Masters of the Universe (1987)

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.

Badasses 2022 – The New Crop of Badasses

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.

Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)

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.
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Bald Move Pulp - Badasses 2022 – Designing the Hall of Fame and Mt. Rushmore of Badass

CHAMPION. CHARISMA. CHARACTER.
Find out what it takes for A.Ron and Jim to qualify you as a “badass”. Get a peek at the extremely niche and erudite system that turns ranking into an art. With an expectation of adding future badasses to the rankings, we might need to blow up our resin Mt. Rushmore from time to time. How badass would that be?

Commando (1985)

CHAMPION. CHARISMA. CHARACTER. 
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the epitome of badassness, is facing down Green Berets and Freddie Mercury mustaches. Not only will you see Arnold achieve his highest body count in a movie, you’ll see some really awesome stunts pre-CGI age. The script comes from Steven E. de Souza who also penned Die Hard, 48 Hours, and Judge Dread, so the violent act per minute rate is nice and high. Listen in as Jim and A.Ron as they discuss a movie that crashes, smashes, and overall is a raucous good time. 

Under Siege (1992)

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.