Welcome to the landmark 50th episode of The High Five Podcast! With this one, I decided to celebrate one of the all-time greatest action-comedy filmmakers to ever do it: Jackie Chan! What started as a celebration of Jackie Chanuary with some friends turned into me watching a whole of the master’s movies with no intent on slowing down anytime soon! I tried choosing one of his films from each decade starting with the 70s and making my way all the way up to the 20s, but of course I added in a few extras along the way.
You can read my initial reviews of latter day Chan films like Chinese Zodiac and The Foreigner if you feel so inclined. I also reviewed the wonderful Bleeding Steel on Episode 28 of this very show.
You knew there had to be some clips, right?!
Also, for good measure, here’s the Typhoon hovercraft toy commercial I mentioned while talking about Rumble In The Bronx.
On this week’s episode, I’m paying homage to my days writing for The Great Curve as well as old posts on this very site (The Box) by grabbing a handful of weird and wild comics from the 60s and 70s and letting you know all about them. Specifically, I get into Shogun Warriors #1, Captain Marvel (no not that one…or that one), Tarzan of the Apes #177, House of Mystery #165 and The Peacemaker #4!
If you’re interested in combing through The Great Curve stories, you can do that thanks to the Wayback Machine! I made my own archive of the Wizard version of Kicking It Old School here.
If you’re interested in the Peacemaker article I wrote for Fandom, you can check it out here.
Lastly, please enjoy these highly curated panels from these comics.
On this week’s episode, I’m digging back into the comics Brian Michael Bendis had a hand in creating after moving from Marvel to DC a few years back. Expanding on Episode 41, this time I’m focusing on just the Wonder Comics imprint that he started which featured his own work as well as that of others like Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne, Amy Reeder, Joe Quinones, Sam Humphries and others on books like Young Justice, Wonder Twins, Amethyst, Jinny Hex Special and Dial H For Hero.
Want to give a listen to six and a half hours of my favorite late 90s/early 00s pop punk songs? Now, you can! I called it Four Minutes In Heaven because it made me giggle. I totally forgot that I also made a Weezer playlist called Throw Up The W.
You can still check out my old Angelfire page here. Sadly the Blue Note banner ad isn’t still around.
If you like music and/or comedy, you definitely need to watch this drum battle between Buddy Rich and Animal from The Muppet Show.
While you’re at it, here’s the 60 Minutes piece about Welcome 2 America and the Vault.
I did a search and found this 2012 post I did about discovering How Did This Get Made?!
If you’re curious about some of the previous episodes I mentioned in this one, here are some handy dandy links!
By the way, I realized I talked about watching movies with my friends and didn’t explain how we do it. There’s a Party option on Amazon Video that we use most of the time, but you can also use Teleparty. For that one, you have to use Chrome, download the extension and everyone has to have an account on whatever service you’re using. Both of these options allow you to type to each other while the film syncs up on everyone’s computers. We thought about finding one where you can talk, but figured it’d get pretty loud.
I mentioned a few previous episodes throughout this one. Here are the links if you’re curious!