The LexG Movie Podcast

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A podcast for former comic and beloved film historian LexG to just ramble on and reminisce about beloved movie favorites, with the occasional new review.

Episode Date
MARK WAHLBERG AND WAHL STREET
2727
I take a brief look at the career of Mark Wahlberg and discuss his 6-part reality show “Wahl Street.”
Apr 19, 2021
ARCLIGHT MEMORIES
1595
Upon hearing the news that the Arclight and Pacific chains are going out of business in the LA area, esteemed film historian LexG shares some memories in a heartfelt appreciation.
Apr 13, 2021
SPACE JAM REVIEW: 25 YEARS LATE
1961
LexG riffs about coming to ‘90s kid “classic” “Space Jam” a quarter century late, and how the silly movies we watch as kids stick with us.
Apr 13, 2021
LEXG OFF-TOPIC MUSIC EPISODE: ROCK AND METAL 1982-1995
3306
Nothing about sheen or movies in this one, so no hard feelings if it’s not for you. I talk about being a dork trying to rock out when I was already too old for it.
Apr 11, 2021
LEXG ON FILM TWITTER, ELAINE MAY, THE MALE GAZE, AND LIV TYLER
1947
Freeform rant about various ways in which we process movies now versus my formative era.
Apr 05, 2021
SPIKE LEE LIGHTNING ROUND
5088
I take you through the films of Spike Lee, from thematics to wardrobe to music to SHEEN to how his filmmaking evolved, interweaving stories of where I was in life and how they affected me.
Mar 31, 2021
SCHWARZENEGGER LIGHTNING ROUND
4398
A little trip down memory lane as I discuss Arnold’s biggest hits of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Apologies to any “Junior” superfans — just genuinely forgot about it.
Mar 25, 2021
MY VIDEO STORE MEMORIES
2441
I talk about my memories of VHS, mom-and-pop video stories, and Blockbuster in the 1980s and ‘90s, with some discussion of the documentary “The Last Blockbuster.”
Mar 23, 2021
INTRODUCTION TO SHEEN
1811
I explain the concept of movies and TV having a SHEEN. Visual sheen can be a result of painterly cinematography, a television broadcast signal, a studio’s preferred processing aesthetic, or modern color timing.
Mar 19, 2021
ZONING OUT AT THE MOVIES
1167
I discuss the phenomenon of zoning out when watching a movie. When exhaustion, boredom, sameness, dull sheen, and bad projection intersect, you enter The Zone!
Mar 16, 2021
THE FILMS OF JOEL SCHUMACHER
2867
I go through the career of the late, great Joel Schumacher, focusing on how this genial libertine often had an inadvertently darker undercurrent.
Mar 16, 2021
STEVEN SPIELBERG LIGHTNING ROUND
5531
I go through every Spielberg movie from Duel to Ready Player One in an epic endurance test. Enjoy at your leisure, apologies for the length!
Mar 12, 2021
EDDIE MURPHY DOUBLE FEATURE: COMING 2 AMERICA and BEST DEFENSE
1561
Coming 2 America sends me down memory lane with my ‘80s buddy Eddie and somehow I land on his bomb Best Defense
Mar 10, 2021
Quick take: BODY DOUBLE
880
Just a brief look back at one of my favorite Brian De Palma movies, Body Double starring God Craig Watson.
Mar 09, 2021
WHAT HAPPENED TO PULP FICTION?
826
I ask how Inglourious Basterds took Pulp Fiction’s spot as everyone’s favorite QT. Mini episode.
Mar 09, 2021
LEXG’S FORMATIVE HANGOUT MOVIES
1609
I indulgently run through some party movies of my formative years — Animal House, Saturday Night Fever, 80s teen comedies, Back to School, Bright Lights Big City, The Doors, riffing about where I was in life, culminating with Swingers. A bit different.
Mar 04, 2021
TOM CRUISE LIGHTNING ROUND 1981-2001
1880
I take you through the first 20 years of movies starring the most powerful human being in the history of the world — Tom Cruise. Super fast like beyond fast.
Feb 28, 2021
DOCTOR SLEEP Review
1386
LexG talks about doing a 180 on this uneven but interesting belated sequel to one of his favorite movies.
Feb 26, 2021
WHY DID I NOT MISS GOING TO THEATERS?
849
B-side episode, no movie review today but just musing about theaters reopening,
Feb 25, 2021
CREEPSHOW 2 Review
1275
For fans of Creepshow 2, I do a deep dive on this awesomely terrible film. Timely as ever!
Feb 23, 2021
JOHN LANDIS MEMORIES
733
Tossed-off early bonus episode where I remember how much John Landis meant to me as a little kid in terms of understanding filmmaking. Also I run out of breath very obviously at some points
Feb 22, 2021
FRANK STALLONE DOCUMENTARY REVIEW by LexG
817
I review the Beyond All Levels of Italian documentary “Stallone: Frank That Is.” Apologies for the abrupt ending. This is a test episode. Enjoy. Be more Italian.
Feb 20, 2021