Wednesday, July 11, 2018

#12 - Killing Gunther (2017)

Mug for the camera and embrace the post-modern because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are conjuring up their frustrated inner-country stars while partying with the 2017 indie comedy Killing Gunther. Starring our beloved muscle-bound icon as a legendary killer-for-hire being pursued by a colorful batch of wacky assassins, the film sees Schwarzenegger goofily sending up his big screen persona while also striving to further refine his comedic chops. But is he successful, and does the picture deserve his fearless commitment? Jump into the kooky chaos with the duo as they ask such fundamental questions as "why is this a mockumentary?," "should Arnie stop milking his famous catchphrases?" and so very much more.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

#11 - The Running Man (1987)

Pull on your yellow spandex and join the resistance because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G loudly declare who they love by taking on Arnie's other 1987 effort, The Running Man. A notoriously turbulent production, the film has nonetheless endured thanks in no small part to its unforgettably weird rogues gallery, abundant catch-phrases and often eerily accurate forecasting of our current media landscape. Yet, beyond its colorful camp and unrestrained machismo, is the film actually that good? And how does it compare to the big guy's more critically championed 80s fare like Terminator or Predator? Don't be a plain zero, join the trio as they run through this deadly gauntlet of insanity, chaos and miscast rock stars!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

#10 - Predator 2 (1990)

Untangle your razor nets and dust off your discus because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are boldly wandering into a dystopian urban warzone in order to tackle this Arnie-less sequel to the 1987 classic. Despite being viewed upon release as an underwhelming follow-up, has time been kind to the title antagonist's second hunt? And how successful is the film's shift in setting and its expansion of predator mythology? Come hang out with the duo in the metaphorical meat locker as they go back to the terrifying gang-run future of 1997 and strive to wrap their heads around Danny Glover being a logical replacement for the mighty Schwarzenegger!

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

#9 - Red Sonja (1985)

Fasten your chainmail and don a magical relic because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are challenging the almighty Killing Machine by revisiting Richard Fleischer's 1985 sword-and-sorcery bomb Red Sonja. A Brigitte Nielsen-tastic adaptation of the Robert Howard/Marvel Comics icon, the film pairs the fire-maned title warrior with Schwarzenegger's Conan Kalidor, a noble barbarian who stops just short of swearing to Crom. Although considered one of the big guy's lesser efforts, is there still enjoyment to be had? And how does the rest of the cast, including Sandahl Bergman, Paul Smith and future Surf Ninja Ernie Reyes Jr., fare? Unleash the power of this audio Talisman by listening in as the duo ponder Nielsen's action heroine credibility, the agony of shrill child performances and the technicalities associated with fantasy death robots.

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We'll be back in two weeks with Predator 2!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

#8 - The Expendables (2010)

Grab your badass beret and throwing knives because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are enlisting with Sly and the gang in order to revisit 2010's superstar team-up adventure The Expendables. Directed by Stallone, the film, which mashes up a collection of iconic tough guys including Jason Statham, Jet Li and Arnie (sorta?), was originally conceived as being the epic dream project every 1980s action fan longed to see become a reality. But did it deliver? And how does it hold up long after the hype has faded? Recover a piece of your soul by listening in as the duo reflect on the lop-sided star power of the cast, frequently bizarre dialogue and go-for-broke visceral brutality.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

#7 - The Terminator (1984)

Shake off the time travel sickness and procure some clothing because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are dodging cyborg laser sights while revisiting James Cameron's legendary sci-fi all-timer The Terminator! Responsible for launching Arnold into the stratosphere, the movie continues to wow with its slick, go-for-broke action, iconic villain and timeless love story. But, given its production limitations, why exactly does it hold up so well, and how does it fare when measured against its far more ambitious and popular sequel? Come with the podcasting duo if you want to live, and listen in as they grapple with this undeniably efficient thrill machine.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

#6 - The Villain/Cactus Jack (1979)


Load your seven-shooters and watch out for falling boulders because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are gettin' wacky with Hal Needham's bizarre western ode to Looney Tunes, The Villain (aka Cactus Jack). Featuring Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas as a scheming rascal out to rob Arnie and Ann-Margret, this is one undeniably weird entry in the big guy's filmography. But is it worth watching? Saddle up and join the duo as they battle to make sense of 90 minutes worth of pratfalls, cornball jokes, winking attempts at sexiness and highly problematic Aboriginal representations.
 
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Monday, April 9, 2018

#5 - Predator (1987)

Switch on your camouflage tech and sharpen your twin blades because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G, along with special guest Mark Carter, are venturing into the cinematic jungle to take on John McTiernan's 1987 action classic Predator! One of most iconic titles in Arnie's canon, the picture pits an amazing catalogue of Hollywood tough guys against an iconic alien trophy hunter. But does this enduring favorite still wow? Join the podcast party as the trio weigh in on the most badass moments and performances, and debate whether any sequel could ever compete in the same arena.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

#4 - Pumping Iron (1977)

Drop the barbells and pour yourself a protein shake because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are lifting weights with the big boys as they take in the 1977 breakout hit documentary Pumping Iron. An unlikely Hollywood launching pad for our beloved icon, the film depicts the various huge personalities swirling around the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe competitions. Offering an intriguing fly-on-the-wall glimpse into a very strange and fascinating subculture, the film has an undeniable legacy but is it still entertaining in 2018? Listen in as the intrepid Schwarzenegger aficionados break down this unique picture, as well as the many unforgettable moments that have made it such a prime candidate for YouTube compilations.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

#3 - Maggie (2015)

Unboard your windows and doors because this week  hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are wandering blindly into the Quarantine Zone with Arnie's 2015 indie film oddity Maggie. The haunting story of a small-town father watching his teenage daughter battle the ravages of a zombie virus, it's undeniably unlike any other entry in the Schwarzenegger canon. But is it any good? Find out as the intrepid duo weigh in on the big guy's surprisingly sensitive performance, as well as the movie's unsettling themes and haunting developments.  

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