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Become a Paid Subscriber and get bonus podcasts: Three playful movie reviewers break down a variety of film franchises by dedicating a podcast to every single sequel, reboot, and spin-off in a series. In-depth conversations cover production history, literary sources, gossip, merchandising, and personal opinion with humor and critical insight. No cinematic universe is too obscure or sacred! Over 1,200 reviews at

  • 1 hour 28 minutes

    Killers Of the Woodpecking Loon

    Alaqua Cox leaves New York City to reinvent herself as a Native American superhero, but that won’t stop her bad deeds in Hawkeye from coming back on her like an Echo. Can Maya Lopez restore honor to her Choctaw ancestors by baiting her abusive surrogate father, Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), into a rematch on Oklahoma home soil?  And does the deaf character’s preference to let action speak louder than words translate into the bloodiest Disney+ effort yet?  Hear what Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart think about this 2024 MCU miniseries when you Listen Now

    21 May 2024, 4:57 pm
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
    Death Race: Beyond Anarchy

    The End of the Road

    Danny Glover might be too old for Lethal Weapon, but he’s still hip enough to monetize Death Race 4, a new generation turning to the Dark Web for pay-per-view entertainment. But should gambler Danny Trejo bet on longshot action star Zach McGowan (Agents of SHIELD) to outmaneuver champion driver Frankenstein on this new prison roadway?  And does Beyond Anarchy go beyond the craziness of Roger Corman’s original movie by giving grotesques like Matilda the Hun and Nazi Bastard a shot at the crown? 100 points to the first to Listen Now!

    14 May 2024, 3:41 pm
  • 1 hour 12 minutes
    Death Race: Inferno

    Ford Vs Kalahari

    Convict Luke Goss hits a speed bump on his road to freedom after Death Race 3 relocates the masked driver and his pit crew to a perilous African penitentiary. Can mechanic Danny Trejo pimp Frankenstein’s Mustang so that it withstands the sweltering Inferno of the desert, makes it through sandy terrain and hostile shantytowns, and beats ten other well-armed vehicles to the finish line?  And what are the odds that CEO Ving Rhames will steal back this ratings juggernaut from devious corporate raider Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II)? Listen and find out now!

    7 May 2024, 6:07 pm
  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    Death Race 2

    The Gangrene Mile

    Long before Jason Statham strapped on a metal mask and drove a monstrous Mustang around a penitentiary track, bank robber Luke Goss (Hellboy 2) got fans of reality TV bloodsport revving their engines in the 2011 prequel Death Race 2. But do CEO Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction) and femme fatale producer Lauren Cohen (Walking Dead) have enough money in their streaming budget to turn shank fights in the prison yard into epic demolition derby carnage?  Find out if Danny Trejo and Sean Bean give this franchise a satisfying tune-up when you Listen Now!

    30 April 2024, 1:05 pm
  • 41 minutes 39 seconds
    Book Review: Chapterhouse: Dune

    It’s the end of the World as we know it… 

    … but host Stuart feels fine about wrapping up his six-podcast exploration of Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction saga with a look at the final novel, Chapterhouse Dune. Is the Bene Gesserit homeworld the perfect place to restart a worm farm after the wicked Honored Matres destroyed the original Arrakis deserts? Find out if the beef between the two most powerful Sisterhoods in the universe can be squashed when you Listen to the latest Now Playing Book Review.

    29 April 2024, 4:34 pm
  • 1 hour 26 minutes
    Death Race

    The Ride of Frankenstein

    Jason Statham and Tyrese hone their Fast & Furious driving skills as director Paul WS Anderson (Resident Evil) reinstates Roger Corman’s campy bloodsport Death Race as a grim 2008 prison flick. Can a pit crew run by Ian McShane (Deadwood) help a wrongly convicted auto racer stay alive for all three days of the obstacle course, and get revenge on the villain actually responsible for killing Statham’s wife? And what did Oscar darling Joan Allen ever do to wind up in movie jail playing the evil warden? The race for answers starts now!

    23 April 2024, 1:15 pm
  • 1 hour 22 minutes
    Death Race 2050

    Make America Race Again

    Roger Corman re-stages his cinematic Death Race a half-century after ruling the drive-ins of the 1970s. But can new Frankenstein Manu Bennett (The Hobbit) keep pace with his 2050 competition, which includes a pugilistic pop star, a religious zealot from Texas, a genetically altered himbo, and an AI-powered driverless car?  And does the fascism of Chairman Malcolm McDowell (Clockwork Orange) resemble the politics of anyone we know in 2017? Strap on your VR helmet and join fast-talking hosts Jakob, Stuart, and Brock to find out now!

    16 April 2024, 3:57 pm
  • 1 hour 26 minutes
    Death Race 2000

    Road Kill Bill 

    David Carradine risks life and limb to become the most celebrated driver of Death Race 2000.  But does this automotive Frankenstein actually score more points with peace-loving rebels once he starts mowing down the folks responsible for this freeway carnage and avoids hitting women and children crossing the post-apocalyptic streets? And how much mileage do Sylvester Stallone (a year before Rocky) and Martin Kove (Karate Kid) add to their careers by taking Roger Corman’s armored go-karts into theaters four years before Mad Max? Find Out Now!

    9 April 2024, 10:22 pm
  • 1 hour 23 minutes
    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

    How many licked Titans does it take to get to the center of Hollow Earth?

    Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) and her Monarch scientists know it’s a bad idea to bring together Godzilla x Kong after their 2021 showdown. But somebody has got to stop a giant ape named Skar King and his captive ice dragon, Shimo, from creating a New Empire that freezes out humanity. Can Titan veterinarian Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), paranoid podcaster Brian Tyree Henry (Eternals), and Skull Island survivor Kaylee Hottle improve our odds?  Find out as Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart return to the MonsterVerse. Listen Now!

    2 April 2024, 6:52 pm
  • 47 minutes 58 seconds
    Book Review: Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert

    The Comeback of the Original Spice Girls 

    Stuart is back airing his blasphemous opinions about Frank Herbert’s Dune-verse with a podcast review of fifth installment Heretics of Dune,  Things have gotten Scattered in the time since the wormy God Emperor left the throne. Find out how a new generation of Bene Gesserit and Atreides descendants are faring on the rebranded desert planet. Listen Now!

    1 April 2024, 9:27 pm
  • 1 hour 59 minutes
    Dune: Part Two

    Call Me By Your Mouse

    Emperor Christopher Walken and Harkonnen hardasses Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Austin Butler (Elvis) are ready to turn the page on House Atreides as Part 2 of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune adaptation gets underway. Can vengeful Timothee Chalamet worm his way into the heart of cynical Zendaya, and convince the indigenous people of Arrakis to follow their messiah into an interplanetary war? And why does Josh Brolin always seem to have his hand on a weapon of mass destruction?  Find Out when you Listen Now to this epic podcast! 

    26 March 2024, 7:50 pm
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