#53: Kindergarten Cop

Kevin gets to take the reins on this episode for the first time! Be dazzled at his abuse of power! Also we review “Kindergarten Cop”.

From IMDB: “A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal’s ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.”

Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Kimble
Penelope Ann Miller as Joyce
Pamela Reed as Phoebe
Richard Tyson as Crisp
Carroll Baker as Eleanor Crisp

Director:
Ivan Reitman

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#40: “Sicario”

It may seem like we picked “Sicario” to be topical, what with all the talk of American border security lately. But nope! We just wanted to watch Emily Blunt kick ass.

From IMDB: “An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.”

Cast:
Emily Blunt as Kate Macer
Benicio Del Toro as Alejandro
Josh Brolin as Matt Graver
Jon Bernthal as Ted
Daniel Kaluuya as Reggie Wayne

Director:
Denis Villeneuve

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Links to things we mentioned in this episode:
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
Ed Gein
John Wayne Gacy
CBC Report: “Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test”
List of Cities by Murder Rate
2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis
Canadians Spent $1.6 Billion on Legal Weed in 2018: Report
When Yasiin Bey was force-fed Guantánamo Bay-style – eyewitness account

#34: “Die Hard” – A Christmas Movie?

“Die Hard” is one of the most famous action movies of all time, known for it’s badass cop John McClane taking down a group of German terrorists while barefoot.  Also, Bruce Willis has hair. So that’s weird to see.

From IMDB: “John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.”

Cast:
Bruce Willis – John McClane
Bonnie Bedelia – Holly Gennaro McClane
Reginald VelJohnson – Sgt. Al Powell
Alan Rickman – Hans Gruber

Director:
John McTiernan

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#19: “Baywatch”

Someone thought “Hey, let’s give ‘Baywatch’ the old ’21 Jump Street’ style reboot with The Rock. It’s a no-brainer right?” Yeah, we’ll see about that.

From IMDB: Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Cast:
Dwayne Johnson … Mitch Buchannon
Zac Efron … Matt Brody
Priyanka Chopra … Victoria Leeds
Alexandra Daddario … Summer Quinn

Director:
Seth Gordon

#12: “Anon”

With cops, murders, eye cameras and sexy sex you’d think “Anon” would be pretty decent. Well…I’m not gonna tell you what to think. Just listen to the episode and we’ll tell you what we think.
From Wikipedia: “The plot follows a troubled detective in a futuristic world where privacy and anonymity no longer exist, who comes across a young woman that has evaded the government’s transparency system.”
Cast:
Clive Owen … Sal Frieland
Amanda Seyfried … The Girl
Director:

#10: “The Foreigner”

Jackie Chan gets sad, old James Bond gets Irish, and the guys get lost in this action thriller about the IRA.
From IMDB: “A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities.”
Cast:
Jackie Chan … Quan Ngoc Minh
Pierce Brosnan … Liam Hennessy
Director: