Episode 037 – Empire Records

Empire Records Movie 1995 Poster

THE MILKSHAKE BOOM mustn’t dwell. No, not today. Because today is Rex Manning Day!

Say No More Mon Amour, because we take the trip back to 1995 to revisit the coming of age cult film ‘Empire Records’ directed by Allan Moyle and starring Liv Tyler, Renee Zellweger, Ethan Embry, Robin Tunney, and Rory Cochrane!

Since working at a record store is an entry level job, we talk about our first job experiences, the differences between the theatrical version and ‘remix fan edit’ version of this movie, some of our personal experiences meeting famous musicians, and Christine fiercely defends the musical culture of Canada from the ignorant Americans on the podcast!


Episode 036 – The Thing (1982)

John Carpenter's The Thing Poster 1982
THE MILKSHAKE BOOM ring in the new year the only way we know how: with Kurt Russell, rampant paranoia, and graphic ultra-violence!  If you haven’t guessed it yet, Christine’s pick this week is the 1982 sci-fi classic ‘The Thing’ from the horror master himself John Carpenter!

We talk about the harsh critical reaction the film received upon release and the incredibly stiff competition it faced during the summer of 1982, which included ‘Poltergeist’, ‘Rocky III’, ‘Blade Runner’, and ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ just to name a few!

We also give our spoiler-free thoughts on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, discuss the similarities between John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ and Quentin Tarantino’s latest effort ‘The Hateful Eight’; plus Jose breaks out his conspiracy chalkboard to detail his convoluted theory on who actually is ‘The Thing’!


Episode 035 – Darkman

Darkman 1990 Movie Poster Sam Raimi

Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas! Just in time to stuff your stockings, THE MILKSHAKE BOOM bring you some serious Christmas cheer with ‘Darkman’; a 1990 film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand!

We do our best to delve into this cult classic, but occasionally get distracted as Robert and Christine have a date to see ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and were not going to miss it!  But we do get into the logistics of how dark ‘Darkman’ really is, Danny Elfman’s Batman-esque score, and how the plot completely hinges on a coffee stain!


Episode 034 – Cocktail

Cocktail (1988) Movie Poster

Aruba? Jamaica? Ooh,THE MILKSHAKE BOOM takes ya all the way down to Kokomo and then some with the Tom Cruise bartender flick ‘Cocktail’!  We’ll get there fast and then this 1988 film directed by Roger Donaldson will take it slow…real slow!  And it may not be somewhere you’ll wanna go…