Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen,
Here's this week's movies... and as you can see... I had a great time!!!
Mar 17 – Let the Right One In (2008)
We then followed it up with this Swedish horror film about a teenage boy who befriends a neighbor girl in an apartment building… but she’s a vampire. If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s very artsy & beautiful… and the director went on to do other great movies like “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and a little gory in parts but… it’s really just a beautiful take on a kind of horror angled coming-of-age movie about this young kid who’s bullied… and someone he becomes friends with that is also a teenager… but she’s been around for decades/centuries… and they’re both just vulnerable & emotional and… just check it out. There’s a reason it’s like 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rating – 10/10 – Never really thought that I’d REALLY like this movie… but now to watch the American remake!!!
Mar 18 – Let Me In (2010)
This was planned anyway… but I’m glad that I did. Matt Reeves, who directed the Planet of the Apes reboots & the new “The Batman” directed this American version of “Let The Right One In” and it starred superyoung Kodi Smit-McPhee as the little boy… and Chloe Grace Moretz as the little vampire girl… and Richard Jenkins as her caretaker… and yeah, it’s beautifully shot… set in 1983 or something (so you know, no cell phones, etc. which makes it like 2008 Sweden apparently?) and the acting is great, special effects are decent… though I definitely laughed a few times when she went vampire rampage mode but it was shot where it basically looked like a spider monkey in the distance.
Rating – 10/10 – Watch this one too, even if I already convinced you to watch the Swedish one. Both worth it.
Mar 19 – In Search of Tomorrow (2022)
Writer/director David Weiner has made a few self-funded documentaries about 80’s horror movies called “In Search of Horror” (and Part II) and now he has set his sights no 80’s science-fiction movies… and this documentary is FIVE HOURS LONG! That being said… we watched it in one sitting & absolutely loved it. It’s a great look year-by-year & topic-by-topic of science-fiction movies throughout the decade and how it’s relevant to today… and we had the pleasure of interviewing him as well (shout out to Drew from the Reel Feels Podcast for setting that up). Now, to see this movie you can get it at www.80sscifidoc.com but it’s well worth it. We’re already ready to sign up for the next project.
Rating – 10/10 – Our queue is PACKED with movies we didn’t know about before watching this movie…
Mar 20 – Saturn 3 (1980)
This was one we got from the documentary… but basically the story breaks down to in the not-too-distant future, there’s an outpost manned by 60-something Kirk Douglas & 30-something Farrah Fawcett & they’re a couple. Well, they get a visit from Harvey Kietel… and he wants Farrah… and puts together this new prototype robot that feeds off his brainwaves or something… and hijinx ensue. There are definitely some great twists & turns in this fairly simple movie and the performances are… well, okay… let’s be honest… but I would definitely recommend watching it.
Rating – 9/10 – There are a few moments of drag but overall, I really liked the robot effects too.
Mar 21 – Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Another we heard about from the documentary & this is essentially a Star Wars knock-off (which is in itself a knock-off of Dune & Kirosawa) but basically three white chicks crash land of a forbidden planet & two bounty hunters (Peter Strauss & Ernie Hudson) join forces with a local girl (Molly Ringwald) to save them from the might Overdog (Michael Ironside). It’s essentially Han Solo & Ernie Hudson with an annoying teenager going through the desert for the most part… but I still really enjoyed it. The effects were pretty good, the comedy was hit or miss, but just a fun stupid time in space.
Rating – 9/10 – Definitely worth a watch if you like Star Wars (better than Megaforce)
Mar 22 – Pam & Tommy (2022)
Lastly this week, we watched the Hulu series about the Pamela Anderson / Tommy Lee sex tape scandal… and this stars Sebastian Stan & Lily Taylor as the titular couple along with Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Andrew Dice Clay & others… and it’s an interesting series. The first few episodes you start off siding with the Seth Rogen character for stealing the tape because Tommy Lee is an a-hole that stiffs him… and then you watch the progression of everything… and remember “Oh yeah, he’s really screwing over Pamela” and the last few episodes it all just gets REALLY out of hand & dramatic. I highly recommend checking out the series… but I’ll warn you… everybody comes off as an a-hole except for Pamela… and you hope that she gets a resurgence in a Tarantino movie or something.
Rating – 9/10 – It’s about 6-7 hours total across 8 episodes but Stan & Taylor have incredible performances. You almost forget they’re not Pam & Tommy.
Mar 23 – 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
As you know… I love 80’s Italian post-apocalyptic movies… so we finally watched this movie that we had heard about for a while… and frankly it’s a rip-off of “The Warriors” & “Escape from New York” made two years later… but my God is it amazing! In the not-too-distant future, the Bronx is a warzone overrun by gangs… and a young blonde rich girl runs into the Bronx & is picked up by the major gang in town led by teenager Trash (Mark Gregory). Well this girl… is the President of the major corporation’s daughter so she sends in an army led by Vic Morrow (in his final role before “Twilight Zone”) to get her. The movie is ridiculous & awesome… there’s explosions, dummy kills, Fred Williamson, crazy gang motifs throughout, just check it out on Tubi!
Rating – 10/10 – Tubi, you done did it again!!!
Mar 24 – Escape from the Bronx (1983)
THIS IS THE SEQUEL to Bronx Warriors!!! Allegedly it picks up ten years later… but Trash is the same age… and the Bronx is being cleared out to make condos… but the locals are rebelling… and hijinx ensue! This is also on Tubi… if you liked the original, then check out the second one too.
Rating – 10/10 – SO MANY GREAT DUMMY KILLS!!!
Out of 8 movies we had five 10's & 3 9's... not bad at all... have a great week everybody!!!
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