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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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The origin story of this saga had concluded and we desperately wanted to watch the sequel immediately. So we did. And, well… it’s not what you think it’s going to be. That may not be a bad thing though. Tune in for the explanation!

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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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Time for another one of the “big guns”. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (aka Master Killer) is one of the Shaw Brothers’ biggest hits. When you watch it, you can see why. Harlo and Chuck are here to break down all the action.

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Ready to Rumble (2000) is the conclusion to this year’s March to Wrestlemania. Two simpletons (David Arquette and Scott Caan) trek across America to help disgraced WCW superstar Jimmy King (Oliver Platt) reclaim his throne. Randy Savage, Goldberg, Sting and countless others weave in and out of the story along the way.

The second half has Harlo briefly discussing Marvel’s Iron Fist before the conversation devolves completely into plans for BMFcon 2018 and the horrifying surprises that lie within. Enjoy!

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Mar
27

BMFcast Extra 020 – Dirty Ho

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Yes, it has an unfortunately misleading title… unfortunate because otherwise this movie is AWESOME. Billed as a comedy, this one has some of the best fight scenes we’ve ever witnessed. Pure martial arts genius at work in this one. Come listen to us rave about it.

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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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We needed a baseline for our Shaw Brothers project, so we dipped a couple years into the past to check out one of the more famous of the studio’s martial arts flicks, 1978’s Five Deadly Venoms. Enjoy!

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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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Next up in our path through the world of the Shaw Brothers is 1980’s TWO CHAMPIONS OF SHAOLIN, which features The Venoms, a squad of martial arts masters. Probably wasn’t the one of theirs we should have started with, but here we are.

Like last week’s film, this one is available on Amazon Prime. And if you want to find more Shaw Brothers movies online, check out www.shawbrothersuniverse.com for links to every place you can legally watch these things. It’s a very helpful site!

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