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12/9/18 Episode 131: New York Nights (1984)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch New York Nights (1983), aka Shackin' Up, embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.


12/2/18 Episode 130: Raiders of Atlantis (1983)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Raiders of Atlantis (1983), aka Atlantis Interceptors, aka I predatori di Atlantide, embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

11/25/18 Episode 129: The Nasty Rabbit (1964)

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Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch The Nasty Rabbit (1964), aka Spies-a-Go-Go, embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

11/18/18 Episode 128: Hot Dog...The Movie (1984)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Hot Dog...The Movie (1984), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

11/11/18 Episode 127: Boom! (1968)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Boom! (1968), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

11/4/18 Episode 126: Bio-Dome (1996)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Bio-Dome (1996), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.


10/28/18 Episode 125: The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch The Spy With A Cold Nose (1966), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

10/21/18 Episode 124: Hackers (1995)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Hackers (1995), not embedded above because it's no longer free on the YouTube Movies channel. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.


10/14/18 Episode 123: Chatterbox (1977)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Chatterbox (1977), aka Chatterbox!, aka Virginia the Talking Vagina, embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

10/7/18 Episode 122: Church Ball (2006)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Church Ball (2006), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

9/30/18 Episode 121: Left Behind (2000)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Left Behind (2000), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

9/23/18 Episode 120: The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

9/16/18 Episode 119: The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield (1968)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield (1968), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

9/9/18 Episode 118: The Gay Deceivers (1969)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch The Gay Deceivers (1969), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

8/19/18 Episode 115: Troma's War! (1988)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Troma's War (1988), aka Troma's War!, embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

8/12/18 Episode 114: Baby on Board (1992)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Baby on Board (1992), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

This sour and dour mom-on-the-run dramedy has a shell-shocked and squandered Carol Kane protected from the Mob by the David Morsian taxi driver, Judge Reinhold.

Baby on Board (1992) has nothing to do with the yellow sign fad from the 1980's. It did kibosh Reinhold's leading man chances. His character has a dashboard switch that activates his back-seat sprinkler filled with mace. If my Uber driver pulled that shit on me, I'd give him no stars.

8/26/18 & 9/2/18 Episodes 116 & 117: The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch The Trial of Billy Jack (1974), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab. Subsequent podcast covers second half of movie, note: sound quality is poor.

Only the 70s generation, a.k.a. Carl's and my babysitters, remember the once insanely popular Billy Jack movies, which were produced, written and starring husband and wife team Tom Laughlin and Dolores Taylor. Lauglin and Taylor also self-distributed their films, by releasing it in thousands of theaters at once and advertising it everywhere. The movies delve into the paradoxical existence of peaceful warrior Billy Jack (Laughlin), who thrives for peace by kicking ass. Billy Jack's both sides of the coin, baby, famously part-Native American, part-smug white guy; a Green Beret Vietnam veteran now running the Freedom School in Arizona; a pacifist who's also a master of Hapkido fighting. The sequel to Billy Jack (1971), The Trial of Billy Jack (1974) - actually the third film appearance for the character - is a confounding pop culture lead balloon still waiting to be rediscovered by bad movie fans and Steven Seagal haters alike (more on Seagal later).

How confounding? Well, the namesake trial happens at the start of the film, Billy gets sentenced for his actions from the last movie. Billy serves time, then returns back to the school. That's only the first 20 minutes of this two hour and fifty-three minute movie sequel (take that, Godfather, Part II). School has its own television studio as well as outdoor Hapkido training. Student journalists muck rake using their own invention, a lie detector. 

There's a shooting at the Freedom School, but, being forty years ago, the suspect wasn't a student or lone nut, but the National Guard. Other drama comes from corrupt sheriffs and actual town hall meetings from the Indian community. Apparently then 18-year-old son Frank Laughlin directed The Trial, and not his dad, and, if so, great aerial shots! Daughter Teresa also acts and plays the guitar.

Strange bird, this movie, but let me blunt: Steven Seagal ripped off Laughlin. Their movie personas are the same. Both are martial arts experts (aikido for Seagal), both only assault when provoked, so both act like sneering righteous pricks, promoting peace while waiting for the moment to swiftly assault their opponents. Both use their movies to promote social causes while providing punchy-punchy scenes for their fans. 

I heard the next sequel, Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977), is even better. Laughlin set up his own YouTube channel before passing away in 2013. Some videos have him discussing film are worth the watch. Delores Taylor just passed away earlier this year. RIP both.