Category Archives: Yakmala!

Best of Yakmala 2015: Invisible Child

Oh, yes, there is one more Best of Yakmala inductee for the year. This is the film that almost always gets away … except someone in the group will say a line or invoke Maggie and we all remember. The … Continue reading

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Yakmala: Barbarian Queen

I first became aware of Barbarian Queen in the distant days before Yakmala when I went to a friend’s house for a bad movie night. Remember when I complained about all the rapeyness in Deathstalker? Well, this one is so … Continue reading

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Extra #2: What is Yakmala?

You hear us discuss Yakmala movies every month, but in this special Long Beach Comic Expo appearance discover the secret origin of the word, what we think it means and the Yakmala movies that have stuck with us over the … Continue reading

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Best of Yakmala 2015: Tuff Turf

Tonal. Whiplash. Going into the 2014 season of Yakmala, I didn’t expect it to be the single most important theme of the year, and yet, here we are. Of this year’s selections for our table of champions, none exemplify tonal … Continue reading

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Yakmala: Winter’s Tale

Some movies take a long and circuitous route to cult infamy, from a chance viewing by a tastemaker to sold-out midnight showings presided over by a delusional auteur. Some movies hit their notoriety out of the gate, baffling viewers with … Continue reading

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Best of Yakmala 2015: Diff’Rent Strokes – “The Bicycle Man”

Tonal whiplash is the unofficial theme of this year’s Best of selections. They all have it to varying degrees. Tonal whiplash is when the movie (or TV show) your watching does something wildly out of step with the established tone. … Continue reading

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Best of Yakmala 2015: TalHotBlond

When I curate Yakmala programs, there’s usually one film I’m convinced will be a winner. Its baffling idiocy or crushing earnestness will charm the group. Often its quaking need to exist despite serious technical deficiencies will make it earn a … Continue reading

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