A naive, fuchsia colored rhino plunges into the seedy world of children’s TV after being chosen to replace the devious and corrupt Rainbow Randolph. Continue reading “Death to Smoochy (2002)”
Two Brooklyn plumbers warp to another world. Continue reading “Super Mario Bros. (1993, UK/USA)”
Thank goodness Roger Corman decided to go with rock instead of disco. Thank goodness The Ramones we’re chosen over the Scorpions. Thank goodness this ridiculously fun flick exists.
There are teeth and blood on the ice in this melding of Slap Shot, Rocky, and The Trailer Park Boys. Continue reading “Goon (2011, Canada)”
A flick about time travel and incestual lust that also happens to be an all-time family-friendly classic?! Great Scott!
A family of misfits try (and fail) to be normal.
Walla-walla hoo! What at first appears to be a quirky parody of camp flicks, quickly swerves into a tree of bizarre ridiculousness.
This sorta, kinda, sequel to Evil Dead II sends Ash into a renaissance faire version of the past. He comes armed with his chainsaw arm, boomstick, and chemistry book. Along the way, he battles life and pint-sized versions of himself, demons galore, misbehaved books, a tongue twister spell, and, as might be expected, an army of darkness.
Rami ramped up the comedic aspects with each Evil Dead entry, and Army of Darkness succumbs to all-out silliness. While this may disappoint some, don’t let it. Campbell tackles his role with self-awareness, mockery, and sheer bravado. His performance makes the whole movie an absolute romp and firmly secures his status as a cult movie icon.
Ash is one king worth bending the knee to, baby.
AKA: Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness
Directed by Sam Raimi.
Starring Bruce Campbell.
89 Minutes – Rated R
Plot? Not necessary. Mainstream accessibility? Zero. Funny? Perhaps. Fans had doubts Adult Swim could stretch their 11-minute cult TV success into a feature film. Somehow, they did.