If you’ve ever seen the films I pick out for my milestone reviews you’ll be aware that I have a bit of a love for really bad movies. A particular kind of really bad movie. The ones that are joyfully bad made with pure passion or batshit insanity. I’ve never reviewed the 1996 Island of Dr. Moreau but it would fall into the batshit insane category of bad movie. The reason for this is because the film was made under batshit insane conditions by a number of batshit insane people. Lost Soul is a documentary about the making of that film and man… you will not be ready for how crazy this film’s production got. I think, after watching this film, this may be the most nightmarish production I’ve ever heard of. So, for me rambling about how mental the whole story behind The Island of Dr. Moreau is, click the link below.
Category Archives: Documentary
After reviewing that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film from last year, which has the odd distinction of being a film that “didn’t make me angry”, I pledged to review the older TMNT films at some point. I still haven’t done that. But I have watched the documentary about the creation of those Mutant Turtles and my review of that is right here… so… that let’s me off, right?
Remember George Lucas? He was that guy that messed up Star Wars like a jerk and should be hated for it. Also, he made Star Wars so he’s pretty cool. He also made Howard: A New Breed of Hero which was terrible and so he’s terrible. Oh, and he wrote raiders of the Lost Ark which is fecking awesome. And thus you see the conflict at the heart of many a nerd and the subject of today’s film, The People vs George Lucas. Click the link below for an awesome review… or the worst bloody thing you’ve ever read.
If you click on the link for animated films I’ve reviewed over in the search filter thing you’ll see that I’m quite a fan of a variety of animated stuff. Two of my favourite animated films of all time are Transformers: The Movie and Spirited Away. Without hitting impressionistic eastern European animation I doubt I could pick two films further apart. I’ve always loved animation and was enthralled by the voices behind them. Even as a kid I knew Mel Blanc was pretty much every Looney Tune. That Peter Cullen and Frank Welker were Optimus Prime/Eeyore and Megatron/Slimer. I respect what they do immensely. Always have, always will. I Know That Voice is a documentary designed to showcase why some of us love these voices. Click the link below for the full review!
I dunno if you know this about me but I’m a bit of a gamer. Don’t worry, I’m not one of the horrible misogynistic, hateful, shut in idiot gamers you read about in the papers. I’m one of them gamers that likes playing games and not being a dick. I also really have an interest in the history of gaming from is very beginning. I’ve read everything I can. Own a number of books and articles on the medium and it’s origins. I’ve attended museums devoted to games. I even worked in the industry for a year and, as part of that job, I ended up playing Rock band on stage in a strip club. Yup, I like games. They’ve been good to me. So, I jumped at the chance to watch Video Games: the Movie, a documentary charting the history of video games as a medium and art form. Does this doc pass my rigorous requirements for a study of one of my favourite past times? Click the link to find out.
So I have somehow come to review 3 zombie themed films in a row. Two of this are Paul’s fault, that’s fair enough, but Doc of the Dead is all me. Heard about this documentary being made with the involvement of the guys from Red Letter Media, providing some short Plinkett themed gags, a few months back. The film has just appeared on Netflix so I guess I had to review it. Click the link below for words about this.
I may have mentioned this before but Troll 2 is pretty much some kind of work of cinematic genius. By “some kind of” I mean somewhere between Manos Hands of Fate and Citizen Kane. I’m not sure exactly where it sits, but it is clearly between those two films. Best Worst Movie follows the cult fandom of Troll 2 that has built over the course of nearly 2 decades after it’s initial release. The film explores why Troll 2 is so adored and how that adoration has effected the lives of the cast and the film’s director Claudio Fragasso. Quite brilliantly this documentary is directed by possibly the best person for the job, star of Troll 2, Michael Stephenson. Click the link for my totally unbiased review of Best Worst Movie!