Wednesday, June 10, 2015
F This Movie! - Dudikopfs!
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Also discussed this episode: Super Troopers (2001, dir. Jay Chandrasekhar), Day of the Dead (1985, dir. George A. Romero), White Zombie (1932, dir. Victor Halperin), Big Trouble in Little China (1986, dir. John Carpenter), The Nightmare (2015, dir. Rodney Ascher), Class of 1984 (1982, dir. Mark L. Lester), Malice (1993, dir. Harold Becker)
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Having a great Junesploitation so far, guys! Was wondering something, when you choose the categories do you plan for the actual days of the week they fall on or is it random? Just curious.ReplyDelete
I saw The Nightmare too and was pretty let down given that so many reviews were saying how scary it was. I found it way too tedious but I am really pulling for Ascher to make a great horror film. I'm one of the few who really liked Room 237.
Patrick, that Cannon film is a FIND, man!!! That is awesome. I'm hooking up my VCR for one flick where I had to do the same and buy a VHS copy -"Miami Horror" a.k.a "Miami Golem".
Yes, "Revenge of the Ninja" is definitely the best ninja movie ever.
I really liked Room 237 too. As a documentary about The Shining it's not very good, but when you look at it as a doc about people with an unhealthy obsession to a movie and an overactive imagination, it's a really effective documentary.Delete
I think I have to rewatch it from that angle. I watched it shortly after Riske's scathing review and totally agreed with him - it actually kind of made me mad as it seemed to be either (a) a worthless examination of worthless batshit interpretations of The Shining; or (b) a "let's all point and laugh at the crazy people" documentary. I'm not entirely sure it still isn't (b) but it was an interesting enough, and has received enough praise from people whose opinion I respect, that I'm willing to give it another shot. #TeamMinotaurDelete
Another Room 237 fan. In addition to obsessed fans with overactive imaginations, as Mikko said, a couple of these people put forward interesting critical theories. I guess I'm saying it kind of covers the spectrum of plausibility and rationality. I feel for example that metaphor for the American west and slaughter of the Native Americans was likely intended by Kubrick. But that's the beauty: artists intent doesn't matter when you want to analyze art.Delete
RE: Diversification...I'm Jewish so you can feel good about that.ReplyDelete
I am 1/64th Native American so put me in the mostly white column.Delete
In terms of readers I think I got you covered on most of them. Especially the female, rainbow collective, mental health meds taking bipolar type 2, immigrant parent from country noone knows, dyslexic, kind of broke parts. And being British?Delete
Don't force the diversification. Let it happen organically.Delete
Doug, have you looked into perhaps a TV/VCR combo? Seems to be a bunch on eBay and on the plus side you get to watch things on a 13" screen. Fun Finn Fact: in our upstairs bedroom we have a first generation Roku box plugged into a 15" VCR/TV combo. It looks great!*ReplyDelete
*It does not looks great. On the plus side, it's a reminder of how far Roku/Netflix have come in improving their streaming interface.
As for masturbation euphemisms for Doug. I still really like the line in National Lampoon's Vacation when cousin Dale? asks Rusty if hes ever bopped his own bologna.ReplyDelete
My new fave is "badgering the witness".Delete
Great one. What is that from?Delete
I know! I've been racking my brain but can't remember what it's from...Delete
I like shake hands with the midget, sorry, little person.Delete
As a women in her 30s (that sounds weird), yes lots of white men are talking about movies. And though I am probably not the typical audience for this site, the only Dolph Lundgren movie I have seen is the first Expendables, and we will leave it at that. And though I understand that buzz when you read something or watching something that you feel has been made for you, Alan Bennett says something far more eloquent in History Boys. Yet I keep coming back, mainly because I like the writing. I have started watching universal monster movies, and before #junesplotation (where I am the one usually choosing the least exploitative movies) I would have stood by my view that slasher movies are just waiting for people to die, and then I watch 78 Halloween and Funhouse, which are really good movies. In the last 10 days I have watched things I never thought I would go near.ReplyDelete
Okay that was a really long winded and overly personal way of saying, everyone has different tastes and is attracted to different things. But sometimes its nice to experience something different.
I really like you Lindz. Follow me on twitter so we can chat :) @GabbyFerro01Delete
I appreciate you saying that, Lindz, and I'm really happy that you're participating in Junesploitation. I know it's not for everyone, but I'm glad that you've found a way to make it so it works for you and it's really cool that you're taking a chance on some movie you might not have otherwise watched. That's so great! Thanks again for your comment.Delete
I like you too Gabby, I have been enjoying your choices for junesplotation. I will have a look on twitterDelete
There's always Room for Movie Love for Movie LoversReplyDelete
You know I was smiling when Patrick bought his first VHS for years, I went all warm a fuzzy inside :)
I was thinking about L.A Doug's brain memories, permanent memories of Grease 2 and Gareth Brooks songs, I think you could actually Sue
If the right person came along I think a movie column on Rom Coms from the female perspective could be interesting and revealing
Lastly I have never Double clicked my Mouse but I did once ask a partner could I stick my VHS tape in the Beta max slot, she said it was incompatible!