Breakin’ (1984) is Cannon’s attempt to cash in on that crazy breakdancing fad. Little did they know, everyone would be dancing like that for the rest of time. At least we still have Ice-T and Christopher McDonald to remember from the early days.
In the second half, Ghostbusters fan #1 BJ gives his take on the brand new all-lady edition, Harlo continues his journey down the Friday the 13th rabbithole, Chuck demands everyone watch Stranger Things on Netflix, and Maki reads a bunch of fun listener e-mails. Enjoy!
Superfights (1995) is one hell of a movie. This tale of an energetic youngster who joins a UFC/WWE/crime syndicate is CONSTANT action, training for action, or talking about action or training for action. It’s exhausting in the best way, so much so that our first half is packed!
The second half is no slouch though, as Chuck takes a look at the BMFcast BC movies Road House 2: Last Call and Navy Seals. Also, Harlo has the first two Friday the 13th movies along with Deathgasm and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Lastly, BJ defends Ghostbusters 2 from the haters, which leads to inevitable talk about those pesky Ghostbusters reboot haters. Enjoy!
Double Team (1997) brings Jean-Claude Van Damme back into the BMFcast fold, and he’s brought Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, and Paul Freeman along for the ride. We can’t quite explain the plot, but there’s mercenaries, guns dealers and a super-secret Illuminati spy ring thing going on? Sure, that sounds about right. We talk about it for probably a bit too long.
After the break we had theme weekends as Harlo revisits the DC cinematic universe with the Nolan Batman trilogy and weighs in on Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition, Chuck sports it up with Foxcatcher, The Karate Kid, and Rocky 4, and Maki gets animated with Toy Story 2 and Happy Feet. Enjoy!
Maniac Cop (1988) is a BMF alumni-packed murderfest, where an evil Robert Z’Dar is on a murderous rampage and only Tom Atkins, Laurene Landon and Bruce Campbell can stop him! Sort of. William Smith is also along to act menacing.
Second half we talk about a plethora of movies including Harlo’s thoughts on The Brothers Grimsby, Zootopia, and the documentary Nintendo Quest, Maki discusses Trumbo and gives his thoughts on a solo viewing of Samurai Cop 2, and Chuck watches 2015’s Fantastic Four and White Line Fever. You can probably figure out which one he liked better. Enjoy!
Jaws 3-D (1983) is the finale for Sequel Month. It’s new to Blu-ray and finally includes a 3-D version of the film so we could experience it the way moviegoers once did! Does the gimmick save the film?
In the second half we chat about Deadpool and Zoolander 2, and BJ tells more tales from his recent stint with the 48 Hour Film Festival. Enjoy!
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015) is our third entry for Sequel Month, and boy do we have a tough time making sense of this thing. Much of the cast from the first film returns, along with a gaggle of porn stars and Tommy Wiseau. Because why not?
In the second half we talk Deadpool and then BJ attempts listener correspondence because Maki is out on leave. Enjoy!
Revenge of the Ninja (1983) is Sho Kosugi and Cannon’s return to the world of ninjas murdering people in office buildings. This time decorated BMFcast alum Sam Firstenberg is directing and Kosugi is the hero, facing off against a double-dealing, hypnotizing american ninja. Oh yeah, and he fights random Street Fighter 2 characters, too.
After the break Harlo gives his take on Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and revisits Inside Man, Chuck watches Cannon’s 1983 Hercules movie and BJ goes and makes his own movie! (Kinda.) Enjoy!
Deadliest Prey (2013) is the return of Mike Danton as he’s once again pulled into the dangerous game of man huntin’ by the evil Hogan in the sequel to BMFcast favorite David A. Prior’s classic Deadly Prey! Pretty much anyone that survived the first movie reprises their role in what amounts to a remake. Plus there are hackers and webcams. Does it work?
After the break we talk X-Men: Apocalypse, Step-Brothers, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films, and take some listener e-mails that devolve into JapaniMAY madness. Enjoy!
Cyclone (1987) wraps up Fred Olen May! We visit an early entry into Fred Olen Ray’s filmography, starring Heather Thomas, Jeffrey Combs and Martin Landau. It’s got a killer motorcycle. Will it take until the end of the movie for it to actually do cool stuff? (Spoiler: YES.)
Second half we get thoughts on The Nice Guys, Captain America: Civil War, Vacation, and 52 Pick-Up before delving into the final week of JapaniMAY with Crazy Violent ’80s Action Week featuring Demon City Shinjuku and the big one, Akira. Enjoy!
Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016) brings decorated BMF alum Dolph Lundgren back to the show in a sequel to the Arnold original. He’s tracking down a hacked Witness Protection list and Bill Bellamy is along for the ride. Along with a dozen kindergarteners and some new-age liberal parenting, of course.
Second half Chuck discusses The Exterminator with Steve James and Exterminator 2 with a bunch of stuntmen. Maki continues his JapaniMAY trip with Patlabor: The Movie and Macross: Do You Remember Love. After that we all take some listener correspondence. Enjoy!