Archive for Martial Arts
The Lost Empire (1985) is the debut movie of Jim Wynorski. A team of martial arts knowin’ women enter an underground tournament on a secret island in order to locate a jewel that will be used to power a doomsday device. Or something? We expected lots of jokes and nudity, which we got. Was it enough?
Second half is a random grab bag of movies with The Accountant (2016), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994). Harlo also discusses the documentary Lucha Mexico (2016) before we take some listener e-mails. Enjoy!
Blood Warriors (1993) continues Bloodtober with the return of decorated BMFcast alums Sam Firstenberg and David Bradley! Wes is a con who gets bailed out by his old marine buddy Keith from Jakarta. After Keith’s death, Wes must battle a drug cartel, all while fending off advances from Karen, Keith’s sister. From there it takes some odd turns. It’s a random one, for sure.
Second half Maki talks about The Thing (2011) before we get into a new batch of listener correspondence. 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!
Out for Justice (1991) brings back Steven Seagal as a “Brooklyn” detective on the hunt for his partner’s killer. It’s from the writer of Road House, so you know it’s already got that going for it. There’s numerous broken limbs, an unhinged, crack-smoking William Forsythe and some great action scenes, along with some amazingly bad italian accents. Did this push it to the upper level of BMFcast favorites?
After the break Maki has a Sausage Party (2016), Chuck recommends you watch The Signal (2014) as soon as possible with as little information about it as possible, we take some listener correspondence, and even give a Patreon update. Enjoy!
Mission of Justice (1992) has BMFcast newcomer Jeff Wincott taking on Brigitte Nielsen’s criminal cult (who happen to fight crime.) He’s got the martial arts moves, and he’s not afraid to use them. If you like painful stuntwork, this is your movie.
In the second half Harlo gives his feelings on Star Trek Beyond and Ghostbusters 2016 while Maki talks Secret Life of Pets in our theatrical corner. Then it’s DC time with Batman: The Killing Joke, and it’s Chuck v Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition before we wrap things up with a continued journey into Friday the 13th Parts 5 & 6. Enjoy!
Superfights (1995) is one hell of a movie. This tale of an energetic youngster who joins a UFC/WWE/crime syndicate is CONSTANT action, training for action, or talking about action or training for action. It’s exhausting in the best way, so much so that our first half is packed!
The second half is no slouch though, as Chuck takes a look at the BMFcast BC movies Road House 2: Last Call and Navy Seals. Also, Harlo has the first two Friday the 13th movies along with Deathgasm and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Lastly, BJ defends Ghostbusters 2 from the haters, which leads to inevitable talk about those pesky Ghostbusters reboot haters. Enjoy!
Double Team (1997) brings Jean-Claude Van Damme back into the BMFcast fold, and he’s brought Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, and Paul Freeman along for the ride. We can’t quite explain the plot, but there’s mercenaries, guns dealers and a super-secret Illuminati spy ring thing going on? Sure, that sounds about right. We talk about it for probably a bit too long.
After the break we had theme weekends as Harlo revisits the DC cinematic universe with the Nolan Batman trilogy and weighs in on Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition, Chuck sports it up with Foxcatcher, The Karate Kid, and Rocky 4, and Maki gets animated with Toy Story 2 and Happy Feet. 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!
Enter The Ninja (1981) is a Cannon classic from the inimitable Menahem Golan. Franco Nero plays the whitest ninja while Sho Kosugi plays the most kill-happy. We also get a healthy dose of crazy bosses and fun henchmen.
After the break Harlo talks more Hardcore Henry, Chuck gives his verdict on HBO’s Confirmation and take more listener correspondence! Enjoy!
Tough and Deadly (1995) continues the March to Russell Madness! Billy Blanks and Roddy Piper, the stars of Back In Action return to kick a LOT of people in the face. Like, an unbelievable amount. Don’t believe us? Watch our face kick supercut!
After the break we get Netflixy as BJ discusses Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and Harlo gives his take on Pee Wee’s Big Holiday. Chuck revisits Revenge of the Nerds, Maki honors ATCQ by watching Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest and we even take some listener correspondence that might be wrestling related! Enjoy!