Performance (1970)

I Saw A Film! A bit of a dual film glued together at the seams and mainly fascinating because of the fact that it stars possibly the best known rock and roll front-man of the age. The first thirty or forty minutes are a crime drama. James Fox plays Michael Caine playing a British thug…

Blow-up 1966

I Saw a Film Michelangelo Antonioni makes films the way Murakami writes novels. So trained are we on clear and simplistic plot and genre that anything that breaks that format seems to many of us wholly incomprehensible or at least too difficult. Always the fastest way to get complaints about films is to deviate from…

Kung-fu Zombies (1981)

I Saw a Film This is just your typical kung-fu zombie flick. Really nothing unusual except for the fact there's momentary vampire where the director might have gotten confused over what attributes reincarnated and possessed dead bodies might have. I am guessing that this film was made in the vein of previous Jackie Chan successes…

Necco Wafers and Taste

Necco wafers are disgustingNecco wafers are wonderfulNeccos (as we called them) are as old as the Civil War, and soldiers carried them in their kits.Necco stands for New England Candy Company.Neccos came in a variety of flavors: Chocolate, Lime, Lemon, Orange, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Licorice and Clove.The Lemon is basically Lemon Pledge.Neccos have been compared to…

Withnail and I (1987)

I Saw a Film (over and over) A couple of starving would-be actor types are freezing to death in a harrowingly filthy London flat circa 1969. Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann are our suffering protagonists who, while attempting to locate booze and freedom and maybe paying gigs, hit upon a brilliant plan to take…

Captain Kronos: The Vampire Hunter (1972)

Though IMDB says 74! I got my date right off the film. Before Anime flooded our entertainment world with endless variety of schlocky vampire hunters dressed as twee school girls (meant to titillate the predatory pedophile in us all), we had Captain Kronos! Or maybe someone did. I never saw this thing until now. Hammer…

On the Expression of Cynicism and Indignation

An ancient Greek legend has a player of a reed instrument challenge Apollo to a contest of who the best player is, Apollo on his lyre or Marsyas on his aulos. Long story short, Marsyas loses and according to the most popular interpretation of the legend, Apollo actually skins the fellow alive as punishment. A…

Internet Comment Etiquette

Have you ever gotten utterly frustrated with the world of baseball cap wearing drop-out experts telling us to fear Bill Gates? Or that Obama made Frogs Gay? This guy is our salvation. Enjoy! In this episode Erik goes after the wildly batshit crazy idea that drinking bleach is the answer to your ailments! Please be…

The Brainiac (1963) w/Rifftrax

I Saw A Film Here's a treat. An old Mexican horror film (1963) originally called the Baron of Terror (El Baron del Terror) armed with a wonky rubber mask and a bevy of gorgeous ladies to attack, rolled up in a burrito-like package and fed to the Rifftrax mavens to chew up and laugh heartily…

The Chase (1966)

I Saw A Film This one is a psychological pot boiler loaded to the hilt with iconic screen presences. I'd seen it before but had forgotten it precisely. Though it's not hard to pull the trigger on anything with Brando and Redford a-and Dickinson. It also has Jane Fonda and Robert Duvall, but Janice Rule…