Posted Jul 9, 09:54 PM 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.
Posted May 5, 11:26 PM 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.
Posted Apr 17, 07:59 PM by Anthony
Like that weird rash, we’re back! Despite some technical difficulties (please excuse the audio quality on this one), we finally managed to push out this steaming hot podcast. We won’t say which movie we covered, but this episode is truly an audio “assault” on the “precinct” of your ears. Enjoy!
Posted Mar 8, 12:38 AM by Admin
This time, on the Action Cast, we talk about Krishna Shah’s metalsploitation/horror/comedy fever dream, Hard Rock Zombies. \m/
Posted Jan 8, 10:20 PM by Anthony
Boredom is a crime. Crime is a disease. Meet the cure.
Posted Dec 10, 06:49 PM by Anthony
Time is a flat circle jerk, and so we bring you a blast from our past! Want to know what the Action Cast was up to at the end of this past summer? We were watching the only good Die Hard sequel, that’s what! BONUS: hang in there for most of an episode about Expendables 3 at the end, too!
Posted Nov 1, 04:04 PM by Admin
Trick or Treat (Williams), it’s the traditional annual Halloween Action Cast! This year we talk about classic horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2. (Seriously, it IS a classic, trust us.) We also talk about Ravenous, Godzilla, Scream, Gone Girl, Honeymoon, and The Evil Dead remake.
Posted Oct 13, 05:48 PM by Anthony
Joe is out this week so we compensate by talking about butts. Also: a movie that may or may not have been described as “butt”.
Posted Sep 17, 07:28 PM by Anthony
Look man I missed this one and Alex edited the episode so I can’t even tell you what it’s about. Nobody tells me nothin’
Posted Sep 6, 09:46 PM by Joe Drilling
This time out, the boys record a podcast while doing a livestream on Twitch.tv! 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!
Posted Aug 16, 11:11 PM by Anthony
Our inadvertent summer break is over, so get ready for more Action Cast! To celebrate hanging out with our buddies, we cover the father of all buddy cop movies.
Posted Jun 17, 09:52 PM by Anthony
The rotted wood creaked beneath my feet as I ascended the stairs. Upon reaching the summit, an unusually damp air filled my lungs. My courage took flight, leaving me alone to contemplate the gruesome fate that await on the other side of that door. Steeling my nerves, I gripped the candelabra even tighter and forced myself to turn the knob. Swinging open, I gasped as my eyes fell upon The Action Cast, sensually making pottery with Marilyn Manson. “Join us,” they said, a wry smile spreading across their faces. “We made cherpumple.”
Posted May 11, 09:46 PM by Anthony
This week’s episode is short and to the point, the way movies with “The Raid” in the title should be! (Speaking of titles, this week’s is from after we stopped recording. Sorry!)
Posted Apr 24, 10:07 PM by Anthony
Still excited, even though Wrestlemania has come and gone? We’ve got just the thing to cure the desire to watch a wrestler do…well, anything.
Posted Apr 9, 08:12 PM by Anthony
The Action Cast comes out to plaaaaaaaaaaay. And, uh, also talk about The Warriors. Yeah.
Posted Mar 20, 07:26 PM by Anthony
Sly Stallone is a guy. Snipes can go twice as high. Take a look. It’s in a book. An Action Cast episode.
Posted Feb 27, 03:35 PM by Anthony
Action Cast Action Buddy Andy Keener joins us once again to talk about…Torque. Yep. Incidentally, all of our other special guests bailed on us as fast and furiously as possible.
Posted Feb 17, 07:17 PM 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.”
Posted Feb 10, 11:53 AM by Anthony
We have an all out BATTLE ROYALE about this week’s movie. And by BATTLE ROYALE we mean a regular discussion. About Battle Royale. The movie.
Posted Dec 23, 07:19 PM 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!
Posted Dec 16, 12:36 AM by Anthony
“And when The Action Cast saw the breadth of their domain, they wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer.”
Posted Nov 30, 11:16 PM 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.)
Posted Nov 28, 09:34 PM 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.
Posted Nov 25, 10:38 PM by Anthony
The Core Four assemble to talk about Eric’s birthday pick for this year. Well, three of them do, anyway. Anthony may or may not have watched the wrong movie.
Posted Nov 14, 11:14 PM 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!
Posted Oct 31, 10:14 PM by Anthony
Action Cast bros 4 life Bryce Wilson and Ethan Cheng return to help us celebrate the spookiest day of the year yet again. (No, not Flag Day.)
Posted Oct 27, 09:08 PM by Anthony
We’d like to take this moment to thank Triscuits™, this week’s sponsor, for making this very special episode of The Action Cast possible. Without Triscuits™‘s support, we would have never been able to bring in big talent like Paul Alvarez II™ to chat with us about awesome action movies like Punisher Warzone. Thanks, Triscuits™!
Posted Oct 25, 09:52 PM by Anthony
Eric, Kurt, Anthony, and Alex are joined by Anthony’s better half, Abby, and erstwhile contributor Andy Keener to discuss Breaking Bad in its entirety. This episode is chock full of spoilers for the entire show, so steer clear until you’ve watched it!
Posted Oct 17, 12:06 AM by Admin
OH SHIT IT’S THE ACTION CAST! WE DISCUSS THE NEWS (WHICH IS PRETTY OLD AT THIS POINT), CRASH, ELYSIUM, STEELY MCBEAM, AND, OUR FEATURED PRESENTATION, RIKI-OH!
Posted Oct 7, 10:35 AM 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.
Posted Oct 5, 10:55 PM by Anthony
We continue our downward trend with even MORE time spent on 3 month old news and even LESS time on our movie of the week. But, we do our best to pour one out for the best hair in the business.
Posted Sep 20, 08:34 PM 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.
Posted Sep 5, 07:44 AM by Anthony
We pick the most cliched choice for a belated Ray Harryhausen send off instead of picking the one with the rad skeleton fight. Oh well. R.I.P., big guy.
Posted Aug 20, 09:19 PM 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!
Posted Jul 13, 12:31 PM by Anthony
Due to technical difficulties, we start even more, er, in media res than usual, but we nevertheless persevere to talk about True Lies.
Posted Jun 17, 12:43 PM 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.
Posted Jun 12, 01:53 PM by Anthony
After our longest hiatus yet (weddings will do that), we’re back! And it’s time to talk about Point Break!
Posted Apr 22, 10:38 PM 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.
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?”
Posted Apr 11, 08:36 PM by Admin
This episode is nearly 10 weeks old and had a cursed production (RIP Timmy), but, like good bourbon, the Action Cast gets better with age. We talk about super old news (like the announcement of J. J. Abrams as the director of the next Star Wars movie), Jurassic Park, Django: Unchained, and The Last Stand.
Action Cast 63: The Theme of PAX East is Total Fucking Hot Garbage Bullshit Being Forced Down Your Goozle
Posted Mar 29, 11:19 PM 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!
Posted Mar 6, 11:05 PM 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’.
Posted Jan 30, 12:36 AM 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.
Posted Jan 19, 10:15 PM by Anthony
We celebrate 60 episodes of us by entering the dragon.
Posted Dec 24, 10:05 AM 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:
Posted Dec 19, 06:06 PM by Anthony
Special (unexpected) guest Nick Rycar joins us as we celebrate Joe’s birthday by, uh, watching an awful movie. Getting old sucks, huh?
Unused potential titles for this episode include:
Star Wars of the 80s
Psalm 21: And lo, dudes are gross
I know dudes because I am one
This movie is a land boat
Fuckin’ Mr. Strickland
Posted Dec 6, 12:23 AM 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!
Posted Nov 28, 04:41 PM by Anthony
Alex’s birthday was September 6, and we watched The Highlander to celebrate. Yes, this is coming out more than 2 months later. There’s a joke about The Quickening to be made, I’m sure.
Posted Nov 16, 11:45 PM 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!
Posted Nov 1, 08:06 PM by Admin
Trick or treat bitches, it’s a Halloween Action Cast! You’ll squeal in delight as we cram Larry Cohen’s 80’s horror/satire film The Stuff all the way down your movie hole. We also reveal who the next James Bond is, complain about the Taken sequel and announce Eric’s next project, a Mo Rutherford/Chocolate Chip Charlie buddy action/comedy TV show.
Posted Oct 25, 12:20 AM 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.
Posted Oct 19, 12:09 PM by Anthony
Go see Dredd (2012). Stay away from Judge Dredd (1995). Also, uh, stay even further away from Muse’s latest single, I guess?
Posted Oct 8, 09:35 PM 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.
Action Cast 50: Man is not the goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus we want, man is the goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus we deserve
Posted Sep 22, 11:16 PM by Anthony
After a bit of a hiatus, The Action Cast is back to celebrate our 50th episode, because some damn fool accused us of being the best. (Others wouldn’t wish us on a broke-dick dog.) Either way, stick around, because if it bleeds, we can podcast about it.
- Douchebag film student masturbation #1
- Douchebag film student masturbation #2
- sonnylandham.com welcome message
Posted Sep 3, 02:02 PM by Anthony
There’s a reason this was cut, but the guy editing this likes trains and Bill Murray too much to let it die.
Posted Aug 23, 09:23 PM by Anthony
This week, the crew grapples with the hobo code as we belatedly pour one out for Ernest Borgnine.
Posted Aug 8, 04:46 PM by Anthony
This is the internet, and you need someone else to tell you how to feel about things. There’s a new Batman movie out, but fear not, we’ve got you covered.
Posted Aug 3, 11:06 PM 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.
Posted Jul 30, 05:34 PM by Anthony
This is the podcast about Batmen you need, not the podcast about Batmen you deserve. (Sorry.)
Posted Jul 7, 05:57 AM by Anthony
The Earth has circled the Sun twice since we first cast some action, so we decided to take a break from our usual programming and ring in our Terrible Twos with something special.
Posted Jul 5, 09:38 PM 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!
Posted Jun 21, 09:03 PM by Anthony
What if the 1950s happened in the 1980s? What if leather fisherman pants were all the rage? What if Joe pretended to be Alex? What if it Bryce leveraged his birthday to choose Streets of Fire as this week’s movie, in our best episode about rock ‘n’ roll fables ever?
Posted Jun 18, 04:01 PM 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
- Movies.com interview with Ridley Scott
- A dude writes a really in-depth analysis of the film. On Livejournal, for some fucking reason.
- Mike from Red Letter Media has some questions about the film.
- David likes touching stuff.
Posted Jun 11, 10:57 PM by Anthony
We surgically removed the news section from our Aliens cast, but it refused to die, and now it’s loose in the vents. Fire up your flamethrower and get ready for an Action Cast Action Movie Action Break!
Posted Jun 4, 02:19 PM by Anthony
We’re excited about Prometheus’ imminent release, so to celebrate, we had the completely original idea of covering all of the Alien(s) movies. Yes, ALL of them, even the bad one(s).
Join us in our longest episode yet as we discuss xenomorphs, the space jockey, Bill Paxton, horror movies, rape goggles, robots, Bill Paxton, positive arsenic, douchebag college essays, the raddest movie ever, Bill Paxton, homosexual subtext by omission, tortured development history, Bill Paxton, toys, Firefly DNA, bad fanfiction, and the worst birthday ever.
Note: due to the length of the podcast, we surgically removed the opening news segment (mostly without killing the hosts). If the opening seems a bit disjointed, that’s why!
And hey, here’s a breakdown of when we talk about what:
0:00:00 – General comments / Prometheus (no spoilers, since we haven’t seen it!)
0:16:25 – Alien
1:00:18 – Aliens
1:39:55 – Alien 3
2:19:51 – Alien: Resurrection
Posted May 29, 10:39 PM 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.
Posted May 14, 07:57 PM by Anthony
We take on JCVD’s Die Hard in a hockey stadium, Sudden Death, in honor of the Stanley Cup finals.
Posted Apr 21, 10:34 PM 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.
Posted Apr 1, 03:37 PM 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.
Posted Mar 21, 09:52 PM by Anthony
This week, our heroes valiantly battle maidens and bed wizards to bring you the greatest treasure of them all: a chronicle chronicling the chronicle that is Conan the Barbarian! (And, uh, the Destroyer, too.)
Posted Mar 9, 10:00 PM 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.
Posted Feb 29, 09:51 PM by Anthony
Special guest Scott Lowe joins us once again to discuss dirt bikes, Game Gear, and who is and is not garbage.
Posted Feb 16, 10:34 PM by Anthony
Our schedule went a little Haywire (pause for laughter), so we bring you a double dose of Action Cast goodness: a 70’s, er, classic, and a brand spanking new movie hot off the presses. The…movie presses. Yeah.
Posted Feb 3, 12:22 AM 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.
Posted Dec 24, 02:31 AM 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.
Posted Dec 19, 11:36 AM 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.
- Steven Regal embarrasses Goldberg
- Why Colt Cabana is Great
- Colt Cabana’s website, home of the Art of Wrestling Podcast
Posted Dec 17, 11:06 PM 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.)
Posted Dec 11, 10:52 PM by Anthony
We’re altogether wooed by Hard Boiled. Do you see what I did there? On the Stick’s Kurt Adam and Things That Don’t Suck’s Bryce Wilson once again join us.
Posted Dec 4, 10:42 PM by Anthony
Sonny Chiba’s The Street Fighter is on the chopping block this week, in what’s easily our least-shabby podcast to date.
Posted Nov 14, 10:55 PM 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.
Posted Nov 1, 12:19 AM by Admin
This week on the Action Cast, Bryce Wilson of Things That Don’t Suck joins the usual cast to discuss fancy things, Eric’s shitty internet connection, Jason Alexander’s hair, the weather and a lawsuit against Drive’s ad campaign. Oh and some shitty (but kinda fun) slasher flick called The Burning. Happy Halloween everyone! Eat lots of candy, carve some pumpkins and watch anything other than The Burning.
Posted Oct 21, 06:50 PM 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!
Posted Oct 7, 08:02 PM by Anthony
In this week’s episode, Alex makes love to The Last Dragon aurally. The rest of us chime in occasionally.
Posted Sep 13, 01:01 AM 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.
Posted Aug 22, 11:24 AM by Anthony
Like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s schlong, we go all out this week to cover one of the biggest movies in the genre: The Terminator.
Posted Aug 6, 11:00 PM 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.
- Original Hobo with a Shotgun Trailer
- Blood Brothers SXSW Contest Trailer
- Grindhouse Releasing
- Things That Don’t Suck
Posted Jul 23, 06:58 PM by Anthony
There can only be one, and that one is The One. Too bad it’s a steaming pile.
Posted Jul 12, 07:14 PM by Anthony
Friend of the podcast Bryce Wilson joins us to hunt for nuggets of gold amongst the steaming piles that are video games based on action movies.
(And again, be sure to check out Bryce’s blog, Things That Don’t Suck .) (But of course, you’re already a subscriber because we told you to last time he was on, right? Well then, check out his excellent Son of Danse Macabre as well!)
Posted Jul 1, 07:21 PM by Anthony
Behind every stone, on top of every tree, there is a ninja. We can’t save you, but we can podcast to make you feel better.
Posted Jun 3, 02:10 PM by Anthony
Hang out as we discuss Cliffhanger in our most majestic podcast yet.
Posted May 19, 07:32 PM by Anthony
In the post apocalypse, you’ll only need three things: assless chaps, a copy of the Road Warrior, and this podcast.
Posted May 7, 11:54 AM by Anthony
Occasionally, we manage to crank out a pretty good podcast. This is not one of those times.
Posted May 5, 08:48 AM by Anthony
A very special birthday episode just for Anthony.
Posted Apr 26, 09:18 PM by Anthony
When watching 1980’s The Exterminator, you have to laugh to stay alive…On this podcast, it’s often the same.
Posted Apr 17, 11:49 PM by Anthony
Like Liam Neeson, not even technical difficulties can stop us. Prepare for pure aural throat chopping with one of our baddest episodes yet as we discuss a movie near and dear to our hearts: Taken.
- Taken – Liam Neeson’s Greatest Hits
- Don’t Worry About the Government podcast
- And because we discussed it: the Jason Statham look-alike:
Posted Mar 30, 10:45 PM by Anthony
As part of OntheStick.com’s Wrestlemania Week extravaganza, the Action Cast crew – plus friend of the podcast Ethan – talk about two wrestling classics: The Scorpion King, and No Holds Barred.
Posted Mar 8, 08:13 PM by Anthony
Five dudes, five elements. Can we make it any simpler? Though really, Alex’s love for The Fifth Element alone is more than five ordinary men, so that’s, like, 9, probably. Man, math sucks.
Posted Feb 23, 11:13 PM by Anthony
As we discuss the Chinese epic Ip Man, The Yam Cast would like to remind you that we love all of Mother Earth’s peoples and any off-color remarks are for dramatic effect only.
Posted Feb 19, 02:42 PM by Anthony
You should listen to this while watching the January 27th post on todaysbigthing.com. You won’t regret it!
Posted Feb 12, 11:23 PM by Anthony
This week, we tackle The Mechanic – both the 1972 original AND the 2011 remake. We barely scratch the surface of Anthony’s man-crush on Jason Statham, and eventually a real discussion emerges.
Also, check out this kickass mural Joe talks about:
(Special thanks to The Fleshies for the use of their song, “Sexiest Man Alive”. Not that they’ll ever hear this episode or read this, but hey, thanks anyway!)
Posted Feb 5, 02:17 PM by Anthony
The exciting conclusion to last week’s episode, wherein Simon/Andy/whatever promises to see The Thing the very next day.
Two weeks later, and he still hasn’t.