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.
Dolemite (1975) officially begins Blaxploitation History Month 2015! We finally experience Rudy Ray Moore’s iconic character, but can we dig it? Or are we no-business, born-insecure, junkyard mother… You know the rest.
Second half we talk TV on the big screen with some Game of Thrones IMAX, before re-visiting Arnold’s mid-90s CG classic Eraser. After that we attempt to wring a few laughs out of Bridesmaids before once again delving into listener emails. Can you dig it? Yeah, we can dig it. Enjoy!
Secret Agent 00 Soul (1990) is our latest journey into complete insanity. Billy Dee Williams does his stuntman a few favors, participating in what might be the most poorly-made movie we’ve ever covered. Can a movie made by stuntmen turn out to actually not be good?
Second half we discuss a few newer movies in Selma, Gone Girl and The Interview, before taking a trip through time with the Back To the Future trilogy. After that it’s another exciting batch of listener e-mails. Listen, share and enjoy!
China O’Brien (1990) is our movie for the week. Cynthia Rothrock is back to kick and punch some vengeance into a lawless small town and also run a successful campaign for sheriff.
Death Warrant (1990) is our movie of the week. JCVD goes undercover in a prison in a series of terrible ideas and shaky motives only to come up against The Sandman. They have a fight, Van Damme wins. Van Damme.