Life is what you make of it.
Life is what you make of it.
Greta Garbo makes a glorious return as a children’s show character in another classic show!
I watched this movie last night hoping it would be sad. And it was, kind of. All of the elements for sadness were present. It was a slow, plodding tale of a nice guy with the odds continually stacked against him, having to endure just the worst of days, every day, with no actual relief. By the end of every scene, I expected him to snap and kill everyone. He never did. But I am sorry for getting ahead of myself here. Oh, also, I plan to spoil the hell out of this whole movie. I am doing this to SAVE YOU THE TROUBLE.
All right. This may be the very first article about Stephen Chow featured on this site, but it’s not the first time he has been featured IN MY HEART. And by heart I might mean pants, but why start off all creepy and weird? We’ll just agree to leave it at heart and move along as if nothing happened.
It cannot be said enough that I really do try my best to help friends in need.
Modern film-goers are often found to be of the opinion that black and white movies are “boring” for reasons that I cannot fathom. Perhaps they require color and bright flashing lights and cgi effects to keep their attention. Maybe they accidentally caught a drama from the 1940s when they were young children, at an age when ANY drama will seem dull and agonizingly slow. The people who feel this way, and there is an alarmingly large amount of them, can’t begin to imagine how boring and terrible silent films must be. No color AND no sound?? Actually, these people probably dismiss the idea of ever watching a silent movie so quickly that they don’t even form an actual opinion on the matter. If you are one of these people, then please read on. I hope to open your rapidly moving eyes and special little minds to a few gems.
The game is Peek-A-Boo Poker for the NES. Made in the early 90′s, it is an interesting game to say the very least. Obviously in honor of the old Atari sleaze games, this is one of Nintendo’s forays into the arena of adult-geared video games. A very rare foray into the adult market it seems also, as I was never really aware Nintendo even accepted adult themed games. And after playing Peek-A-Boo poker, it’s very apparent why this was a rare outing for Nintendo, as it seems to be less of a game, and more of an excuse to draw barely recognizable nude women.
If however you are looking for amateurish sleaze (Note: Not the good kind of amateur sleaze), this game will suffice, as it includes many pixelly deformed breasts, and more sleazy lines than you could ever hear a drunken lonely man randomly shout out in a singles bar at various inanimate objects.
I originally saw this movie a couple of years ago when I went to Tampa, and a friend showed it to me. They had told me before how awful it was, but I didn’t quite believe that it could be as badly awesome as they proclaim. “A monster bursting out of a woman’s vagina and through another man’s torso? No way!” I would proclaim. Little did I know that such a high mark for awfulness actually existed, and when I finally did see it, I was thoroughly blown away. It’s impact probably wouldn’t have been as large if I hadn’t just drunk two bottles of hard apple cider, and had already been running off four hours of sleep for the last two days. But as it stood, my drunken sleep-deprived stupor only helped aid what was already a movie made just for me. It’s like when potheads get high and play with bright children’s toys, only this was much sadder in many ways since I was lying on a bed slowly dying while vomiting on myself. Whatever it was though, I knew after sitting through two hours of animated shit, that there’s no way I could EVER do justice to that film, and simply passed it off forever.