Weekly Time Waster

Welcome to another Weekly Time Waster!  My name is Scott or Canadian Scott if you prefer and my area of nerd love comes from watching movies.  I love them all; sometimes the worse a movie is, the more I love it.  This weekly column is going to be bringing you some of the new release movies from the week relevant to us in the nerd world.  I won’t be giving you spoilers but instead you’ll get to see some trailers and my thoughts on the movie.  Enjoy and feel free to let me know of any others you think I missed.

This week is a slow week for us fans of nerdy movies.  I mean I could talk about the travesty that is the Texas Chainsaw remake, or the long-winded and 2deep4me Cloud Atlas but then what would the fun in that be?  Instead, during my barrel scraping I came across a multi-movie release from Chemical Burn Entertainment.  They have previously shown up here with Sloppy the Psychotic, the movie best described by me as Falling Down but with clowns.  Chemical Burn has given us a seven disc set called Grindhouse Galore: Guns, Babes and Gore.  How could I not give you guys a chance to behold the glory that is this movie set?  So please enjoy the four best of the seven disc set.

Death Angel December: Vengeance Kill

http://youtu.be/k9SUq5uQm_A

 I spit on your grave was released in 1978 and created a lot of shock and horror with the graphic violence against women and the overall graphic nature of the female character’s revenge.  Now nothing in this trailer says to me homage or honouring so why make this film?  Was the 2010 remake so tame that these producers thought, let’s bring it back to the original 70s vibe and feel?  The acting is definitely amateurish and the gun violence looks a little weak and completely unrealistic.  I know this is a grindhouse movie and over-the-top violence and sexuality comes with the territory but really is there a market for this?  I will admit though that the female character sliding along the ground to shoot the man in the groin was badass.

Nacho Mountain

http://youtu.be/IaRXi3RULrI

Wacky sports ebb and flow like the tide, all the rage five years ago was texas hold’em poker where you couldn’t shake a stick and not hit someone playing the game, or even watching a televised tournament on TV.  Also a few years back, competitive eating was another “out there” sport where people would try to suck in as much food as humanly possible for the sake of glory and high calorie counts.  When a man down on his luck decides to open an underground competitive eating arena you just know this is not a thinking man’s movie.  Add to it the bumbling Boss Hog type Mayor and the southern fried sheriffs then you have a recipe for craziness tossed in a Broken Lizard’s sauce and you have a recipe for disaster.  Expect to hear a lot of fat jokes, lots of throw up shots and a whole whack of stoner humour.

Awesome Killer Auditions: Its Murder Being a Star

http://youtu.be/bP9d4VCXUCw

Yes there is a grammatical error in the title of this movie.  This can only be a great start to this “movie”.  Now as a person who has seen a lot of movie from England, I’m not 100% sold that this was actually filmed in Britain, maybe some of you readers from across the pond can tell me if the accents are real or fake.  Let’s say that you are trying to find a star for your next film, you have auditions and then one of them does not take rejection kindly and then forced to watch his audition come hell or high water.  I’m not sure why the Killer chose to handle rejection like this because it’s not like he’s going to film the entire movie right then and there?!? So why kill everyone at the audition?  Wouldn’t make sense to wait until filming and then start the hostage situation so you could make your own movie?  Oh no, I think I gave them a sequel idea…

Almost Invisible

http://youtu.be/6_5xGS20uRQ

Have you wondered where do used porno sets go when they are not being used including all the equipment?  Well wonder no more.  They use them for z grade movies.  Almost Invisible appears to have been recorded on not only a porno set but with the exact film one would expect to be used (assuming you are into that sort of thing).  A group of kids force their way into a goth girl’s home and party it up.  She does not like it and begins using her goth powers to kill everyone at the party.  How do I know she is goth?  Well she has dark clothes, is pale and sickly looking, loves witchcraft and ghost and cuts herself for no apparent reason.  Based on the look of the cast, even pornography has down time between shoots so you gotta shoot something?  I expect a lot a gratuitous nudity, violence and biting commentary about the younger generation and its “me, me, me” mentality.

That’s all for this week folks!  Thanks for indulging me with a one company centered picks but how could I not pass up a whole film company essentially built around the premise of this column (minus Troma of course).  Hopefully you’ll take the time to look up some of the selections this week and be sure to let me know what you thought.  Don’t forget to hit the comments and let me know if I missed something or if there is a movie out there you think I should check out.  Also, make sure you check out some of my friends on Nerditis while checking me out and I’ll see you next week!

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