Drew and Badway get an “F+” in attendance when it comes to putting out episodes of The Last Row Podcast lately, so the guys put in a little extra credit with an extended look at the 90s action/thriller The Substitute. Is Tom Berenger a sloppy fighter? Is running drugs through a school really a good plan? Is Juan Lacas an effective gang leader? Why did Marc Anthony look so sickly in this movie? Can you do a love scene with a woman in a full leg cast? So many questions. Take notes, there WILL be a test!
After another small break, Drew and Badway are back to break down Disney’s 1994 classic, Blank Check. From batting cage to inflatable boxing ring, the guys tally and critique all of Preston Waters’ purchases as he carelessly blows through $1,000,000 in less than a week. Other topics include the inner workings of the Waters brothers business (Hand and Foot), a return of the villain scale, whether adults should question an 11-year old spending time with a mysterious older businessman named Mr. Macintosh without having met him, and Shay Stanley’s dedication to going undercover. Finally, the guys uncover a 20+ year old movie bombshell, simply known as “Plan 442.”
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.
- [On Demand] Movie Nostalgia & The Return of Plot Fiction (EP 48)
- The Last Row’s Guide to Movie Nostalgia
- The Fast and Furious Franchise (EP 15)
- Music of the Mat – friend and listener Chris’ new pod!
For The Last Row Podcast’s first episode of 2017, Drew and Badway turn to an old friend in Steven Seagal, who IS, in fact, Hard to Kill! We’re talking bad stakeout habits, speedy coma recoveries, penis monitors, Seagal’s love-making techniques, and goons in bolo ties. This episode is great, and you can take that to the bank!
- Steven Seagal & Kelly LeBrock on Arsenio Hall Promoting Hard to Kill
- The Blood Bank concept art (greatest terrible idea we’ve ever had)
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It’s Christmas time! What better way to celebrate the holidays than checking out The Last Row Podcast’s On Demand Christmas Extravaganza? Sit by the fire as Drew and Badway tell you tales of their favorite holiday movies, debate what qualifies as a true Christmas movie, and take an extended look at the relationships of your significant other’s favorite holiday rom-com, Love Actually. Other topics include: more of Badway’s Blockbuster Video horror stories, Xfinity’s horrible holiday ad, Tim Burton’s war on Thanksgiving, why you don’t leave your wife alone with Rick Grimes, why the word “bang” equals adultery and the emergence of Bilbo Bang-ins. Finally, the episode wraps with a quick round of Plot Fiction.
Be sure to check out our previous previous Christmas EPs:
After a short hiatus, The Last Row Podcast returns for their 50th episode, completing the Mighty Ducks Trilogy that started way back in Episode 1, with a look at D3: The Mighty Ducks. Bombay is out as coach, Hans is DEAD, Coach Orion rules, and Charlie is whiny and annoying. Drew and Badway discuss it all, including which Ducks didn’t deserve athletic scholarships, the team’s inability to drop the “Ducks” moniker, the incredible coaching job put forth by Coach Orion, and a SHOCKING revelation about the dark past of a drunken Gordon Bombay.
Be sure to check out our previous Mighty Ducks EPs:
This week on The Last Row Podcast, we take a peek into the window of our future by watching the 1993 classic, Demolition Man. Is freezing the world’s criminals for safe-keeping a good idea for a wussified society? No cursing? No sexual contact? All Taco Bell everything??? Drew and Badway are skeptical. Other topics include: Leaders dressed as Popes, Denis Leary bullying people into buying Ford trucks, timecist behavior towards thawed men, and a possible solution to the Three Seashells riddle. Be well!
Jonathan Moxon does not want your life. He’s going to Brown. While the greatest fictional backup QB of all time (sorry, Matt Saracen) found a way out of his crappy hometown, The Last Row Podcast will always be here with the townies to tell the story of “remember when.” Remember the time Coach Kilmer got run out of town even though he might not have done much wrong besides being kind of a jerk, semi-racist, and pushed his players beyond their physical limit? Remember the time John Moxon almost slept with his best friend’s girlfriend while the poor sucker was laid up in the hospital? Remember the time Lance Harbor became the youngest head coach at 18 years old, bypassing numerous highly qualified assistants? Remember the time when James Van Der Beek and Amy Smart were still a working actors? No? The Last Row remembers. Enjoy this week’s episode on the underrated classic, Varsity Blues.
This week’s episode features Drew and Badway stating their case as to why Amazon’s new Jean-Claude Van Damme action/comedy pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson should be picked up for a full season. The guys give their top five reasons why the show works, do a bit of a deep dive into JCVD’s twilight years (as well as the latter stages of his peers), discuss the state of both streaming and network television. Additionally, Drew and Badway spend the episode’s final minutes (38:55) doing a rapid reaction to the newly released Fifty Shades Darker trailer, complete with “sex ghosts” and butt-whippers!
National Treasure is not only a movie, but the perfect way to describe Nicolas Cage. The Last Row Podcast recognizes this fact, and re-visited the action/adventure classic for this week’s episode. Topics include: Nic Cage as a cryptologist, Sean Bean as potentially the worst financier and an even less effective murderer (or the best attempted murderer?), Jon Voight’s obvious disinterest in playing a non-slimeball, the improbable love connection between Cage and Diane Kruger, and much more. The episode wraps with speculation on another sequel, and an exercise in swapping Cage’s roles with recent Oscar winners.