So, these mailers always make me want to do research and instead of doing my planning for next week, I thought I’d search up creature features on IMDb. It’s reminded me of Attack the Block which I don’t think is really in the same category as CB but I really enjoyed it and had completely forgotten about it so thought it was worth a mention.
About 80% of the films on there feature sharks, so maybe Sharknado started the trend, who can say?
Also, I now kinda want to watch this! 🙈😂
The VelociPastor - After losing his parents, a priest travels to China, where he inherits a mysterious ability that allows him to turn into a dinosaur. At first horrified by this new power, a hooker convinces him to use it to fight crime. And ninjas.
Thanks for this. Personally, I love a shoddy film but the ‘so bad it’s good genre’ is a tricky one to negotiate. It’s hard to know if you’ll just wind up watching something that’s bad. It got us thinking about creature features generally though. There were a few examples of this genre back in 1990 with films such as Tremors and Arachnophobia, and while Snakes on a Planes may have been part of a noughties resurgence (and was a particularly tacky example at that - I just feel a little unclean after watching it), it was preceded by Eight-Legged Freaks which is probably in the same vein so I’m not sure it can take credit for any revival. I’m a much bigger fan of Sharknado to be honest, which is glorious in its awfulness. I would happily watch the original any day of the week although, by number 5 even I had to turn off after 15 minutes. No mention of water spouts anywhere in those films, I can confirm. Given (potential spoiler alert) that the protagonist dives into a shark and makes his way out using a chainsaw with a woman in tow who had been eaten by said shark 20 minutes earlier as she fell out of a helicopter that it happened to be flying past, I would say the misuse of the term tornado is not the biggest issue the film has!
Not really sure about Cocaine Bear although my daughter has seen it and concurs it is funny. Thanks for avoiding spoilers in any case. Maybe I’ll pop it on my plane list. Will probably have to wait for long haul though. Not sure we get movies on a flight to Prague.
Hope you make the most of your family time before another month on the road. Travel safely and see you in a couple of weeks.
From the trailers I don't think I expected such an in depth conversation about Cocaine Bear 😂 I have a Cineworld unlimited membership and am unlucky that I don't get to tour so have to treat myself by watching numerous films instead. I will add CB to my list. What films are you hoping to get to see that are coming this year?
Settled down to watch a Friday night movie with the wife last night and decided to give Terrifier a go. I must point out my disappointment in this movie! Despite Art being referred to (and even credited as) a clown, he is CLEARLY a mime! Perhaps it is this constant misunderstanding which lead him to be the clown, nay, MIME he is/was today. Perhaps a point for discussion?
Looking forward to Terrifier 2, though the wife less so.
I also wanted to ask if you guys have seen the trailer for Big Shark, the new Tommy Wiseau movie? Looks like an instant classic!
Have you never listened to Puddles Pity Party? Puddle(s) is TOTALLY a first name...for clowns.
Come to think of it, he would probably do a killer cover of one of your songs.
I've been enjoying these from inception but I've only just upgraded to paid, I'M SORRY IT TOOK ME SO LONG, so I hope you boys can enjoy a Staropramen on me once you hit the Europe-y shores of Europe/use it to offset the financial ravaging of AMC.
Speaking of which, the only catalogue greater than AMC's latest stream of blockbusters is WAS' music video catalogue. What has been your favourite WAS music video? Be it due to the end result or the fun whilst making it. AND. what's your favourite music video of all-time? That time being the last 70 years where music videos have actually been a thing.
Also, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp > Wet Hot American Summer, right?