We’re back with our reactions to the rest of 1987’s A Dangerous Summer and we’re sad to say we were right about a lot of things: the insurance scam, the arsonist and their connection to our hero Architect Daddy, and his weird relationship with his daughter (it seriously seems like they’re dating). We also praise James Mason for at least trying and criticize the film’s incredibly gratuitous nudity.

In the first of our Summer of Summer series, we take a brisk jog through the burning hills of Australia’s Blue Mountains, a week before Christmas, as Architect Daddy Tom Skerritt tries to save a giant wooden frame from burning to the ground. He also seems to have a very strange relationship with his daughter and, wouldn’t you know it, lots of blueprints. We ponder who the arsonist is and how Skerritt is going to stop them and wonder if any Christmas miracles will occur before the film’s end. Plus, we bring back Beach Cop Joe Summerman and see how he might deal with this mess.

 

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?