April Movies - Week 2
Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen,
Okay, here are the movies from this past week...
Apr 8 – South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
I’ve been showing Izzy the series “South Park” the past few weeks… and we came to that incredible point between Season 3 & 4 which means… THE MOVIE!!! Yes, it’s a musical. Yes, it’s inappropriate by design. I still don’t care. The boys get involved in The Devil & Saddam Hussein’s plot to take over the world when their favorite actors Terence & Philip are sentenced to death by a mob getting out of hand… and hijinx ensue.
Rating – 10/10 – This movie is legend & I quote it almost daily… and own the soundtrack… and still holds up.
Apr 9 – In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
We have had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Uwe Boll twice on our podcast… but hadn’t talked at length about any of his movies. That will change in Jason May-tham when we talk about this movie. Director Boll took an RPG video game that I had never heard of & attempted to cash in on the Lord of the Rings fantasy genre that peaked a few years earlier… and to do it on a $60 million budget as opposed to a billion or so. What happened was great actors like Statham, Burt Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Matthew Lillard, John Rhys-Davies & more coming together to make a movie that… they usually don’t talk about. That being said, I genuinely enjoy this movie. The epic fight scenes are great, the acting is decent, the plot has its issues, but overall… my only real issue is the ending… but because at the end of a 2:07 movie it… just kind of ends.
Rating – 8/10 – This has 4% on RT but… I don’t get it. I enjoyed it. I think people just hate Dr. Boll.
Apr 10 – Stone (1974)
This movie is a classic of the Australian film industry & basically their “Easy Rider” with regards to legitimately good biker films. From writer/director/star Sandy Harbutt (who basically only did this?) is the tale of a motorcycle gang trying to find out who is killing them off… so an undercover cop joins them, they jump him in, and hijinx ensue. It’s genuinely entertaining & you have no idea what’s going to happen… stunts are great… plenty of nudity, maybe even too much… but a young Hugh Keays-Byrne almost steals the show too!
Rating – 10/10 – I feel like this movie is the inspiration for “Stone Cold” in the early 90s but yeah, this is a great one!
Apr 11 – The Meg (2018)
As I mentioned earlier, we’re watching Jason Statham movies… and this is the one where he beats up a shark that’s like three buses long. The movie is ridiculous… but there’s decent charisma throughout from the cast (except Ruby Rose, I don’t get her appeal) and as long as you go in knowing that it’s a stupid action movie, you’ll probably enjoy it!
Rating – 8/10 – We’ve seen this movie four times… it’s the Geostorm of Shark Movies
Apr 12 – The One (2001)
What happens when you take The Matrix, TimeCop & Highlander… and throw them all in a blender known as the Multiverse? You get this Jet Li, Jason Statham, Delroy Lindo & Carla Gugino movie about someone killing off the other 124 versions of him across the Multiverse to become… The One! The CGI is a little dated but it’s great to see Jet Li in his prime & Statham looking like Bruce Willis in this time capsule of a movie with a decent early 2000s rock soundtrack. Think “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor” meets “Down with the Sickness” and sprinkle in some “Last Resort” with everything in between.
Rating – 8/10 – There are a few scenes that I would have done differently… but I’m sure they had to meet the 80-minute requirement.
Apr 13 – Our Flag Means Death (2022)
This is Taika Waititi’s new project starring a great cast of character actors… and loosely based on the true story of a nobleman Stede Bonnett who decided to leave his family & privilege behind to become a pirate in the 18th century. With Waititi involved, you know it’s a comedy… and I really enjoyed it… but I will warn you that if you’re uncomfortable with gender-fluidity and the thought of pirates alone at sea becoming lonely, then this probably isn’t the show for you. Almost ALL major characters deal with those issues… albeit in hilarious ways. Check it out on HBO Max
Rating – 9/10 – Some of the decision making is… poor, but that’s how you get drama in your comedy, just makes it drag at times
Apr 14 – Crank (2006)
Chev Chelios (Statham) is a hitman who’s been injected with a poison that will kill him in an hour… unless he can keep his heart pumping with adrenaline… or find the antidote. Hijinx ensue! This movie is an incredible acid trip of 2000’s testosterone from directors Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor (“Gamer”) and I absolutely love it!!!
Rating – 10+/10 – I have bought this movie several times & people just keep “borrowing” it
Apr 15 – Crank 2: High Voltage (2008)
Spoiler alert: Chev doesn’t die at the end of Crank and even crazier hijinx ensue!!! I'll be watching this tomorrow night... but I can already tell you...
Rating – 10+/10 – Neveldine & Taylor should squash that beef… they’re great together!
Anyway, work trip next week so might not get all of the movies in that I usually do... but there are some big ones coming up... including "Spiderman: No Way Home" which we can finally see now that it's out of theatres. AND if you want to watch a movie in theatres with us, check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/eilfmovies to see our upcoming FREE Screenings at Brewvies in Ogden, Utah!!! Great food, great beer, great movies!!! We just watched "Link" there last night & we have "Congo" coming up on Wednesday, April 27th... ON THE BIG SCREEN!!!
Until next time...
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Steve and Izzy
Steve and Izzy are the hosts behind the EILFM podcast, are BJCP beer judges and have terrible to questionable taste in movies. Along with the PodCats Pickles, Cameron and Poe they will justify why these movies are amazing