How Should Satire and Subversion Work in Post-Modern Media?

Marvel. Predator. Comedies. Action Movies. Sometimes played straight, sometimes played sly, these are examples of media with dual purposes. The guys go over Donovan’s fanboy whining over Thor Love and Thunder, Harry’s ponderous musings over the original Predator film, and discuss the successes and failures of modern animation, action films, and various other “subversive” media.

What would the World be like without Bruce Lee? (Enter the Dragon Commentary)

This week the guys talk martial arts, with the look forward in a post-Shang Chi MCU and backward at a post-Enter the Dragon film genre. Surrounding the film commentary are discussions on the immediate aftermath of Bruce Lee’s passing, successors to his throne, “Brucesploitation”, Asian stars, and how things might’ve been different had Lee lived.

Trojan Horse Representation? (Best of the Best Commentary)

Per Donovan’s demands, Harry joins him in watching 1989’s martial arts sports film “Best of the Best” starring Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones and Sally Kirkland…or does it? The guys discuss what ended up being a vehicle for Martial Arts Master Phillip Rhee, the dynamics and tension of Korean Americans fighting Koreans, acceptable storytelling losses … More Trojan Horse Representation? (Best of the Best Commentary)

Deconstruction and Analysis: Did Steven Segal Kill the Action Movie Genre? (The Glimmer Man Commentary)

Returning to the conversation of Media Violence, the guys chortle, chuckle and guffaw over the career of one Steven Frederic Seagal. The one-time Akido Instructor and current Russian citizen is discussed and “celebrated” in full, leading up to a commentary on the 1996 swing-and-a-miss cop thriller “The Glimmer Man”, co-starring Keenan Ivory Wayans!