We always knew that Nicolas Cage was a…National Treasure, but thanks to the folks at CinemaSins, we have a concise breakdown on exactly what it is that makes him so great. A disturbing number of the clips from this video are from the film we watched for the pilot of Green Light, Red Light, the 1989 classic Vampire’s Kiss, so we were excited / horrified to see them.
We’re glad the CinemaSins folks were able to watch so much Nic Cage without succumbing, unlike poor Abed…
After the disappointment of S. Darko, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the awesome spectacle of 1970’s Italian film making that is Starcrash. Caroline Munro as Stella Star jiggles her way through 94 minutes of pure camp, complimented by the immensely talented Christopher Plummer, and a pre-Knight Rider David Hasselhoff. Made a scant 18 months after Star Wars, Starcrash is a blatant attempt to cash in on Lucas’ success. This movie features all the things you loved about Star Wars, just done on a much lower budget and with less skill: Droids!…Sort of Not quite light sabers! Man torpedoes! These are the sort of exciting things you can expect from this Italian gem.
S. Darko or “If only Mike Ditka was driving the bus…”
If you liked 2001’s Donnie Darko, be prepared to hate the direct to DVD sequel S. Darko! Set years after the events of Donnie Darko, S. Darko follows Donnie’s unicorn loving little sister, Samantha, as she sort of indie rock girls her way across the American Southwest. In making what is essentially a rehashing of the first movie, the creators of S. Darko somehow failed to understand the universe Donne Darko created, creating one of the most infuriating sequels we’ve ever watched. The movie may suck, but this episode doesn’t, so check it out!
Well, it only took us 3 movies to find one that was an absolute stinker. S. Darko is the sequel to the much better 2001 movie, Donnie Darko, and follows Donnie’s younger sister Samantha. Aside from one producer and the titular lead Daveigh Chase, no one who worked on the first movie worked on this sequel, which is usually the mark of quality. Check out the Minisode, and we’ll be back next week to slog through this utter disappointment.
We are back with more hot living creatures on zombie action! Toots runs away, Chuck finally makes his power work, and the resident Millennials sync their brainwaves just long enough to conjure a Cuba Gooding, Jr. movie. That and more in this week’s exciting episode!
Oh, and don’t forget to check out our new movie podcast, Green Light, Red Light! We’re pretty excited about it, and we think you’ll like it.
The original pilot to Green Light, Red Light, we decided to release this second, because Hausu was such a ridiculous bit of nonsense, but we couldn’t not release it after what we put Eric through. For episode 2, we tackle the 1988 Nicolas Cage movie Vampire’s Kiss. If you ever wondered where the creepy Nic Cage meme came from, you’ve now found it. That’s this movie. It’s actually one of the less weird things Cage does throughout the film. Check it out!
The CPC team is back! In this episode, we start Chapter 2 of the current campaign with an outbreak of zombies in the neighborhood of Ravenswood, home to some of Chicago’s oldest cemeteries. I do some unnecessary voices, and then Chuck tells us about the allowable distances relative to Chuck’s position for ocular irrigation. It’s a hoot!
Oh, BTW, in case you’re one of those people that reads these intros, go check out our new podcast! Sammy from this very show is hosting a movie podcast called Green Light, Red Light, where we watch bad movies and then deal with the psychic backlash thereof. Check it out here!
For episode 2, we tackle the 1988 Nicolas Cage movie Vampire’s Kiss. By this point, Nic Cage had already starred in films like Moonstruck and Raising Arizona, so we knew he was capable of something good, but things take a sharp turn to the absurd in this movie that launched a thousand memes. Seriously, that creepy Nic Cage staring meme? That’s this movie. It’s actually one of the less weird things Cage does throughout the film. Check it out!
Vampire’s Kiss is available from Amazon as part of a double feature pack with another vampire based comedy, Once Bitten. That one may be a future episode, too.
Welcome to the first full episode of Green Light, Red Light! This week’s movie is House or Hausu, a 1977 Japanese “horror” movie that follows 7 girls as they try to survive the night in a haunted house intent on eating them. That’s the easy description, though the movie defies almost any attempt to classify it.