So Funny!
First watch, 1 bell (8:33 pm)

Perhaps it's all the Mystery Science Theater 3000 I've been watching today, but I just ran across hamthrax on Twitter and almost fell out of my chair laughing. What an awesome name for Swine Flu!

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Alien From L.A.
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Last dog watch, 8 bells (8:12 pm)

Man where to start with this one! I just finished Alien From L.A., starring none other than model Kathy Ireland. This was a big step up for MST3K, this movie had a plot you could actually follow, and it made sense! It's quite re-watchable.

Basically Kathy is a nerdy waitress whose father goes missing in Africa. She hops on a plane to find him (yeah like she had a chance), stumbles upon the same hole her father fell in, fell to the center of the Earth where an alien ship sank 10,000 years ago. This is the Atlantis that her father was searching for. It's filled with Australians and Mad Max-esque characters, as well as Deep Roy, the guy that played the Oompa Loompa in the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (way better than the original, go Tim Burton!)

I must say, as easy on the eyes as Kathy is, she's sure tough on the ears (though I doubt that's her real voice). I give this movie all the empty seats in Ireland, mostly for the song Mike and the 'bots sang about her. Hehe. Watch it. Really! Go get it for free (and legally!—until it's commercially released, anyway) at DAP Central. You're out of excuses!

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The Wild Wild World of Batwoman
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First dog watch, 3 bells (5:53 pm)

I just finished watching The Wild Wild World of Batwoman. Unlike the title suggests, this movie has nothing to to with Batman. Batwoman is a frumpy crime fighter with an army of batmaidens to do her bidding. Mostly that's just stand around in skimpy swimsuits (for the 60's anyway) and dance. Or shake. Some of them do a lot of shaking. Shaking. Shaking.

Where was I?

Oh yeah. This was an awful movie. It made almost no sense to me. I'm still not sure what the plot was, and didn't even really care who Ratfink, Batwoman's arch enemy, really was when they unmasked him.

I give this movie three empty seats, mostly for all the shaking going on. Shaking. Shaking…

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Teen-Age Strangler
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Afternoon watch, 8 bells (4:05 pm)

Early this morning I watched Teen-Age Strangler—another teen-sploitation movie about a troubled young man that finds himself suspected of murdering several young women in the town where he lives. It doesn't help that he is a member of a rough-and-tumble gang of leather jacket wearing hooligans.

Anyway, the movie was cheesy, terrible, and only a little bit memorable. I give it two empty seats, one for each interpretation of the title. Was it a teenager that strangled people, or a person that strangled teenagers? You'll have to watch it to find out. Sucker.

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The Brain That Wouldn’t Die
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Afternoon watch, 8 bells (4:00 pm)

Yesterday I watched The Brain That Wouldn't Die, which had a different title at the end of the movie.

This movie is one I've seen several times before, since I've had it on VHS for many years. It's nice to have it on DVD now.

Anyway, it's about a doctor that has been experimenting with limb transplanting on human subjects. On his way with his fiancee to his country laboratory, he gets in an accident and his fiancee dies. He lops her head off and carries it back to the lab in his coat, where he uses his technology to save her brain. It sits in a pan where she begs for him to let her die. I don't know where her vocal cords got their air from. She goes crazy, and befriends a hideous, previously failed experiment and gets him to kill the doctor and his assistant. The lab burns down and she dies. The end.

I give this movie one empty, unscientific seat, for not explaining how she could talk.

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