Saturday, January 22, 2022

Update and Other Things

Remember the "Bullpen Bulletins" in older Marvel Comics that news items, all preceded by ITEM!?
Yeah, we're borrowing that for this update. 

ITEM! You'll not that we actually missed dropping an episode this week.  Our track record on not missing a show, even if it was a repackaged 'clip show', was something we were proud of. However, Mike has been waylaid by some health problems (thankfully NOT Covid!) and we just haven't been able to record.  We might miss the next episode as well, but hopefully not.

ITEM! We're going to try and get some movie reviews done and posted so we can at least provide a little new content for you in the absence of a new episode.  You'll notice a couple of press releases a day or two ago and Mike has a screener for one of them headed his way any day now (you'll have to wait to find out which one, but you might be able to guess if you know anything about Mike).  Joseph also has a few movies he'll be looking at soon, so expect a few nice surprises from him as well.

ITEM! Twenty Twenty-Two isn't starting out too nicely - a lot of celebs have passed away in the past couple of weeks and we here at Uphill Both Ways will miss all of them. 

ITEM! We saw this on Facebook and knew we needed to repost it here:

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

High School Nerds Try to Grab the Brass Ring in Supercool

Cinematic tales of high school nerds trying to break the glass ceiling between them and the cool kids — often involving the girl or guy of one’s dreams — resonates through the decades. From The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis in the 1950s to the John Hughes classics of the 1980s to today, the themes of dreaming big and being true to yourself are popular with all ages. Vertical Entertainment presents the latest in this subgenre of comedy films when it releases Supercool on February 11, 2022. Uphill Both Ways has the just-released trailer for you, along with the following information from the official press release.

Release Date: February 11, 2022
Run Time: 1 hour 32 minutes
Director: Teppo Airaksinen
Executive Producers: Scott Einbinder, Heikki Herlin, Peter Barkman, Jorma Reinila, Giancarlo J. Sini, Eric Goren, Patricia Goren & Marko Talli
Producers: Olli Hakka
Writers: Ali Moussavi, Olli Hakka, Patricia Goren & Eric Goren
High school nerds Neil and Gilbert's lifelong friendship is tested when Neil makes a deal with the universe to transform into a supercool stud over the course of one epic night to win the heart of his long-time crush, Summer.
High school nerds Neil (Jake Short) and Gilbert's (Miles J. Harvey) lifelong friendship is tested when Neil's wish to transform into a handsome 'cool' guy comes true. When Neil wakes up with the face and body of a model, he sets out on his quest to impress the girl of his dreams, Summer (Madison Davenport), at her raging house party. With the help of a suave neighbor, Jimmy (Damon Wayans Jr.), and a brand-new Porsche, Neil and Gilbert embark on an epic night that spins wildly out of control, pushing the limits of beauty, brains and what's truly important — friendship. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Verdugo Entertainment Resurrects ‘80s Horror Flick Ghostriders

“You Can’t Kill What’s Already Dead"
Uphill Both Ways listeners and readers know that Mike and Joseph were both big on the rerelease of Action USA, an insanely fun film from the 1980s. Now the fine folks behind that rerelease at Verdugo Entertainment are all set to blow minds once again as they unleash another 1980s cult film on an unsuspecting world with the newly remastered print of western/horror hybrid Ghostriders, due out on Blu-ray and DVD on February 8, 2022. Following is the trailer and information from the official press release to whet your appetites.
Nothing says 1980s like Walkmans, mullets, legwarmers . . . and of course, campy horror movies. Verdugo Entertainment, the company that recently released the 1989 action flick Action USA, once again pays homage to this nostalgic era with the launch of the 1987 cult western-horror classic Ghostriders 
on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

"School's Out"

Episode #120

It may be a new year, but it's time to go back to when you'd race home from school, throw your stuff onto a chair, grab a snack and then flip on the TV to catch your beloved after school shows. Whether it was Ultraman, Gigantor, Spider-Man, or even the aptly-named "Afterschool Special" on ABC, chances are high that you had something you just couldn't miss and Mike and Joe are ready to run down some of their favorites. But first it's Joseph running down his playlist for the SLP VHS Dub Tape Challenge in which he floods us with Drastic Weather Events!