Somewhere between film school and MST3K is a special place where the best and the worst movies are viewed with unabashed glee and gusto.
A seaside hamlet is besieged by ghost lepers. Have you heard of this guy John Carpenter? He is really good at movies. This tale is silly and ultimately unsatisfying (there’s just not enough hook impalings!) but it also works well because of fun actors, locations, music, and whatnot. Jamie Lee Curtis is a young hitchhiker […]> Read More
A steel magnate gets blackmailed by Philly Boy Roy. I’ve reviewed this before but I’m reviewing it again because it’s so great. “52 Pick-Up” is a pillar of sleaze, a paragon of crime, and chock full of banana hammock style. Based on an Elmore Leonard novel and starring Roy “We Probably Need A Boat that’s […]> Read More
A circus lady likes to find’m, fool’m and forget’m. Mae West is still pretty funny 87 years later. Almost all of her jokes are of the “hey, let’s have sex!” variety (“it’s not the men in your life, it’s the life in your men!” — get it?), which is fun, but the real curio on […]> Read More
A stylish apartment building is overrun by a parasitic sex leech. This is David “What Can I Put My Penis In?” Cronenberg’s first movie and I love it: A creepy doctor creates a sexually transmitted parasite that turns people into sex maniacs in order to turn the world into a giant mindless orgy. Is that […]> Read More
A family of fun females find freedom using fistfulls of forty-fives. Jonathan “Silence of the Lambs” Demme directed this ultra-low-budget road romp starring Cloris “I won an Academy Award and four years later I’m in this weird movie?” Leachman, Donny “Ralph Malph” Most, and Ann “My Mother The Car” Sothern. Leachman plays a trashy (read: […]> Read More
Something weird is happening on a spaceship. “Alien” meets “Hellraiser” starring Sam “Possession” Neill? Yes please! Larry “You Probably Know Him As Laurence” Fishburne plays Captain Kirk and everybody has to strip to their underpants for cryogenia. Sam Neill plays Paul Reiser, the company man who built a spaceship called “Event Horizon” (where some rooms […]> Read More