Movie of the Day – Disco Godfather

Put yo weight on it!

Time for a funky time with another blaxploitation flick and we are going to groove to the sounds of fury with Disco Godfather.  Rudy fucking Ray Moore is back and kicking all sorts of ass while making sure the tunes are spinning folks.  God I love this genre of film!

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Movie of the Day – Miami Connection

I need an epic movie to was away the horribleness that was November.  I made it folks, I made it!  So why not pick a movie that is so bat-shit insane that you might even question if this is a real movie.  After hosting last night at the Alamo Drafthouse in KC, I was filled with the spirit of happiness and uplifted as the crowd went wild and everyone was having the time of their life.  So with the theatrical, limited release taking place, those of you can’t see the movie in theaters will have an opportunity when the video release happens in the coming weeks.

Folks, I kid you not, this is one of the funnest movies I have ever had the chance to see and makes up for the crappy November month of bad, bad movies.  So I will keep this movie short and link to my previous review so you can see what I am talking about when I say this is the best unseen movie ever.

Peace!

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Get ready for the reunion tour of a lifetime.  Getting the band back together, the ass kicking, taekwondo orphans, mega rock band Dragon Sound, is being resurrected for a brand new audience for some of the best 80s music around.  Synth playing, mullet rocking, guitar shredding, pop infectious lyrics will get you jumping out of your seats, right before you are jump kicked back from the stage as Dragon Sound not only rocks the stage, but also rocks the criminal underworld and their “bad” cocaine in the film Miami Connection.

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Movie Review – Miami Connection

Get ready for the reunion tour of a lifetime.  Getting the band back together, the ass kicking, taekwondo orphans, mega rock band Dragon Sound, is being resurrected for a brand new audience for some of the best 80s music around.  Synth playing, mullet rocking, guitar shredding, pop infectious lyrics will get you jumping out of your seats, right before you are jump kicked back from the stage as Dragon Sound not only rocks the stage, but also rocks the criminal underworld and their “bad” cocaine in the film Miami Connection.

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Top Ten Movie Drugs

Alright, I haven’t done a top ten list in a while and I think this is the one that gets me back into list making.  I had a great conversation with some fellow movie critics and bloggers the other night, which led to us talking about Looper and the eye dropper drugs.  I will admit, along with science fiction movies, I love the concept of drugs evolving along with time.  Future Drugs are my jam and I love seeing what filmmakers will come up with in terms of creating fictional drugs that are just a plot device or a piece setting for movie and character.  Looper for instance had Levitt using an eye dropper to give him a high.  I am sure that wasn’t Visine, but it did lead to some trippy effects and side effects to the user.

So why not compile my list of favorite movie drugs, sci-fi and non sci-fi.  Like most lists, I am not necessarily ranking one over the other, it’s just that I picked 10 movie drugs that I enjoy and remember from movies.  So hold your outrage of some drugs not getting a higher ranking over another drug.  Take some pills and relax.

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Movie of the Day – Reefer Madness

I got to say, watching this trailer, the people’s action in the propaganda film leads me to believe that they are just smoking the wrong kind of bud.  Possibly some terrible ditch weed if anything if it’s causing people to leap to their deaths and laugh like a super villain who is tying someone to the train tracks.  I love nothing more than seeing how far America has come along with these sort of scare tactic propaganda movies.  Reefer Madness, much like Atomic Cafe, is probably best viewed with a satirical eye and a lot of weed cause the things they think reefer does to people in the 1930’s is fucking high-larious.

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Movie of the Day – Total Badass

I think that we all want to be a total badass at some point in our life.  Unless of course you are already a badass then you should probably avoid this subversive documentary that chronicles a true badass, lest you question your own badassery.  With that said, this is a weird ass movie about a guy who is a legend around Austin, TX for living the fringe life of society, while dabbling in guinea pig contests and diving into trashcans.

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Movie Review – Beyond the Black Rainbow

It’s as if Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, David Cronenberg, John Carpenter and Stanley Kubrick got together, had an orgy, and the end result is this glorious mess of a film.  Now that visual of some of the most eccentric and masterful directors of our time might not be the thing you want to think about, but it would be mild compared to what director Panos Cosmatos brought to life in Beyond the Black Rainbow.

I have been torn on the issue of whether I liked the ultra-sensory, depraved throwback film Beyond the Black Rainbow or outright loathed it.  To say the least, the trailer is a thing of beauty.  Precisely cut and paced, temped perfectly with a John Carpenter score of Moog Synthesizers and hard underlying visual feast that leaves you with a taste for more.  I could watch the trailer above like 20 times, but what I found hard to watch was the actual movie itself.  I guess I had high expectations with the trailer, hoping to just be blown away with a magnificent looking throwback film to the late 70s and early 80s science fiction horror.  I was hoping for the visual delights, but also for a bleak, oppressing movie that challenged me with a narrative that played upon dystopian thoughts with sound, thematic structure.  What I ended up getting is half of a good film and half of a terrible film.

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Movie of the Day – 21 Jump Street

Since this is coming out on Blu-Ray on Tuesday, I got to talk about this movie.  I mean, I lament the fact that Hollywood continuously scarps the bottom of the barrel and will pretty much remake every fucking television show in existence into a movie, but once in a blue moon, they do yield a nugget of gold amongst all the shit that gets made.  21 Jump Street was by far and away, one of the funnier comedies to come out in 2012.  It took the ridiculous premise of the show in which it is based on and made it even more ridiculous by reveling in the absurdity of grown men infiltrating a high school to bust up a sophisticated drug ring.  Even typing that sentence was absurd, but damned if this movie isn’t side splitting hilarious and well acted by C-Tates (Channing Tatum) and Jonah Hill.

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Movie of the Day – Saving Private Perez

So today is Cinco de Mayo, which means everyone gets the chance to be Mexican for the day and drink Corona’s (bleh) and eat Mexican food, which honestly is what I do most days.  Stereotypes are there for a reason.  Anyways, so while I could write about some incredible important Mexican film to commemorate the day we defeated France (who hasn’t really), but I decided I must show you this ridiculous film that is streaming on Netflix.  It is like the Mexican version of Saving Private Ryan, but you know, with more cartel shootings and Mexican soap opera drama.

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One Year Anniversary!!! Movie of the Day – Brick

It has been exactly one year to the day that I have started this blog.  I personally never thought that I would be able to post one item every day since the inception of this little adventure.  I started out the blog with my ode to one of my favorite films of all time, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, a film that rests comfortably at the top of my favorite film list.  But while it was the first film that kicked off this little adventure, there was one film that I first posted on my Facebook account that pretty much started my daily Movie of the Day post.  Brick, a film that takes the time tested neo-noir, crime genre and give it a new coat of paint and a slick script to produce one of the most unique and memorable movies I have seen in a long time.  Brick to me is a film that will always be one of the best.  For some reason, when I first started posting a movie of the day on my facebook timeline, this was the first film to come to mind.  It’s a film that encapsulates the era of the crime genre and spins it enough to make it something all its own.  A world of intrigue and lies, built upon the grounds of a high school where the teens become the adults and the story takes on a life of its own.

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