After my Armand Van Helden post, I really felt like I needed to show some love to my favorite junglist stereotype. Tons of laughs in this one, and Rhona Mitra is fucking hot! Keep it real! If you are familiar with Bruno and Borat, this is completely different because it is actually a scripted movie.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Godfather and the release of Lil B’s “God’s Father”, I decided to make the OG move this week’s Flick of the Week. I could give you some bullshit about the movie, but you’ve read it all before. Just download and enjoy.
We all know that Sadam Hussein was a nut job, but Uday, his son, was known to be much more horrifying monster. This week’s flick of the week is the 2011 movie based upon the book of the same name about Uday’s forced body double. Uday was a man completely driven by money, hoes, and clothes that had more of each than he could ever have consumed. Alternatively, that access allowed him commit atrocious acts of violence. Dope movie.
Yep, that’s right folks … were milking Whitney week here at MHC. No really, I was inspired to post this after reading Bossip’s recent piece about white men that piss off “brothas” by dating hot “sistas”. Then I noticed that Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston weren’t mentioned on the list. For a blog as opportunistic as Bossip, I was a tad shocked! If you actually care, feel free to download the movie featuring that Dolly Parton song.
AMC has been running a Patrick Swayze marathon this week that has caught my attention. Road House is easily my favorite P.Swayze movie. The whole flick is filled with Munster. Who the fuck drives a new Mercedes, lives in a hayloft, does tai chi, and has a blind guitar playing sidekick? Oh yea, that would Dalton. This shit is awesome.
Sometime last week, I decided this must come back as a feature…This week’s selection is the cinema verite piece “Street Thief”, which follows the life of Chicago burglar Kaspar Carr as he breaks into everything from a grocery store to a strip club. When I first saw “Street Thief”, I was thoroughly convinced that it was an actual documentary. After a bit of research, I discovered that the film is actually a well scripted, low budget flick masquerading as a documentary. This is a must see, and I’m fairly positive it is on Netflix.
TORRENT: Street Thief (2006)
If this movie doesn’t embody Money, Hoes, and Clothes, then I must not know shit on the subject. Tom Cruise stars in the classic boy meets girl, girl’s a hooker that robs boy, boy falls for hooker, and they pimp her friends to his classmates to make back what the hooker stole. Pure awesomeness!
Recently Birdshit and Drake dropped a track called “Money to Blow” sometime this past summer … well now that the local radio has become a Young Money podcast on repeat, I’ve finally heard it enough that parts are stuck in my head like Drake’s references to Rufio and the movie Hook. Considering how gangster Rufio was, I got to thinking that I needed to make the Robin Williams / Dustin Hoffman flick this week’s recommendation. Supposedly this movie was a flop and the reason why Francis Ford Coppola had to shoot Bram Stoker’s Dracula on a shoe-string budget.
So I finally got around to watching Black Dynamite the other day, and it was fucking awesome! Seriously, that shit is dope. It also got me thinking about other great blaxplotation spoofs like this week’s Flick of the Week: I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. When IGGYS came out in the late 80s, I was only 6 years old, but I discovered this movie a few years later after the Wayans’ started In Living Color. It’s a great stab at blaxplotation and 80s urban culture … the suits, the music, THE GOLD CHAINS! For real, how did he go to the bathroom with all those chains on?
In 1993, Christian Slater starred as a high school pirate radio DJ named Happy Harry Hardon in the infamous flick Pump Up the Volume. When I first saw this flick in grade school, a lot of shit changed for me. For the first time, I was introduced to the idea of alternative media and a social antagonist by the name of Lenny Bruce. Alternative media has become one of the passions of my life. As technology has changed and media outlets have consolidated, the power of alternative media groups has risen dramatically. The idea that anyone can say anything and someone might listen is completely liberating. And well … I would hope that everyone knows about my obsession with Lenny Bruce. If you don’t, read the book pictured above … it could give you a little insight.
2009 has been the year of the shitty remake, so why not wrap up the year with a bastardization of Abel Ferarra’s classic Bad Lieutenant starring Nick Cage? Fuck that noise. This week we are celebrating the original starring Harvey Keitel. Bad Lieutenant sits in a morally ambiguous world where even the police can’t be trusted. Keitel plays the perfect degenerate cop that is strung out on crack and makes little girls talk about sucking dick in order to avoid being arrested. Whereas Ferarra’s previous film King of New York dealt with a villain doing good, this is his counterpart involving a hero committing evil.
Rise of the Footsoldier is one of the most compelling football (soccer) hooligan movies since Gary Oldman’s appearance in the Firm. The flick follows Carlton Leach’s rise from typical hooligan to hired muscle to organized criminal to retirement. Yep thats right folks, this is based on a true story that eventually culminates in the famous Rettendon murders of 1995. As a kid that grew up in the American rave scene, it was quite interesting to watch how involved gangsters became in British club culture. I’m not so sure I would have done some of the shit I did knowing these guys ran the show.
So I promised everyone that I would give you my favorite horror movie this week … well … plans changed. I am gonna give you the most AMAZING piece of shit I have ever seen. I usually don’t post new movies, but this just seemed to fit MHC so well. Starring Jenna Jameson and Robert Englund, Zombie Strippers has the potential to be a cult classic. It should be a cult classic for the scene involving a zombie Jenna shooting pool balls out of her snatch!
TORRENT: Zombie Strippers!.DVDRip.(2008)