I had a bit of surgery this morning, which has left me laid out in bed for a couple of days. Fear not, good readers! I have films and flicks to keep me busy and…un-bored! I can’t promise that I won’t pass out during one or all of them (pain killers), so my reviews will be most likely based on partial viewings of at least a couple films. Also, “review” may be a tad…completely wrong. They’re more just reactions to the movies the moment I watch them. If I pass out during one that I actually want to go back to, I’ll let you know. Ok, that’s enough jabberjawing…To the theater!
Teen Wolf (1985)
This is one of the many movies that my parents had to be absolutely sick of when I was a kid. They’d say, “what would you like to watch?” I’d respond with, “Team Wolf!” I was worried it wouldn’t hold up, but I was wrong. That wiener at the end is weird, though. However, still a great movie, and I stayed awake thru the Percocet!
Well, this is an odd one. I really like the special effects (very 1986), but the noises are a bit much. If you have trouble listening to people eat, avoid the kitchen scene in the beginning of the flick. Special note: the two main male characters are both named Harry Potter…oh and Elaine from Seinfeld is in it it…Plus there’s a gross little troll running around messing with people. I’m fairly sure he turned them into elves and faeries, but I did pass out after my 2nd dose of pain killers…
Rawhead Rex (1986)
This one had its moments, but overall a bit boring. I was a bit surprised when I realized it came out in 86. I thought it was 79-82 at the latest. Worth a watch if it’s easily attainable, though, just for the monster.
No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) [Rifftrax Edition (2015)
Cheesey as hell. JCVD isn’t in it all that much, so I was a bit bummed, but the lack of actual acting makes up for it.
Demon Wind (1990)
A bit of an Evil Dead feel. Worth a watch if it’s lying around.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Really liked it. No boring origin story that we all already know. Just right into being Spider-Man. Keep em coming, Marvel.
Navy Seals (1990)
No clue. I fell asleep after the Charlie Sheen bicycle riding montage.
Hard Target (1993)
Stars Jean Claude Van Damme, directed by John Woo (debut), and co-produced by Sam Raimi…Want more? Also stars Lance Henriksen as the antagonist who hunts people…still more? Wilfred Brimley and Ted Raimi….JCVD’s mullet.
Raw Deal (1986)
So-so. I was in and out, typing on the laptop, and downloading NES emulators to my phone. I did nod off twice, but they were those instant wake-up narc outs that just disorient you for a couple of minutes.