Today’s fare is a little different than our usual assortment of slasher flicks. Today Rant Reviews takes on possibly one of the worst follow ups in history – Grease 2. Yes kids, I was as shocked as you were when I found out the beloved Americana musical had been butchered in a way only the 1980′s could.
From the songs, to the direction to the god awful acting, Grease 2 is a perfect storm of absolute awful.
Check us out later this week for Episode 9.
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After a harrowing 3 weeks of dealing with a particularly malicious bout of malware, the Rant Reviews team is back in the saddle and ready to post some rants!
This week’s episode covers Jeepers Creepers and its sequel, Jeepers Creepers 2. This is our longest episode yet, clocking in at over an hour and a half we had plenty to say about these movies!
If you haven’t seen them, Jeepers Creepers and its sequels are an oddly homo-erotic horror romp in the American Midwest. Their existence can be blamed on Francis Ford Coppola taking a chance on producing a horror film for a fresh but controversial director.
I don’t want to spoil much more, but Jeepers Creepers deffinitely gave the RR crew a lot to talk about.
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Next Week’s adventure – Grease 2. Yeah. It was Jason’s idea.
The sixth episode of the Rant Review cast is finally here!
The RR team takes on one of Hong Kong’s most infamous titles, the brilliant crime drama Infernal Affairs along with it’s western remake the Departed.
Both films follow the exploits of two suspiciously similar police academy recruits as they each take opposing paths of good and evil. Both are very well done in their own way, and while they have their flaws, are solid movies worthy of the critical acclaim they’ve both received.
While it may not be the usual sarcasm-laced bitchfest you’ve all come to love about the Rant Review cast, a deep discussion ranging from cinematography to the Irish boner for James Joyce brings an added touch of intellect to the podcast.
At least I think so. I may be biased though. Damn that Mark guy has a handsome voice – doesn’t he?
Next week – a return to crap form with Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 2. Preview: we talk about pedophilia!
Today we return to form with a look at a modern interpretation of a horror classic in Lucky McKee’s May. A deeply psychological horror, May explores the mind of a deeply disturbed woman desperate for human contact.
May had big shoes to fill retelling the Frankenstein story. Ali, Mark, Christa and Jason get a bit higher brow and discuss the meaning behind the films and their deeply rooted yet not-so-obvious connection.
Besides, who doesn’t like the idea of a disturbed girl butchering people for their best parts in order to make herself a friend?
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I also want to make a quick apology for the randomness of the show’s release dates.Everything is under control now and we should be publishing these episodes every other Wednesday.
Next week, we continue with the intellectual discussion with Martin Scorsese’s award winning crime drama The Departed and it’s Hong Kong inspiration Infernal Affairs.
After a bit of a delay (sorry Rant Review fans!) our fourth episode is finally done.
This week the Rant Review team was forced to watch the 1980`s classic slapstick comedy Weekend at Bernie`s and its sequel Weekend at Bernie`s 2.
Jason, Mark, Ali and Christa discuss the delicate balance of biting social commentary and a dead guy getting hit in the groin that exemplifies the Bernie`s series. Be amazed at Jason`s explanation of movie nostalgia and how it applies to films that don`t quite age as well as they should.
Nostalgia aside, Weekend at Bernie`s can be considered a must watch for some reason. It has a die-hard cult following that seems to persist despite it`s even shittier sequel. This begs the question – are movies fondly remembered purely based on nostalgia worth adding to the canon of film? Post a message on the page comment thread to let us know your thoughts!
Some highlights include: Mark discussing how much he loathes these movies! Racism! Ali’s unwillingness to watch the sequel in one sitting! Christa’s shock and awe at how a movie could go so horribly! Jason’s Bernie’s apologetics that would make a creationist blush!
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Next episode – the Rant Review team returns to form with a horror movie. Not just any horror movie, however, but the seminal Boris Karloff Frankenstein, and its’ loose remake May.
They took a very original, enjoyable cult film, removed everything that made it charming and shoehorned a new story with little to no connection to the previous movie. Add time travel, aliens, environmentalism and poor acting and you have a recipe for disaster. Literally everything you could do to butcher a series was done here.
For those unaware, Highlander 2 was a massive flop that nearly killed a beloved franchise before it even had a chance to get off the ground.
But hey – at least it had a montage of Sean Connery trying on silly hats.
For a second week in a row, the Rant Reviews crew takes on an attempted remake of a classic horror in Black Christmas (2006).
The original Black Christmasbecame a cult classic after its released, heavily influencing the Halloween series and slasher flicks in general. The Canadian made Bob Clark original explored new territory in both story and film making techniques. The remake explored new territory in vapid characters and over the top gore.
Once again, Ali, Jason, Christa and I agree – Glen Morgan butchered his source material worse than the weird yellow psychopath in his movies butchered the sorority girls in the film.
Oh, and before I forget, for the next few weeks we will continue to produce an episode a week as per our current schedule. We want to get a good base of content for you all to sink your teeth in to. After that, we’ll be moving to a bi-weekly schedule for producing these reviews. Why? Well, we all have jobs and hosting aint cheap.
RR was born with a simple concept – take rehashed movies and tear them apart piece by piece like a pride of lions on a baby elephant at the watering hole. With this in mind – and after I finished watching BBC’s Planet Earth – Ali, Christa, Jason and I sat down and watched a freshly minted remake of one of our favorite horror films.
Our reactions were recorded for legal purposes.
In the inaugural episode of Rant Reviews we discuss the cinematic vomit that is Evil Dead (2013).