Archive for APEril
A*P*E (1976) continues APEril in grand tradition with a Korean King Kong knockoff with an incredibly low budget. Can abysmal editing, Joanna Kerns’ screaming, and one very annoyed colonel make everything better? (What do you think!?)
In the second half we give our thoughts on the first few episodes of Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (2017), BJ finally sees John Wick (2014), and we discuss a new entry in a franchise we’ve mentioned in passing a few times in the past, The Fate of the Furious (2017). (F8! Get it!?) Enjoy!
Link (1986) is the second entry in this year’s APEril celebration. It’s a weird genre blend that eventually becomes a bit of a slasher film as a mad monkey named Link goes after young Elisabeth Shue. Terence Stamp is here to have weird hair.
In the second half there’s more Rogue One: A Star Wars Story talk, and also some quick thoughts on the Burt Reynolds / Hal Needham documentary The Bandit. Enjoy!
The Mighty Peking Man (1977) begins a brand new APE-ril in Shaw Bros fashion! It may be yet another remake of King Kong, but it’s certainly got that Shaw Bros touch, with random love montages, monster trucks battling a giant ape, and of course, large-scale city destruction. Will all this add up to Jox?
After the break we talk some TV with the recently-concluded Big Little Lies and Review, while talk of Gareth Edwards’ Monsters (2010) leads to e-mails and discussions on Rogue One (2016) and everything Star Wars under the sun. Or galaxy. Or something. Enjoy!
Spymate (2006) is our final movie for APEril. We’ve teased our watching it since way back during our James Bond marathon and now its time has come.
Second half we discuss In Your Eyes, the Star Wars prequel trilogy and more. Enjoy!
King Kong Escapes (1967) is week 3’s APEril movie. MechaKong is created by the evil Dr. Who and it’s up to actual King Kong to defeat it in order to save Tokyo.
Going Ape! (1981) is our second movie for APEril. Tony Danza has to care for three orangutans (and Danny DeVito) in order to inherit $5 million. Why? Because movie.
MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate (2001) is our first movie for APEril. Watch Jack hang with Al (from Home Improvement) and get some sick air and also mostly play hockey.