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Episode 15 – Dragonheart

Matt and Drew are sworn to valor with 1996’s DRAGONHEART! Random spikes, dragon parole officers, fire snot and the Code! Plus, Drew snaps into a Slim Jim, oooooh yeah!

Episode 14 – Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger

Matt and Drew are survivors cast upon the rocky shores of 1977’s SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER! Crisis On Infinite Supermen, more monkeys in more pictures, the doofusiest wisest man in the world and seagull-footed witches. Plus, Drew completely agrees with the assessment that Ray Harryhausen is a freakin’ genius!

Episode 13 – Wizards

Matt and Drew tackle their first animated fantasy with 1977’s WIZARDS! Columbo the wizard, string-bikini-clad full-fledged fairies, song-and-dance rabbis and you know…for kids! Plus, Drew uses an excess of euphemisms for breasts.

Episode 12 – Legend

Matt and Drew find disconcertingly little to complain about with 1985’s LEGEND! Archetypal blank slates, familiar fairy faces, that’s neither here nor there and the best damned makeup ever put to film. Plus, Drew gets happy birthday wishes for the second day in a row.

Episode 11 – Mythica: The Darkspore

Matt and Drew return to some old stomping grounds with 2015’s MYTHICA: THE DARKSPORE! Surprise elves, gojiberry pies, little marmots and even more Kevin Sorbo. Plus, Drew starts things off with a little leftover haggis.

Episode 10 – The Highlander Films

Matt takes this one solo with the entirety of THE HIGHLANDER FILM SERIES! Spanish-Japanese-Egyptians with Scottish accents, Highland Scotsmen with Swiss accents, rapidly declining villain quality and the crippling weight of arbitrary rules. Plus, Drew doesn’t show up even once.

Episode 9 – The Seeker

Matt and Drew wish the Dark was rising a little less stupidly with 2007’s THE SEEKER! Why is the Black Rider riding a white horse? Why is Ian McShane playing Merriman Lyon? Why are the Stantons American? And why is Will a 14-year-old douche? Among countless other questions. Plus, Drew crumbles under the crushing weight of Matt’s disdain for this desecration of his childhood literary favorite.

Episode 8 – The NeverEnding Story

Matt and Drew prove the lie inherent in the title of 1984’s THE NEVERENDING STORY! Oh the Germanity, intricate and thinly-veiled clinical depression metaphors, Frank Zappa’s kid and unpaid-off emotional setups. Plus, Drew has a perfectly respectable showing in the Reel Fantasy Tons’o Tricky Tropes Trivia Test!

Episode 7 – The Beastmaster

Matt and Drew get in touch with their animal sides with 1982’s THE BEASTMASTER! Cow babies, Arnold the Tiger, overly-sensitive vegan barbarians and Cleo McDowell’s flaring nostrils. Plus, Drew has a vastly different opinion of the film than Matt does.