Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss the Death Wish remake from 2018. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) gets revenge of the baddies who killed his wife.

Directed by modern master of horror Eli Roth, this take on Death Wish lacks any satire or wit. Bruce Willis is a boring lead, but Vincent D'Onofrio is excellent in a supporting role as the brother.

Mat is thrown for a loop by Wired, the rare biopic about the late John Belushi. He also feel It Chapter Two is a bit too long. Thrasher felt Dora and the Lost City of Gold could have been more absurd.

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The Two Jakes (1990)

September 18, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and Thrasher discuss The Two Jakes. Detective Jake Gittes gets sucked into a twisted real estate conspiracy.

One of the few movies directed by Jack Nicholson, The Two Jakes is another neo noir that fails to live up to the lofty heights of its predecessor Chinatown. Originally, this was meant to be the second of a Jake Gittes trilogy. For whatever reason, the third film was never made and Nicholson is a bit too old to play the part nowadays. 

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Chinatown (1974)

September 18, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and Thrasher discuss Chinatown. Detective Jake Gittes investigates an infidelity case that reveals secrets best left hidden. 

A legendary detective movie from director Roman Polanski and writer Robert Towne, Chinatown is a perennial film school favorite that lives up to the hype. A cynical movie full of twists and turns, Chinatown is the rare movie that gets better each time you watch it. 

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TMNT (2007)

September 7, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, Thrasher, and special guest Tokka (Writer for Mikey's TMNT) discuss the animated TMNT feature from 2007. The Ninja Turtles have to stop Max Winters (Patrick Stewart) from opening a portal that will bring monsters to wreak havoc on the Earth.

The only animated feature film in the series, TMNT has a Pokemon style narrative that would feel more at home over a single season of a TV show than a film. Leonardo and Raphael have some interesting moments including a battle in the rain, but things are far too frantic throughout. 

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 (1993)

September 7, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, Thrasher, and BJ discuss Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3. The TMNT travel back in time to medieval Japan, and samurai travel forward in time to modern day Manhattan. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 has a better story but a tepid pace. Reminiscent of the hit miniseries Shogun, far too much of the story focuses on human drama as opposed to the turtles. Jim Henson Productions were not involved in the turtle suits this time, and you can tell: they look mighty cheap! The ambition is admirable, but it's still a failure of sorts.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze (1991) (GUEST: Mark Writer for TMNT Entity)

September 7, 2019

Host Mat Bradley-Tschirgi interviews guests Mark (writer of TMNT Entity) on the numerous Ninja Turtles comics and the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze. The titular turtles fight Tokka (Frank Welker), Rahzar (Frank Welker) and Super Shredder (David McCharen).

Much lighter in tone than the first film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze ditches much of the violence and complex themes. Instead, we get what basically is a live-action version of the 1980s cartoon. The Vanilla Ice "Ninja Rap" musical number is kind of fun, but this is an uninspired dumbing down of the heroes in a half shell.

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Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

September 1, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss Death Wish 5: The Face of Death. Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) goes after Irish mobster Tommy O'Shea (Michael Parks).

Oddly centered around the fashion industry, Death Wish 5 has Paul Kersey kill mobsters in ways that don't require a gun. At times feeling like a more violent version of Home Alone, Death Wish 5 never nails a tone. Michael Parks really goes for it as Tommy O'Shea making for one of the more memorable bad guys in the series. There are worse Death Wish movies out there, and the quirkiness on display is somewhat refreshing.

Mat feels Wreck-It Ralph Breaks The Internet is a letdown. Thrasher thinks Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter is the perfect bad B-movie. 

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Star Wars Droids Series Recap

September 1, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William T. Thrasher give a retrospective wrap-up of the 1980s animated Star Wars: Droids series. They discuss their favorite and least favorite episodes, dream up story arcs for a potential season 2, and find a vintage quote from writer Paul Dini explaining why Star Wars: Droids was a harder sell than Star Wars: Ewoks.

One hopes as Disney transitions into streaming with their Disney+ service that this show will get a complete legitimate release throughout the world one day.

 

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) (GUEST: Steve Barron Director of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles + Mikey Writer of Mikey’s TMNT Fan Page))

September 1, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, William Thrasher, BJ, and guests Steve Barron (director of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Mikey (writer of Mikey's TMNT) discuss the original live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film from 1990. Four mutated turtles battle against the evil Shredder (James Saito).

A loose adaptation of the first batch of issues of the comic book, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles takes its lead from Tim Burton's smash 1989 Batman film to be a comic book movie with a darker more serious tone. The titular turtles meditate, feel angst, and apologize to each other. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have never been treated with such reverence on the silver screen and likely never will again. Look for a young Sam Rockwell as the leader of the teenage gang.

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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

August 25, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss The Next Karate Kid. Mr. Miyagi (Pat Norita) teaches Julie (Hilary Swank) karate as a way to manage her anger management.

A soft reboot of sorts for the series, this one features a girl as the titular Karate Kid. The series is rather tired at this point, but Julie is different enough of a character from Daniel to keep things a bit fresh. Genre staple Michael Ironside glowers well as bad guy Colonel Paul Dugan.

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The Karate Kid Part 3 (1989)

August 25, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, William Thrasher, and BJ discuss The Karate Kid Part 3. Mr. Miyagi (Pat Norita) works with Daniel (Ralph Macchio) to save a beloved bonsai bush as Cobra Kai rises from the ashes.

A more direct sequel to the original than the second film, this one features the welcome return of Martin Krove as the villanous John Kreese. The stakes are kind of lame and a step back from the overseas exploits in The Karate Kid Part 2. A mixed bag to be sure, but The Karate Kid Part 3 is a touch more watchable than The Karate Kid Part 2.  

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The Karate Kid Part 2 (1986)

August 25, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, William Thrasher, and BJ discuss The Karate Kid Part 2. Mr. Miyagi (Pat Norita) takes Daniel (Ralph Macchio) to his hometown of Okinawa in Japan. They find plenty of trouble.

Grander in scope than the first film, The Karate Kid Part 2 is often too complicated for its own good. Robert Mark Kamen's script deepens Miyagi by revealing more of his past, but the movie takes its damn time to get to the karate action kids crave. Peter Cetera's vocal love theme Glory of Love was nominated for Best Original Song at the 1987 Academy Awards.

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