Archive for 70s
Yes, it has an unfortunately misleading title… unfortunate because otherwise this movie is AWESOME. Billed as a comedy, this one has some of the best fight scenes we’ve ever witnessed. Pure martial arts genius at work in this one. Come listen to us rave about it.
We needed a baseline for our Shaw Brothers project, so we dipped a couple years into the past to check out one of the more famous of the studio’s martial arts flicks, 1978’s Five Deadly Venoms. Enjoy!
Petey Wheatstraw (1977) concludes Blaxploitation History Month with the return of Rudy Ray Moore. He’s a man who’s sold his soul to the devil for revenge. Will he end up getting caught as the devil’s son-in-law? More importantly, will RRM make a coherent movie? (Spoiler: NOPE.)
After the break Chuck talks about Arrival (2016) and The Girl on the Train (2016) while Harlo continues the Pinball Project with The Shadow (1994). We also take some listener e-mails. Enjoy!
Cool Breeze (1972) brings BMFcast alum Thalmus Rasulala back for Blaxploitation History Month in a heist movie gone wrong. He’s the ringleader of a not-necessarily-trustworthy gang in this blaxploitation remake of The Asphalt Jungle (1950).
In the second half Harlo continues his Pinball Project with Congo (1995), Chuck goes back to Jack Reacher in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016), Tim Burtons it up with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016), and we also discuss a little shoot-em-up type movie called John Wick: Chapter 2. On top of that, we announce a contest you’ll want to listen for as well as a whole new slew of Patreon-exclusive podcasts. (Hint: if you like Doctor Who, Star Trek, or Futurama you may be interested!) Enjoy!
That Man Bolt (1973) has Fred Williamson as Jefferson Bolt, a smooth-talking international courier who gets tied up in a convoluted scheme involving a million-dollar briefcase, corrupt casino bosses, and ninja assassins. How many Jox will we award this Blaxploitation History Month entry?
In the second half, Maki talks about Jason Bourne (2016), Cop Out (2010), and We’re The Millers (2013) before we dive into a fresh round of listener correspondence. Enjoy!
Shaft (1971) begins our 6th annual Blaxploitation History Month with a classic. Richard Roundtree plays the titular character, a private detective caught up in a kidnapping case and a mafia turf war. Does it live up to its theme song and reputation?
After the break, Harlo gives his thoughts on Arrival (2016), Maki talks about his favorite movie, Out of Sight (1998), we take some listener mails and discuss dollar theater experiences of our pasts. Enjoy!
It’s fall, it’s kinda still Halloween, and there are at least 17 movies in the Amityville franchise. That should keep us busy on BMFcast Extra until 2018 or so! First up, the original “classic” from 1979, featuring James Brolin’s hair and Jody the demon pig child-thing. Enjoy!
Episode seven is the finale for the Summer Movie Series and we end it with a dumb joke as we cover Summer Glau in 2006’s MAMMOTH and Donna Summer in 1978’s THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY. What a way to end this particular theme. Enjoy!
Episode six of our Summer Movie Series finally goes back into the 70s with Malibu Beach, then we enjoy a coked-up Bruce Greenwood in 1986’s Malibu Bikini Shop. Summer is over, so relive the memories!
Roller Boogie (1979) begins Skatember! Ultra-rich girl Linda Blair learns to rollerskate (and boogie) from Bobby and his skate buddies down at the Venice boardwalk. Will her ultra-conservative parents accept her ditching the life of a Juliard flautist to join a short-lived fad? Will hijinks ensue? Also, how awesome does this movie make roller-skating seem? After the break Harlo covers the works of Jeremy Saulnier with Blue Ruin and Green Room before taking some listener e-mails. Enjoy!