Jem and the Holograms (2015)

I’m a child of the 80s.  I bathed in the glory of the awesome toys and amazing cartoons of the decade.  While a lot of the sheen of those shows faded as I grew up, it’s okay.  That’s because I’m a grown up and can understand that those things are special for what they were then and it’s hard to recapture that love and the exact feelings I had when I first discovered the cartoons.

That said, I still love the toys and still smile at everything surrounding those glory days of cartoon and capitalist infusion.

Now, while I didn’t exactly watch or love the show Jem and the Holograms, I knew A LOT of people who did.  Regardless of watching or not, and certainly not having the dolls that were released, I still liked the gimmick and idea of the whole concept.  I talked about it a couple weeks ago when I reviewed Teen Witch, but wish fulfillment is really, really, really important to young people.  Jem certainly encapsulated that too, but it wasn’t entirely made specifically for girls.  Maybe not the toys, but the show had a fairly decent mass appeal. Continue reading “Jem and the Holograms (2015)”

Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)

Yay!  Roger Corman!  If he can’t do it, nobody can!

So, yeah, at some point B-Movie Enema was going to come back around to a movie with direct production involvement from Roger Corman.  And with a title like Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader?  Oh you bet.  I’m on board.

This movie got premiered at none other than Comic Con International in 2012 about a month before showing to the masses on Epix (a lovely little-known cable network).  Yet another month later, it played at the 3D Film Festival.  Oh yeah…  This movie was originally made as a 3D feature.  If you want to know something utterly fascinating too, then know this:

Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader is the first 3D film ever produced by Roger Corman.

For real.  The guy who produced like 40 gabillion movies for the last 70 years never produced a 3D feature before this film.  All those drive-in movies he made.  All those creature features.  Not a single one beyond the second dimension. Continue reading “Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)”

Escape from Tomorrow (2013)

Disney.

With a single word, this mega company can conjure up many, many feelings.  For many, it’s animated features.  For some, it’s an iconic mouse.  Others think of family vacations when they were little or, once grown, special times they have with their little ones.  Some believe it’s everything wrong with the world.  Some, like director Randy Moore, apparently believes it is a person, place, and thing that is so fake and full of shit, he wants to be sure he makes a whole movie to drive home his disdain, and then go on a press tour to make sure people know he’s above all this Disney fakeness.

The movie was Escape from Tomorrow.  The gimmick is the guerrilla style filming inside both Disney World and Disneyland which is mostly what this movie has to stand on seven years on from its original release.  Why is filming inside Disney Parks such a gimmick to begin with?  Well, the place is absolutely crawling with intellectual property.  Disney is fierce about litigation when it comes to their shit.  There’s another reason why this movie was deemed risky, but I’ll get to that momentarily. Continue reading “Escape from Tomorrow (2013)”

Cats (2019)

Holy crapatini wowzers, of course I was going to write about 2019’s Cats.  Look at this fucking nightmare fuel.  How could I not do this???

Look at this…

And…  Holy shit, Dame Judi Dench?  You are an Oscar winner and James Bond’s boss, goddammit!

And the fuck is this?  Who is Rum Tum Tugger?  Why was he so important and only in, like, a single scene?!?

Continue reading “Cats (2019)”

Sexsquatch (2013)

When you have a blog that discusses movies or possibly cultural turning points in the form of celluloid, eventually, it becomes an absolute truth of your life that you will discuss something like what I have this week – Sexsquatch.

I’m not entirely sure what to say about this movie.  Obviously, there is a Wikipedia page for it.  It’s widely known that the Sexsquatch Wikipedia page is largest and most extensive page in the history of Wikipedia.  However, I do also believe that the less you know about the biggest moneymaker in the history of film, grossing $47 billion against a $350 million budget, the better.

Now, of course any time a film breaks through and makes a cultural impact the size of Sexsquatch has, there will be haters.  There will be those who are detractors.  There will be contrarians.  There will be those who will try to be elitist in saying that your love of such a mainstream film makes you a farthead.  Possibly even a monkeydick.  They’ll even call you a fuckqueef. Continue reading “Sexsquatch (2013)”

Chillerama (2011)

It’s been a bit since I did an anthology movie.  In fact, I’ve only ever done one in the past.  So let’s make up for that with a giant, nearly two full hours of kooky b-movie stories rolled into the horror comedy Chillerama from 2011!

The four segments contained within Chillerama are framed by a connecting story at a drive-in theater that is playing monster movies.  Then, each of those four segments is a parody and homage to a particular genre and style.  Additionally, each segment is directed by a different person – Adam Rifkin who directed mostly a split between family fare and boner comedies/thrillers, Tim Sullivan who was mostly known for producing movies like Detroit Rock City before making 2001 Maniacs with Robert Englund, Adam Green who made his mark with the Hatchet series of horror films, and Joe Lynch who is most recently known for directing Mayhem starring Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving.

Chillerama was the brainchild of Rifkin and Sullivan who met on Detroit Rock City and spitballed an idea for an anthology called Famous Monsters of Filmland – a title based on the Forrest J. Ackerman magazine that they grew up reading.  Continue reading “Chillerama (2011)”

Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015)

Holy shit, guys and gals.  It’s my 200th B-Movie Enema.

I’ll get to the more serious shit at the end of my look at this movie to try to sum up how it feels to be 200 enemas old.  But I can say this – it doesn’t hurt nearly as much as you might think.  In fact, I think I’m starting to like it.

So this week’s piece (of shit) is all about Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance.  Frankly, I almost have to talk about this movie.  Everyone in the world, for the past several years, have talked about Samurai Cop.  It’s an infamous bad movie.  However, if you come here each week to read about these goddamn movies, you know all about Samurai Cop.  If nothing else, you’re aware of it or have seen clips from it.  It’s Ed Wood famous.  It’s mind-boggling in its structure and the way it plays out.

It’s simply glorious. Continue reading “Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015)”

The Sleeper (2012)

It’s another Friday, so that means NEW B-MOVIE ENEMA DAY!

This week, I have something a little more recent and from a group I’ve come to greatly appreciate.  The Sleeper is a 2012 slasher/thriller from Gamma Knife Films and Scream team Releasing.  It was written and directed by Justin Russell.  It’s meant to emulate the style of low budget slashers than ran wild after the release of 1978’s Halloween and 1980’s Friday the 13th.

Quite frankly, the 80s are in right now – in a BIG way.  More on that shortly.  First, though, let’s talk about Scream Team Releasing. Continue reading “The Sleeper (2012)”