Archive for 70s
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!
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!
Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1973) wraps up this year’s Blaxploitation History Month. Can TC from Magnum PI convince us he’s a hitman convincing churchgoers he’s their new preacher? Will he clean up the streets or end as shady as William Smith (yes, him, again), who hired him? Also, can the movie possibly live up to its awesome poster?
The second half is turned over to you, the listeners as we take a boatload of e-mails and voicemails discussing movies that misunderstand technology, Lucha Underground, blaxploitation’s role in modern entertainment, and even the very essence of Chuck Fine™. Enjoy!
Trouble Man (1972) continues Blaxploitation History Month as Robert Hooks plays Mr. T, the coolest protagonist in the history of cool protagonists. He never loses his head, even when caught between multiple gangs and a police chief out to get him. Trust us, watch this movie.
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!
Willie Dynamite (1974) wraps up Blaxploitation History Month 2015 (a week late, but still). Gordon from Sesame Street is the world’s most charismatic pimp with the world’s coolest wardrobe and the world’s coolest car. So of course everyone in New York City wants to take him down.