It’s Christmas Time, and that means christmas vacation! Throw in the fact that I’m taking a week off from work as well, and that means you have a happy little movie nerd! Starting on Friday the 22nd (Slow day at work) I kicked of the Cinema Fromage Christmas Spectacular, and from there, I’ve been on and off the couch throughout a variety movie fare! So for now, we get a quick recap of just what’s been watched so far at the CFCS, with a quick blurb. Some of these are better than others, so check back later for a full recap on some! (Less writing means more movies!) Last Years CFCS landed early taking in the Turkey Day weekend, so feel free to look back and how we fared with a shorter time frame. In the meantime, follow along as I proceed to turn my brain into mush! These will be recapped roughly by day! Think I’m nuts? Got suggestions or questions! Hit the comments!
So hold on to your butts….
It’s the 2006 Cinema Fromage Christmas Spectacular kick off!
Superman 2: The Donner Cut
The Story goes, Richard Donner shot extra scenes, etc. while shooting Superman 1. He was planning on doing #2. Then him & teh studio got in a pissing match, and they gave it to Richard Lester. And that’s the Supes II we’ve all seen. Now they’ve dug out all of Donner’s extra scenes, etc. recut it together, and we have the Donner cut. And it’s a pretty different flick. Cut way back on the camp, make a more serious movie, a different ending and all that jazz. Good stuff. This version of Superman 2 makes Superman Returns fit in even better with the first two. So if you didn’t like Supes 2, watch this. If you liked Supes 2, watch this, you’ll like it betterer.
This was the official kick off movie for the CFCS! I liked it so much, I watched it twice! I loved every casting role in this minus Lois. She kinda sucked. The rest? Top notch. The new Supes channels C.R. in here, and he’s a perfect fit. Spacey as Luthor was amazing! Story was excellent as well.
Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
This shit sucks. I had mediocre hopes for it too. I laughed from time to time, but a lot of that was at the background people and not at the Will Ferrell schtick. Don’t get me wrong, I like Will Ferrell, but this one didn’t work. Better luck next time.
This is a fun little flick. Not masterful by any means, but seeing as it’s from the director of The Convent I was quite pleased. There’s some good jokes in here, and some decent effects, so over the top hokey effects. One line of dialog towards the end pissed me off to no end however.
It’s Hammer Studios with Chris Lee and Peter Cushing. Of course I liked it! This time they bypass the horror and take on fantasy adventure. Pretty campy take at Lawrence of Arabia fare, but still fun none the less. The kicker here though? Ursula Andress. Yummy.
Not being a huge Rocky fan, I figured I’d hate it. But I didn’t! Who’d a thunk it? Overly sappy a good chunk of the way, still a solid story and it’s all Rocky as you’d expect. The Rocky fanfare still makes me want to run around and punch shit though. That’s good stuff.
Stumbled across this one by accident, and boy was I happy! Funny throughout and pretty off the wall, this a fairly fun christmas horror flick that’ll make your belly quiver like a bowl full of jelly. Lots of big faces in here including Chris kattan, The Nanny, Bill Goldberg, Dave Thomas, etc. etc.
So there you have it folks, day 1.5 of the Cinema Fromage Christmas Spectacular! Check back late tomorrow for the new list! (Good god I hope I survive that long)