May 15th, 2009


Atta Dirl, Dranny! Give Him A Tot To Da Head!

Branching off yesterday's quotefest, what movie or movies made you want to smack the director in the mouth? You can go for the cheapies -- I certainly do.
  • Top of my list would be not be a cheapie, though: Ron Howard for the live-action Grinch
  • George Lucas, of course, for pretty much the entire Prequel Trilogy, but especially the scene where the Monster of Franke- er, Darth Vader is breaking his chains and rising from the table, and pretty much everything involving Padme in Ep 2
  • I could make a case for Roger Christian, who gave us the migraine-inducing Battlefield Earth
  • Hal P. Warren (Manos: The Hands of Fate) is obvious
  • As is Ed Hunt for the insipid Starship Invasions, which actually featured a double line of saucers hitting a speed bump in outer space
  • Uwe Boll for -- well, for everything

I Just Need The Girl

And now, to (I hope) brighten up what's been a fairly dismal week, let's go the other way: What are some of the movies you want to make sure your friends have seen, just because they're s'damn cool? The little-known gems are a better bet here, but there are certainly films which are well-known:
  • Rashomon and The Seven Samurai
  • Run Lola Run
  • Movie Movie
  • Kentucky Fried Movie (I've been surprised at how many people haven't seen this, the precursor to Airplane!)
  • Circle of Iron
  • The Seven Per-Cent Solution
  • The Return of Captain Invincible