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Do the films you grew-up with still hold-up? Well, Peter and Ray are here to answer that question in Retro Reviews. This podcast is about revisiting films that are 10 years or older but we don’t go any further back than the year 1980. Listen, enjoy, ...Show More
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Speed (1994)

1:05:41 | Apr 16th

In this week's podcast, Peter & Ray hop back to the year 1994 to revisit the action packed film, Speed. Let's see if this movie about a bus that needs to stay above 50 MPH still holds-up today. Listen next week as Peter & Ray revisit the live actio...Show More
Selena (1997)

1:03:04 | May 21st

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo (I know we're late but that's on brand for us) we revisit the 1997 bio-pick film, Selena. Does this movie about Mexican-American singer Selena still hold-up in today's film world dominated by bio-picks? Well, you're going t...Show More
Poltergeist (1982)

1:39:56 | May 14th

In this week's podcast, Peter, Ray, and special guest Ryan (from Dismembering Horror pod) travel back to the year 1982 to talk about Poltergeist. This is episode is jammed pack with discussions about if this horror film still holds-up in 2019, how ma...Show More
American Pie (1999)

1:03:50 | May 7th

In this week's podcast (#69 hehe), Peter and Ray travel back to the year 1999 to revisit the teen/sex comedy, American Pie. Do the jokes about horny teenage boys still hold-up or do the joke fall flat in this day-and-age? Listen to the podcast to fin...Show More
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

1:02:53 | Apr 30th

In this week's podcast, Peter and Ray jump back to the year 1988 to revisit a good animation/live action film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. We chat about if this movie still holds-up, if it's even for children, if the Disneyland attraction and land still...Show More
Cool World (1992)

56:42 | Apr 23rd

In this week's episode, Ray picked the 1992 animated/live action hybrid film, Cool World. Is this movie just a crappier copy of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? or is it a gem that just got lost in time? Well you're going to have to listen to find out. P.S. ...Show More
The Fox and the Hound (1981)

1:11:12 | Apr 9th

Peter & Ray travel back to the year 1981 to chat about The Fox and the Hound. This is the pod's first Disney animated film featured they officially revisit. Let's see to if this film about friendship still holds-up in 2019. Listen next week as Pete...Show More
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

56:05 | Apr 2nd

Have you ever heard of the film, Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)? Well, I bet many of you haven't so listen to Peter and Ray as they discuss a gem of a movie that has been forgotten. Peter and Ray also get into the conversation about if this film has the ...Show More
An American Tail (1986)

55:02 | Mar 26th

In this week's pod, Peter and Ray jump back to the year 1986 to revisit the animated film, An American Tail. Does this movie belong in the same sentence as the Disney animated movies that came out around the same time or is it an overrated animated m...Show More
Last Action Hero (1993)

56:08 | Mar 19th

In today's pod, Peter and Ray revisit the film Last Action Hero (1993). A movie that bombed so hard that it started the downfall of Arnold Schwarzenegger's film career. However, were the critics and fans wrong or correct? Listen to find out. Listen n...Show More
Spirited Away (2001)

1:08:35 | Mar 12th

In this episode, Peter, Ray, and special guest Jennifer revisit the 2001 Japanese animation film, Spirited Away. Many critics believe this movie is a masterpiece and we dive deep to see if this is true. We also get to discover Ray's dislike of Ray Ro...Show More
Forrest Gump (1994)

1:06:39 | Mar 5th

In this week's episode, Peter & Ray revisit another Oscar winning film, Forrest Gump (1994). Listen as the hosts dive deep into this film to see why it won the Oscar for Best Picture in '95, if it deserved it, why it gets the amount of hate that it d...Show More
Crash (2005)

1:08:23 | Feb 26th

In this pod, Peter & Ray travel back to the year 2005 to revisit the controversial Oscar winning film, Crash. Let's see if all the hate towards this movie is well deserved or if people were all jump in arms about it for nothing. *Note* This episode w...Show More
Bonus EP-Oscars 2019 Reaction Show!

51:50 | Feb 25th

The 2019 Oscars are in the books and now it's time for Peter and Ray to give their overreactions. Should Green Book have won? Were the Oscars better without a host? Does Walmart really have nice clothes? These are the questions we answer and much mor...Show More
Bonus EP-Oscars 2019 Predictions!

58:27 | Feb 22nd

Welcome to a bonus episode of Retro Reviews! In this episode, Peter & Ray predict which films will win an Oscar this Sunday. Also, to make things a little more interesting, whomever gets the most predictions correct, will get a "golden ticket" to pic...Show More
There's Something About Mary (1998)

1:03:37 | Feb 19th

In this week's pod, Peter and Ray revisit There's Something About Mary (1998). This movie is known to have started the raunchy-comedy trend that took over the late 90's and leaked into the early 2000's. Stay tune for next week because the duo revisit...Show More
The Notebook (2004)

1:07:42 | Feb 12th

In honor of Valentine's Day, Peter and Ray revisit The Notebook (2004). Let's see if this love story still holds-up in 2019. Tune into next week's episode when Peter and Ray rewatch and chat about There's Something About Mary (1998). Shout Outs: Pe...Show More
Waterworld (1995)

1:02:41 | Feb 5th

In this week's pod, Peter picks one of the biggest major motion picture flops of all time, Waterworld (1995). Was this film just misunderstood or is it a piece of trash that needs to belong in the bottom of the ocean? Listen to find out! Tune into ne...Show More
Varsity Blues (1999)

57:31 | Jan 29th

In this week's episode, Peter and Ray travel back to the year 1999 to revisit, Varsity Blues (Ray's pick). Let's see if this movie still belongs in the playbook or should be thrown out in the bin. Listen to next week's pod when they rewatch the mega-...Show More
Armageddon (1998)

58:09 | Jan 22nd

The team is back and this week they revisit the 1998 film, Armageddon (Peter's pick). Listen to learn if this loud and crazy film still holds-up or if it should be shot into space to be forgotten. Listen to next week's podcast when Ray picks the MT...Show More
Bonus EP-Ray's Top 10 of 2018

26:03 | Jan 15th

Since Peter left Ray high-and-dry this week so has taken upon himself to give the fans a little something while Peter is away. For this bonus pod, Ray gives his top 10 films of 2018. We go back to our regularly schedule program next week when Peter a...Show More
A League of Their Own (1992)

1:05:57 | Jan 8th

Our first movie we revisit for 2019 is 1992's, A League of Their Own (Ray's pick). Listen to hear if this movie, packed with 90's stars, still holds-up or if it should stay in the bullpen. Listen to next week's podcast when Peter & Ray give their ...Show More
Retro Reviews Retrospective 2018

35:47 | Jan 1st

Can't believe it's been an 1-year since we launched our podcast! In this episode, Peter and Ray walk down memory lane at the movies they revisited last year, some of their favorite moments, and chat about the future of the show. Hit us up with some o...Show More
Back to the Future III (1990) & More

1:21:08 | Dec 25th, 2018

This week we continue our look back at the Back to the Future trilogy by revisiting Back to the Future III (1990) and chat about other things Back to the Future related. We talk about Back to the Future attraction (at Universal Studio), the cartoon, ...Show More
Back to the Future I & II (1985 & 1989)

1:11:04 | Dec 18th, 2018

For our special 50th pod, Peter and Ray revisit one of their favorite childhood trilogies, Back to the Future. In this episode Peter and Ray talk about the first two Back to the Future films and in next week's pod, they will rewatch about Back to the...Show More
Home Alone (1990)

1:08:18 | Dec 11th, 2018

In this week's pod, Peter picks a Christmas movie that many, if not all, of the children of the 90's should remember, Home Alone (1990). We get into the depths of our past with this film and how it still holds-up today. Reference- Home Alone Conspir...Show More
Jingle All the Way (1996)

59:45 | Dec 4th, 2018

In this week's pod, Ray picks a holiday film that has a 16% on Rotten Tomatoes and that movie is Jingle All the Way (1996). Let's see if this film has improved at all over time or belongs in the discount bin. Listen to find out! Listen to next week...Show More
The Ref (1994)

57:01 | Nov 27th, 2018

In this week's pod, Peter picks a Christmas film that I bet many of you haven't seen before, The Ref (1994). Let's see if this film, that Ray has never seen before, holds-up today. Listen to next week's podcast when we rewatch, Ray's pick, Jingle All...Show More
Sixteen Candles (1984)

1:00:40 | Nov 20th, 2018

In this week's pod, Peter & Ray revisit another John Hughes' film, Sixteen Candles (1984). Next podcast we get into the holiday spirit by rewatching The Ref (1994). Shout Outs: Peter-Defunctland (Youtube)| Ray-Bodyguard (Netflix) & Vince Staples' FM!...Show More
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (1987)

1:09:05 | Nov 13th, 2018

In this week's pod, Peter & Ray revisit the 1987 John Hughes' comedy, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles. Does this film comedy still make you laugh in 2018? Listen to find out! Listen to next week's podcast when we revisit another John Hughes' film, Sixt...Show More
The Blair Witch Project (1999)

1:13:55 | Nov 6th, 2018

In this week's pod, Peter & Ray revisit The Blair Witch Project (1999). Does this film still hold-up in the year 2018 or should it have stayed lost in the woods? Listen to find out! Listen to next week's podcast when we revisit, Peter's pick, Plane, ...Show More
The Frighteners (1996)

1:04:01 | Oct 30th, 2018

It's October and that means it's Halloween time here at Retro Reviews. This week we revisit Peter Jackson's, The Frighteners (1996) Listen next week when we revisit the film, The Blair Witch Project (1999). Shout Out: Peter-St.Vincent's MassEducati...Show More
Aliens (1986)

59:37 | Oct 23rd, 2018

It's October and that means it's Halloween time here at Retro Reviews. This week we revisit James Cameron's flim, Aliens (1986) Listen next week when we revisit the film, The Frighteners (1996) Shout Out: Peter-The Haunting of Hill House, Maniac, &...Show More
Scream (1996)

1:05:51 | Oct 16th, 2018

It's October and that means it's Halloween time here at Retro Reviews. This week we revisit the 1996 horror film, Scream. Listen next week when we rewatch Aliens (1986). Shout Out: Peter & Ray- A Star is Born (movie) Contact Us: Twitter | Facebook ...Show More
The Monster Squad (1987)

1:04:17 | Oct 9th, 2018

It's October and that means it's Halloween time here at Retro Reviews. For Ray's 1st pick of this month, he picked the cult film The Monster Squad (1987). This does film, that bombed in theaters at the time, hold-up in the year 2018 or should it stay...Show More
Hocus Pocus (1993)

1:01:33 | Oct 2nd, 2018

It's October and that means it's Halloween time here at Retro Reviews. For our first Halloween themed film to revisit for this month, Peter picked the 1993 Disney film, Hocus Pocus. Let's see if this film still holds-up! For our next pod, we will be ...Show More
Bonus EP-Peter's Trip to WDW

1:05:34 | Sep 29th, 2018

In this bonus episode of the pod, Peter & Ray chat about Peter's recent 1st visit to Walt Disney World. We talk about our love for Disney theme parks and go off the rails a bit during this pod but it was fun to record. Hope you all enjoy! Contact Us:...Show More
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

49:30 | Sep 25th, 2018

*We had some audio issues throughout this pod so sorry for that but we did our best to make it sound the best it could. Thank you!* In this episode, Peter and Ray jump back to the year 1995 to revisit Rumble in the Bronx. This was the film that made ...Show More
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

59:23 | Sep 18th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray revisit Tim Burton's first featured length film, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985). Does Pee-Wee Herman's comdey antics still hold-up in today's world? Listen to find out! Listen to next week's podcast when Peter and Ray j...Show More
The Wizard (1989)

56:13 | Sep 11th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray revisit the 1989 classic, The Wizard. Does this movie about promoting the NES and Super Mario Bros. 3 still hold-up or does it need to stay in the 1989? Listen to find out! Listen to next week's podcast when Peter and R...Show More
The Blues Brothers (1980)

1:01:31 | Sep 4th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray travel all the way back to the year 1980 to revisit, The Blues Brothers. Does this SNL skit turned into a movie still hold-up? You will certainly be surprised. Listen to next week's podcast when Peter and Ray jump ahead...Show More
Kids (1995)

56:04 | Aug 28th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray jump to the year 1995 to revisit the film, Kids. Does this shocking film of the 90's still hold-up or is it as out of date as the clothes the kids are wearing? Listen to find out! Please be aware that we do discuss some...Show More
Wedding Crashers (2005)

1:02:57 | Aug 21st, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray jump to the year 2005 to revisit Wedding Crashers. There is so much to talk about that they don't even have shout outs for this week! Listen as both hold nothing back as they give their thoughts on this movie and if it ...Show More
Robocop (1987)

55:38 | Aug 14th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray jump back to the year 1987 to revisit one of the most violent films with deep messages for the time, Robocop. Does the the film's ultra-violent tone and messages still hold-up in the year 2018? Listen to find out! List...Show More
The Dark Knight (2008)

1:16:49 | Aug 7th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray jump to the year 2008 to revisit one of the mostly highed rated films on IMDB, The Dark Knight. Does this film still hold-up in a time where Marvel comic book flims own the box office? Listen to find out! Listen to nex...Show More
Robin Williams Rundown

1:36:26 | Jul 31st, 2018

The month of July is Robin Williams month here on Retro Reviews! Hosts, Peter & Ray, will only be revisiting films that star the late/great Robin Williams. For our last Robin Williams episode for the month of July, we will be going through Mr. Willia...Show More
Good Will Hunting (1997)

1:06:06 | Jul 24th, 2018

The month of July is Robin Williams month here on Retro Reviews! Hosts, Peter & Ray, will only be revisiting films that star the late/great Robin Williams. For our 4th episode of July, they will be going to the year 1997 to revisit Good Will Hunting....Show More
The Birdcage (1996)

1:10:50 | Jul 17th, 2018

The month of July is Robin Williams month here on Retro Reviews! Hosts, Peter & Ray, will only be revisiting films that star the late/great Robin Williams. For their 3rd episode of July, they jump to the year 1996 to revisit The Birdcage. Does comdey...Show More
Hook (1991)

54:54 | Jul 10th, 2018

The month of July is Robin Williams month here on Retro Reviews! Hosts, Peter & Ray, will only be revisiting films that star the late/great Robin Williams. For their 2nd episode of July, they will be traveling back to the year 1991 to watch, Hook. Do...Show More
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

52:09 | Jul 3rd, 2018

The month of July is Robin Williams month here on Retro Reviews! Hosts, Peter & Ray, will only be revisiting films that star the late/great Robin Williams. For 1st episode of July, they will be traveling back to the year 1987 to expereince, Good Morn...Show More
Akira (1988)

58:53 | Jun 26th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray jump to the year 1988 to revisit their first anime film, Akira. Does this tale of neo-Tokyo still hold-up in the year 2018? Well, you're going to have to listen to find out! Listen to next week's podcast because we hav...Show More
Parenthood (1989)

1:03:38 | Jun 19th, 2018

In this pod, Peter and Ray jump back again to the year 1989 to revist, Parenthood. This is Peter's pick this week and we see if this Ron Howard film still holds-up in the year 2018. Listen to next week's pod when Peter and Ray jump only one year bac...Show More
Bowling for Columbine (2002)

1:03:44 | Jun 12th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray jump to the year 2002 to review the Oscar winning documentary, Bowling for Columbine. Does this film about American's obession with violence and guns still hold-up? Well, you're going to have to listen to discover for y...Show More
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

59:51 | Jun 5th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray travel to the year 1997 to revisit Peter's pick, My Best Friend's Wedding. Does this romcom still hold-up in the year 2018? Does Juila Roberts' acting charm you to you death? Well, you're going to have to listen to find...Show More
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

59:43 | May 29th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray jump to the year 1989 to review the Oscar winning movie, Driving Miss Daisy. This week was Ray's pick has an interesting story on why he has a relationship with this film from his childhood. Listen to next week's podca...Show More
Spider-Man (2002)

1:05:10 | May 22nd, 2018

Welcome to Retro Reviews! A podcast where hosts Peter and Ray review films from their childhood's past. However, the movies that they review have to be 10 years or older but aren't older than the year 1980. This week is Peter's pick and he choose t...Show More
The Goonies (1985)

1:01:43 | May 15th, 2018

Welcome to Retro Reviews! A podcast where hosts Peter and Ray review films from their childhood's past. However, the movies that they review have to be 10 years or older but aren't older than the year 1980. In this episode, Peter and Ray travel back...Show More
U2:Rattle & Hum (1988)

58:50 | May 8th, 2018

Welcome to Retro Reviews! A podcast where hosts Peter and Ray review films from their childhood's past. However, the movies that they review have to be 10 years or older but aren't older than the year 1980. In this episode, Peter and Ray travel back ...Show More
White Men Can't Jump (1992)

1:02:13 | May 1st, 2018

Welcome to Retro Reviews! A podcast where hosts Peter and Ray review films from their childhood's past. However, the movies that they review have to be 10 years or older but aren't older than the year 1980. In this episode, Peter and Ray travel back ...Show More
Ghostbusters II (1989)

53:03 | Apr 24th, 2018

Welcome to Retro Reviews! A podcast where hosts Peter and Ray review films from their childhood's past. However, the movies that they review have to be 10 years or older but aren't older than the year 1980. In this episode, Peter and Ray travel back ...Show More
Short Circuit (1986)

52:23 | Apr 17th, 2018

Welcome to Retro Reviews! A podcast where hosts Peter and Ray review films from their childhood's past. However, the movies that they review have to be 10 years or older but aren't older than the year 1980. In this episode, Peter and Ray travel back ...Show More
Face/Off (1997)

51:18 | Apr 10th, 2018

Welcome to Retro Reviews! A podcast where hosts Peter and Ray review films from their childhood's past. However, the movies that they review have to be 10 years or older but aren't older than the year 1980. In this episode, Peter and Ray travel back ...Show More
March Madness 90's Disney Edition THE FINAL

49:53 | Apr 3rd, 2018

This is it folks, the final two 90's Disney movies from our March Madness style tournment. This epsiode Peter and Ray will be talking about #1 The Lion King and #3 Beauty & the Beast. Which film will be crowned the king of 90's Disney films? Well, yo...Show More
March Madness 90's Disney Edition #4

41:19 | Mar 27th, 2018

Question: which 90's Disney animated movie is the best? Well, Retro Reviews is here to figure that out! Throughout the month of March, Peter and Ray will determine which 90's Disney animated movie is the best using a tournament bracket style. Movies ...Show More
March Madness 90's Disney Edition #3

42:39 | Mar 20th, 2018

Question: which 90's Disney animated movie is the best? Well, Retro Reviews is here to figure that out! Throughout the month of March, Peter and Ray will determine which 90's Disney animated movie is the best using a tournament bracket style. Movies ...Show More
March Madness 90's Disney Edition #2

59:16 | Mar 13th, 2018

Question: which 90's Disney animated movie is the best? Well, Retro Reviews is here to figure that out! Throughout the month of March, Peter and Ray will determine which 90's Disney animated movie is the best using a tournament bracket style. Movies ...Show More
March Madness: 90's Disney Edition #1

40:59 | Mar 6th, 2018

Question: which 90's Disney animated movie is the best? Well, Retro Reviews is here to figure that out! Throughout the month of March, Peter and Ray will determine which 90's Disney animated movie is the best using a tournament bracket style. Movies ...Show More
Bonus EP-Oscars Reaction Show!

44:08 | Mar 5th, 2018

In this special bonus episode, Peter and Ray give their reactions to last night's Oscars. They give their thoughts on the winners, losers, and the overall show. If you would like to hit us up on your thoughts on the Oscars, you can at @Retro_Reviews_...Show More
Vanilla Sky (2001)

1:00:35 | Feb 27th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray travel back to the year 2001 to revisit Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky. Starring Tom Cruise, Penelepe Cruz, and Cameron Diaz. Does this mindbending tale still hold-up? Listen as Peter and Ray discuss and debate. Shout Ou...Show More
Titanic (1997)

1:01:50 | Feb 20th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray travel back to the year 1997 to revisit a film that comes along once in a generation and that movie is James Cameron's Titanic. Since this film is three hours long, there is no shout outs this week but we do honor the l...Show More
Scary Movie (2000)

53:26 | Feb 13th, 2018

Peter and Ray get to unfortunately travel back to the year 2000 to revisit Scary Movie directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and written by the Wayans' brothers. Is this film still rewatchable in the year 2018? Listen to find out. Shout Outs for this epis...Show More
Little Giants (1994)

50:59 | Feb 6th, 2018

In this episode, Peter and Ray travel back to the year 1994 to revisit a childhood classic Little Giants starring Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill. Let’s see this football children’s classic still holds-up. Shout Outs for this episode: Peter-70mm films Ra...Show More
Bonus EP- Oscar Noms Chat

33:51 | Feb 2nd, 2018

In this speical bonus episode of Retro Reviews, Peter and Ray chat about the Oscar Nominations that were announced a little more than a week ago. They give their thoughts on who they want to win, who they think will win, and who got snubbed. If you w...Show More
Groundhog Day (1993)

50:21 | Jan 30th, 2018

Peter and Ray travel back to the year 1993 to review a cult classic, Groundhog Day. Directed by Harold Ramis and staring Bill Murray, Andie Macdowell, and a ton of other amazing character actors. Let's find out if this film still holds up in the 21st...Show More
Batman (1989)

50:54 | Jan 23rd, 2018

In this epsiode, Peter and I (Ray) travel back to the year 1989 to review Tim Burton's Batman. Hear our thoughts on if this comicbook film still holds up in today's world of huge blockbuster Marvel and DC films. Follow us on Twitter  @Retro_Reviews_ ...Show More
Knocked Up (2007)

49:55 | Jan 16th, 2018

In this epsiode of Retro Reviews, Peter and I (Ray) travel back to the year 2007 to review Judd Apatow's Knocked Up . Hear our thoughts on how this film changed the landscape of year 2000's comedies and if it still holds up. Follow us on Twitter  @Re...Show More
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

40:09 | Jan 9th, 2018

In our very first Retro Reviews podcast, Peter and I (Ray) travel back to the year 1980 to review Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Hear our thoughts on how the movie holds up to today's Star Wars films and if this is the best film in the series. F...Show More
The Pilot

41:43 | Jan 1st, 2018

Welcome to Retro Reviews podcast! Peter and myself (Ray) will review movies that are ten years or older but we don't go any further than 1980 (Millennials, right?). In this episode, Peter and I discuss what this podcast is about, who we are, where we...Show More