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Police Academy

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Join me and Jimmy B and my head cold as we enjoy a nostalgic romp thru our childhoods in an unknown city that is definitely not necessarily Los Angeles. We discuss the whole series (not that we’ll ever do commentaries for any of the others) and related properties (altho we forget about the toy set!) as well as the theme of diversity. We marvel at some of the stunts, try to decide which bits to cut, and praise Harris as a cop.

We compare the film to Stripes, Animal House, The Bad News Bears, Airplane, and Benny Hill and the Carry On films. We fret a little over the Blue Oyster Bar, altho forget that Steve Gutenberg didn’t need cred with the gay community after having starred in Can’t Stop the Music with the Village People.

We’re watching the Blu-ray. Start after the Ladd Company logo has faded, on the countdown.

Predator 2

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Join me and Jimmy B as we look deep into the untold horror and ultraviolence of Predator 2 and like it quite a bit. We discuss the film in context with the first film and the other Predator franchise films. We compare it to RoboCop, Lethal Weapon, Weekend At Bernie’s 2, and Toy F—ing Story 3. We indulge in a little social commentary prompted by the events on screen that perhaps strike a little close to home. And we generally have a good time trying to decide if Danny Glover is the right man to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger. (It goes without saying that Maria Conchita Alonso is the right man to replace Jesse Ventura.)

We fail to mention that someone thought Shane Black’s bad jokes were so fundamental to the success of the first film that Bill Paxton had to be brought in to provide more of them. And WHAT IS UP WITH THE CARS IN THIS MOVIE???
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WARNING: This is explicit again, and this time we just give up and swear like sailors.

We’re watching the Blu-ray. Start after the 20th Century Fox logo, on the countdown.

Predator (1987)

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Join me and Jimmy B as we examine the genius that is Predator (1987) [there’s a remake coming]. We discuss each of the principle actors and their careers and political aspirations, who could have been in the film, and how awesome the film is. We both love it and marvel at its solid construction and timeless story of mercenaries being hunted in a jungle by a Rastafarian fish-man. We play around with recasting the film in a later era and discuss the sequels.

Technically, this is explicit again because of me, but not really.

We’re watching the Blu-ray. Start after the 20th Century Fox logo, on the countdown.

Tango & Cash

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Join me as I’m joined for the first time by Jimmy B from the Friends in Your Head forum and Extended Edition podcast for a look at Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell’s big team-up. We compare it to Lethal Weapon, Police Story, Die Hard, other buddy-cop comedies of the time, and James Bond movies.

We also marvel at their hair and suits, and at a still-humble Teri Hatcher. We stand in awe that the film ever saw the light of day because, at some point, everybody but Stallone got replaced at least once.

Jimmy’s microphone betrays us, and he’s a bit difficult to understand at times. (I mean aside from the Scottish accent.)

Technically, this is explicit, but not really.

We’re watching the Blu-ray. Start with the Warner Brothers logo, on the countdown.