Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) concludes our April O’Neil celebration. Do our memories of this ninja fightin’ “classic” live up to re-watching as old men?
House Party (1990) continues Kid ‘N Playpril as we return to the beginning of the House Party saga. It’s strangely good-natured, despite Play not wanting to associate with Kid, Martin Lawrence or any of his own friends. At least there are angry old men to give us entertaining one-liners!
Second half we discuss Daredevil on Netflix, and Daredevil (with Coolio!) and Chuck revises his best of 2014 list with John Wick, Interstellar, The Judge, The Imitation Game and Nightcrawler. There’s even a fan comic e-mail for us that you can see below. Enjoy!
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Wheels of Terror (1990) continues April Fuels with a made-for-cable killer car movie. Early-’70s Charger battles little yellow school bus in what might be one of the longest chase sequences we’ve ever experienced on the show. Is it enough to make up for a pretty dull first and second act?
Second half we take some listener correspondence and then it’s all Furious 7 talk, both spoiler-free and spoiler-heavy. (Don’t worry, we’ll give you plenty of warning.) Everything you could possibly want to know about we want you to know about this movie is covered. Enjoy!
Shakma (1990) is the thrilling tale of a LARPing session gone totally wrong when a chemically altered, incredibly angry baboon is unleashed on an unsuspecting group of med students. And their doors. Lots and lots of doors.
Second half we wrap up our talk of Last Man on Earth, Chuck talks Jackie Chan with Police Story and then shifts gears to The Master, for some reason. On the eve of Furious 7, we revisit discussion of the Fast & Furious movies. Again. After that it’s some listener e-mails. Enjoy!
Dragonfight (1990) might be the most alum-packed episode we’ve ever had. Robert Z’Dar takes on a guy named Falchion in some kind of gladiator combat for the pleasure of megacorporations in the middle of the desert in the distant future of 1990. Trust us, it makes even less sense in the actual movie.
Second half Harlo dives into some newer musical movie fare with Whiplash and Inside Llewyn Davis, Chuck puzzlingly revisits the Rush Hour trilogy, Maki revisits some movies involving fast cars, BJ talks TV with Last Man on Earth, and we even have time for listener e-mails. It’s action-packed. Enjoy!
Invasion Force (1990) is our next foray into the world of David A. Prior. and like the prior Prior movies, it’s a wonder of low budgetness. A film crew making an action movie must thwart would-be terrorists from taking over a town and holding the inhabitants hostage.
1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982) is our choice for celebrating 6 years of podcasting. Can a hero named Trash with a strangely rigid saunter lead his biker gang to victory over the post-apocalyptic Bronx wasteland ruled by The Ogre (Fred Williamson) in the distant future of 1990?
Second half BJ needs your help deciphering Frank, Chuck revisits a BMF classic in Vicious Lips, Harlo falls in love with Star Wars Rebels, and we check out a metric ton of listener voicemails and e-mails. Enjoy!
Willie Dynamite (1974) wraps up Blaxploitation History Month 2015 (a week late, but still). Gordon from Sesame Street is the world’s most charismatic pimp with the world’s coolest wardrobe and the world’s coolest car. So of course everyone in New York City wants to take him down.
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975) continues Blaxploitation History Month. Tamara Dobson and the Karate Brothers return for this bigger, crazier, Hong Kong-ier sequel. Is a whole lot of face makeup and a ridiculous amount of third-act carnage enough to top the original?
Bucktown (1975) the next movie for Blaxploitation History Month. Fred Williamson returns home to bury his brother and ends up finding a crooked cop ring of extortion in this small town of debauchery.