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.

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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

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Kevin Bacon

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Reba McEntire

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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.