It’s a mostly spoiler-free retrospective of the 13-episode murder mystery series Harper’s Island. The show was suspenseful despite being a somewhat clichéd tale of a large cast of characters who get killed off one by one, but does it hold up for a second viewing on DVD?
Based on the video game of the same name, it’s a film with a risky concept: Gather four hot women (Holly Valance, Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Jaime Pressly), put them in as little clothes as possible, and have them fight each other! Luckily for Cecil, the concept works, making for one of the best video game adaptations ever.
Taking place 70 years after the adventures of Aang and the gang, the show focus on Korra, a teenage girl who’s the current incarnation of the Avatar. Sursum explains why this show has everything you could possibly want from children’s entertainment.
It’s the movie version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, directed by Joel Schumacher and starring two relatively unknown actors at the time (Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum) who clearly weren’t hired for their singing abilities.
It’s one of Cecil’s favorite slasher films ever, starring Christopher and Lynda Day George, “Bruce Le” [sic], and the kid from Pod People tracking down a serial killer who’s dismembering coeds to create a jigsaw puzzle made from body parts. Whoever the killer might be, one thing’s for sure: he’s a real bastard. Bastard!! BASTARD!!
Shia LaBeouf is teenager Stanley Yelnats (geddit?), who’s falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to a concentration camp juvenile detention camp where the kids are forced to dig holes each day. Meanwhile, in flashback, we learn how Stanley’s entire family was cursed by Eartha Kitt, and how Patricia Arquette was a notorious bandit back in the 1800s.
It’s Joey’s hate-filled review of The Return of Jafar, a lazy, badly animated cash-in on Aladdin, and the first (and probably worst) Disney direct-to-video sequel!
At long last, it’s the movie adaption of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, now a Tea Partier’s wet dream! The VP of the country’s most important railroad and the owner of the country’s most important steel company join forces to save the economy and answer the burning question (and meme-before-memes-were-a-thing): Who is John Galt?
Unfortunately, Suzie’s been sentenced to watch the 1987 live-action Masters of the Universe movie, starring Dolph Lundgren, Courteney Cox, Principal Strickland, Tom Paris, and Richard Nixon as Skeletor. Enjoy!
Joey’s setting the record straight. He doesn’t want you to watch this movie. Here are five good reasons why you should stay away from The Cat in the Hat.
Sofie takes on Michael Bay and his big, dumb, loud first entry in the Transformers series, starring Shia LaBeouf as a high school kid who befriends alien robots and, even more unbelievably, dates Megan Fox. While not as horrible as the two sequels, it’s still full of enough obnoxious humor (an Autobot pisses on John Turturro’s head! On camera!) to make it a chore to sit through.
Mr. Mendo returns to one of his earliest episodes to provide behind-the-scenes insight into what made it so hilarious and successful! Or not. It’s the special bonus commentary track for his review of the Degrassi High episode “The All Nighter”!
Loosely based on the arcade game of the same name, Double Dragon stars Party of Five‘s Scott Wolf and future Iron Chef host Mark Dacascos as two interracial brothers living in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles in the far-flung year of 2007. With the help of Alyssa Milano, they protect one-half of an ancient Chinese talisman from falling into the hands of crime lord Robert Patrick, who will stop at nothing to reassemble the medallion and gain absolute power.
In case you ever wanted to know what Se7en was like as a dull paranormal thriller with Harvey Dent as an FBI agent, Gandhi as a telepathic serial killer, and no intelligence whatsoever, just check out this review of Suspect
A force subtly known as the Great Evil threatens the earth, so it’s up to 23rd century cab driver Bruce Willis to bring together four element stones and Milla Jovovich (as the titular Fifth Element) to unleash a Divine Light to stop the Evil. Will they succeed, or be defeated by Gary Oldman’s awful (southern?) accent?
It’s Part Two of the Batman Chronicles! This time around, Joey looks at Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, the feature-length film from the team behind Batman: The Animated Series.
It’s a special series where Mr. Mendo reads fan-fiction about him sent in by the fans! This episode features a story inspired by his Scott Pilgrim vs. the World review, wherein Mr. Mendo encounters Michael Cera, and all sorts of homoerotic, disgusting, violent events ensue. Seriously, this story is NSFW.
As a cost-cutting move, the Doctor and Rose barely appear in this episode, and instead we focus on an ordinary guy who’s obsessed with the Doctor, and joins a group of like-minded people trying to find him. Alas, all he finds is a grotesque comedy relief alien designed by a nine year old. But on the plus side, he ends up with a girlfriend he can take for granite.
Renegado gets angry at Delta Farce, the disastrously unfunny comedy starring Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, and DJ Qualls as a group of National Guardsmen who crash land in Mexico and for some reason think they’re in Iraq. The movie scores some points for casting Danny Trejo as the bad guy, and the exquisite Marisol Nichols as his woman, but immediately forfeits those points by including Jeff Dunham and his talking jalapeño puppet.
Liam gets all nostalgic for 1999, pre-internet porn, soundtracks
featuring Third Eye Blind and/or Blink-182, and American Pie, the blockbuster teen sex comedy where four friends (Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, some other guys) make a pact to get laid before prom, and set their sights on the likes of Tara Reid, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, and one unsuspecting pastry.