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College Kickboxers (1991) has our intrepid hero, college freshman James, testing his martial arts skills against his roommate Mark, his Sifu Wing, and a gang of supremely racist dudes named the White Tigers. Will our good guys win and save the dojo (aka rec center?) What do you think?

After the break Maki continues his magical journey with Alfonso Cuaron’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and a listener e-mail about Beauty and the Beast (2017) sparks discussion of remakes and risk aversion in modern Hollywood. Enjoy!

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Week 2 of BMFcamp features a double feature from 1987! First up is Ernest’s first major motion picture ERNEST GOES TO CAMP. After that is the little seen, who knows what genre this thing is supposed to be flick SUMMER CAMP NIGHTMARE starring Chuck Connors. Enjoy!

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Cherry 2000 (1987) is the tale of a man and his sex robot. When Sam Treadwell’s (David Andrews) robo-wife short-circuits, he starts on a journey into the wastelands to find a new one. Helping him is an unlikely tracker (Melanie Griffith), but they have to avoid the angry Murder Dad cult led by Lester (Tim Thomerson). Yes, this movie is as odd as it sounds.

After the break Harlo gets Linklater’d as he compares Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) and Boyhood (2014), while Maki continues his magical journey with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). Enjoy!

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Welcome to BMFcamp! This is an intense 8-week training camp where you’ll hear all about the best and worst of the summer camp genre. First up, 1979’s MEATBALLS starring Bill Murray and 1994’s CAMP NOWHERE with Christopher Lloyd.

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Categories : 70s, 90s, Podcast
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Monster Trucks (2017) is the tale of a (30-year-old) teen and his truck, and also Creech, his inner-earth octopus monster thing unleashed by drilling who decides to live in the truck and have adventures. This Nickelodeon Studios financial flop sports a very recognizable cast and some pretty good special effects and jokes. Does it charm us into Jox?

Second half we get Harlo’s take on Wonder Woman (2017), Maki finally sees Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (2017) and revisits the Harry Potter series with the first entry, Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone (2001). Plus, we receive a very special physical mail package. Enjoy!

 

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Categories : 2010s, Podcast, Reviews
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It’s our martial arts season finale as we finally get to the movie we’ve mentioned several times during this theme, 1976’s MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE. It’s a sequel to ONE ARMED BOXER and has some serious issues. Enjoy!

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Streets of Fire (1984) welcomes director Walter Hill to the hall of BMFcast alums. Michael Paré is a mercenary hired by Rick Moranis to track down his rock singer girlfriend, Diane Lane, who’s been kidnapped by Willem Dafoe. This “Rock & Roll Fable” has style for days, but is the substance enough to push it into Jox territory?

After the break we talk about The Lego Batman Movie (2017) before discussing Fist Fight (2017) and its similarities to Three O’Clock High (1987). We take some voicemails, e-mails and even an MP3-mail, too! Enjoy!

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Categories : 80s, Bikers, Musical, Podcast, Reviews
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May
29

BMFcast Extra 029 – One Armed Boxer

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To ease ourselves back into the Shaw Brothers universe we make a quick detour into Golden Harvest territory to cover 1972’s ONE ARMED BOXER, the movie that will then allow us to watch MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE.

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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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We pumped the brakes and take a detour from our Shaw Brothers-ing to celebrate Fate of the Furious week with two supposed knockoffs: 2007’s Redline and 2003’s Biker Boyz. We learn a lot along the way.

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Categories : 2000s, Podcast
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