Whale Song, Monkey Trouble, and Literal Dawg Attacks

Shiver me timbers, but Cutthroat Island is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring long-awaited return of Katherin the Great.

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.

Rock Monsters and the Evil Influence of Uranus.

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Oil up those pectoral muscles, because Hercules Against the Moon Men is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the title or the movie poster above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.

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.

Those Legendarily Furious Fists, Yo.

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Brush up on your 1930’s international politics, because Fist of Legend is the Greatest Movie EVER!.

Click on the title or the DVD cover above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

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.

I Meant “The Long Goodbye”, Not “The Big Sleep”.

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It’s an ace detective team-up for the centuries, and Murder by Death is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the title or the movie poster above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M..

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.

That Wushu That You Do

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You can’t learn Snake Fist without breaking some eggs, and Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

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.

GME! Anime Fun Time #24 – Baoh

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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.

Not to be Confused with ‘Hard Rain’.

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Gas up the Sea-Doo, because Deep Rising is the Greatest Movie EVER?

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring guest host Matt “Saint Mort” Kelly of the Horror Movie Night podcast.

Review in a Nutshell: A typical Stephen Summers action-horror movie with some questionable screenwriting and some dodgy CG, Deep Rising is none-the-less remembered fondly by many fans. I am not one of those fans.