Hammer (1972) continues Blaxploitation History Month with a Fred Williamson classic. He’s a boxer who wants to keep his head down and his nose clean but the entire world wants to tell him he’s terrible. William Smith is along to keep the evil racist quotient as high as possible.
Second half BJ talks Danger 5, Maki reminds us that Unmasking The Idol is awesome, and Harlo visits his vampire side with The Hunger and Near Dark. Then we close out with a new batch of listener e-mails and voicemails. Enjoy!
After the break BJ gives us his thoughts on Ex Machina and we take a ton of listener correspondence!
We also have a special announcement. We’ve finally launched our Patreon! Plenty of goals have already been met, including a bonus podcast just for contributors. You can find all the information right here. Thanks, and enjoy!
Well, folks, here it is. There comes a time in every artistic endeavor where you have to beg for cash and this is ours. Instead of putting you through a thousand horrible ad reads for stamps or audiobooks, though, we wanted to beg directly to the people that matter: YOU, our fans! So, what does this mean? For the most part, absolutely nothing! We’re not going away any time soon and we’re never ever going to charge for our weekly quest to bring you the best of the worst. However, we want to cover some of our costs, and be able to bring you even better things in the future. We have a few fun things lined up for if we can hit some of what we think are pretty reasonable goals, and a few fun rewards for those of you that are willing to put your money where our mouths are. So, take a look, donate if you can (no pressure! We know what it’s like to be broke because we are.) and please share this and us with your fellow bad movie lovers! BMFcast out! (Pay us.)
Step Up Revolution (2012) returns us to the world of 3D dancing. No more competitions, it’s time for some flash mobs and dancing to save the rec cent… er, latin club and surrounding neighborhood. Or something.
Ninja Busters (1984) is a recently unearthed gem never released to theaters until last August. We’re not gonna mince words, this is a super-fun martial arts comedy you should see as soon as possible. Movies like this are why we do the podcast.
After the break Harlo weighs in on Tarantino’s Hateful Eight, Maki catches up before the X-Files returns with The X-Files: I Want To Believe (2008) and we discuss Netflix sensation Making A Murderer. Enjoy!
American Ultra (2015) returns us back to the future as we finally depart the ’90s with a flop from last year. Is there a hidden gem in a stoner Jesse Eisenberg version of The Bourne Identity? Or is it all flash and no substance? And is Kristen Stewart actually kinda fun in this? What is happening?
Second half we catch up on a ton of recent films from the theater and home theater with The Big Short, The Revenant, The Martian, Straight Outta Compton, Jupiter Ascending, Blackhat, Tomorrowland, Unfinished Business, Fifty Shades of Grey, and fifty shades of listener correspondence (including frightening Fiber One bar usage.) Enjoy!
The Perfect Weapon (1991) begins our 1991 Theme Year! Jeff Speakman was positioned as the next big (white) martial arts star. We wonder why that never happened, since this is a pretty awesome debut. HE’S GOT THE POWER.
After that it’s a super-sized second half as we award our Golden Jox 2015 awards! What were our favorite movies released last year? If you guessed Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens were on there, you’d have guessed well! Find out what else we loved last year and expect a few surprises along the way. Enjoy!
Time Barbarians (1990) is how we’ve decided to wrap up our 1990 theme year. Distributed by Troma, this sword and scorcery (yep) epic features big muscle bro eventually heading to present day Los Angeles to track down the evil dude who killed his beloved wife. Also, his beloved wife is also in L.A.! Well, kind of.
The second half is crammed full of movies, including hot takes on The Polar Express, Fletch, Pixels, Sicario, The Martian and more. Plus, your voicemails and emails. Happy New Year, everyone!
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990) helps us celebrate the grand tradition of Christmas with body horror, witchcraft, Clint Howard and other general unpleasantness. Does it get us in the spirit? (Spoiler: Look at the episode title.)
After the break we talk a couple huge releases, What We Do In The Shadows and Ant-Man! Oh yeah, and a sequel in a pretty well known series, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Have you heard of it? We give our thoughts, both spoiler-free and spoiler HEAVY. If you’re one of the 8 people that hasn’t seen it yet, you have been warned. Enjoy!
Martial Law (1990) is both the name of the movie and the name of the man. In real life the man is named Chad McQueen, and he has some skills. There’s also Cynthia Rothrock as Martial Law’s girlfriend, and she deserves better. Still, she kicks asses (and groins) as they both battle David Carradine.
Second half has Chuck taking one for the team and watching Netflix’s The Ridiculous Six. Then it’s an email-a-palooza as everyone writes in hoping to win that sweet, sweet batch of free prizes. Stay tuned after the end theme for THE BEST CONVERSATION EVER™.