Posts by Greg

Movie of the Year: 1988 – The Finale

Movie of the Year 1988: Finale Part 1 This is it. Everything you have done in your life has been leading to this moment. Take a deep breath and prepare yourself to finally know the answer to the only question that has ever mattered to you: what is the 1988 Movie of the Year? Are…

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Movie of the Year: 1988 – Big

Movie of the Year 1988: Big The Taste Buds review the 1988 blockbuster Big! Big is a movie about the worlds of adults and kids colliding, but also it is a movie about adult life being a nightmare. Is this a good way to handle such a sensitive issue? I’m going to say maybe, but…

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Movie of the Year: 1988 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Movie of the Year 1988: Who Framed Roger Rabbit The Taste Buds review the 1988 blockbuster Who Framed Roger Rabbit! Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a movie about the worlds of people and toons colliding, but also it is a movie about race in this country. Is this a good way to handle such a…

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Movie of the Year: 1988 – Genreblast

Movie of the Year 1988: Genreblast The Taste Budz–and two of their favorites from the Unnatural 20s podcast–have genre fever and the only prescription is more genre. That can’t be right. Why would genres cure genre fever? If anything they probably cause it, right? I bet the real prescription would be something like antibiotics. I…

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Movie of the Year: 1988 – Beetlejuice

Movie of the Year 1988: Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, a very nice name for a very terrible, uh, demon? Well, he’s clearly not a demon but is he a ghost? Like, what is this dude? Was he like that when he was alive, if he ever was alive? So many questions about the terrible eponymous being at…

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Movie of the Year: 1988 – My Neighbor Totoro

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Movie of the Year 1988: My Neighbor Totoro The Taste Buds are discussin’ yet another hard-hitting, pull-no-punches drama with 1988’s Oscar-worthy My Neighbor Totoro, the movie that taught us that horrible forest monsters can be cute if they are furry and go into fugue states in between baring their oddly human teeth and bellowing in…

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Movie of the Year: 1988 – State of the Franchises

Movie of the Year 1988: State of the Franchises The Taste Budz–and two of their favorites from the Unnatural 20s podcast–have franchise fever and the only prescription is more franchise. That can’t be right. Why would franchises cure franchise fever? If anything they probably cause it, right? I bet the real prescription would be something…

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Movie of the Year: 1988 – The Naked Gun

Movie of the Year 1988: The Naked Gun The Taste Buds are yet another hard-hitting, pull-no-punches drama with 1988’s Oscar-eligible The Naked Gun, the movie that taught us that the Juice could really get it done as a dramatic actor. The boys discuss whether or not the humor of this movie still holds up thirty…

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Movie of the Year: 1988 – Akira

Movie of the Year 1988: Akira The Taste Buds are tackling the number 4 seed for 1988 on this week’s episode: Akira. If you love hearing characters’ names being yelled out, if you love teenagers with laser guns, if you demand little old baby people, then Akira is the movie for you. Our intrepid lads…

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Movie of the Year: 1988 – Mixtape

Movie of the Year 1988: Mixtape The Taste Budz–and two of their favorites from the Unnatural 20s podcast–have mixtape fever and the only prescription is more mixtape. Can these friends manage to craft, live and uninterrupted, a mix tape of the best songs of 19888? I don’t know, man, you’re going to have to listen,…

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