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[On Demand] Most Anticipated 2017 Movies + Oscars Plot Fiction (EP 54)

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.

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[On Demand] Alleged Hollywood Jerks, Fast 8 & The Rock (AGAIN), Plot Fiction (EP 36)

As Drew can attest, Badway can be difficult to handle on the set of The Last Row Podcast. This week’s On Demand episode focuses on the actors and actresses who are rumored to be divas on the sets of their films. The guys discuss the shade that Irish filmmaker John Carney threw at Keira Knightley recently, and speculate on who else in Hollywood is most likely to be a jerk to their castmates and directors. Additionally, they discuss the new character tidbits The Rock leaked about his character, “Hobbs” during Fast 8 filming. Finally, Badway attempts to stump Drew in another round of Plot Fiction.


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[On Demand] Shinobi Movie, Tomb Raider Reboot, Civil War, & Plot Fiction (EP 32)

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.

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[On Demand] Batman v Superman, The Revenant: Badway’s Bedtime Story, & Fullest House (EP 23)

Welcome to the first episode of The Last Row: On Demand! Bi-weekly, we’ll release a minisode covering new and upcoming releases, share thoughts on what we’re currently watching, play some games, and any other free-flowing topics that may come up. This inaugural episode covers Drew’s excitement and Badway’s fears for the impending Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice release, the beautiful snoozefest that was The Revenant, quick thoughts on the Netflix nostalgia porn, Fuller House, and a Razzie’s recap.


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Fifty Shades of Grey (EP 22)

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?

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Mortal Kombat (EP 21)

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.

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‘Mortal Kombat’: Untold Story of the Movie That “Kicked the Hell” Out of Everyone

The Making Of Goro From 1995’s MORTAL KOMBAT


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10 Things I Hate About You (EP 19)

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.

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Hollywood v The Internet: Dawn of Hate

Haters gonna hate, and Drew and Badway are back to hate on the haters of the internet who just love to hear themselves complain about upcoming movie releases. The guys at The Last Row Podcast ponder the origin story of the internet hater (AOL chatrooms), question where the outlet for hate existed pre-internet, and cower at the thought of a Ghostbusters-esque River Of Slime forming under the Googleplex. Other topics include: the coining of the term Retrospective Hate, ranking Vincent Chase’s movies, debating the T-800’s ideal day job, live-tweeting church, and the defense for Zack Snyder and Michael Bay. All discussions circle around The Entourage Movie, Terminator Genisys, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the Ghostbusters reboot.

 


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The Definitive Last Row(BOT) Ranking

Last weekend, Neill Blomkamp’s “Chappie” opened to tepid (at best) reviews and lackluster box-office totals. We at The Last Row couldn’t care less about snarky critics or sales figures. We came for the robots and stayed for the talents of Die Antwoord. On the robot front, Chappie did not disappoint. At movie’s end, it had us wondering: where does Chappie fit amongst the greatest movie robots of all time? We had work to do…

The following is The Definitive Last Row(BOT) Rankings. This list is not intended to determine which robot movie is best, but to scientifically rank the build and effectiveness of the bots that are featured within. Emotion was taken out of the equation, as we we used the 1’s and 0’s to rank the top ten and declare a true winner.

All bots were scored on 1-10 scale in five key categories:

Strength – how much does it bench?

Intelligence – are it smart and stuff?

Wit – is it funny on purpose or accidentally funny?

Trustwill it kill all humans?

Beauty – Hot or not?

Disclaimer: We know the difference between Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots. If anybody would like to debate us on that issue, may we direct you HERE?

There were so many favorites to sift through that, unfortunately, cuts had to be made. Much respect goes out to Paulie’s Robot from Rocky IV, Gerty 3000, Dot Matrix, and D.A.R.Y.L. We can’t all be winners!

Alright, let’s get into down to it!

The Definitive Last Row(BOT) Ranking

10. Evil Bill and Ted (Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey)

Evil Bill and Ted are exact robot replicas of human Bill and Ted, except they are totally uncool “evil metal dickweeds”, as Bill perfectly states. These two replicas score closely resembles what the actual Bill and Ted might score on such a scale. The bots get an uptick in strength and +1 on intelligence to their counterparts, but a low score in Trust, due to trying to dismantle a Utopian society and all. Total dick move, brahs. As for giving “full on robot chubbies”, Keanu scores a 10 for beauty, But Alex Winter brings the mean back down to 5.

Strength: 6

Intelligence: 2

Wit: 7

Trust: 1

Beauty: 5

Total: 21

9. Wall-E (Wall-E)

Wall-E is a “clean-up” robot who develops sentience after 700 years of cleaning up Earth on his own. He’s a loner and has a pretty positive attitude for a bot with real feels being left alone for centuries. He’s a wimp and kind of a simpleton, but he’s funny without saying a word, is a friend to all space humans, and is just so friggin adorable. He even pulls in a way-too-out-of-his-league Eve. Props.

Strength: 1

Intelligence: 3

Wit: 7

Trust: 9

Beauty: 10

Total: 30

8. Wafflebot (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas)

He’s a lovable waffle-making robot, who was given to Harold and Kumar by Neil Patrick Harris. All he wanted was a friend, and when an abusive NPH passed him along to Kumar, an eternal bond was formed. Wafflebot is a shrimp and only knows two things: waffles and friendship, and his trust to humankind is only equaled by his cuteness. Plus, dude has pancake disses for days.

Strength: 2

Intelligence: 2

Wit: 7

Trust: 10

Beauty: 10

Total: 31

7. Sid 6.7 (Virtuosity)

Sid 6.7 is a computer program made up of over 150 serial killers, who somehow injects his CPU into nano-machine android. What? Never mind how it happened, just know that he’s a deadly bot that’s smarter, funnier, and more handsome than Denzel Washington, who is the only man that can track him down, obviously. Sid would’ve scored a perfect 10 for “beauty,” but this happened.

Strength: 6

Intelligence: 10

Wit: 7

Trust: 1

Beauty: 9

Total: 33

6. Lisa (Weird Science)

The only “female” of the group, Lisa makes a strong showing at number 6. The brainchild of two horny teenage dweebs, Lisa gives her makers the self-confidence needed to survive in an 80’s teen comedy. Only major points docked were for physical strength, but maybe that’s for the best. If Gary and Wyatt would’ve tried to “get physical” with her, it may have resulted in some “broken limbs”. Teledildonics were not as advanced in the 80’s as they are today…. or so we’ve heard.

Strength: 2

Intelligence: 7

Wit: 7

Trust: 8

Beauty: 10

Total: 34

5. David (Prometheus)

David is a synthetic android who served as a crew member aboard the USCSS Prometheus, tasked to assist human scientists search for answers about humanity’s past. David was a bit of a smug prick, whose motives were unclear throughout most of the film. He is brilliantly enhanced not only with supreme knowledge of endless data, but also equipped with the understanding of basic human emotion – rare in most robots. He understands and applies humor when necessary, and rates fairly highly on the “beauty” scale, for ladies who like their droids with Fassbender-ish qualities. Bonus points for his basketball skills.

Strength: 5

Intelligence: 10

Wit: 8

Trust: 5

Beauty: 7

Total: 35

4. Chappie (Chappie)

A police droid, who is programmed as the first robot with the ability to think and feel for itself, Chappie is well balanced in all five categories. Since he gained sentience with the mind of an infant, these abilities had to be developed. He’s funny by accident, but he understands the inner workings of human consciousness, so I guess he’s a bit brainy. Unfortunately, his trust can only go as far as his parents’ teachings. Strength points for whipping Wolverine’s ass.

Strength: 8

Intelligence: 10

Wit: 5

Trust: 6

Beauty: 7

Total: 36

3. Johnny 5 (Short Circuit)

This is why we don’t play favorites. If it were up to human emotion, Johnny 5 would’ve taken the gold. J5 scored just fine however, due to being the Jerry Seinfeld of robot wit, and his willingness to fight for what’s right. Points are docked because he’s a tad ugly, but it’s part of his charm, and he can be powered down by a push of a button, so strength takes a hit. However, if low on battery, just call on his insultingly not-Indian maker, Ben, to avoid disassembly.

Strength: 6

Intelligence: 7

Wit: 10

Trust: 9

Beauty: 5

Total: 37

2. R2D2 (Star Wars)

Everyone’s favorite astromech droid is our runner-up, clearly excelling in all but the strength category. Although he gets a “1” in strength, rest assured he is still tougher than his pansy-ass partner. The rest of the categories speak for themselves, with a bleep here and a boop there, his humor and smarts are rivaled by no other droid, and his lack of a memory wipe leads him to a chart-busting 11 on the human trust scale. We’re pretty sure R2 was the inspiration for that Rick Astley song. The lyrics describe him perfectly.

Strength: 1

Intelligence: 10

Wit: 9

Trust: 11

Beauty: 7

Total: 38

1. T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)

Narrowly defeating a small, funny, beeping ball of trust, the T-800 is your reigning, defending, undisputed robot champion of the world! We chose the “T-2” version, and if you don’t agree with us, please watch this instructional video. His strength is immeasurable, and his trust is 100%. He literally WILL NOT STOP until his mission is complete without causing human casualties. No really, he swears! His intelligence is a bit questionable, but he is a quick study, what with his Neural Net Processor and all. He’s mostly witty by accident, and his beauty speaks for itself. Game over.

Strength: 10

Intelligence: 5

Wit: 6

Trust: 10

Beauty: 8

Total: 39

We trust that the system computed the correct ranking, and we stand by our champion. However, the top score of 39/50 leaves the door open for any number of future movie robots to one day snatch that top spot. We can only hope, although the next five robot movies will most certainly be Transformer movies…

Do you agree with our list? Disagree? Drop us a line and chime in! Also be sure to check out our “Chappie” podcast episode for our thoughts on that movie, and much more on this list.

Yes, have some [Mailbag] (EP 12)

Why hasn’t Badway seen The Godfather movies yet? Did Drew cry at the end of The Dark Knight Rises? These burning questions and more are explored in a special “mailbag” edition of The Last Row Podcast. Get to know your hosts as the guys answer listener emails and give insight into who they really are. From their tales working in the “film industry” to learning which movies make Badway weep, this special episode is a window into the souls of two genuine movie lovers. Above all else, we finally get an answer to the age old question: which Nicolas Cage movie features his most ridiculous hair style ever?


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