This week’s On Demand episode of The Last Row Podcast focuses on Movie Franchise Crossovers. With news that MIB23 is a go, Drew and Badway ponder which former crossovers worked, which were a disaster, and dream up their own terrible mash-ups: Fingers crossed for Twilight v. Van Helsing! Next, the guys discuss Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s involvement in the upcoming Jumanji remake, leading to a breakdown of their favorite pro wrestler movie roles. Other quick hits include: Jeff Goldblum trolling the world by teasing his involvement in an upcoming superhero movie, Badway’s terrible Goldblum impression, WCW vs WWF in the Monday Night Wars, and we find out whether or not Bonesaw is ready.
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???”
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.
Football is back, and who better to lead us into the new season than the legendary Shane Falco and the underdog classic, The Replacements. After extensive film study, Drew and Badway scout all of the major players from the movie and pair them with their real-life NFL counterparts, as well as lay out their possible playing futures beyond the closing credits. The guys also talk favorite football movies, compare Falco’s skills to other famous movie QBs, what to do when your truck gets flipped over (just leave it there), and figure out the best way to discreetly rig an NFL game.
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.
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.
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.
What do you get when you mix hardcore analysis of movie robots and an undeniable urge to keep it gangsta? You get The Last Row Podcast‘s first ever double episode! The first half is dedicated to the polarizing sci-fi thriller, Chappie, as Drew and Badway break down the 1s and 0s on Die Antwoord and the “Zef” lifestyle, their parenting skills, and the rumor regarding Ninja trying to give Wolverine acting pointers. Other topics include: the career progression of Neill Blomkamp and the unfair comparison to that Shyamalamalan guy, Hugh Jackman’s mullet, and what Drew would do with his own personal Chappie. Then, be sure to stay tuned to part two where the guys unveil the official Last Row(BOT) Rankings, as they rank the top ten movie robots, scoring them based on five categories: Strength, Intelligence, Wit, Human Trust, and Beauty.
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.
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?