Damn Good Movie Memories
Episode 295 - Ira Belfer (Owner of Captain Video)

Episode 295 - Ira Belfer (Owner of Captain Video)

May 20, 2022

Since 1985, Captain Video has been a video rental mainstay of the San Francisco Bay Area and is one of the last remaining traditional video stores still operating in the United States.  Ira looks back on the early days of the home video rental business and how he started, along with what keeps him going in the present day of modern technology. 

If you're ever in the San Francisco Bay Area and still love collecting or renting movies or simply want to experience a blast from the past, stop in and say hello to Ira at Captain Video:

2837 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 572-0212

Episode 294 - The Out-of-Towners (1970)

Episode 294 - The Out-of-Towners (1970)

May 14, 2022

Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis have the trip from hell where anything that can go wrong, does go wrong!  Screenplay written by Neil Simon.  Remade in 1999 with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn.

Episode 293 - Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Episode 293 - Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

May 6, 2022

A remake of the original 1960 'Rat Pack' film, as we follow a new group of con-artists looking to pull off the greatest heist in Las Vegas casino history. Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Elliott Gould, Carl Reiner, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, and Shaobo Qin.  Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Episode 292 - The Night Before (1988)

Episode 292 - The Night Before (1988)

April 29, 2022

Keanu Reeves plays a shy, geeky teenager who attempts to go with one of the most popular girls (Lori Loughlin) to the prom.  However, they never make it to the prom and instead becomes a crazy night in the city.  Co-starring Theresa Saldana and Trinidad Silva, plus music from The P-Funk All-Stars featuring George Clinton and Bootsy Collins.

Episode 291 - Mystery Date (1991)

Episode 291 - Mystery Date (1991)

April 22, 2022

Ethan Hawke asks his neighbor (Teri Polo) out on what seems like a harmless blind date.  However, through mistaken identities and a number of merry mix-ups, the date becomes a mystery thriller!  Co-starring Brian McNamara, Fisher Stevens, and BD Wong.

Episode 290 - Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Episode 290 - Murder, My Sweet (1944)

April 15, 2022

Based on the Raymond Chandler novel, private detective Phillip Marlowe (Dick Powell) is hired for multiple jobs including finding a missing woman and separately, a missing jade necklace.  Co-starring Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, and Mike Mazurki.

Episode 289 - Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

Episode 289 - Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

April 8, 2022

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie star as a married couple who are unaware each other is a high-profile assassin.  Co-starring Vince Vaughn, Kerry Washington, and Adam Brody.  Directed by Doug Liman.

Episode 288 - Miss March (2009)

Episode 288 - Miss March (2009)

April 1, 2022

A raunchy comedy starring Zach Cregger who awakens after a 4-year coma and attempts to reconnect with his high school girlfriend with the help of his moronic best friend (Trevor Moore).  Co-starring Craig Robinson and Raquel Alessi.

Episode 287 - Mallrats (1995)

Episode 287 - Mallrats (1995)

March 25, 2022

The second film from director Kevin Smith after the surprise indie hit of 'Clerks'.  Did a bigger budget help or hurt Mallrats?  Starring Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Claire Forlani, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Mewes, and Ethan Suplee.

Episode 286 - Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

Episode 286 - Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

March 18, 2022

Rodney Dangerfield stars as the most outrageous TV talk show host.  Throw in Dangerfield's patented comic one-liners and you have an over-the-top box office bust.  What other podcast would cover this film?  What other podcast host would even have this film in their DVD collection?  Co-starring Debi Mazar, David Ogden Stiers, Cindy Williams, and Burt Reynolds.

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