Nothing says movies more than a big screen, and we are here to share some of our most influential trips to the theater. From drive-ins, to Star Wars, and beyond, these were the experiences that made us fans we are today. Join us, and then share your own!
When Netflix infamously split its disk and streaming services, we decided to stick with streaming only. The final movie to arrive at our home was The American, and the ladies weren’t very happy about it. They assumed it was a typical action film, and not worthy of our final rental spot. The film ended up not being exactly what they thought it would be, but was close enough to make their point.
How predictable are the plots of movies I like to watch?
To answer this question, we devised a game. I would share titles of several films I recently watched via Netflix streaming. Based solely on these titles, the rest of the Babblers would have to guess what the films were about. Finally, I would share the actual plots, and review each film.
Cross Netflix streams with us, and dream up your own plot for these films! Also included is the latest Cavebabble Eats Odd Things. This episode is brought to you by Every Action Movie Ever.
The days of movie palaces and drive-ins are numbered, but the memories remain. Tonight, we take a look back at the places which shaped the way we enjoy film. It’s also cookie night, when we enjoy and critique recipes sent by our listeners. This episode is brought to you by Remember When.
Oh, Netflix, purveyor of bad streaming science fiction, how did I ever live without you? Proving that not all claymation is beautiful, Star Warp’d is twenty-five minutes of science fiction references and characters gone wrong. How can so many of my favorite icons be in one place, and yet have barely a shred of coolness or humor? What plot there is involves clay versions of Kirk and Spock running from a flatulent parody of Darth Vader. Along the way, everyone from the Terminator to RoboCop to a certain xenomorph make an appearance, but it’s really not worth the effort. Make your own movie instead, using stop-motion marshmallows. I have to admit that I kind of liked the little storm trooper guys, though. Grade: D+ (plus gas)
The listing above is the entire cast of this low budget science fiction film, shot in the Mexican desert with high-def digital cameras. Crash-landed on a desert planet, the surviving members of the Prometheus crew are tasked with tracking down an escaped prisoner. This standard science fiction plot is bolstered by the natural desolate beauty of the desert and sky- wonderfully brought to life in high definition. This is a step up from other B-grade fare, but suffers from pacing problems. There are a few nice plot twists, but I spent most the film wondering what Spartans from the HALO universe were doing in the movie. There’s even a perky A.I., with a voice similar to Cortana’s in those games. I still enjoyed the ride, though, more than I thought I would. B-Movie Grade: B-
Completely ridiculous and completely captivating are terms I would use for Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle. There are many fantastic fights to choose from in the film, but this one remains the most impressive. The Beast finally meets his match.