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posted by admin | April 1, 2007 | Action, B-movie Reviews, Comedy, Cult Film, Drama, Horror movies, Sci-Fi

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Donnie Darko

“I just can’t make sense out of these pumpkin carving instructions
!”

You know you’re watching some special when you have a giant demonic bunny and Patrick Swayze as a cheesy motivational speaker both in the same film. I was half expecting spouts of Roadhouse wisdoms like “pain don’t hurt” or “Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary.” Oh poor Patrick how far you have fallen. But fortunately he’s only a minor character in the tangled time travel web of Donnie Darko.

Jake “I’m not the same guy that plays spiderman” Gylenhall stars the title role of Donnie, a troubled teen who likes to sleep at golf courses and on roadside corners. Is Donnie just a secret binge drinker who can’t get a cab? Hard to tell, but when he starts hallucinating giant bunny rabbits who tell him the world is ending you’ve got to wonder. Donnie gets more words of wisdom from this demonic Bugs Bunny telling him to do warm fuzzy things like setting Patrick Swayze’s house on fire and flooding the local highschool. The only thing I’d think a flood in a school would do was to cut into their snow days, but it’s all part of a master plan of the creepy bunny to set thing right in the universe. Donnie’s new girlfriend Gretchen (not her real German name) is about as messed up as he is so it’s not surprising she is inadvertently killed off by a Trans-Am towards the end of the film. (sorry major plot point….Death by Pontiac.)

A breach in the fabric of time and space occurs potentially causing the universe to implode much like Sanjaya Malakar winning American Idol would do. Donnie’s only course of action is to load up his dead girlfriend in the car and take her to look-out mountain for a better view of the end of the world. Makes sense? No? Well fortunately Drew Barrrymore and Noah Wyle who play teachers at the school try to explain things but it only further confuses the viewer.

Lots of heavy time travel mumbo-jumbo-jet engine falling Donnie crushing excitement. If John Hughes was hooked on crack and was lying in the gutter somewhere in the 80’s he would have thought of this convoluted plot line. A fantastic movie to stretch out your brain muscles to along with some great vintage 80’s music make it one of the top cult films of the decade. I’d recommend watching this movie at least two or three times. It makes even more sense when you’re sober so put the beer down and give it a try.

Keep an eye out for…

– Hulk-a-mania
– pyromania
– gratuitous use of the term “Sparkle Motion”
– Trans-Am mayhem
– obsessive mailbox checking
– tramp-o-leans
– indulgent pumpkin carving
– poor jetliner quality control
– demonic giant bunnies

“Cellar door” is not the most beautiful combination of words in the english language…I like the words “free buffet”

rated 9.4 out of 10 for the movie
learn more about this movie at imbd.com

Check out the trailer for Donnie Darko

Mar

posted by admin | March 19, 2007 | B-movie Reviews, Comedy

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Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

“I pity da fool who don’t eat my breakfast cereal!

What is arguably one of the funniest movies of the 1980’s, Paul Reubens creates the mythical character of Pee-wee Herman. Pee Wee, who is apparently perpetually 10 years old and extremely unemployed, spends most of his time rigging contraptions to make his breakfast and finding time to creepily obsess over his gangster style bling-bling bike.

On a routine visit to the local magic shop to “stock up supplies” his bike is stolen through 9 layers of locked chains sending Pee-wee into a super-sized nervous breakdown. Pee wee assumes it’s his arch nemesis Francis another unemployed man-child played convincingly played by Mark Holton. Pee-wee attacks Francis in his over-sized bathtub pool ala mobster style interrogation but gets no result so instead he seeks the cosmic wisdom of giant facial moled astrologist. She tells him his bike is in the basement of the Alamo, So Pee-wee sets off on his big adventure across the country to find his beloved leg-powered machine. He encounters a wide variety of weird characters from a ghost truck driver , a waitress with a manly sounding French accent, a motorcycle gang, a escaped convict, and other assortment of people you’d run into at a late night Denny’s. Eventually ending up in the capitol of weirdos, Hollywood California where he leads a chase across the backlots of Warner Brothers. Will Pee-wee get his bike back? Will his girlfriend Dot get to finally go on an actual date with him? Will we ever find out when the 100 uses for corn are?

A hilarious movie for the whole family and a generational film everyone should see. Also be sure track down his old tv show “Pee Wee’s Playhouse.” for even more laughs.

“Can you say Adobe?” “aaahhhddddoooohhhhbbeeee”

Keep an eye out for…

– Pillow tag cutting fugitives on the run
– American Idol training for hobo’s
– Dinosaurs with built-in stadium seating
– Platform shoe table top dancing
– Large Marge eye bulging
– Oversized bathtubs for a creepy man-child
– Enough bicycle riding to make Lee Armstrong jealous
– Parachute safe convertibles

rated 8.9 out of 10 for the movie
learn more about this movie at imbd.com

Check out the trailer for Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

Feb

posted by admin | February 19, 2007 | B-movie Reviews, Comedy

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Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

“Am I getting too thin? I’ve still gone a bone to pick with you
!”

This great homage to old 50’s sci-fi b-movies is very funny and has some of the greatest one-liners ever heard on black and white film. If you enjoy Mystery Science Theater you’ll love this film.

After a meteor shower occurs which consists of a whole 2 meteors fizzling to the earth, a scientist and his wife hope to use the meteor’s ore to advanced science in the field of “science.” That is until a couple of dim witted aliens land from the planet Marva in their poorly constructed alien rocket. They also want the comet’s ore to refuel their ship so they have to disguise themselves as ordinary humans and master the art of door opening and stair climbing. To make things even more complicated is a mad scientist who also wants the ore to revive a sketeleton in a well light cave so he can rule the world through cheesy voice overs and mind control. Oh and don’t forget Animilia who consists of mutliple woodland creatures that the mad scientist brings with him as his dinner date. Hilarious and witty. Check it out.

Beware of…

– skeleton rock climbing
– the breath-taking stair climbing sequence
– atmosphereum
– midget forrest rangers
– alien dancing
– dinner etiquette
– caulk guns alien technology
– mutant pets

“We take our horrible mutilations seriously around here!”

rated 8.8 out of 10 for the movie
learn more about this movie at imbd.com

Check out the trailer for The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe9Fs10IIk0]

Jan

posted by admin | January 14, 2007 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Idiocracy

” The president pimped my ride

Amazing a new release DVD review here on Lost Highway! It’s the end of humanity, fire falls from the sky, dogs and cats living together, everyone screams in terror. Okay now that we’ve all calmed down and realize my reviews don’t affect the balance of the universe, this is just for the 5 or 6 people in the country that that haven’t seen the cult classic “Office Space.” Idiocracy is Mike Judge’s literally unknown follow-up to that mega DVD hit. This never received any TV advertising, no trailers, no promotions of any sort. It almost convinces you that either the movie was so utterly horrible than the studios didn’t want to have anything to do with it or they intended for this movie to be a cult classic release like it’s predecessor. I’m thinking it’s the second as this was a great comedy though not as hilarious as Office Space. It’s a very satirical commentary on our society and at times its hilarious laugh out loud funny. Luke Wilson plays Joe Bauers who defines the average Joe American. He is selected to be in a government hibernation program which goes horribly wrong finding him awaking 500 years in the future after being buried under a newly constructed Fuddruckers. Instead of a Utopia, society has so dumbed itself down so much that it’s barely functional. I don’t really see this as a far of future. case in point Jerry Springer,Tom Cruise, G-gurt (yogurt on the go), Tickle me Elmos, & Bill o’Rieley. Anyways, Joe travels into the future with a prostitute (Hooker to the Future) to find people have degenerated into watching TV all day in giant chairs with built in toilets. Hey that’s a good idea…oh wait I’m getting dumber already. Ugh I need read a novel or cure cancer, invent a water fueled car….well maybe later, American Idol is on. Joe finds that he’s the smartest man in the world which isn’t saying a lot as he can grasps such mind twisting concepts that water might help the crops grow or that TV shows about a guy getting hit in the croch just aren’t that funny. Well actually that is kinda funny…oh doh! there goes another 10 IQ points (having trouble concentrating…speling wordz korrectly). Joe meets the president of the United State a former Wrestling star who enjoys a good monster truck rally. Together working with their cabinet of other nitwits they try to save humanity. A great comedy so definitely check it out if you can still read the DVD label.

 

Keep an eye out for.

– Costco love greetings
– Starbucks Coffee sex shops
– Fast food medical care
– pimped out police cars
– gatoraid babies

rated 9.2 out of 10 for the movie
learn more about this movie at imbd.com

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