It’s the chance of a lifetime, as the poster says. It is also true for this film about 3 youths that are on a quest to get to Video Armageddon so that they can win $50,000 dollars. The film is more than just that, as most films from the 80’s, it is about the growth of friendships, dealing with heartache and loss as well. This film comes from a time where everything happening was new and people actually reveled in having fun. The gaming industry was young and everything 8 bit was the coolest thing under the sun. The film also gave a big boost to Nintendo and Super Mario Bros. 3, that was released after the move showed in the States. In all it was a fun film for kids and the parents that wondered what their children were doing all the time on that grey box hooked up to the TV. Read more...(977 words, 91 images, estimated 3:54 mins reading time)
If you were lucky enough to see the original Monsters Vs. Aliens animated movie a few years ago, then you are in for a treat when you check out the TV series. Some things have changed since then. There are new aliens, Insectosaurus is no longer with the team, and Ginormica/Susan Murphy can control her size. Dr. Cockroach (Chris O’Dowd), Susan (Riki Lindhome), The Link(Deidrich Bader), and B.O.B.(Eric Edelstein) are still living over at Area 50-something under the command of General W. R. Monger( Kevin Michael Richardson).
Since the invasion of Gallaxhar, some new aliens have shown up. Some evil, some cute, and some just confused. There is the evil Coverton (Jeff Bennett), whom will take any suggestion and find a way to use it to manipulate someone into working through his next nefarious plan. The adorably cute, and extremely intelligent Sqweep (Haley Tju), whose inventions are amazing but still pretty much designed by a child. A tiny pink, Asuran-like alien child. Also there is Sta’abi(Gillian Jacobs), a female alien warrior whose race is so proud that they get offended by just about anything. Sta-abi also has a pet, Vornicarn (Fred Tatasciore), and this critter loves to eat and eat. Read more...(429 words, 134 images, estimated 1:43 mins reading time)
“Once upon a time warp in deep space, the struggle between the nice & the rotten goes on…” starts the rolling introduction to this pop culture spoof on mainstream sci-fi movies, from Star Wars to Planet of the Apes and even Heavy Metal, no one is safe! Featuring a galaxy of stars and veterans from many of the movies in the Mel Brooks franchise, this never movie never ceases to keep up from laughing from beginning to end. Mel Brooks stars as the bumbling President Skroob of planet Spaceballs, as well as the wise alien sage, Yogurt. Skroob and his incompetent henchmen, Colonel Sandurz (George Wyner) and Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis). The people of Spaceballs have polluted their air so heavily that they intend to invade the beautiful, peaceful planet of Druidia to steal their fresh air. The thing is, Druidia has its atmosphere locked down, so the Spaceballs are going to have to do something seriously treacherous to get them to open the sky shield. Read more...(514 words, 117 images, estimated 2:03 mins reading time)
South Park: Bigger,Longer & Uncut (1999) is funny and stupid film. This movie is about Stan, Kenny, Kyle and Cartman as they head to the local movie theater to see the new film, Terrance and Phillip, but when they get there, they are refused to see the film because it was rated R by the MPAA, so they pay a homeless man to accompany them. The boys learn obscene phrases from the movie which makes the other kids in town want to see the movie. The kids were cursing in class, so they are sent to see Counselor Mackey who informs their mothers. Read more...(590 words, 7 images, estimated 2:22 mins reading time)
As the saying goes, “I don’t usually drink beer, but when I do, I choose….” The same can be said with Musing movies reviews. We don’t normally review every bad movie we see, but when we do, watch the sparks fly. Good examples are 2012: Supernova and Piranha. We welcome Barbarella to the list of movies to avoid, even if it was made during the very campy late 1960s. This is cheesy sci-fi at its pinnacle, with spaceship interiors made of shag carpeting, set designs featuring psychedelic images and clear Plexiglas furniture. The only good thing to come out of this mess was the new romantic band Duran Duran, but they would not see their highest success until almost twenty years later.
Jane Fonda plays the lead as the space explorer, Barbarella. She comes from an Earth that is full of the peace and love of the hippie culture, but none of the sexiness that came with it. Considering all the erotic fashion designs Paco Rabanne put her in, it was rather hard to believe how quickly this lady went from virgin to ‘ho. Read more...(457 words, 99 images, estimated 1:50 mins reading time)