“Being a vampire in the 20th century is a nightmare.”
You have seen Jim Carrey play a Pet Detective, the God of Mischief, an alien, comic book villain, one of the dumbest people on earth, and even a Grinch who stole Christmas. Did you know before all of that he played a teenage virgin on the verge of becoming a vampire?
Back in 1985 Carrey starred in a movie titled Once Bitten. A movie about Mark Kendall (Carrey) just looking to lose that virginity card since everyone around him except for him and his two best friends. HIs girlfriend isn’t ready so in desperation he heads to Hollywood to have a quick fling. While out on the town he runs into sexpot beauty Lauren Hutton as The Countess. She also is in desperation and on the prowl because she is a 400 year old vampire who has only three days to drink the blood of a virgin and Mark is her only hope.
Legendary comedians doing what they do best.
What do Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Demi Moore, John Candy, and 2Pac Shakur all have in common? They all participated in one of the wackiest comedies that ever existed. That comedy is called Nothing But Trouble. Dan Aykroyd is known for being a writer as well as an actor. He did choose to direct only one movie in his career as an artist and that movie was Nothing But Trouble. You have to wonder what he had up his sleeve for the Ghostbuster sequel he put together after seeing his imagination fly in this 1991 film that he also wrote the screenplay for and creating some of the craziest characters ever written for the screen.
So for this week’s Throwback Thursday movie edition, I am revisiting the popular movie Mean Girls. Back then I remember people all around me couldn’t stop talking about Tina Fey’s screenplay debut onto the big screen. This movie provided so many teens and probably some adults with ways to “read” or get revenge on those who have wronged them. Day after day I would hear friends quote this movie from its catchy and memorable quotes. This was also a look at how High Schools have changed since the John Hughes days of High School. Mean Girls brought it with its witty insults and in your face harsh truths. Backstabbing and two-face friends went hand in hand in this teen comedy in 2004.
“What is Fetch?”
So in the spirit of the movie, this is my harsh truth regarding the movie: I saw this movie one time in theatre and walked out thinking, “It was okay.” Yes, there is actually someone out there that didn’t praise the movie Mean Girls like the majority. When I tell certain people on how I didn’t favor this movie that much, they were just as confused as someone saying they don’t like Beyoncé. They didn’t get it and were prepared to crucified for saying it out loud. I can’t explain why I didn’t like it. Maybe it was too catty and hateful for me to enjoy it. Maybe I just didn’t understand the humor that was presented to me. Or maybe this movie just isn’t a good movie. Some of you probably want to just stop reading cause I’m full of crap but my fellow followers, you knew what you were getting into. I like and sometimes dislike movies that most people really enjoy. It isn’t on purpose, sometimes it just works out that way. Don’t banish me just yet. Even though my memory of this movie is like a bad taste of a fart in my mouth, I am using this project as a platform to re-watch the movie and see if it has changed my mind. It has been a little over a decade since its release. Let’s see if I’ve matured enough to enjoy this film and pray anyone reading will not put me in their own burn book.
For this Thanksgiving holiday, while most of you are thinking about your bellies and eating all the food you can eat today, it is also still considered throwback Thursday. I have been behind schedule posting a weekly entry to my Throwback Thursday movie edition project. Today I am playing catch up by watching some older movies to fulfill my day along with the food. For today, I wanted to watch movies that were a little upbeat and fun and to make sure I am on par with this project, below are the movies I decided to watch for J, K, and L.
And when you’re down here…YOU FLOAT TOO!
So I actually have been looking forward to this week’s throwback Thursday movie of the week. I really enjoy this film a lot. Tim Curry, a brilliant and talented actor, nails his role as a supernatural being who preys on kids by disguising himself as a clown named Pennywise. Anyone who grew up in the 90’s may know who this character is. What I remember from watching it as a kid was that it was meant to be scary and some scenes were very effective. However it wasn’t the clown that scared me back then. It was Eddie Bowers, the town bully. He didn’t give me nightmares or anything but at moments of heavy suspense were the scenes with him in it picking on one of the members of The Losers Club. The supernatural element was just a perk on making this a great mini series to watch. Pt 2 of this miniseries wasn’t as entertaining because i wasn’t an adult back then. I related more to the movie when they were kids. Now that I am an adult, I wonder if that will change.
This week I am revisiting 1986’s take on a Marvel comic character Howard the Duck. It is a movie from my own collection, I do remember the movie, not embarrassed to say that I’ve watched it, but for the life of me I can’t remember why I liked it enough to want to own it. Back then, I had no idea this movie was based on a comic book character. When I saw Howard the Duck in a cameo on Guardians of the Galaxy, I was a bit confused because he looked so different then the look that I remembered. Apparently the duck had a different look to him in the comics. Only reason I can think of is that he looks more familiar in the live action movie because he looks more cartoonish and familiar because he resembles what Donald Duck would look like. This movie had a cult following as it isn’t liked by many people. Didn’t make much at the box office but its cheesy enough to be just enough fun to watch it during a bad movie night with friends. So I am going down memory lane to see why I enjoyed the movie in the first place and see if I can rekindle how I felt about it back then.
Go, the young adult answer to Pulp Fiction.
This week I went with a movie that really resonated with me back then. After watching Pulp Fiction I was fascinated with the idea of having multiple interwoven plotlines mashed up into one movie. This is where you have many characters and stories in one movie but it is shown in different order and all connect in a specific way. Most of the movie also takes place during a 24 hour period. I always say that the best movies take place in one day. I really like putting the pieces together or just seeing the same story being played out from different perspectives. I remember this movie being a lot of fun, different, and also I was just turning 18 so I felt like such an adult finally able to go to the movies without an adult present with me and one that I didn’t have to sneak into to watch. Shhh…don’t tell anyone. I want to see if this movie still holds up to how it made me feel back then.