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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”.

Cruisin’ Together: 14 – Far & Away

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Gregg and Chris bring Patrick J. Reilly on to have a chat about Far and Away, starting with the debut of the “Round Robin Plot Synopsis”, and taking the conversation far and away to things like: corkers and scrappers, true stories of stabbings, the hard truth about horse heads, and a real examination of merry-go-rounds vs. carousels.

Cruisin’ Together: 13 – Days of Thunder

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Chris and Gregg are talking Days of Thunder with Sarah Smith, and along the way they get into what NASCAR stands for, Chris’s arm situation (photo below), what defines a trophy, automotive euphemisms,  Sarah’s love of redheads, and so much more.

Cruisin’ Together: 12 – Born on the Fourth of July

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Gregg and Chris welcome Randall Trang to talk over Born on the Fourth of July. Chris does a card trick, Gregg makes his “best tank top in a movie” nomination, Randy imagines some outtakes, and the matter of Chyna v. Chynna v. China gets some healthy debate. And in a rare turn, things get real and even a little serious as they talk about the “G-Word” and touch on the Vietnamese refugee experience.

Cruisin’ Together: 11 – Rain Man

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Chris and Gregg definitely talk to Patrick McGrath about Rain Man. Definitely. But also: Our o’clocks positions, the the “Iko Iko” grandmas’ beef, the parachuting Mets fan, Rain Man sequel thoughts, Tim Curry’s demon work, lot’s of Wilfred Brimley talk, and the hits of Foreigner! Uh oh.

Cruisin’ Together: 10 – Cocktail

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Gregg and Chris welcome Jared Osborn for a lively discussion of Cocktail and it’s message, as well as receipt archives, verbal brinksmanship, meatloaf sauce talk, Russell Crowe, actual cruise control…and some serious.