We recall Contact (1997), or as we call it Science of the Lambs. We remember J Fos is the main character, attempt to do our best McConaughey impressions, and play the game, "yes, the banged, but how many times and when?"
We recall The Princess Bride (1987) live from Trylon Cinema in Minneapolis in front of a live audience! There are bets about mustaches, a hill of truth, and is his name Shawn Wallace or Wallace Shawn? Plus, some #truetotesheads get in on the action.
We recall The Fifth Element (1997), a movie that features robot priests, space Hitler, and leather shorts. Plus, we find out what the fifth element really is. (It's love, probably).
We'd like to acknowledge that we recorded this episode prior to Luke Perry's passing. Thank you LP for being kind to Molly and for crushing it in this movie.
It's Valentine's Day, so you know what that means. We recall an animated Disney film because they are the most romantic films of all time. This time we recall Robin Hood (1973) because Robin Hood is a fox in more ways than one. We try to remember which animals appear in the movie, but ultimately we are too distracted by Robin Hood's charm and how money works.
We recall Mary Poppins (1964) as a jolly good time and probably the source of all of our OUTSTANDING cockney accents. Plus, we play one of our favorite games, Did They Bang?
Every time a bell rings, we recall It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Jaquette tries to guess what the movie is about, we bet we might cry, and we all attempt James Stewart impressions at one point. Plus, Zuzu's petals!
We recall The Karate Kid (1984). Linden tries to summarize the movie having never seen it, Molly and Beth have differing opinions of Ralph Macchio, and Jaquette reveals his love of trees. Plus, we try to keep those teens cool.
Happy Halloween! We can't tell if we are more scared by this movie or how bad our memories are. We recall Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990). We remember a lady gremlin, an Einstein gremlin, and maybe there's a drawer gremlin? Beth bases her entire "recollection" on her memory of a Key & Peele sketch. And Joe Dante makes his triumphant return.
We recall Labyrinth (1986), a film starring puppets and David Bowie's codpiece. We discuss the definition of a onesie, the symbolism behind the story, and whether or not Bowie knew he had to write music for the film. We think you'll find this episode to be bow wow wonderful.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! We recall The Wizard of Oz (1939) starring the strawman, the peppermint gang, and man weirdly crying from his eyebrows. And fair warning, somehow this is our most sexual episode to date.
“There’s no crying in baseball,” is a line from this movie, we think. We recall A League of Their Own (1992). There is sisterhood, Tom Hanks is a cad, and an annoying kid becomes Hanks’ nemesis. Plus, we prove once and for all that none of us knows anything about baseball.
And also, Happy 4th Anniversary to us! Thank you all for listening and supporting the show. We love you.
We recall Look Who’s Talking (1989) as a film about talking sperm. Other things have to happen in the movie, but really we can only remember that sperm talks. It’s as disturbing as we recall.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Great Scott! It's Respect Listener Opinions Month! You casted your votes and the winner is... Back to the Future (1985)! We have difficulties keeping our timelines straight, Molly is bored by the clocktower, and we make it clear that we understand time travel.
Thank you to all of our awesome listeners. We respect you so hard.
We recall Jaws (1975) and discuss how sharks are real-life monsters. Apologies to the late Roy Scheider for confusing you with Rob Schneider.
We recall Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), a title that does not include the name Indiana Jones. We predict there will be snakes, maps, and problematic white male behavior. Beth is still unsure which one this is.
We recall Men in Black (1997) in this very special LIVE episode of Totes Recall! (Recorded at Trylon Cinema in Minneapolis on Feb. 22, 2018). We recall a bug, a pug, and space ship in Seattle. And also, David Cross is in this movie.
A big thanks to everyone who came out to support Totes Recall Live! And a thank you to Totes Heads who supported from afar!
Per Totes Recall tradition, we celebrate Valentine's Day by recalling one of the most romantic movies on the planet, Disney animated features. We recall Beauty and the Beast (1991). Molly is pretty sure Niles from Frasier is in it, Beth and Linden feel strongly that human beast is unattractive, and Jaquette bets Belle is the town's annual sacrifice to the beast. Plus, we really try our best to figure out the timeline of this movie.
OK, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today. We recall Groundhog Day (1993) with Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Scooter the Groundhog. We have a whole list of MVPs, and Molly might hurt Dan's feelings. Plus, be sure to listen to the whole ep for some prime #avocadotips.
We recall Dirty Dancing (1987) starring Patrick Swayze, the sister from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and evil Russian dancers(?). We discuss what makes dancing dirty, certain awakenings, and how plausible it is to carry three large watermelons.
To help give the new Star Wars movie a Totes Recall bump, we recall The Empire Strikes Back (1980). We discuss space workplace dynamics, snakes, and Molly learns that Star Wars takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
We recall Die Hard (1988) for the holidays! There's explosives, machine guns, and German accents! All the ingredients necessary for a Christmas classic. Plus, we talk about Winston the police officer and if there is a teddy bear in the movie.
We recall 9 to 5 (1980), a workplace comedy about women sticking it to the/a man. Molly remembers finding three role models, Beth has a hard time using words, and Jaquette bets there's a man in the movie. Plus, we are thrown off our game by our new microphones. (Thank you, Patrons!)
We recalled Psycho (1960) as a film about a man who dresses as his dead mother to commit murder. It turns out it's really about an adult who drinks milk. Like, a good portion of this episode is about milk. #milk
We recall Blade Runner (1982), a movie so slowly paced, it took 35 years to release its sequel. We mostly remember that it's dark and Harrison Ford is in it. #nailedit
We recall Disney's The Parent Trap (1998), which is NOT the same movie as Freaky Friday, but does also star Lindsay Lohan. We discuss hats, Butler-Nanny love, and how Sammy the dog is the only sane character in this movie.
Hellllooooooo! We recalled Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), a movie about a father pretending to be an older British woman in order to trick his wife and the law into letting him see his kids (more than once a week). We discuss how allergies work, why "drive by fruiting" is funny, and, to Molly's delight, divorce.
In celebration of our three-year anniversary, we recall the film that is in the center of our anni-venndiagram, Batman & Robin (1997). We remember enough to know that it is A) a Batman movie and B) stars Arnold Schwarzenegger. Plus, we discover our new favorite person, Joe Prado, captain of transportation.
What's happening. Yeah...we recalled Office Space (1999). We got the memo about the TPS reports, Jennifer Aniston being cool, and the stapler. But, uh, we're gonna need a little reminder about some other things.
Oh, and we almost forgot, Gertie (the dog) is very vocal in the first half of this episode. So...uh...yeah...we're sorry about that. Thanks.
It's Respect Listener Opinions Month, which means we watched a movie selected by our awesome listeners. We recalled The Rock (1996) starring the Scottish actor and our fave, Nic Cage. There's plenty of green, not enough Cage Rage, and so much patriotism (USA #1 ).
It's hard to forget that Bruce Lee is cool AF in Enter the Dragon (1973). Other details, we're not so clear on.
Our memories of this movie don't amount to a hill of beans or something like that. We recalled Casablanca (1942), a film rife with famous quotes, intense emotion, and cigarettes. So. Many. Cigarettes.
Can you feel the love tonight? We celebrate the month of love and romance with Disney's family film The Lion King (1994). There's stampede talk, butt jokes, and those two lions totally bang, right?
Get ready for a lot of sighing. We recalled Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), where the title is just as exhausting as the movie. There is hope it's not as bad as we remember, and there is disappointment for so many reasons.
To celebrate this holiday season we recall Gremlins (1984), the movie where adorable kitten-toddlers turn into horrifying murder-monsters. Molly remembers being scarred watching the movie as a child, Joe Dante is born, and we find out why George Washington's birthday can be so depressing.
Like awesome! Oh, wow! Like totally check it out! We recalled Bring It On (2000). Molly remembers having cheer fever, Beth attempts to recite a cheer, and the Dans reminisce about being forced into watching this movie.
Subtitle: Molly's Redemption.
For the spooky month of October, we recalled the classic love story of a girl and her dead boyfriend, Ghost (1990). Molly gets a second chance to review the movie, we decide if it really does "have it all," and we get into the intricacies of ghost physics.
Game over, man! We recall Aliens (1986), a sequel to a movie we remember being pretty good. There is a girl with the name of a small animal, Billy Pax, and a cat that is definitely dead (or definitely alive).
"Better late than never," is what we always say at Totes Recall. So what if it is August? We recall Independence Day (1996). It's been 20 years, which means we've had 20 years to forget about which monuments are blown up by aliens and who plays Jeffy G's dad.
Totes Recall just entered its terrible twos by recalling this terrible 2012 remake of Total Recall. Typically we try to watch a movie we've all seen, but this time we (p)recall the movie based on the original. We look forward to some crazy Arnie-style acting, Mars, and tummy muppets. Spoiler alert: we are sorely disappointed.
On our two-year anniversary, we would like to take this moment to thank all of our listeners for your continued support. Y'all are the best.
We all know the story of Romeo and Juliet, but can we recall what happens in Romeo + Juliet (1996)? We know it's an updated version of the story because of the plus sign (clearly). We know there is a nurse. We know it's going to be a bummer. But we definitely did not remember that Paul Rudd was in this movie. By the way, Paul Rudd is in this movie.
May is Respect Listener Opinion Month, so we respected your opinions and recalled, Point Break (1991). Molly takes her best guess about the plot based on how movies work, and we all have strong opinions on the dog scene. You know the one.
Heartbreak, swords and scamps. A lot happens in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), but can we remember all of it? We think you know the answer. Plus, we come across a scamp of our own.
On this episode of Totes Recall, we recall the insanity/masterpiece that is Con Air (1997). Two of us have seen it and two of us try to "recall" the movie based off GIFs and how movies work. How well can you remember a movie you've never seen? The answer is: pretty well.
It's that time of the year again where Totes Recall celebrates the season of love by watching one of the most romantic films of all time, Disney's Aladdin (1992). We can all agree that a street rat falls for a princess in the film, but does Jafar have magical powers the whole time?! That's the real debate.
Houston, we have a podcast. We watched Apollo 13 (1995) and reached for the moon (and to be fair, we reach for a lot of things in this episode). We try to recall the astronauts aboard Apollo 13, if there is a training session in the beginning of the film, and we all gang up on Dan Jaquette.
We, at Totes Recall, force ourselves to awaken our memories of Star Wars (1977) Episode Four: The First One. We cover whether this is the one with ewoks, Princess Leia's snapchat, and the coolest Star Wars character, Chewbacca.
This beloved holiday classic might not be what we all remember. We recall Love Actually (2003), a movie we had forgotten is filled with fat shaming, creepy relationships, and seven-too-many plot lines.
Jumanji (1995). A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind. And a movie that we think we remember pretty well. We ask the important questions. Is the lady from Frasier their aunt or mom? Who ends up winning the game? And do you know how when you make a building you need to dig a hole first?
It's showtime! Happy Halloween from all of us at Totes Recall. In celebration of all things creepy and crawly, we watched Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988). Beth tells us why Beetlejuice is her nemesis, we recall bureaucracy in the afterlife, and we try to remember what VHS means.
Two very unpleasant people swap bodies and learn nothing in this Lindsay Lohan-and-Jamie Lee Curtis picture. We're pretty sure we've blocked out most of Freaky Friday (2003) from our memories, but we recall what we can.
Tom Hanks goes to bed a 12-year-old boy and wakes up a full-grown man in this beloved film, Big (1988). We try to recall what songs he plays on the floor piano, if his parents think he is at a sleepover or kidnapped, and who had top bunk. Plus, the return of a Totes fav, Did They Bang?
Get your ass to Mars! It's the one-year anniversary special of Totes Recall! In honor of our trip around the sun, we watched our namesake film, Total Recall (1990). We are almost as confused as Douglas Quaid about what really happened in this movie.
Hold onto your butts! We watched Steven Spielberg's action dino flick, Jurassic Park (1993). It was hard for any of us to forget the T. rex or Jeff Goldblum's performance, but what about the presence of pterodactyls or Samuel L. Jackson?
Put on your sunglasses and leather trench coat, we recall the most awesome action film of 1999, The Matrix. We discuss awesome multimillion dollar fight scenes, awesome special effects, and the awesome philosophy behind the film. Did we mention this movie is awesome? Plus, the very important discussion on whether or not we see Keanu Reeves' butt.
Chinatown (1974) is a neo-noir starring Jack Nicholson and someone else. Things happen, but we're not really sure what those things are. Then his nose gets cut up and the ending is sad. Does anyone remember what happens in this movie?
In honor of the release of Furious 7, we recalled the best/worst movie in the series, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). For this very special episode we strayed a bit from our regular format. This time, only one of us has seen it. Is it possible to recall a movie you've never seen? Pretty much.
Time to head to the basement because we recalled Twister (1996). We all remember the flying cow, but is the lead male played by Bill Pullman or Bill Paxton? Plus the world premiere of Weatherman Dan.
To celebrate the season of love, we watched the most romantic film of all time, The Little Mermaid (1989). Swim through a sea of nostalgia with us as we try to remember that part where Ariel is being chased by a shark and what the difference between a mermaid and a siren is.
Bonus episode! When we came up with the idea for Totes Recall, we recorded a pilot episode that hasn't been heard by anyone but us...until now. We watched the dystopian thriller Minority Report (2002). Or was it that Futurama episode?
City Slickers (1991) is a comedy starring Billy Crystal...or so we remembered. Turns out it is a film comprised of real moment after real moment starring a baby cow named Norman. Yeehaw!
Here's a special bonus episode of Totes Recall. After we turned off the mics, Beth shared a thought she had surrounding our "Kevin McCallister is dead" theory. We turned the mics back on, and here is what happened.
Happy holidays from all of us at Totes Recall! In celebration of the holiday season, we watched the Christmas classic, Home Alone (1990). We remember Kevin McCallister's House of Horrors, Jaquette gets the old-man feels, and Molly realizes she's never seen the movie.
But wait, there's more! Keep an eye out for a special bonus episode on January 1.
In a very special episode of Totes Recall, the crew recalls a film three of them have seen, and one of them only knows from pop culture references: Grease (1978). Linden talks about using the movie to gain friends, Molly defends Sandra D., and everyone gains confidence.
Happy Halloween from Totes Recall! To celebrate the spooky times, the crew recalls The Silence of the Lambs (1991). They remember Buffalo Bill dancing like a Harlem Globetrotter. Molly remembers a moment of levity. And they each predict their number one creep time.
The crew recalls The African Queen (1951). Beth remembers a fun romp. Jaquette was titillated by the handsome Katharine Hepburn. Molly is a contrarian. Linden asks, "Did they bang?"
Beth, Dan, Dan, and Molly recall a film from their childhoods, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989). Everyone remembers a baseball, a magnifying glass, and an experiment gone wrong. The emotional distress caused by tragedy amongst the grass? That's another story.
For the very first episode of Totes Recall, Beth, Dan, Dan and Molly try to recap the 1995 classic Batman Forever. Dan Linden remembers glowing gang members. Dan Jaquette remembers tubes and a choice. And Beth and Molly remember Batman & Robin.