Tuesday, January 26, 2021

8 From the 80s - Saturday Morning Cartoons


Each installment Mike will look back to the decade of decadence and provide a list of eight things – from movies to music to memorable moments and everything in-between.  Keep in mind, this isn’t a TOP 8 list and any numerical notations are included to merely designate one item from another. Because, frankly, how can you rate one thing over another when it comes from a decade as totally tubular as the 80s?

Saturday Morning Cartoons
While it was no 1970s, the 80s had its fair share of memorable cartoons.  And, unlike today when you can just turn to a specific channel dedicated to cartoons, we had to wait until Saturday mornings.  Sure, there was syndicated stuff during the week like old Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones and what not – but if you wanted the good stuff, it was once a week.  Here’s eight cartoons that were worth waiting seven days for.

8- Mr. T
I never liked Mr. T much.  He was the bad guy in Rocky III and he was Roddy Piper’s opponent and friend to Hulk Hogan around the time of the original Wrestlemania.  But he had a cartoon for a few years and a lot of fans, so he was a part of the pop culture zeitgeist in the 80s and gets a spot here.


Sunday, January 24, 2021

Godzilla vs Kong!

After nearly a year, the wait is all but over! To say that we here at Uphill Both Ways are beyond excited for this would be an understatement.
Enjoy the trailer for "Godzilla vs Kong"!



Thursday, January 21, 2021

“A Fun Bunch of Guys from Outer Space”

Episode #97

It's time for a new movie review! But first - Mt. Retromore! Joseph and Mike discuss their top four iconic picks for "Friendly Aliens from TV and Movies". Then it's time to dive right into the new movie "Psycho Goreman" which was written and directed by Steven ("The Void") Kostanski - a fun movie but one that is certainly not for the young ones. But fret not, despite the carnage within the film, everything is kept at the usual "PG" level. Which, now that we think about it, could also stand for "Psycho Goreman". In fact, it DOES stand for that in the movie. Uh-oh - could this be the episode that breaks the rules and changes the game (hopefully not to "Crazy Ball")? Nah, who are we kidding - that's coming in three episodes! Nyuk nyuk!




Thursday, January 14, 2021

7 From the 70s - Comic Book Memories

 

Comic Book Memories with Gold Key Adventure Titles, Charlton’s Phantom, and Marvel Monsters - by Joseph Perry

Gold Key was my favorite comic book publisher growing up. I was a big fan of the underdog publishing companies at that age, so I was big on Dell — a former powerhouse that was on its final legs — King, and Charlton, too. Make no mistake about it — I loved Marvel and DC stuff, as well, but for whatever reasons, I tended to gravitate toward the smaller publishers. This time, I’ll discuss some more Gold Key offerings that hooked me as a six-year-old, and then dive into a Charlton title and some Marvel monster comics.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

Episode #96

Now that all of the holiday hubbub is over, Mike and Joseph are back together and ready to charge forward into the new year. Things start off with a Mt. Retromore of favorite TV waitresses, then it's off to an uncharted desert isle in the South Pacific as they talk about the passing of the iconic Dawn Wells and the rest of the castaways and the hijinks that went down on "Gilligan's Island". As per usual there's a couple of sidebars and random tangents, but the guys are getting older and that's to be expected. Welcome to 2021 everybody!