Pure Brucesploitation: Enter the Game of Death (1978)

Pure Brucesploitation: Enter the Game of Death (1978)

Have you heard of the new fad that’s sweeping the nation? It’s BRUCESPLOITATION! Bruce Lee’s death left a vacuum of expectation in its wake, so a bunch of weaselly producers decided to cash in on his name (and fool unknowing audiences in the process) by making the new Bruce Lee blockbusters! Grab a male actor that’s Asian, slap Bruce as his first name, and they got themselves a bona-fide paycheck! Did these savvy producers decide to expand the Lee myth and take his iconography into fascinating new areas? OF COURSE…

ICC #57 – The Puzzle of Atom Egoyan

ICC #57 – The Puzzle of Atom Egoyan

Will and Justin discuss the career of the Important Canadian Director – Atom Egoyan. They talk his breakthrough hit Exotica, his last film Remember, PLUS, A CONTEST: Advertise the podcast in the most creative way you can, send us evidence of this at importantcinemaclubpodcast at gmail dot com and you can pick a topic for a future episode. No matter what the film related topic is Will and Justin will have to talk about it.

Sudden Fury is Great Forgotten Canuxploitation (1975) – Review

Sudden Fury is Great Forgotten Canuxploitation (1975) – Review

A  compact Hitchcock thriller forgotten as a footnote in Canuxploitation history. Director Dan Hennessey stretches a simple cat and mouse premise to its utmost limits, at times bordering on BLOOD SIMPLE territory. Mighty praise I know, but I have to get people to watch this film somehow. While on the road, a husband (played with slimy aplomb by Dominic Hogan) asks his wife (Gay Rowan) for money. She flatly declines and reveals that she has been having an affair. In a fit of rage, the husband crashes their car off…

Memory – inZane in the membrane

Memory – inZane in the membrane

The movie Memory and its 4-movie value pack, serves as a reminder that there is a time in every movie collector’s life that you must finally sit down and watch at least some of the films from the dollar bin value packs that you have purchased over the years. Joining Memory on this four pack are Tobe Hoopers “Mortuary,” and two other low budget backyard horror films of little note. Starring Billy “Lucious Locks” Zane, Dennis Hopper and Tricia Helfer, Memory sides more on the psychological thriller aspect of horror. Billy…

ICC #56 – Big Screen Comedian Failures: Tom Green, Norm Mcdonald, Fred Allen and Chris Kattan

ICC #56 – Big Screen Comedian Failures: Tom Green, Norm Mcdonald, Fred Allen and Chris Kattan

Why weren’t they able to make cinema audiences laugh? Will and Justin discuss the big screen debuts of four funnymen that were never meant to be stars. They sing the praises of FREDDY GOT FINGERED and the Bob Saget-directed masterpiece DIRTY WORK, and are more measured towards CORKY ROMANO and IT’S IN THE BAG.

Coming to Terms with The Legend of Zu (2001)

Coming to Terms with The Legend of Zu (2001)

Legend of Zu was one of the first Hong Kong DVDs I ever bought. I got it from a tiny shop in Ottawa’s China Town and forked over around $40 (two weeks worth of bag boy work!) to pay for the retail release. I’m not sure why that particular movie was the one that caught my attention. It was probably recommended in a post at my regular internet haunt – zombiekeeper.com message boards. It was a big deal for me. And, I kind of hated the film. I watched it a lot…

ROTOR Saves the Day – REVIEW

ROTOR Saves the Day – REVIEW

  Look at that poster. Just soak it in. Okay. Now forget it, because that never happens in the film. This is ROTOR. Yea, it’s your Dad’s friend Jeff. The guy who clung to the memory of 70s cool until he died in that drunk driving accident a few years back. ROTOR is a bad movie of legend. It’s got terrible pacing, zero action and a hero dubbed in a hilarious out of place Texan accent. The titular ROTOR (or ROBOT COP if you want to by the Japanese title) doesn’t show…

ICC # 55 Beat Takeshi Kitano

ICC # 55 Beat Takeshi Kitano

On this week’s episode, Justin and Will dive into the work of everyone’s favorite violence loving comedian Takeshi Kitano. They talk about the funniest film of all time, the difficult in contextualizing the work of famous person from another country, and Johnny Mnemonic. Plus, they try to figure out how the world will survive without the existence of HMV.

How Important is the Cinema, for Kids?

How Important is the Cinema, for Kids?

During the intermission of the Ultraman Double Bill at the Royal Cinema this weekend, I noticed that there was a handful of kids hanging around in the lobby with their parents. All of the kids had giant grins on their faces and a few of them actually had Ultraman figurines in their hands. I bet those kids never expected to see Ultraman on the big screen with an audience. They probably expected it was always going to be something that they watched alone at home. It was their passion that no one but…

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Review

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Review

“You watched them all over again?” a number of friends asked this week. “Yes, I did” I would say sadly. “Why?” The idea of being a completest means nothing in this world. With so much stuff to absorb, being able to say “I did it all,” rings like a broken bell in an empty field. You do it for yourself or no one at all. I will not win any awards for watching every Resident Evil film, most people didn’t even know I was doing it.  There’s thousands upon thousands…