Recently Jodorowsky came off of a 23 year hiatus with a documentary about his failed attempt to make a 12-hour sci-fi opus of Dune, the other a surrealist auto-biographical film about his childhood growing up with Ukrainian-Jewish parents in Chile. This inspires a lookback at The Holy Mountain, the film in which Jodorowsky maintains he got to do whatever he wanted. But what does that say about Jodorowsky?
The late 90's were a strange time. A time before relentless sequelization and the acceptance that no movie is sacred enough not to be rebooted. Unless you are Lethal Weapon. Cause people were clamoring for a 4'th installment to the Lethal Weapon series. Weren't they?
In an age where superhero movies have become all but color-by-numbers, and action movie stars appear to be all but invincible, it is good to know that there are still filmmakers willing to make an engaging and unpredictable action movie, like Snowpiercer.
The Planet of the Apes series is one of the long lasting institutions of America. Scarecely a decade has gone by without a new installment, not to mention 2 reboots of the original. Some are thought provokiing, some are just weird, some are silly and barely there at all. Which will Dawn of the Planet of the Apes fall into? Well, it is a summer blockbuster, if that gives you any hints.
Wesley Snipes has had a poor go of it, with all his not paying taxes and going to jail....Well, I guess that was pretty avoidable. But here's a look back at him going through the '90s right-of-passage that was appearing in a film suspiciously close to the Die Hard premise. Welcome to the club, Wesley!
This week on the podcast, Cole and Marcus discuss the much loved and quickly forgotten 1998 film City of Angels. We talk about Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage sharing the creepiest one sided romance this side of Sharky's Machine and how the Goo Goo Dolls captured the hearts of a generation with their song Iris.
What happens when you take one of the 70's most acclaimed directors, a writer who will go onto huge acclaim in the 90's, one huge actor, and a handful of extremely capable actors who will soon make their name...Well, I'm not sure, but I guess we'll call it 8 Million Ways to Die.
Bright colors, fast cars, action, comedy, love, determination, and a fucking monkey! What more could you ask for? The Wachowskis served it to us on an excellently crafted platter, and the world scoffed...
This week we face our greatest challenge yet. A movie so underwhelming it barely qualafies as being there at all. Maybe that is what K-Pax was doing. Maybe it was really just an exitstential exercise in the futility of being...No...No. It really is just a horrible movie.