Bryan Ferry contributed “Kiss and Tell” to the soundtrack for 1988’s Bright Lights, Big City, which featured a darker and more serious turn for Michael J Fox as he played a fact-checker at a big magazine in New York City that spirals into drug and alcohol abuse after a number of personal and professional setbacks, including the death of his mother to cancer.
When the 1986 classic Stand By Me came out, Ben E. King’s iconic song, which gives the movie its title, saw a massive resurgence, jumping back into the Billboard charts and the man himself even starred in a music video featuring cast members River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton.
NBC is officially launching the streaming service Peacock next April, Netflix buys the rights to Seinfeld, some Smallville alums are coming back for Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Fugitive is getting a remake, GLOW gets a final season and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris talk about the doomed 2019 Hellboy, the latest Stephen King adaptation from Netflix, NBC’s new streaming service, a possible Cobra TV series and much more.
For this week’s podcast, Zach, Chris, and Joe dive into the trailers for the new Charlie’s Angels and Roland Emmerich’s Midway, what if Steven Seagal was cast in Batman 89, the horribly depressing ending of Toy Story 4 (No Spoilers), the new Child’s Play, Keanu’s first starring role and much more.
To celebrate the “Summer of Keanu”, Zach and Chris watched Keanu’s first-ever starring role in the 1986 TV movie, The Brotherhood of Justice, which also co-stars Billy Zane and Kiefer Sutherland, where Keanu leads his high school friends in a vigilante gang to combat the drugs and other crime affecting their school.
Canceled in May of last year by ABC, Designated Survivor was saved by Netflix for another season of political intrigue and conspiracy action as President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) battles for re-election and Hannah Wells (Maggie Q) takes a new job at the CIA to investigate new global threats.