The Futile Podcast

Deconstructing 80's & 90's action movies. Relating them to comics, TV, and cartoons from then and now.

288. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

288. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (right click or click)

Ian is joined by Matt, Joshua, Mychal, and Malcolm to talk about the closing chapter of the Mad Max saga. Three cheers for 80’s pop saxophone, shooting on location and bad ass set design! Oh and a meaningful post apocalyptic story with dare I say a hint of optimism. 

283. Apocalypse Now

283. Apocalypse Now (right click OR click)

Ian talks with Malcolm and Mychal about Coppola’s little excursion into South East Asia.

That shit ain't CG!

256. The Mechanic

256. The Mechanic (right click or click)

Zack, Seth, and Ian talk about this remake with Statham. It’s not too bad, not great I saw the original with C. Brons when I was a kid … that’s probably better.


253. From Paris with Love and TV

253. From Paris With Love (right click OR click)

Sounds like Ian missed out on this one as Zack talks about how crazy good this movie was. Ian talks about Fringe or something.


music: Siouxsie & The Banshees – Cities in Dust

243. Trigun

243. Trigun (right click OR click)

Ian brings in Mychal and Malcolm to talk some anime. Specifically on this one we talk about the  26 episode 1998 Sci-Fi Western Trigun


music:  Yasuhiro Nightow – Never Could Have Been Worse

234. Road to Perdition

234. Road to Perdition (right click OR click)

Mark and Ian discuss Hank’s as a bad guy in this adaptation of a graphic novel.



Dean Elliot Big Band – The Long Road