Archive for 80s
The Apple (1980) is another long requested title. It’s from the early days of Cannon Films, and it’s INSANE. So insane that Maki couldn’t handle it and had to skip the show.
Second half has talk of the director’s cut of That Thing You Do, Lights Out, both Escape From New York and Escape From L.A., and some TV Talk™ with The Grand Tour and Mars. Enjoy!
Amityville II is the odd case of a sequel being WAY better than the original, despite having a WILD amount of problems in it. Come listen to our breakdown of this underrated sequel!
American Rampage (1989) is very American, but doesn’t have quite as much Rampaging as we hoped. A pair of cops are on the trail of drug smugglers or something? But there are plenty of random explosions, character deaths, and random nudity which gets our attention. Is it enough?
In the second half Harlo gives his take on Doctor Strange (2016) and we take on some listener mails and recommendations. Enjoy!
Eliminators (1986) returns us to the fun lunacy of Charles Band’s Empire Pictures productions. When you have a mandroid, a scientist, a mercenary pirate, a ninja, and a robot sidekick joining forces to take on a time-traveling villain then you’ve got a recipe for success, my friend. Did we mention they fight cavemen, too? This movie’s got it all.
Second half we really load up on movies with discussion of a bunch of 2016 releases (Ghostbusters, London Has Fallen, Mascots, The Neon Demon), then go back in time with some older horror with An American Werewolf In London (1981) and the Scream series. Enjoy!
Blood Debts (1985) concludes Bloodtober as Richard Harrison (the man with the Garfield Phone!) returns to take revenge on criminals of the world in this Death Wish knockoff. But when he gets blackmailed into becoming a vigilante hitman, that’s when things really go crazy. Trust us, watch this one.
After the break Harlo talks about Kevin Hart and The Rock’s Central Intelligence (2016) before we take some e-mails and go on tangents about high school trigonometry (or something.) Enjoy!
Bloodfist (1989) begins Bloodtober, after a weeklong Hurricane Matthew related delay. Don “The Dragon” Wilson makes his BMFcast debut, searching for his brother’s murderer with a little help from a guy named Baby, a fight against Billy Blanks and one really messed up mango.
After the break we discuss the incredibly influential original Westworld, The Conjuring series, found footage movies, the genius of John Carpenter’s The Thing, Netflix’s Luke Cage, and even find time for listener e-mails. 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!
Solarbabies (1986) concludes Skatember with another vision of the future. Jamie Gertz, Jason Patric and other kids are pressed into service of the E-Police (read: Nazis) after water leaves the earth. Also, they rollerskate and everyone is chasing a magic glowing ball. It’s way better than that makes it sound, trust us.
Second half we talk about Final Girl (2015) before diving into listener e-mails and fashion through the years(!?). It’s an odd half. Enjoy!
Gleaming The Cube (1989) has Skatember rolling on as Christian Slater searches for his adopted brother’s killer with the help of Stephen Bauer and lots of skateboarding friends. Will he crack the case or crack his trucks instead? Maybe both!
Second half we get Maki’s take on Straight Outta Compton (2015), Harlo wonders about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and issues everyone a challenge regarding Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups (2015). Enjoy!
Episode five of our Summer Movie Series takes a look at two 1986 movies that are basically the same: Club Paradise starring Robin Williams and Last Resort starring Charles Grodin. As per usual, opinions vary wildly. Enjoy!