It's all about the decade which birthed a man-duck created by Mr. Star Wars, a big swing and a miss unless truest of camp was the intention, some kids who like to hang out at the dump and many more retro picks as we travel back in time to . . . (Insert your own echo voice) the 80ssssssss. It will get weird. We promise.
Going deeeeep back into the 80s for this Family Time mix. When parties become a thing again, I think a killer way to break the ice is to open with references to these to campy classics most of the family can sit through: Masters of the Universe and Return of the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Here's how to win over the partygoers and your family: Hey everyone, want to watch a movie with Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella AND Courtney Cox? After overwhelming consensus, you can recommend Masters of the Universe. Option 2, hey everyone, listen up!! I found this really interesting and odd food movie where they attack people and oh, there's a guy name George Clooney in it!!! Night won!!!
Yes. It has been a really, really long time since I've been to a party and probably forgot how they work. In the meantime, try them out on your family as you head into the 80s treasure chest for your next movie crew night.
Alright, gather round movie crews for the tale of two of the oddest 80s picks about kids in garbage cans and a duck who has a relationship with the mom from Back to the Future. 😂😂😂 Seriously, these were thing that happened in the 80s, kids.
Garbage Pail Kids and Howard the Duck round out our mix of nostalgia and weirdness for the week. Probably don't want to check the old Tomato-meter on these two cult classics but for wild ride of what was going on in the late 80s, take these two for a spin. In honor of our bonkers flicks this week, we'll spin the wheel for a hodgepodge of snacks, grub and goodness as we head into the weekend. Movie Crews assemble!!!
Time for It to Get Weird
We’re back doing the thing after a week off. Trying out some new things and getting back to the roots of the traditions, odd nights and memories we create along the way.
No better way than taking a trip down the scarred path of awkwardness and watching the movies with juuussst a little too much raunch or not over-the-top action. It’s gonna get weird this week.
The ultimate question of movie watching comes from treating it like swimming: Are you going to take it easy or just jump off the deep end? In a world before cell phones, disappearing messages and probably more than a fair share of NC-17 worth of images, there’s still corners of the cinematic world where the first litany of cuss words, bare skin or buckets of gore resonate.
One night can change your life, right? At the edge of adulthood, whether the plot of the movie or not, some flicks and the first watch resonate for no other reason than this: How many times are they going to cuss? Yep. The symphony of f-bombs and beyond, litany of SOBs and shocking amount of jokes about the most sacred person around: MOM. Yes, the R-Rated comedy experience is one to savor and only comes around once-in-a-lifetime.
OFF THE DEEP END
Silent Night Deadly Night
A Lars Van Trier Flick because why the hell not?
THE CLASSIC PICKS
Friday the 13th
Nightmare On Elm Street
Coming to America
Ghosbusters Afterlife is everything we should be against, right? On paper it would seem to milk the brand in a nostalgic way, goes the way of out and out world enhancing to create a young cast to carry the torch for another ten, fifteen years. However, we are ABSOLUTELY here for it. Despite online reactions - sometimes those are just a vast void of negativity - the trailer looks fun, fresh and exciting. Also, having Jason Reitman helming this sequel/reboot makes perfect sense and is the one who would hold the proverbial keys to success. Reitman has had more hits than misses and grew up with Ghosbusters close to home. As the dates have shifted, our excitement hasn't waned and ultimately this one feels like it was made for many moments - theaters reopening, holiday movie time as families come together - all a result of what appears to be a nod back to the Ghostbusters before and those to come.
Although it would be easy to just write Edgar Wright and be done with it all, we have to be a little deeper and more nuanced than that when talking about Last Night In Soho. IMDB summarizes the movie best in the following way, "In acclaimed director Edgar Wright's psychological thriller, Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something car darker." The cast and set design look top-notch and it's a guarantee the soundtrack will be excellent. Now that we think about it, yeah, Edgar Wright.
One of our most anticipated movies this fall is a masterclass of trailer construction (check it out if you haven't), highlighting what is likely another awards-season home run from Neon (Parasite). Julia Ducournau took home the Palm d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival with this story following Agathe Rousselle's character on a journey from a childhood crash which we then get the reference to Titane as a titanium plate has been placed in her head. From there, let's say there's an affection and connection to cars developed, leading to what has been called a one-of-a kind body horror movie. Yep. Not a next-in-line flick and that's something to celebrate for cinema fans everywhere.