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Out of Touchstone

22
Nov 2021

Episode 47 - Dead-pan Humor

We wrap up the summer of 1993 on Out of Touchstone by looking at three comedies involving resurrection and unconventional love.  First up is MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK from Touchstone Pictures, a wickedly dark comedy with an outstanding supporting cast (featuring several stars in the making).  Both Mike and Chad enjoyed the wackiness of the film and wish Hollywood would produce more like it.  From there, the co-hosts compare this zombie romance to two other films in the Disney catalog, focusing on the themes of fathers disapproving of their daughter's taste in men (SON IN LAW from Hollywood Pictures) as well as humor in the morbidity of coming back from beyond the grave (Walt Disney's HOCUS POCUS).

8
Nov 2021

Episode 46 - Stumbling Criminals and Bumbling Cops

Crime continues not to pay in the summer of 1993, and on this episode of Out of Touchstone our hosts look at the long arm of the law and some questionable decisions from reluctant criminals.  We kick off with the Touchstone sequel ANOTHER STAKEOUT, which allows Mike and Chad to question why it was even made while marvelling at the power of a sweet moustache. We then shift our focus from police work to those skirting the law in two films from Hollywood Pictures: FATHER HOOD, featuring Patrick Swayze as a deadbeat dad attempting to win the love of his kids, and MONEY FOR NOTHING, starring John Cusack as a ne'er-do-well who accidentally comes into possession of a large sum of stolen cash.  We attempt to answer the burning questions on this episode: Will the cops get their man?  Will the criminals find a heart?  And most importantly, will a good moustache lead to higher box-office returns?  

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