No one movie exemplifies the Lifetime brand in the popular imagination more than the 1996 thriller/melodrama/Tori Spelling vehicle Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? But like any great story, the facts have gotten muddled along the way. The most important … Continue reading
As with any movie, there’s always a debate over precisely how bad a bad movie is. Was it truly garbage, or was it merely terrible? A far more fascinating question was raised in the wake of Vampire Dentist’s screening. Was … Continue reading
I know what you’re thinking. “Oh no, I haven’t seen Ninja 1 and 2! I’ll be totally lost!” You would be, if the filmmakers had invested in prosaic qualities like continuity, story, or sanity. Ninja III: The Domination is the … Continue reading
How bad does a movie have to be before a guaranteed cash cow is put out to pasture? How many clueless executives does it take the strangle the promise out of a character? How painfully stupid does the writing have … Continue reading
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Tagged Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Lex Luthor, Margot Kidder, Nuclear Man, Rupert Murdoch, superman, Superman IV, The Quest for Peace, Yakmala!
Making a good Superman movie is apparently only slightly easier than convincing a clown to sterilize his chainsaw before he gives you a makeshift vasectomy. There have been six live action attempts, and by my count, we have a grand … Continue reading
Certain Yakmala films take on outsized importance to members of the group. Instead of any sort of sane mark of quality, this is inevitably because one or more people had an extreme reaction to the film in question. Intense revulsion, … Continue reading
Sometimes it’s fun to play in the hinterlands of exploitation cinema. The kinds of movies that were meant to be featured in cannibal drive-ins in the back roads of Oklahoma, and only the cannibal drive-ins in the back roads of … Continue reading