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Topic: Grindhouse

Sugar Boxx

A silly-minded fightin' foxy female flick.


Action

Rod Lott
The trailer of "Sugar Boxx" would have been right at home amid the fun, fake coming attractions sandwiched in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's epic "Grindhouse."
 
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hobo with a Shotgun

The feel-good homeless vigilante film of the year!


Action

Rod Lott
“Hobo with a Shotgun” started as a joke — specifically, as the winner of a fake trailer contest to promote the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez collaboration “Grindhouse.” For some reason, it follows “Machete,” the first faux coming attraction in “Grindhouse,” to a full-fledged feature.
 
Friday, July 8, 2011

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ reminds one of the superior scary movie.


Horror

Rod Lott

In general, I prefer the films of Guillermo del Toro that he doesn’t direct (“The Orphanage,” “Splice”) to the ones he does (particularly “Hellboy” and its sequel). That pretty much holds true for “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” which he only co-wrote and co-produced, ceding the director’s chair to newcomer Troy Nixey.

 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Torso

Hungry for giallo? Take a stab at this one.


Horror

Rod Lott
So good are its recent Dario Argento reissues in high-definition that I'd been waiting patiently for Blue Underground's Blu-ray release of "Torso," a 1973 giallo from director Sergio Martino ("The Mountain of the Cannibal God"). Not only did it not disappoint, but it surpassed my expectations.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dead Hooker in a Trunk

Trust me: Leave it locked up.


Action

Rod Lott
As Adam West once famously spoke as Batman, “Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb.”
 
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Don’t Let Him In

Don't!


Thriller

Rod Lott
One of the many joys of “Grindhouse” was Edgar Wright’s fake trailer for “Don’t,” which  hilariously poked fun at the thrillers and frighteners of the 1970s whose titles warned viewers not to go somewhere or do something: “Don’t Open Till Christmas,” “Don’t Go in the Basement,” “Don’t Look in the Attic,” etc.
 
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nude Nuns with Big Guns

Not such a hard habit to break.


Action

Rod Lott
Opening with "Grindhouse" soundalike music, "Nude Nuns with Big Guns" very much wants to be a down-and-dirty Robert Rodriguez take on the women-in-prison picture, but with a religious twist.
 
Monday, February 6, 2012

42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition

A treasure trove of trailers that titillate.


Action

Rod Lott
Since 2005, Synapse Films has helped keep the sticky-floored spirit of grindhouse cinema alive by issuing collections of coming attractions under the 42nd Street Forever banner. Interested parties can catch up on the half-dozen titles thus far on DVD (I have, minus the lone XXX-Treme one) or opt for the new Blu-ray Edition. It's essentially a "greatest hits" piece, culling 80 trailers from all previous volumes.
 
Friday, June 1, 2012

The Disco Exorcist

Beelzeboobs.


Comedy

Rod Lott

A title like The Disco Exorcist just screams, “Why wasn’t this part of Grindhouse?"

 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Zombie A-Hole

Yawn of the dead.


Horror

Rod Lott
Even if it sported a bland title, I still would've wanted to see Zombie A-Hole, for the simple fact that it's writer/director/producer/editor/animator/etc. Dustin Mills' follow-up to 2010's The Puppet Monster Massacre, one of the more fun films the cult world has yet to embrace, because not enough of its residents have seen it. That's my theory, anyway.
 
Thursday, August 30, 2012
 
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