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Director: Joe Dante
Joe Dante got his start editing trailers for Roger Corman. Having worked in the exploitation circles, his early movies were considered cheap spoofs at the time. It was years after the releases became surprise hits that the cult following saw them for something all their own.
It’s strange to see a director blend exploitation and dark humor with child’s films the way Dante has. Many of his movies are set in the suburbs (following kids as their central protagonists) when something grim or mysterious begins to take place. His unique brand of children’s horror is charming and bizarre at the same time.
Genetic experiments and incredible post-colon titles. Two films of unrestrained imagination. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams. Eric gets his own correction. Reintroductions. Special effects. Returning actors, tupperware Banderas, and Ricardo Montalban. The progressive political system of Spy Kids 2....
War films, Double Feature style. Paul Verhoeven. A Flying Tom Tom? Animating the bugs. The look and feel of Starship Troopers. War movie cliches. Characters and politics. Maintaining a light feel in a time of war. Censorship. Starship Troopers' commentary on military recruitment. Wait, what strategy? Various...
Eric's blueberry drink. Why we do this show. Is this even a film? Harold Ramis. Makeup. The good kind of bad. Poor satire. Who sees bad films? Using mood in comedy. Artsy shots. Dark comedy realization moment. Counter-christmas-culture. Primary vs secondary characters. The single best dark comedy moment yet....