Obsessively watching Teen Wolf and Sheriff Johnny Cage reminded me of something last week: I have never actually written a review for Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, yes. But Mortal Kombat itself? Nope.
This is one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies ever. Keep that in mind while I occasionally and lovingly rip it to shreds.
So, we rented a serious movie and a silly movie.
I’ll let you decide which one you think White House Down is.
It’s been far too long since I reviewed a mindless action flick. Like, it’s been at least a month, right?
I’ve seen S.W.A.T. at least a dozen times since it came out ten years ago. It remains one of my favorite silly, entertaining, no-thought-at-all-required action films.
Back for more Scary Clown action?
Here it is . . . the rest of It!
Stephen King adaptations are, historically, not awesome. For every Stand by Me or The Shawshank Redemption, there is a Needful Things — or a Dreamcatcher — or a Children of the Corn — or a Lawnmower Man — or a Maximum Overdrive — or a Tommyknockers — or, hell, even a Haven. Which, hey, could be good, for all I know — I’ve seen maybe ten minutes of it — but the show seriously stretches the meaning of the term “based on”. Hell, the show seriously stretches the meaning of the term “loosely inspired by”. Seriously, go read The Colorado Kid at some point and then watch even a promo of Haven on Syfy. It’s ridiculous.
But I’m not here to talk about Haven. I’m here to talk about another television treasure.
Periodically, Mekaela and I just have to pop in this DVD and rejoice in glorious mockery. As it’s a four hour miniseries, I’ll only be covering the first half now, but look for the second part of this review later in the week.
For now . . . welcome to Derry. Home of the creepiest clowns and the worst match cuts you’ll ever see on screen.
Well, Tim Burton had a vision of Gotham, and it was dark and gothic. Joel Schumacher, on the other hand?
He saw it as a bit more colorful than that.
Originally, I intended to see Drive Angry in theaters because it looked hilarious. For some reason or another, though, this never happened. (I suspect I couldn’t go the first week, and it had disappeared by the second.) So awhile ago, I remedied this travesty by renting the film from Netflix.
Ultimately, it’s very enjoyable. But only if you like cheese.
Okay, that wasn’t an actual quote from the 1966 Batman movie, but it might as well have been. I haven’t seen this one in, like, a decade and . . . wow. Just, wow.
People, I have a new standard for ridiculous.
Someday, I’ll have to do a full commentary on Basic, because . . . wow, does this movie just defy all description. But here are a few notes that I made a couple of days after re-watching the film.