Refined 90’s Cinema

By Brendan Clouthier and Alex Gervais

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Nostalgia unscripted. Refined 90’s Cinema is a podcast with two best friends reviewing movies from the 1990s. Brendan and Alex discuss movies, reviews and life. In trilogy format, our co-hosts dive deep into some of our favourite 90’s movies and some we’ve never seen. Warning: This podcast is explicit.

Episode Date
Because I Got High | Hardware (1990)

Listeners be advised: this movie is ridiculous and explicit. Welcome to Canada. We dish about Niagara Falls, the end of the summer and whether BDubs is real food. This low-budget slasher flick has it all: sex, drugs and rock and roll. The pacing is slow, but the weird sex scene keeps us interested until the dystopian-trash-helmet activates and we see the man behind the helmet is actually a middle-aged male voyeur who is wearing masks and having a grand ’ol time™. We turn into Howard Stern and make sexual jokes. All the while, the robot guy is having his sad sex-life a cameraman creeps in the distance and Shades is meditating and doing ecstasy. Then, the creepy-guy comes back a few times and then dies. Then some other useless shit happens. Is this thing on? I hope not. Check this out, Vice doc about Afroman.

Feb 03, 2023
Always Shoot Your Landlord | Holiday Takeover

Content warning: This movie has discussion about suicide, threats of suicide by characters and also, depictions of suicide and murder. If you need help or are concerned about the welfare of someone else, please visit, or Reddit /r/SuicideWatch hotlines.

Alex and Brendan get into a steaming pile of a film. 1994’s Mixed Nuts was both hated by critics and forgotten by the public and our collective unconscious. It’s definitely not a Christmas classic. It’s a badly written theatre play with a jumbled mess of a plot. Brendan references the L. Ron Hubbard series of Last Podcast on the Left episodes.Alex sings the praises of Xbox Games Pass for the offspring of the IBM personal computer. The first 20 minutes of the movie were funny with the rapping elevator woman. And then it got terrible. We voted it the worst movie ever. We sound like a couple of Valley Girls on this episode of Refined 90’s Cinema.

Recorded: Holiday Season 2022

Dec 17, 2022
Quick Hits 7 | Goopy Meatball

We get creeped out with a spongy-meatball on this episode of Refined 90’s Quick Hits!

Nov 17, 2022
It's Porkin' Time | MMPR (1995)

It’s time to morph into a podcast listener and get those headphones powered up!

Alex is the Power Rangers™ fountain of knowledge. He gives us the inside-scoop on all the colours (even the white/green one). Then we comment on the special effects, the goo, the toxic ooze and the mat paintings.

It was a voyage like Laserhawk (1993) with tons of bad SFX. Join us, as Alex goes back in-time to relive a childhood memory. We totally forgot about reviews on this episode of Refined 90’s Cinema.

45 | It’s Porkin’ Time | MMPR (1995) Recorded June 2022

Oct 25, 2022
Quick Hits 6 | Dino Romp (We Tried)

A very quick, quick hits. We watch an episode of 1994’s Dinosaurs. A sitcom family with very questionable morals. We try to figure it out, using our present-day knowledge.

Sep 11, 2022
Foot Job | Brainscan (1994)

An instant classic Refined 90’s episode in the making. We’ve got fissures, Elden Ring, a Pokemon corner, Chianti, stupid cereal boxes, and (oh yeah) also a movie podcast. Alex sees a magical chest that resembles one he already has in his office. The discussion then devolved into a confusing mess of confusion. We get our Clinton’s mixed up. Then, the plot fixes itself.

Here’s a cat Here’s the chest we reference versus the one in the movie

44 | Foot Job | Brainscan (1994)
Recorded: April 2022

Aug 31, 2022
Goopeth Shit | Seven (1995)

The boys watch the psychological-crime-thriller Seven (1995). It’s dark to start and basically stays exactly that way throughout. The detective duo of not-Denzel and not-Pacino go through the fictional city of not-NY and do some detective stuff. Alex sings a few songs. For all of this movie’s thrills, it really did not leave much to be discussed.

43 | Goopeth Shit | Seven (1995)
Recorded: March 2022

Aug 27, 2022
SLJ's Out to Play | The Negotiator (1998)

After another hiatus, we are back! We couldn’t be cops and we definitely couldn’t be negotiators or people with guns. Samuel has one chance, one opportunity to not go to prison for killing his partner (we think). He’s gotta make a deal with only twenty-four herrrrssszzzz.

He wants answers and the only way to get them is with gratuitous focus pulls and Paul Giamatti. The swat whatever team is doing everything they can to keep the FBI out and keep the boat afloat. Turns out all the dirty cops were in on it the whole time: pension funds, internal affairs, crooked cops, fishing trawlers and the hidden identity of Ebaum, this movie has it all. Listen to us explain-away the plot.

A+ for intensity on this fast paced episode of Refined 90’s Cinema.

42 | SLJ’s Out to Play | The Negotiator (1998)

Apr 02, 2022
Quick Hits 5 | Sam Mandela Effect Barenstein

It was a simpler time, it was a better time. When we roamed free, we had five television channels. Brendan and Alex misremember how terrible Detroit-area law commercials really were in the 90s. Then, we rediscover a past love, The Guillory Family by re-enacting their famous Slap the Rice Bag: A Venom Fan Fiction video, poorly.

Quick Hits 5 | Sam Mandela Effect Barenstein
Recorded: December 21, 2022

Mar 04, 2022
Suburban Christmas | The Santa Clause (1994)

We begin this Christmas special by eating Sweet Chili Heat Doritos®. As all podcasters should annoy their audiences by eating crunchy foods whilst recording.

We are back in the studio for one final episode of 2021. Shot in Oakville, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, this suburban comedy takes us back to the era of Mercury Topaz’s and Denny’s.

Apparently, Timothy is a great actor with which to work. Did he gain weight for the film? We don’t know. The movie flashes us by, like our youth. Alex hates Neal’s overbearing personality. Neal gets coal for Xmas because he hates him!

Happy Holidays everyone from all of us here at Refined 90’s Cinema.

Movie talk begins at 8:46
41 | Suburban Christmas | The Santa Clause (1994)
Recorded: December 2021

Dec 23, 2021
Variety Show Tapes | Part 3

Part 3 of our variety show! More Dale.
And, a mini-interview on this episode.

40 | Variety Show Tapes | Part 3
Recorded : October 2021

Dec 15, 2021
Variety Show Tapes | Part 2

We continue our big conversation into Big Tech™ about how Google will enslave us all! Brendan recommends KeepassXC (for Linux or OSX) or Keepass (for Windows) to save all of your passwords with a master password. You can even sync them across devices like your phone or laptop. And another thing is to use two factor–2FA (or multi-factor) authentication.

Dale then pivots to the Jenna Marbles story-time time and we lament jerks being toxic on the Internet. Alex asks, “Have the times changed?” “Can you have a friend online?” “Will they still be his friend?” “Can we quench that need to be right online?” Dale delivers some wisdom.

Alex talks some more about anime and tries to convince Brendan to like anime. Then Dale and Alex try and define the history of anime and manga. Dale talks One-Punch-Man who is obviously a man who only punches once before falling over and dying.

Dale’s theories include :

(1) There is a Metallica song for everyone,
(2) There is an anime for everyone to love,
(3) Farts are always funny.

Dale’s 90’s favourite production is King of the Hill. Dale and Brendan love Seinfeld and Alex is a Friends person. Which primetime 90’s production defined your personality? For movies, Dale recommends Fear (1996) with Marky Mark and Heat (1995) and finally, The Negotiator.

Alex and Dale then gush about The Thing (1982) and then many more wonderful movies. Dale soliloquies his reasoning for loving The Lighthouse by simply asking yourself, “What are the strengths of this film?” Then, Brendan talks about something stupid and we move on. MOVE ON !

We have a Part 3 coming up next time on Refined 90’s Cinema!

39 | Variety Show Tapes | Part 2
Recorded : October 2021

Dec 10, 2021
Variety Show Tapes | Part 1

We have a very special guest in the studio. This episode, our graphic designer and CAD aficionado friend Dale joins us for many hours of rambunctious ramblings. We talk about anime, cool but sad webcomics, domain names (Hover shout-out) and many other things on this first of a multi-part series. 

It’s a slice of life on this part 1 (of 2 or 3) sub-podcast. Our regularly scheduled programming will be back soon.

Recorded in-front of a live studio audience.

Nov 29, 2021
Quick Hits 4 | Art Class Attack

Alex teaches us all about art as we watch a 90’s children’s classic: Art Attack!

On this Quick Hits 4, Art Attack host Neil Buchanan, who people on the Internet have mistaken for Banksy, still has a career as a beloved Scottish artist after 17 years of a wonderful television series. We draw and then Brendan lost our drawings. That jerk!

Nov 19, 2021
Weiner Pistol | From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Weiner Pistol | From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Recorded: November 12, 2021
Movie discussion starts at 4:35

Cool movie, sinus infections and an overworked Alex makes podcast a dull boy. What? Sometimes, life is exactly that… confusing and uninteresting. We are thrust into this world in a chaotic state and scramble to find meaning and purpose until we die.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
All the best,
Brendan & Alex

Nov 16, 2021
Quick Hits 3 | Bill Nye the Mallard Guy

We watch a very timely Bill Nye episode on this third Quick Hits episode. This is a sneak peak of our extravaganza with our special guest yet to come. Season 3, Episode 9 of Bill Nye: Germs. Don’t wash your fruit. Wash your hands and your genitals.

Nov 09, 2021
Quick Hits 2 | Home Improv-ment

Quick Hits 2 | Home Improv-ment
Recorded: September 27, 2021

Episode talk starts at 4:47
Timothy Allen & Patricia Richardson on this second Quick Hits.

Oct 04, 2021
Quick Hits 1 | 90’s Commercial Break

Quick Hits 1 | 90’s Commercial Break
Recorded: September 20, 2021 

Our very first Quick Hits! We watched some 90's commercials. They didn't age well at all. We then watched some 2021 commercials. Now I want Barbie dolls, cat food , soap operas and fast food for some reason. Does gum stay in you for 7 years? I still want to buy into the Columbia House scam. Did you have a Sega

Oct 03, 2021
Livestream Dreams | The Fisher King (1991)

36 | Livestream Dreams | The Fisher King (1991)

Recorded: Sept 13, 2021
Movie discussion starts at 12:40

We get to see Robin in the nude and try out livestreaming before getting copyright struck by the AI bots. We really disliked this movie. It was very odd.

Oct 02, 2021
Hack and Slash | Flubber (1997)

Did we watch Flubber? We did.

Alex begins our show discussing his Pokemon obsession. It’s basically PokeHoarders at his house. Someone call TLC. Alex laments the Nova Scotia accent. Send the hate mail his way. Then on Dirty Laundry, we discuss anal issues and “not being done”. Make the flubber. Then we see Shooter McGavin try and marry his wife. Wil Weaton plays the bad guy’s son and Clancy Brown from Earth II is in the movie too! The Flubb is on the loose.

Robby Williams puts flubber everywhere and helps a high-school bball team win the game to win back his ex-fiancee. We eventually figured it out. Hack and Slash, or the bad guys, suck hard. Towards the end, Scott Trimble, lets us know what’s up on the set of Flubber. The reviews were terrible at the time of its release.

Stay tuned for our first livestream for Episode 36 coming this week on our YouYube Channel: Refined 90’s Cinema.

Movie discussion starts at 12:10
Recorded: July 29, 2021

Sep 13, 2021
Richard A. Dick | Bicentennial Man (1999)

In a world, where movies are watched and reviewed. Two friends stand to lose everything to bring you only the best in podcasting. On this episode of Refined 90’s Cinema. Alex and Brendan begin their most trying challenge yet. Our Robin Williams trilogy begins with Bicentennial Man from 1999. Auto-tuning, robot appendages, the future and more.

Brendan admits that he has been secretly auto-tuning Alex this whole time. CGI is good. Practical effects are better. We see the robot being delivered because this is Bicentennial Man. The family takes delivery of Andrew and then they force him to do menial tasks around their house like Rosie from The Jetson’s. Then he gets to play chess and the kids make him jump out the window. They live in the house from Signs.

Andrew the robot gets smart. He reads lots of books and such.

IT Crowd SceneAs you could have guessed, Andrew becomes a member of the family. 12 years later… Where is everyone now? Lloyd is a dick. Andrew is free and he builds himself a beach house. Then his original owner is almost-dead and the other daughter is still a dick. Milton from Office Space gets replaced by Jake’s Dad from Brooklyn 99 and it puts on some clothes as he travels around and tries to find other robots like itself. He gets organs and then begins stalking the grand-daughter of his former owners.

Of course, we have flying cars. It’s the future.

Movie talk starts at 06:28
Recorded: July 22, 2021

Aug 29, 2021
Get ’em Wet | Waterboy (1998)

Editor's Note: Due to some technical difficulties, mainly Brendan recording next to a running washing machine and dryer for over an hour, this episode might sound a little different. Hopefully, the hilarity shines through. So, grab some H2O and press play on this episode of Refined 90’s Cinema.


Intro: Song: Lobby Time from

We start off talking Pokemon card collecting and Settlers of Catan for 2 players. We love board and card games here. Couples who Cattan together, stay together.


Vice’s series: Dark Side of the 90s. Brendan says it’s “podcast adjacent.” He’s just jealous that he didn’t come up with it first.

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Cooper Corner! Who’s a good puppers? Who’s a good boy? It’s Cooper! That’s who!


We start the Movie. It’s Waterboy from 1998. We complain about Touchstone Smurf Weiner Productions and green screen technology. Recapping the movie. Brendan likes the colours, Alex likes the voice Adam Sandler does.


Is Adam Sandler father/parent-less? Seems to be a theme worth exploring. A quick web search would reveal that _no. _It appears he was raised by two loving and alive parents. The movie continues with Bobby Boucher giving everyone water and playing great football.


Do American’s party with their college professors? Maybe Epstein. We take a short pause to discuss sexual boundaries and the importance of patience with a partner and communication. Talk to each other. Be respectful. Don’t do anything you’re uncomfortable with.


Back from our 5 second interlude, Brendan discusses the delicious homemade Grarby’s Beef ‘N’ Cheds from Matty Matheson. They are good. Make the recipe. Then we hear the story of the time that Brendan’s apartment caught fire when Alex was visiting.


Back to the movie. Waterboy (in case you forgot). Finally, Rob Snider says the words we’ve been waiting to hear this whole time. Cooper interrupts Alex and Bobby Boucher’s mama finds out he’s been playing the foosball/the devil. Plot of the movie solved. Recap continues. Sandler always has great movie sponsorships.


One lone movie review this week and Alex’s very own Outro.
A funny football movie. That’s it for now folks.

Aug 22, 2021
Spankin’ the Monkey | Ed (1997)

Joey from Friends did a movie between the first and second seasons and it bombed.


Intro: Song: Lobby Time from


Brendan gets a new cellular telephone and is way too excited about something that everyone else already has in their pockets. #adulting. Do you pay too much for mobile data? Canada is one of the countries with the highest prices for mobile data in the whole entire world.


Brendan introduces his new drink: Sangria la-ti-da.


Alex has an idea. Please congratulate him at We discuss our upcoming reunion and how we will fall back in-love once we can record in the same room.


Introducing (Alex's new segment) Dirty Laundry. Do you put on a new pair of socks everyday? If not, you should, because your feet will stink badly. Change your underwear and your socks daily. Multiple times a day if you sweat. Send us your sock recommendations.


We fail to properly parody Brokeback Mountain and then we learn some fascinating facts about the famous Kentucky River and its importance as a source of drinking water for its surrounding areas.


Back to our Drinks of the Week. Alex takes a trip to the liquor store and insults a customer service representative whilst realizing that he is creepy and old since he turned 30 years old. People be thinkin' you creepin'.


The movie for this week is finally revealed. It's 1996's Ed starring Matt Leblanc.**_ _**The recent Friend's HBO Reunion and Matt Leblanc is revealed as being a horrible actor without Friends.


Ed (1996) was a commercial flop and failure. We discuss our opinions as to why? Was it promoted properly? Did it get bumpers and commercials before and after Friends? Is Friends actually funny? How many times can I say Friends? It has a zero on Rotten Tomatoes.


After many trials and salutations we start the movie. It begins with M. Night Leblanc playing baseball with a horrible green screen behind him. He gets to milk a cow because he is uneducated? His mother looks like Chris Farley in a wig. Matt meets his arch enemy and we see the wife from Jingle All the Way. Just kidding, it's actually Jayne Brook from Kindergarten Cop.


Kirby Woods unveils his plan to get the team back into fighting form. A classic tale of Tribiani's. They changed his hair. Is it a hair piece? The plan involved a monkey. We meet the eponymous monkey named Ed. Looks like a toupee. The monkey is a great baseball player!


Matt Leblanc needs to prove himself in order to stay on the team. So he pitches in front of the team. Naturally, this leads him to be chosen as the monkey's new roommate. Ed gets high from eating a flower and then uses some air freshener. The next morning, Matt has an even darker fake tan and he practices pitching, even though Ed is way better than him. Then we see a refined favourite, Kevin Kopelow. Turns out, it's not Chubbs, it's another guy.


One-note character, Jack 'Coop' Tribiani is doing monkey business #TCOMB. Now, inevitably, Jack 'Coop' and Ed are becoming friends. They do some pitching and catching with varying degrees of success. They finally put Ed Sullivan (Monkey) on the field.


Ed hits the field and becomes immediately famous. We figure out who actually played Ed in the costume in the movie. Who gets cut during Cut Day? It doesn't matter, because it's not Ed and It's not Jack. They continue bonding and Ed drives a drunk Coop home. They also share a toilet. We then compare Friends and Ed. Marcel vs. Ed is a definite contender for a sequel.


We digress into pausing the movie for wine and making Refined 90's history by deciding if we will even bother finishing this awful movie. Do you YEET? We at least know how to conjugate the verb. How do you do your laundry? Now back to this ridiculous movie…


Part 2. Back to the movie.

Jack and the little girl's mom go on a date. He's all shoulders and back. Ed babysits and they make a huge mess. But, we think the couple gets it on. Then we go back to the field where a group of businessmen are scheming about how they can screw over Ed and take all his money. Chocolate banana anyone?


They steal Ed with 25 minutes to go. Jack's new girlfriend is very unhappy with him. The hallway they are in looks like it's from the K&P Slap-Ass Sketch and Ed was traded in secret according to the team owner.


The Championship Game. They won the game. Alex wants a Nutty Nanner because the ending is worse than in The Cube. We then Whose Line the credits. Since the movie is useless.


Budget breakdown for the film to try to figure out how much of a colossal failure it truly was. And we're done. That's it. Why did we even watch this movie? So, shut up. The End.

Aug 13, 2021
Free Range Beers | BASEketball (1998)

Again this week: timed show notes. Scrub the timeline in your audio app to skip to the section listed below. Movie discussion starts at 19:40.

00:00 Welcome to another episode of Refined 90's Cinema.

00:05 Story Time with Alex. He Dutch Oven's himself in his office chair. Will he succomb to methane poisoning? Tune in to find out!

01:30 We invent pants with a butt-hole in them to help gasses escape. Our plan is cheap pants and Dragon's Den. Come on O'Leary, give us the dough.

03:43 Throw back to episode 14 from last summer when we watched The Rugrats Movie. Stu Pickles and his Reptar mobile made bank. RIP Reptar.

04:20 A home-made hamburger recipe and the correct pronunciation of the word Worcestershire (Woo-ste-shire?). Much easier to spell than it is to pronounce.

06:05 Finally, we announce the movie of the week. Matt Stone and Trey Parker's BASEKETball. Here's an interview from them about the movie.

06:55 Brendan yells at Alex, who is drinking red wine.

8:15 Alex finally discusses his wine selection after a quick interlude. Our theme song is from Kevin McLoed's Incompetech.

9:08 A humorous Turkey recipe: A Canadian Thanksgiving Miracle. It's not real. Pretty sure. Ask us later.

11:03 We, as Canadians, often mix up Arby's (The American roast beef fast-food chain) and Harvey's (The canadian burger chain) when choosing a restaurant. Do they purposely locate them near each other?

11:23 More Turkey goodness.

16:00 We get to the movie. Alex's favourite sports movie from the 90's.

17:52 More about South Park's creators. Matt Parker and Trey Stone. Go watch 6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park.

19:40 We started playing BASEketball. Universal, Touchstone, Dolby, DHX, Pixar or 20th Century Fox. Which company's intro was your favourite?

21:30 Sportsball. Interleague play. Has that ever happened in real life? It does exist in American baseball.

26:10 We met Squeak.

28:27 The Juice is on the loose. He made Juiced!

29:05 More movie goodness.

30:05 Bouncing hot dogs and comparisons to dodgeball.

30:45 The NBA championship t-shirt thing is real. Some organizations donate the losing team's clothes.

32:56 Pretzels and mustard anyone?

36:45 We hit the plot of the movie. They're going to lose the team if they lose the big game.

40:25 A Make-A-Wish kid and Jerry Springer happen. Should we play the drinking game?

41:00 Here are the instructions on how to play Basketball on your own.

41:26 The Robert Downey Roundup.

45:12 Obscene job postings abound. Alex found an ad for an inflatable tube person.

46:25 Who are Matt Parker and Trey Stone?

49:20 BASEketball, The Parent Trap and There's Something About Mary.

51:38 Victoria Silvstedt, Playmate of the year 1997. Creepy. Learn more about Hugh Hefner's grossness here and here.

54:42 Jenny McCarthy's Anti Vaxx rampage and subsequent backtracking.

Jenny McCarthy Whitewashes Anti-Vax History

Wrong again, Jenny McCarthy: First it was vaccines and autism, now it's HIV

Time Magazine

Jenny McCarthy's Vaccination Fear-Mongering and the Cult of False Equivalence

56:00 Non regulation balls should not be allowed in the game!

56:14 #DeflateGate

57:20 We finish the movie and move on to reviews.

58:30 Pat O'Brian Dan Patrick Real Sports Casterbators.

58:54 Review time!

1:08:00 That's a wrap for this episode of Refined 90's Cinema.

Recorded: May 13, 2021

Jul 29, 2021
Keep Walking Cheese Dick | The Sixth Sense (1999)

We're trying something new this week: timed show notes. Scrub the timeline in your audio app to skip to the section listed below. Movie talk starts at 17:49

00:20 Alex shares about his new bath caddy and his fun times in the tub. Have you ever seen something crusty on your thigh after a quick tub soak? What are the statistical odds of having sticky or crusty leg hairs? The manipulation is real. #conspiracy

3:56 Brendan tells a tale about Cinco de Mayo making strong margaritas and enchiladas with expired canned sauce

8:10 We talk COVID, dogs and office renovations.

9:30 Our bi-monthly tub-talk segment. What should we call this segment? Bathroom Talk? Don't part the bubbles?

11:00 Alex's mother is a hero. Please support cat rescue and animal advocacy organizations in your community. Here is one of our favourite cat rescue groups.

15:32 TikTok Sparkling Water Chug Idiot-Bro Video

Alex is a #tiktokaddict for the Sparkling Water Chug Bro. Brendan thinks it's fake.

17:49 Movie discussion starts. The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment.

19:41 Alex professes his love for intimate omniscient POV shots in 90's movies.

21:52 Bruce Willis is a jerk? Back in our day, movies actually had dialogue. Get off my lawn! Spoilers abound on this episode of Refined 90's Cinema.

24:40 H-JO is on the move. Was he the conceptual inspiration for Zack & Cody from Disney's The Suite Life? H-JO sees lots of haunted people.

28:20 H-JO's father is a huge absent jerk. The doc gives H-JO a great first session will lots of helpful advice and later, instructs him to write a free association journal. Dr. Malcolm Crow loves his magic tricks.

34:30 At the classmate's birthday party. The other kids prank H-JO.

35:34 Alex again loves the 90's movies.

40:05 Our inaugural micro-episode of Refined 90's ASMR--as inspired by The Sixth Sense. Need some dream sequence sound effects. See here.

48:40 A bunch of freaky ghostly dead people stuff happens and then they go to a stranger's funeral.

52:45 The twist slowly begins to dawn on Alex.

1:04:50 It's review time. Amazon Japan reviews of the VHS version of the movie.

1:08:55 Alex discusses his fervent love, again, for older movies. 90's movies. And his personal philosophy around choosing a movie that makes you think vs choosing a movie that lets you couch potato. Then we go on defending the movie against the 1-star reviewers on Amazon. Alex did a wonderful job with his soliloquies on this episode.

Recorded: May 6, 2021

Jul 29, 2021
WITTB: What in the Tom Bergeron! | Ghost (1990)

Our motto for this romantic ghost tale is WITTB. It involves a former game show and prime-time host whose name we just enjoy saying. This movie really isn't our cup of tea. Romance, money, murder and pottery.

Recorded: April 22, 2021

Jul 19, 2021
Every Once In a While, I Wipe Wet. | Casper (1993)

We start our ghost trilogy with this children's classic: Casper. A friendly ghost if I've ever met one. The boys meander from discussing putting your genitals in fan blades, then ghost haunting, then how grape juice is a conspiracy to turn us into winos, then how cleaning your keyboard is very important. Get those dead skin cells out of there!

Alex's vaccine prospects look grim and so, we ask the question this week: How do you wipe, sitting or standing? It is an important question that every adult must ask themselves at some point in their bleak existence. Do you use wet wipes or towels? Do you have a bidet? Are you a public squatter or a poop nudist?

Movie discussion starts at 13:40
Recorded: April 8, 2021

Jul 12, 2021
TOOL Tim-E - Galaxy Quest (1999)

Come along with us and watch Tim Allen's haircut. We have a comedic-sci-fi bonanza on this episode 90's TV Dad hits us right in the cocaine feels. Yep, that happened. Read about Timothy Dick's drug charges here, here and here.

Regardless, people can change, and he does give us nostalgic warmth and fuzzies. He was Disney's The Santa Claus's Santa after all.


Jun 28, 2021
Diddle That Chili Hole - LaserHawk (1997)

Another VHSRip and CANCON production on this episode of Refined 90's Cinema. Our second installment in the 2021 Extraterrestilogy. We begin with Alex opening a special bottle of wine worth 25 G's (actually $30). 

This dollar store bin movie actually has a half-way decent beginning. But, then, the plot falls apart and they turn into aliens? In the credit sequence, there is a special Kroeger surprise.

A member of the hated Canadian band Nickelback. Do you want your nickel back? I don't.4:28 movie discussion starts
Recorded: March 18, 2021

Jun 15, 2021
Support the Guillory’s - Men In Black (1997)

We get the Fresh Prince and order some delicious Chinese food on this episode of Refined 90's Cinema. What's your favourite dish? Alex has an affinity for spicy Kung-Pow Chicken. Do you ever order from a new restaurant just to test the waters? The Chinese food in MiB makes us hungry and so we take a very long break in order to eat. Brendan can't get delivery and so he makes sad rice. But, what about the movie?!? We also watch and review the first MiB movie.

We learn of an Internet connected family while searching for Men in Black reviews. We are so engrossed with their online lives that we perform our own take on their classic Men in Black fanfiction The Chocolate in the Cereal: A Men in Black Fan Fiction:

Thank you. If you made it to the end of this episode, you get a gold star and a pitcher of Sunny D.

Movie discussion starts at 8:36
Recorded: February 25, 2021

May 30, 2021
Rubix Cuban Cigar - The Cube (1996)

The final psychological thriller movie in our trilogy. Our Valentine's Day special. We're in love with one another and with geometric solids on this episode of Refined 90's Cinema. 

It's not at all funny. It's not an adventure story. It's 6, or so people, in a cube. One of them designed the cube. Another is a jerk, pedo-cop trying to possibly groom a high-schooler. Definite Epstein vibes from this one. Hopefully Gizz-Stain can tell us more about what they were doing and how disgusting it all was. They are the most evil, most horrible people on the planet right now, other than 

Comment below and complain, or tell us how much you love this low-budget horror CANCON cult classic. It was also remade in Japan and is slated to be release in October of this year. Maybe we can get a pre-release (keep dreaming).

Movie discussion starts at 4:50
Recorded: Sunday, February 14, 2021

May 16, 2021
Dead DOM(inatrix) - The Game (1997)

Movie discussion starts at 4:15.

This psychological thriller has us tongue-tied and our brains turned into mush. We really struggled with this one. I mean, what is the point? Why didn't they consider another ending? Why is this movies plot dependant on it's suspenseful music?

What? I don't... what? Okay.

We really didn’t know what the deal was for most of this and then even in the end it was incredibly unsettling. A lot of plot holes and some dick jokes later, we somehow survived the game, both the movie and the actual game, and made it to the end. This one really made us turn back and go…. Hmm, so that was a thing.

Recorded: Sunday, January 31, 2021

May 02, 2021
Marklijah Wood & Henrycully Culkin - The Good Son (1993)

The movie watching discussion starts at 8:17.

We begin this episode with Black Mirror, Prime Ministers and Elijah's audition tapes.
This movie is terrifying: Henry Cully Culkin is a masterful child actor in this movie. He probably killed his own brother and starts torturing and killing animals too.

The guys get terrified to their core with this one folks. Alex practically couldn’t watch at one point and brendan laughed himself into a coma. Really though, where did Henry Cully’s acting skills come from? Where did they go? Cotton….eye...joe?

We wouldn’t wanna be his brother is all we’re saying, dude is a psycho. Poor doggo, you will be missed… well. Badum CHHH! Get ready for some genuine WTF reactions to this movie everyone. We look forward to watching with you.

Recorded : January 2021

Apr 19, 2021
Daddy Issues and Underaged Marriage - Deep Impact (1996)

The Night Before Christmas and all through the house not a space ship was stirring, not even an asteroid. Oh wait, it was a comet and it came straight for Earth.

Join us, on this rambling, destruction movie of epic proportions. The movie wasn't rambling, but we sure were.
Honestly neither one of us even remember most of this movie after watching it, which only means one thing, more random silly conversation from your pals Alex and Brendan. Sometime’s you just have to watch a movie with a lot of really strange love sequences in it because it allows you to reflect on the mistakes of the sci-fi genre in the 90’s, and then thank them for making modern sci-fi what it is. Enjoy this crazy episode with lots of laughs, and an occasional tear shed. I mean how can you not, the kid rode his bike across the state for the girl. Through traffic and everything… right? RIGHT?!
… oh yeah there’s a comet. Shit...

Recorded : December 2020 (The Night Before The Night Before Christmas)

Apr 05, 2021
Grandma’s Nush - Dante’s Peak (1997)

Movie discussion starts at 6:32

We start up this one with broken garage doors and used cars. The movie starts with a broken man, trying to avenge his wife's death, by attacking a volcano.

He gets into an argument with his boss and they disagree. Poor Pierce. Off on medical leave, by his jerk boss, Harry Dalton (formerly Harry Ballsack) gets into a bar fight. And, later, his ex-mother-in-law tries to set the entire town against him. Don't worry, she eventually redeems herself by sacrificing her life for her grand-children with her super-hero sized nose hairs we like to call NUSH! Get that G-MA Nush on this episode of Refined 90's Cinema.

Man, after watching that, we sure wish we owned a Chevy Silverado for all of that volcano action!

Recorded : November 2020

Mar 21, 2021
Promo 90's Cinema (2021)

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Mar 09, 2021
D.A.D: Dumb Ass Daughter - Volcano (1997)

Tommy Lee Jones is at it once more on this episode of Refined 90's Cinema. Not much to say, it's just a volcano movie. That's it. A huge volcano in the middle of Los Angeles. And guess what, TLJ's daughter is so so stupid. She is uselessly stupid. GET A NEW DAUGHTER!

Robot penises and a useless child on this episode of Refined 90's Cinema.

Recorded: November 2020

Mar 08, 2021
Don't Forget Your Binder - Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Our final movie in our chick-flick trilogy. This one is for adults. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is a dream sequence, mirror maze, of horrors.

Join us as we follow Romy and Michele and their insanely nonsensical trip to their high school reunion. Remember those people that you didn’t remember at your highschool reunion? That was Romy and Michele. Enough said. Enjoy.

Recorded: October 2020

Feb 21, 2021
CLUE-LESS for Clueless (1998)

This week, the boys are CLUE-LESS about Clueless from 1995. Neither of them have seen it, they're weird what can I say!

Recorded: September 2020

Jan 13, 2021
Wet D - The Parent Trap (1999)

Are they trapped? Are the parents? Are they the? Find us this week on the most Refined of 90's Cinema's.

Watch Dennis Quaid and the Mom have a fun time when their twin daughters-not at all scarred by having been separated after birth-trick them both into reuniting after meeting at summer camp where Janice from Friends was a camp counselor. They have so much fun and so much in common. They are even played by the same actress. She sure was big in the 90's. Not physically big, she was a small child, but big in personality and fame.

This movie is as heartwarming as it is ridiculous.

Recorded: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Dec 14, 2020
Get Some of that Ed’s Sauce - Good Burger (1997)

The kids are back after a much needed mental health hiatus. Kenan and Kel tear it up in another 90's era orange VHS. I wonder if there were orange Betamax tapes? Anyhoozle, there was definitely a air of burgers on this episode of Refined 90's Cinema.

Check out some of these reviews:

I really enjoy this podcast.
- Brendan (Host)

This is just a lame excuse for me to pretend to be friends with that other guy.
- Alex (Host), Probably.

If I listen to this backwards, I can hear Beelzebub speaking through me.
- Randy Newman, Probably

Not this again. Last time I heard this podcast, it was being used to torture inmates on Alkatraz. Like NIN in GITMO.
- Trent Reznor, Probably

You wanna leave us a review? Or two? Please do! In your favourite podcast app.

Recorded: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Dec 14, 2020
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Yum - The Rugrats Movie (1999)

The cleanest of episodes! NOT! Brendan and Alex dive back into their childhood and discover all of the repressed Rugrats goodness hidden inside.

Recorded: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Sep 07, 2020
I'm Blue (Da Ba Dee Da Ba SPY) - Harriet the Spy (1996)

We watched our first in a trio of Nickelodeon Studios movies and a bonus music video. Are you blue? Is Harriet truly a spy? Are her parents robots? Is Rosie O'Donnell the only redeeming character in this whole movie? Tune in to find out!

She's a spy, not a guy, but she does get covered in paint and tortured by her classmates. Relive your horrible childhood with this episode of Refined 90's Cinema.

Recorded: Sunday, August 2, 2020

Aug 31, 2020
Weird Beard and The Goot - Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)

Tune in as the guys try to make sense of this crazy tale. The classic fairy tale story of snow white sprinkled with death, magic, and love triangles with an underage girl and two older gentlemen.

Take a breath…. Dr Gutenberg, A.K.A. “The Goot,” a handsome doctor who doesn’t know when to quit, and Will, A.K.A. “Weird Beard,” fight for Lillian’s affection. All the while, Lillian (the snow white of the story who’s father is quite sick and absent for a lot of the story) is trying to outrun her crazy step mother’s strange, sadistic, jealous, and cult-like tendencies. Get ready for a wild ride.

Recorded: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Aug 24, 2020
How About That Imhotep - The Mummy (1999)

Imhotep is gonna Imhotap all over the place. That ancient egyptian is coming back with a vengeance. Watch our beloved Brendan Frasier become a hero and get the girl in this week's episode of Cinema that is Refined and also from the decade of the 1990's.

Recorded: Thursday, July 16, 2020

Aug 24, 2020
Gory Stuff and Mouth Things - The Dentist (1996)

Get ready for some freaky dentistry. After a paranoid, child-less, dentist discovers his wife's infidelity, he goes on an all-out killing spree, hiding bodies along the way in his themed operatory rooms. Did we mention the pool boy? Check your dentist's reviews before going for a check-up.

Recorded: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Aug 10, 2020
Masturbation World Record - Tommy Boy (1995)

The boys finish off their buddy comedy trilogy with a SNL alum-classic from 1995, Tommy Boy. Join Brendan and Alex as they enjoy David Spade, Chris Farley and Dan Ackroyd in one of the most heartwarming tales of the 90’s. We liked it so much that we didn't have much to say.

Recorded: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Aug 05, 2020
My Fun Place | Mallrats (1995)

Our second buddy comedy film which also stars Joey Lauren Adams along with Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Ethan Suplee, and Ben Affleck. The buddies are Brodie (Jason Lee) and T.S. (Jeremy London) who figured out the meaning of life inside of a slacker mall. Breaking up with their girlfriends, they try to get back on their feet by visiting their local mall and living through a day of antics.

Listen to Alex and Brendan symbolically fellate Kevin Smith and his writing style on the episode of Refined 90's Cinema. They wish.


Recorded: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Jul 27, 2020
Drain the Lizard - Bio-Dome (1996)

Brendan is rapt with anticipation, because this week, it's Alex's choice for our new three-part series on buddy-stoner comedies. He chose Bio-Dome from 1996. In a science experiment gone wrong, best-friends Bud and Doyle get up to crazy hijinks in a sealed greenhouse for a year. You'll need to protect yourself from the urinal splash-back. A Pauly Shore classic, get ready for farts, mooning, and refined laughter on this episode of Refined 90's Cinema.

Recorded: Thursday, June 4, 2020

Jul 20, 2020
Weird CGEyes | Beethoven (1992)

This week we have a semi-love triangle for everyone's favourite dog-wagging classic: Beethoven from 1992!

He's a big, slobbering, hero dog. We debate about whether we found Rimshot from Ernest in this movie too. Bonnie Hunt and Charles Grodin (who only have sex on Saturday's) star as the likeable foils to the evil power couple who are trying to unfairly take over his air freshener company. There is also a veterinarian who steals pets to test his new ammo, but don't worry, Rimshot and Beethoven save the day (SPOILERS). The dog that stole our hearts and also spawned seven sequels.

Don't forget your wine, you're gonna need it.

Recorded: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Jul 13, 2020
No Forefathers Allowed | Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

We destroy the happy childhood memories of Alex watching Ernest Scared Stupid with his father by ignoring the movie completely. Join us this week for an indulgent wine time and some talk about the fourth movie in the Ernest saga. Ernest Powertools Worrell (yes, that's his real middle name) takes us on a wild ride, befriending children and fighting trolls for your amusement.

The boys discuss their horoscopes and the star-crossed passions that they share. Get ready for a wild ride with plenty of troll slime and a weird witch doctor, but please, remember to socially distance.

Recorded: May 21, 2021

Jul 07, 2020
Mr. Butthead - Spaced Invaders (1990)

A little rambling-ly fun romp with Martians who mistakenly land on Earth. Will they take over the world? Or, will the world over-take them. Tune in this week to find out. Clearly, we've already found out because the episode is over. Which means, we have watched the movie. Spoiler Alert. This one is PG: Pure Gimmick. It's a kids movie, that's for sure. The costume design is on point. Although, the set choices are eerily reminiscent of Trucks (1997) and Leprechaun (1993).

Join us while we get off-topic, totally miss the plot, and laugh for 20 minutes. The first film in our trio of episodes about PG films made for kids. What movie do you fondly remember from your childhood? Send us a line and tell us!

Recorded: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Jun 29, 2020
Cop Kebab - Sleepwalkers (1992)

"No vegetables, no desert." and a "Cop kebab!" That's what's for dinner during this horror/action, fifteen million dollar budget, cinematic masterpiece. A mother and son duo, deep in the heart of small-town America, arrive in a new town to suck the life force from young virgins and nosey, Type-A, high-school teachers alike.

Join us on our journey towards the American Dream while we discuss the inconsistencies of a film that contains neither sleeping nor walkers. Spoiler Alert: It does however have a pair of incestuous shape-shifters, bumbling their way through a budding, three day, high-school romance and the serial killing of police officers. Also, they are terrified of cats. Why? Because only cats can see their true form. 

Giving us more questions than it answers, terror, death, romance and tombstone sketches round out this Stephen King script.

Recorded: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Jun 26, 2020
Time to Service the Generator - Trucks (1997)

Alex and Brendan discuss the 1997 made-for-TV classic: Trucks. Based on a short-story from famed author Stephen King, this explosion filled film will keep you terrorized until dawn. Good thing they got those tax credits from the Government of Manitoba. CANCON films are the best films.

Alex discusses his girlfriend cutting his hair and Brendan fixes window drafts in his house by closing the windows. These small town simpletons dream of nicer trucks to come. Share a shower, pour yourself a glass of red wine and fart into your gas tank for this Truckin’ Wild Adventure (that would be a good name for a video game, copyright R90C 2020).

Recorded: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Jun 26, 2020
Paint is His Job - Leprechaun (1993)

Welcome to the show! We're on the Internet. Every week we will discuss a new movie from the 90's. The best decade of them all? 

This week, we watch Leprechaun from 1993.

Jennifer Aniston’s breakout role? Debatable. More importantly, how long until we see a four leaf clover? I don’t even remember what happened in this movie! Is this thing on?

The first of many in the Leprechaun series, this film explores the themes of exposition through wardrobe design, cultural stereotypes, car trouble and serial killer leprechauns. We discover ourselves and each other in this breakout episode of Refined 90’s Cinema. Pull up a shamrock and hop on your pogo stick for a journey through a horror-comedy for the ages.

Recorded: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Jun 26, 2020