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TV isolated vintageThere are films in this world that were tailor made for Cheeseball Cinema to the point that you just look at the title and you know. For example, various films from Troma Entertainment are Cheeseball Cinema worthy and anything that has the two words Killer Tomatoes attached to it, is as well. That is why for today I decided to check out the third film in the series entitled Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! and it was a VHS copy of the film. The film stars Rick Rockwell (Return Of The Killer Tomatoes!) as Detective Lance Boyle, who is having a very hard time believing that there is a such thing as killer tomatoes. That is until he is assigned to work with tomato scientist Kennedi Johnson (Crystal Carson) who uncovers an evil plot of the returning Professor Gangreen (John Astin) who is now assuming the role of talk show host Jeronahew as he attempts to brainwash the world. The film also stars J. Stephen Peace (Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes!) as Captain Wilbur Finletter, Steve Lundquist (Earth Girls Are Easy) as Igor, Cal Worthington (Into The Night) as himself, Debi Fares (Killer Tomatoes Eat France!) as Woman Victim, John Witherspoon (Friday) as Evan Rood, Frank Davis (Twins) as Sam Smith, and the film was written and directed by John De Bello (Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes!).

TV isolated vintageI think I was more excited about the fact that this was the very first film I have ever reviewed for Cheeseball Cinema that was watched on VHS. I found this film and the next one at my local thrift store and I couldn’t help myself as I had to own them both. Anytime, I am out in public, I am always thinking about you guys when I look at films and this was one film that fit the Cheeseball Cinema criteria well. For those of you that want nudity or T&A as I like to call it can forget that because there is a brief tease, but nothing else. The film definitely felt more like a spoof film of what was going on at the time with all the QVC like infomercials and the popularity of shows like Donahue and Geraldo in 1991. I also honestly believe that is what worked the most with this film is that they didn’t take themselves too seriously. They knew they had a ridiculous idea and they just had fun with it and that shows in the film. It is actually what made the film enjoyable with it’s Naked Gun like exaggerations of typical horror movie mythos. I definitely enjoyed the look of the tomatoes and the ridiculous Godfather tomato that wouldn’t talk for anything less than $100. The film was a lot of fun to watch and as ridiculous of an idea as it seems, it translated well in this one. I love the end credit post game locker room talk as well that we were provided with. On a scale of one being close to an A-List Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I am going to give the film an 2.9 for a final grade.

8th annual me awardsIt is that time of the year where we begin celebrating all the best of the previous year as we present to you The Eighth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards. As usual, we here at Moshpits and Movies are once again handling the music and movie side of the awards. We are unfortunately not working together with 365 Movies Challenge blog any longer, but we have reacquired Mr. X’s Punch Out who will handle the wrestling side of things. For right now though, we are looking at the movie side of the awards which as I said before we have reacquired  and while in it’s eighth year we are pretty excited to unveil to you the categories and see what YOU the fans believe was the best of 2018. As usual, we have all the categories that you guys would expect like Movie Of The Year, Superhero Film of the Year, Horror Film of the Year, and some new ones to boot. We decided that it is time that we start celebrating the directors and actors that put in all the hard work that gets their films nominated in the first place. So, we are unveiling Director of the Year, Actor of the Year, and Actress of the Year. This year, we are doing the voting process a little different than we usually do. It’s a survey that you will take and you answer all the questions and on March 10TH, all the votes will be tallied. So, I hope you guys take the survey and you have some fun with it. Enjoy the survey below, when you get to the bottom, just hit continue for more questions:

8th annual me awardsIt is that time of the year where we begin celebrating all the best of the previous year as we present to you The Eighth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards. As usual, we here at Moshpits and Movies are once again handling the music and movie side of the awards. We are unfortunately not working together with 365 Movies Challenge blog any longer, but we have reacquired Mr. X’s Punch Out who will handle the wrestling side of things. For right now though, we are looking at the movie side of the awards which as I said before we have reacquired  and while in it’s eighth year we are pretty excited to unveil to you the categories and see what YOU the fans believe was the best of 2018. As usual, we have all the categories that you guys would expect like Movie Of The Year, Superhero Film of the Year, Horror Film of the Year, and some new ones to boot. We decided that it is time that we start celebrating the directors and actors that put in all the hard work that gets their films nominated in the first place. So, we are unveiling Director of the Year, Actor of the Year, and Actress of the Year. It’s something that we are trying out and we hope you enjoy.

Movie Of The Year

1. BlackkKlansman

2. Hereditary

3. A Quiet Place

4. Aquaman

5. Avengers: Infinity War

6. Bohemian Rhapsody

Comedy Of The Year

1. Game Night

2. The Happytime Murders

3. Blockers

4. Night School

5. Supertroopers 2

6. Deadpool 2

Horror Film of the Year

1. Halloween

2. A Quiet Place

3. Hereditary

4. Summer of 84

5. The Nun

6. Suspiria

Superhero Film of the Year

1. Aquaman

2. Black Panther

3. Avengers: Infinity Wars

4. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

5. Ant-Man & The Wasp

6. Deadpool 2

Animated Film of the Year

1. The Incredibles 2

2. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

3. Isle Of Dogs

4. Ralph Breaks The Internet

5. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

6. The Grinch

Bad Ass Action Film of the Year

1. Mission: Impossible- Fallout

2. The Predator

3. Overlord

4. Peppermint

5. Death Wish

6. The Equalizer 2

Remake of the Year

1. A Star Is Born

2. Suspiria

3. Overboard

4. Death Wish

5. Robin Hood

6. Tomb Raider

Tommy Wiseau Worst Movie Of The Year

1. The Meg

2. Overboard

3. Holmes & Watson

4. Future World

5. Show Dogs

6. A-X-L

Director Of The Year

1. Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

2. James Wan (Aquaman)

3. Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)

4. Bryan Singer (Bohemian Rhapsody)

5. Ari Aster (Hereditary)

6. John Krasinski (A Quiet Place)

Actor Of The Year

1. Jason Momoa (Aquaman)

2. Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

3. Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

4. Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)

5. Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War)

6. Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You)

Actress Of The Year

1. Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween)

2. Emilia Clarke (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

3. Toni Collette (Hereditary)

4. Natalie Portman (Annihilation)

5. Amber Heard (Aquaman)

6. Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place)

Cameo Of The Year

1. Vin Diesel (Ralph Breaks The Internet)

2. Brad Pitt (Deadpool 2)

3. Ray Park (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

4. Matt Damon (Unsane)

5. Michael C. Hall (Game Night)

6. Zachary Levi (Blood Fest)

 

 

 

the challenge 2020Back in 2016, I accomplished a goal that I had been messing around with for years and that goal was to watch a film every day for one whole entire year. One year, I had made it to the 90’s mark while another had fizzled out in the 70’s. In 2016 though, I started the challenge on January 1st with the film Aloha and ended it on December 31ST with The Man With One Red Shoe. You can check out the blog for yourself right here at 365moviesin365dayschallenge.wordpress.com and see all of the films that I watched. It was one of the most exhausting moments of my life because it took a lot out of me to stay that committed to not only watch a film, but then to blog about it every day after watching it. Truth be told, it took me a year to shake off the effects of the challenge, but to be honest I was just craving another crack at it with different versions. I tried watching a wrestling match every day for a year and failed. I tried reading a comic book a day in 2018 and failed after 200 plus days. I just wasn’t ready to try again and I needed the right media format to continue and I think I have it folks. That is why I am declaring that on January 1, 2020, I will once again embark on the journey of watching one film a day, but this time it’s not for 365 days or 366 days, it’s to see how long I can go before I ultimately tap out. I ultimately want to hit 400 plus days, but that is going to take a lot of commitment from me. That is why I have compiled a list on IMDB as well of possible choices for the challenge. Remember, it’s 400 plus films that I have never seen before because that is what makes the challenge fun. We’ll see what happens, but for now stay tuned for more info as it comes.

ass nation theaterIf you haven’t been paying attention to any entertainment section of any famous news site then you may have missed out on what could be the sleeper film of this past weekend that is being overshadowed by A Simple Flavor and The House With The Clock In It’s Walls. Unfortunately some great films fall into the wayside while Hollywood tries to pump the usual crap in your face and Assassination Nation may be one of those victims. The film raises a great question as it moves along in the idea of what would happen if the Salem Witch Trials happened in today’s day and age? In the quiet American town of Salem is about to be woken up when a hacker starts unleashing unholy hell by exposing all of it’s residence. Unfortunately for Lily (Odessa Young) her life is about to be turned upside down when she is blamed for the hacks as the town looks to lynch her and her friends. The film also stars Hari Nef (Transparent) as Bex, Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent) as Sarah, Abra as Em, Bill Skarsgård (IT) as Mark, Joel McHale (The Happytime Murders) as Nick, Bella Thorne (The Babysitter) as Reagan,  Maude Apatow (This Is 40) as Grace, Colman Domingo (Selma) as Principal Turrell, and the film was written and directed by Sam Levinson (The Wizard Of Lies).

assassinationnationThis is definitely one of the more interesting films that I have seen in the last couple of months and I haven’t been this excited about a film since last year’s Tragedy Girls. I have seen someone describe it as this generations Heathers and they may be right. What the film does in my opinion is that it takes what is happening in our society right now with celebrity hacks and the overall misuse of the Internet and it’s reminding us of what those dangers really are. It also reminds us of how tough women have it in our society because whether we like it or not they are constantly being judged for their actions. We are OK with women sending us nude pics, but as soon as something goes wrong, we instantly label them a slut and the film is far from being feminist propaganda as it is just stating the truth. They also touch on a lot of social issues that teenagers in America deal with on a daily basis and there is one moment in the film that when it happens it’ll hit you hard because it’s the girls just speaking their minds. The film is very fast paced and features a lot of cool different types of camera shots including one very cool and long continuous shot that was a very cool touch for the film. The film also has the right amount of cool music that helps set the tone for the film at the right times. There is a twist at the end of the film that you will not see coming or maybe you’ll be smarter than me and you’ll actually see it. The action scenes when they happen are very in your face, intense, and I have to give props to Joel McHale for turning it up when it counted. I definitely recommend this film to anyone that is looking to see a new and unique twist on a classic story angle because every generation needs to be heard. I am giving the film an A- for an overall grade.

fight night 1I don’t know if you guys know or not, but there is a huge fight tonight on Pay Per View between two of the best in the business right now that are not retired. I am talking about GGG (Genady Golovkin) versus Canelo Alvarez part two. It’s the biggest rematch of the year that was supposed to happen months earlier, but it’s here now and we want to celebrate that on the blog. So, we are taking our Tuesday Night Fights idea and we are changing it to Fight Night for tonight as we check out the film Kickboxer. The film stars Jean Claude Van Damme (Lionheart) as Kurt Sloane, an athletically gifted, but unpolished kickboxer who agrees to be in his brother Eric’s (Dennis Alexio) corner for his match against the mysterious and dangerous Tong Po (Michael Qissi). After paralyzing his brother, Kurt finds Xian Chow (Dennis Chan), a master of the Muay Thai and kickboxing to train him for a match against Tong Po. Now going into the match which is being held an ancient fighting ground which is not regulated by any Kickboxing committee, Jean seems to be way over his head. Michael at the time of filming had a two year age advantage to go along with his four inch height advantage as well. We are not sure what their weight’s or their reach advantage were for the fight, but it promised to be a good one.

Van damme vs qissi 1The crowd was ready for what promised to be an interesting match to say the least and they were waiting for their champion Tong Po who made quite the entrance. Tong Po certainly did not lack any confidence as came close to the ring and neither did his corner who were sure they had done all they could to ensure a victory. The fighters in the beginning were doing the traditional hand wrapping which consisted of rope being wrapped around the hand, dipped in a honey like substance, and then placed in a trey of broken glass which is not a regulated glove. While Kurt began to dip his gloves into the glass, Tong Po began the psychological warfare by licking his glove as to cut his tongue to show how much he enjoyed the pain. Then Tong Po’s manager and crime kingpin began to taunt Kurt with threats of killing his brother which you can imagine was weighing heavily in his head. Tong Po starts off the first round telling Sloane that he’s only using knees in this round and he begins to toy with him as he punishes him with knees to the midsection as well as several strikes to the head. Before the first round ended, he had hit Sloane with a ton of strikes to the midsection that was hurting the challenger.

Van Damme vs Qissi 2Tong Po started the second round much like he did in the first telling Sloane exactly what he planned to do and that was using only his elbows this time. Po started the round swinging, but Sloane was able to avoid the big strikes countering with a nice stuff kick to the midsection that Tong Po was impressed with. But before you knew it, Po was back in control as he began to punish Sloane with vicious elbows to the head and gut. Tong Po was in total control of the match and you wondered how much more punishment could Sloane take from him. The one thing I have to give him credit for is that he stood tall in the ring with Tong Po as the second round came to a close. One thing that was noticeable throughout the fight and that was Sloane’s coach Xian was missing for most of the match and for very good reasons as he was rescuing Kurt’s brother Eric who was being held captive by Freddie Lee’s men. The only logical question going into the third round of the fight was how much more punishment could Kurt take? There has to be a point when he says enough is enough and would it come sooner than later?

van damme vs qissi 3The third round began almost as the second round did and with Sloane in trouble as Tong Po was going all out using the glass as a weapon as he punched and backhanded Sloane repeatedly. Sloane was in trouble as Po just started laying him out with combo after combo to the head and midsection ending it with a double crossed back hand to the face as the third round ended. To make matters worse, Tong Po taunted him with, “You bleed like Mylee (played by Rochelle Ashana). Mylee good expletive” which angered the challenger immensely. As the third round began, Tong Po was signally to Kurt what he was going to do in the round, but it didn’t matter as a whistle from the crowd rang out through the arena. It was Kurt’s brother Eric ensuring him that he was OK. This event was about to change thew whole complexity of the match because now Kurt could be free to fight the way he wanted to without fear of consequences. Whether or not Tong Po knew, he was in trouble because Kurt meant business and business was about to pick up in round four.

van damme vs qissi 4As soon as he realized who was in the crowd, he ordered Mylee to cut the ropes off his hands. As soon as Po realized this, he began to attack, but was met with a nice kick to the face that stunned the champion. Then out of nowhere, Kurt hits him with a roundhouse kick that sends the champion into a daze as he was rocked. He then began demonstrating all the things that Po said he was going to do to him with kicks, elbows, and fists which were all connecting for the challenger. He then followed it up with a barrage of roundhouse kicks and back kicks that sent the champion out of the ring and into the crowd. As the time keeper was about to ring the bell, new friend Winston Taylor (played by Haskell V. Anderson III) prevented him from doing so. Out of pure frustration, Tong Po grabbed a torch and began to charge at Sloane, but he was ready with a roundhouse kick that delivered. From this point forward, Sloane was in complete control of the match as he decimated his opponent in the ring with vicious rights and lefts and tons of amazing kicks that left their mark. To add insult to injury, he even delivered a nice kick to Freddie Lee that sent him to the ground. Kurt Sloane was the winner of the match as he successfully avenged what had happened to his brother.

American-Assassin-Poster-croppedI am always looking to spotlight new actors who either take a shot at an action film or are grinding their teeth in the genre a shot here on Ass Whoopin Wednesdays. That is definitely the case for Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) who recently released the action thriller American Assassin into theaters nation and world wide. O’Brien plays Mitch Rapp, a normal guy whose life is about to change when terrorists attack a vacation resort that he is staying at with his lovely fiance (Charlotte Vega). This has absolutely rocked and destroyed his world so he does what he thinks is best and he decides to retaliate. The CIA finds this to be unbelievable so they capture him and set him with a former Navy Seal in Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton) to train. Their training will be put to the test when a a man simply known as Ghost (Taylor Kitsch)  is trying to buy up stolen plutonium. The film also stars Sanaa Lathan (Blade) as Irene Kennedy, David Suchet (A Perfect Murder) as Director Stansfield, Scott Adkins (Hard Target 2) as Victor, Joseph Long (Dracula Untold) as General Rostami, Shiva Negar (The Art Of More) as Annika, Mohammad Bakri (Private) as Ashani, Navid Negahban (Homeland) as Minister Behurz, and the film was directed by Michael Cuesta (Kill The Messenger). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:

American Assassin StatsAmerican-Assassin-00As far as the stats are concerned, he has about 16 total kills in the film and we find out about his origin little by little, but we don’t know a lot. We just know about his parents and the trouble he had with school. This next one is going to answer two questions right off the bat and that is that he does have a love interest and she is killed right off the bat. That is what motivates him to do what it is that he does. The big boss is defeated and it’s a pretty damn good fight by the way so check it out for yourself. Right away, I am going to tell you that if having Dylan O’Brien doesn’t motivate you enough to see this film then at least go see it for the brilliance of Michael Keaton who I think kind of steals the show. The man is simply on fire from the first shot that you see him all the way to the end of the film. Dylan does a pretty good job and it seems like he put in the work so if another film does happen, I’d go see it. There is plenty of action in the film to satisfy an action fan or at least some hand to hand combat as well as the typical CIA operative crap. I do question however if they really did film some scenes in Providence because the camera work makes me think that they didn’t. After all, most of the film was filmed in England. This is definitely one to check out and with that being said I am giving the film four fists out of five for a final grade.