Saturday, November 6, 2010

This November, you get a Ponch in the face!

Fall back, HMNers!

This is our favorite time of the year, as the rest of the country joins us in celebrating the turkey. And do we have a doozy to roast for you this month...

You know you've found a special movie when Erik Estrada is the best thing in it. That movie is 1990's "The Lost Idol". Set just after the Vietnam War, the film chronicles a mission to retrieve a giant golden statue, stashed in the jungle by Lt. Oliver (John Phillips, also the screenwriter), a greedy and traitorous U.S. soldier. Erik Estrada is a reluctant member of the fortune hunter team, forced to assist to protect his family. But he plans revenge against Oliver, his former commanding officer, and aims to make him pay for his treachery.

This film boasts a good deal of superlatives on its trek through the jungle, Cambodian sex bars, and the most poorly-run humanitarian aid center. Myra Chason is by far the absolute worst actor we've ever seen, and hilariously so. An Austrian bodybuilder sports an accent that makes Arnold Schwarzenegger sound like Sir Laurence Olivier. And can you truly take a villain seriously if he looks just like Dr. Seuss?

Saturday, November 20th, 2010
8PM (Doors at 7:15)
The Complex - Flight Theater (upstairs)
6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, Calif 90038

We'll be bouncing around the various theaters of The Complex in the next few months -- November's show will take place upstairs in the Flight Theater. Follow the signs when you arrive. Parking is free & plentiful on Wilcox north of Santa Monica.

Tom Winkler of will officiate this unholy union of movie and audience, with The Omelettes performing 80s hits, in the form of improv based on the movie. We'll have drinks possessing various powers (sorry, no Four Loko), along with fresh-baked brownies. And we'll be doling out prizes for those brave & hilarious wits with the best riffs of the evening. Pack your funny!

So come on down to the show, and we'll dogpile on this cinematic circus like it was Cooks Source magazine. Tell your friends, and join us on our email list if you haven't already, and our various web portals (Facebook, Twitter).

We'll look forward to seeing your horrible selves!