Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Movies I Can't Stop Myself From Watching

I've decided to start a new regular feature called "Movies I Can't Stop Myself From Watching."

If you haven't figured out -- I watch A LOT of TV.

I have the cable package with the most premium movie channels that you can have (I think about 40). With these numbers the odds are likely that I will run into:

A. A movie I've wanted to see but I didn't want to pay 12 bucks at the theater and I always forget to add it to my Netflix cue (yes I have over 40 movie channels and Netflix).

B. A movie whose title and description is so weird, bizarre, or unheard of that I just have to stop and see what it's about. Example Population 436 staring Jeremy Sisto.

C. A movie that I should see in order to stay up to date with the cultural zeitgeist, although I've never really had a desire to see it. (Most Woody Allen films)

D. Lastly the films, both good and often bad, that I can not help but watch EVERY time it's on.

I swear it's hypnotic. I am sick in the head.

This weekend I watched for maybe the 30th time one of the all time classic "Movies I Can't Stop Myself From Watching" Tremors.


From Wikipedia

Tremors is a 1990 dark comedy monster film about a group of people from a small Nevada town fighting subterranean worm-creatures dubbed "Graboids". It was directed by Ron Underwood, and stars Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire. It was followed by two sequels Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, one prequel Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, and the television show Tremors: The Series.

Why is this movie so great?

1. The Cast

The Dad from Family Ties


Kevin Bacon


Reba McEntire


2. The Special Effects

3. It's Quality
You can't deny the fact that it's straight up a pretty good B-Movie with an 88% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

So if you haven't seen this film yet I suggest you check it out at some point. If you don't have a million premium channels it's on the Sci-Fi Network once every 6-8 weeks so you can see it there.

Also please ignore the three horrible sequels and the television series that followed. The original is still the best.

1 comment:

Cory said...

I have never seen Tremors. I'm not sure how it always passed by because I definitely remember when it came out there being quite a buzz at my Elementary School. I will watch it this October.