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04
Nov
21

Thrashin’ (1986)

Date Watched: 11/4/21

Starring: Thanos aka Josh Brolin

Plot:

Two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival. (From IMDB)

Rules:

  • Skater tricks
  • Skater lingo
  • Product Placement

Quotes:

  • “Rad”
  • “Gnarly”
  • “That’s Hungarian for fast car”
  • “I hope you don’t get laid!”
  • Q: “What do you guys do?”… A: “Thrash”
  • “That wild Indian picture happens to be stylin'”

Viewer Quotes:

  • “There are no shits given with this movie.”
  • “That rattail is disgusting!”
  • “I played this level on Tony Hawk.”

Things We Learned:

  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers started out playing random 80’s skateboarding clubs.
  • The best way to fuck up a skateboarder in a downhill competition is to throw jacks into their path and no one will notice.
  • Geez aka Mr. Cliff invented skateboarding.
  • The best way to come to a job interview is with your shirt open.

Final Take:

This movie was actually really enjoyable and way better than I thought it would be. It was entertaining from start to finish and did a great job highlighting the absurdity of the 80’s. I’d highly recommend it if you’re looking for a cheesy 80’s movie.

17
Mar
17

Death Race 2050

Viewing Date: 3/16/2017

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Manu Bennett

Rules

  • “United Corporations of America” or UCA Logo
  • “Hamilton”

Quotes

  • “I’m going to kill everyone in that montage.”
  • “Looks like rain today and enslavement by machines tomorrow.”
  • “The only thing that can kill an American is another American.”
  • “I’ll drink your tears Frankenstein!  I’ll lick them off your handsome face.”
  • “Smells like barbecue sauce and bed sores.”
  • “What’s this?”  “It’s called paaaaper.”

Viewer Quotes

  • “Been there.”  “Just another night in the Olsen household.”

What We Learned

  • There is a 99.93% unemployment rate in 2050.
  • By comparison, Jason Statham movies can look like Oscar winners.
  • You get 10 points for killing civilians, 20 points for kids, 50 for seniors…  And 1000 points for the leader of the UCA!!!

 

 

06
Feb
15

The Wraith (1986)

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Viewing Date: Feb 2, 2015

Plot: Jamie, killed by neighborhood thugs, returns as a mystical figure named Jake (The Wraith) to gain revenge.

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Randy Quaid, Clint Howard, Nick Cassavettes, Sherilyn Fenn

Rules

  • Every time you see Clint Howard
  • Packard gets jealous
  • Awesome 80’s jams
  • Switchblade is pulled
  • Someone from Pack’s crew dies
  • Lights / lightning turning into a car, or vice versa
  • The arm braces / leg braces disappear

Quotes

“Loser!  I’m a secret Loser!”  (Ozzy)

“We’ll mind the cockstacker.”

“Do it to him Augie Style!”

“Who was that guy?”  “I don’t know, but he was weird and pissed off.”

“We know our constipational rights!”

“Roadblocks can’t stop what can’t be stopped.”

Viewer Quotes

“Its Toonces!”

“That’s why I drove my ’77 Volkswagen Rabbit in High School- so I didn’t have to race for pink slips”

“He’s got to go kill Carpet Head.”

What We Learned

  • You don’t need to reload wraith guns
  • Even bad guys have good safety habits
  • You can get high off of hydraulic fluid and WD-40
  • The Dodge Turbo Interceptor is sweet
  • Sherilyn Fenn used to be really hot



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