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feastAt one time, Project Greenlight was a super cool idea by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon that gave young filmmakers a chance to have their art seen. One of the films I chose for today was the winner of season three and that film is called Feast. In a remote bar in the middle of the desert, it’s normal everyday life for the patrons and the workers of the bar until a coupe show up on their doorstep. A character simply known as the Hero (Eric Dane) show sup and tells the patrons that he is being chased by monsters that want to eat him and everyone inside. After he is murdered almost immediately, his wife, the heroine (Navi Rawat) shows up to lead the bar in attempt to survive before the monsters get them. The film also stars Henry Rollins (Heat) as Coach, Balthazar Getty (Lord Of The Flies) as Bozo, Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) as The Beer Guy, Josh Zuckerman (Sex Drive) as Hot Wheels, Jason Mewes (Chasing Amy) as Edgy Cat, Clu Gulager (A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge) as Bartender, Jenny Wade (Brothers) as Honey Pie, Krista Allen (Liar Liar) as Tuffy, Duane Whitaker (The Devil’s Rejects) as Boss Man, and the film was directed by John Gulager (Piranha 3DD).

feast2005inhindibyimkhaIf you’re into having a little action and some comedy to go with your horror then this is definitely the film for you. I definitely was a fan of the way the film was set up because it was almost done like a TV show where they show a character, give a little something about them (see the picture to the left), and we wait to see what happens. The film is also a little unorthodox on who gets killed within the film, but they do it on purpose and it gets a little obvious after a while. The character named the hero gets killed almost as soon as he enters the door so that tells you something about the way the film is going. This is definitely one of those films where you pick a favorite and hope he lives. The acting in the film is actually very good and campy at the same time. The film does feature a legend like Clu Gulager to go along with the likes of Balthazar Getty, but Judah Friedlander definitely steals the show in my opinion. The poor guy suffers a lot in the film while keeping his comedy cool and I appreciate that. The monsters for the most part are cool looking, but nothing is explained about where they come from or why they are here. The film can get brutal like one of the monsters getting his appendage chopped off during the film and other stuff. You have to check it out for yourself because it’s so cheesy at times that its great. I am going to give the film an B+ for a final grade.

JM_MoP_1For today’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, I wanted to check out something else from Keanu Reeves after the news I had heard about John Wick 2. I have always been curious about Johnny Mnemonic and I figured what better time than now and we are promoting a Mixed tag team (man and woman) match this week. In the distant future of 2021, things are a lot different on the planet Earth as corporations now runs things in the world. The way information is delivered has also changed as human couriers named Mnemonics upload information into their heads. Johnny (Reeves) is a courier who agrees to carry an unusually large amount of information that will prove to be dangerous. What I mean by dangerous is that the Yakuza who basically do the dirty work for corporations wants the info in his head and with the help of his new bodyguard Jane (Dina Myer), he will have to do his best to get the information to the proper place before he dies because of it. The film also stars Ice-T (New Jack City) as J-Bone, Henry Rollins (Heat) as Spyder, Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV) as Street Preacher, Udo Kier (Flesh For Frankenstein) as Ralfi, Tracy Tweed (Sunset Heat) as Pretty, and the film was directed by Robert Longo. Before we get into the review, let’s check out some stats:

johnny-mnemonic statsjohnny-mnemonic-1995-14-gAs far as the stats are concerned, the numbers are pretty low even for both of them. We will start with Dina Myers character Jane. She has the most knock outs/kills out of the both of them with nine and she has no origin story other than she is infected with the black shakes (which is common in 2021). Now as far as the love interest one is concerned, I placed a question mark there because I am not sure if Keanu and her are a thing in this film even though they do kiss. Everybody she knows like Spyder are getting taken out because of what Johnny carries and the big boss is defeated. Johnny (Reeves) has about seven kills/knock outs in the film and he has no origin story other than the fact that he is a courier. Nobody he knows that would affect him is getting taken out and the bog boss is defeated. The concept of the film was cool and it kind of looked at society back in the 1990’s. Think about HIV, AIDS, Cancer were all of a sudden a huge topic everywhere you looked, but yet there was no cure. There is too much money to be made by the Pharmaceutical companies especially if there really was a cure for all these illnesses. The part that was just too cheesy for me was Dolph Lundgren in this film as the street preacher. He’s an assassin that dresses up like Jesus telling you that salvation has come. Give me a break! Dina Meyer on the other hand was very enjoyable to watch on screen and Keanu was Keanu. Other than that, the film was enjoyable to say the least. I am going to give the film three fists out of five for a final grade.

For today’s Countdown to Christmas track, we are seeking some help from a very funny Late Night host and a legend of the punk rock world. Henry Rollins, the legendary member of punk rock legends Black Flag went on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert back on December 16TH. He went on the show to help promote a new film that Rollins stars in called He Never Died where he plays a cannibalistic loner that has to protect everyone. Right after that, he participated in a little Christmas fun with Colbert even though he doesn’t celebrate Christmas. Rollins explains, “I’m not anti-Christmas. I’m not at war with Christmas. I am a microwave solo act in my utilitarian man-box in Los Angeles for Christmas. Food from the store goes into the microwave, I eat it, I listen to records and curse the darkness.” While Colbert traditionally sings the Carol Of The Bells, Rollins will interject a little punk rock flavor into it.  Check out A Very Rollins Christmas below:

 

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If you are a fan of the original The Mummy film that starred Boris Karloff or any of the rebooted Universal Monsters films like Dracula AD, etc. then I have some news for you. Universal is about to launch the first film in the reboot of The Mummy film and there is a major change in the character. The Mummy apparently is going to be played a female with what experts are saying is a unique backstory. Universal commented by saying, “the gender of the monster in the new film, which is set in the modern day, likely will depend on casting, expected to happen in the next couple of months.” They also revealed that there are two different versions they could go by, “one that would feature a female monster, and one that would feature a male.” Alex Kurtzman is set to direct the film that was written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). The film will be released on March 24, 2017 with another the following year. I have to go along with the major consensus in saying that I don’t care what gender The Mummy is as long as the story is tight.

gutterdammerungSome of you may be wondering just what in the hell is Gutterdämmerung? Apparently it’s a dark rock and roll fairy tale that stars the likes of Slash, Joshua Homme, Lemmy, Grace Jones, Iggy Pop, Justice, Henry Rollins, Slayer’s Tom Araya, Volbeat, Mark Lanegan, Nina Hagen and Jesse Hughes. The film was done by Björn Tagemose and apparently a live band will accompany the film according to the trailer. It looks like a film that could either be epic or an epic cheesefest. Check out the trailer for the film here.

godzzillaIn other news, we have some cool info on some of my favorite monsters that are not from Universal. Legendary Films and Warner Brothers did so well with the reboot of Godzilla that the company has announced that they are creating their own universe which seems to be the thing to do these days. Nevertheless, it has been announced that Godzilla, King Kong, and many others old and new will be appearing in films in the future. According to businesswire.com, the first films you’ll see are “2017’s KONG: SKULL ISLAND; GODZILLA 2 in 2018; and then GODZILLA VS. KONG, arriving in theaters in 2020.” According to a report, the two companies did acquire the rights from Toho to have King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan which allow them to create the universe. Legendary CEO Thomas Tull said, “Audiences really responded to Godzilla. Today, I’m excited to reveal that film was only the beginning of an epic new entertainment universe. As a lifelong fan of these characters, I’ve always wanted to see the ultimate showdown, and today we’re pleased to be announcing that and more.”

christopher_lloyd___h_2015On October 21, 2015, it is officially Back To The Future day. What is weird is that in the film, the Chicago Cubs won the world series and the Cubs have now moved on to the next round in the MLB playoffs for real. Christopher Lloyd who played our beloved Doc Brown says that he would take the role in a fourth Back To The Future if everyone returned. Who are the everyone he speaks of, well it’s Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, and Thomas F. Wilson of course. Lloyd in an interview says, “I would love to do Doc again, no question.” He went on to say, “It’s tough to come up with an idea that contains the excitement of the original three,. So it would be a real challenge for the writers to come up with an original Back to the Future story that has the same passion and intensity and excitement as the other three. But it could be done, you never know.” He went on to talk about Michael J. Fox and whether he thought he would return to play Marty McFly once again, “I think regardless of the Parkinson’s, he’d probably jump on the role and he’d be great. I can’t see doing another sequel without him. I would certainly want Bob Zemeckis directing it, Bob Gale writing it and the other principals being involved.” And, of course, there has got to be a DeLorean, he added. “It was such a perfect choice for the film. It looked so speedy and futuristic.” Let’s just wait and see what happens in the future.