Thursday, April 05, 2018
Thursday Movie Picks: Underground
For the 14th week of 2018 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer. The subject is on films from the underground. Films that are either didn’t get played in theaters and made their popularity through late night movies or films that were seen one day and then gone tomorrow only to be discovered years later. Here are my three picks:
1. Malibu Express
For anyone who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s and spent a lot of time staying up to watch skin flicks probably know who Andy Sidaris is. A man who basically perfected a simple genre of girls with guns. Yet, it’s often beautiful women with nice figures who weren’t afraid to show what they got as well as be badasses. The film is about a private investigator who tries to solve a murder case that gets more complicated due to the fact that all of the suspects, including the widow, are all gorgeous women. It’s got action, it’s got comedy, and most of all. It has a fine-looking chick named Knockers who definitely lives up to the name and more.
2. Miami Connection
A film that came out in the late 80s and disappeared into obscurity until discovered by the Alamo Drafthouse in the late 2000s and brought it back to life in 2012 comes a film that is cheesy but so fun to watch. It’s a film with a simple premise in which a martial arts band that just wants to make good music and bring peace that is forced to deal with a gang of biker-ninjas who want to take over a club for their drug enterprise. It’s got some moments that are unintentionally-funny but it never takes itself seriously as it’s just a fun martial arts film with some good tunes.
3. Killer Klowns from Outer Space
A film that I wasn’t fond of at first when I was a teenager that I’ve now grown to love as an adult is probably one of the silliest horror comedies ever made. It involves a group of alien killer clowns from outer space who arrive into a small town and just kill everyone with only a handful of people including a cop and two brothers selling ice creams from their ice cream trucks to save the world. It’s cheesy, it’s ridiculous, extremely silly, and not high-brow cinema at all. Then again, does it need to be high-brow when it is so fun to watch?
© thevoid99 2018