For an 80’s sci-fi family movie, Flight of the Navigator holds up remarkably well. The child actor is great, the cutting-edge computer effects hardly show their age, and the plot is more well-considered than most movies of the era. That’s probably why we were both so taken with it as children and remain nostalgic about it to this day. Thanks to Kira for commissioning our coverage of this very literal Pee-Wee Herman vehicle.
Candyman is out. We’ve watched Candyman. We’ve recorded a podcast about Candyman. You’re about to listen to our podcast about Candyman. And if you’re reading this aloud into a mirror, Candyman is now directly behind you.
What a difference a word, and one excellent writer / director, makes! The Suicide Squad is a complete 360 from the steaming pile of garbage that was Suicide Squad. It’s fun, action-packed, ultra-violent and everything we would hope to see from the evolution of subversive superhero movies.
For our final round of debates, we synthesize the new list with the classic list to determine our Mt. Rushmore of Badasses as it stands right now. We plan to revisit the list in the years to come to keep it up to date. Check out the final podcast in the series for 2021.
What do you get when you pair up Steven Seagal with an apron, a playboy playmate, and the insanity of both Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones? You get the most notable entry in his badass resume, Under Siege. Is it enough to measure up to the likes of Arnold, Stallone, or JCVD? Check out the podcast to find out what we think.
Our original list was bursting at the seams when we stuffed in the amount of beef available during just the 80s and 90s. Well, since then a lot of old contenders have filled out their catalogs and new contenders have arisen, both men and women. So we’re retooling the list to add as much grade-A prime as we can handle in a single sitting. Of course, that’s not all of them but we’ll get there eventually. Check out the podcast to hear us debate the likes of Dave Bautista, Linda Hamilton, Gal Gadot, and many more.
We’re more than satisfied with the way that the first season of Loki ended, especially with how relevant it seems to next phase of the MCU and the moral conundrums it raises. Join us for the podcast to hear our full thoughts on episode 6, For All Time. Always.
KUMITE! KUMITE! For anyone who grew up in the 80s or 90s, Bloodsport is the best-known movie starring a man best-known for his incredibly limber legs, Jean-Claude Van Damme. Also starring Bolo Yeung as the man with the world’s largest pecs, it’s a movie that we both love and fear. Take a journey to Kowloon (seriously!) with us as we break down this classic badass movie from our childhoods.
We did a livestream on our Twitch channel this week where we dusted off the spreadsheet we made over 10 years ago that ranks the biggest badasses of all time and re-evaluated them with fresh eyes. There was a lot that had to change, so we did. There’s a large – even hulking, you might say – visual component to this podcast so we really recommend you check out the video on this one and then join us for next week’s livestream, Wednesday at 1pm, when we’ll be adding a whole slew of new badass men and women. But if not, enjoy this podcast such as it is.
We’ve seen the only MCU movie about an Avenger to be posthumously titled with just their name, no subtitles, and we’re here to say that it’s still worth watching. Despite it being an origin story (of sorts) for an already-dead character and having a few third-act question marks, it manages to deliver on comedy, heart, thrills, and spectacle you want from a mainline Marvel hero story.