The Criterion Collection recently put together this cool and somewhat chilling montage comprised of Alfred Hitchcock films. Hitchcock was a master filmmaker, who knew how to evoke emotion both on and off screen. So much is told from a simple close-up of his actors and the emotion in their eyes.
With a 3% Rotten Tomato rating, the 2000 film Battlefield Earth is often considered one of the worst movies ever made. The film even swept the 2000 Golden Raspberry Awards and received seven “Razzies”, including Worst Movie of the Year, Worst Actor (John Travolta), Worst Supporting Actor (Barry Pepper), Worst Supporting Actress (Preston), Worst Director (Roger Christian), Worst Screenplay (Mandell and Shapiro) and Worst Screen Couple (Travolta and “anyone sharing the screen with him”). Have a look to see what we are talking about… 14 years later The Daily Beast caught up with John Travolta to get his thoughts on his L. Ron Hubbard classic. And turns out…he still thinks it’s a good movie. “No way, are you kidding?” Travolta said. “Why would I ever regret that? I had the power to do whatever I wanted, and I chose to do a book that I thought was worthy of making into a movie. [Battlefield Earth is] a beautiful film. It’s a good movie.”
If you don’t know who POGO is, then I feel sorry for you. POGO is an Australian DJ known for making songs of a random sounds and vocals from videos, movies and TV. His latest remix is of Back to the Future, the 1985 classic starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Enjoy.
The 90s was an interesting era in film. We saw the beginning and rebirth of mega franchises, comedy cult classics and probably the largest amount of straight to Home Video releases ever. As the years go on, we remember the hits and money makers from each era, but we often forget about the ones we enjoyed but didn’t love. Not to mention the movies that teachers would show us on Fridays as a way to fill the afternoon. Here are 5 movies for the 90s that I’m pretty sure you forgot existed…. MY GIANT starring Billy Crystal SIMON BIRCH CHASERS starring Tom Berenger B.A.P.S. starring Halle Berry GORDY starring Babe
Here is a prime example of movies that my Dad loves….cheesy dialogue, tons of explosions and a little eye candy. Barb Wire’s plot is loosely (and I say loosely) based on the plot of Casablanca and came from the Dark Horse comic book series of the same name. The film wasn’t much of a commercial success and was panned by critics, but it did win Pamela Anderson her first big award in cinema…the Razzie. Womp Womp. But despite all it’s negativity, it did give teenage boys plenty of material year before the internet became the filthy cesspool that it is. Thanks Pam. Now we must marry….