Lastertime's Behind The Scenes Viewing List

by jrralls | created - 25 May 2017 | updated - 29 Jul 2018 | Public

THIRTY TWENTY TEN is a Lasertime podcast that covers the pop culture landscape of thirty years ago, twenty years ago, and ten years ago and it is my favorite podcast. The hosts are skilled, they know their subject matter, they cover a wide range of pop culture topics and are always interesting, especially the behind the scenes info they give on the movies, games, and music of the time. To make a list of all the movies and media they recommend would be superfluous but if you want to go in more depth to some of their topics here are some great Making-Of-Doc some that they have recommended:

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1. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi, Menahem Golan

Votes: 4,794

This is the big one. If you listen to Thirty Twenty Ten for any amount of time this film WILL come up and there is a very good reason: it’s amazing! It may be my favorite film about making movies of all time. Covering the Rise and Fall of Cannon films from makers of schlocky cheap movies to makers of schlocky EXPENSIVE movies (they did Superman IV: The Quest For Peace) this film shows you a side of movie-making that isn’t often covered and does so in a really entertaining way. HIGHLY recommended.

2. Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys (2014)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights... See full summary »

Director: Brian Stillman | Stars: Tom Beaumont, Tom Berges, John Booth, John Cook

Votes: 526

Jedi may have came out in 1983, but Kerner pumped out toys for a long a time after that. I have a lot of fun memories of playing with these and so do a lot of people who were kids in the 1980’s.

3. Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Adventure

A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Richard Stanley, Kier-La Janisse, Michael Gingold, Graham Humphreys

Votes: 2,976

There are some movies about the making of a film that are better than the film itself. This is one of them. The story told here of the making of the infamous 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau is way better than that film itself.

4. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Chasing Tyson (2015)

Documentary, Biography, History

Explores the years that Evander Holyfield spent trying to arrange his first fight with Mike Tyson.

Director: Steven Cantor | Stars: Seth Abraham, Steve Albert, Teddy Atlas, Al Bernstein

Votes: 619

The hosts of Thirty Twenty Ten will not hesitate to tell you, repeatedly, that they do not like to watch sports. They will also not hesitate to recommend many episodes of ESPN’s Thirty For Thirty series because they are fantastic stories in and of themselves. The story of Evander Holyfield, a tremendously talented boxer, being completely overshadowed by the utterly dominating media presence of Mike Tyson is fun to watch even if, like me, you’ve never seen a real boxing match in your life.

5. Beyond the Mat (1999)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

73 Metascore

A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Jake Roberts, Barry W. Blaustein

Votes: 7,585 | Gross: $2.05M

As Dave said, "Made when pro wrestling was more popular than ever before, Beyond The Mat takes you into the life a three different wrestling stars, and shows the dark roads they travel to do what they love."

6. GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it.

Director: Brett Whitcomb | Stars: Emily Dole, Dee Booher, Angelina Altishin, Jeanne Basone

Votes: 1,493

Very, extremely, 80's.

7. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Director: Mami Sunada | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Yumiko Miyoshi, Toshio Suzuki, Shinsuke Nonaka

Votes: 4,469

8. Comic Book Confidential (1988)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, History

A survey of the artistic history of the comic book medium and some of the major talents associated with it.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb

Votes: 805

9. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,809 | Gross: $0.02M

10. The Image Revolution (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

Twenty years ago, seven superstar artists left Marvel Comics to create their own company, Image Comics, a company that continues to influence mainstream comics and pop culture to this day. ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Meaney | Stars: Charlie Adlard, Greg Aronowitz, Ryan Benjamin, Tim Callahan

Votes: 186

11. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 7,390 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 239 min | Documentary, Horror

Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 3,896

13. Lost in La Mancha (2002)

R | 89 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), off the ground.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Tony Grisoni

Votes: 10,874 | Gross: $0.73M

14. I Know That Voice (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.

Director: Lawrence Shapiro | Stars: Charlie Adler, Pamela Adlon, Carlos Alazraqui, Jack Angel

Votes: 2,444

15. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Jordan Rides the Bus (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Michael Jordan walked away from pro basketball. After leading the Dream Team to an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Ed Bradley, David Falk, Terry Francona, Phil Jackson

Votes: 985

16. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 60,374 | Gross: $3.97M

17. World 1-1 (2015)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary

World 1-1 is the first in a documentary series on the history of video games. This chapter is about Atari and how they created a new industry. It focuses on the business deals, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeanette Garcia, Daryl Rodriguez | Stars: Patrick Scott Patterson, Colin Moriarty, Nolan Bushnell, Howard Scott Warshaw

Votes: 48

18. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 20,617

19. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,985 | Gross: $0.30M

20. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

R | 96 min | Documentary

Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.

Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, George Lucas

Votes: 17,482 | Gross: $1.32M

21. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 19,775 | Gross: $0.65M

22. Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007 Video)

214 min | Documentary

The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982), culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Michael Deeley, Harrison Ford, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 1,768

23. Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show (2017)

92 min | Documentary

Creators, cast and network executives recount the strange history of the Dana Carvey Show, the irreverent prime time sketch comedy show that aired for eight episodes on ABC, following its star's meteoric run on Saturday Night Live.

Director: Josh Greenbaum | Stars: Dana Carvey, Robert Smigel, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert

Votes: 881

24. Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (2002 TV Movie)

93 min | Documentary

The history of the irreverent "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and the content battles it fought with its television network.

Director: Maureen Muldaur | Stars: Joan Baez, Jack Benny, David Bianculli, Allan Blye

Votes: 185

25. Stripped (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

Comic strip artists discuss the state and future of the artform with the decline of the newspaper medium.

Directors: Dave Kellett, Frederick Schroeder | Stars: Lalo Alcaraz, Gene Ambaum, Bill Amend, Bill Barnes

Votes: 396

26. Dear Mr. Watterson (2013)

TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

A documentary about the impact of the newspaper comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes", created by Bill Watterson.

Director: Joel Allen Schroeder | Stars: Berkeley Breathed, Jef Mallett, Stephan Pastis, Seth Green

Votes: 1,706 | Gross: $0.01M

27. The Rock-afire Explosion (2008)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

A cult fan favorite documentary which explores the rise and fall of Showbiz Pizza Place, it's animatronic rock band, and the origins of Chuck E. Cheese's.

Director: Brett Whitcomb | Stars: Chris Thrash, Aaron Fechter, Travis Schafer, Mike Scherpenberg

Votes: 360

The story of the Cuck-E-Cheeze band, more or less.

28. Special When Lit (2009)

G | 97 min | Documentary

What made more money than the entire American movie industry through the 50s and 60s? Pinball. Special When Lit rediscovers the lure of a lost pop icon. A product of the mechanical and ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Sullivan | Stars: Roger Sharpe, Rick Stetta, Sam Harvey, Tim Arnold

Votes: 576

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