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July 13, 2015

SR Podcast (Ep.51): Back to School – Movie Commentary: July 2015

We are back again for another Monday Night
Movie Night!

After that big 50th episode we took a bit of a break and sat down to watch the 1986 classic Back to School. We figured a few laughs was in order since a murder took place on that last podcast.

Back to School
96 mins / Comedy / 1986

“To help his discouraged son get through college, a fun-loving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.”

Music Notes

Back to School – Jude Cole

Twist and Shout – Rodney Dangerfield

Back To School – Oingo Boingo

September 6, 2013

Simplistic Reviews Presents: Cinema and Suds, Back to School and Russian River Redemption Blonde Ale/Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale

When you think of college what do you normally think of?  Well, you might say those all-night study sessions, hours of hanging out in the library, or maybe even haggling your Philosophy professor over that “B” he gave you on your paper about the merits of Buddhism in rural Alabama.  Of course you’re all wrong; it’s those killer keggers at the Alpha Beta Frat House while impregnating sorority girls!

Just imagine if you can live those glory days again, only this time with your dad being Rodney Dangerfield and your best friend being the future Tony Stark.  You get all that, and more, in the comedy classic “Back to School.”  Plus, you get one of the best high diving scenes in cinema history.  Take that “Diving In!”

A reoccurring theme in films where adults go back to school is both where they learn what it it’s like to be young again, and they redeem themselves.  What better beer to enjoy with “Back to School” than Russian River’s Redemption; a golden blonde ale that will make you do a Triple Lindy off the top of the bar.  At a mere 5.15% ABV, the beer is light, but still packs a flavorful punch to the palate.

However, there are times when you’re finished with Redemption and just want to go back to being a bastard, namely a dirty one, so crack open a Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale, an 8.5% ABV brew that will get the frat party started.

So how about it, sit back, relax, pop “Back to School” into your laser disc, crack open a bottle of Redemption and Dirty Bastard (if you can find it) and feel the wrath of Sam Kinison, Satan rest his soul.

Enjoy the video companion to this review, and check back every week for another edition of Cinema and Suds.

September 25, 2012

Easy Money

Easy Money: Joy
Here’s a film that I’ve always liked, why because it always brought me joy. Rodney Dangerfield is funny as hell. The story about Rodney who drinks, gambles and does drugs. His best friend is Joe Pesci…Yeah sounds good right?…It really is! His daughter is about to get married to a guy Rodney doesn’t like. Rodney also doesn’t like his mother in law, who pops in for the wedding. She is very rich and her and Rodney DON’T like each other! One night he gets a call saying the mother in law died. In the will, she states Rodney gets nothing unless he STOPS drinking, loses weight, gambling and doing drugs. Rodney must pick between the life he only knows or all the money a person could want.

“Yeah, well you where the inspiration for twin beds.” 
Im gonna stop there, because some great surprises in the plot come up that you need to see and not read. 

“Why dont you two put your heads together and make an ass outta yourselves.” 

The ending is one of my top 10 endings in movies. As a viewer it hits you and it just works. That’s all I will say on that, watch it because its a good film! Have a Rodney Dangerfield weekend you won’t be disappointed.


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