Maniac Cop (1988) is a BMF alumni-packed murderfest, where an evil Robert Z’Dar is on a murderous rampage and only Tom Atkins, Laurene Landon and Bruce Campbell can stop him! Sort of. William Smith is also along to act menacing.
Second half we talk about a plethora of movies including Harlo’s thoughts on The Brothers Grimsby, Zootopia, and the documentary Nintendo Quest, Maki discusses Trumbo and gives his thoughts on a solo viewing of Samurai Cop 2, and Chuck watches 2015’s Fantastic Four and White Line Fever. You can probably figure out which one he liked better. Enjoy!
Jaws 3-D (1983) is the finale for Sequel Month. It’s new to Blu-ray and finally includes a 3-D version of the film so we could experience it the way moviegoers once did! Does the gimmick save the film?
In the second half we chat about Deadpool and Zoolander 2, and BJ tells more tales from his recent stint with the 48 Hour Film Festival. Enjoy!
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015) is our third entry for Sequel Month, and boy do we have a tough time making sense of this thing. Much of the cast from the first film returns, along with a gaggle of porn stars and Tommy Wiseau. Because why not?
In the second half we talk Deadpool and then BJ attempts listener correspondence because Maki is out on leave. Enjoy!
Revenge of the Ninja (1983) is Sho Kosugi and Cannon’s return to the world of ninjas murdering people in office buildings. This time decorated BMFcast alum Sam Firstenberg is directing and Kosugi is the hero, facing off against a double-dealing, hypnotizing american ninja. Oh yeah, and he fights random Street Fighter 2 characters, too.
After the break Harlo gives his take on Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and revisits Inside Man, Chuck watches Cannon’s 1983 Hercules movie and BJ goes and makes his own movie! (Kinda.) Enjoy!
Deadliest Prey (2013) is the return of Mike Danton as he’s once again pulled into the dangerous game of man huntin’ by the evil Hogan in the sequel to BMFcast favorite David A. Prior’s classic Deadly Prey! Pretty much anyone that survived the first movie reprises their role in what amounts to a remake. Plus there are hackers and webcams. Does it work?
After the break we talk X-Men: Apocalypse, Step-Brothers, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films, and take some listener e-mails that devolve into JapaniMAY madness. Enjoy!
Cyclone (1987) wraps up Fred Olen May! We visit an early entry into Fred Olen Ray’s filmography, starring Heather Thomas, Jeffrey Combs and Martin Landau. It’s got a killer motorcycle. Will it take until the end of the movie for it to actually do cool stuff? (Spoiler: YES.)
Second half we get thoughts on The Nice Guys, Captain America: Civil War, Vacation, and 52 Pick-Up before delving into the final week of JapaniMAY with Crazy Violent ’80s Action Week featuring Demon City Shinjuku and the big one, Akira. Enjoy!
Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016) brings decorated BMF alum Dolph Lundgren back to the show in a sequel to the Arnold original. He’s tracking down a hacked Witness Protection list and Bill Bellamy is along for the ride. Along with a dozen kindergarteners and some new-age liberal parenting, of course.
Second half Chuck discusses The Exterminator with Steve James and Exterminator 2 with a bunch of stuntmen. Maki continues his JapaniMAY trip with Patlabor: The Movie and Macross: Do You Remember Love. After that we all take some listener correspondence. Enjoy!
Doom (2005) has been on The List™ since the start of the podcast, and 324 episodes in we finally review this videogame adaptation starring The Rock, Karl Urban and Rosamund Pike. Can The Rock and Bones save this poorly lit movie?
After the break Harlo talks Captain America: Civil War and Jodorowsky’s Dune, JapaniMAY continues as BJ chimes in on Redline, Maki and Harlo love Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro & Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Chuck even joins the animated fun with Duck Tales: The Movie(! ?) It’s a jam-packed half. Enjoy!
Captain America (1979) is a TV movie starring BMFcast alum Reb Brown as Steve Rogers. He’s got the motorcycle and he’s got the super strength, but does the rest match up?
After the break Harlo gives us his thoughts on Key & Peele’s Keanu before we dive head-first into Ani-MAY (or JapaniMAYtion, if you prefer) with Crazy Visual Action week featuring Paprika (2006) and Redline (2009). Will they convert us to anime fans? Only one way to find out. Enjoy!
Dangerous Men (2005) is our movie for this week, and the episode title is not a joke. (If you’re sensitive about violence towards women, this might be the week to skip. Seriously.) Dangerous Men is the story of a woman wronged who is out for revenge… Sort of. It’s also the story of a cop tracking down a biker named Black Pepper… Sort of. Pieced together over 20+ years of footage and recently re-released by Drafthouse Films, was this “WTF is happening” movie worth the effort?