Get your quarters ready, turn up the techno beats, and guard your brother’s soul…It’s time for MORTAL KOMBAT! The Last Row Podcast heads straight into Outworld to break down all of the Toasties, Get Over Here’s, Flawless Victories, and Liu Kang Bicycle Kick Screams you can handle. Drew and Badway uppercut important issues about the Mortal Kombat mythology such as: the accommodations at the tournament, the arbitrary rules for invading dimensions, the questionable fighter selection process, and the betting odds of Liu Kang’s eighty pound little brother versus Shang Tsung. Finally, the guys recast the fighters and debate the best “real life” fighters who would defend Earth if there were a real Mortal Kombat tourney.
Just in time for the Stanley Cup Finals, The Last Row Podcast honors the underappreciated Jean-Claude Van Damme classic, Sudden Death. Drew and Badway have an extensive discussion about the iconic Jean-Claude goalie scene, while pondering his Canadian semi-pro career, his effectiveness (and perhaps overqualification) as a firefighter, and put Darren McCord’s skills up against another fictional hockey legend, Gordon Bombay. The guys also choose the possible fits for other actors in similar logic-defying championship sports roles, recast Sudden Death for the reboot that will never happen, and break down the four different levels of sports mascots and rank them based on fighting prowess.
Fresh off the Furious 7 premiere, the guys are all hopped up on adrenaline and NOS energy drinks, and are here to give you a suped-up episode dedicated to the entire Fast and Furious franchise. Drew and Badway do a quick rundown of each film, rank them, and explore the series’ revolutionary way of titling its sequels. Other topics include: Dominic Toretto as a cult leader, Brian as the worst undercover cop, real life street racing lifestyles, the definition of a “buster,” a peek at the villain wikia’s absurd tagging system, and an analysis of the series’ shift from street racing to Ocean’s Eleven style heist movies. The guys also take a few moments to pay tribute to Paul Walker and his Brian O’Conner character, as well as attempt to find a suitable replacement in future Fast movies. Finally, Badway goes on a passionate rant, rallying against the franchise’s haters and closeted fans.
Revenge is on The Last Row Podcast’s mind during a downright giddy discussion of The Karate Kid Part III (:The Ballad of Terry Silver). We discover why Silver tips over the villain scale with his diabolical revenge plot, nuclear waste disposal company, humble clothing, informative leg-sweeping textbooks, and his Daniel-san approved Toyota pickup truck. Other hot issues include: the anti-Batman, grand theft Bonsai, emergency plant surgeries, and that one time Daniel-san spooked a girl and got friend-zoned because his only buddy is an odd 70-year-old Japanese man. Additionally, Drew and Badway place values on movie props and engage in a True or False “making of” trivia game.
The Last Row Podcast delves deep into the underground fight scene to bring you the lowdown on the 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme classic, Bloodsport. When they aren’t butchering the character names of the film, Drew and Badway discuss the art of the montage, dramatic pauses, splits, and the questionable logic of gambling a woman’s safety on a magic trick. Other questions that are addressed: How does one enter the Kumite? Is Chong Li really a bad guy? Is the real life Frank Dux full of crap? The guys wrap up the episode by playing a game of “Fantasy Kumite,” plugging in their favorite classic characters into the tournament.
Bar fights. Throat rips. Monster trucks as surveillance vehicles. Patrick Swayze’s bare ass. Are those some things you might be interested in? The Last Row Podcast has you covered with these topics and more in their rousing episode featuring the late 80s classic, Road House. Drew and Badway talk mullets, skullets, wet jean kicks, knee kicks, roundhouses, and the art of the head nod. Additionally, the guys cast the upcoming reboot and play a “tough guy movie line” trivia game. Listen, and above all else, “Be Nice!”