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Let's Watch It Again: Movie Reviews, Film Retrospectives & Pop Culture Insights

Let's Watch It Again offers a unique blend of humor and analysis on a wide array of films. Hosted by Rob Lee and an array of guests from writers, artists and media personalities, this podcast delves into movie anniversaries, blockbusters, and cult classics, providing listeners with a deeper understanding of cinematic masterpieces and their impact on pop culture. Each episode features a thorough review and retrospective look at the historical context, cultural significance, and legacy of films from various eras. Ideal for cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike, this podcast enriches the movie-watching experience by exploring the intricacies that make each film memorable.

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1: 20th Anniversary Retrospective
In this review, Rob Lee welcomes Dom Griffin on to the podcast to discuss 2003's Kill Bill Vol. 1.Let’s Watch It Again here:InstagramWebsiteKill Bill:Vol. 1 TrailerIMDb: 8.2/10Rotten Tomatoes:  81%Google: 91%SummaryAfter awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.A former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), wakes from a coma four years after her jealous ex-lover Bill (David Carradine) attempts to murder her on her wedding day. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, she vows to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. After devising a hit list, The Bride sets off on her quest, enduring unspeakable injuries and unscrupulous enemies.Release date: October 10, 2003 (USA)Director: Quentin TarantinoGenre: Wire-Fu Japan Heroine Revenge AssassinMusic composed by: RZA, Lars Ulrich, and Ennio MorriconeDistributed by: Miramax, Miramax Home EntertainmentAdapted from: Lady SnowbloodBox office: $180.9 millionCastUma ThurmanLucy LiuDavid CarradineVivica A. FoxMichael MadsenDaryl HannahJulie DreyfusSonny ChibaChiaki KuriyamaGordon LiuMichael ParksJun KunimuraKenji OhbaKazuki KitamuraJames ParksJonathan LoughranYuki KazamatsuriSakichi SatoAmbrosia KelleyThe 5.6.7.8'sYōji TanakaIssey TakahashiJuri ManaseAkaji MaroAi MaedaNaomi KusumiHikaru MidorikawaAdditional Show notesDom’s Definitive Tarantino Power RankingsRob's Quentin Tarantino List
92:03 10/10/23
Revisiting CB4 (1993)
In this review, Rob Lee welcomes podcaster Greg Hunter on to the podcast to discuss 1993's CB4.Let’s Watch It Again here:InstagramWebsiteCB4 Trailer6.2/10IMDb52%Rotten Tomatoes4.1/5Vudu76% GoogleSummaryAfter many failed attempts to establish themselves as rappers, Albert (Chris Rock), Euripedes (Allen Payne) and Otis (Deezer D) get their big break when nightclub owner Gusto (Charlie Murphy) is arrested. Albert assumes his name and criminal past, becoming MC Gusto, and the trio rises to fame by pretending to be recently released felons. As their fame increases, so do tensions within the group. When Gusto escapes from prison, he is furious at having his identity stolen and vows revenge.Release date: March 12, 1993 (USA)Director: Tamra DavisCastChris RockAllen PayneDeezer DCharlie MurphyKhandi AlexanderPhil HartmanChris Elliott
51:50 1/13/23
Revisiting Batman Returns
Join host Rob Lee as he invites writer Kumari Adams to delve into the captivating world of 1992's Batman Returns. In this podcast episode, they explore the dark and thrilling sequel directed by Tim Burton, discussing its memorable characters, captivating storyline, and the chemistry between the cast members. Get ready to relive the excitement and uncover hidden gems as they share their insights and perspectives on this iconic superhero film.
99:41 12/30/22
Revisiting Moonlight (2016)
In this Moonlight - Movie Review, Rob Lee welcomes designer Christopher J Chester on to the podcast to discuss 2016's Academy Award Winner for Best Picture Moonlight.Let’s Watch It Again here:InstagramWebsiteMoonlight Trailer7.4/10IMDb98%Rotten Tomatoes99%Metacritic81% liked this movieGoogle usersSummaryA look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.Release date: October 21 2016 (USA)Director:Barry JenkinsCastTrevante RhodesAndré HollandJanelle MonáeAshton SandersJharrel JeromeNaomie HarrisMahershala Ali
76:36 12/21/22
Revisiting The Fifth Element with Sam Sessa
Join host Rob Lee as he invites veteran entertainment writer and Director of Events & Community Engagement for WTMD and WYPR, Sam Sessa, to embark on an exciting discussion about the sci-fi masterpiece, 1997's The Fifth Element. In this captivating movie review podcast episode, they delve into the visionary world created by director Luc Besson, exploring its unique blend of action, adventure, and futuristic elements. From the stellar performances by Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, and Chris Tucker to the iconic costume designs by Jean Paul Gaultier, they uncover the magic and impact of this beloved cult classic.
59:35 10/7/22
Revisiting Predator (1987) with Dom Griffin
Rob Lee welcomes Dom Griffin on to the podcast to discuss the 1987's classic meat movie Predator.Let’s Watch It Again here:InstagramWebsitePredator Trailer7.8/10 IMDb80% Rotten Tomatoes46% MetacriticSummaryDutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a soldier of fortune, is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when Dutch and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain (Jesse Ventura) and CIA agent George (Carl Weathers), land in Central America, something is gravely wrong. After finding a string of dead bodies, the crew discovers they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.Release date:  June 11, 1993Director:John McTiernanStarring Arnold Schwarzenegger Carl WeathersWritersJim ThomasJohn Thomas
65:45 9/9/22
Revisiting Jurassic Park (1993)
Join host Rob Lee as he welcomes Kumari to the podcast to embark on an exhilarating discussion about the timeless classic, 1993's Jurassic Park. In this captivating episode, they dive into the mesmerizing world crafted by director Steven Spielberg, unraveling the magic behind the groundbreaking special effects, gripping storyline, and unforgettable characters. From the brilliant performances by Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum to the visionary storytelling by writers Michael Crichton and David Koepp, they celebrate the enduring impact of this iconic dinosaur adventure. Prepare to relive the thrills and experience the awe-inspiring wonder of Jurassic Park once again.
83:07 8/12/22
Revisiting Robocop (1987) with Dom Griffin
Rob Lee welcomes Dominic Griffin on to the podcast to discuss the 1987's classic Robocop.Let’s Watch It Again here:InstagramWebsiteRobocop Trailer7.6/10 IMDb90% Rotten Tomatoes67% Metacritic92% Google UsersSummaryIn a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.Release date:  July 17, 1987Director:Paul VerhoevenStarring Peter Weller Nancy Allen Daniel O'Herlihy Ronny Cox Kurtwood Smith Miguel FerrerWriters Edward NeumeierMichael Miner
64:26 7/15/22
Revisiting Spider-Man (2002) with Isaiah Winters
Rob Lee welcomes Isaiah Winters back on to the podcast to discuss the 2002 superhero film, Spider-Man.Let’s Watch It Again here:InstagramWebsiteSpider-Man Trailer7.4/10 IMDb90% Rotten Tomatoes73% Metacritic82% Google UsersSummary"Spider-Man" centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface. He vows to use his abilities to fight crime, coming to understand the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility."Release date:  May 3, 2002Director:Sam RaimiStarring Tobey MaguireWillem DafoeKirsten DunstJames FrancoCliff RobertsonRosemary Harris
73:43 5/27/22
Revisiting Miami Connection
Join host Rob Lee as he welcomes Greg back to the podcast for an electrifying discussion about the 1980s cult-classic, Miami Connection. In this thrilling episode, they delve into the wild world of motorcycle ninjas, martial arts rock bands, and roundhouse wreck-waves of justice. Together, they explore the audacious storyline, the unforgettable characters, and the infectious charm that have made Miami Connection a beloved cult phenomenon. From the passionate performances by Y.K. Kim, Vincent Hirsch, and Joseph Diamand to the unique blend of action, comedy, and music, they unravel the secrets behind this hidden gem. Get ready to immerse yourself in the glorious chaos and nostalgic brilliance of Miami Connection.
52:04 3/18/22
Revisiting Candyman (1992) with Isaiah Winters
Rob Lee welcomes Isaiah Winters back on to the podcast to discuss the 1992 classic, Candyman. Let’s Watch It Again here:InstagramWebsiteCandyman (1992) Trailer6.7/10 IMDb77 % Rotten Tomatoes61 % Metacritic83 % Google UsersSummarySkeptical graduate student Helen Lyle  befriends Anne-Marie McCoy while researching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago's Near North Side. From Anne-Marie, Helen learns about the Candyman, a knife-wielding figure of urban legend that some of her neighbors believe to be responsible for a recent murder. After a mysterious man matching the Candyman's description begins stalking her, Helen comes to fear that the legend may be all too real.Release date:  October 16, 1992Director:Bernard RoseStarring Virginia MadsenTony ToddXander BerkeleyKasi LemmonsBox office:$25.8 millionScreenplayBernard RoseBased on "The Forbidden"by Clive BarkerCinematography Anthony B. RichmondMusic by Philip Glass
69:01 1/28/22
Revisiting Scream (1996)
Rob Lee welcomes Liv Eutsler on to the podcast to discuss the 1996 classic, Scream. Wes Craven re-invented and revitalised the slasher-horror genre with this modern horror classic, which manages to be funny, clever and scary, as a fright-masked knife maniac stalks high-school students in middle-class suburbia. Craven is happy to provide both tension and self-parody as the body count mounts - but the victims aren't always the ones you'd expect.
65:59 12/17/21
Revisiting The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Rob Lee & Ku review The Transformers: The Movie. The heroic Autobots defend their homeworld Cybertron from the evil Decepticons. Both factions are seething with anger, and that hatred has blinded them to a hideous menace headed their way.Be sure to check out other great episodes here. 
85:44 12/10/21
Revisiting Drive
Rob Lee welcomes Torin on to the Let's Watch It Again podcast to discuss 2011's Drive.Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver's help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.
53:45 11/12/21
Revisiting Jungle Fever
Rob Lee welcomes podcaster Just Greg on to the Let's Watch It Again podcast to discuss the the 1991's Spike Lee Joint Jungle Fever.A married black lawyer named Flipper (Wesley Snipes) begins an affair with Angie (Annabella Sciorra), his white secretary. When the news is leaked through an acquaintance, Flipper's wife (Lonette McKee) kicks him out of the house. Flipper decides to begin courting his mistress, only to be greeted by disapproval from friends, family and even strangers. The relationship continues to be strained in a society not ready to accept it, and people are hurt during its inception.
70:04 10/29/21
Revisiting Terminator 2: Judgment Day with Sam Sessa
Join host Rob Lee as he welcomes radio personality Sam Sessa to the Let's Watch It Again podcast for a riveting discussion about the 1991 classic, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. In this exhilarating episode, they revisit the iconic sequel that defined a generation. From the relentless pursuit of the shape-shifting T-1000 to the reimagined T-800, they explore the heart-pounding action, groundbreaking visual effects, and the unexpected emotional depth of this sci-fi masterpiece. Delve into the fascinating bond between young John Connor, his resilient mother, and the formidable Terminator, portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Prepare to immerse yourself in the timeless battle between man and machine, as they dissect the legacy and enduring impact of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
71:28 8/31/21
Revisiting Boyz N The Hood with Isaiah Winters
Rob Lee welcomes Brooklyn based photographer Isaiah Winters on to the Let's Watch It Again podcast to discuss the 1991 classic, Boyz n the Hood.Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is sent to live with his father, Furious Styles (Larry Fishburne), in tough South Central Los Angeles. Although his hard-nosed father instills proper values and respect in him, and his devout girlfriend Brandi (Nia Long) teaches him about faith, Tre's friends Doughboy (Ice Cube) and Ricky (Morris Chestnut) don't have the same kind of support and are drawn into the neighborhood's booming drug and gang culture, with increasingly tragic results.
77:12 8/13/21
Revisiting The Fly (1986) with Isaiah Winters
Rob Lee welcomes Brooklyn based photographer Isaiah Winters on to the Let's Watch It Again podcast to discuss the 1986 classic, The Fly. When scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) completes his teleportation device, he decides to test its abilities on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a merger of man and insect. Initially, Brundle appears to have undergone a successful teleportation, but the fly's cells begin to take over his body. As he becomes increasingly fly-like, Brundle's girlfriend (Geena Davis) is horrified as the person she once loved deteriorates into a monster.
64:02 7/30/21
Revisiting Space Jam (1996)
Rob Lee welcomes his brother, Rudy, on to the Let's Watch It Again podcast to discuss the 1996's classic, Space Jam. Swackhammer (Danny DeVito), an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny (Billy West) and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird (Larry Bird) and Charles Barkley (Charles Barkley) -- so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan (Michael Jordan).Be sure to check out other great episodes here. 
50:50 7/22/21
Revisiting Aliens (1986) with Schaun Champion
Join host Rob Lee as he welcomes Baltimore-based photographer Schaun Champion to the podcast for an enthralling discussion about the 1986 classic, Aliens. In this captivating episode, they venture into the depths of space and revisit the pulse-pounding sequel that continues the thrilling journey of Lt. Ripley. Together, they unravel the intense action, spine-chilling suspense, and the masterful storytelling that have made Aliens an enduring masterpiece. From Sigourney Weaver's iconic performance to the harrowing encounters with the formidable aliens, they explore the film's impact on the sci-fi genre and its lasting influence. Prepare to be immersed in the thrilling world of extraterrestrial terror as they delve into the heart of Aliens.
66:59 7/9/21
Revisiting Point Break (1991)
Join host Rob Lee and guest Aaron Brown as they dive into the thrilling world of the 1991 Keanu Reeves flick, Point Break. In this exhilarating podcast episode, they explore the action-packed story of a gang of bank robbers who don masks of ex-Presidents while committing crimes. With the F.B.I. suspecting that the robbers are surfers, young Agent Johnny Utah is sent undercover to infiltrate the surfing community and gather crucial information. As Utah becomes entangled in the captivating lifestyle of his new friend, Bodhi, they discuss the film's themes of adrenaline, friendship, and the blurred lines between right and wrong. Prepare to catch the wave of excitement as they analyze the thrilling moments and enduring appeal of Point Break.
61:36 6/25/21
Mo' Better Blues - Movie Review
Rob Lee & Greg discuss the 1990 Denzel Washington starring Spike Lee Joint, Mo' Better Blues. Financially irresponsible Giant (Spike Lee) manages a jazz group, but his sax player, Shadow (Wesley Snipes), wants to replace him with a better businessman. Bleak (Denzel Washington), the band's trumpeter, then tries to defend his close pal Giant, leading to a power struggle between the two musicians. Meanwhile, as Bleak tries to straighten things out with his band mates and manager, he also must choose to be with either sweet teacher Indigo (Joie Lee) or sultry singer Clarke (Cynda Williams).Be sure to check out other great episodes here. 
62:34 6/22/21
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Movie Review
Rob Lee, Rudy & Torin discuss the 1986 John Hughes classic film starring Matthew Broderick, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.Be sure to check out other great episodes here. 
55:40 5/28/21
Desperado - Movie Review
Rob Lee & Rudy discuss the 1995 Robert Rodriguez film starring Antonio Banderas, Desperado.Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican drug lords, Bucho (Joaquim de Almeida), for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown. With the help of his best friend (Steve Buscemi) and a beautiful bookstore owner (Salma Hayek), the Mariachi tracks Bucho, takes on his army of desperados, and leaves a trail of blood of his own.Be sure to check out other great episodes here. 
52:06 5/14/21
New Jack City - Movie Review
Rob Lee and Torin, review this 1991 crime drama, New Jack City.Drug tycoon Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) and his minions, known collectively as the Cash Money Brothers, have rapidly risen to the top of the New York City narcotics trade. Under Nino's heartless leadership, the drug operation has grown into a multimillion-dollar empire. Scotty (Ice-T) and Nick (Judd Nelson), two police officers who know their way around the streets of Harlem, aim to bring Nino and his cohorts down. To do so, though, they'll have to play by Nino's rules and go undercover.***If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference and it's always nice to read kind words.Be sure to check out our other podcasts:Mastermind Team's Robcast - Mastermind Team's Robcast is an irreverent and hilarious podcast covering all things pop culture and weird news. 
56:03 4/30/21

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