Jamie just loves to punish us with video games movies, even though it is a universally accepted FACT that they are all bad. Although, to be fair, he has brought us probably one of the least-worst attempts at adapting one with ‘archeologist’s nightmare’ Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Some of us have nostalgic attachment; some of us don’t, but all of us have a lot to say this time round in a discussion that contains: villainous lounging, Daniel Craig’s atrocious American accent, British ‘comic’ relief, Lara Croft’s absolute perfection, punctuation problems and, of course, those infamous breasts.
We have had our brushes with ‘obscure’ John Carpenter in the past, but this time we’re going all out with ‘classic’ John Carpenter as we charge on into the weird labyrinth that is Big Trouble in Little China from 1986. It’s a true-to-form midnight movie nostalgia-thon for most of the crew this week, but one of us has some dissenting words. Come and listen to whom bucks the trend in a film about fighting in various rooms, weird classic Hollywood impressions, nightmare fuel monsters that are barely seen and every vaguely Asian-looking actor Hollywood could muster in the 80’s. [ Except Mr Miyagi 😦 ]
Ant had to make up for his previous choice of ‘Xanadu’ and what better way than to contrast a campy, trashy musical with some gritty, violent, British drama. So he did with this weeks choice of ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’, a 2004 effort from cult British filmmaker Shane Meadows. This time, Ant, Rich and Abi try to get to grips with a film that makes for some uncomfortable watching, ponder over just what the genre of this film is (in a good way, for a change), are constantly reminded that people are just awful and discuss whether regional British accents can be a little tricky.