XOXO – It’s A Dance Epidemic!

XOXO – It’s A Dance Epidemic!

I am going to preface this review by saying that “XOXO” is a movie which was not made with me in mind. I do not take part in raves, festivals, drugs, dancing, buses, standing in lines, nor generally going outside if not necessary. So, my review may reflect that in its lack of caring about any or all happenings in this film. Although, I should mention that “XOXO” may also been written by a person who consumes their daily dose of drugs based on the Alphabet, and had just gotten…

ICC #74 – Bow Down Before The Criterion Collection

ICC #74 – Bow Down Before The Criterion Collection

We discuss the most famous Laser Disc/DVD/Blu-Ray label ever and talk about our experience with their releases, our favorite discs, and their importance in the cultural landscape. We also focus on their films TINY FURNITURE, THE HARDER THEY COME, and EQUINOX. We talked about favorite DVD/Blu-Ray special features on our PATREON episode this week. You can join for five dollars a month and get a brand new exclusive episode every week at: WWW.PATREON.COM/THEIMPORTANTCINEMACLUB

Cujo (1983)

Cujo (1983)

I wonder why it took me so long to watch CUJO. I love the Stephen King novel (having devoured it in high school), I adore director Lewis Teague’s other monster film ALLIGATOR, and CUJO is held up as one of the most successful King adaptions along the lines of CARRIE and CHRISTINE. It could be that I though the film would be too miserable. Or I I heard they changed the ending. Maybe it has something to do with the dog. For a long time, I had an odd aversion to…

Psycho Cop Returns (1993)

Psycho Cop Returns (1993)

“We never expected it to be good” – Adam Rifkin concerning his Rif Coogan days. Adam Rifkin lived the dream. He directed studio pictures (DETROIT ROCK CITY), he made personal art films (THE DARK BACKWARDS), he worked with Sam Raimi (THE NUT HOUSE), and he had a a brief side-career making direct-to-video schlock under the name Rif Coogan. Rif’s filmography includes the ‘Death by Footlong’ epic THE INVISIBLE  MANIAC, the not really sequel PSYCHO COP RETURNS and a bunch of episodes of the GOOSEBUMPS rip-off BONE CHILLERS. Rifkin said he used…

ICC #73 – Having Fun With Chantal Akerman

ICC #73 – Having Fun With Chantal Akerman

We talk Chantal Akerman, her films Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), News From Home (1977) and The Meetings of Anna (1978) Plus, Will Sloan tells his Lena Dunham and we talk Adam West (RIP) The Important Cinema Club has a PATREON. You can join for five dollars a month and get a brand new exclusive episode every week! WWW.PATREON.COM/THEIMPORTANTCINEMACLUB  

The Quest – Stereotype Fight Club

The Quest – Stereotype Fight Club

With Roger Moore passing not so long ago, I really wanted to review at least one of his films that weren’t part of his James Bond days. For me, I feel that the best way to celebrate an actor who brought so much joy into my world is to watch some of his worst films. In a sad and also happy turn of events, I found out that I do not have a copy of “Boat Trip”, so I happily settled for “The Quest.” “The Quest” is an action period…

The Hidden (1987)

The Hidden (1987)

  It’s TWIN PEAKS time! Even though that our favourite special agent isn’t his usual self, there’s always a bunch of performances out there where you can get that classic Kyle MacLachlan feeling, and THE HIDDEN will perfectly scratch that itch. THE HIDDEN is  so close to being a classic it hurts. A human cop (Michael Nouri, whom the director hated) and an piggybacking good alien cop (Kyle MacLachlan) team up to take down an intergalactic bad dude that loves rock ‘n roll and making trouble. The baddie slug parasite is…

ICC #72 – They’ll Shoot It In Three Days: The Films of Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski

ICC #72 – They’ll Shoot It In Three Days: The Films of Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski

We discuss the work of B-Movie Auteurs Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski and watch their films SCALPS, CHOPPING MALL, BEVERLY HILLS VAMP, HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS, POPATOPOLIS and many more. Featuring a cameo discussion about A TALKING CAT!?! creator David DeCoteau The Important Cinema Club has a PATREON. You can join for five dollars a month and get a brand new exclusive episode every week! WWW.PATREON.COM/THEIMPORTANTCINEMACLUB

What The Film Festival 2017

What The Film Festival 2017

WHAT: What The Film Festival 2017 WHEN: June 24, 2017 WHERE: The Royal Cinema It’s back! After a year of waiting you can finally go check out the wonderful and weird lineup of films at the What The Film Festival hosted by the Laser Blast Film Society! HOORAY! Last year there were some pretty good contenders for endurance films, and only a few patrons survived. Well, almost. I mean, I’m currently writing this so I survived. I think. SO what is the What The Film Festival? It’s an annual collection…

Episode 50 – Bro Hunters

Episode 50 – Bro Hunters

I am going to preface this review by mentioning that “Episode 50” clocks in at a short 78 minutes. That in itself is not an issue. In fact, I am very thankful it was this short. Still, it needs to be mentioned before I get into the review, so you, the reader, knows how little time I should have actually spent watching this film. For the sake of the reader, I present my official “Episode 50” timetable of watching: May 23, 2017, at 2200 – Watched first fifteen minutes and…