Petey Wheatstraw (1977) concludes Blaxploitation History Month with the return of Rudy Ray Moore. He’s a man who’s sold his soul to the devil for revenge. Will he end up getting caught as the devil’s son-in-law? More importantly, will RRM make a coherent movie? (Spoiler: NOPE.)
After the break Chuck talks about Arrival (2016) and The Girl on the Train (2016) while Harlo continues the Pinball Project with The Shadow (1994). We also take some listener e-mails. Enjoy!
Cool Breeze (1972) brings BMFcast alum Thalmus Rasulala back for Blaxploitation History Month in a heist movie gone wrong. He’s the ringleader of a not-necessarily-trustworthy gang in this blaxploitation remake of The Asphalt Jungle (1950).
In the second half Harlo continues his Pinball Project with Congo (1995), Chuck goes back to Jack Reacher in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016), Tim Burtons it up with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016), and we also discuss a little shoot-em-up type movie called John Wick: Chapter 2. On top of that, we announce a contest you’ll want to listen for as well as a whole new slew of Patreon-exclusive podcasts. (Hint: if you like Doctor Who, Star Trek, or Futurama you may be interested!) Enjoy!
That Man Bolt (1973) has Fred Williamson as Jefferson Bolt, a smooth-talking international courier who gets tied up in a convoluted scheme involving a million-dollar briefcase, corrupt casino bosses, and ninja assassins. How many Jox will we award this Blaxploitation History Month entry?
In the second half, Maki talks about Jason Bourne (2016), Cop Out (2010), and We’re The Millers (2013) before we dive into a fresh round of listener correspondence. Enjoy!
Shaft (1971) begins our 6th annual Blaxploitation History Month with a classic. Richard Roundtree plays the titular character, a private detective caught up in a kidnapping case and a mafia turf war. Does it live up to its theme song and reputation?
After the break, Harlo gives his thoughts on Arrival (2016), Maki talks about his favorite movie, Out of Sight (1998), we take some listener mails and discuss dollar theater experiences of our pasts. Enjoy!
Rage (1995) isn’t Gary Daniels’ first BMFcast movie, but it’s definitely his first as the lead. (Spoiler: Also the best. So far.) He’s an unassuming second grade teacher who gets caught up in a government experiment gone wrong and must now battle his way to freedom, while murdering and/or defenestrating lots and lots and LOTS of bad guys.
In the second half Harlo reviews Passengers (2016) and the Mexican movie theater experience, Chuck and Maki discuss why Hail, Caesar! (2016) is one of the Coens’ lesser works, Maki sees a musical (The Book of Mormon) and we even have time for a listener e-mail. Enjoy!
2011’s AMITYVILLE HAUNTING starts the third generation of Amityville movies. None of them are connected, most likely. This one is a found footage effort that acknowledges lots of backstory though, so it was mildly interesting to say the least. Enjoy what wound up being our Amityville finale!
Space Buddies (2009) is what we watch when Harlo skips an episode. Our intrepid crew of golden retrievers somehow ends up in space and makes friends with Spudnick, a russian dogsmonaut and Gravity, a ferret who’s an expert in atmospheric re-entry trajectories. Or something.
After the break Maki rewatches John Wick (2014) and we take a metric ton of listener e-mails! Sequels to Titanic (1997) are hatched, Saved! (2004) gets a shout out and plenty more. Enjoy!
Gen 2 of Amityville begins and ends as it’s time for the 2005 Amityville Horror remake! Also known as The Abs-ityville Horror, as you’ll soon see. Come listen to two men who’ve just watched this film struggle to talk about it in the right order!
Band of the Hand (1986) is about as ’80s a movie as we can get. Produced by Michael Mann and set in Miami, it’s the tale of a Vietnam Vet (Stephen Lang) who whips a team of juvenile delinquents into shape by training them in the Everglades and then helping them end the reign of drug dealers Laurence Fishburne and James Remar. Oh yeah, and a very young Lauren Holley is along for the ride. Will an explosive finale, great soundtrack and even better ’80s fashions ripped out of Miami Vice be enough to get Jox from us?
Second half Chuck reviews The Jungle Book (2016) and The Angry Birds Movie (2016), we discuss Captain America: Civil War’s airport fight a little more in-depth, and take some listener voice- and e-mails. Enjoy!
Gen 1 of Amityville comes to a close as we discuss 1996’s AMITYVILLE DOLLHOUSE, the 8th entry in the franchise. Can a family escape the evil clutches of a spooky dollhouse? Come find out!