I'm also a big lover of Videodrome; probably my #1 Cronenberg movie.
I guess they're planning a remake which will "modernize the concept, infuse it with the possibilities of nano-technology and blow it up into a large-scale sci-fi action thriller". LAME!
Last weekend I watched: - The Departed: Late to the party on this one. Cool, but also felt like a "critically respected yet highly bankable Hollywood actors" circle jerk.
- Gamera The Brave: Boy finds turtle. Turtle turns into giant monster-fightin' turtle. Kickass-ness ensues. Sadly, Japan doesn't make as many monster movies as it should these days (this is the most recent one and it came out back in '06).
- Japan Sinks: You'd think a big-budget disaster movie from the Gainax guy that gave his name to Shinji who also did SFX for the three 90's Gamera movies (the 3 best monster movies ever!) would be really cool. Well, you'd be wrong. The dirty secret is that all japanese disaster movies are really just melodramas.
- The Mummy's Curse: The last of the old-school Mummy flicks, and probably the one I enjoyed the best. This time the Mummy hunts for his long-lost princess in the bayou. There's characters named "Cajun Joe" and "Tante Berthe" plus a black guy called "Goobie". Fun retro times!
Post by Darthmunky on May 11, 2009 17:00:32 GMT -5
I was a fan of the first 2 when they were new but realized how not good they were at the same time. I downloaded a dvd screener of the 3rd months ago but didnt end up watching it.
I watched Fanboys a couple nights ago. Not as great as I expected it to be but it had a bunch of great cameos and little "Star Wars fans only" jokes which I love. It had some pretty funny stuff but only for nerds. It was weird because almost all of the main characters have the same mind-set as me. Overall, I would give it a 7.5/10. It is re-watchable.
Man, I saw Ghost Rider with a bunch of guys from work when it came out. To this day it still comes up as a joke. We haven't gone to see a movie as a gang again since.
About the Mummy movies: I remember the most biting review of Indiana Jones 4 I read went "wow; this new Mummy movie is pretty good!".
Recently I watched:
Charlie's Angels (the one from a couple years ago) - I remember snobbing this one when it came out. But apart from a super-dated soundtrack (and cameos) this is a pretty good cartoony action movie with an amazing supporting cast.
Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dream - Groovy early-70's japanese "criminal girl" movie. This girl gets out of prison and starts working at a go-go bar. The local yakuza start to muscle in on the bar. Standard plot ensues. It's kinda a mix of melodramatic and lighthearted. It's also technically a dirty flick, but there's maybe like 3 boobs in the movie. Lots of panty shots tho. I love that so many trashy 60's/70's japanese movie are coming out these days!
The Fly (the original one from the 60's) - Seen this one about a million times and it's still cool. "Heeeelp meeeee!"
Return Of The Fly - Surprisingly good sequel (although it's a bit low-budget)
Girl Boss Guerrilla - In the same general film category as "Blossoming Night Dream", but this one's like 10x trashier. It's groovy and retro and cool at first (it's about a 70's japanese girl biker gang, for god's sake!) but the script works on porn logic instead of movie logic and it start to drag after a while. Plus the director's a dirty duck who threw in all his favorite weird fetishes. There's better retro japanese stuff out there.
Trekkies 2 - Still awesome; I watched it before heading out to see the new movie.
Domino - Ridiculously annoying to watch. You do get used to it after a while, but it never goes above "decent". If it had come out in the mid-to-late 90's it woulda been a smash it with movie hipsters.
The Magic Hour - Very good japanese light comedy about a hustler who hires an actor to impersonate a famous hitman for his boss (the actor thinks he's filming a movie). It's got an inoffensive type of comedy that your grandma could like it, but it's funny enough that you'd like it too. It's just a wee bit too long, but not by much.