A Force of One (1979) brings us our earliest Chuck Norris film to date, and one where he’s merely a co-star at that. A ninja is killing cops and so the cops decide that in order to fight karate, you must become karate or something. Norris kicks dudes.

In the second half there is no second half. Enjoy!

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The Park is Mine (1985) tells the story of a Vietnam vet (Tommy Lee Jones) who somewhat randomly is coerced into taking control of Central Park in New York City for 72 hours. Yaphet Kotto is one of the men in charge trying to get him out. This first movie made for HBO has some interesting ideas, and so do we. Come listen to them!

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Categories : 80s, Podcast, Reviews

Deadly Force (1983) promises a crazy thrill-ride about a loose cannon cop on special assignment in Los Angeles to catch a serial killer. That kinda happens in the background. The music tries hard to make it all exciting, but it’s not.

In the second half we’ve got more thoughts about the concepts of spoilers (without any current ones, promise!). Also, some random Parks and Recreation musings. Enjoy!

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Categories : 80s, Cops, Podcast, Reviews

Raw Force (1982) is the beginning of Force May-jeure and what an insane thing this movie is. The Burbank Karate Club travels to Warriors Island via The Worst Cruise Line in the World™ and ends up battling sadistic monks and zombie kung fu killers. It’s nuts!

The second half is ENTIRELY Avengers: Endgame talk with 100% spoilers at all times. You’ve been warned.

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Born in East L.A. (1987) is our L.A.pril finale and it’s a charming comedy written and directed by star Cheech Marin. He’s a US citizen that gets swept up in an immigration raid and has to earn his way back to America. It has jokes that work and scenes that’ll infuriate you.

In the second half we’ve got thoughts on 2019’s Hellboy, Captain Marvel, and then some thoughts on spoiler culture as it relates to Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame. Enjoy!

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The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998-1999) is the cable TV retelling of the Eric Draven storyline starring Mark Dacascos as the New Crow. These first two episodes are not a great start for a series and we probably won’t be watching any more of them. Probably.

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Categories : 90s, Podcast, Reviews

L.A. Wars (1994) is our latest for LApril and it’s a kicking, punching and shooting stunt spectacular about a former cop who is tasked with taking down the Los Angeles mafia, which is in the middle of a drug war with another criminal group. Faces get kicked.

In the second half there’s Pet Sematary (2019) talk along with revisiting Rogue One, Solo and 2014’s Godzilla. Enjoy!

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Categories : 90s, Podcast, Reviews

L.A. Streetfighters (1985) is our second LApril movie and also our second from the director of Miami Connection. 40-somethings attend high school in LA and get into random fights. It’s all very strange.

In the second half we’ve got DC Comics talk with both Shazam and Aquaman, more thoughts on Us, plus your emails. Also, you can now purchase a new T-shirt! Get them here.

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Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) is technically the directorial debut of James Cameron, but he doesn’t talk about it much and neither does anyone else involved in the production. The film does feature flying piranha though. That’s cool, right? Too bad the movie doesn’t bother to think it’s cool.

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Categories : 80s, Horror, Podcast, Reviews

L.A. Bounty (1989) is our start to L.A.pril! It’s director Worth Keeter’s next film after Order of the Black Eagle and sadly the two aren’t even in the same ballpark. Wings Hauser shines though as an absolute loon who is locked in a struggle with bounty huntress Sybil Danning.

In the second half it’s all random talk and your emails. Enjoy!

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