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Movie Issues: The Running Man

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Movie Issues: The Running Man

It’s all action here at the Movie Issues HQ as we celebrate Arnold Schwarzenegger month!

That’s right! Five weeks of our favorite action star Schwarzenegger, and first up: The Running Man. This 1987 movie has our boy Arnold wrongfully accused of a crime and forced to compete in the televised game of life and death, as all dystopian futures settle matters of justice with blood sport.

So come on down and listen in with us as we discuss our love of action movies and Schwarzenegger!

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Movie Issues Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

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Movie Issues Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

It could be said that Spider-man is the franchise that proved to the world that comic book based movies could be successful if treated popular.  After Batman & Robin the entire genre nearly doubled over and died of shame until X-Men was released in 2000.  Reinforcing the legitimacy of the superhero genre Spider-manbroke records and comic book fans began to step into the light of the movie’s popularity.

Ten years and two more movies later, the franchise is getting the reboot treatment only five years after the last movie buried itself.  In order for Sony to keep the rights to making Spider-man movies it was a move that had to be done, but can lightning strike twice for the “Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man”?  Spooky may have the answer.

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Movie Issues: Amazon Women on the Moon

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Movie Issues: Amazon Women on the Moon

This week the boys travel to meet the Amazon Women on the Moon.

This 1987 satirical comedy parodies the experience of watching low-budget movie on late night TV.  Brought together by directors Joe Dante and John Landis, the movie is made up of 21 shorts mixed together to make one hell of a good time. Amazon Women on the Moon is a very funny flick, featuring some of the 80s’ up-and-coming talent.

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Reviews: Ted

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Reviews: Ted

Ted is the first feature film from writer/director Seth MacFarlane, who is most known as the creator of animated TV series Family Guy and American Dad. After the success of those series, it wasn’t a big surprise that he’d take on a big-budget comedy film. Ted is a simple story about a boy, John, who wishes his stuffed teddy bear Ted would come to life and be his best friend forever. His wish is granted and Ted becomes John’s greatest friend.

Unfortunately, John is now 35 and still has his teddy bear. What follows is a very funny movie about childhood dreams and the love of friends and family, wrapped up in some of the filthiest humor of 2012.

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Movie Issues: Ghost Dad

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Movie Issues: Ghost Dad

It’s Father’s Day weekend, so Leland and Spooky wanted to watch a suitable tale of paternal love. Thus, Bill Cosby’s Ghost Dad. 

What a terrible mistake that was.

This 1990s family comedy, directed by the great Sir Sidney Poitier, is still one of the worst things the guys have ever watched. This weekend when you sit down to watch something with your dad, make sure you watch a good old-fashioned action-fest with lots of violence. Because if you watch this, your father will look at you differently, and that’s not cool.

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Movie Issues: Flash Gordon

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Movie Issues: Flash Gordon

So this week the boys travel to the planet Mongo and “help” defeat the the evil Ming the Merciless in the 1980 film Flash Gordon. The movie being most notable for its soundtrack composed, performed and produced by the rock band Queen. Honestly the soundtrack is the best part of this movie. This is a rough watch for Spooky but Leland was in nostalgia heaven. So join us and find out if Flash is the saviour of the universe or just a chump.

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Movie Issues: Deep Blue Sea

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Movie Issues: Deep Blue Sea

So this week, the guys decide to watch a creature feature, a great one too: Deep Blue Sea. For those of you who might not remember, that’s the 1999 Renny Harlin flick about sharks that get way too smart for our good and start terrorizing the people that made them that way.

Get ready to hear the guys sharing a beer and commiserating over their fear/hatred of sharks.

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Movie Issues: Masters of the Universe

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Movie Issues: Masters of the Universe

WE HAVE THE POWER!

Yes folks, it happened. This week Spooky and Leland traveled to the world of Eternia and entered Castle Grayskull, only to find themselves back on Earth fighting the evil Skeletor alongside Monica from Friends.

Yes, we watched Masters of the Universe the 1987 He-Man movie that barely has anything to do with He-Man. It’s a special kind of movie and one we really enjoyed watching. So join us and see if you have the power to stomach this terrible movie.

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