We’re back with a new Netflix-o-Rama and this time it’s the film Double Trouble. No, it isn’t the Elvis Presley film. It isn’t the Terrence Hill/Bud Spencer film either. It’s the Barbarian Twins themselves, Peter and David Paul, the two hulking men from such films as D.C. Cab and Think Big, this time as brothers who are far from seeing eye to eye. (Get it? Eye to eye? They’re twins, so of course they’d physically see eye to eye. Okay, I’ll stop.)
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Jack Deth is my hero, plain and simple. Wait, you don’t know who Jack Deth is? Well, you shouldn’t be calling yourselves Americans (if you’re from outside the U.S., don’t call yourselves citizens of whatever country you’re from) if you don’t know of Tim Thomerson’s classic portrayal. Jack Deth is part Mike Hammer, part John McClane and all man and he just wants to be left alone after taking out the last of the trancers.
It’s back! The series that became a sensation (I think) when it was started by myself over a year ago. Even though I’ve been watching tons of films on Netflix Instant Watch, but I haven’t had the time/been extremely lazy in the last few months to bring Netflix-o-rama back from the grave. But because Rufus and I have come out with the first episode of the podcast (which you can download right here) and have gotten some great writers on board with more to come, I decided to resurrect one of my favorite series of articles, mainly because it’s an excuse to watch something I’ve never had the pleasure to before.
Which brings me to tonight’s choice, which is the 2009 documentary It Came From Kuchar directed by Jennifer M. Kroot. The film is about the underground film making twins George and Mike Kuchar. They are filmmakers I’ve seen talked about for years by other avant garde and indie filmmakers, such as Guy Maddin and John Waters (who are featured in this documentary to share their love for the twins) and have sadly never gotten the chance to see one of their bizarre films. Growing up in the Bronx in the 1950′s, they had a love for melodramas from the get go, such as Butterfield 8 and Imitation of Life and replicated these stories with their friends and themselves via an 8mm video camera from their aunt. Continue Reading…