In the words of Elvis Costello, welcome to the working week. I sincerely hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. After watching Doctor Who this past weekend, I spent most of my time catching up with my favorite sites, as well as finding some new favorites (and trying my best to ignore the Super Bowl and the appalling, appalling performance by Madonna, and the subsequent controversy, which made “boobgate” or whatever it was called, look like the wanton slaughter of children in comparison). So, the on-again, off-again weekly roundup is back (its like a Kardashian marriage, sans the regrettable sex tapes). And to kick off its return, I’ve got some links to share with you, some news for this site about upcoming films, and themes from other sites that are pretty bitchin’ awesome. (I’ll also stress how little I cared about the Super Bowl this year and, as a Cleveland Browns fan, probably reiterate how much I want Betty White to be our Head Coach next year. The lady can kick it in a hoodie, sorry Bill.)
First things first, links!
I would first like to offer my thanks to OGR (Old Game Reviewer) for extending an invitation to post my reviews on the blog over there. If you are at all interested in films, comics, or video games you should check it out.
Over at Trash Film Guru, there are a lot of great reviews to choose from, so I’ll make it a bit easier for you and suggest you take a look at the reviews of the illustrious Don Dohler’s films. (But you really can’t go wrong, no matter what reviews you choose to read, they all are really excellent and well-written.)
James at The B-Horror Blog has a running theme of DISASTER! films for the month of February (a theme I find fitting, as the whole month of February is typically a gray, slushy, disgusting disaster of a month). He’s got a couple reviews up already, so give ‘em a look!
If you like your reviews with a healthy dose of snark, head over to AWFULLY BAD MOVIE CLUB. It’s the cat’s pajamas. (I admit, they sucked me in with a review of a Nic Cage movie, and there is nothing better than a sarcastic review of a Nic Cage movie.)
Lastly, as I linked up above, The Hook tackles the recent Super Bowl controversy at The Book of Terrible. (I think he also obliquely advocates more Madonna lesbian makeouts, instead of sleep-inducing performances which include a hardly-noticeable, inappropriate gesture in a game where grown men violently assault one another — don’t get me wrong, I love it — but in comparison, kids seeing someone flip the bird seems pretty non-damaging.)
SPEAKING OF THE SUPERBOWL:
I didn’t watch much of it this year, only enough to know that Madonna crapped the bed at halftime, and New York fans ended their interminably long, miserable 3 year championship drought. It must feel great to overcome such a period of hardship. But at least Betty White has my back and I’m still young enough that, maybe, I’ll see a Cleveland sports championship in my lifetime (too bad no one gives a rat’s dick about indoor soccer — RIP Cleveland Crunch).
BUT I’M NOT REALLY BITTER OR ANYTHING.
News-wise for Cheap As They Come, I’ve got a couple announcements. First, I’d like to draw your attention to the next film I’ll be watching, which promises to be FUCKING METAL:
Not only does it have a giant BATTLETRUCK in it, or have the best name ever for a film (BATTLETRUCK) it also stars the Michael Beck, who is pretty much the shit (and, by the way, if you order this from Amazon, I bet you $5.99 you will not regret the purchase — unless of course, Michael Beck’s 8×10 glossy seduces your wife, an event which is entirely possible, neigh, almost certain). But seriously, who the fuck doesn’t love Michael Beck? No one with a grain of sense, that’s who.
LASTLY, A THEME
After I enjoy Battletruck (and — I assure you — I will enjoy it) I am going to launch a theme for the remainder of the month and that theme is CHRISTOPHER LEE. I have yet to meet a Christopher Lee role I didn’t like, because the man is good at what he does (the scenery-chewing old ham that he is). I’ve yet to compile a solid list yet, but rest assured it will be 100% awesome and 100% jank (which means it will be 200% Christopher Lee). But that is after BATTLETRUCK, which from now on I will only write in BOLD CAPS.
Have a good week all, and keep an eye out for post-apocalyptic New Zealand, and a rag-wearing Michael Beck later this week.