Video Show: Joshua the Anarchist
Charged with the crime of liking Batman & Robin, Joshua the Anarchist has been declared insane and committed to Arkham Asylum. Locked away in a padded cell, he’ll endure movie after movie as doctors attempt to “treat” him. He may not have gone in a madman, but he soon will be.
Joshua recently saw the re-release of Jurassic Park, and was left with one question: Remember back when kids’ movies had some of the scariest moments in film history? Whatever happened to that?
Josh responds to a review of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters that accuses the film of having misogynistic themes, and puts way too much thought into a movie about fighting two-headed witches.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo is now apparently the greatest movie of all time, but does it deserve that honor? And while we’re at it, did Citizen Kane deserve that honor in the first place? And is it really possible to call any movie the greatest movie of all time?
We dig into Joshua’s Movie Madhouse archives (back when it was known as Anarchy at the Movies) for Disney’s underwhelming adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel that inspired countless sci-fi adventure films, John Carter, starring Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins.
On this special Halloween episode of The Lunatic Fringe, Josh talks about a film from Tim Burton’s so called “Golden Age”. Beware the movie with no protagonist! The movie that’s hates its characters with a passion! The movie… known as Mars Attacks!
On this episode of Movie Madhouse, Josh sings the praises of the baffling yet brilliant Cloud Atlas. Some will love it, some will hate it, but one way or another, you should definitely watch it!
The Lunatic Fringe takes a look at Bryan Singer’s The Usual Suspects, a mystery/crime thriller about a heist gone wrong that became famous for its big twist ending. Unfortunately, Joshua has some major problems with that ending. Naturally, this review contains major SPOILERS! for a 17 year old movie. And also, Bruce Willis is a ghost.
On this episode of Movie Madhouse, Josh examines Taken 2, the follow-up to that one movie you remember from a few years ago with that one scene. Back for a pointless, ever-so-slightly xenophobic sequel, Liam Neeson is… the Taken guy.
On this episode of Movie Madhouse, Josh looks at two recent releases, two dystopian futures, two badass gunmen, and loads of ultraviolence. Sounds like a great time at the movies!
Josh gives his deranged take on the 1995 Sylvester Stallone movie Judge Dredd, where a British satirical take on fascist American cop movies gets turned into… a fascist American cop movie.
Joshua returns with a review of the current release Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth in the shlocky but enjoyable zombie apocalypse series directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring his wife Milla Jovovich. This time, evil goes global! …Or not.
It’s time for Anarchy at the Movies, where your host Joshua the Anarchist looks at (relatively) new releases. In this installment, a great light has gone out in the universe: it’s the fans’ hopes for a good Green Lantern movie!
Joshua defends every Batman fan’s most hated director, Joel Schumacher. Find out why Josh thinks the problem with Batman Forever and Batman & Robin is that they weren’t camp enough, and why you should just leave Joel Schumacher alone!