasing mission. The quest quickly goes awry, landing them in court. But when the ghosts turn on the judge, he issues an order allowing the Ghostbusters to get back to work. 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#11 - OSCAR'S SPECIAL: A MEMO TO THE ACADEMY '99

    BACK 2 THE BALCONY EP#11 - OSCAR'S SPECIAL: A MEMO TO THE ACADEMY '99

    In this very special episode - Justin and I review the 1999 episode of SISKEL & EBERT where they petition the Academy to honor some of the lesser known but award worth films and performances of the prior year. Did they get some right? Listen and find out! 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