Retrograding is a bimonthly podcast where three nineties kids give adult looks to our favorite childhood movies. Tune in as we discuss details of the plot we missed as kids, give reviews as to the rewatchability of the film and the emotions it invokes, and play games that give the film a new perspective. Also, we'll try to be funny and entertaining, but honestly, no promises.
August 12th, 2020 | 2 hrs 6 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, hitchcock, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews, vertigo
Come join us as we cure acrophobia through immersion therapy and revisit Vertigo. Mark thought the film was half as long, has trouble understanding a woman, gives Jimmy Stewart too much credit as a detective, and confirms Jon Voight is Jon Voight; Karl comes up with a great book that's never been written, gets angry at driving, describes the worst gift to give him, and somehow manages to forget color; and Sara is not addressed until til the very end, but that serves her right for not being present for this episode. Enjoy!
July 15th, 2020 | 2 hrs 24 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, grading, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, poltergeist, retro, retrograding, reviews
Come listen to some static with us as we revisit Poltergeist. Mark suggests a bird ghost, has a backwards reading memory, and is disappointed the film's child curse not more severe; Karl shares opinions on steak snacks, can't pronounce names or words and eventually gives up, and mentions the devil one time and is immediately possessed; and Sara googles pigs and ages, refuses to call characters by their name, and dreamed her games away. All that and we have a long protracted conversation about a 30 second construction worker scene. Enjoy!
June 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 54 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, baby: secret of the lost legend, classic movies, grading, lost legend, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews, secret of the lost legend
Come join us as we discover a lost movie that should have gone extinct, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend. Mark shares some fond childhood memories of the film, suspects a Jungle Drug, and accurately summarizes Karl's obsession; Karl confuses aborigines, points out boobs and other boobs, and is unsure how vodka is made; and Sara calls out a silent parade, explains milkmen, and slowly fades out into illness. All that and we have a long discussion on who's the worst. Enjoy!
May 20th, 2020 | 1 hr 32 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, grading, junior, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews
It's a late delivery of a baby movie podcast cause Karl had to move, but come experience some crazy baby science as we revisit 'Junior'. Mark only enjoyed laughing at Olympians, shows us his hairy baby, and disappears to take care of said hairy baby as Sara and Karl vamp during games; Karl also pulls a disappearing act cause Google is bad, gives Danny DeVito a new stage name, and does a perfect British accent; and Sara questions Emma Thompson's acting choices, describes her perfect Arnold, and promises a brain melt down and then delivers. All that and just so many descriptions of sequels we'd like to see. Enjoy!
April 15th, 2020 | 2 hrs 19 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, grading, hunchback, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, notre dame, notre-dame, retro, retrograding, reviews, the hunchback of notre-dame
Come out of your bell towers this month and join us for a revisit of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Karl displays his lack of Catholicism knowledge despite being raised in it, downloaded the wrong movie, and gets Vertigo wrong; Mark thinks the songs are rated perfectly, corrects Karl's Disney misconceptions, and finds the origin of a sassy horse; and Sara gives a grotesque correction, finds a joke hidden in a dead language, and can't look at animation correctly. Recorded amid the COVID-19 quarantine, so stay safe everyone, and Enjoy!
March 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 33 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, grading, iron giant, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews, the iron giant
Say hello to our Big Metal friend this month as we revisit The Iron Giant. Sara is out sick, so it's time for another Boy's Night! Karl has nostalgia for a bygone era of animation, gives a real life analysis of power stations, remains out of touch vis-a-vis scrap yards, and shares his thoughts on Superman. Mark has a misconception about trains, removes basically the entire plot from the synopsis, can't remember the order of scenes to save his life, and gets as close as he can to a pun without technically using one. Enjoy!
February 19th, 2020 | 2 hrs 49 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, grading, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews
We're celebrating our 3rd anniversary by having our 2nd Anniversary spectacular. You heard that right! We do what we want! Once again it's Mark vs. Sara in a battle of memory and wits! So what's different this time? Is it longer? Yes! We recorded over 5 hours of audio that Karl then had to whittle down. Are there more games? Yes! Some might even say too many. Are there more potatoes? Absolutely! Even some new ones. Is it a slightly lower quality? Yes! Cause our host server has a file size limit and even edited the audio was 3 hours long. Is it a bit late? You bet! Do you know how long it takes to edit 5 hours of audio?! Anyways, if you liked the first anniversary, this is everything that was and more! We recorded this on Feb 9th and it truly was our Super Bowl! Enjoy!
January 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 39 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, grading, indian in the cupboard, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews, the indian in the cupboard
We bring some plastic toys to life this week as we revisit 'The Indian In The Cupboard'. Mark fails to have feelings on this film, reveals Karl's secret, and swears no one listens to him; Karl cannot say or spell cupboard, casually suggests a child murder, and defends the timorous; and Sara insists on discussing the book series instead of this film, gets distracted by a dog, and slowly descends into madness as her cold medicine wears off. If this ep sounds disjointed, that's cause we had to switch segments around while recording to get Sara in as much as possible, so, you know, deal with it. Enjoy!
December 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins
We all eat after midnight and transform as we revisit Gremlins. Mark shocks his cohosts by revealing what he has never seen, has some special effects trivia, and forgets a name; Karl questions what constitutes water, gives a Gizmo fan theory, and invents a new horse themed police procedural; and Sara perfects her Mogwi pet allegory, disolves into goo, and stops the show to give credit to a dog. All that and we play "Who's your Savage?" and "What's your favorite Reinhold?". Enjoy!
November 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 48 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, flight of the navigator, grading, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews, the flight of the navigator
Sara's dying this month, so the boys are taking a four hour trip that will last eight years and revisiting The Flight of the Navigator. Mark loves a shape shifting ship, shares a personal separation anxiety story, and (spoiler) can't remember why he used to like this movie. Karl buries the lead vis a vis aliens, is sure that's not how computers work, and takes umbrage with a dog competition. All that and the boys argue over how phone numbers used to work, and have a geography misunderstanding. Enjoy!
October 9th, 2019 | 2 hrs 16 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, an american werewolf in london, classic movies, grading, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews, werewolf, werewolf in london
For our 50th ep, we're diving into a movie we've all never seen, An American Werewolf in London. Sara describes her favorite thing in films, loves a porno, and nails a pitch guess from downtown; Mark gets interrupted by a cat, watches the movie again to find a bear, and makes questionable camera adjustment; and Karl debuts a new catch phrase, reluctantly praises Twilight, and is not surprised by Sara's revelations. Enjoy!
September 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 50 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, duck tales, grading, lost lamp, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews, treasure of the lost lamp
This month we might Solve a Mystery or Rewrite History as we revisit Duck Tales the Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp. Mark reveals the net worth of Scrooge McDuck, has a Dad cameo, and corrects the other's Nick at Night knowledge. Karl finds security flaws, reveals his true age, and does the obligatory ooWOOoos. Sara shares a cannibalistic history fact, breaks down what counts as an "animal", and creates a new catch phrase. All that and just so many diversions, including Duck relations, the etymology of "Morlocks" and the laws of wishes. Enjoy!
August 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 42 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, grading, greek mythology, hercules, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews
We're going from Zero to Hero this month as we revisit Hercules. Karl fails to name any OC characters, screws up a Mark Twain pull, and does some head math, Sara explains why the unrealistic body standards are okay, says one kidnapping is fine, and falls into an internet hole. Mark is absent, so Karl and Sara fill the absence by trash talking him behind his back, and going on just so many tangents (including a Brendan Fraser podcast within this podcast). All that and we compare ourselves to gods. Enjoy!
July 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 44 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, bedknobs and broomsticks, classic movies, grading, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews
Hop on your bed and fly away with us as we revisit Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Mark doesn't remember the film he just watched, makes a great Nazi pull and has a Robin Hood revelation; Karl tries desperately to keep the gang on track, explains his problem with children, and keeps giving a plot quiz no one is prepared for; and Sara inserts so much useless knowledge, tries to define "old", recounts World War II. Enjoy!
June 12th, 2019 | 1 hr 46 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, heart and souls, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, retro, retrograding, reviews
Jump on the ghost bus as we revisit an Robert Downey Jr. classic, Heart and Souls. Mark confuses two completely unrelated actors, forgets a backstory, and makes a Pitch game out of movies that are exactly the same; Karl can't comprehend stamps, gives a Shawshank plot synopsis, and compares himself to RDJ; and Sara does a great man impression, takes a lesson from Star Wars, and does a sweet your mom joke. Enjoy!
May 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 53 mins
80s, 80s movies, 90s, 90s movies, classic movies, movie reviews, movies, nostalgia, oz, retro, retrograding, return to oz, reviews, the wizard of oz
Join us this month as we return to Return to Oz. Confused? So are we, this movie is weird. Mark finds a loophole for dogs, explains claymation technologies, and gets his Doctor Who reference ignored; Karl loves a pointless plan, breaks down how to get to Oz, and explains how he got corrupted; and Sara gives an Oz book report, BAMs a city into existence, and repeats her hilarious joke. All that and we try something new with out Pitches and debut a brand new potato.