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City Hunter (1993) concludes AniMAY with Jackie Chan starring in a live-action adaptation of the popular manga. Hunter is tracking down a newspaper magnate’s runaway daughter on a luxury cruise populated by secret agent ladies, card-throwing assassins, and a group of terrorists led by Richard Norton and Gary Daniels. It’s tough to properly describe the zaniness of this movie, but trust us, it’s ZANY.

In the second half, Maki and Harlo watch Alien Covenant (2017) and have lots of thoughts about it. Chuck and Maki also discuss Wolverine’s last hurrah as Logan (2017). Enjoy!

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Fist of the North Star (1995) continues AniMAY, with a live-action adaptation of the popular anime/manga. With Gary Daniels, Malcolm McDowell, Chris Penn, Costas Mandylor and Clint Howard supplying lots of kicking, head-exploding and general post-apocalypticness, does it work for us?

After the break we discuss Prometheus (2012) in preparation for Alien Covenant (2017), and Chuck makes an ill-advised visit to The Love Guru (2008) before we take some listener correspondence. Enjoy!

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Dragonball Evolution (2009) continues AniMAY! It’a a live action (very loose) adaptation of the long-running manga and anime series. Can Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum, Ernie Hudson, and James Marsters overcome Justin Chatwin being cast as Goku? Or does it not matter because it just turns into a CG mess anyway?

In the second half Harlo gives his impressions of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (2017), Chuck revisits Broken Arrow (1996) and the documentary Chuck Norris Vs Communism (2015), and BJ marathons Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet (2017) and weighs in on Kung Fury (2015). All this, plus listener correspondence, too! Enjoy!

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Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos (2015) aka Huevos: Little Rooster’s Egg-cellent Adventure marks the return of AniMAY! A young rooster named Toto must fight to save his owner’s farm. Literally. As in cock-fighting. At least it’s more like boxing, with all the requisite montages and fights one would expect. Is this Spanish-language 3D animated adventure our new AniMAY champ?

In the second half, Chuck discusses the Hunger Games series (2012-2015), Maki talks Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Office Space (1999), and BJ visits the non-Taco-Bell version of Demolition Man (1993) and the lunacy of Tank Girl (1995). Enjoy!

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Space Chimps (2008) concludes APEril with an all-star voice cast and one-star 3D animation. Ham III (Andy Samberg) is forcibly recruited into a space journey through a wormhole with Luna (Cheryl Hines) and Titan (Patrick Warburton). Can they save a new planet from the evil Zartog (Jeff Daniels)? Will this kids movie sneak in a reference newer than 1988? Will we stop doing Patrick Warburton impressions? Only one way to find out!

After the break Harlo is iffy on La La Land (2016), Maki gushes about Alien (1979) and we take a metric ton of e-mails, voicemails and Patreon shoutouts. Enjoy!

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Categories : 2000s, APEril, Podcast, Reviews
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Apr
21

BMFcast372 – A*P*E – Col. GD Davis

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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!

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Categories : 70s, APEril, Podcast, Reviews
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Apr
14

BMFcast371 – Link – John Monklane

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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!

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Categories : 80s, APEril, Podcast, Reviews
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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!

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Countdown (2016) continues the March to Wrestlemania as Dolph Ziggler is tracking down a child with a ticking time bomb attached to him. Kane is the police chief who yells at him a lot and Katharine Isabelle is the internal affairs agent who’s there to shut him down. Or help him. Or something. Also, there are lots of other wrestlers.

Second half has Harlo continuing his pinball project with CGI nightmare Lost in Space (1998), while Chuck gives his thoughts on Luc Besson’s Lucy (2014), Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016), and Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon (2016). Enjoy!

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Categories : 2010s, Podcast, Reviews, Wrestlers
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Mar
17

BMFcast367 – Ricochet – Clown Life

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Ricochet (1991) welcomes Denzel Washington to the show! He’s a cop/D.A. who is pursued by a pathologically obsessed John Lithgow in an utterly baffling ’90s thriller. Ice-T is a gang leader who might help Denzel and Jesse Ventura appears to make this a March To Wrestlemania tie-in, of course.

In the second half Harlo & Maki discuss Get Out (2017) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) while BJ gives his thoughts on I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore (2017). Enjoy!

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Categories : 90s, Ice-T, Podcast, Reviews
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