Super Mario Brothers (1993)

They aren’t even wearing suspenders. When I think of Super Mario Brothers, I picture the mushroom kingdom; a lush, colourful video game world populated by cute characters and evil turtles. I think of two plumber brothers with thick Italian accents riding dinosaurs with stretchy tongues. A princess in distress. Giant angry bullets. I don’t think […]

Mr. B Natural (1957)

(S)he’s your worst nightmare. Next to Coily, Mr. B Natural has to ‘B’ one of the most odd characters ever featured in a classic Mystery Science Theatre 3000 short. This short will always resonate with me because it was my first introduction to the show. Interestingly, the film Joel and the ‘bots watch on MST3K is […]

Aussie Park Boyz: The Next Chapter (2011)

With a subtitle as creative as The Next Chapter, it’s safe to set your expectations very, very low for this one. Aussie Park Boyz: The Next Chapter is the sequel to Aussie Park Boyz (2004), which I have never seen, but now plan to. While there are fleeting moments that clearly refer to the first film, […]

The Littlest Hobo – Pilot (1979)

There’s a voice, that keeps on callin’ me… First of all, let me clarify that I love The Littlest Hobo. While this blog is usually dedicated to ridiculing cheesy television shows and movies, I want it stated off the top that even though I make fun of it, I think the show has a lot of heart. […]

The Wicker Man (2006)

Any movie Nicolas Cage touches instantly becomes a timeless work of art. He has a knack for interpreting scenes the wrong way, and in doing so inadvertently improves the projects he signs on to. From Face/Off to Vampire’s Kiss, the campy films he gets involved in are always immensely fun to watch. I do think he’s an […]

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

Plan 9 From Outer Space has been hailed as one of the most legendary bad movies of its era, perhaps even of all time. Director Ed Wood’s most famous b-movie has entered the pop culture lexicon in such a way that most everyone has at least heard the title. Personally, I don’t get the hype. […]

A Case of Spring Fever (1940)

Noooo Springs!!! Bwee – boo! Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without springs? Wonder no further. A Case of Spring Fever is one of the classic short films featured on Mystery Science Theatre 3000 that enforces a timeless lesson: be careful what you wish for. When Gilbert Everyman is stuck fixing his couch […]

A Deadly Adoption (2015)

Predictable as this movie is, here’s an obligatory spoiler alert. Trust me though, everything given away in this article is obvious enough that you would have figured it out anyway. When spending time with my friends, I make a point to bring the natural rhythm of the conversation to a halt to tell them about their jobs, […]

For Y’ur Height Only (1981)

In some ways, For Y’ur Height Only is ahead of its time. Produced in the Philippines and featuring an awful English dub, the film parodies the absurdity of the James Bond film franchise, much in the same way Austin Powers did a few years later. But in this farcical Bond adventure, Mini-Me is the star. Weighing in at […]

Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Translated from Spanish, the word ‘Manos’ actually means ‘Hand’. So the title of this film is really just Hand: The Hands of Fate. This is the story of an odd desert cult ruled by the omnipresent Manos, or Hand, whose powers are never completely defined. Hand’s only long term goal seems to be to serve someone called […]