“I have a message for New York. Central Park is mine.”
On this show, Exploding Helicopter is looking back at the Rambo inspired Eighties curio THE PARK IS MINE (1986).
Tommy Lee Jones plays a troubled Vietnam veteran who launches an armed takeover of Central Park after he’s pushed too far.
Joining Will to review the film is Rich Nelson from the Betamax Video Club. They discuss the film’s First Blood inspirations, questionable policing tactics, and try to figure out just what Tommy Lee Jones is protesting about.
And, of course, they take a look at the film’s exploding helicopter action.
“The password is big blue wrecking crew”
On this show we’re joined by author, podcaster and bad film aficionado Ti Singh to review American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990).
Among the exciting topics of discussion, villains without a plan, expert marksmen who can’t shoot straight, and the majesty of Steve James (who isn’t even in this sequel).
Oh yes, we talk about it all and more, including the exploding helicopter action.
“Try to stay dead this time.”
On this show Will and Dara attempt to unscramble the DNA of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sci-fi thriller, The 6th Day (2000).
Along the way they decode the film’s surprisingly solid science fiction ideas, ponder Arnie’s Noughties film career, and the strange documentary career of Michael Rapaport.
And they of course dissect the film’s futuristic exploding helicopter scene.
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"Never get out of the boat."
In a break from the usual programming, Will travels upriver alone on this show to review Apocalypse Now (1979).
On the journey, he considers how the film's uncanny parallels to a package holiday - albeit, one with a little light homicide thrown in.
“Next time we’ll take a cruise.”
On this show Will is joined by Doug Tilley from Eric Roberts Is The Man to review the bizarre faith-based martial arts movie Lasko: Death Train (2005).
The film sees its hero, a peace-seeking monk, recruited into a secret paramilitary group dedicated to protecting the church. Along the way he has to fight terrorists, a deadly virus, and some truly horrendous dubbing. And there’s also two stone cold classic exploding helicopters.
“Band aids and butterbeans, we’re online.”
On this show Will is joined by DJ Valentine from Simplistic Reviews to review the new Netflix action-comedy Game Over, Man! (2018).
Among the topics of discussion, the film’s Die Hard pastiche, what on earth Daniel Stern is doing in this, the off-colour humour, and – of course – the exploding helicopter action.
“Is this moron number one? Put moron number two on the phone.”
On this show Will forcibly escorts Dara to the end of the podcast in the hope of collecting a bounty as they review Midnight Run (1988).
Along the way the pair bicker then bond as they discuss Robert De Niro’s comedy chops, why you can never remake Eighties films, and all the exploding helicopter action.
“Everything’s easier in a mini-skirt.”
In a break with the usual programming, Will carries out his first ever solo review by looking at the Renny Harlin helmed propaganda film 5 Days Of War (2011).
Starring Val Kilmer and Andy Garcia the film tells the story (or at least one side of it) of plucky Georgia and its heroic efforts to resist a Russian invasion.
There are horror-inducing cameos, terrible accents, and, of course, an exploding helicopter.
“I was born into a world you may not understand.”
On this show Will and Dara suck the blood out of Milla Jovovich’s sci-fi vampire flick Ultraviolet (2006).
They discuss the film’s strange use of visual effects, vampires that don’t act like vampires, and the music career of Milla Jovovich.
They also take a look at Ultraviolet’s spectacular exploding helicopter action which involves 'Midriff' Jovovich motorcycling through an airborne whirlybird.