Wednesday, September 12, 2018

#16 - The 6th Day (2000)

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.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

#15 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Steal some biker gear and re-learn your 90s slang terms because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are chillin' out and declaring no problemo while re-experiencing James Cameron's legendary action masterwork Terminator 2: Judgment Day! Arguably the most popular movie Arnold ever headlined, this mega-hit sequel was a gargantuan phenomenon when it smashed into theatres in the summer of 1991. But now that the hype and video store-era worship has diminished a little, is it still the Muscular One's crowning achievement? And is it really that much better than the excellent 1984 original? Race along with the duo as they pay tribute to the eternal badassery of Linda Hamilton, the big guy's glorious shotgun reloading skills and lots more! 

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

#14 - Hercules in New York/Hercules Goes Bananas (1969)

Hop in a chariot and chow down on a soft pretzel because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are bounding back to the ridiculous days of 1969 when Mr. Arnold Strong was a determined young upstart chasing Hollywood dreams... to unintentionally side-splitting results! An oft-mocked example of bad movie filmmaking, this umpteenth take on the mythic Greek demigod is a goofball fish-out-of-water comedy that sees the towering titan heading into the city in search of athletic glory, weird friendships with fast-food vendors and (maybe?) romance. While pretty much a non-starter for the big guy's career, does it still count as a genuine Schwarzenegger vehicle? And is it really as terrible as everyone says? Tune in and uncover the truth for yourselves, mortals!

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

#13 - Twins (1988)

Iron your tan suits and slip on some over-sized sunglasses because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are reviewing, in hilarious unison, Arnold's huge comedy crossover smash Twins! Famously starring Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as unlikely brothers on a wild road trip search for their mother and a quick escape from the mob, this Ivan Reitman-helmed flick was once unavoidable on television and seemingly beloved. But was that actually the case? Or have we all been blinded by nostalgia and selective memories? Hop in the red convertible and regale as the duo grapple with classic 1980s tropes, convoluted crime subplots and impromptu "Yakety Yak" singalongs.

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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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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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