Cyclone (1987) wraps up Fred Olen May! We visit an early entry into Fred Olen Ray’s filmography, starring Heather Thomas, Jeffrey Combs and Martin Landau. It’s got a killer motorcycle. Will it take until the end of the movie for it to actually do cool stuff? (Spoiler: YES.)
Second half we get thoughts on The Nice Guys, Captain America: Civil War, Vacation, and 52 Pick-Up before delving into the final week of JapaniMAY with Crazy Violent ’80s Action Week featuring Demon City Shinjuku and the big one, Akira. Enjoy!
Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016) brings decorated BMF alum Dolph Lundgren back to the show in a sequel to the Arnold original. He’s tracking down a hacked Witness Protection list and Bill Bellamy is along for the ride. Along with a dozen kindergarteners and some new-age liberal parenting, of course.
Second half Chuck discusses The Exterminator with Steve James and Exterminator 2 with a bunch of stuntmen. Maki continues his JapaniMAY trip with Patlabor: The Movie and Macross: Do You Remember Love. After that we all take some listener correspondence. Enjoy!
Doom (2005) has been on The List™ since the start of the podcast, and 324 episodes in we finally review this videogame adaptation starring The Rock, Karl Urban and Rosamund Pike. Can The Rock and Bones save this poorly lit movie?
After the break Harlo talks Captain America: Civil War and Jodorowsky’s Dune, JapaniMAY continues as BJ chimes in on Redline, Maki and Harlo love Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro & Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Chuck even joins the animated fun with Duck Tales: The Movie(! ?) It’s a jam-packed half. Enjoy!
Captain America (1979) is a TV movie starring BMFcast alum Reb Brown as Steve Rogers. He’s got the motorcycle and he’s got the super strength, but does the rest match up?
After the break Harlo gives us his thoughts on Key & Peele’s Keanu before we dive head-first into Ani-MAY (or JapaniMAYtion, if you prefer) with Crazy Visual Action week featuring Paprika (2006) and Redline (2009). Will they convert us to anime fans? Only one way to find out. Enjoy!
Dangerous Men (2005) is our movie for this week, and the episode title is not a joke. (If you’re sensitive about violence towards women, this might be the week to skip. Seriously.) Dangerous Men is the story of a woman wronged who is out for revenge… Sort of. It’s also the story of a cop tracking down a biker named Black Pepper… Sort of. Pieced together over 20+ years of footage and recently re-released by Drafthouse Films, was this “WTF is happening” movie worth the effort?
Enter The Ninja (1981) is a Cannon classic from the inimitable Menahem Golan. Franco Nero plays the whitest ninja while Sho Kosugi plays the most kill-happy. We also get a healthy dose of crazy bosses and fun henchmen.
After the break Harlo talks more Hardcore Henry, Chuck gives his verdict on HBO’s Confirmation and take more listener correspondence! Enjoy!
The Ice Pirates (1984) marks a space classic unseen since the childhoods of some podcast members, but does it hold up as adults? Can a bevy of BMFcast alums overcome the randomness and weird tone?
Hard Hunted (1993) brings us back into the wonderful world of Andy Sidaris. Donna and Nicole are once again tasked with doing something that will involve shooting dudes, blowing up dudes and getting naked with dudes. It’s an Andy Sidaris movie, after all.
Russell Madness (2015) is, predictably, the conclusion to the March To Russell Madness! Robert Vince returns to direct another tale of talking dogs and monkeys doing things they shouldn’t be doing. Like joining pro wrestling federations. Will we become Russell Maniacs by the time it’s all over?
Tough and Deadly (1995) continues the March to Russell Madness! Billy Blanks and Roddy Piper, the stars of Back In Action return to kick a LOT of people in the face. Like, an unbelievable amount. Don’t believe us? Watch our face kick supercut!
After the break we get Netflixy as BJ discusses Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and Harlo gives his take on Pee Wee’s Big Holiday. Chuck revisits Revenge of the Nerds, Maki honors ATCQ by watching Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest and we even take some listener correspondence that might be wrestling related! Enjoy!