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Spun (2002) Left Me Spinning

Watched the 2002 Drug (Meth) film, Spun last nigh and Iit lived up to it’s nhame and left me spinning.

The story of an increasingly out of control Meth-Head, Ross (played by Jason Schwartzman) that ends up working as a driver for for a Meth cooker (known simply as “The Cook” and played by Mickey Rourke ) and his girl friend Nikki (played by Brittany Murphy). The movie takes place over three or four days and it is a crazy mixed up adventure. Also staring John Leguizamo and Mena Suvari (as the Dealer “Spider” and his girlfriend “Cookie”.

I am not going to bother explaining what happens in this film, but I will note that it is a dark, drug ac tion-adventure (slight) comedy mind-F@3k. If you think you can handle something like that, the I definitely recommend this film, but if it doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, then it really isn’t for you. Hell, in my opinion Mickey Rourke’s performance is reason enough to justify watching.

Check out the trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kxDvTaP-SU

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Stan Helsing – Don’t Bother

Watched the Monster Movie Spoof, Stan Helsing last night… and mostly wish I hadn’t.

I really enjoy a funny spoof at the best (and worst of times), and am very forgiving of bad movies (hence this blog), but this movie was for the most part boring. There were a few laughs, and really, I watch at least two movies a week that make this look like a masterpiece…but it was boring. Unoffensive, but boring. I can forgive a lot in a movie but please don’t bore me.

Mostly a cast of unknowns (to me, at least), Leslie Nielsen makes a cameo (as a woman…kind of), and I think starring a pair of big breasts and two nice butts (mostly the only thing that kept me awake enough to finish the movie), and some guy that looks weirdly a lot like a friend of mine, Miles as Stan Helsing – the reluctant Monster Slayer.

Only watch this if you have to watch all the spoof movies…

Check out the trailer below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlrff_wWEn0


Plan 9 From Outer Space

About a week and a half ago I watched Plan 9 From Outer Space, the infamous Ed Wood film that is often panned as the worse movie ever (see Troll 2 if you want to see a movie that might jostle it off that dubious platform). 

A mess from start to finish, this movie is just barely a movie. Bad actging, bad editing and bad storyline make for a horrendous must-watch if you love bad movies. It kinda’ stars Bela Lugosi – that is, footage filed a few years previously was edited in (Lugosi had died by the time this film was released), and when they needed additional footage, Ed Wood’s chiropractor (I have also heard it was his dentist) was used, with his face obscured by his cape.

Honestly, aside from an invasion from space, I am not really sure what this movie is about. I do know that it is featured in one of my favourite Seinfeld episodes.

You can watch the entire movie for free (and legally), on Youtube by clicking the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5DZhDH8eew


Top Secret (1984) – The Secret? This Movie is Really Funny

Top Secret Movie PosterI watched the movie, Top Secret last night. This is a 1984 comedy  that spoofs spy/war/60’s teeny-bopper movies that had me laughing from start to finish.

Starring a young Val Kilmer as Nick Rivers, an American heart throb musician on a cultural trip to East Germany. Along the way he gets mixed up with the French resistance (weird, I know), and has to help them foil an attempt to destroy the entire NATO submarine fleet with an atomic mine called the Polaris Mine. 

This movie is chock full of silly goodness. Always keep your eye on the background as there is a lot of  gags going on all the time. There’s a lot of eye-rolling puns, and physical gags as well as spoofs of movies that were reasonably current at the time – most would be lost on any watchers under 35 -40 years old, but don’t let that deter you – this movie is still funny. I mean, there’s an under water western bar fight, and some of the best acting by a cow that I have ever seen so WATCH IT!!!

Check out the trailer here and then go to what ever online retailer you deal with to buy a copy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-YHw1sqjL8


Troll 2 – A Serious Contender For Worst Movie I have Ever Seen

I watched Troll 2 back on Friday, April 20, 2012 and I am still shaking my head at it. I had heard for years that this was one of the worse movies ever made, but somehow I had not watched it yet. Released in 1990, and despite being called “Troll 2” there are no Trolls in the movie, or even mentioned. The movie is full of Goblins, and has absolutely no connection to the original movie, Troll.

The reason the movie piqued my interest is because I recently watched a documentary about the film called “The Best Worst Movie” (http://bestworstmovie.com/) which reunites the cast and director to discuss their experiences making the film and what they are up to now – a fun, documentary about a pathetic movie. I just had to watch it after that.

The story (if you can call it that) is about a family that are taking part of a holiday home swap with a family from a town called “Nilbog.” When they arrive they find a strange town filled with strange people. The family’s son is tipped off to the evil lurking in Nilbog by his dead Grandfather, and he must find a way to save his family.

Bad, bad, bad movie, but I am glad I watched it. Only watch this if you truly enjoy watching bad movies for bad movies sake.  

Check out the film’s trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KCct4RwLNM


Father’s Day (2011)… Holy Cow – What Did I watch?

Just finished watching the Troma film, Father’s Day and my head is still spinning.This Canadian production is what I like to call Nouveau Grindhouse: new movies with an intentional gritty,dirty and cheap made for the 1970’s Drive-In feel.

This film is brutal, gory, gruesome and socially unnerving… and funny. A supernatural gore-fest sexual comedy? I don’t really know how else to describe it. The basics? fathers are being killed, a young punk that is being harassed by a jerk cop, , a young, confused and wimpy priest, an ex cop, just out of jail for a revenge killing that went wrong and his stripper/hooker sister have to defeat the Satanic killer of those fathers. Fill in the middle parts with gore, horror, incest, murder, rape and some laughs. Yeah… that’s the ticket.

Watch it if you like the movies I have suggested on this blog in the past. If you don’t like the movies I have blogged about, then don’t watch this: you’ll hate it (are you reading this, Tim?). I liked it.

Check out the trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Fg_K08YIA


Doghouse (2009) Great Stuff – Mostly

Watched the 2009 Infected Zombie movie, Doghouse, last night. A fun film from Ireland, the gist of the story is that group of buddies decide to take their friend who is going through a divorce out for a guy’s weekend. They travel to a small town that supposedly has a ridiculously high women to men ratio, in the hopes of helping him forget his woes. When they arrive, they find a desolate village where the female population has been turned into man killing zombies. A weird film, and funny through out, It becomes almost crippled by a particularily stupid ending… In my opinion, at least. Would I recommend it? Maybe if you want a laugh. My only real issue with the film, as already stated, is the weak ending. Check out the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP09u8X-pQA