Many people trash "Crocodile" for having terrible effects, terrible acting, etc. I think those people just don't understand this movie. It isn't SUPPOSED to have great effects, great acting, great story, or great anything. This movie is COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS, which is exactly what makes it so fun! Tobe Hooper knew exactly what he was doing with this movie. It's insane, it's stupid, but it's the most fun I've had in a long time.
This movie is very easy to enjoy. Just turn off your brain, toss that useless film school education out the window, and enjoy bad actors being eaten by a bad effect.
"Symptoms" is one of the best, and by far the funniest, film to come out of Mark T. Elliott's strange brain. The bedroom scene leaves me in stitches every time! And the excellent music by Megan Morrill and Mary Hornbacher really add a sense of creepy to this excellent satire.
(SPOILER) An amazingly fantastic film, ruined by a minor character
I've often said that "Pixar is God." They make incredible films that are a feast for the eyes as well as the heart an mind. "Toy Story 2" started off great and got better and better until it reached a height so high that I had an ear-to-ear grin. The emotion, the plot, the acting: everything was perfect. But then, something strange happened. This wonderful film fell into the same trap as Disney's "Hunchback of Notre Dame"- a fantastic ending ruined by a minor character who had less than 2 minutes of screen time prior. I have the utmost respect for Pixar, and I am one of the biggest fans of the original "Toy Story." But the ending with Wheezy was a huge, HUGE mistake.
If ever there was a film with good music in bad MIDI format, it'd be "Please Hold..." This truly interesting flick, featuring my favorite actor Brad J. Tarratt, is really worth a second look (or maybe a third to fully understand it.) The concept is simple, the dialogue witty, and the acting perfect for the various roles. *** (Out of 4)
I first saw "Biggles" on HBO in 1987. I taped it, and still watch it at least once a year. It's a really fun movie. When Jim Ferguson is shooting at Germans and then suddenly finds himself firing at police still makes me laugh after the ump-teenth time. Outside of my family, however, I know of only 3 other people in the world who have seen "Biggles." A shame. It's a great movie. If you liked Alex Hyde-White (Jim Ferguson) in this, look for him in "Ishtar" and a relatively unknown part in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." During the opening scene with the young Indy, Hyde-White plays the young older Dr. Jones, later played by Sean Connery for the rest of the film.
I know this may be what people think when they hear mention of "Moonwalker", but the film is actually quite good. I usually fast forward through the live footage and get to the good parts, which are the fantasy shorts. The 30-minute movie in the middle - with Joe Pesci as the evil drug dealer- is a great chunk of celluloid, and probably has some of the best music Bruce Broughton has written for a film, next to "The Rescuers Down Under."
I appreciate all of the nice comments, but I must ask. The commenters from Salem, Oregon and Flint, Michigan- your comments were listed here before I posted the entire film on the official Web Site, so how did you find out about it?