Movie of the Year: 1984 – Repo Man

Movie of the Year: 1984

Repo Man

Can Repo Man take the title of our 1984 Movie of the Year?

In the early 80’s, UCLA film student Alex Cox wanted to move from student films to features. Remaking his student film by the same name, Repo Man would have a budget of 500 grand and be filled with punk rockers. Enter Michael Nesmith, everyone’s least favorite Monkee. At the time, Nesmith’s pockets were flush with that sweet liquid paper money, so he, along with universal, decided to turn Repo Man into a real movie. Well…as real as it turned out to be.

Repo Man tells the story of Otto, a young punk who has nothing going for him in post-apocalyptic Edge City. The apocalypse here, however, doesn’t come after a bomb has dropped, or zombies have attacked. This is after the apocalypse created by voting in conservatives (boo; furthermore, hiss). Otto takes a job as a repo man, and suddenly has a purpose, a mentor, and a girlfriend. Everything would probably end slightly less than fine if it wasn’t for a Chevy Malibu barreling towards our characters.

Coming up this season we have some of the most fun movies we’ve covered and some of the most amazing guests we’ve ever hosted. Stay tuned, everyone, because things are just getting started.

Abortion is healthcare

While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.

Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.

You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit

If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:

1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.

2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.

3. has information about where to find clinics.

4. provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.

5. has a collection of these resources and more.

You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at