Category Archives: Martial Arts

Unofficial Trilogies are Officially Awesome

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If growing up in the 80s taught me anything it was that any film that was even moderately successful deserved a sequel, and the only thing better than a sequel was a full blown trilogy.  There’s something magical (in the unicorn and rainbow kind of way) about the movie trilogy format that I can’t quite

Cult Film Club Episode 10: Miami Connection

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In this episode of the Cult Film Club Pax, Jaime and Shawn take a metaphorical road trip both back in time and down to central Florida to see the almost lost cult classic, Miami Connection. We rock out with the heroic taekwondo band Dragon Sound, go into berserker rages while fighting drug dealing ninjas, and

The Karate Kid Part III movie ad from 1989

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The Karate Kid Part III was released on June 30, 1989. This is what a typical advertisement for the movie would have looked like in your local paper.  You can see an ad for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier below it. This particular weekend, June 30-July 2, was exactly one week after the June 23

Cult Film Club Episode 8: Karate Kid 3!

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This time on the Cult Film Club, Jaime, Paxton and Shawn tackle their first sequel, the incomparable and sometimes incoherent Karate Kid 3.  Daniel Larusso, having already won the All Valley Karate Tournament against a high school bully, a death match against the chosen Chozen, and lost two ultimate loves of his life can do

Top Five Naked Fight Scenes!

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So far this year has been not unlike a series of Liu Kang chicken kicks to my face, but I’ve finally rebounded and am looking to push back and do some crotch punching of my own! To kick this off (pun fully intended), and to celebrate, um, fighting (well we did cover Mortal Kombat this

Cult Film Club Episode 7: Mortal Kombat!

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In Episode 7 of the Cult Film Club, hosts Jaime, Paxton and Shawn are traveling to the realm of Outworld to do battle with Shang Sung, Goro, and Kano while watching the 1995 martial arts flick Mortal Kombat!  Starring Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Bridgette Wilson, and Linden Ashby, this flick was adapted from the hyper

Top 10 One-Eyed Bastards

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Have you ever had one of those days where you got an eyelash stuck up under your eyelid and no matter how much you rub it or splash water on it you can’t get at it?  That was the majority of my morning, and it got to a point where I seriously considered gouging out

Top 6 School Bullies Shawn loves to Hate!

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It’s funny, Bullies seem to be such a hot button topic these days, but I can’t help but love the bullies of the cinematic universe.  Whether it’s a dumb ass jock doing table lifts in the lunchroom spilling everyone’s food (probably because he was a messy baby) or a couple of fashionable goobers who have

Pax discusses 6 of his mega-crushes from the 1980s

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Lori Loughlin (Secret Admirer, The New Kids, Full House) – I saw Lori first in Secret Admirer, then I saw her in The New Kids (both movies are from 1985).  Loved her in both.  The New Kids is more of a dark thriller and Secret Admirer is a great 80s teen comedy.  She was really

Cult Film Club Podcast Episode #2: Talking Cult, Part 2

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Paxton, Jaime and Shawn are back with the second part of Episode 2 of the Cult Film Club.  For this episode we side-stepped discussion of a particular film in lieu of talking more generally about cult movies and our personal experiences with the genre.  Whether it was benefiting from older sisters, taking in 99 cent