In this mini episode, we launch our Summer of Summer series, wherein we will only watch films with “summer” in the title all summer long! In preparation for next week’s film, we wonder what might lead people to engage in underground fight clubs and to wear the skin of their enemies. We also introduce a brand new character who’s going to set the summer on fire: Beach Cop Joe Summerman!

This week we’re launching into 1990’s Loose Canons, a cop buddy comedy starring Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd. In our breakdown of the first 10 minutes, we discuss the safe sex PSA at the beginning of film and whether it will have any bearing on the plot, the Thanos-like mindset of Hackman’s character MacArthur Stern, and what exactly Dan Aykroyd’s character Ellis is painting while spending time as a monk.

We close out our coverage of Police Assassins by laughing a lot, just like our favorite new character, Mr. Tin. We also discuss how this film pulls a fast one and makes the main characters three goofballs and not Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Rothrock like we were led to believe. There is some good martial arts though, and some excellent, excellent laughing by Tin. Laugh with us, won’t you?

In the first of our month’s worth of episodes programmed by our friend Felipe Sobreiro (@therealsobreiro on twitter), we travel back in time to the 1960s to travel into their vision of the future, where the quest to create the perfect man is all-consuming. We lay out our predictions for the rest of the film and wonder whether the perfect man will be our savior or will doom us to death?

Part 2 drops on Thursday.