Monday, September 7, 2020

BOOTY CALL (1997)

Rushon and his girlfriend, Nikki, set her best friend, Lysterine, and his best friend, Bunz, up on a blind / double date. Problem is she’s all fancy and likes to eat lobster tail and shit, while he’s just a busta ass hood rat with “tarantula hair”. Being good sports, they go along on the double date with only a minor amount of screaming and name-calling, but that all changes with some aptly timed toe licking. Now they’re off to the Fuck Olympics! Yeah, boi!!! That is, until Nikki’s dog gnaws on Rushon’s one and only condom. The Fuck Olympics are called off and now Bunz and Rushon (and their sad boners) have to go walking around Chinatown in the middle of the night looking for some jimmy hats.

BOOTY CALL is a good movie. It’s dated as fook, but in an endearing way. The humor (especially the physical stuff) is still golden. I was dying when that dog started licking Bunz’ butthole and he said he was “cramping up”. Goddamn, that entire scene was classic.

Quick pace, lots of great quotes, memorable characters, zero nudity, impressive supporting cast, a couple of un-PC jokes that are better left in the past. BOOTY CALL is definitely rough around the edges, but in the right state of mind, it can be an entertaining time-waster. Recommended for sure. I’d love to see a Part 2!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

V: THE FINAL BATTLE (1984)

The distress signal sent into outer space at the end of the first film is forgotten (although that would have been really cool), instead the human Resistance attack a human meat processing plant and fail miserably.  They limp back to their base to lick their wounds.  They regroup and keep attacking the Visitors over and over.  At the same time, the Visitors keep trying to destroy the Resistance.  It's a lot of fun to watch.  I loved the battle at the water facility.   

You also got ol' girl from the first film who is still pregnant with the Visitor baby; some mercenaries join the Resistance; the Resistance kidnaps Freddy Krueger; the Resistance leader is kidnapped by Diana; Diana shooting a Bible with a laser; a priest fires an Uzi; the Beastmaster slides down the hood of a spaceship and racks himself on a Visitor's face; hot air balloons; that one cave that's been in like a thousand movies; some crazy ass lizard babies; lots of explosions; a giant snake and much more.  Including a young girl who starts sparking like a TWILIGHT vampire in the sun.  It was really bizarre and unexpected.

Originally shown over three nights on NBC from May 6th to the 8th, 1984, V: THE FINAL BATTLE is over four hour long, but it flies by!  I've seen it multiple times and it's still highly entertaining.  Solid acting, fast pace, good special effects, great story.

I think both of the original V films are awesome!

Part 1 - V (1983)