We close out Swayze September with some of his lesser-celebrated roles. First up, pure water becomes scarce after World War III, and only one man can protect the only source of pure water left in STEEL DAWN. Then things get brain achy as Swayze plays a child predator in DONNIE DARKO.
We keep Swayze September rolling but also pay tribute to the recently passed wrestling legend Terry Funk. First up, we are put in charge of a new nightclub in ROAD HOUSE. Then we time travel with Klaus Kinski in TIMESTALKERS.
Swayze September rolls on as we talk about two films about rescuing POWs from Vietnamese camps. First up, Gene Hackman recruits a group of soldiers to free his son in UNCOMMON VALOR. Then Stallone goes full Rambo in RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II.
This episode weirdly starts out salute to Patrick Swayze, as we don’t know until the very end that we’re doing Swayze September. First, we head over to the outback as we take over a creepy retirement home in NEXT OF KIN. Then we take our street smarts and become a cop in Chicago looking for our brother’s killer in NEXT OF KIN.
This skeezy episode we’re checking out two exploitation films about weirdo brothers kidnapping women. First up we lament the ripping off of PSYCHO in SCHOOLGIRLS IN CHAINS. Then we wonder what the point is in MOTHER’S DAY.
In the 80s, gangs were the biggest problem facing every single high school in America. Let’s take a look at two examples of this problem. First up we welcome Jim Belushi to try and clean up the hallways of an inner city school with THE PRINCIPLE. Then we are ready for a fight in 3:15 The Moment Of Truth.
This episode it’s all about Martin Scorcese films with Robert DeNiro as an obsessive psychopath. First up, we look at how an obsessive Robert DeNiro takes on pimps and politicians in TAXI DRIVER. Then we see how DeNiro deals with obsessive fandom in THE KING OF COMEDY.
We’re in double trouble as Noah picks two movies starring The Barbarian Brothers. First up, it’s double the Conan, double the fun in THE BARBARIANS. Then we hit the road as the brothers are truckers that try and stop a corporation from stealing an electronic device for evil means in THINK BIG.
Two films with Gothic in the title. Good enough right? First up we end up at a creepy house in the middle of the woods with creepy adult children in AMERICAN GOTHIC. Then we get literary as Mary Shelly has a frightful night in GOTHIC.
Much like pro wrestling the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has always been a part of my life. I grew up playing with the 80s and 90s playmates figures, birthdays and Christmas’ I would get maybe a couple figures or a vehicle. Overtime my childhood figures broke or been sold in a yard sale. As an adult, I have bought and sold my childhood TMNT collection twice. Right now the collection I do have I’m happy with and won’t be selling it off anytime soon… With that being said, here are my top five TMNT figures.
Shell Slammin’ Mike
Combining my two favorite loves in life pro wrestling and Ninja Turtles. I would use Mikey in my Hasbro universe facing the likes of Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, and Big Boss Man. Playmates really got this figure right with the accessories. Black cape, MWF Championship belt, and just like the gimmicks from the 80s an animal mascot with his Sewer Snake Buddy.
I can’t tell you how many times I lost Ace’s wings and hat around the house. I would make Ace dive bomb on Shredder and his goons every chance I got… Nowadays, Ace Duck is one of the few carded figures I have in my collection.
This figure, just like Ace Duck I had trouble keeping up his wings and back claws. But when he was complete he would rain terror in the sewer lair, sometimes taking over and calling it his place until the Turtles could regroup and take back their hideout. Baxter had another use in my childhood, I always looked at him as Cronenberg’s The Fly. It just made sense to me. A human fly character and there’s a movie called The Fly… It’s a no brainer!
Mutating ’ Bebop
Two figures in one, basically a Transformer… I would poor the Ooze on to human Bebop and transform him into the warthog mutant that he’s known for. I’m more of a Bebop guy when it comes down to it, I think it’s the punker look he sports.
When I got Slash, he ruled over everyone in my TMNT universe. He looked badass! Way cooler than his animated series counterpart. To me, Slash was something a baby face helping out the Turtles against Krang’s Android Body.
This episode is all about creepy and crawly things as we first look at how mean electrified worms can get in SQUIRM. Then we deal with cockroaches in THE NEST.
We’re checking out two Don Bluth animated features. As a bonus, Dom DeLuise is in both! First up we immigrate from Russia in the hopes of there being no cats in AN AMERICAN TAIL. Then we try and move our house with the use of an amulet in THE SECRET OF NIMH.
It’s time for some monkey movies on the podcast! First up, we summon bugs with Jennifer Connelly in PHENOMENA. Then we head to Zod’s mansion and watch Elizabeth Shue work with monkeys in LINK.
It’s time to look at some Karate Kid ripoff movies. First up, Jonathan Brandis learns from Chuck Norris how to handle bullies in SIDEKICKS. Then some unknown guy learns how to handle bullies from Billie Blanks in SHOWDOWN!
We’re looking at evil clowns in this episode. First, we see what happens when a clown returns from the dead to get revenge in STITCHES. Then we find out about a cursed clown suit that turns people into demons in CLOWN.
This is being released on May 27th totally on purpose because it is the 35th anniversary of Killer Klowns From Outer Space being released. It has nothing to do with being lazy and just not editing the show in a timely manner and this date proved to be a perfect time to release the episode. Completely planned out and on purpose. Totally.
We’re meeting some beings from outer space in this episode. First, we find out what happens when we make aliens celebrities in MORONS FROM OUTER SPACE. Then things get weird as some aliens come down that look just like clowns in KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE!
We’re celebrating Clancy Brown with two of his genre films. First up, there can be only one as the Kurgin tries to stay immortal in HIGHLANDER. Then he tries to teach his stepson some manners and that sometimes Dead Is Better in PET SEMATARY 2.
This episode is all about bank robbers. First up Johnny Utah has to go undercover inside a group of surfers in POINT BREAK. Then we head to Vietnam and back with Chris Tucker in DEAD PRESIDENTS.
This episode we take a look at two films where our heroes are running to something or away from something. First up, Beau Bridges is a judge who is forced to find the evidence to convict a killer, or his wife dies, in SEVEN HOURS TO JUDGMENT. Then, Andrew McCarthy finds a briefcase full of money and wants to make sure he never gets caught with it in NIGHT OF THE RUNNING MAN.
This week we’re reviewing films from one of our favorite comedic actors in John Ritter. First up, we take a look at a superhero film that sees John Ritter take on the persona of Captain Avenger in HERO AT LARGE. Then John Ritter is fearing for his life in DEAD HUSBANDS.