Tag Archive: Action/Adventure

Jul 15 2017

Episode 97 – The Living Daylights

The Living DaylightsWe return to our James Bond series with the first of only two Bond outings by Timothy Dalton – The Living Daylights! Chrys VanDerKamp returns as our guest to decide for herself where Dalton falls in the “who is the best Bond” debate.  Tim and Melissa are both Dalton apologists as he is frequently viewed as one of the worst actors to play the role (but he’s no George Lazenby).  We talk about why we think Dalton is underrated in the role and also why everyone disagrees on which Dalton film is the best.  Melissa prefers this one.  Tim prefers License To Kill.  Melissa won…this time!

Next up – we are going to follow Timothy Dalton to Hot Fuzz!

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Sep 01 2013

Episode 6 – The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

The 7th Voyage of SinbadYes, we know that we really should have waited for The 7th Voyage of Sinbad until episode 7 but it didn’t happen that way.  Get over it.  We recorded this episode approximately one week after special effects Genius Ray Harryhausen passed away.  Jena, as usual, had absolutely no knowledge of the film or of Harryhausen.  This was a problem Tim and Melissa gleefully solved.  As a bonus, both Tim and Melissa have stories about actually meeting Ray Harryhausen!  Envy us!

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad poster Rating: 7.2/10 (9,132 votes)
Director: Nathan Juran
Writer: Ken Kolb
Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher
Runtime: 88 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Action
Released: 23 Dec 1958
Plot: When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

Aug 15 2013

Episode 5 – The Road Warrior

The Road WarriorOur last episode was about the soaring greatness of Lawrence of Arabia.  A great movie it is but we figured that we needed to have a little more fun.  This episode, we watched Mad Max 2, which is better known as The Road Warrior.  Many cars were wrecked.  Very few lines were delivered. Awesomeness was achieved.  We were joined by Melissa’s friend Fes Works to enjoy this fine example of 80’s post apocalyptic action.

Our September 1st episode will be a tribute to the late Ray Harryhausen as we watch The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad!

The Road Warrior (1981)
The Road Warrior poster Rating: 7.6/10 (141,268 votes)
Director: George Miller
Writer: Terry Hayes (screenplay), George Miller (screenplay), Brian Hannant (screenplay)
Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps
Runtime: 94 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 21 May 1982
Plot: In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

Jul 15 2013

Episode 3 – Argo

ArgoWe don’t want to be accused of only watching old movies so for this episode, we focused on the 2012 Academy Award winner for Best Picture – Argo!  Not only has Jena never seen the movie, she has no first hand memories of the historical event upon which it was based! Not only does she get to learn about the movie, but she also gets to learn about something that happened.  Well…if you ignore all the stuff that isn’t actually true.

Our next podcast will be on August 1st and we’ll be talking about Lawrence of Arabia!

Argo (2012)
Argo poster Rating: 7.7/10 (484,485 votes)
Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Chris Terrio (screenplay), Tony Mendez (based on a selection from "The Master of Disguise" by), Joshuah Bearman (based on the Wired Magazine article "The Great Escape" by)
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman
Runtime: 120 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Released: 12 Oct 2012
Plot: Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.