Tag Archives: Action

Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day Quote: “I picked a hell of a day to quit drinkin’.” – Russel Casse

This “Independence Day,” let’s celebrate the 1996 cinematic dumpster fire that made Will Smith a blockbuster action hero and taught us Jeff Goldblum wasn’t acting in “Jurassic Park.” That’s really him. He can actually hack alien computers. Join us as we fly our mother ship of skepticism through plot holes, wildly offensive performances and Randy Quaid’s most annoying character ever. Continue reading Independence Day (1996)

Starship Troopers (1997)

Starship Troopers Quote: “I expect the best and I give the best. Here’s the beer. Here’s the entertainment. Now have fun. That’s an order!” – Jean Rasczak

All hands on deck Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Paul Verhoeven’s “Starship Troopers” mixes fun, smarts, action, sex and satire into a star-studded sci-fi package.

However a lot of people mistook it for cheeseball macho fluff. Let’s relive the terrifying Arachnids, quotable one-liners, Nazi-influenced propaganda pieces and — of course — the infamous co-ed shower scene.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark Quote: “Do you realize what the Ark is? It’s a transmitter, It’s a radio for speaking to God.” – René Belloq

Our mission is to answer “Were the movies we loved when growing up really that good?” Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark isn’t as good as we remembered: It’s better. If you’re sick of hearing us complain how other ’80s movies fell short of the mark, this is the episode for you. We’ll discuss how Harrison Ford was perfect for the Indiana Jones role, Karen Allen stole our hearts as Marion, the action scenes thrilled us, and Steven Spielberg’s direction tickled our brains. This movie is downright perfect. Continue reading Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Batman (1989)

Batman Quote: “I now do what other people only dream. I make art until someone dies. See? I am the world’s first fully functioning homicidal artist. ” – Joker

Sometimes, a podcast episode comes along and ruins your entire childhood. This recap of Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman” is that episode. Give us an hour, and we’ll convince you Michael Keaton was a ridiculous Dark Knight, Jack Nicholson was an unoriginal Joker, and journalists really aren’t bad. On the bright side, Prince did put together a stellar soundtrack, and Kim Basinger is undeniably at the top of her game. Continue reading Batman (1989)