A dense fog sits on the water as you stand on the bow of a creaking ship. Footsteps approach from behind! Out of the fog emerges Captain A.Ron and First Mate Jim. They’re here to break down the show 1899 from the creators of Dark. Get a rundown of the characters, overview of the plot of the first two episodes, and a beginning to theory crafting that is sure to get out of hand.
The awesome presence of Chadwick Boseman is definitely missed, but don’t let that get you too down! Marvel produces yet another gem (or Infinity Stone, ha ha) for their catalog. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an action-packed movie that also explores delicate levels of grief AND delivers on great CGI. The astounding performances from Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, and Lupita Nyong’o will have you saying, “Wakanda Forever”!
Our next First Run movies will be Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and Avatar: The Way of Water!
Ok. Um, ok. Here we go. DC hasn’t quite cracked the Marvel formula for making fun movies. It begs the question, can the most charismatic man on the planet pull off DC’s latest deep cut? Black Adam owes some copyright fines to all those superheroes that you actually like. It’s not great, but it bolsters the Rock’s standing in the Bald Move Badass Hall of Fame…so there’s that!
Keep watch for the next First Run movies, Wakanda Forever and The Fabelmans!
This movie checks off the 80s cinema boxes; it has video games and a broken home. The cast is a blast from the past in this feature length advertisement for Nintendo. Take a stroll down nostalgia road with Jim and A.Ron as they discuss a truly powerful message about the power of video games. If you enjoyed The Wizard, there is a 2.5 hour-long cut you can check out!
Thank you to Josh H. for commissioning this episode!
Take a walk on the adventurous side as we revisit a staple of classic pulp movies. The dialogue crackles, the visuals stun, and Harrison Ford creates an icon of 20th century cinema. We have the behind-the-scenes of stunts and the story of Lucas and Spielberg’s fateful Hawaii trip. From the rolling boulder to the Ark wiping out the Third Reich, it’s a rip roaring time of good writing, great acting, and a score that soars.
Thank you to Bill Dodd for commissioning this episode!
CHAMPION. CHARISMA. CHARACTER.
This is the last Badass Stream of 2022. Jim and A.Ron revisit their rules, rankings, and results. Are there cracks forming in the faces of Mt. Buffmore? Listen to the Hall of Fame museum layout plans that will be built in Los Angeles 2049 (I hope). Thanks for joining us in our Badass rankings and we’ll see you next year!
We’re rereleasing our episode on The Lost Boys (1987) in honor of the movie’s 35th anniversary!
Special thanks to Saylor from Santa Cruz, the latest Bald Move Fantasy Football champ to claim their prize for winning the league. Emerging from the pile victorious, he has selected the 1997 vampire flick, The Lost Boys. Helmed by Joel Schumacher and chocked equally full of cool and hilarious moments and extremely questionable decisions, the film manages to confound and delight. Why is 16 year old Corey Haim taking baths and being tucked into bed by his mother? Why is there a shirtless oiled up, muscle bound sax player? Why is Rob Lowe gazing seductively from Haim’s bedroom closet, and more importantly, why is Jim completely oblivious to his siren’s call? Is the grandpa a vampire or what? All these questions and more are explored in the depth to which they deserve.
Wow, this is a bad movie. There’s almost nothing redeeming about it. It’s not even one of those “so bad it’s good” movies. It’s not badass, it’s just ass. Join us for an hour-long discussion of why this movie doesn’t work and whether Dolph Lundgren has what it takes to crack the upper echelons of our badass rankings.
Shake those protein drinks because we’re considering new badasses tonight. There are select iconic and soon-to-be-iconic characters in tonight’s potential inductees from Laura Croft to Evelyn Wang. Badasses of days past and movies released in recent memory are ranked by Jim and A.Ron’s special, super serious badass ranking algorithm. Find out who makes the cut in this stream.
CHAMPION. CHARISMA. CHARACTER.
Today we’re focusing on “Charisma” with John McClane in the third movie of the Die Hard franchise. It’s not the perfect Die Hard movie, but it has Samuel L. Jackson who is perfect. It delivers on fun action set pieces, but does feature one of the most ridiculous “blown to safety” moments in cinema history rivaling only Indiana Jones. Find out some of the fun facts behind the casting of this movie and the other movies that got axed to make this one happen.
If you’re a member, check out more of our episodes on the Die Hard movies.