This week’s On Demand episode highlights the hosts’ most anticipated film releases of 2017. Predictably, Drew favors comic books and Zac Efron’s abs, while Badway leans toward apes and aliens (space movies?!). Additionally, Drew tries his luck in an Oscars themed edition of Plot Fiction.
This week, The Last Row Podcast turns to the disaster movie genre, with a focus on The Rock’s San Andreas. Drew and Badway compare the earthquake epic to other natural disaster flicks, pondering on and off-screen body counts, overall mood, and whether Badway would be of any use in an emergency (he’s not). Other topics include: rioting, the ethics of saving your family over helping hundreds of others, disaster movie casting characteristics, and examining the future of the on-screen relationships after the credits roll.
This week on The Last Row: On Demand, Drew and Badway are discussing Predator sequels, Jurassic World, and play another round of “Plot Fiction”. Points of discussion include: The Predator’s history of crappy sequels and the need to keep trying, Drew’s insistence that The Rock be in every action movie, why Badway DOESN’T want Arnold Schwarzenegger in it, Predator vs Kevin McCallister, the idea of using raptors as military weapons, how Disney owns the world after Captain America: Civil War made a kajillion dollars in two weeks, and much more!
On this week’s On Demand edition of The Last Row Podcast, Drew and Badway talk video game movie adaptations with the news of a Shinobi film in the works and the revival of the Tomb Raider series on the horizon. From there, the show goes off the rails as the conversation turns to memories of Nick Arcade, the idea of a side-scrolling movie, Drew’s dream of an Ecco the Dolphin live-action movie, and Badway’s literal record breaking backyard wrestling career. The guys wrap things up by playing a game of Plot Fiction where Drew tries to decipher which movie synopsis is real and which one Badway completely made up.
In the spirit of this summer’s movie slate, Drew and Badway roll out another sequel to The Last Row’s On Demand series. The guys break down the Summer Blockbusters set for release (spoiler alert: superheroes and sequels dominate), giving their quick takes on Captain America: Civil War, TMNT2, X-Men #412, Independence Day Not Starring Will Smith, The Purge 56, Now You See Me 2 (this one’s not a joke, they really made a 2nd one), a few “Space Movies” and much more. Other topics include: The new Star Wars Rogue One trailer, Badway’s love of MTV’s The Real World (yes he’s over 30, sad), favorite underappreciated 90s flicks, and a rousing game of “Jack Black Was In That???”
Drew and Badway reboot another episode of The Last Row: On Demand with a quick discussion on the new Ghostbusters trailer, which leads into the unveiling of their proposed Rules for Rebooting Movie Franchises. This set of four rules will finally bring an end to lazy, unwanted, and unnecessary franchise reboots. The guys also discuss sequels vs. reboots, pitch a ridiculous Home Alone re-imagining, and chat about the art of method acting, ending with a “True or False” game of insane Daniel Day-Lewis stories.
Fresh off of Oscar season, The Last Row Podcast brings you a comprehensive breakdown of one of the most essential films of 2015: Entourage! Drew and Badway are two of the biggest fans of Vinny Chase and the boys, so expect detailed reviews of not only the 2015 feature film, but also the HBO series as a whole. Topics include the legacy of the show, a dissection of Vince’s entire filmography, rehash the improbable relationship of “E” and Sloan, pondering what could have been with Ari and Dana Gordon, and examining Entourage: Turtle Goes To College – and other favorite show subplots.
It’s time for Valentine’s Day, and what better film to release The Last Row Podcast’s inner freak than the super-steamy Twilight fanfic-turned-novel-turned-box office smash, Fifty Shades of Grey? Despite the film’s obvious shortcomings, Drew and Badway find a lot to love while analyzing the main characters’ dysfunctional relationship, examining Christian Grey’s stalking skills, and toying with the contents and actions in “the playroom.” Other topics include: rich-guy moves, acting like you’re losing at business, friendzones, oral fixations, filmmaking 101, the ramifications of selling off your “kinda girlfriend’s heirloom VW Bug, and much more. The guys wrap it up by trying to save the movie via re-cast, followed by a friendly game of “Legit Film or Skinemax Flick?”
It’s back to school week, and The Last Row Podcast is celebrating by rolling out our take on the high school romances of 10 Things I Hate About You. In between pondering the modeling career of Joey “Lips Waterman” Donner and analyzing the romance novel writing of Ms. Perky, the guys take an extended look at the courtship tactics and the probability of long term success of each relationship within the film. Additionally, Drew and Badway compare Larry Miller’s “dad” role to other “single dad raising daughters” characters in 90s movies, as well as scoring Bogie Lowenstien’s party against other similar high school movie ragers. Finally, the hosts try (and fail) to properly create haikus for each budding romance.
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.