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Brain Dead (1990) – A Trippy Film Where Nothing is What It Seems

Wow… This film is a freakin’ trip. I saw this film back in 1992 or 1993 on VHS – I was impressed then and I am now.

Starring Bill Pullman as neurosurgeon Dr. Rex Martin who, after a head injury finds himself wondering what is real and what is not and whether or not he is actually who he thinks he is.

This is a crazy, rollercoaster ride that makes the watcher also wonder what’s really happening to the character and what isn’t. Dr. Martin goes from paranoid to confused. One scene jumps to another leaving him and you, the audience reeling. Is he being persecuted by the giant evil company he works for? Does he even work for a big evil company? Who’s on his side? What side is his side?

Watch this trippy movie yourself to figure it out…but you won’t (figure it out, that is).

Here is the trailer:


Captain America (1990) – Fun but Dumb

You know, I didn’t even know that this movie existed until earlier this week when one of my fellow co-workers suggested I watch it for this blog – I’ll definitely have to thank him for this.

This 1990 depiction of Captain America is a pretty shoddy deal, but is cheezy enough to stay fun.

Typical Captain America story: Nazi Germany (and the Italian Mussolini regime) develop a super soldier, the Red Skull, and the American’s do the same with Captain America. Bad things happen, Captain America gets frozen for 40 or so years, thaws out and continues his battle against the Red Skull. In this version, the President has been kidnapped by the Red Skull with the help of a general from the Pentagon, with the plan to implant a mind control device, therefore making the President little more than a puppet for the Red Skull. Of course, the newly revived Captain America must save the President (and the Free World with it) by defeating the Red Skull once and for all.

Silly, dumb, bad acting and Ned Beatty – I freakin’ loved this piece of crap. Don’t watch it because you love the Avengers or Captain America – watch it because you love bad movie, and you won’t be disapointed

And… you can watch the whole awesome mess on Youtube – and that link can be found after the trailer, below.

Here is the Trailer:

And here, my friends is the whole movie:


Night of the Living Dead (1990) – Tom Savini Did a Good Job

imageLast week I watched two versions of Night of the Living Dead, The Millenium Edition (avoid this like the plague), and Night of the Living Dead, the 1990 Tom Savini remake. Savini’s version IS worth watching. You might not know Tom Savini by name, but he is one of the best special effects guy in the business.

More of a re-imagining than a re-make, I found this very enjoyable. It starts off very much like the original, and mostly stays with the same story line. The main differences come in the portrayals of the characters. Barbara in the original film spends most of the film in a pathetic near catatonic state, whereas in this edition she turns into a lean, mean Zombie Killing Machine – actually a nice change. You Sci-Fi fans out there might recognize Babara as the actress Patricia Tallman who went on to portray the telepath Lyta Alexander in the television series Babylon Five. Although Tony Todd puts in a typically good job in the roll of Ben, the protagonist, there’s a more than a bit of cheezy acting, but that is a good thing (in moderation) in this  type of film.

I really didn’t expect much before I started watching this, and I was pleasantly surprised at not being bored, or pissed at a poor remake of a classic. This movie acts as a great lead in to the other Romero “Dead” movies and I really suggest watching it.

Check out the trailer below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0r7L8tS2L0