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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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Oct 31, 2016

Happy Halloween from Reels and Wheels! Today's episode is about the horror masterpiece, Killdozer! Actually, everybody but Sid hated it and technical difficulties kept this podcast shorter than usual, but you should listen anyway! James and Sid are joined by Autocrosser/Comic/Bulldozer Operator Randall Rutledge to talk about a movie where 4 out of 6 construction workers are killed off by a murderous bulldozer with a top speed of 9mph.

Enjoy Reels and Wheels on iTunes or Stitcher, subscribe and leave feedback! Find us online - @ReelsandWheels, @S2KJames, and @SidBridgeComedy!

Oct 13, 2016

Automotive journalist and racer Mark Baruth (AKA, Bark M) joins Sid and James because he really wanted the hosts of Reels and Wheels to watch The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. 

Toyko Drift was an attempt to reboot/save a franchise that had gone from terrible to horrendously awful with a movie that was moderately bad. So, sure, it was pretty fun to watch and the driving scenes were quit impressive, but was there anything else to like about it?

Mark and James tag team their way through trying to sort out this movie and sing the praises of Japan's greatest automobiles to muscle-car-loving Sid. Spoiler alert: They don't win him over, but this show is a hell of a ride. Kind of like the movie. It also has the most unique ending we've ever recorded to a podcast.

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Sep 29, 2016

Used Cars (1980) is a film with no good guys in it at all. Every character - even the dog - behaves reprehensibly. And it's funny. James and Sid are joined by actor/comedian Thomas Maddin (who also happens to work in car sales) to talk about a movie that pulls no punches when it comes to cars and politics.

Kurt Russell stars as a used car salesman with political ambitions in a corrupt world, caught in the middle of a family feud over the car lot he works on. It's a unique movie for Reels and Wheels in that it has so many cars, it's hard to pick a few to focus on (outside of the iconic Edsel).

What made Edsel synonymous with failure? What can we learn from this movie's take on corrupt politics leading up to this year's ridiculous presidential election? What about those outfits?!

Subscribe to Reels and Wheels on iTunes or Stitcher and leave feedback! Find us online - @SidBridgeComedy, @S2KJames, @ReelsandWheels and our guest, @ThomasMaddin

 

Sep 15, 2016

On this peculiar edition of Reels and Wheels, James and Sid are joined by... James. Yep, Co-host James Rodatus doubles up as the guest this time as he puts his experience as a lawyer to work so that we can talk about My Cousin Vinny.

This 1992 comedy starring Joe Pesci was lauded for its realistic, positive portrayal of our legal system. So I guess technically this is an episode of Reels and Lawyers and Wheels. Either way, My Cousin Vinny is a thoughtful, enjoyable, and fun movie that uses the inner workings of a 1964 Buick Skylark and a 1963 Pontiac Tempest as a key plot point.

So how accurate was this movie? How unique was the cast? What about the car we didn't see - find out what made the first generation Pontiac Tempest one of the most unique cars GM ever built!

Find our special guest James Rodatus online @S2KJames and find Sid @SidBridgeComedy - leave us some feedback! Subscribe to @ReelsAndWheels on iTunes and Stitcher and spread the word!

Sep 1, 2016

The original 1983 National Lampoon's Vacation is considered one of the greatest comedies of all time, and it is. The centerpiece of this saga about a family trip gone horribly wrong is the Wagon Queen Family Truckster - a vehicle that embodies everything that was wrong with the American family car at the height of the malaise era.

James and Sid are joined by comedian Jim Seward to talk Vacation - both the movie and their personal experiences on long trips with kids in the car and every family's love/hate relationship with the American station wagon.

Did the Family Truckster help put an end to the station wagon? Was the Truckster really that different from the Ford LTD Country Squire it was based on? Did the big 3 make these station wagons because they hated their customers?

Enjoy Reels and Wheels on iTunes or Stitcher, subscribe and leave feedback! Find us only - @ReelsandWheels, @S2KJames, and @SidBridgeComedy! Jim Seward is a wonderful stand up comic out of Nashville who tours regularly - find him online at www.JimSewardComedy.com or @JimSewardComedy. Photo Credit: Adam Lautenbach, Music Credit: Ben Sounds.

Aug 18, 2016

Initial D is the go-to Anime about street racing in Japan, so James and Sid once again welcome comedian Derek Williams to talk about the show. Derek is a huge Anime fan and has plenty of experience with the Initial D arcade game from his time managing an arcade!

Initial D follows the life of reluctant racing prodigy Takumi as he dazzles the local street racing community racing his "8-6" (A Toyota Corolla to Americans, the legendary Trueno in Japan) on the treacherous Akino downhill. 

What's so special about the 8-6? Is the racing jargon used in Initial D real? Is Sid going to survive this episode even though he doesn't like Anime?

Subscribe to Reels and Wheels on iTunes or Stitcher and leave us some feedback! Find us online:
Derek Williams: @Naamco003
James Rodatus: @S2KJames
Sid Bridge: @SidBridgeComedy
Reels and Wheels: @ReelsandWheels

Aug 4, 2016

The original Ghostbusters - most will agree it's one of the greatest movies of all time. At Reels and Wheels, we love it because of Ecto-1 - a 1959 Cadillac Miller Meteor conversion turned into the greatest ghost-hunting machine ever! 

...and did we find the best guest EVER to discuss Ghostbusters with?! The conversation goes into overdrive as James and Sid welcome Chris Balassone, owner and founder of Tri-City Paranormal! He's the real deal - a paranormal researcher and part of the TAPS family (of Ghost Hunters fame). 

What did Ghostbusters get right? What kind of headaches does the movie cause for real paranormal researchers? Just what are ghosts anyway? How many different angles are there to an investigation? 

The conversation swings from scientific to religious to medical to automotive in one of the most interesting episodes we've ever recorded!

Subscribe to Reels and Wheels on iTunes or Stitcher and leave feedback! Find Sid @SidBridgeComedy and James @S2KJames on social media! Check out what Chris is up to at www.tricityparanormal.com - and find Chris on FaceBook or Twitter @ChrisBalassone.

Jul 21, 2016

Reels and Wheels continues its odd relationship with favorite director Hal Needham, talking about what in retrospect was one of his most disturbing movies - Stroker Ace!

Sid and James are joined by JG Pasterjak, comedian and writer for Grassroots Motorsports to take a look at the movie that effectively ruined Burt Reynolds' career.

So how many Ford Foxbody vehicles can you squeeze into one movie? How great was early 1980's NASCAR? How patently disturbing was this movie?

Subscribe to Reels and Wheels (@ReelsAndWheels) on iTunes or Stitcher and leave feedback! Find James (@S2KJames) and Sid (@SidBridgeComedy) on social media! Find JG Pasterjak on social media and at www.grassrootsmotorsports.com!

Jul 7, 2016

Why did you do this to us, Hal Needham? We loved you for Smokey and the Bandit and the Cannonball Run. But Megaforce?!

Barry Bostwick leads a team of caricatures in strange "high tech" assault vehicles to help a fictional country win a war against a fictional country. Joining us is comedian and 1980's movie aficionado, Tim Loulies.

This movie was a shining piece of Tim's childhood for kind and innocent reasons. It has a timeless message - war is awesome and nobody dies. The loser just laughs and gives the winner a big ATTABOY! 

And there's a Bronco. There's always a Bronco.

Subscribe to Reels and Wheels on iTunes or Stitcher and leave some feedback! @ReelsandWheels @S2KJames @SidBridgeComedy

Find Tim Loulies online at www.timloulies.com and @thebig44!

Jun 9, 2016

On this episode of Reels and Wheels, Movies and cars collide with professional wrestling! Sid and James are joined by Derek Montilla of The Steel Cafe Podcast to discuss Body Slam - a glorious masterpiece of the 1980's complete with The A-Team's Dirk Benedict, Rowdy Roddy Piper and a whole bunch of wrestling Samoans - all directed by Reels & Wheels hero Hal Needham!

As a favor to Sid, who is a huge wrestling fan with a pretty big twitter following in the wrestling community, James gets his first exposure to the world of professional wrestling and finds it surprisingly enjoyable. Helping us sort through everything is Derek Montilla, a podcaster who knows his wrestling. 

If you're keeping score, Sid and Derek help James understand wrestling while James and Sid help Derek understand cars. It all makes for a really fun episode of Reels and Wheels and a loving shout out to the Twitter circus that follows Sid and Derek during wrestling shows. Enjoy!

Subscribe to Reels and Wheels on iTunes or Stitcher and leaves us some feedback! Find us online, too - @SidBridgeComedy, @S2KJames, @ReelsAndWheels - and find Derek @Cap_Kaveman and his podcast, @TheSteelCage and online www.thesportskave.com - Enjoy!

Mar 3, 2016

Punk rock, drugs, 80's fashion and decaying aliens in the trunk. Only 1984's Repo Man could bring such greatness together and contain it on one screen. Joining Sid and James to help understand this complicated/insane movie is Ed Carden of The Pushers - a renowned sketch comedy group who runs The Push Comedy Theater.

Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton carry this cult classic which also happens to star a sinister 1964 Chevy Malibu with radioactive alien corpses in the truck that vaporize anyone who dares to open it and take a peek.

What was this movie really about? What other magical powers did some of the cars have? Did you know that Ed Carden used to have a Volkswagen Quantum?! Find out more on this episode of Reels and Wheels! Follow us on social media - @TheEdCarden, @ReelsandWheels, @SidBridgeComedy and @S2KJames. Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher and leave us feedback!

Dec 24, 2015

As much as we love Star Wars at Reels and Wheels, we can't do much with it since there are no cars (Unless you count the car they used to stand in for the ship that crashed into the Super Star Destroyer's bridge). However, there is a new hope! To celebrate the debut of Star Wars Episode 7, Reels and Wheels presents Star Wars Episode 4.5 - Corvette Summer!

It's 1978 and Mark Hamill is Kenny, a whiny brat who loves a car he saved from the junkyard along with his shop class. When the car is stolen, said whiny brat finds himself in a far off galaxy (Las Vegas) battling evil (Brion James!) only to find out that his father figure is the main villain all along. Sound familiar?

Except this time Luke's mom is a bit of a slut and he falls in love with a girl who is an aspiring prostitute.

Ok, so it's not exactly Star Wars. As a matter of fact, Hamill hoped this movie would help him avoid being typecast. Sadly, it was too mired in the 1970's to endure - especially with the Corvette. A gawdy, overdone customized C3.

Join James and Sid in a galaxy far away for a movie that really isn't as bad as it sounds, even though it doesn't have Han Solo in it.

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Nov 12, 2015

It seems like everyone is talking about James Bond now that Spectre is out, so Sid and James decided to call in podcast extraordinaire Kris Roley to talk about one of the greatest Bond movies of all time, Goldfinger!

Goldfinger really has the best of everything - Sean Connery as Bond, an amazing villain in Auric Goldfinger, a female need actually named "Pussy Galore," a killer henchman name Oddjob with the most lethal hat ever, and, of course, the greatest Aston Martin DB5 to ever spy on stuff.

Goldfinger was the Bond movie that started it all when it comes to cars packed with gadgets. Since Goldfinger, James Bond's car has become central to each movie. Join us as Kris Roley chats it up with James and Sid about the movie, the cars we see, and some of the best of James Bond vehicles.

Subscribe to Reels and Wheels on iTunes or Stitcher and leave us feedback! Follow @ReelsandWheels, @SidBridgeComedy and @S2KJames and let us know what you think!

Sep 3, 2015

It was a tough to be a kid in 1986. We begged our parents, saved our money and did everything we could to buy the latest Transformers toys, only to see them mercilessly killed off in traumatic fashion. This was Transformers: The Movie (1986).

To help navigate through their childhood trauma, Sid and James welcome Cenate Pruitt, someone who can best be described as a "Transformers Scholar" as they go beyond the scope of a normal episode of Reels & Wheels to discuss not just the cars and the movie, but the far-reaching effects these toys had on our lives, the ins and outs of how they were brought to life in various forms, and some extremely cool behind the scenes stories about the movie.

How does the movie hold up after 30 years? When you strip away the parts that upset you as a kid, is it now fun to watch? And how about Orson Welles! Fat jokes aside, he was a cool guy in his final days. Listen and learn.

Subscribe to Reels & Wheels on Stitcher and iTunes and leave us feedback! Find @ReelsandWheels on Twitter and Facebook! Catch Sid (@SidBridgeComedy) and James (@s2kjames) and let us know what you think.

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