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Starship Troopers (1997)

The guys discuss Paul Verhoeven misunderstood attack on fascism staring Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, and Dina Meyer. They discuss the film, the original Robert Heinlein book, and how Neil Patrick Harris rocks his gestapo uniform. Nazis in space, fighting and killing bugs with oversized guns…..what could go wrong?

Heath's intense gaze

action, comedy

A Knight’s Tale (2001)

For its twenty year anniversary, Dave, Marcus and Colin indulge in the unexpectedly great anachronisms of the Heath Ledger medieval “sports movie,” A Knight’s Tale. Meanwhile, Marcus is convinced he’s watching a high school rom-com. Hilarity ensues.


Casino Royale (2006)

Dave, Marcus and Colin discuss Daniel Craig’s first time playing 007, leading to fun discussion on all things Bond (you never forget your first Bond). Also discussed, poker odds, cocktail recipes, and the effectiveness of testicular torture.


300 (2007)

Colin and Dave continue their Zack Snyder movie journey and discuss his first feature film. Colin attempts to help Dave with his pronunciations (and fails) and also expresses admiration for mutant executioners and Xerxes’s orgy game.

action, drama

Crimson Tide (1995)

Dave, Marcus, and Colin dive deep into Crimson Tide. Amazing performances by Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman, and plenty of blue lights, rain, and sweat you know it’s a Tony Scott movie. Set conditions 1SQ and take us to launch depth!


Skyscraper (2018)

Dave takes an insane angle on the Rawson Marshall Thurber directed action spectacle, and Colin and Marcus totally disagree. The Rock is literally cooking in this Die Hard / Towering Inferno mashup.

action, sci-fi

Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day (1996) Dave, Marcus, and Colin discuss the @rolandemmerich directed, B movie classic and watch stuff get blow’d up real good. All three marvel at the realistic approach to science, but Colin hates Russell’s kids.


Gladiator (2000)

Dave, Colin, and Marcus discuss the Ridley Scott directed spectacle – incredibly entertaining yet historically inaccurate. If you listen, we hope YOU ARE ENTERTAINED!!!! But, we’d settle for mild amusement

action, sci-fi

Dredd (2012)

Dave, Marcus, and Colin travel to Mega City One to hit the Slo-Mo and heap praise on the Karl Urban-led, ultraviolent, and very fun re-imagining of the comic “Judge Dredd.” And when he says he is the law… he really means it.


Falling Down (1993)

Dave, Marcus and Colin contemplate the confusion which results from watching this 1993 film in 2021. Can it be reinterpreted today? When being stalked by a crazy person, should you stop for a hot dog?


In The Line of Fire (1993)

Dave, Marcus and Colin marvel at how a 63 year old Eastwood is able to scale the rooftops, flirt with a much younger Rene Russo, and discuss how assassins take inspiration from mood boards….poor Dylan McDermott never had a chance…


Navy SEALs (1990)

The Navy SEALS are known as being one of the most impressive and disciplined fighting forces in the world….Charlie Sheen attempts to singlehandedly change that perception in this AMAZING film.


Cobra (1986)

It was Colin’s turn to go on a rant. He had some things to say about Sylvester Stallone’s Cobra, enough to warrant a special breakout from our 1986 Year in Review podcast.

action, sci-fi

Lockdown Cinema #7 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

The seventh in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? A young boy and his Austrian stepfather conspire to help the boy’s mother escape from a mental institution.  With a police officer in hot pursuit, the […]