Time Bandits

Time Bandits

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Time Bandits is a podcast where three hosts travel through time to discuss movies and songs from 40 years ago.


Nightmare City (1980)
Mar 30 • 55 min
This time on the podcast: Greg, Casey and Dan are social distancing, but that’s not going to stop them from watching an Italian not-so-Zombie movie! That’s right, Nightmare City from 1980 turns 40 and consider this its birthday party! After watching the…
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Feb 27 • 51 min
We’re back! Back in time… for a brand-new episode of the new season of Time Bandits. This time around, we’re going to travel 40 years into the past to celebrate a film of our choice, and along the way we’ll be making throwback playlists based on the month…
The Time Bandits Holiday Spectacular Feat. Gleaming the Cube
Jan 6 • 17 min
As a part of the first (and last) Modern Superior Holiday Spectacular, the hosts of Time Bandits got up on stage to skewer the 1989 skateboard flick Gleaming the Cube! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/time-bandits/message
66 – Total Recall, Kindergarten Cop & Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em
Jan 6 • 88 min
On this episode of Time Bandits, we’ve got a triple feature! In what would become a trend for Arnold Schwarzenegger, he released two films in the year 1990: Total Recall and Kindergarten Cop – a sci-fi action film and comedy, respectively. You’d think all…
65 – 1990 Movie Round-Up! (feat. Gremlins II: The New Batch)
Jan 6 • 74 min
On a very special episode the boys engage in a general discussion about the films of 1990 with special attention to one in particular: Gremlins 2:The New Batch. This anarchic sequel to Joe Dante’s holiday classic was a disappointment upon release – deemed…
64 – Heart Condition & Megadeth’s Rust In Peace
Jan 6 • 75 min
This week on Time Bandits, we’re watching Heart Condition! It’s a woefully misguided buddy-comedy-ghost-fantasy-action-romance flick starring Denzel Washington and Bob Hoskins as a sleazy lawer and cop (respectively) – when the former passes away and the…
63 – Roller Gator & Beck’s Odelay
Jan 6 • 72 min
It’s time for another trip through… time… as Greg and Dan go it alone this week, accidentally landing in 1996. Scared and alone, they wander into a video store and pick Roller Gator off the shelf – a no budget crap-fest that is literally one of the worst…
62 – Flatliners & Neil Young’s Ragged Glory
Jan 6 • 73 min
This week we try to bring ourselves back from the brink of extreme boredom as we check out one of the most nineties thrillers ever made, Flatliners. Can Joel Schumacher pull this stacked cast and amazing conceit into something wholly worthwhile, or will…
61 – Enemy Mine & Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs
Jan 6 • 79 min
Uh oh! THE TIME MACHINE IS BROKEN AGAIN! This time, the Black Knight medallion has sent us all the way back to 1985, where we eat weird giant live alien grubs with a weird live alien Lou Gossett Jr. in Enemy Mine. Did you know Wolfgang Peterson directed…
60 – Ghost & George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice (Vol. 1)
Jan 6 • 76 min
This week on Time Bandits, we hop on Falkor and travel back in time – even if he’s not a time-travelling lucky dragon, we did it anyway – and get spooked by Patrick Swayze‘s shirt in the 1990 blockbuster romance-thriller-horror-comedy film Ghost. How does…
59 – The Beastmaster & Elvis Costello’s Imperial Bedroom
Jan 6 • 84 min
WHAT THE HOLY HELL IS HAPPENING!? The time machine broke and sent us to 1982! Looks like we’ll just have to make the best (?) of a bad situation and watch The Beastmaster. Is Marc Singer really the heir to the Singer fortune? Just how many times has Greg…
58 – The Adventures of Ford Fairlane & Gwar’s Scumdogs of the Universe
Jan 6 • 69 min
This week we try to figure out the appeal of Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay when we check out The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Then we defend the planet against GWAR‘s seminal album, The Scumdogs of the Universe. Our guest this week is returning favorite, Jeremy…
57 – Arachnophobia & Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet
Jan 6 • 92 min
This week on Time Bandits, we face our fears and watch the incredibly entertaining Arachnophobia. Then, we check out Public Enemy‘s Fear of a Black Planet, where the only scary thing is just how amazing this album is. Our guest on the show this week, is…
56 – Don’t Tell Her It’s Me & Jawbreaker’s Unfun
Jan 6 • 70 min
This week we travel back to a time when Steve Guttenberg was still sort of relevant as we check out the 1990 romantic comedy film Don’t Tell Her It’s Me. Then we listen to Jawbreaker‘s debut album Unfun to find out if it’s aptly named. Our guest this week…
55 – Tremors & Superchunk’s Self-Titled
Jan 6 • 87 min
This week on Time Bandits, we go underground to dig into the classic Tremors. What makes this action-horror-adventure-comedy tick? And does it hold up, even after all these years and re-watches? Then, we check out the personification of indie credibility…
54 – Days of Thunder & C+C Music Factory
Jan 6 • 88 min
This week on Time Bandits, we hop into the T.A.R.D.I.S. and race to see who gets the least out of Days of Thunder. Then, we pop in a cassette and go ‘hmmm’ when we listen to C+C Music Factory‘s ‘Gonna Make You Sweat. Will any of us make some sense out of…
53 – Pump Up The Volume & Sonic Youth’s Goo
Jan 6 • 70 min
This week we talk hard about simulated masturbation when we check out Pump Up The Volume. Then we detune our guitars and get kool with Sonic Youth’s major label debut Goo. Our guest this week is returning Time Bandits favorite Nat Manzocco, owner and…
52 – Ski School, Ski Patrol & Sinead O’Connor’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
Jan 6 • 79 min
It’s our first trip back to 1990 where we find boobs, beers and homophobia in the disappointing Ski School. Then we find ourselves much more entertained by the gentle PG humour of Police Academy rip-off Ski Patrol. Then, our first album of the nineties is…
51 – ELVES & Soundgarden’s Louder Than Love
Jan 6 • 69 min
This week we see who’s been Nazi and who’s been nice when we check out the tangentially Christmas-themed Elves – starring Grizzly Adams himself, Dan Haggerty! Then, we grunge it up with Soundgarden’s Louder Than Love. Our guest this week is Justin Decloux…
50 – Parents & Faith No More’s The Real Thing
Jan 6 • 80 min
This week on Time Bandits, we travel back to 1989 to visit the criminally underrated Bob Balaban directed Parents. You probably remember the iconic cover art for this Vestron-released movie, but did you know it’s actually an overlooked classic? Listen in…
49 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade & Fine Young Cannibals’ The Raw and the Cooked
Jan 6 • 69 min
This week we break out our whips and unironic fedoras as we watch the classic Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Then we dig into Fine Young Cannibals’ unexpected hit record The Raw and the Cooked. Our guest this week is musician Graeme Hall Lang. —-…
48 – Snake Eater & De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising
Jan 6 • 99 min
This week we travel back to 1989 to check out Snake Eater, an insane Lorenzo Lamas vehicle about an ex cop who must outwit some dumb hillbillies to rescue his sister. Then we discuss De La Soul’s debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising and it’s powerful…
47 – Halloween 5 & Tone Loc’s Loc’ed After Dark
Jan 6 • 78 min
This week we check out the criminally boring Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and discuss why Dr. Loomis is still trying so hard (while Donald Pleasance is not) and we wonder where Michael Myers learned to drive so well. Then we talk Tone Loc and…
46 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child & Ministry’s A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste
Jan 6 • 98 min
This week on Time Bandits, we have bad dreams of nuns and Boglins when we visit A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. Then we check out an album that has become an industry (industrial?) standard – yes, it’s seminal industrial band Ministry’s…
45 – Howling V: The Rebirth & Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine
Jan 6 • 59 min
Do you love werewolf movies but often wish they had way less werewolves in them? Then Howling V: The Rebirth is the movie for you! We didn’t feel right subjecting a guest to this masterpiece of cinematic bullshit, so we’re going it alone this week. Since…
44 - Batman & The Batman Soundtrack
Jan 6 • 75 min
This podcast needs an enema! And that enema comes in the form of a nostalgic look back at a movie that redefined the summer blockbuster, Tim Burton’s Batman. And what better album to pair it with than it’s own ridiculous soundtrack but the equally…
43 – Lock Up & Operation Ivy’s Energy
Jan 6 • 72 min
This week the guys find themselves in Lock Up where the evil warden lets them play football, build cars and drink as much toilet wine as they can stomach. Then they kick off a whole new wave of half-assed ska with the seminal album Energy by seminal…
42 - The Punisher & Young MC’s Stone Cold Rhymin’
Jan 6 • 63 min
This week the fellas travel all the way to West Germany for the 1989 premiere of The Punisher, starring Time Bandits favorite Dolph Lundgren. Then they bust a move down to the principal’s office as they cold mack on Young MC’s crazy def debut, Stone Cold…
41 - Police Academy 6: City Under Siege & ALL’s Allroy’s Revenge
Jan 6 • 87 min
The gang is down one member this week, with Greg still away on vacation overseas. Regardless, Dan and Casey are keeping the time travel spirit alive, hopping in the Primer box and heading into a City Under Siege. Yes, it’s Police Academy 6: City Under…
39 – The Last Dragon & David Hasselhoff’s Night Rock
Feb 28, 2019 • 93 min
Well, something was bound to go wrong sometime. It is time travel, after all! This week the time machine breaks down and we find ourselves hurled back even farther to the year 1985. What else is there to do but check out the bonkers Berry Gordy produced…
38 – The ‘Burbs & Skid Row’s Self-Titled Debut
Feb 28, 2019 • 74 min
It’s time for another trip back to 1989, and this time we’re driving the Delorean right on down to Hinkley Hills, where Tom Hanks is having a few problems dealing with his new neighbors in Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs. A box-office success but a critical…
37 – Dream a Little Dream & Nirvana’s Bleach
Feb 28, 2019 • 88 min
Episode 37 finds the guys dreaming a little nightmare when they attempt to make sense of the hopelessly idiotic Dream a Little Dream. Then they use Bleach (Nirvana’s crushing debut album) to remove the stains left on their souls by having to watch such a…
36 – Teen Witch & The B-52’s Cosmic Thing
Feb 28, 2019 • 81 min
This week we cast a spell of confusion over the ‘classic’ Teen Witch. Then we pile into the love shack for a discussion about The B-52’s big comeback album Cosmic Thing. Now who would ever really wanna go and top that? Our special guest this week is the…
35 – Tango and Cash & Milli Vanilli’s Girl You Know It’s True
Feb 28, 2019 • 91 min
This week we’ll be travelling back to revisit Tango and Cash, a couple of tough, wisecracking cops who kick ass, take names and rarely make any sense. This movie has everything: action, comedy (?), and great smelling mice. Plus, we’ll be getting two…
34 – Friday the 13th: Part 8 & Lou Reed’s New York
Feb 28, 2019 • 96 min
The boys of Time Bandits board a slow boat bound for the shores of New York City. There they face the danger of getting their heads punched off, or worse yet, having to sit through Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan. While there, they drop in…
33 – Cyborg & Simply Saucer’s Cyborg Revisited
Feb 28, 2019 • 73 min
This week Greg, Dan and Casey travel back in time to experience Jean-Claude Van Damme’s eye-popping classic,Cyborg. Watch as JCVD kind of fights his way to Atlanta to briefly meet a cyborg who doesn’t need his help. It’s insane! Then we find complexity in…
32 – Shocker & Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique
Feb 28, 2019 • 82 min
This week we travel back to bear witness to what is arguably Wes Craven’s least cohesive and silliest film, the crapfest that is Shocker. Then we all geek out on the genius that is Paul’s Boutique, the Beastie Boys’ mind blowing follow up their debut rap…
31 – The Abyss, Deepstar Six, Leviathan, and Billy Joel’s Stormfront
Feb 28, 2019 • 89 min
This week’s episode is a very special one as we dive deep to uncover the mysteries of underwater aliens in not one but three classic (alright, one classic, one underrated and one suck-fest) films from 1989: The Abyss ,Leviathan and DeepStar Six. Then we…
30 – Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure & The Stone Roses
Feb 28, 2019 • 79 min
Episode 30 finds the boys being excellent to each other while at the same time partying on with 1989’s Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Then they painstakingly dissect the seminal album Stone Roses (Self Titled) and maybe geek out a little over the…
29 – Robowar & Aerosmith
Feb 28, 2019 • 76 min
Episode 29 finds us in Portugal for the 1989 release of Italian masterpiece/Predator rip-off Robowar. Find out if the film’s “star” Reb Brown does one of his patented screams-while-shooting-an-assault-rifle (spoiler: he sure does). This movie is not to be…
28 – Hellgate & Maestro Fresh Wes
Feb 28, 2019 • 85 min
The dudes at Time Bandits are going back in time alone this week, as a scheduling conflict has left them to check out the 1989 piece of horror-filmmaking garbage Hellgate all by their lonesome selves. This movie is up there with Troll II, Deadly Prey, and…
27 – Lethal Weapon 2 & Richard Marx’s Repeat Offender
Feb 28, 2019 • 63 min
Time Bandits continues to trek through the year 1989, celebrating the 25th anniversary of both a film and album. This week, we set our sights on the blockbuster action sequel Lethal Weapon 2 – one of the most successful movies of the year. Then, we go…
26 – Ghostbusters II & Neneh Cherry’s Raw Like Sushi
Feb 28, 2019 • 83 min
Time Bandits returns for a whole new year of movies and albums – that’s right, from now on we’ll be travelling back to 1989 and celebrating the 25th anniversary of a movie and album. This week, on Episode 26 we are talking about the hotly contested…
25 – TRAXX & Fishbone
Feb 28, 2019 • 70 min
We’re guestless again this week, and we’re talking about one of the most bizarre films we’ve ever seen – TRAXX! Plus, we talk about some Truth and Soul – yes, we listened to some Fishbone! It’s our last episode of 1988 – so, see you next year, and see you…
24 – Monkey Shines & Morrissey
Feb 28, 2019 • 89 min
Once again the heroes of Time Bandits travel back to 1988 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ridiculous albums and movies. This week we get our primates all polished up for George A. Romero‘s confusing thriller Monkey Shines. Then we try to figure out…
23 – Hollowgate & King Diamond
Feb 28, 2019 • 74 min
This week on Time Bandits, we travel back in time yet again to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of a movie and an album. We’re looking at one of the most hilariously inept slasher films of all time: Hollowgate! Then, we take a listen to King Diamond‘s metal…
22 – Red Heat and Metallica
Feb 28, 2019 • 74 min
Yes, Time Bandits is back and warming up this cold month of November with some heat! Red Heat that is! The Walter Hill buddy-cop flick starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Belush! Then, we get heavy with Metallica‘s album …And Justice for All – which…
21 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Helloween
Feb 28, 2019 • 71 min
It’s that time of the year: Halloween! So obviously, we couldn’t resist watching 1988’s entry in the seminal horror series of the same name, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers! Yes, a busty Michael Myers who can’t decide on what colour to dye his…
20 – Mercenary Fighters and Neil Young’s This Note’s For You
Feb 28, 2019 • 86 min
This week, we’re taking a look at one of the manliest flicks ever created – Mercenary Fighters starring Peter Fonda and Reb Brown‘s guttural scream! Plus, we listened to the utter misfire that is Neil Young – here backed by the Bluenotes – playing horn…
17 – Deadly Prey & My Bloody Valentine
Feb 28, 2019 • 78 min
We’re back, and we’re guestless again! Yes, just the three hosts of Time Bandits have aimed their rifles at the 1988 piece of junk Deadly Prey. You might know this as one of the most infamous action films of all time, as it has made the rounds online in…
18 - Elvira Mistress of the Dark & Mudhoney
Feb 28, 2019 • 71 min
Episode 18 of Time Bandits is finally here, and do we have a double feature for you! We’re talking about the 1988 zany comedy stylings of Elvira Mistress of the Dark! Yes, it’s Elvira as you’ve never seen her before – on the big screen! Then we rock out…