The Twist Too Far, Lotsa Driving, and The Unified Field Theory of Bad Movies

In the 80s, people looked like this on purpose. Today, I finally got around to seeing Rifftrax’s take on Rock and Roll Nightmare, the Jon-Mikl Thor anti-classic set in Toronto that helps explain how Rob Ford can happen. Mike, Bill, and Kevin dispatched the movie easily. The picture itself, though, got me thinking about things so many bad… Continue reading The Twist Too Far, Lotsa Driving, and The Unified Field Theory of Bad Movies

Three Ridiculous Things About One of My Favorite Movies of All Time

This was a hard one. I’m used to doing these for movies I dislike, or at least have serious issues with. This is a movie I’ve seen hundreds of times. I’ve memorized both the theatrical version and the director’s cut and can perform them at will. Still I did manage to find three issues with… Continue reading Three Ridiculous Things About One of My Favorite Movies of All Time

3 Ridiculous Things About Star Trek: The Motion Picture

  We’re back on more or less a regular schedule with these things. This is the second of our “3 Ridiculous Things…” looks at the Star Trek movies, looking at the ambitious-but-flawed first picture in the series, ST:TMP. This is a movie I fell asleep on when I first saw it. It was at the Aero Theater in… Continue reading 3 Ridiculous Things About Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Three Ridiculous Things About the J.J. Abrams Star Trek Movies

I don’t spend a lot of time on the well-worn issues–lens flares, red matter, silly coincidences, Khan’s British now, using the transporter to go across the galaxy. Instead, I talk about my own issues not only with the two movies Abrams made, but also with Trekkies’ reaction to it, and with the creative team’s counter-reaction,… Continue reading Three Ridiculous Things About the J.J. Abrams Star Trek Movies