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Review in a Nutshell: A thoroughly generic Conan the Barbarian rip-off buoyed up by its scattershot production design and the exuberant performances of Peter and David Paul (aka the Barbarian Brothers), The Barbarians (1987) is everything I’ve ever wanted in a Cannon Film Group film directed by Ruggero Deodato.
Break out the gopher-chucks, because Kung Pow! Enter the Fist is the Greatest Movie EVER!
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Review in a Nutshell: One part straightforward kung fu revenge flick, sixteen parts pure absurdity, Kung Pow! Enter the Fist is what happens when you give Steve Oedekerk free rein to work his patented nuttiness on a martial arts movie spoof. It’s an acquired taste, to be sure. Wee oo wee oo.
It’s time for another installment of GME! Anime Fun Time, and this time Tom and I are taking a look at a short form fantasy comedy TV anime known as Bikini Warriors. The show has about as much depth as you would expect for being based on a series of ecchi figurines, so topics include the influence of Dragon Quest and discussions of similar fantasy properties. CLICK HERE or on the Bluray cover above to check out our review of the show.
Shiver me timbers, but Cutthroat Island is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!
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Review in a Nutshell: A big-budget pirate adventure that torpedoed an entire movie studio, Cuttroat Island hasn’t aged very well due to its thin script and questionable casting choices, but a scene-chewing performance by Frank Langella as the villainous pirate Dawg helps a bit.
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Review in a Nutshell: Not actually a Hercules movie but in fact a Maciste film, Hercules Against the Moon Men salvages a surprising amount of production value from its costumes, locations, old school special effects, and the affable performance of Alan Steel, who never stops smiling even when beset by saber-tooth apes or spiky death-traps.
Brush up on your 1930’s international politics, because Fist of Legend is the Greatest Movie EVER!.
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Review in a Nutshell: A re-telling of the classic Bruce Lee martial arts revenge film, Fist of Fury, director Gordon Chan and actor Jet Li bring a surprisingly humanistic portrayal to the character of Chen Zhen, a student who defends the honor of Chinese kung fu in the face of foreign aggression. The fight choreography by Yuen Woo-Ping is top notch.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and what could be more in the spirit of friendly athletic competition than a muddled Sunrise mecha anime with a weak narrative focus and disturbingly xenophobic undertones? CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download our review of Gasaraki, a 1998 science fiction TV anime with direction by mecha master Ryosuke Takahashi. In it, we talk about the price of wheat, clunky robots with sand in their joints, and HOLY CRAP! ALIENS!.
It’s an ace detective team-up for the centuries, and Murder by Death is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!
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Review in a Nutshell: Death is easy, comedy is hard. Despite an all-star cast and the writing talents of the creator of The Odd Couple, I found Murder by Death to be brutally unfunny, although we can’t quite put our finger on why this meta-textual critique of the foibles of the murder mystery genre doesn’t work.
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Review in a Nutshell: Featuring Yuen Woo-ping’s directorial debut, Jackie Chan’s first big break-out performance, and the creation of Simon Yuen’s legendary “Sam Seed / Beggar So” character, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow is an important and entertaining martial arts film.
Before there was JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, super fabulous manga auteur Hirohiko Araki created Baoh, a silly, stylish, ultra-violent shonen manga that was adapted in 1989 into an OAV with animation by Studio Pierrot. CLICK HERE or on the image above to join Tom, Dylan, and Paul as they take a trip down memory lane and discuss such subjects as the joys of bad dubbing and exquisite dog-murder in the latest installment of GME! Anime Fun Time.