Tremors (1990) felt like a well-known enough movie to help us celebrate 300 episodes of podcasting! Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward and Michael Gross star in this homage to ’50s monster b-movies. Everyone on earth rented it at some point in their lives, so how well does it hold up?
The Rift (1990) AKA Endless Descent, features an underwater expedition that may involve monsters attacking a sub. It’s a low-budget Leviathan, which was a low-budget The Abyss, so you can figure out what you’re getting. It has R Lee Ermey, though!
After the break we get back in the Bond mood with a whole bunch of talk about Spectre, the latest Daniel Craig adventure, then take some listener correspondence. Enjoy!
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is our movie for the week. Finally the two Americans Ninja team up. Or do they?
Magic Cop (1990) is our wrap up to Coptober. Also known as Mr. Vampire 5, this movie involves a Taoist cop who fights a drug ring who uses enthralled vampires to move product. Yep. That’s what it’s about.
Keaton’s Cop (1990) is the penultimate entry in Coptober 1990. Lee Majors, Abe Vigoda, and Don Rickles team up to take down mobsters. And also, osteoporosis.
After the break Harlo gives his take on Crimson Peak, BJ checks out the original Oldboy, Maki watches one of Chuck’s 31 in 31 recommendations, Dead & Buried, and we discuss prequels after a listener e-mail. Enjoy!
Vampire Cop (1990) continues our Coptober 1990 celebration. It’s a shot-on-video “horror action” movie that has a bit too much faked slow motion and not enough coherent storytelling. It does have copious amounts of nudity and unintentional comedy, though.
Cop Target (1990) continues Coptober with the tale of a seen it all cop who is assigned to provide protection to a dead DEA agent’s wife on a tropical island. She’s very ungrateful for his service.
Top Cop (1990) is how we begin Coptober. Malone is a murder machine of a policeman who looks like the sad amalgamation of Dan Haggerty and Ted Dibiase.
Second half it’s all listener correspondence. Enjoy!
Moon 44 (1990) is our movie for the week and it’s the last movie Roland Emmerich made before breaking into Hollywood proper. There’s space drones, space prisoners, space geeks, space helicopters and space Macolm McDowell.
Spaced Invaders (1990) found its way onto Bluray this week so we decided we should check it out. It’s full of watermelon aliens and wacky townsfolk but a surprising amount of jokes actually work.