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162 - All These White People Look Alike
We’re three films into our ninja movie marathon and we’ve still yet to watch one that stars an Asian actor. Does that seem f****d up to you? Regardless, we press on. This week’s flick about a white guy who goes overseas and ninjas better than anyone in the culture that invented ninjaing is pretty recent for a podcast this obsessed with nostalgia. We’re watching current DTV action movie icon Scott Adkins in 2013’s NINJA II: SHADOW OF A TEAR. Don’t get nervous though, even though this thing came out in the last 10 years, it’s still shot well enough that you can actually follow the action!
161 - Dudikoff’s C*m Gutters
New Year, same party. We’re leaning into last week’s theme, our New Year’s Ninja Party, all January long as an excuse to watch a whole mess of ninja movies. This week we’re talking about an anomaly, an 80s action movie that was built around a star who was neither a legit actor nor a legit fighter. If you’ve guessed that must mean we’re talking about a Cannon Films production, you’re right; we’re talking about Michael Dudikoff stumbling his gorgeous ass through the 1985 release AMERICAN NINJA. It’s historic!
160 - Don’t Go Ninjain’ Anybody Who Don’t Need Ninjain’
We’re moving into the new year by throwing a massive audio party here on the action movie podcast. New Year means new theme, and we’ve decided to throw a New Year’s Ninja Party for the next little while here. That means a non-stop cavalcade of ninja movies until either we get sick of it or the calendar turns over into a new month. First up on our list of ninja canon is the Canon Films movie that started the entire ninja craze of the 1980s, ENTER THE NINJA (1981). It stars Italian actor Franco Nero, the guy who stole Elvis’ wife, and some other dude who did the voice acting as the thickest mustachioed ninja you’ve ever seen in your life.
159 - It’s Jesus Time!
Christmas is officially here, or as we say here at Baby Oil and Blow Studios——It’s Jesus time! What else could we talk about on the holiest of holidays other than Dolph Lundgren playing a techno-preacher in one of the most cyberpunky cyberpunk movies ever made, JOHNNY MNEMONIC (1995)? Keanu is here, he’s got no sideburns, and there’s wacky internet techno-jargon as far as the eye can see. Cozy up to a post-apocalyptic trashcan fire and join us as we roast our nuts and talk turkey about VR, video games, and cybernetic implants!
158 - I’m a VR Cuck
This is a jam-packed week. First we start by making excuses for all of the tech SNUFUs that led to last week’s episode not happening, then we dissect all of the news regarding the alarming state of online pornography, and finally we jack into the net and upload all of our thoughts about the (technically) third movie in our ‘A Very Cyberpunk Christmas’ series of December reviews. We’re talking Denzel Washington vs Russell Crowe in a game of idiot cat vs. idiot mouse in 1995’s VIRTUOSITY. Guess we’re your party men.
157 - Get the Meat
Season’s greetings. When we think the holidays, we think the 90s, and when we think the 90s, we think mirrored shades, pleather dusters, and cyberpunk movies. That’s why we’re celebrating the little baby Hanukkah’s birthday by putting on an event called ‘A Very Cyberpunk Christmas,’ which is basically the only appropriate way to non-denominationally celebrate the season. First up on our list of flicks is FREEJACK (1992), the movie that made Mick Jagger a legendary star of the silver screen as well as the lead singer of a halfway decent rock band. Lay back, jack in, and just let December happen to you.