Seminal horror film from 1990 starring Macaulay Culkin. Holds up well.
Batshit fuckin insane apocalyptic epic from Darren Aronofsky is one of the craziest things I’ve seen in a long damn time. Starts out with gigantic rock monsters, gets more nuts from there until the ending which nearly turns into a SUNSHINE-esque ”Serial killer on a ship!” yarn. Holy shit. Utterly humorless and grim, which makes its bizarre decisions even more entertaining. I’m not a religious person, but if this is the way Biblical adaptations are gonna be, sign me up for more.
I guess I could have added STEAK, too, but it’s not as good. Basically I think you’d find writer/director/composer Quentin Dupieux’s movies interestingly weird.
RUBBER (2010) is about a tire that can murder people with telekinesis. I know, it sounds like someone trying to make a parody of TROMA movies, but it’s not.
WRONG (2012) is about a guy looking for his missing dog.
Disclaimer: I haven’t seen it, so don’t blame me if it’s awful (which it most likely is) but it apparently has some pretty cool make up effects and an interesting behind-the-scenes story. From what I’ve heard, it’s cut together out of two unfinished movies, that were directed by three different people. Don’t know about its availability in the US, but here in Germany we just got a uncut DVD release.
Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton shoot witches with Gatling guns and ressuscitate trolls with medieval tazers. It’s not great, it completely wastes Peter Stormarre, but I thought it was good dumb fun and deserved a review by someone who won’t whine that it’s too silly but not jokey enough like most ”serious” critics did. It’s sort of like the non-clever version of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter or A Knight’s Tale, or the non-shitty version of Van Helsing.
Joe Dante’s 1997 HBO movie about lots of eerily contemporary political topics. Just look at how Phil Hartman plays a president, who would pass by now as parody of George W. Bush!
This derivative cheesefest from Stephen Sommers is probably everything Vern hates not just because of the director, but I love the thing, it’s a fun monster b-movie with great production and humor, a cast of recognizable toughs and the type of ridiculous that makes the cheese so damn delicious!
LET THE BULLETS FLY is an action/comedy period piece about criminal’s acting as politicians and politicians acting like criminals and how everyday working class people suffer while they fight over money and power. It is equal parts action film and subversive political satire. What is even more interesting about the more subversive elements of them film is that the picture was approved by the Chinese government. It also features Chow Yun-Fat playing multiple roles including hamming it up as the villain of the film, a sleazy and corrupt noble men named Master Huang.