GODZILLA VS. MEGALON

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Cheese Doodles on Crazy Bread. By the release of GODZILLA VS. MEGALON, Godzilla movies had reached such a level of camp that nothing seemed too ridiculous to put onscreen any more. We are asked to accept such a level of idiocy by the filmmakers, it was anyone’s guess whether they were intentionally driving the franchise into the 1960’s BATMAN ditch, … Read More

SLEEPER

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OrwelliAllen. Woody Allen pays slapstick homage to Charlie Chaplin in this futuristic satire on totalitarian societies. SLEEPER will be appreciated most by those with their eyes wide open. Milo (Allen) has been cryogenically frozen since 1973, now unfrozen 200 years in the future by scientists to combat an oppressive government Leader. As with all “future” films of the 1970’s, the future … Read More

THE WICKER MAN

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Wicker Pedia. Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain The shadow of the wicker man is rising up again. Your time will come Your time will come — The Wicker Man, Iron Maiden. Summerisle. An isolated ancient green isle off the coast of Scotland. Go for the ribald pub camaraderie, go for the public sex, go for … Read More

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER

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High Pains Grifter. John Wayne didn’t like HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER and let me know it. He wrote me a letter putting it down, saying it was not The West. I was trying to get away from what he and Gary Cooper and others had done. — Clint Eastwood. Dee Barton’s ominous score heralds an angel of death materializing from the … Read More

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

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Nails It. A rockgasmic Judas-eye view of the last days of Christ. Directed by Norman Jewison (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and powered by the mountain-leveling throats of Ted Neeley (Jesus) and Carl Anderson (Judas), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is as reverent as it is blasphemous, as bombastic as it is humble, as god as it is zilla. Written by the inimitable … Read More