Episode 25 - Three Ninjas, Showdown Review

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In this episode, we review two cheesy martial arts movies from the early 90’s!

First, we review, “3 Ninjas.” 3 Ninjas is a 1992 American martial arts comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, and Chad Power.

The film is about three adolescent boys who spend their summers being trained by their grandfathers to be ninjas. Their father, an FBI agent, is on the hunt for a nefarious villain with mysterious ties to the family.

Next, we review, “Showdown.” Showdown (also known as American Karate Tiger) is a 1993 action/martial arts film directed by Robert Radler. The film stars Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott, Christine Taylor, Ken McLeod, Patrick Kilpatrick, and Brion James.

The film is about a young transfer student vexed by bullies who must learn to defend himself. He is trained to beat up trash cans by the school janitor. Eventually, he fights in a precursor to the UFC for money.


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Episode 24 - "Snatch on a Train"

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Welcome back, friends and allies, to the Playing Hooky Podcast! This episode, we review two totally bitchin’ movies. First, Nate brings the Guy Ritchie crime comedy, “Snatch,” to the table.

Set in the London criminal underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing with the search for a stolen diamond, the other with a small-time boxing promoter (Jason Statham) who finds himself under the thumb of a ruthless gangster (Alan Ford) who is ready and willing to have his subordinates carry out severe and sadistic acts of violence. - Wikipedia

After that, Rachel brings the 2013 science fiction action film, “Snowpiercer,” to the table.

Snowpiercer is based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette. The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho, and written by Bong and Kelly Masterson. -
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Episode 21 - "Gattaca and Me"

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In this episode, Rachel and Nathan discuss the 1997 Sci-Fi cult classic, “Gattica,” starring s Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman,  Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan Arkin. Gattaca is a “Biopunk” film that tells of the potential despotic future where genetic manipulation rules the day.
After that, Rachel and Nate talk about their experience with 23andMe.

The essay referenced in the podcast by David A. Kirby can be read here.


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