I’m exceedingly fond of this movie, so this became a COME LEARN A THING episode.
What better way to ring in the holidays than with the rise and fall and rerise of Robert Downey Jr.? How about a DOUBLE LENGTH EPISODE?
This week, a flick somehow infinitely more sensitive and heartfelt than the thousands of other Manpain Revenge Movies that ripped it off.
I cannot believe I somehow missed watching this as a teenager.
Some rascally kids spend two years locked in an attic and get up to good, wholesome fun.
Really though, we’re talking about a VC Andrews story. So….heads up for discussion of sexual assault, child abuse, and incest.
Links below the cut.
Well, Fox. You did it. And by “it,” I mean you scrubbed and sanded one of the flagship pieces of alternative queer media until it was 87% heterosexual. Congratufuckinglations, Murdoch and co., I knew you could do. I just wanted to believe you had more class.
Let me back up a little bit.
Welcome to Trash & Treasures! We rescue the movies others throw away.
As I toil away on Gankutsuou – posts apparently determined to be difficult to write in a manner proportional to my love for the series – I wanted to take this moment to share an exciting project with you, dear readers. Continue reading
Hand in hand with the human fascination with death comes the desire to defang it – to make it bearable and understandable. And yet, horror comedies are perilously difficult to pull off with much success, often veering toward one or the other or coming off with a unpleasantly leering tone (looking at you, Thankskilling). In a world where we’ve all shrugged our shoulders and said, “sure, saying we’re all watching Sharknado ironically is good enough,” I thought it might be nice to take a look at some films that melded comedy and horror with love, effort, and actual worthwhile effect.