And I thought comic-book message boards were embarrassing wastes of time. This thread is especially heartbreaking when you compare Dalton Trumbo's work to Metallica's, and that you can buy a DVD with their "One" music video [which features clips from JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN] in this country, but not the actual film itself.
Scroll down to the IT CAME FROM HOLLYWOOD entry for my favorite review of the year. Talk about missing the point! It reminds me of the tools I knew who lovedlovedloved everything on the Sci-Fi channel ... except MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, since they cover up the bottom of the screen and talk during the movie. I knew a half-dozen of those kind of tools, and they all despised MST3K for ruining their viewing pleasure of classics like PRINCE OF SPACE, where chicken men from outer space battle a Japanese superhero who's pals with little Tokyo schoolboys who've been dubbed with William Bendix's syntax. Who wouldn't want to take in its every nuance without distraction?
Every now and then, I see an unbearably shitty movie that somehow gives me the feeling that Goldie Hawn was somehow involved in its making. For example: THE SIDEHACKERS, the z-grade attempt to do for side-car motorcycle racing what ENDLESS SUMMER did for surfing and ON ANY SUNDAY did for motorcycles. Who directed this steaming piece of shit? Gus Trikonis, who was married to Hawn at the time it was made. This is especially chilling if you've ever seen the movie.