FUCK ME, TWO FILMS THAT AREN’T TOTALLY SHIT (NOT NEW ONES, THOUGH)

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Most new films are shit. Particularly at this time of year with Oscars coming up, ehich means we’re forced to endure a bunch of awful films with big stars playing dead people or dying or being in a film about a book. I think I’m going to write a book about Barack Obama going back in time and dying of cancer in the holocaust. It will also feature Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Cobain and Joan of Arc. The film adaptation will win every award ever.

Two films that aren’t shit are C.H.U.D. and Over The Edge. Some excellent people have put them on YouTube. C.H.U.D. is an good B-movie. Good B-movies are like hardcore punk: rough round the edges, intentionally trashy, but with enough energy and integrity to not male it cheesy. C.H.U.D. is like Reagan Youth. Watch it here. There’s also a bunch of stills.

If someone made a top-10 of teen movies, then Over The Edge would have to be in there. Aside from starring a very young Matt Dillon, it has a slamming soundtrack featuring Cheap Trick, The Ramones, The Cars, plus loads more good stuff. It’s also one of the films that best captures the adolescent state of mind – that mixture of vulnerability, belligerence and alienation. So there. Watch it here. Again, there’s a good selection of stills. Look out for the scene with the gun and Cheap Trick’s Surrender.


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