The King of the Kickboxers (1990) might have our smarmiest protagonist ever in Loren Avedon’s Jake, but at least he’s taking on Billy Blanks’ Khan, among our evilest antagonists ever. After plenty of bizarre training, can he avenge his brother’s death and put an end to a snuff film ring? The bigger question is just how many Jox will we give this movie?
After the break we catch up on some listener e-mails after Chuck gives his take on Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s weird Lifetime movie experiment, A Deadly Adoption. Enjoy!
Loose Cannons (1990) is a “comedy” where Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd and Dom DeLuise go on the run, attempting to expose a conspiracy around a sex tape of Adolf Hitler. It sounds a lot better than it actually is.
In the second half it’s all Jurassic World, as Harlo skypes in for our roundtable discussion of the biggest movie opening ever. Enjoy!
The Final Alliance (1990) marks the return of David Hasselhoff to the show. He’s a drifter returning to his hometown to take on a biker gang led by an albino John Saxon. Oh yeah, he has a pet puma. Sold yet?
White Fury (1990) is our latest foray into the filmography of BMFcast alum David A. Prior (Deadly Prey, Killer Workout, Invasion Force). How does this odd mix of snowboarding and cabin-invasion fare by comparison?
After the break we discuss Kung Fury, the Kickstarter sensation that doesn’t quite live up to they hype for us. Harlo catches up with Rocky III and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water (it was a weird weekend), Chuck revisits Contact, and then we answer some listener e-mails. Enjoy!
Ski School (1990) is our latest film, coincidentally just released on Blu-ray this week! A group of asstagonists kind of battle some jock jerks at a ski school. Plus, boobs! And also, a heart? It’s weird.
In the second half there’s more Mad Max: Fury Road talk, because it deserves it. Then Chuck goes on a 1970s marathon with The Omega Man, Jaws 2, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, All the President’s Men, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Rollerball and Lifeguard (featuring a glorious Sam Elliott mustache). BJ checks out the heist film The Art of the Steal, and Harlo checks in with Rodney Dangerfield by watching a double feature of Easy Money and Back to School. Enjoy!
Second half it’s supersized and it’s all Mad Max: Fury Road. Should you skip the 3D and see it in 2D? (YES.) Can 98% on RottenTomatoes actually hurt a movie? How much hyperbole is too much hyperbole? How awesome is Imperator Furiosa? All these questions and more will be answered. Enjoy!
Street Hunter (1990) marks Steve James’ 8th BMFcast movie, and his first as the main star (though the poster would make you think otherwise.) He’s a bounty hunter named Logan Blade, hunting down Reb Brown and John Leguizamo.
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) continues Car May Diem! The Diceman introduces us to the true meaning of pain in this “comedy” where he’s portraying the biggest a-hole on the planet. It’s not a question of whether this is getting bags, it’s how many bags we’re giving it.
Second half BJ introduces some friends to BMFcast classics The Room and Megaforce while the rest of us fill up time talking about some superhero movie that came out last week called Avengers: Age of Ultron. Enjoy!
Alienator (1990) begins Fred Olen May! An evil prisoner guy lands on earth and an Alien Terminator lady-thing tracks him down. An Alienator, if you will. Oh yeah, and Jan Michael Vincent might be drunk.
Second half Harlo talks about Jupiter Ascending and The Internship, Maki revisits Marvel Phase Two, Chuck tries to figure out if we’ve ever done an episode on Johnny Dangerously (spoiler: no) and we take some fun voicemails and e-mails. Enjoy!
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?