Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bubba Ho-Tep

Co-host Jeffery Heatherly and I discuss Don Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep (2002), in which Elvis Presley and J.F.K. team up to battle an ancient Egyptian mummy. It turns out Elvis isn't really dead, J.F.K. is black, and the mummy is terrorizing the east Texas rest home in which both reside. It's a wacky film with a surprising amount of soul. Hail to the King, baby!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shoot 'Em Up

Co-host G. Warlock Vance and I discuss Michael Davis' Shoot 'Em Up (2007), a ridiculously overblown action movie with plenty of gunfire, improbable plot twists, snarky one-liners and a badass protagonist who uses carrots as weapons. Plus, Warlock does Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cagney impressions!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mad Max

Co-host Ryan Houser and I discuss George Miller's 1979 classic of motorbikes and leather men, Mad Max. Boasting a pre-stardom Mel Gibson, totally insane villains, subtle homoeroticism and all the car chases you could ever want, this movie gives us our heroes back.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Gojira

Here at Cinemantics, 2010 is the Year of Godzilla. Appropriately, co-host Jeffery Heatherly and I kick off the new year with IshirĊ Honda's Gojira (1954), the classic film that introduced this cultural icon. Unfortunately, it's probably the most boring entry in the series. But that doesn't mean we don't relish giving its characters snide nicknames and watching guys in rubber suits trample miniatures of Tokyo.