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MOVIE REVIEW: Captain America – The First Avenger

The Pigs get all patriotic and check out Captain America which they all find just all right. One of them likes it more than the others but for some reason winds up being the crankiest. Also, fun stories from before the movie began, and a discussion on how to appropriately ask for large breasts.

Todd Slingdog Remembers the Franchises, Part VI: Weekend At Bernie’s

WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S – I have many fond memories of this film because I’ve seen it so many times. In fact, one summer I convinced a bunch of Harvard students to come to a double feature screening of both of these movies. They all fell asleep. Smart people are stupid sometimes. Anyway, it’s my favorite one-joke comedy picture of all time, mostly because the joke is completely tasteless and only entertains because at no point is it ever actually funny. It’s the genuinely rare “so bad it’s good” comedy, something hard to achieve because bad jokes are usually just that. And this movie, if watched multiple times, will make you laugh out loud by the fourth or fifth viewing. That may be a result of madness, I don’t know. Continue reading Todd Slingdog Remembers the Franchises, Part VI: Weekend At Bernie’s

Rewriting DVD Marketing Blurbs #8: Rollerball 2002

What it says on the back of the Blu-ray case:

From the director of Die Hard comes this high-octane thriller that “roars along at a…breakneck pace” (Los Angeles Times)! Starring Chris Klein (American Pie), Jean Reno (Ronin), LL Cool J (Charlie’s Angels), and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (X-men), Rollerball goes full-throttle from its death-defying opening until its explosive end!

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Straight-to-DVD Corner with Tonn Slingdog: It’s So Disgusting!

Okay, perhaps movies that seek purely to make you sick to your stomach are abusing our whole “right to free speech” thing, but dammit if I’m not happier than a pig in putrid, bloody, pus-filled dung that they are around.  This past weekend, I sat down with some friends to do a double feature of Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever and its DTV sequel, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever.  To be honest, when I first saw Roth’s original in the theater I was disappointed…but I’ll give it this: it holds up.  I was still disappointed with it.  However, after you wade through an hour long swamp of underdeveloped characters yammering at each other, the last twenty minutes of the picture are a lot of fun.  Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever takes that last twenty minutes and turns into eighty minutes of pure disgustingness.  And this is a good thing. Continue reading Straight-to-DVD Corner with Tonn Slingdog: It’s So Disgusting!