Monday, April 30, 2012

We get the cast of "Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid" to explain themselves --

Hello, HMN pals -

Our pythons feel mega whenever we get cast members of the movies we present to appear on stage at our show.  Last November, our roast of "Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid" included actors Bobby Ray Shafer (his second appearance at HMN), Kevin Horton, and Kai Lyman.  They were funny, gracious, and awesome, and even helped sing "Happy Birthday" to one our audience members.

Bask in their greatness in the video below.  Bask, we tell you!

See you back at NerdMelt on June 2nd.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Too horrible for HMN! Exhibit I - "2019 - After the Fall of New York"

What an evocative title!  

Who doesn't want to see what happens when New York falls (probably after walking across Broadway while texting)?  In reality, like New York itself, 1983's "2019 - After the Fall of New York" is a mixed bag.  A good deal of it is wonderfully hamhanded -- the other good deal is rather dull.  It trods in the footsteps of "Mad Max" and "Escape from New York" by its hero (employed by one of two warring government factions) infiltrating the remains of NYC to find the last remaining fertile woman on Earth.

The special effects are so bad, they're kinda cute.  You almost want to go "awwww", like seeing your little nephew trying his hardest on the school science project.  Any of the sci-fi stuff is worth your time -- all of the NYC stuff is worth suing the studio.  Big Ape, who appears without explanation as the leader of an unexplained group of apemen, is a particular highlight.  But we can't can't explain why.

Watch the whole movie below, if you dare!