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Reels & Wheels with comedians Sid Bridge and James Rodatus is a podcast about movies where cars play a key role.
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Sep 9, 2022

It's a car movie starring a young Tommy Lee Jones as a sex symbol. And it's not Black Moon Rising. We already did that one. No, this movie is MUCH MUCH WEIRDER. The Betsy pretends to be a car movie, but it's possibly got the least car content of any movie we've covered here on Reels and Wheels (and we include Spaceballs in that tally).

Joining us for this podcast is Joe Ligo. Joe is a filmmaker working on a documentary about American Motors... and that's how he discovered The Betsy. In a rare moment, AMC allowed the cameras to roll at their headquarters and everyone he interviewed for the documentary talked about it.

But... but... this movie. It's all over the place. It's an attempt at a dramatization of Henry Ford's life, with a lot more sordid details added in (and given Henry Ford's life, adding more sordid details is an accomplishment). It's just bizarre. And bad. 

Find out more about Joe's documentary here: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanMotorsMovie

and consider helping out Joe's production at their GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-last-independent-automaker-a-documentary

 

Jul 8, 2022

It's 1982. It's Eddie Murphy's first acting role. It's Nick Nolte when he was still considered a handsome leading man. It's a time when a 1964 Cadillac was considered a shitbox.

Sid and James are joined once again by Derek Williams, comedian, 80's expert, and alpha geek of comedy!

Jun 1, 2022

Reels and Wheels is back! And by request, Matt Cole, our resident Nicholas Cage expert, has returned to talk about the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds!

This movie definitely has some baffling moments. It's also got kind of a crazy backstory regarding it's relationship to the H.B. Halicki original. But... is it enough Nicholas Cafe? James, Sid and Matt discuss...

Mar 10, 2022

In 1991, an attempt was made to reboot Knight Rider with a new Pontiac Banshee-inspired version of KITT. It failed. 

However...

It's worth a second watch. Is it good? Not really. Does it do a good job predicting the year 2000? Mostly no. Is it a PG rip-off of RoboCop? Strangly, yes!

James and Sid have a lot of weird things to talk about, not the least of which is the presence of Chevy Beretta police cars. Weird. 

Jan 13, 2022

Ghostbusters Afterlife tries to strike the right balance between appealing to a new generation and diving into rich nostalgia for old-school Ghostbusters fans.

Joining Sid and James for this episode is comedian, podcaster and convention fixture George Plank!

We discuss the great story behind this movie's version of Ecto-1 and the other interesting cars that make up the supporting cast!

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