March Madness & Movie Mayhem, Day 28 (No, It’s Not as Bad as You Thought It Was)

Today, I’d like to look at a few sites that feature films that aren’t as bad as you (or critics) thought they were.  The films that immediately come to mind are Moment By Moment, At Long Last Love, Trog, and The Exorcist II. (Surprise! An “A” film!!!!)

Now, I know you weren’t expecting ME to write my thoughts on all those films (in fact, you know which one I’m going to tackle—and I’d also like to note that all of these films are connected to the Stooges, because of course they are!

via A Moment’s Reflection on “Moment by Moment” (1978) – Hidden Films

At Long Last! A Definitive Version of “At Long Last Love”

‘Trog’ Wasn’t Joan Crawford’s Final Role, But It Was The Last Straw For Her Acting Career

My Year Of Flops, Case File #32: “Exorcist II: The Heretic”

 

 

 

 

 

March Movie Madness & Mayhem (Days 10 and 14!) – The Last Drive In

via Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls 1973 – The Last Drive In

Well, how ’bout that?! Apparently, I skipped over day 10 in my “writings.” Meh, I’ll just kill two birds with one stone…but how? What two things can I cover in less than a thousand words that would cover my love of all things 1970s and the last films of famous folks?

Did someone ask for Doctor Death, Seeker of Souls? If you didn’t, too bad! There are no degrees of stoogeration here, because there’s an actual Stooge in it–one Moe Howard (credited as the man in the audience/volunteer). I’ve heard his cameo described as a dirty old man, but the man had been in vaudeville/burlesque! Who wouldn’t be a dirty old man (or woman) after that?! After you read about Doctor Death, check out all the other cool stuff at
The Last Drive In!

If It’s The Last Thing I Ever Do!

Greetings, fellow degenerates! It’s time for another episode of IITLTED! This time, we’re looking at a work that some consider worse than Kook’s Tour, Atoll K, Blazing Stewardesses, Wagons East, Street Fighter…look, just trust me.

I’ve watched this more than a few times, and I don’t consider it totally cringeworthy…but if you’re expecting “Hawaii Era” Elvis here, you won’t be getting it. The voice is surprisingly strong in some instances, but in others, you just want him to sit down and watch some TV (or shoot out some TV). His stage presence is…well, he’s on stage, there is that. Don’t expect any karate moves or sliding across the stage here–he’s mostly static with the occasional Elvis leg shake thrown in. Pluses: you get to see the cool 70s era CBS Special intro (you know the one!); you get interviews with fans waiting to see The King (note that most of them are young, yet once you see the audience during the performance, they’re decidedly more matronly.) Final note: it’s not that bad to me, but I’ve grown up watching films like Trog and the collective works of Rudy Ray Moore–it takes a lot for me to declare you bad!