I haven’t done one of these Now Showing posts for awhile because with the advent of sites like Catholic Media Review, Good News Film Reviews, and Love2learn at the Movies, who needs me telling them where to find movie reviews? But I have to admit, as much as I appreciate those blogs, it’s rare that they venture near the same shelves of the video store which I frequent.
Fortunately, I can always count on the crew over at The Sci-Fi Catholic and their neverending love for all schlock Asian to provide me with a fix. Thanks to their recommendations I’m fairly certain The Buddhist Fist and Yo-Yo Girl Cop will be finding their way onto my Netflix queue.
Meanwhile, back here in the states, TheoFantastique takes a trip down memory lane and revisits one of my favorite horror movies from the 80’s, the excellent and inexplicably overlooked Dead & Buried. I could rave at lengths on this movie, but John Morehead does it so well I don’t have to.
I often bemoan the fact that studios so rarely produce a quality horror movie like Dead & Buried. And apparently I’m not alone. A recent article by Stephen King got David W. Congdon at The Fire and The Rose wondering why Hollywood can’t scare. I may just steal, er… I mean echo, some of his insights somewhere down the road.
But just because Hollywood can’t scare us onscreen doesn’t mean they can’t do so in real life. For example, take this quick clip of actor Stephen Baldwin introducing his upcoming Left Behind style comic The Remnant at this year’s Comic Con.
You’re making my job hard, Stephen. Cut it out. But I suppose I should probably be more charitable. After all, if Fr. Erik Richtsteig over at Orthometer can forgive John Voigt for fathering Angelina Jolie, then who am I to hold a little Pre-millennial Dispensationalist fervor against Mr. Baldwin?
Okay, it’s getting weird now. Best to end this one here. See you next time.