Action Cast 100: Totally Recalled

Posted 772 days ago by Joe Drilling

Yes, friends. We made it. Finally. We are doing Total Recall again. And then we’re retiring. At least from Action Cast!ing, but stay tuned, because we’re not done with movies, just with this format. At any rate, join Joe, Eric, Anthony, Alex, Ethan, Kurt, Bryce and even Andy as they revisit Total Recall and have some flashbacks about over four years of doing this nonsense.



Action Cast 99: Action Draft 2

Posted 837 days ago by Joe Drilling

The boys return with another draft. We draft tropes, subgenres and actors as we create treatments for action movies that we would be more interested in than 90% of what Hollywood is putting out these days.



Action Cast 91: Not Classy Enough to Be a Burlesque Show

Posted 1078 days ago by Joe Drilling

This time out, the boys record a podcast while doing a livestream on! We talk about the buddy cop… uh… “classic” Showdown in Little Tokyo. Also, some news from June and talk about things we watched in late May!

Click here to hear us coming!


Action Cast 83: The Howard, Fine and Howard School of Kung-Fu

Posted 1279 days ago by Joe Drilling

Our buddy Stiv joins us to officially pour one out for Run Run Shaw as we take on both 1973’s King Boxer (a.k.a. Five Fingers of Death) and 1980’s Clan of the White Lotus (a.k.a. Fist of the White Lotus). We also talk about a bunch of news, including an ill-advised 1984 movie in development, discuss some things we watched (Alex is cool), including a not-so-ill-advised 1984-inspired film and weigh in on whether certain things do or do not constitute use of the word “gross.”



Action Cast 81: Boomsto

Posted 1335 days ago by Joe Drilling

Merry Xmas, kids! This time out, we spend a hour on the news, and a little less than that talking about Die Hard 2: Die Harder. We decide that perhaps we’ve been a little too hard on it in the past, but it still isn’t very good. It’s basically just Die Hard again, but done by someone who is a much less capable filmmaker. Still, enjoy the bumper crop of news and Bryce’s feeble attempts to defend this movie!

Click here to do Nuderate with William Sadler!


Action Cast 79: Cool Graveyard Cinema

Posted 1358 days ago by Joe Drilling

This time out we’re joined by a female guest! Can you believe it? It’s Angela Catalano, former program director for the Milwaukee Film Festival, current owner/operator/programmer/whatever of Shotgun Cinema, coming soon to melt the faces off of the New Orleans populace. We’re covering Air Force One, but don’t let that fool you. This ‘cast clocks in over two hours, and surprisingly little of it is discussion about that movie. But we talk about studies, storyboards, Blockbuster closing and Joe and Anthony losing their Alamo Drafthouse virginity. All this and more! (Also, just an FYI, this was recorded before our Thanksgiving b-side from earlier this week, if you couldn’t tell.)

Click here to get off our plane!

Stretch Armstrong storyboard/animatic
Shotgun Cinema (a.k.a. Cool Graveyard Cinema)


Action Cast 78B: Catastrofuck

Posted 1360 days ago by Joe Drilling

Happy Thanksgiving! Andy returns to join Joe, Eric, Bryce and Anthony to discuss the completely unwatchable trainwreck that is Thankskilling 3. We briefly discuss the first one, in case you don’t remember us talking about it for five minutes three years ago, then we delve into this trash heap. We also discuss if we may have been premature in naming Gunblast Vodka the worst movie. There are debates about that, though. Enjoy us talking about it, but don’t ever, under any circumstances, waste your time with this movie.

Click here for the Travestycast!


Action Cast 77: Gym Caviezel

Posted 1374 days ago by Joe Drilling

It’s just Joe, Alex and Anthony this time out, as they were the only ones brave enough to take on Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning a.k.a. Universal Soldier 6. We lament Eric’s absence as we discuss the new Robocop during the news, and Anthony is the only one who watched a thing (Alex is cool). All this and more headed straight to your ears!



Action Cast 73: The Worst Movie

Posted 1413 days ago by Joe Drilling

We’ve chided Eric for saying “This is the worst movie we’ve watched,” on more than one occasion. But this time? He’s right. This movie is worse than Santa with Muscles, worse than Super Mario Brothers. It’s so bad we only spend about 30 minutes of this shorter than an hour and a half episode talking about it. Proceed with caution, and whatever you do, never watch Gunblast Vodka.

Click here for noncommittal thoughts on Led Zepplin!


Action Cast 71: Act Younger

Posted 1429 days ago by Joe Drilling

This time out, the boys take on what they agree is the least of Paul Verhoeven’s Holy Trinity of Smart Dumb Action Movies: Starship Troopers. Kurt joins the normal chuckleheads for what amounts to one hour of news and our new “Hey guys, I watched a thing” segment, and about 50 minutes of actual Starship Troopers talk.

Click here to find out what the fuck is wrestling!


Action Cast 69: Sixty-Nine

Posted 1460 days ago by Joe Drilling

Edgar Wright’s final entry in the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (a.k.a. The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy) drops this Friday in the U.S., so we’re celebrating by talking about Hot Fuzz. Nevermind that this was recorded two months ago. The truth is that Anthony cashed in his birthday pick (thankfully, he didn’t know it was episode 69, or we could have been in trouble) for us to talk about this superb comedy from across the pond. Also on tap: beards, obscure movies, digressions about The Terminator, news from two months ago and more!

Click here for a great bromance!


Action Cast 67: Roman Robot Dicks

Posted 1525 days ago by Joe Drilling

Eric, Joe and Anthony form a triple threat this time to discuss Westworld. Westworld is a movie about videogames before there were videogames (generally speaking). We also discuss the Evil Dead remake, catch up on some action movie news, draw parallels to The Terminator and discuss sex robots.

Click here for heat feet!

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Action Cast 65: Dick Imagery

Posted 1580 days ago by Joe Drilling

This time out, Ethan Cheng joins Joe, Eric, Anthony, Alex and a late Bryce to talk about the late Michael Winner’s magnum opus: Death Wish 3. Topics include: Charles Bronson’s alcoholism, videogames, that one lady from Star Trek: Deep Space 9, awful love scenes, worse dialogue and even worse yet haircuts.

Click here if it’s your car!

And don’t forget to check out PBS Idea Channel on YouTube, because they ask the hard questions. Questions like “Is Nicolas Cage the intersection of YOLO and Taoism?”


Action Cast 63: The Theme of PAX East is Total Fucking Hot Garbage Bullshit Being Forced Down Your Goozle

Posted 1604 days ago by Joe Drilling

Yes, yes, yes. Another year, another PAX East. This time out, Joe, Eric & Alex are joined by ersatz Action Casters Mike, Kurt and Paul (who says nearly nothing) as they do a Rifftrax-style cast of Super Mario Brothers. If you can handle it, watch the movie while listening. It’s like being in an overpriced Boston hotel room with us!

Click here for Mojo.


Action Cast 62: Jensen vs. Vegeta

Posted 1627 days ago by Joe Drilling

We return! And we bring our guest Nick Rycar with us to talk about Jet Li in Fist of Legend! Along the way we talk about what’s compelling about Eric, Chinese on Japanese racism, LOTS of Star Wars news and wait until the end to find out if the Wu Tang Clan is or is not something to fuck wit’.

Click here to do that one kick in all of Yuen Wo Ping’s movies.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out Rob Liefeld’s freakish Captain America (NSFW) and what Chris Evans would have looked like if he looked like that.


Action Cast 61: This Movie is Definitely About Vietnam

Posted 1663 days ago by Joe Drilling

In celebration of Walter Hill’s new movie, Bullet to the Head, opening soon, we’re talking about one of his old movies, Southern Comfort. It’s not a Vietnam movie, but it’s… well, you know. Along the way we discuss Ryan Gosling in something that looks like Kickboxer and Liam Neeson in something that looks like Passenger 57 and a whole hell of a lot of other random shit.

Click here to fuck with a one-armed cajun!


Action Cast 59: Porno Gimp Santa Claus

Posted 1700 days ago by Joe Drilling

In what just might be the worst movie we’ve ever watched, we attempt to tie this in to What a Maneuver and cover our 2nd Hulk Hogan film, Santa with Muscles. Along the way we question our sanity, the filmmakers’ sanity and why we didn’t watch Rocky IV instead.

And because Anthony looked so hard for it:

Click here to go noses to donuts!


Action Cast 57: For Fuck's Sake

Posted 1718 days ago by Joe Drilling

Mike joins the Action Cast! for only his second time in this episode! To celebrate a great James Bond movie being in theatres, we’re talking about a really shitty James Bond movie, Moonraker. Along the way, we discuss sploshing, Alex’s James Bond obsession, an Asian-Ass Asian Man, Jaws’ awesome Wile E. Coyote faces and more!

Click here to learn the secret of flame-throwing perfume!

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Action Cast 55: Things That are Mr. T

Posted 1737 days ago by Joe Drilling

This time out, the boys celebrate Eric’s birthday with what’s probably the closest thing Terry Gilliam’s done to an action movie, 12 Monkeys. We also have a really lengthy news segment that depresses Eric, as usual. So… happy birthday, Eric!

Click here if you’re from the future, Bob.


Action Cast 53: Stylistic Avid Farts

Posted 1760 days ago by Joe Drilling

This time out, the boys pay tribute to the late, great Tony Scott in the only way we know; making fun of one of his movies. It’s Man on Fire this time out, and the panel is pretty split on their feelings. We also discuss the new Robocop script, the aborted Ninja Turtles script and get one step closer to caught up.

Click here to find out if it’s white boy day!


Action Cast 51: Stallone Creature Effects

Posted 1776 days ago by Joe Drilling

The boys (in this case, Joe, Alex and Anthony) went to see Expendables 2 back in August, then made a podcast about it. We’re posting it in October. Cut us some slack, we’ve been busy, but at least we got it up (tee-hee). So, while it may be too late to take our advice and see it in the theatre, at least you now have our opinion. Which is what we know you all wanted.

Click here for a great text message alert!


Action Cast 3b: Total Remake

Posted 1842 days ago by Joe Drilling

Total Recall is out today and we’ve got a podcast on it. Did we get advance passes? Were we invited to the premiere? Fuck no, we’ve just been talking shit about it since the Taken episode. So we threw together a clip show of all the times we’ve talked about how sure we are this movie is gonna suck balls. Given the reviews that are out so far, we think we’re pretty well vindicated. Of course, people who visit this site already knew that, but now you can revisit our prescience in one easy place.

The clips are from several episodes, they’re in chronological order and are separated by soundbytes from a good movie.

Click here to find out why Len Wiseman isn’t wise, man!


Action Cast 46: This is No Game

Posted 1871 days ago by Joe Drilling

Happy Independence Day! It’s our collective favorite holiday, since shit blows up, so we’re bringing you an episode! A Richard Dawson Memorial Episode, in fact. He passed away recently, and so we’re bringing you an episode about his masterwork: The Running Man. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a contest that can net you a copy of No Holds Barred, which was just released on DVD!

Click here to get American Gladiator’d to Death!


Action Cast 44: Xenomorphs are More Complicated Than Hollandaise Sauce

Posted 1888 days ago by Joe Drilling

Eight days ago, Ridley Scott’s kinda/sorta Alien prequel Prometheus was unleashed to theatres and secured one of the most successful opening weekends for an R rated film in US history. Today, the gentlemen of the Action Cast! are unleashed on Prometheus. Some of us liked it, some of us hated it, some of us don’t know what to think, but we definitely enjoyed discussing it. Also, it usually goes without saying, but we do spoil the fuck out of this movie, so be warned. SPOILERS

Click here to hear about a gorgeous mess!



Action Cast 43b: The Riddle of Steamy Butthole Antics

Posted 1897 days ago by Joe Drilling

I could try to explain this, but there really is no explanation. Long story short, prior to recording What a Maneuver one night, Eric and Joe somehow ended up having this conversation. It seemed perfect for an Action Cast b-side, especially since we don’t have What a Maneuver b-sides.

Click here to find out what you shouldn’t do a Google image search for!


Action Cast 42: The Rad

Posted 1908 days ago by Joe Drilling

It’s time to meet the hype train at the station. The boys watched The Raid, but did it meet expectations? Take one look at the episode title, and we’re guessing you can figure it out.

Click here to hear about the best action movie in years!


Action Cast 40: Hard to PAX East

Posted 1946 days ago by Joe Drilling

It’s a PAX-stravaganza as the boys take on their second Steven Seagal film, Hard to Kill! They were holed up in a hotel room at PAX East drinking whiskey (most of them) and Mike Ayles from On the Stick makes his FIRST Action Cast appearance! Sync it up with the movie and it’s just like being there!

But if you do sync it up with the movie, make sure to wait until the SECOND time we tell you to start the movie.

Click here to hear more Hard to Kill puns than you thought possible!


Action Cast 39: Schemin' Jeans

Posted 1966 days ago by Joe Drilling

It’s a Wrestlemania Special as we take on Roddy Piper’s best movie and ANOTHER John Carpenter movie, it’s THEY LIVE! We also discuss Michael Bay’s TMNT remake and babies.

Click here for Michael Bay’s Space Hamlet!


Action Cast 37: I Don't Always Jizz the Same Amount

Posted 1989 days ago by Joe Drilling

This time out, the boys are taking on Patrick Swayze’s magnum opus: Roadhouse. Along the way, we ponder the volume of a male orgasm, debate if this movie makes any sense and probably make more cancer jokes than are strictly necessary.

Click here if you’ve got balls big enough to come in a dump truck!

And click here to see Red Letter Media’s montage of every face punch in the movie!


Action Cast 34: Rape Ghost Coast-to-Coast

Posted 2025 days ago by Joe Drilling

We’re back from our little holiday sabbatical with a gem of a movie that sees Clint Eastwood play a spectral gunfighter who rapes a woman in the first fifteen minutes. Yes, really. It’s High Plains Drifter, and it really is an acid trip of a western. It needs to be seen to be believed, but short of that, you can listen to us talk about it.

Click here to get wrecked by a midget!



Action Cast 33: The Only Gigantic Austrian Man in Minneapolis

Posted 2066 days ago by Joe Drilling

Eric, Joe and Ethan get together for a smaller than usual ‘cast as we celebrate Christmas with Arnold! We also briefly discuss Die Hard, because it really is the best Christmas movie ever.

Click here to get a Turboman!


Action Cast 32b: Eric is Joe's Ultimate Warrior

Posted 2071 days ago by Joe Drilling

Hey, remember these? Well, it’s been awhile, but this digression between Joe, Eric and Ethan about pro wrestling fit the bill, so if you’ve got a spare seven minutes and want to hear us talk about how bad we think Kevin Nash’s match at tonight’s pay-per-view will be or how great we think Colt Cabana is, take a listen to this.


Click here to do something nerds think is nerdy!


Action Cast 32: Giant Sapient Penis Steven Seagal

Posted 2072 days ago by Joe Drilling

As Ethan states early on this time out, “there are six of us.” One of the biggest ‘casts yet takes on our first Steven Seagal movie; Out for Justice to celebrate Joe’s birthday. Bryce, Eric, Anthony and Alex join the aforementioned two to discuss the insanity held in this movie.

(Alternate titles for this episode: “Brooklyn Smells like Piss and is Full of Mooks” – Arthur Miller, Golden Shower Stuntman, It has Layers… Like a Cherpumple, You Naba Fuckin’ Tebaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! (You Knocked My Fuckin’ Teeth Out!), A Dog Named Bobby Lupo, Wopsploitation Movie.)


Click here to find out if you got the balls!


Action Cast 29: Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Fire

Posted 2105 days ago by Joe Drilling

This time out Eric, Joe, Anthony, Alex and Ethan take a look at the Rambo series. We discuss its politics, its general insanity, how the first movie is much better than the rest of the series and if fire can be considered weather. We also reveal the winner of our “Too Old for This Shit” contest.

Click here to visit Ronald Rambo’s Rowdy Ranch!


Action Cast 27: Surprise Helicopter

Posted 2129 days ago by Joe Drilling

This time out we take on the original Lethal Weapon. Turns out, it holds up pretty well. Did you listen last time and send us an email guessing how many “too old for this shit” jokes Anthony makes? Well, whether you did or didn’t you’re gonna find out!

Click here to learn when Mel Gibson stopped being Australian!


Action Cast 25: Ernest Borg-Facts

Posted 2168 days ago by Joe Drilling

In the most divided Action Cast! yet, we talk about John Carpenter’s Escape movies. The short version is Joe and Bryce like Escape from New York, Anthony and Alex like Escape from LA and Eric likes neither. We also introduce the Billarm.


Click here if you thought we were dead (or taller)!


Action Cast 23: Evil Daft Punk with a Lynching Gun

Posted 2205 days ago by Joe Drilling

This time, Anthony is moving across the country, Alex is drunk in Mexico and, well, we’re not really sure what happened to Andy. He may have been captured or killed by the Russians. But regardless, Joe and Eric soldier on with the help of friends Ethan Cheng (himself getting ready to move across THE WORLD, so what’s Anthony’s excuse now?) and Bryce Wilson. We’re talking neo-exploitation masterpiece, Hobo with a Shotgun.

Click here to learn about bears.




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