American Samurai (1992) is our first movie for March Dacascos and also happens to be our 5th Anniversary episode. So we brought in the director/star of Cyborg Cop to kick us off.
Second half it’s time for the long promised all listener correspondence half as we had a lot of catching up to do. Enjoy!
Black Samson (1974) is our fifth and final movie for Blaxploitation History Month of 2014. We end, as so many sagas do, with the story of a man, his pet lion and a giant stick taking on the corrupt land hungry mafia.
Cleopatra Jones (1973) is week 4′s Blaxpoitation History Month movie. Random things unfold and a plot just kind of happens but at least we get one of the best car chases we’ve seen somewhere in the middle. Plus the most likeable criminal crew you could find.
Black Belt Jones (1974) is our third movie for Blaxploitation History Month. Jim Kelly is back and kicking many dudes and throwing them through many windows.
Sheba, Baby (1975) is our second movie for Blaxploitation History Month. Pam Grier is Sheba Shayne who decides to avenge her father and take on the mob single handed. Problem is the plot has her talk the talk but forgets to have her walk the walk.
Second half we revisit a few random movies, take listener correspondence and take a moment to reflect on the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Black Gunn (1972) is how we kick off the third annual Blaxploitation History Month. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year and so we start where our hearts tells us, with Jim Brown.
Second half we quickly run through some movies including Rewind This (2013) and get right to listener correspondence. Enjoy!
Plato’s Run (1997) is our random movie of the week. Busey is back and he’s brought the killing force of Jeff Speakman and the evil of Roy Scheider along.
Second half we talk The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and a few other movies. Plus we attempt to catch up on listener correspondence. Enjoy!
McBain (1991) is our movie of the week. This was brought to our attention from the epic voicemail from Episode 200 and stars Christopher Walken as a facilitator of a revolution. He doesn’t do much personally but the body count is way up there.
I’m actually a little sad today. We now basically live in a world without walk in movie rentals. Not walk up. Not push button. Walk in and browse. Take your time, look for what you want, and possibly ask for suggestions, video rental. I’m not lamenting the passing of Blockbuster per se but, in a certain sense, I am. To the victor go the spoils and they were the last holdout of the video store model. They were the ones who ran it into the ground and continued jacking up the prices of fees whilst media prices dropped but it still ends with them.
Traxx (1988) is the movie of the week. Shadoe Stevens plays the titular character who wants to leave his life of action and bake cookies instead. But since he sucks at that, he’s forced into cleaning up the worst town in the world to make some dough.