Gleaming The Cube (1989) has Skatember rolling on as Christian Slater searches for his adopted brother’s killer with the help of Stephen Bauer and lots of skateboarding friends. Will he crack the case or crack his trucks instead? Maybe both!
Second half we get Maki’s take on Straight Outta Compton (2015), Harlo wonders about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and issues everyone a challenge regarding Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups (2015). Enjoy!
Episode five of our Summer Movie Series takes a look at two 1986 movies that are basically the same: Club Paradise starring Robin Williams and Last Resort starring Charles Grodin. As per usual, opinions vary wildly. Enjoy!
Prayer of the Rollerboys (1991) brings Skatember into the distant future, where gangs of trenchcoated drug-dealing rollerbladers control the post-apocalyptic streets of Los Angeles. Is Corey Haim the only one who can stop them? Will he need help from Patricia Arquette? How awesome is Mark Pellegrino in this? All these questions will be answered, and more!
Second half we talk about Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) before declaring it our shortest half ever. Enjoy!
Episode four of the Summer Movie Series has us easing back into some lighter, less gross fare. One Crazy Summer talk includes a lot of Better Off Dead comparisons, and then we discuss why Weekend At Bernie’s is one of the more important films of the 20th century. Yep!
Thrashin’ (1986) continues Skatember with the age-old story of a skateboarder and his newfound girlfriend, separated by rival skate gangs. This early Josh Brolin movie has a LOT of skateboarding montages, not so much plot. But it does have Sherilyn Fenn, so you won’t hear us complaining.
After the break Harlo checks in on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows before we take some listener e-mails that lead to discussions of movies & TV shows we instantly hated or instantly loved. Enjoy!
Episode three of the Summer Movie Series is an in-depth look at two 1980s T&A comedies, Hardbodies and Hardbodies 2. Conversations get deep as we try to figure out what exactly constitutes nudity, what the heck the deal is with Greece and how humanity ever survived the Reagan era. Enjoy!
Roller Boogie (1979) begins Skatember! Ultra-rich girl Linda Blair learns to rollerskate (and boogie) from Bobby and his skate buddies down at the Venice boardwalk. Will her ultra-conservative parents accept her ditching the life of a Juliard flautist to join a short-lived fad? Will hijinks ensue? Also, how awesome does this movie make roller-skating seem? After the break Harlo covers the works of Jeremy Saulnier with Blue Ruin and Green Room before taking some listener e-mails. Enjoy!
Episode two of our Summer Movie Series has arrived as Harlo and Chuck tackle two 1985 T&A comedies with big name actors in early roles: Fraternity Vacation and Private Resort. As is becoming tradition, opinions are split between our two brave podcasters. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Tune in to find out.
Out for Justice (1991) brings back Steven Seagal as a “Brooklyn” detective on the hunt for his partner’s killer. It’s from the writer of Road House, so you know it’s already got that going for it. There’s numerous broken limbs, an unhinged, crack-smoking William Forsythe and some great action scenes, along with some amazingly bad italian accents. Did this push it to the upper level of BMFcast favorites?
After the break Maki has a Sausage Party (2016), Chuck recommends you watch The Signal (2014) as soon as possible with as little information about it as possible, we take some listener correspondence, and even give a Patreon update. Enjoy!
Here’s the first BMFcast Extra Summer Movie Series thing where, while we’re still working the kinks out of the format and whatnot, there’s still plenty of good talk and jokes about Summer Rental (1985) and Summer School (1987). Come revisit 80s beaches and Carl Reiner movies with Chuck and Harlo!