Friday, June 24, 2016
Netflix This Movie! Vol. 183
The Fly (1958, dir. Kurt Neumann). The folks over at ShockWaves (formerly Killer POV) just did a show with William Malone and Mick Garris (two of the nicest people on the planet, it seems) that was entirely focused on the Fly movies and it was a great episode that had me wanting to revisit the whole series. Or there's always Big Ass Spider. Again.
Cold in July (2014, dir. Jim Mickle), a spare and stylish effort with a great supporting performance from Don Johnson. If you want to keep the kung fu train going like I do, watch Crippled Avengers (1978, dir. Chang Cheh), a possibly offensive epic with incredible fight scenes and a brilliant finale. I loved it.
Turbo Kid. But These Final Hours (2014, dir. Zak Hilditch) is pretty interesting and powerful and well worth a look. There are some other apocalyptic movies streaming on Netflix I haven't seen, like Goodbye World (2013, dir. Dennis Hennelly), which sounds pretty apocalicious. And there's always Left Behind (2014, dir. Vic Armstrong). Ha ha ha.
Hellraiser (1987, dir. Clive Barker), one of the best horror movies of the 1980s. Skip most of the sequels.
Battle Royale (2000, dir. Kinji Fukasaku) and then listen to our podcast on the movie.
WolfCop (2014, dir. Lowell Dean). For one of the best buddy cop movies of all time -- and maybe the buddy cop movie to end all buddy cop movies -- watch Hot Fuzz (2007, dir. Edgar Wright). Crack open a Cornetto and a Coke Zero and pat yourself on the back. You've earned it.