Happy Halloween, everybody! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, but I want to get in the Halloween spirit and introduce you to the scariest, ghouliest, worst movie you’re ever going to see in your life. It’s called Grizzly Rage and it is streaming on Netflix.
It’s basically about a bunch of morons who try to go camping but fuck it up so bad they drive their car into a tree and then get eaten by a bear.
Last year my boyfriend tricked me into going camping with him in bear country. This movie is a fairly accurate depiction of what I thought was going to happen to us. There are a few differences. One of the differences is that I was camping in Yellowstone National Park, and these people are camping in a dumping ground for nuclear waste that they broke in to by ramming the locked gates with their car.
On the weekend of the Royal Wedding, Irene and Aggie had some wine and sat down to watch The Young Victoria. We spend about 10 seconds talking about the movie and the rest trying to figure out if Prince Albert had his penis pierced.
Because of my interest in both this movie and Food Boy, Netflix has given me a new row of suggestions, called “goofy comedies.” I like that these two films are in the same category. I also think that Christopher Guest may have directed Food Boy.
Sometimes I use Netflix instant watch to work out. Maybe “work out” isn’t exactly what I mean. Crunch: Candlelight Yoga is closer to a really good, long stretch. It’s my favorite! The aesthetic is very last season of Melrose Place, even the candles have a late 90’s Bed, Bath & Beyond feel to them, and the outfits are equally turn of the last century. Picture the yoga class that Phoebe from Friends would be in. Fun, right? It’s lead by Sara Ivanhoe, who’s actually kind of badass. She has a masters in yoga philosophy and produced her own series called “Yoga on the Edge” in which she improvises yoga programs in single takes, and lets you see her mistakes. She has the most soothing voice I have ever heard and she says things like, “you work hard the rest of your life, now is your time to relax.” Nice. Usually when I do Crunch: Candlelight Yoga I haven’t been working hard, I’ve been watching the complete second season of The Hills on Netflix, and I need something to justify my day. Crunch: Candlelight Yoga never disappoints.
I watched this movie today with Irene. It was my third time seeing it on Netflix instant watch. It is possibly the most disgusting movie ever made and I am kind of obsessed with it. -Aggie
For how sick and weird it is this movie has a surprising pedigree if you’re into kid shows. The main boy, the one with the ‘food gift’, was in High School Musical and the female lead was on the Suite Life with Zach and Cody. Have all those Disney kids been trained to direct their performances to the back row? Guys! You’re being filmed. Chill. You’re giving yourself wrinkles. This movie is notable for it’s set direction, styling and use of cold cuts. - Irene
As a rule I don’t like science fiction, but as a rule I love Jake Gyllenhaal, especially as a likable yet disturbed high school student in the late eighties. I choose to consider this movie to be an arty character study about a teenage boy going crazy, even if writer/director Richard Kelly thinks it is about a bunch of other weird bull shit.
Some times I think this show is mean spirited, but I always forgive it because it is so funny. Speaking of mean spirited, if you click the picture it will take you to a clip from the psa that inspired it.
Phil Hartman is so funny in this show. It’s always a little sad watching it, knowing that this dopey sitcom is the last thing he did before his violent and tragic death in 1998. But his performance is good enough that you won’t want to treat the show like a relic, you’ll just want to enjoy it. I’ve got to say, I also have a real soft spot for Andy Dick, and who doesn’t like Dave Foley? The man is a total charmer! Plus seasons one through three are all streaming! -Aggie