Rufus, James and Billy scream one, two Helen he’s coming for you as they watch Candyman and Nightmare on Elm Street. Filled with all sorts of awesomeness this episode is about suburban horror, the academic gaze, and bad acting. Enjoy!
According to the trivia tab on IMDB, when asked about Navajo Joe (Sergio Corbucci, 1966) Burt Reynold’s often jokes that the film was directed by “the wrong Sergio” and when he learned that it was Corbucci behind the camera and not Leone he attempted to flee the production. However, a blood oath studio contract trapped him in Spain and even though it might have been a miserable undertaking for the budding icon of Smokey Bandit cool, Navajo Joe remains a highlight in a career of mostly milk toast performances. And me, being the prideful film geek contrarian that I am, would shout back at Mr. Reynolds that he was most certainly in the hands of the “right” Sergio, and that the Corbucci spaghetti westerns are a weirdo collection of mean-spirited brutality not matched in entertainment value by those grand epics of Leone. Blasphemy? I cannot possibly hate on the Dollars Trilogy or the masterpiece that is Once Upon A Time In The West (1968), but if I’m looking for a thrilling evening of Western revenge over a somber parade of oppressive hate than I’m popping in Navajo Joe along with the popcorn.
Rufus, Billy and James take on Flatliners and Dreamscape with all the piss and vinegar you’ve come to expect from cineAWESOME!. There is a slight technical glitch in the middle where some audio was cut out in the recording process. We had just upgraded to our new set up when doing this episode and kinks hadn’t been ironed out. Sorry!
“Don’t Let Him Eat Your Heart.” – The Widow Emilie Grant
Now here’s a film you don’t here a lot about these days. Alien Thunder (Claude Fournier, 1974) aka Dan Candy’s Law, is a politically charged Canadian produced Western that attacks the treatment of the Cree Nation by those dastardly government officials, so dang determined to herd the pesky native people into their own, secure parcel of land. Yes, yes, yes. It’s all very Dances With Wolves (Kevin Costner, 1990) and there is no denying the horrors and atrocities committed in the name of manifest destiny. White Guilt firmly established.
In honor of Prometheus releasing in theaters cineAWESOME! takes a journey that is more awesome than awesome to bring you to the edge of space and back. Covering Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpieces Alien and Blade Runner, this episode has talk of model making, haunted house movies, and some nerd blasphemy. Remember to keep spreading the word or Rufus will be forced to retire his Nexus 6 cohosts Billy and James.
We here at cineAWESOME! are a bunch of romantics. We are lovers, not fighters. Even when we’ve gotten into brawls with random hooligans, we put our arms around their beaten shoulders and took them to the neighborhood pub to buy them a pint of our favorite stout. So when I saw this video of a man proposing to a woman, I cried my little eyes out because that’s truly the manliest thing to do.
It’s going to spread like wildfire, so I wanted to get the ball rolling and all your eyes nice and watery. From tears of joy. Or tears of sadness if you’re lonely, living in your parent’s basement, playing World of Warcraft all day, wishing the elf of your dreams would return your calls.
In honor of Men In Black 3 Rufus, James and Billy look back at Men In Black and Independence Day to celebrate when Will Smith was in good summer movies. Reviews, tangents and jokes in the best cineAWESOME! cast tradition. Pop some popcorn, prep your neuralyzer, and get ready to get jiggy with cineAWESOME!
Rufus, James and Billy hit up the whiskey bottle before taking you into the jungle and a high rise to dodge sniper fire. Covering Sniper and Silent Trigger, and getting progressively inebriated with each passing moment, the boys take you on a journey through sniper films like only cineAWESOME! can. Filled with jokes, drunken tangents, and love for Billy Zane this episode was one that we almost didn’t release, but it was too much fun not to share. Puller Trigging!
Kim Jee-woon has only directed six feature length films, some of which are considered nothing short of masterpieces by films experts and fans alike, the rest still being excellent bodies of work. A tale of Two Sisters and A Bittersweet Life are two that stand out the most among his short but memorable pallet. One a dark and violent tale of a broken man out for revenge, the other a creepy dip into the horror genre, but more so a deep character study, and some superb story telling. You might call I Saw the Devil a combination of the two. Though it lacks the “horror” elements of Tale of Two Sisters, it still embodies Kim’s ability to carefully craft some truly memorable characters, and tell a rich story in the process. And like A Bittersweet Life, you can expect some truly brutal violence. I Saw the Devil is violent, very very violent, and it doesn’t hold back one bit. It makes sure you as the viewer are squirming in your seat and almost feeling the pain being shown on the screen, and believe me there are times you will be doing just that.