Can’t Unsee This

Day Three. Oh boy. We've gone from Bad to Really Bad to Makes Birdemic Look Like Citizen Kane. I'm talking about the pungently trashy Killer Piñata. Gee, wonder what the plot of this little 2015 film is gonna be? The first few minutes are harbingers of the hilarity to come. A shopkeeper (Joette Waters) with a hook for a … Continue reading Can’t Unsee This

Resistance Is Futile

Ah yes, the infamous folks at Asylum just can't be kept down, and everything is mockbuster fodder. Not even Michael Bay's Transformers is safe. Asylum went their 2007 flick, Transmorphers. Yeah. Morphers. Sigh. All the excitement of invading alien robots without excitement (or fun), and without explosions every five minutes. Come to think of it, … Continue reading Resistance Is Futile

So Bad It’s Good 2021: Day Two

We're back! Hope everyone enjoyed yesterday's posts, and now it's time for our second dose of badness. As always, please send me your wonderful entries throughout today and I'll add them as soon as possible. Day One can be found here. Are you ready? Here we go... Michael from Maniacs and Monsters starts us off with … Continue reading So Bad It’s Good 2021: Day Two

The Third So Bad It’s Good Blogathon Has Arrived

We're here, friends. It is time. Are you ready? Me, I'm just glad Conference Week is almost over. Muh brain feels a wee bit fried. Anyway, you all know the drill, but I'll reiterate it: Please send me your posts throughout the weekend and I'll add them as soon as I can for your reading pleasure. I … Continue reading The Third So Bad It’s Good Blogathon Has Arrived

Low Budget Badness

Are y'all ready for this? Ah, 1960s camp meets Atomic Age scifi. It's a universe full of cigar-shaped spacecraft and jerky stop-motion monsters, of bad special effects and wooden acting. Interstellar travel, something mankind had dreamed about for hundreds of years, was suddenly on the verge of attainability, and yet we weren't quite there. We … Continue reading Low Budget Badness

The Robinsons Jump the Shark

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me... Except for maybe the 1940 version, it's odd that Swiss Family Robinson has several adaptations beside the 1960 Disney classic. Why mess with a good thing, right? On the other hand, it's an easily tweakable formula. Find a family who are at odds with each other, … Continue reading The Robinsons Jump the Shark

One Week Until the Third So Bad It’s Good Blogathon

We're almost there, folks. Seven days and counting until we flinch at the hilariously hideous, the ludicrously laughable, the cringingly crazy. The Razzies have nada on the So Bad It's Good Blogathon. Well, they have those shiny statuettes, but we have...passion. Yeah, that's it. We have scads of passion. 🙂 In my case, there's also … Continue reading One Week Until the Third So Bad It’s Good Blogathon

Reading Rarities: Bobbi Brown Beauty

I can't speak as to how it is now, but when I was a student at Sac State the Hornet Bookstore was a treasure trove of unique books, and one of my finds was the 1997 volume, Bobbi Brown Beauty. Before there were beauty gurus, YouTube, or social media as we know them, there was Bobbi … Continue reading Reading Rarities: Bobbi Brown Beauty

The Course of True Love

And now for our second Austen film in a month. That's kind of a record for this blog... 🙂 One of the nicest Jane Austen films in my opinion is the graceful and lovely Sense and Sensibility. This 1995 charmer won Emma Thompson an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as a Golden Globe … Continue reading The Course of True Love

This Is Also Sparta

What comes to mind at the mention of Sparta and the Battle of Thermopylae? Frank Miller and Zack Snyder's 300 has probably prejudiced a lot of us because, love it or not, it's pretty hard to forget. Fake chests. Men in Speedos. Dancing oracles. Chiseled Persian kings with lots of piercings. Boisterous, masculine yells of … Continue reading This Is Also Sparta

Make Me A Match

*harp music playing* Nobody does romance quite like Jane Austen, and today we're going to look at the 1996 film, Emma, featuring a young Gwyneth Paltrow before Goop, a young Ewan McGregor before Obi Wan, and a young Toni Collette before almost everything else she's done. And we can't forget Jeremy North as the super-romantic Mr. Knightley. … Continue reading Make Me A Match

Page To Screen: The Little Prince

My son and I like to read aloud at bedtime, and recently we finished The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This ethereal 1943 novella follows the title character as he crosses the universe looking for...something. We're not quite sure what at first. The Little Prince is told through the eyes of an unnamed pilot who crash … Continue reading Page To Screen: The Little Prince