Still Any Good?

Still Any Good?

We run the risk of ruining our childhoods by revisiting fondly remembered films. Hosted by Robert Johnson and Christopher Webb.


57. Look Who’s Talking
Oct 12 • 59 min
2 men have now had some experience with babies, so naturally we’re now experts. So what better film to flex our child-rearing muscles at than the 1989 possessed infant laugh extravaganza LOOK WHO’S TALKING.
56. Tales Of The Unexpected (2020)
Sep 20 • 51 min
It’s that time of year again when we rummage through Roald Dahl’s garden shed and revisit a couple of TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED. This year’s selected episodes are charmingly titled THE UMBRELLA MAN and THE STINKER. Feel free to make up your own jokes about…
55. The Man With Two Brains
Aug 29 • 51 min
Come back with us to 1983 as we see if Steve Martin’s cranial surgery comedy THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS is as screwy as we remember, or is it all just a bit pointy-pointless? Let’s find out, shall we?
54. Basic Instinct
Jul 30 • 65 min
It’s a very warm & steamy welcome back to Rob! And to celebrate his return, he’s chosen a film guaranteed to make it awkward for Chris to watch on his phone on the bus. Yes, it’s 1992’s BASIC INSTINCT.
53. Kindergarten Cop (w. Rich Nelson)
Jul 15 • 63 min
Chris is joined by Betamax Video Club’s Rich Nelson to talk about everyone’s favourite film where kids talk about toomahs and genitalia. Well, everyone’s film like that from 1990 anyway. Yes, we revisit the Arnie comedy classic KINDERGARTEN COP.
52. No Retreat No Surrender (w. Marek Larwood)
Jun 28 • 54 min
Chris is joined in his dojo* by his podcasting sensei: comedian, writer, actor and generally funny-man, Marek Larwood. Marek has chosen the 1986 martial arts phenomenon NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER, with its spectacle of karate, rapping, body-popping,…
51. Dead Letter Office (w. Julia Raeside)
Jun 2 • 64 min
With Rob still away, we’ve got another very special guest: it’s Julia Reaside, whose here to talk about 1998 Aussie rom-dram DEAD LETTER OFFICE. Well, we talk a bit about Dead Letter Office, but also Neighbours, Howards Way and Simon Groom’s guest house.
50. Honey I Shrunk The Kids (w. Rob Marland)
May 12 • 56 min
With Rob away on paternity leave, we’ve dragged in another Rob. It’s the return of My Mum’s Seen A Movie host Rob Marland, who has revisited the 1989 miniturisation and formicide family favourite, HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS. Is it worth remembering? Or…
49. Tango & Cash
May 1 • 60 min
This episode has it all: happy news, no-so-happy news, and two very tired middle aged men talking about the 1989 action/buddy extravaganza,TANGO & CASH. For approximately an hour. Is it as good as we remember, or has it retrospectively F.U.B.A.R.’d?
48. Thriller (w. Michael Legge)
Apr 7 • 41 min
Here, to terrorise y’all’s neighbourhood, is our special guest Michael Legge. Out of all the films in the world, he decided to discuss the Thriller video from 1983. I suppose after a long period of self-isolation, he has the funk of 40 thousand years.
47. Brassed Off
Mar 14 • 43 min
Eey up! Join Rob and Chris as we go up north to blow our flugels and bloody euphoniums to revisit the gritty comedy BRASSED OFF. Is it a brassy breath of fresh air, or a stinking lump of … coal?
46. Footrot Flats: The Dog’s Tale
Feb 20 • 52 min
It’s New Zealand Special time again, so Rob has chosen the feature length adaptation of the much loved comic strip FOOTROT FLATS: A DOG’S TALE. Is it a slice of heaven, or a giant pile of dog poo?
45. Sliding Doors
Jan 31 • 59 min
What would happen if you missed your train and your life split in two? Would you cut your hair and quote Monty Python? Or would you bring out some rather whiffy candles? That’s what Rob and Chris are here to decide as we talk about the 1998 ‘what if’…
44. Harry & The Hendersons (w. Rob Marland)
Jan 15 • 52 min
If you go down to the woods today, be sure of a big surprise. And that big surprise is … special guest Rob Marland from the fantastic My Mum Has Seen A Movie podcast. Together, we compare foot sizes and discuss the 1987 sasquatch favourite HARRY & THE…
43. Batman Returns
Dec 16, 2019 • 72 min
Welcome to our 2019 Christmas Special, where we take a look at the ultimate Christmas action movie. No, not THAT one; we’re looking at the festive kinky filth-fest that is BATMAN RETURNS. Keaton, Pfeiffer, De Vito, and Walken In A Winter Wonderland. Merry…
42. Face/Off
Nov 21, 2019 • 58 min
JOHNSON/WEBB … Yes, Rob and Chris lovingly smear their hands over each other’s faces, as they discuss the 1997 head-exchange action classic FACE/OFF. This podcast is just under 1 hour long, so if you listen to it twice, you’ll have enough time to eat a…
41. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (w. Fran Jolley)
Oct 29, 2019 • 43 min
Our 3rd annual Halloween Special [insert spooky sound effect] has been made even more special by having a special guest: music journalist and patron of the very helpful Comedy Podcast Devotees site, Fran Jolley. He’s chosen everyone’s 2nd or 3rd favourite…
40. Short Circuit
Oct 1, 2019 • 43 min
If it’s input you’re after, then look no further. Rob & Chris are aliiiiiiive as we trundle back to 1986 and see how the robot right-to-life adventure SHORT CIRCUIT stands up. It’s just a cute story about a charming robot and his boffin pals. Surely…
39. Tales Of The Unexpected (2019)
Sep 10, 2019 • 44 min
As Roald Dahl Day rapidly approaches, we’re doing exactly what we did last year and are each choosing an old episode of TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED. Bet you didn’t see that coming! Rob has chosen the glove-heavy antics of LIGHT FINGERS, while Chris has opted…
38. The Fugitive
Aug 24, 2019 • 45 min
We’ve unshackled our chains, shaved our beards off and applied vast quantities of Grecian 2000 to tackle the 1993 action movie adaptation of THE FUGITIVE. As well as the normal top-notch blather, Rob tells a disturbing tale from his past which reveals why…
37. Big Trouble In Little China (w. Marek Larwood)
Jul 23, 2019 • 49 min
For our 2nd birthday, join us as we ride the Porkchop Express into San Francisco’s Chinatown region with Kurt Russell and various kung fu experts. Also along for the ride is our incredibly special guest, Marek Larwood.
36. Young Sherlock Holmes
Jul 9, 2019 • 50 min
The game’s afoot, lemon entry, etc. It’s time to see where it all began for little Sherlock and his chum Watson in the 1985 romp, YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES. Does it go down in a Silver Blaze of glory, or is it a big load of Reichenbach Falls? Why not find out…
35. Yellowbeard
Jun 13, 2019 • 48 min
We talk about the 1983 not-Python sea-fairing epic YELLOWBEARD to see if it’s stood the test of time. Is it the epic comedic magnum opus of our time, or is it the Expendables of shit comedy? Tune in and find out. [WARNING: this episode was recorded in a…
34. The Tall Guy
May 23, 2019 • 43 min
Take a deep breath, prepare for the worst, the laziest podcasters in the uniiveeeeeerse! Yes, we’re back. Again. Sorry we’re late. We hope our revisit of Richard Curtis’ 1989 comedy THE TALL GUY will in some small way make up for it. Music kindly provided…
33. Class
Apr 10, 2019 • 59 min
Rob has taken us back to 1983, where we visit the raunchy goings-on of Andrew McCarthy and Jacqueline Bissett in CLASS. Is it an 80’s Graduate or a rehash of Animal House? Can’t say. But there’s a very young John Cusack hanging about, and that bloke who…
32. Drop Dead Fred
Mar 17, 2019 • 56 min
Everyone’s favourite puerile kids’ comedy about mental cruelty, manipulation and paranoid schizophrenia. Yes, it’s the 1991 movie DROP DEAD FRED, starring Rik ‘we love you Rik’ Mayall and Phoebe ‘which one of you bitches is my mother’ Cates. Have fun,…
31. Raising Arizona
Feb 21, 2019 • 46 min
COENS … CAGE … COLETTA (Anne) … COLLINS (Phil). Yes, Still Any Good is back - and this time it’s personal. Well, it’s the personal choice of one of our beloved listeners. Did we think that RAISING ARIZONA was a Coen classic, or just a big ol’ pile of…
30. Home Alone
Feb 7, 2019 • 65 min
An episode once thought was lost, has been found… Yup, it’s our incredibly overdue HOME ALONE episode. Sorry we’re late. Let’s hope that at this drab post-festive time of the year, listening to Rob & Chris banging on endlessly about a 28 year old kids’…
29. White Men Can’t Jump
Dec 17, 2018 • 62 min
Summer’s here and the time is right for getting a bouncy ball and trying to throw it into a little hoop with a net on it. We’re heading back to 1992 to take a look at the Snipes/Harrelson/Perez b-ball hit WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP. Will it be a [insert…
28. Spider-Man (1977 TV Pilot)
Nov 26, 2018 • 71 min
As a tribute to the late Stan Lee, we’ve gone back to the first live-action adaptation of his work. If you don’t include a cheap cameo in a weird kids’ TV show. In the feature length pilot of what became THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, we really do see Peter…
27. Creepshow
Nov 12, 2018 • 37 min
What happens when two masters of horror decide to work together? Well, when it’s Stephen King and George A Romero, you get a zany anthology featuring Leslie Nielsen, a tiny Ted Danson, and an un-bald Ed Harris … dancin’. Yes, get under the duvet, it’s the…
26. Piranha II - Flying Killers
Nov 9, 2018 • 43 min
In between discussions about developing an 80’s style TV show called Caribbean Nights and learning Thom Yorke’s favourite crisps, Rob and Chris manage to have a chat about James Cameron’s debut blockbuster, PIRANHA II: THE SPAWNING. There’s blood, death,…
25. Smokey And The Bandit
Oct 21, 2018 • 61 min
Get your cowboy hats on, start up the Trans-Am and get ready to talk a load of CB bollocks, good buddies! It’s time to hear what Rob and Chris thought of the Burt Reynolds 1977 car chase blockbuster SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT.
24. Tales Of The Unexpected (2018)
Sep 27, 2018 • 57 min
To celebrate International Roald Dahl Day - which was blimmin’ ages ago - Rob and Chris have decided to look back at a couple of episodes of TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED. Bet you never saw that coming! Chris has opted for the deliciously fun LAMB TO THE…
23. Annie
Sep 13, 2018 • 73 min
This week it’s Still Any Good: The Musical as we sing, dance, and holler “Punjaaaaaab!” while discussing the pinnacle of John Huston’s career, ANNIE. We also find the time to come up with the perfect 1930’s crime-fighting duo,
22. Darkman
Sep 2, 2018 • 68 min
Chris gets a bit giggly after having one whole beer and some cough medicine, while Rob looks very dapper in his Disney pajamas. It is in this condition that we discuss the Sam Raimi superhero vigilante film DARKMAN, the originator of the ‘Liam Neeson…
21. City Slickers
Aug 3, 2018 • 70 min
To celebrate our first Birthday, we go back and look at 1991’s Billy Crystal equine vehicle CITY SLICKERS. As we give each other the bumps and gorge ourselves on cake, do we think it’s passed the test of time, or is it simply a steaming pile of horse…
20. Willow
Jul 11, 2018 • 67 min
Before the total trousers of SOLO, little Ronny Howard and big George Lucas teamed up for 1998’s fantasty adventure WILLOW. As well as acting as an introductory service for Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley, it seems to have influenced everyone from Peter…
19. Digby, The Biggest Dog In The World
Jun 20, 2018 • 51 min
Diiiiiig-beeeee …. We managed to get through this by imagining that DIGBY THE BIGGEST DOG IN THE WORLD is a prequel to 28 Days Later and that all involved were horrifically slaughtered by the Infected. So we ask: is it still any good? Or is Digby actually…
18. Body Double
May 24, 2018 • 75 min
Barry Norman called Brian De Palma’s BODY BOUBLE “damn near pornographic”. One of us thinks it’s tour-de-force cinema, while the other believes it to be tittilating cobblers. Which of us is right? Find out in our latest episode. Warning: This podcast…
17. Escape To Victory
May 3, 2018 • 58 min
Johnson talks to Webb-y, his knees have gone all trembly! Join us both as we assist the Allied POWs to escape by doing bicycle kicks, saving penalties and doing some standard Caine shoutery. Yes, it’s the John Huston 1981 “war is hell, and so is football”…
16. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Apr 5, 2018 • 78 min
Travel back in time with us to 1989 as we revisit the comedy BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. As well as proving we really don’t have a clue about how time travel works, we also corpse for a ridiculously long amount of time (it’s been edited). Party on ……
15. Twin Town
Mar 11, 2018 • 66 min
Because Rob had a New Zealand special, Chris stuck out his bottom lip and demanded a Welsh movie too. Out of the 3 or 4 to choose from, he went for 1997’s TWIN TOWN. Is it as good as he remembered? Or is it a total mess of a film that’s essentially an…
14. Invaders From Mars
Feb 25, 2018 • 83 min
We find out what happened when the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre met the creator of Alien and made a kids’ film. Turns out it was a fair amount of dodgy acting and a lot of neck-fannies. Join Rob and Chris as we do battle with Tobe Hooper’s…
13. Bad Taste
Feb 5, 2018 • 69 min
For part 2 of our New Zealand Special, we go back to where it all began for ‘our’ Peter Jackson with 1987’s BAD TASTE. In a film where the best performance comes from a cardboard cut-out of Paul McCartney, Rob fell asleep while watching it, so Chris does…
12. Once Were Warriors
Feb 5, 2018 • 65 min
In the first part of our New Zealand Double Bill, Rob & Chris re-visit the hard-hitting 1994 classic ONCE WERE WARRIORS. Warning, we swear quite a bit in this one.
11. The First Great Train Robbery
Jan 10, 2018 • 64 min
The heist movie that has everything: trains, murder, toupees, a dead cat, and more nob gags than you can shake a veiny bang stick at. Yes, it’s the Crichton/Connery romp THE FIRST GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY.
10. Santa Claus: The Movie
Dec 24, 2017 • 49 min
You’ll believe a man (and some reindeer) can fly.
9. Innerspace
Nov 30, 2017 • 70 min
Rob & Chris discuss the perils of being forcibly inserted into another man’s bottom in INNERSPACE. Join us as we look back on a roller-coaster of thrills, laughs and some very out-dated attitudes to women. But don’t worry, we still find time to audition…
8. Strictly Ballroom
Nov 14, 2017 • 46 min
Get on your dancing shoes, you sexy little swines! Take a spin with Rob and Chris on the dancefloor as we revisit the Australian classic STRICTLY BALLROOM. And if that’s not enough you can find out if Rob ever had blonde hair, or if Chris can handle a Gay…
7. Pet Sematary
Oct 30, 2017 • 48 min
Get under your duvets for the second part of our Halloween Special. Amongst some decidedly average impersonations of Jimmy Stewart and Morrissey, Rob & Chris find the time to discuss Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY. Disclaimer: Despite what you may hear,…
6. Fright Night
Oct 29, 2017 • 39 min
The first part of our spooky horror double bill special. Rob & Chris whip out their holy water and do battle with the evil vampires of 1985’s FRIGHT NIGHT. Naturally, Evil Ed’s questionable subsequent career gets discussed. You’re so cool, Sagpod! Music…
5. Deathtrap
Oct 9, 2017 • 39 min
Join us for the twisty-turny thrill ride that is DEATHTRAP. This week, Rob speaks Latin and Chris uses a really impressive long word. As well as all that we discuss the merits of Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve and Dyan Cannon. Well, two out of three…
4. Highlander
Sep 21, 2017 • 47 min
In the end, there can be only one podcast … and this is it. This week for some reason we switch our usual roles, with Rob doing the impersonations and Chris banging on about Star Wars. So gather with us as we rediscover the sword-related antics of an…
3. The Big Bus
Sep 7, 2017 • 40 min
In our third episode, we get on board THE BIG BUS: A 1976 comedy starring the late Joseph Bologna that seems to have inspired everything from AIRPLANE! to SPEED. A beloved classic from Chris’s past, the stakes are high with this one. Will Chris’s…
2. The Mutations
Aug 9, 2017 • 44 min
In Episode 2, Chris and Rob take a look at low budget 1974 British-American sci-fi horror “freaksploitation” film THE MUTATIONS (aka THE FREAKMAKER). Is this the least enthusiastic Donald Pleasence performance ever? Is this really directed by Jack…
1. Krull
Jul 26, 2017 • 37 min
In our first episode - which doubles as the inaugural meeting of the Lysette Anthony Appreciation Society - Chris and Rob dissect 80s’ sci-fantasy cult classic KRULL to answer the knotty question: Is it still any good? Notable for Rob saying “kind of” a…