Crank up the Rolling Stones and take a cruise through a gravel quarry because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are donning white tank-tops and living the mob life as they dive into 1986's Raw Deal! Is there a reason this action thriller, which arrived just one year before Predator and Running Man, is so often ignored in discussions of Arnie's legendary 1980s work? Is it high time for reappraisal? Listen in as the daring duo weigh this bullet-riddled gangland saga's (often befuddling) pros and cons!
Hop in a colossal crane truck and slap on some star-shaped shades because hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are fighting the future once more with the polarizing third Terminator adventure Rise of the Machines! Does this Jonathan Mostow-helmed thriller meet the franchise expectations James Cameron so magnificently set? And how does the movie fare now in the wake of Salvation and Genisys? Tune in and find out!
Toss one back with a reindeer and battle a Santa army because this week ho-ho-hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are getting into the Christmas spirit with Arnie's anti-consumerism (?) holiday comedy Jingle All the Way! An undeniably wacky effort from the big guy, does this box office underperformer hold up at all over 20 years later? And is it funny or a comedic lump of a coal?
Tattoo yourself silly and speak only in F-bombs because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are taking on David Ayer's 2014 drug war conspiracy actioner Sabotage! Arguably the grittiest and meanest entry in the Schwarzenegger canon, does the film add interesting new dimensions to the big guy's silver screen persona? Or does the director's penchant for hyper-violent nihilism overwhelm everything?
Dig through your old copies of Variety and Hollywood Reporter because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are scouring the deepest internet archives in order to explore the lost projects Schwarzenegger never made. From Spider-Man, True Lies 2 and Planet of the Apes, to two very cool Paul Verhoeven concepts, the duo debate which ones belonged on the scrapheap and which ones could have spawned cinematic gold!
Patch up your aquariums and wrestle some crocodiles because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are reliving summer 1996 with Arnold's big-budget action movie follow-up to True Lies! Directed by The Mask's Chuck Russell, Eraser was originally intended as a slick, violent showcase for state of the art technology. So how has it aged? And how successful is the film at grabbing the baton from James Cameron's classic spy thriller, which blew up the box-office two years prior? Dive into the mayhem with the duo as they ponder the inner workings of witness protection programs, 1990s computer hacking and so very much more!
Check into a fleabag hotel and workshop some lame dirty jokes because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are performing their own mismatched partners routine while tackling the Schwarzenegger/Belushi buddy cop thriller Red Heat! Directed by macho movie legend Walter Hill, this comedic Capitalism-meets-Communism actioner would seem on paper to have all the ingredients necessary to inspire a bang-up entry in the well-worn sub-genre. But is that the case? And how stellar a match do its two stars make, following almost immediately in the footsteps of all-time pairings Glover & Gibson and Nolte & Murphy? Ride along with the podcast duo as they determine whether this 1988 Arnie vehicle is hot... or not!
Charge up those shoulder canons and prepare to expand your spine collections because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are unloading a double-dose of Predator mayhem as they go toe-to-toe with both 2010's Predators as well as Shane Black's much-anticipated The Predator! Which movie will prove most victorious? Over the course of this freewheeling discussion the duo debate how successful these Arnold-less installments are and whether there's any hope for the series post-AVP. Plus, the hosts rank all the movies and try to determine how the franchise could and should evolve.
Practice your spin kicks and dig up some old internet memes because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are reuniting with their ultra-macho, hard-fighting pals the Expendables for another round of nostalgia-fueled movie mayhem! Featuring even more Arnie, plus badass additions Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and, uh, Liam Hemsworth (?!), this sequel to the Stallone-starring 2010 hit would seem to have plenty more to offer. But is that the case? And is this really the best showcase for our beloved icon's talents? Join the party that keeps on rollin' as the duo bow down to the Muscles from Brussels, long for more Jet Li and question Sly's decision to go emo. DOWNLOAD HERE
Crawl out of your Y2K bunkers and leash your replicated pets because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are flashing back to a future filled with creepy robotic dolls, heli-glider hijinx and bone-crunching XFL football with 2000's box office under-performer The 6th Day. One of Arnie's transition films, marking a shift away from violent superheroics to more grounded everyman action, this clone thriller made little impact upon release. But did it get a raw deal? Is it perhaps a legitimately interesting entry in the big guy's sci-fi canon alongside classics like Terminator and Total Recall? Or does it just stink? Strap yourselves in as the duo ponder the film's hazy legacy, and obsess over Tony Goldwyn puns and the waking horror that is Cindy the SimPal.