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  

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

A Short and Satisfying Fight with ‘The Final Master’ (REVIEW)

A Short and Satisfying Fight with ‘The Final Master’ (REVIEW)

Lets be honest folks, it’s been pretty slim pickings in the world of martial arts cinema these days. SPL 2 and Indonesia’s HEADSHOT were barn burners, but they were  the exception to the rule. I still get excited when I see something like ‘Sammo Hung choreographed THE MONKEY KING 2 (from the director of SPL 2!) and I always leave the theater asking myself if there actually any fights in the movie (for the record there was a single one done all through CGI) Have we seen the last days of…

The Most Dangerous Running Man in ‘The Million Game’

The Most Dangerous Running Man in ‘The Million Game’

A disheveled man wakes up in a hotel room. His television has his face plastered all over  it. The announcer calmly announces that it’s the last day of the game. The hunters will soon find the man and attempt to kill him. If the man survives, he will get a million dollars. He makes a break for it. We cut to a commercial. It’s about a drink that will make your sex life perfect. You are watching THE MILLION GAME (A.K.A  DAS MILLIONENSPIEL) The Most Dangerous Game for the public’s enjoyment, most famously…

Albert Pyun Is A Great Director

Albert Pyun Is A Great Director

As a kid with dial up internet I would spend every waking out trawling cult movie review websites: BADMOVIES.ORG. ZOMBIE KEEPER. STOMP TOKYO. I discovered the work of John Woo, Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson and hundreds of other directors that blew my mind, redefined my view on cinema and put me on the career path that I am today. I was never inspired to check out the work of Albert Pyun. The reason is as sad as it’s straightforward: Everyone I read hated him.  I will never forget a review for…

ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE? A TV MOVIE COMPENDIUM 1964-1999 (REVIEW)

ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE? A TV MOVIE COMPENDIUM 1964-1999 (REVIEW)

I’ve always dismissed the TV movie as pop culture filler. Sure, there are  classics like THE NIGHT STALKER and DUEL, but those are the exceptions, not the rule. And beyond the allure of B-level stars slumming it on the small screen, TV movies were a product that had a place in their time, but now existed principally as a curio. They weren’t worth wasting 90 minutes on, right? ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE? proved me wrong. Lovingly curated by TV movie obsessive Amanda Reyes, the book is a wall to wall…

#1 Cheerleader Camp – Beneath the Bottom of the Barrel

#1 Cheerleader Camp – Beneath the Bottom of the Barrel

Let’s talk about the “Late Night Comedy.” This term encompasses the type of film you would find on during the darkest hours of late night television. Movies created for the sole reason of being watched behind closed curtains after your kids, wife, neighbors, and dog have gone to sleep. A good film of this type has its merits. Although on the cruder side, they normally try to push the boundaries of comedy, but mostly end up pushing the boundaries of good taste. The odd one will even sneak in some…