Movie of the Day – Masters of the Universe

Holy shit balls!  I got to continue with my so bad it’s good movie streak here and Masters of the Universe is just plain bad, but surprisingly a train wreck of a movie to be enjoyable in the Mystery Science Theater sense.  The trailer was just bringing up memories of terrible acting, wooden characters, shitty 80s special effects and a poor Flash Gordon-esque movie that is based on the He-Man toy property.  Its got everything I want in a bad movie that I just downright love it.

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Movie of the Day – The Lion King

This would be my first Disney animated movie that I have chosen for The Movie of the Day post so yeah for me.  I feel that everyone loves this movie so why waste my breath in telling you why it’s a great movie.  Typically I explain the plot, what I like about it and why people should see it if that haven’t seen it already.  But I don’t want to do any of that today.  In fact this is pretty much all I am going to say about it.  I am sure people will say I am phoning it in, but to be honest there is one particular reason that this movie holds a special place in my heart and it’s because of the opening song and sequence.  If you have pets, you will know why this is downright special.

Hit the jump for the reason why The Lion King is today’s selection.

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Movie of the Day – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

I will admit, the first film is by far the superior film of the TMNT series.  I mean it was dark, edgier, and even had Casey Jones in the film.  But I was a kid and all I saw in front of my eyes was another chance to break out those nunchucks and karate chop the air in a furious enjoyment as the Turtles were back and Vanilla Ice was doing the sound track.  Sure, my refined tastes in film has allowed me to discern between good and bad films, but I will never, ever, grow tired of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, expect for that shit third film where they travel back in time.  What a load of horse shit that was.

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Movie of the Day – Transformers: The Movie

No shitty Michael Bay Transformers, we are going back to the innocent time of 1986 when Hasbro decided to make an epic Transformers cartoon film with a truly 80s soundtrack and more “pew pew” lasers than anyone young kid could handle.  While the G.I. Joe film came out after the release of Transformers, there was no denying that the potent combination of transforming robots and G.I. Joe’s were enough to send every red blooded child of the 80s into a catatonic state of euphoria.  For me, when I saw this movie, I will always hold this as the truest form of entertainment in the realm of the Transformers genre.  You know why this movie is held in such high regard?  Well for one thing, the opening sequence is one of the most pant’s shitting moments in a kids life.  Believe me when I say this, Hasbro knows how to open up a movie.

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Movie of the Day – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

So there is a lot of nerd rage happening on the internet about the latest news of Michael Bay raping your childhood and adding gratuitous explosions and Victoria Secret Models for no reason into some cherished property from the 80s and 90s called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  If you aren’t familiar with the whole Michael Bay TMNT debacle, just do a search for that and watch your computer screen melt.  Seriously, the short story is basically Bay wants to reboot the series, not make them teenage or mutant.  They will just be referred to as Ninja Turtles, which I guess is fine or something, I don’t know.  I think I am supposed to be outraged by this but then again it’s Michael Bay and I know his movies are going to bro-ish ads for the military and underwear models.  So I can’t begrudge the guy for doing what he is familiar with, but there is one thing that nerds should never forget and that is the original 1990 classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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