ICC #82 – What Makes The Best Bad Movies?

ICC #82 – What Makes The Best Bad Movies?

The Room. Troll 2. Fateful Findings. Birdemic. Why are they bad movie legends? Plus, a special appearance from Midnight Madness Programmer Peter Kuplowsky. We have a PATREON and we’re having a CONTEST! Three prizes to be won! But you have to get in on it now! Join for five dollars a month and get a brand new exclusive episode of ICC every week and a chance to win. WWW.PATREON.COM/THEIMPORTANTCINEMACLUB Justin Decloux Justin Decloux is a writer and filmmaker who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He loves long walks to the movie…

My Desperate Rationalization of the Time Travel in Joseph Kahn’s DETENTION

My Desperate Rationalization of the Time Travel in Joseph Kahn’s DETENTION

I didn’t love DETENTION the first time I saw it. I probably got a little too excited when I heard it was going to be a John Hughes style high school comedy married to Joseph Kahn’s hyperactive directorial style, slasher movie tropes, and time travel craziness. I was a big fan of the over the top zaniness of  Kahn’s  feature film debut TORQUE, and when I read him describe the stunts in TORQUE in relation to Michelle Yeoh’s bike train jump in Jackie Chan’s POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP, I realized he…

ICC #81 – Ernest Dickerson is a Cinemaniac

ICC #81 – Ernest Dickerson is a Cinemaniac

We discuss the work of the cinematographer on Spike Lee’s early films (with an emphasis on DO THE RIGHT THING) and the director of JUICE, DEMON KNIGHT, BONES and hundreds of prestige TV shows. We have a PATREON and we’re having a CONTEST this month! Three prizes to be won! But you have to get in on it now! Join for five dollars a month and get a brand new exclusive episode every week and a chance to win. WWW.PATREON.COM/THEIMPORTANTCINEMACLUB Justin Decloux Justin Decloux is a writer and filmmaker who…

The Unofficial History of Midnight Madness

The Unofficial History of Midnight Madness

I am a Midnight Madness obsessive and have bought a ten ticket pass every year since 2008 (100$ as a student back in the day! R.I.P pass). My favorite movie going memories are the ones I made waiting in line for hours with friends (rain or shine), reacting as one with an audience when a film works like gangbusters, and the long discussions we’d have afterwards at 2 AM over pizza at the Big Slice around the corner of the Ryerson Cinema (R.I.P Big Slice. We loved you so.) Below, you’ll…

Wolf Warrior 2 Is The Best Canon Film That Canon Never Made

Wolf Warrior 2 Is The Best Canon Film That Canon Never Made

  I wasn’t super excited about WOLF WARRIOR 2.  I found the first one fairly middling, with a distinct lack of martial arts, and a waste of Scott Adkins as a villain, so I wasn’t jumping for joy when I saw a sequel was on the way. The first one was a massive hit in China, so I hoped maybe an influx of funds would boost the entertainment value. Wu Jing (the star of SPL 2) directs and stars as an invincible soldier living in a worn torn African country that quickly becomes under…

ICC #80 – It’s Easy to Hate Christopher Nolan

ICC #80 – It’s Easy to Hate Christopher Nolan

We talk Christopher Nolan. Is he a good director? Did he redefine the superhero film? Why does Will Sloan hate him so much? Listen to find out! We have a PATREON and we’re having a CONTEST this month! Three prizes to be won! But you have to get in on it now! Join for five dollars a month and get a brand new exclusive episode every week and a chance to win. WWW.PATREON.COM/THEIMPORTANTCINEMACLUB   Justin Decloux Justin Decloux is a writer and filmmaker who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He loves…

The Top Five: Forgotten Movie Making-Ofs

The Top Five: Forgotten Movie Making-Ofs

Almost none of the films in this list are great. Most are not even good. It’s the story of their making that is fascinating. #5 – WILLARD: THE YEAR OF THE RAT (2003)  It’s obvious that director Glen Morgan was passionate about remaking the story of a boy and his rat, and tried his hardest to make it count, which makes it extra gutting to watch it all be taken away from him. The doc  does a good job at focusing on the invisible crew members (PA’s and such) without…

The Top Five: Little Rubber Monsters Movies

The Top Five: Little Rubber Monsters Movies

No GREMLINS ALLOWED. #5 – THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (1987)  Urgh. Argh. Eeeeeeeeek! Based on the the hit gross out novelty cards, this is movie equivalent of swimming around in trash and being punctured by a bunch of dirty needs. It’s existence alone warrants itself a place on this list. Do not watch with people you love, for they will not love you anymore when it ends. #4 – CRITTERS 2 (1988)  The most fun CRITTERS film. Directed with flair by Mick Garris (of every other Stephen King adaptation fame). It features…

It’s time to ace ‘GHOULIES III: GHOULIES GO TO COLLEGE’

It’s time to ace ‘GHOULIES III: GHOULIES GO TO COLLEGE’

Why do I love little rubber monsters so much? Is it the fact that the monsters represent the unleashed ID of my child self? Or that the monsters reflect the beast that I feel stir inside me on a daily basis, the one that struggles to escape, the one that is the true me? I think I’m thinking too hard about this. As the bald ghoulie rocking a wicked six pack would say: PARRRRTYYYYYYYYYYYY TIMMMMME! Directed by special effects maestro John Carl Buechler (of original TROLL fame) GHOULIES 3: GHOULIES…

ICC #79 – George Romero Made My Favorite Film Of All Time

ICC #79 – George Romero Made My Favorite Film Of All Time

We talk the zombie films, the rest of his filmography, and his legacy as things get extra personal on a special episode of The Important Cinema Club. We have a PATREON and we’re having a CONTEST this month! Three prizes to be won! But you have to get in on it now! Join for five dollars a month and get a brand new exclusive episode every week and a chance to win. WWW.PATREON.COM/THEIMPORTANTCINEMACLUB Justin Decloux Justin Decloux is a writer and filmmaker who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He loves long…