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Reels & Wheels

Reels & Wheels with comedians Sid Bridge and James Rodatus is a podcast about movies where cars play a key role.
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May 7, 2015

This week on Reels & Wheels, Sid and James get back on track and review the excellent F1 racing movie Rush. Director Ron Howard chronicles the drama and the characters of the 1976 Formula 1 world championship. Nikki Lauda nearly died at the German Grand Prix, but he was back in the car after only missing two races, and the Continue Reading

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Apr 23, 2015

On this week's Reels & Wheels, James and Sid celebrate Sid's purchase of his own Pontiac Firebird Trans Am by celebrating one of the greatest Trans Ams in history - dare we say a source of hope to the world - the Bandit's 1977 Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit, complete with 6.6 V8 and screaming chicken hood graphic. How is Continue Reading

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Apr 9, 2015

This week on Reels & Wheels, Sid and James discuss the ultimate 80s high school movie, John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and why its stars -  a Ferrari 250 California, a Pontiac Fiero, and several Chrysler K-cars - helped make it what it is. (Alan Ruck, Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, and Jennifer Grey are in it, also.) Was Ferris Bueller's Day Off all a Continue Reading

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Mar 19, 2015

Do you have a guilty pleasure you aren't sure you want to share with people? Is it a movie that's so insanely stupid that you're thoroughly embarrassed you love it and watch it regularly? On this episode of Reels & Wheels, Sid makes James watch Midnight Madness, an early attempt by Disney to create a movie for adults that resulted Continue Reading

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Mar 5, 2015

"A wraith, man! A ghost! A evil spirit - and it ain't cool!" Clint Howard's Rughead pretty much sums it up for this week's episode of Reels & Wheels, The Wraith. James and Sid dive into this 1980s masterpiece which features plenty of automotive flotsam and jetsam from the height of the "Malaise Era". Two Dodge Daytonas, a C3 Corvette, a Continue Reading

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Feb 12, 2015

Sure, Paul Verhoeven's original RoboCop is a groundbreaking movie about a heartless corporation turning a man into a machine, but what about the cars?! Verhoeven's ability to predict the future has been proven over and over again, but did you notice he predicted the future of cars, too? RoboCop's satirical 2000 SUX predicted the early 90s' return to prominence of the Continue Reading

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Jan 29, 2015

John Frankenheimer's post-Cold War espionage thriller Ronin stars Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, and Jonathan Pryce. More importantly, it stars insane French stunt drivers and big German luxury sedans. Ronin is the action movie - and everything else - The Bourne Identity isn't. The action sequences in Ronin feel real because they are. The writing has David Mamet's signature weird Continue Reading

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Jan 15, 2015

Have you ever gotten so obsessed with something that it consumed you to the point that even your best friend couldn't save you from impending doom? Christine is about that car you should know better than to buy... if your emotions hadn't gotten the better of you. It's about getting carried away, whether it was a nerdy high school kid Continue Reading

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Jan 1, 2015

Second chances are important for everyone, even a complete jerk like Steve McQueen. Well, that covers the plot to Le Mans, let's watch some racing! Le Mans was Steve McQueen's baby - a 1971 movie about a race he wanted to actually be a part of. Its strength is in its portrayal of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Every Continue Reading

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Dec 18, 2014

What's the best way to kick off Reels & Wheels, a new podcast about cars and movies? By going straight to the movie that made us love cars at the the main characters in the first place - Duel! Duel started out as a 1971 network movie of the week. Working with a 10-day shooting schedule and a $450,000 budget, Continue Reading

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