Posts Tagged ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

hooking upIt has been quite sometime since the last Cheeseball Cinema post, but in all honesty when you watch 366 movies in 366 days, you’re not too keen on seeing anymore films for a while. So, now plenty of rest from that, I think it’s time to start exploring again. So for today’s cheeseball cinema film, I thought I would be adventurous in seeing a film that starred Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys) who was famed member of The Two Coreys (Corey Haim was the other). The film is called Hooking Up and it follows three girls April Winters (Allyson Muñoz), Caroline (Alison Whitney), Michelle (Leah Viens-Gordon) and four guys Colin Winters (Jim deProphetis), John Johnson (Parker Croft), Tyler (Ted Sangalis), and Ryan (Feldman) as we journey through a week with them in this sex crazed comedy of discovery, love, and the power of hooking up. The film also stars Brian O’Halloran (Clerks 2) as Principal Jordan, Bronson Pinchot (Beverly Hills Cop) as Mr. Kimball, Burt Brooks (Without You) as Tim, and the film was directed by Vincent Scordia (The Girl By The Side Of The Road). 

Hooking Up 2I had a hard time at first trying to figure out just what in the hell this film was about because it just went all over the place. The main plot in my opinion is very fuzzy to me while all of the subplots in the film are very good like Caroline and the dilemma she has with her older boyfriend Ryan (Feldman) who uses her for sex when he is high on cocaine or the guy in the group who is having a hard time figuring out his identity sexually so he tries everything over the course of the film. The dialogue is decent, but the situations are very cheesy and the film is just a giant excuse for seeing people obsess over blow jobs. The film is such a double edged sword for me because in one way I hated it when Feldman was on screen and on the other hand I loved the dynamics with the guy group and anytime Bronson Pinchot and Brian O’Halloran were on screen together. The film should have been called the Taboos of Hooking Up because they explored all of it in the film from teacher/student situations, glory-holes, and all different types of crazy sex schemes like seagulling (I don’t know if it’s made up or true and I don’t care). It’s like they decided to let Steel Panther write the film. This is actually one of the worst films I have ever seen, but it had it’s moments where it looked like it was going to go in the right direction. It’s available on Netflix right now as we speak, but watch it if you dare. On a scale of one being close to an A-List Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I would give this film an 4.5 out of five for a final grade cause I have seen worse.

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robocopFor this week’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday flick, we are going back to the 1980’s o check out the most bad ass cyborg cop in the world and this is the original and not the remake that came out last year. I decided to cover Robocop for today’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday flick because it was one of the coolest ideas back in the day. Peter Weller (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Alex Murphy, a police officer from the nice side of Detroit who gets to transferred to old Detroit where his world is about to get rocked. Meanwhile, the company OCP who took a contract with the police station is clamoring to create the perfect police officer to help them foresee the building of Delta City, a city that will replace Old Detroit. The only problem is that the first model failed due to a glitch and now they’ll use a human instead and Murphy is going to get volunteered for the job, but he doesn’t know it yet. You see Murphy gets fatally shot by some serious bad people and when he returns as Robocop, he is on the hunt. The film also stars Nancy Allen (Carrie) as Officer Lewis, Dan O’Herlihy (Halloween III: Season Of The Witch) as The Old Man, Ronnie Cox (Beverly Hills Cop) as Dick Jones, Kurtwood Smith (That 70’s Show) as Clarence Boddicker, Miguel Ferrer (Iron Man 3) as Bob Morton, Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class) as Nash, Robert DoQui (Coffee) as Sgt. Warren Reed, Paul McCrane (Fame) as Emil, Jesse D. Goins (WarGames) as Joe Cox, andthe film was directed by Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats.

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robocop 2As I said before, I remember watching this film and being in amazement when I was a child because the idea of someone being brought back as a bad ass robot cop was very cool. It’s like the reporter in the film says, “your parents are finally seeing things they only read about in comic books.” So, in the film I divided up the knockouts/kills into two separate categories because he does start off the movie as Alex Murphy. So as Alex Murphy, he only gets two kills before he is taken out and returned as Robocop who gets a total of 28 kills in the film. He has no origin story that we can speak of other than that he was married with one child and that is all we know about him in this film. He definitely defeats the big boss, but the man goes through hell just to do it. The film is a great example of why private organizations and companies should not be contracted by Law enforcement as only nothing but bad can come out of it. This film was at a time when paranoia about technology rising was running rampant. Think about it, Terminator was released before this film and it gives you that idea of machines and progress with technology being very bad. While some may think the film is cheesy, it was pretty cool for it’s time and it had some good ole fashioned action in it so check it out. I am going to give this film, four fists out of five for a final grade.