Sunday, April 12, 2009

Back to the 80's....Part 2

Well, the end of the semester is coming soon....and with that comes the craziness.
Since I won't have time to watch many movies in the next 3-4 weeks, I thought I needed to take time to recharge my batteries with some badness.....and what better than some badness from the 80's?

Sorority Babes in the Slime Bowl O'Rama!!!

(it also helps that it clocks in a crunched-for-time-friendly-80- minutes)

So we have a sorority.....and we have the babes. We have the Babes In the Sorority and of course, the Babes that Want to Be. Oh yeah and we have the trio of nerdy guys who want to watch this all go down. The nerds break into the house and of course they get caught. Soo-priize, soo-priize.

The big mean baddie in charge decides she won't call the police on the nerds IF they acompany the Babes on their last and final part of the initiation. Which is to....
Break into the bowling alley and steal a trophy.
Why, sure it is!

But the HBIC has other plans....they're going to beat them there, break in, and ...well, I guess I'm really not sure what they plan on doing....

Then Linnea Quigley shows up- turns out she's broken into the bowling alley too.... but she's only robbing the joint.

The trophies are especially important, they're more locked up than the cash register Linnea (whose name turns out to be Spider! yippee for the 80s) just busted into.....but she's nice enough to help them with that. Good thing they ran into a master thief up in this motha!

they drop the trophy and it springs a leak?Favorite Lines:
Spider: Holy Shit.
Nerd #1: UnHoly Shit.

It's a lil demon. And he sounds like Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors.

Spider is less than impressed but the demon says his name is Impy and he will give them all a wish. Suddenly they're all claiming they broke it open and set him free. But Impy says no worries, they all get a wish!

Chubby goes first, and he wishes for gold- and gets it. Hmm. Seems easy enough.

The HBIC and her minions see this go down on camera and they say, No Fair! HBICs need wishes too!

Initiate #2 wishes to be Queen of the Prom. Really? That's the best you got?

Impy figures out that the HBIC and her minios are spying on them so he....turns two of them into monsters?

Wait, maybe this isn't all it's cracked up to be? Suddenly the gold is wood and the prom queens' dress in in tatters...and then the monster girls attack!
Leaving Spider to clean up the mess once again..

a good look at the killer makeup effects.....all four dollars and ninety-nine cents of them. I think someone rescued this from a trash can outside the set of Ghoulies.

Yep. she looks like the Bride of Frankenstein. For absolutely no good reason.

Oh yeah, and Impy just kind of sits there while the 'monsters' he created run around and do his dirty work. Although he does yell out things like 'GUTTER BALL!' and 'CRISPY CRITTERS!" when the monsters roll one of the dude's heads down the lane or cook someone in a fry vat.

Eventually everyone is either turned into a monster or dead, except for Spider and one of the Nerds. They end up finding the janitor who was locked in a closet for the first half of the movie (it's not worth explaining how that happened, trust me) and has apparently been sleeping through the second half. They explain their story to the janitor who just happens to know EXACTLY what they're talking about...
So apparently 30 years ago some guy used black magic to call up this Imp to be able to bowl better (!?!) and then lost control of it....but apparently they were able to trap him in the trophy, which took away his powers. Then they put him on the shelf.


The janitor suggests a head lock, kicking him in the butt, and shoving him in the trophy.

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd........a few monster fights and one car crash later, that's exactly what they do

and all ends well....

And....there we have it, a cheap chunk of 80s goodness all wrapped up. There's more to the story, most of which involves nudity that I'm not going to be posting here. And also, if you ever wondered just how long it takes to wash whipped cream off your boobs, you can watch this movie and see that it takes MUCH longer than you might have ever dreamed. Which I'm sure will turn out to be a good thing for some who want to see that.

I'm going to be pretty busy tying up all these loose ends in the next few weeks- so I don't expect I'll be doing any full movie reviews until the semester is over. I know, you're so sad, right? but I will do my Ghosthunters recaps and post smaller things as I can...
-Mother F

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Where OH Where Have You Been? (And other Mysteries solved)

This week on Lost a character I have been missing FINALLY made an appearance.....
Whatcha think yer doing there, brothah?

...and also managed to answer some questions in the process.....
We learn Ben has an Achilles' heel when it comes to mothers....

Mere bullets can't stop a brothah and DO NOT mess with this man's family.....

This is how Ben got the crap beat out of him before getting on the plane....

......While also making some new ones
....How'd he get rescued from this mess? And get the sling on his arm that he wore on the plane?

In any event......Oh Happy Day.....My Favorite Scotsman is BACK

I am a huge fan of the recaps they post on Entertainment Weekly- in addition to a weekly written recap, they also have a weekly post on theories on the show, and a weekly video blog. The blog by 'Doc' Jensen is REALLY indepth, but he does an amazing job of finding links to outside references and trivia that fit into the show - so much so that a good portion of it goes right over my head most weeks. I mention it now because they threw out the possible reason for Desmond's return to the island and it made a lot of sense to me.

Because, after all, we all know D's got to make it back to the island - but we haven't yet seen any kind of good reason for him to go back. But- what if he thought by going back he could get rid of Ben once and for all, and thereby ensuring the safety of his family? Makes sense to me and also is one of the only good reasons I could see him going back.

In any case- I think Penny and Desmond are the 'heart' of this show (although a case could be made for Sun and Jin as well) and I'm anxious to see why they need to return to the island and how their story is intertwined with the legacy of the island. I don't think it's for nothing that their story (while in terms of actual minutes spent on the show is small) is very powerful in terms of emotion.