This week’s film will feel familiar and make you wonder if cryptomnesia happens more than you think:
This is it! I saved the ultimate nostalgia film for last; the very first in a long time of high quality video game adaptations, the celebrated 1993 classic:
Holy crap. I knew that this would be a true test of nostalgia vs actual quality, but this..
In a bizarre twist of fate, my friend Brandon had a copy of this hard to find horror/comedy from 1999, the Devon Sawa vehicle:
It’s that time again; Halloween Season! And since I’m a few weeks behind (and I have more than four Halloween-themed movies to watch) I’ve decided to begin early.
When I decided that I would watch classic films from my childhood, I knew that a film from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series had to be included.
What I didn’t realize was how difficult it would be to choose. See, I love all of them, as Freddy Krueger is my favorite horror villain (yes, even over Jason), and each film has its own personality. One of my favorites was the sixth film in the series: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, but I didn’t think it represented what I enjoyed about the series, even though the dreams are awesome, and the kills are unique (first comics, and now video games, yo!).
Then it hit me. What better way to fully represent not only the film’s history, but my love of fourth-wall breaking and the idea of creating film and the mythos involved, but to talk about the seventh film:
I watched one of the best actual parody films of the current century (trust me, there isn’t a lot from which to choose), the 2000 hit comedy:
The 80s were rife with feel good movies with out-of-this-world characters, and this film is no exception:
There are few things in life that can get me to cry, (especially so today), but nothing made me cry like this 1995 film from my youth:
When my brother and I first rented this film, we assumed it was a family friendly flick about some dog. Whoop-de-doo. The trailer sold it as such, so we took the chance.
What we discovered is that the film was one of the saddest things that we would ever see. Fluke follows a workaholic man who dies in a car accident and is reincarnated as a golden retriever.
For this week’s #52PickUp (and release tie-in), I’m talking about one of the biggest box office blockbusters ever:
This may come as a surprise to some of you, but growing up, I was a fat kid. So naturally, I wholeheartedly related to this 1995 comedy about fat kids who go to camp, only for the previous owners give it up to a maniacal health nut hellbent on making money, and have a nightmare befall them that year. The movie I’m talking about of course is: