No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) is this week’s movie. It looks like it’s going to be The Karate Kid mashed up with Rocky IV but it’s not at all. It’s the age old tale of 80s misfit youth idolizes Bruce Lee and after getting in to a few scrapes with bullies is then trained by the ghost of Bruce Lee but not so much to take on said bullies but to confront the dojo stealing mafia. Yeah, we’ve heard that story a million times. Also it’s one of JCVD’s first roles but he’s not in the movie that much.
Second half we catch up on TV talk and then take some listener emails. Enjoy!
American Ninja (1985) is how we celebrate Thankgiving. Why? Because America. And Ninja. Also this marks the first time we’ve watched a Michael Dudikoff movie somehow.
Second half we catch up on listener correspondence and wrap it up so we can go eat some turkey. Enjoy!
Class of 1999 (1990) is the movie this week. We missed doing it, as promised, for Episode 199 so we decided it was time. Robot teachers are put into a warzone high school and the consequences are less than ideal. Also Stacy Keach is amazing to behold.
Second half we discuss Thor: The Dark World, The World’s End and take correspondence from the people of the world. Enjoy!
Rad (1986) is how we pay tribute to the late Hal Needham and all the stunty joy he has brought us. There’s so much more in this film than most people would put into an underdog BMX racing movie and we owe it to the Master of Stunts.
Second half we talk a few random movies and catch up on listener emails. Enjoy!
Action Jackson (1988) is how we celebrate our 200th episode. What is not full of action is removable media dying that we record on so the sound quality of this hallmark episode is less than stellar. But fear not! The movie makes up for our flaws in delivering plenty of what’s in the title.
Second half it’s all listener correspondence ending with the craziest of anniversary presents. Enjoy!
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) is our surprise bonus Rocktober movie. Only surprise is that we finished watching the movie. Special guest Walt joins us to replace a missing Maki.
Second half we talk spooky movies including Grave Encounters 2, The Conjuring and more. Plus some non-spooky regular movie discussions. Enjoy!
Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984) is week 4 of Rocktober’s movie. This time we bring along the incomparable Pia Zadora to this low budget Sci-Fi zany rock musical party. There’s gags aplenty and more of them work than they should.
Second half we discuss some random movies including Grave Encounters and then get spooky answering some listener emails. Enjoy!
Black Roses (1988) is week 3′s Rocktober movie and completes the trilogy of movies by John Fasano. The real treat here is Sal Viviano as Damian with the most luxurious mullet wig and ultra smug demeanor.
Second half we keep it short and sweet as we discuss a couple movies and ramble on about voicemails. Enjoy!
Honor and Glory (1993) is Rocktober’s week 2 movie this time starring Cynthia Rothrock. Well that’s what it says but she’s not in it that much. Instead they hired everyone else who can also do martial arts and the best villain of all time.
Second half we talk Gravity, World War Z and Olympus Has Fallen. Then catch up on a lot of listener correspondence. Enjoy!
The Scorpion King (2002) is how we kick off Rocktober! The Rock stars in a loosely based spinoff of The Mummy movies in what ultimately is a pretty decent, albeit PG-13, sword & sorcery movie.
Second half we discuss plenty of random stuff as it’s mostly listener correspondence and random tangents. Enjoy!