Friday, February 26, 2010

Cheesy Movies I Love

I also have a fondness for Flash Gordon. Probably a lot of it has to do with the soundtrack by Queen ~ "Flash! Ahhh! Savior of the universe!"

OHMIGOD! I'd forgotten just how wonderful that movie is! The flying men... the laser blasts... the bare chest of Flash back before every guy in Hollywood had a six pack. Wow. The awesomeness of this movie cannot be denied.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Clash of the Titans

Okay, so who remembers the original stop~action, dare I say "classic" film Clash of the Titans, with a young and hunky Harry Hamlin (I thought he was hot stuff back then) fighting off clay monsters and trying to save the girl? I do! It's actually one of my favorite films, despite the mish mash of Greek mythology, hammy acting, and dated special effects. I actually like the stop action clay critters and the wide~eyed did~she~ever~work~again Andromeda acting alongside such greats as Maggie Smith and Laurence Olivier.

So I'm not sure what to think about this new version coming out. The preview I just saw on tv looked pretty lame but I found one on Youtube that looked much more action~packed and interesting. So let's do a trailer~to~trailer comparison and vote. :)

The new one:

The original:

And I found an "updated" version of the 1981 trailer that actually makes the movie look somewhat interesting. :)

I really feel that the original trailer gives you a better sense of the cheesiness of the film, though.

Vote now!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Random Trivia

I was playing the Freekibble daily trivia question (answer right or wrong and you donate food to dogs ad cats in shelters), and today's question was what is the word record for the fastest time a dog unrolled a car window - not the automatic kind, but one you have to wind the crank on. A Border Collie named Striker holds the record for the fastest a dog has unwound a non-electric car window: 11.34 seconds!