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.
Nope is the latest film from Jordan Peele, one of the few auteurs of modern cinema. This master of horror created another high-concept social commentary wrapped in exciting set pieces and sprinkled with comedy. Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, and Steven Yeun shine in a movie with so many twists and turns that the trailers could not spoil it. Looking for a movie that grabs your brain and won’t let go? Check out Nope.
We’ll see you soon for our next first run movie, Bullet Train.
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.
We joined The Lorehounds on their Second Age podcast to break down the newly-released trailer for Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Subscribe to The Lorehounds or Dug Too Deep to get the full podcast.
The summer badass celebration hauls on this week with Over the Top, the ludicrous 80s-soaked Sylvester Stallone movie that is one third competitive arm wrestling tournament and two thirds custody battle.