Last night, I was reading the posts at one of my favorite sites, Four Four, and ran across what is , quite possibly the funniest review I've ever read. Even if you haven't seen Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, I guarantee it will give you at least a chuckle. If all else fails, check out any of Rich's other posts, and if you're a cat person, aquaint yourself with Winston and Rudy, 2 of the funniest, most photogenic cats in the world.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
One of my heroes, B-movie God Bruce Campbell is 48 today, so I HAVE to post a lil' clip of him. This is a classic scene from Evil Dead II. If you haven't, I highly recomend you go out and get his autobiography, If Chins Could Kill, to celebrate this momentous occasion. Ok so it's not momentus. Just buy the damn book, ok?
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Keeping with my prefered subjects of lists and bad films, I'm posting this link to a *Drumroll* List of bad movies! This list is kind of old, and I have a problem with some of their picks, for a couple of reasons:
Some of the movies on there are not the worst by far. (the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an American classic, thankyouverymuch) and I think they included some others for the sheer reason it has become cool not to like certain blockbuster movies.
Some of their choices are just too obvious (Plan 9 has been beaten like a dead horse when it comes to bad film choices, and it seems kind of lazy to add it at this point. I'm not saying it isn't bad, it is GLORIOUSLY awful, but, God people, at least TRY to come up with something different).
There are a slew of lesser- known films out there that are worse than most of what they came up with here (I say "most", not all-Manos: the Hands of Fate got a mention) . They also seem to be biased toward the last 25 years of movies, and neglect some of the straight-up shit that flooded the cinema in the 60s and 70s and earlier decades. Did any of these people ever see I Spit on Your Grave?
I guess the only reason I'm posting it, is because it was the only large list of it's kind I could find.
Hell, maybe I should make my own list.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Yeah, like no one saw this coming. How much do I love Mystery Science Theater 3000? Words cannot describe it. I hadn't watched it in a long time, but SOMEONE *Ahem* got me hooked again. I first discovered this way back in about 1993 on the day we got our big, honkin' satellite dish. My first episode was "The Amazing Colossal Man". My first thought when I saw it, was "WTF IS this?" but by the end, I knew I had to have more.
The premise is simple: a guy (My IDOL, Joel Hodgson, and later, Mike Nelson, also awesome) gets shot into space by his evil bosses as part of an experiment to see how a person handles being subjected to awful movies. He builds 3 robots to keep him company, and 2 of them-Crow and Tom Servo-suffer through the films with him.
How DOES he handle suffering through the likes of Eegah!, Zombie Nightmare and my 2 favorites, Mitchell and Manos: The Hands of Fate? By unleashing a barrage of jokes, quips and pop culture references that will have you pissing your pants in unabashed glee.
Sadly, the show was canceled after 10(11 if you count the 1st season on Minneapolis UHF channel KTMA) seasons, but there are several episodes on DVD. Youtube has a few full episodes (most are cut into 10 part increments) that you can check out. Since I'm SUCH a nice person, I've included a few Google Video links to some of the shorts. Watch them, because I am physically and mentally unable to do this show the justice it deserves.
A film about dating your family. Yes, you read that right.
Body Care and Grooming. "And remember, when you touch yourselves, the saints cry".
Mr B. Natural. One of the most infamous MST shorts. It features a bizzare, androgynous woman harrassing a small boy.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
This is Pepper, aka Steve Mcqueen, so nicknamed for her neverending quest to escape from the yard. Modest, ain't she? Pep is a 2 1/2 yo Beagle mix, and she causes me no end of annoyance and grief. *Sigh* her obscene adorableness (is that a word?) and her unwavering devotion is the only thing that keeps me from selling her to the pharmaceutical company.. I KEED, of course.
I know I'm about 2 years late on this, but on sundays, I like to park my arse in the world's most comfortable chair, and watch the tv. Through the magic of digital cable, I can watch damn near anything, mainly stuff I missed the first time around.
So, today I watched Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. For those that missed it the first time around, Dodgeball centers on Joe(Vince Vaughn, who is growing on me, DAMMIT!), the owner of a down and out gym whose clients are, quite possibly, the biggest dorks I've ever seen-My fave being Steve, the guy that thinks he's a pirate.
Joe's gym is in the process of being bought out by White Goodman(Ben Stiller), a former fig bucker, who has replaced being a huge lard ass, with just being an out and out asshole.
Joe and his band of merry losers decide to enter the as Vegas dodgeball championship to win the prize of $50,000. They enlist as their coach Patches O'Houlihan (Rip Torn, a local hero in my neck of the wood, who had me in laughing fits, and subsequently coughing and crying fits).
Dodgeball is mainly sex and scatological humor, but hell, I like that now and again. God help me, I normally despise Christine Taylor, but I even liked HER in this. 2 things to watch out for: Check out the coach of the German team, and, for the love of GOD, watch it until the credits are over: You won't be dissapointed, Promise.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
I haven't quite decided what I'm going to do with this blog. Probably put insane ramblings about things which no one gives a rat's ass about-Hey it's my blog, right? Maybe 'll post reviews of stuff I like, and conversely, stuff I hate, because when you get down to it, that can be alot more fun.
I'll have to think on it for a little bit......