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3 things about Eric Weston’s EVILSPEAK

Evilspeak [1981] 1. “I hope we have the financial resources to do right by him.” “Oh, I’m sure you will, Colonel. I’ll have a talk with the Senator tonight. He’s very big on military causes, especially tax-exempt ones.” 2. Speed … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Rymer’s QUEEN OF THE DAMNED

Queen of the Damned [2002] 1. Motion-activated columns of fire. 2. “How did you manage to slip through the 1950s in red velvet?” 3. Bleeding family tree.

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3 things about Freddie Francis’s TROG

Trog [1970] 1. A sort of jumpsuit/smock with lapels on both the front and back. 2. Dinosaur flashback. 3. Impaled on a stalagmite. Oh, Joan. She really should have called it a day after Night Gallery. What an amazingly poor, … Continue reading

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3 things about Oliver Hirschbiegel’s THE INVASION

The Invasion [2007] 1. “I just took advantage of a drunk woman and I’m sorry.” 2. Within a few scenes she goes from being a terrible shot to an excellent marksman. 3. Synchronized coffee urn vomit.

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3 things about Mike Hodges’ FLASH GORDON

Flash Gordon [1980] 1. Blonde hair vanishing beneath the muck. 2. “Tell me more about this man Houdini.” 3. Banner #1: ALL CREATURES WILL MAKE MERRY. Banner #2: UNDER PAIN OF DEATH. 3 other things.

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3 things about Robert Towne’s TEQUILA SUNRISE

Tequila Sunrise [1988] 1. “I’m under the weather. Heavily.” 2. Herradura ad on the back of the bus. 3. Sanborn’s sex sax. Mel Gibson’s American accent is as unconvincing as pretty much everything else about this movie. However, as a … Continue reading

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3 things about Kazui Nihonmatsu’s THE X FROM OUTER SPACE

The X from Outer Space [1967] 1. They land on the moon long enough to have baths and showers, but not long enough to have cognac. 2. What happens to Dr. Stein? 3. “Guilala has taught me an important lesson.”

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