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Cruisin’ Together: 22 – Mission: Impossible 2 (LIVE!)

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Chris and Gregg are LIVE in front of an actual audience at Acme Comics Presents in Greensboro, NC, to talk about Mission: Impossible 2. Before they do, they touch on Night & Day with their guest, Val Moran, and then get into M:I2, MI:2/superhero movie trivia, Paperboys (the video game and the actual job), Chris opens his Science Corner, Gregg continues his search for signs of a bad Tom Cruise movie, bird talk, and an important question: “Who is James?”. All that, plus appearances by Clark, Jacob, Ian, Carly and Michael, for a truly unique CRUISIN’ show.

Cruisin’ Together: 21 – Magnolia

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Gregg and Chris get into the cracks and crevices of the ensemble tapestry that is Magnolia, and guest, Chris Mariano, joins as a willing participant. After some talk of Far and Away, a truly epic Round Robin Plot Recap gives way to talk of cabins, disappearing, and magicians…1-800-TAME HER…Chris Giarruso talks science…more “Hanks a Lot”…and matters dancing with respect to animated cats (and how they might relate to our Top Cop in Pop, Paula Abdul).

Cruisin’ Together: Special Version Episode 1 – Rogue Reactions

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Presenting a Special Version Episode! Chris and Gregg break their regular chronological order to get on the mic just after seeing the new Tom Cruise movie, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation! Joined by past guests, Traci (Endless Love) and Jacob (Risky Business), they talk some spoilers, yes, and also get into which of us is John McEnroe, Jeremy Renner’s fingernails, Tom Cruise’s running, gun transformers, opera, admiration of the female lead and impressions of the movie’s villain. Recorded 7/31/2015.

Cruisin’ Together: 20 – Eyes Wide Shut

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Gregg and Chris make it a family trilogy when they’re joined by Gregg’s uncle, Marty, father to Cousin Mike (Episode: Taps) and Cousin Mike’s Brother Cousin Joey (Episode: The Firm), to set their eyes on Eyes Wide Shut. A most rousing Round Robin Plot Recap gets the ball rolling as the discussion covers such topics as: fitness, the ’60s, theories about the movie, Opa Locka, SNL, Orange Julius and Tang, and Dippin’ Dots for astronauts, the ice cream of the future that is now.

Cruisin’ Together: 19 – Jerry Maguire

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Chris and Gregg get Jen Grunwald on mic to lend a lady’s voice to discuss the love story that is Jerry Maguire. We ask the big question “What is love?”, coin and define “Zellweggering”, observe the “Buttgeist”,  recognize the Top Cop in Pop’s influence on the film and the film’s influence on The Matrix, introduce another new segment, drop Slingblade impressions, and much more!

Cruisin’ Together: 18 – Mission: Impossible

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Gregg and Chris have John Green (the cartoonist, not the Fault in Our Stars guy) on to talk through Mission: Impossible, wherein John can’t help but rant over the plot, and we respond in turn…but not without interruptions to cover Metadent toothpaste, brief talk of U2, Mac Tonight and Herb the Nerd, other potential Tom-casts, the rule of gum in drama, and did someone mention The Fall Guy?

Cruisin’ Together: 17 – Interview with the Vampire

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Chris and Gregg welcome Erica Henderson on board for a chat about the ins and outs of Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. But lest you think we only talk vampires, vampire powers and vampire rules, we also get into vampires and homosexual subtext and the fabulosity of vampiric transformations. Plus, a vampire trial, a vampire job interview, and of course, Tom Cruise!

Cruisin’ Together: 16 – The Firm

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Gregg and Chris get Gregg’s Cousin Mike’s* brother, Cousin Joey, to get into the underbelly of The Firm. Joey brings his expertise to discuss the film’s accuracy…there’s a lot of discussion of Tom Cruise’s running, back-flipping and Spider-Manning…we agree on the greatness of Gene Hackman…plus Chris speaks to Wilfred Brimley’s scariness, Joey watches all of Quantum Leap, and Gregg channels Holly Hunter. That’s just the tip of the iceberg to a jam-packed show!

*You might remember Cousin Mike from Cruisin’ Together: 02 – Taps

Cruisin’ Together: 15 – A Few Good Men

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Chris and Gregg get a good man, Rob Lemon, to discover the truth about A Few Good Men. A raucus Round Robin Plot Recap gets us going before we run the gamut, covering Sleepy Hollow to the four horsemen to horns of plenty to piñatas. Following that, Chris and Rob reenact a key scene, we embark on an epic mega-Top Toms sandwich, talk Noah Wiley and Rocky Roadrunner cartoons, and then, Christopher Walkens show up. Plus, “Doin’ the Butt”.