Every Sunday, Gill delves into his archive of over 800 movie reviews and randomly selects three for your enjoyment! Here are this week’s…
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine star as a pair of numbskull rednecks who take a vacation to a ramshackle cabin in the woods and accidentally cross paths with a group of college kids who are straight out of a horror movie. What follows is ninety minutes of hilarious misunderstandings as the kids try to outwit and kill who they believe to be horror movie slashers like Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but just end up killing themselves in ridiculous accidental ways. Tudyk and Labine turn in great performances as Tucker and Dale, and the balance of gore and laughs is damn near perfect. This is a must-see for any fan of the slasher genre, as it plays with the tropes and cliches of slasher films in a way that is both familiar and original. One of the funniest horror comedies I have ever seen.
4 out of 5
Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus is about as stupid as you’d expect the sequel to Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus to be, but the additions of Jaleel White (Urkel) and b-movie veteran Robert Picardo to the cast manages to make Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus just a little more fun than its predecessor. Only fans of trash cinema need bother with this, but those fans won’t be disappointed.
1 out of 5, but if you love bad movies, 5 out of 5
An overly schmaltzy feel-good flick that’s just way too hamfisted to take seriously. While the bromance genre of comedy has found success in recent years, With Honors attempted to present the genre more dramatically back in 1994, as Brendan Fraser basically falls in love with a homeless man played by Joe Pesci. The movie isn’t bad, but it just doesn’t really work, and I felt like the actual film ended long before the credits rolled. Joe Pesci does put in a good performance, though, and if nothing else, this film is worth watching to see Patrick Dempsey before he was really famous, playing a rather flamboyant radio DJ who owns a rooster.
2.5 out of 5
See you next Sunday for three more thrilling short reviews!