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“Ninja 3: The Domination” with Todd Levin

More like the “Ninja 3: The Dumb-ination,” Am I right? Conan writer Todd Levin joins me to talk about great, great mess of a movie. We were going to watch some other movie, but Todd emails me that this movie is amazing and he was right!

We take down this Canon Classic!

About the lead actress Lucinda Dickey from IMDB:

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t of the troupe when Solid Gold’s third season began and a short biography of her was included in press materials for the show. However, her stint was very brief — so brief that most Solid Gold fans may not realize she actually danced on the show. Born and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas, Lucinda began dancing at the age of four and went on to major in dance at Kansas State University for two years. As a college student, Lucinda competed in the Miss Kansas pageant, where she won the talent division and finished third runner-up.

Lucinda then moved to Los Angeles and won a dance scholarship with the Dupree Dance Academy. After 10 months of study at Dupree, she auditioned for the movie Grease 2(1982) and won a role as one of the film’s lead dancers. Lucinda also appeared in the movie ninja III: The Domination (1984), where she played a woman possessed by the evil spirit of a ninja assassin. The movie role she is most famous for, however, is that of Kelly (aka Special K) in the 1984 cult film Breakin’ (1984) which also featured Solid Gold dancers Cooley Jackson and Leslie Cook.

Lucinda currently lives in California with her husband, Craig Pilligian (who is co-executive producer of the TV show “Survivor”) and their two children, according to a July 2000 Hutchinson News article.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: sgdc@hotmail.com

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“Mad Max: Fury Road” The Movie Review w/ @adamfelber & @toddlevin

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Mad Max: Fury Road is out and we saw it! Adam Felber (NPR) and Todd Levin  (Conan) join me in their review.

“Mad Max:Fury Road” stars Tom Hardy, and Nicholas Hoult.

Todd and I record in a sketchy alley behind Sunset and Curson. Right near Meltdown Comics where you can watch “Horrible Movie Night.” 

From IMDB:

n a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.

hqdefaultInstead of the reboot being a remake of Mad Max (1979), revealing how Max Rockantasky became The Road Warrior.  George Miller decided that the reboot will take place in the post-apocalyptic Australia, years after the new Max (Tom Hardy) lost his family, because he did not wish to do a remake or retell the story that had already been told and had wanted to update the universe and the wasteland and wanted new moviegoers to remember Max as a man with nothing to lose after losing his family.

After George Miller screened some footage at SXSW film festival. A man stood up and asked: “How the hell did you film that!?” That man was none other than director Robert Rodriguez.

Over 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets. CGI was used sparingly. Mainly to enhance the Namibian landscape, remove stunt rigging. Also for Charlize Theron‘s left hand which in the film is a prosthetic arm.

 

BIG SEQUEL NEWS! FROM AV CLUB “Mad Max Fury Road”!

In the week’s most expertly timed announcement, director George Miller has let Twitch know that he’s shooting not one but two Mad Max films back to back. With an eye on “rapid release.” It’s a reboot of the post-apocalyptic franchise that laid the foundation for Mel Gibson’s eventual rise to the top of the fellatio-demanding food chain. It will star Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, and pick up shortly after the events of 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Miller says the next film and its sequel will be titled Mad Max: Fury Road and Mad Max: Furiosa, respectively, which suggests the second part will find Max traversing the wasteland in a sporty Italian hatchback.

“Tiptoes” w/ @Toddlevin & @AdamFelber

“Tiptoes” w/ @Toddlevin & @AdamFelber

Garry Oldman is wearing shoes on his knees to play a little person! Like “Dorf on Golf.” Need we say more? Ok, lets.. EMMY nominated writers Adam Felber and Todd Levin join non-nominated Adam Spiegelman to talk about “Tipoes,” Gary Oldman’s big career misstep, what jobs are recession proof, why Peter Dinklage is a jerk and the all white “What’s Happening.”

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UPDATE: Sadly, Adam, Brian and Todd lost to Colbert.  You guys did a great job, all you guys deserved it.

Stallone’s “Cobra” Gets Long!

Stallone’s “Cobra” Gets Long!

Before Stallone was nominated for playing Rocky in “Creed” and way after he won an Oscar for Rocky Stallone made this violent mess. Stallone’s  “Cobra” — “Conan” writer Todd Levin,  film expert Peter Avellino, and Adam Spiegelman (Host “Proudly Resents”) celebrate this 80’s classic.

It’s the 30th anniversary of Cobra!

Listen as Peter admits to seeing this movie last year in the theater! How many girls were there?
Be amazed when Todd says why this is Stallone’s best film!
Be Befuddled when Eric says the 80’s was the best decade.
Ask “What did he say?” When Adam gets to the mic.

Also discussed – Todd’s Emmy nomination, Peter’s addition to the revival house and it’s secret famous owner, how great “Meatballs 2” was and Todd’s favorite line from that movie.

“Cobra” was a blast. It’s available on iTunes, so check it out and leave a comment below.

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