I'm on to something. Before you see if Marvel can salvage my favorite superhero of all time, check out Homecoming director Jon Watts' debut movie Clown. It's based on a fake trailer that was made in 2010 claiming to be produced by Eli Roth, who was so impressed with the results that he agreed to actually become a producer and turn Clown into a real movie. Though it was shelved for a while, the finished film is pretty decent, with a willingness to see its main idea through and to get pretty dark and nasty. (Watch on Netflix)
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Finally: #Junesploitation kicks off next week! That means this column will be given over to giving streaming recommendations for every day's theme. The week of June 2 will be covered in next week's column, but in the meantime here's my pick for the first day of the month:
June 1 - Aliens!
Peter Jackson) The debut movie from Peter Jackson features a bunch of aliens who land in New Zealand to eat humans, with only a couple of friends (including Jackson in one of his two roles in the film) to stop them. Though it's plenty rough in spots, there is so much talent, creativity, energy and humor on display that to watch it now makes me miss the old Peter Jackson. Most of you have probably already seen it, but if you haven't it's a fun way to kick off Junesploitation. (Watch on Amazon Prime Video)