Movie of the Day – Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo

Who’s ready for a second serving of some Breakin’?  I know I am and this time the trailer basically spells it out for you that if you like the first one, you will love this sequel.  Isn’t it great that the trailer is telling you the audience how to feel about all of this.  Then it even goes on to explicitly state that this is one of the finest films to be released from the Cannon Group.  What the hell?  I don’t think I see most companies having one signature speak for all of the production/distribution companies.  Anyways, whatever, Breakin’ 2 is just more of the same, but more and more dancing!

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Movie of the Day – Breakin’

Oh yes folks, time to pop and lock this shit till the break of dawn.  It’s Breakin’ time.

That’s what the movie is about folks, the power and unity that break dancing has on people.

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Movie of the Day – Die Hard

I said it yesterday so I will say it again, every Christmas, Die Hard will be the movie of the day until the day this blog ceases to exist.  I dare anyone to fully argue with my opinion that Die Hard is one of the best Christmas movies ever.  I dare you!

So, this will be a short post as I want to leave you all with my version of Twas the Night Before Christmas.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Nakatomi
Not a businessman was stirring, not even a manager.
The liquor was placed by the tables with care,
In hopes that party goers soon would be there.

The people were arriving all dressed in their suits,
While visions of drinks and bonuses filled their heads.
And McClane in his outift, and gift in hand,
Had just settled in from a long winter’s flight.

When out in the lobby there arose such a clatter,
He  sprang from the room to see what was the matter.
Away to the window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and took up cover.

The floor of the lobby of the newly finished plaza
Gave the view to the objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Hans Gruber, and 12 armed men.

With a german accent, so lively and thick,
I knew in a moment it must be the Leader.
More rapid than bullets his demands they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called to his men!

“Now Karl! now, Franco! now, Tony, Theo and Alexander!
On, Marco and Kristoff! On, Eddie and Uli! on Heinrich, Fritz and James!
To the top of the tower! to the top of the building!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, McClane standing by.
So up to the tower the terrorists they flew,
With the bag full of explosives, and Hans Gruber too.

And then, in an elevator, McClane heard from the room
The prancing and pawing of each terrorist foot.
As he drew in his head, and was turning around,
Open the elevator to Gruber came with a bound.

He was dressed all in a suit, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were adorned with guns that shoot.
A bundle of explosives he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a terrorist, just ready to attack.

McClane’s eyes-now wide and surprised! his gun at the ready!
His senses were heightened, his feet as bare as the floor!
He ducked and shot, as the glass hit the floor,
And the soles of his feet were torn and worn.

The butt of a machine gun he held tight,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a worn face and little found safety,
That shook him to fight, to stop the terrorists plight.

McClane was determined to fight, a right jolly of a sight,
And he laughed when he saw Gruber, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave Gruber know that McClane was to be dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his back,
And pulled the gun from the strap, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger inside of the trigger,
And giving a nod, discharging the chamber!

Gruber sprang back to his death, to the outside  gave a whistle,
And away he fell on  down the side of the tower.
McClane exclaimed, with vigor as Gruber fell out of sight,
“Yippie-Kai-Yay Motherfucker, and to all a good-night!”

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Movie of the Day – Flash Gordon


I danced around wanting to write about this movie and after a string of bad good movies, I decided that it’s time to give Flash Gordon its due.  The 1980’s American-British film production is one of the best campy science fiction movies around.  It’s flashy, gaudy, stupidly fun, an amazing movie and one of the best soundtracks ever.  I am getting all tingly talking about it so lets jump in.  FLASH, A-AH!!!!!!

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Movie of the Day – Used Cars

Before Robert Zemeckis got into the family, oscar, creepy motion capture phase of his career, he did his first one and only R-Rated film.  Now I am sure that doesn’t mean much to a lot of people, but for me, I am always fascinated by with directors and their changes over the years in filmmaking.  I mean you have a director who is continually trying to sell the movie going public on motion capture films (Polar Express, Beowulf, and Christmas Carol) but they are just creepy looking to even sit through.  He’s like a used cars saleman, trying to push this on us even when we are apprehensive.  Well, today, it is only fitting that I pick his perhaps finest (yeah yeah he made Forrest Gump and Back to the Future) comedy film and only R-rated film at that.  Used Cars is that pristine relic of a comedy that pretty much set up the comedy style we get today in our crude, raunchy sensibilities.

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Movie of the Day – The Gate

I have to thank my friend Luke for reminding of this amazing movie a few days ago when he showed me his latest poster print from the dude at Phantom City Creative.  If you want one of a kind poster prints, this is the place to get them.  So with that little plug aside, the poster he showed me was of The Gate, a 1986 horror movie that was done in stop motion animation along with some Ray Harryhausen like creations.  The Gate is a fun ride of a horror film, no strong gore or violence, but it uses this mad house style creep fest of the creatures and atmosphere to make a fun as hell kids horror movie.  It was more insane than Monster Squad, but not nearly as great cause it didn’t have the kids kicking Wolfman in the nards.

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Movie of the Day – The Golden Child

Oh Eddie Murphy, what the fuck happened?  Seriously, growing up as a kid I saw Beverly Hills Cop, 48 Hours, his comedy special and when I look back on all that, I shouldn’t have been watching cause he was pretty fucking vulgar.  Actually, I watched those movies because they were awesome and he was a insanely funny back in the 80s.  Now, Murphy is doing paycheck films like Pluto Nash and the one where he is inside of a life-size version of himself, like a cheap ripoff of Innerspace.  Sigh, all I have left of his great comedic roles are from the 80s, one in particular that stands out is The Golden Child.  A biting action comedy that has Eddie Murphy doing what he does best, which is being funny and scathing with his quick wit and rapid delivery of lines.

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Movie of the Day – The Wedding Singer

So in just a mere few hours, my friends Peter Burger and Amanda Francis will by tying the knot on Guy Fawkes Day.  So while I tinkered with the idea of doing a movie of the day on V for Vendetta, I figured a wedding themed post will suffice.  There in lies the problem I have.  I don’t like wedding movies.  Sure Muriel’s Wedding, Four Weddings and a Funeral (not really appropriate) The Proposal and a handful of other Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lopez centric movies would have been fine, I haven’t seen any of them.  So there are only two wedding movies that I enjoy, one would be Wedding Crashers which didn’t really fit since it’s about to adolescent men crashing parties and banging the bridesmaids or something.  The other is The Wedding Singer, which is one of the few Adam Sandler movies I can stand.  So in honor of Peter and Amanda getting married, this post is for them.  Congrats!

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