On this week’s episode, we open up the time capsule that is 1994’s THE CROW, directed by Alex Proyas. The late Brandon Lee stars as a deceased rocker who has risen from the dead to take revenge on the men responsible for the murder of he and his fiancee. With an aesthetic best described as Hot Topic meets Marilyn Manson, with an extra layer of grime and sludge, a Goth-riffic time will certainly be had by all. And yes, this was one of the biggest hits of 1994. It was a complex time, we swear.
Monthly Archives: September 2019
How does one even attempt to top a film as revolutionary as Jean-Luc Godard’s French New Wave classic BREATHLESS? We try to find the answer as we take on 1983’s remake BREATHLESS, directed by Jim McBride. Richard Gere’s penis and Valerie Kaprisky’s breasts star as a couple of wild and crazy lovers who talk and bone their way through L.A. Somehow Jerry Lee Lewis and the Silver Surfer make their way into the proceedings, while McBride tries his hardest to showcase every ’80’s film trope on record. Color us shocked that this is one of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite films.
On this week’s episode, we tackle 2013’s desperately unfunny MEN IN BLACK wannabe R.I.P.D., directed by Robert Schwentke. Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges play a couple of dead law enforcement officers forced to serve in the Rest In Peace Department, the afterlife’s version of the police. Will these two polar opposites manage to set aside their differences and work together to capture some escaped evil souls, a.k.a. Deados? Will Reynolds be able to make amends with his surviving wife? Will Bridges ever stop talking like he has a piece of candy stuck in his mouth?! Look, we will be honest with you: this entire episode is basically three inebriated guys doing bad Bridges impressions. So if that sounds like your type of thing, we got you covered!
This week, we here at SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! have a spring in our step and a song in our heart as we discuss 2001’s gonzo musical MOULIN ROUGE!, directed by the one and only Baz Luhrmann. Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman play doomed lovebirds at the titular nightclub, where the activities taking place aren’t nearly as insane as the filmmaking on display. From the seizure-inducing imagery to the pop song mash-ups, you’ll swear you downed a bottle of absinthe by minute three. But does it all still hold up 18 years later? Follow the green fairy and find out!