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Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Horror Hangover

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Hello sleepy heads! I'm proud to say that after missing last week, The Horror Hangover is back and better than ever baby! Well, maybe not better…actually, come to think of it, maybe not even as good as it sometimes can be, but there's still some crap on TV to watch today, so that's a start!
SyFy starts our day at 11:00 with part 1 of The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (2006), followed by part 2 at 1:00. This Russell Mulcahy epic is about King Tut's tomb and the curse that lies within, but that's just a guess, so don't quote me on that. One thing you can quote me on, is the film star's Caper Van Dien doing his best Indiana Jones imitation. So if your math skills are up to snuff, that equals fours hours of CVD! You can thank me later.



Up next, USA gives us a little afternoon action with The Condemned (2007) at 11:00. I don't know too much about the film outside of the premise being familiar to something like The Running Man, which is okay by me. It also stars Steve Austin, someone that I am sure can hold his own with the action scenes and tough guy persona, as he is best known for his wrestling work. Plus, it never hurts having Vinnie Jones in a film either, unless it's X-Men: The Last Stand that is (I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!). Surprisingly, The Condemned has a 6 on IMDB, which is not a bad score for this type of film, so it may be worth a view for anyone hungry for some action.


The action continues at 12:00 when E! goes undercover with True Lies (1994). True Lies is just plain old fun, and anything Schwarzenegger, is always going to be supported here at Chuck Norris Ate My Baby. Plus, it's always enjoyable watching Jaime Lee Curtis strip, one because it is hot, and two, because her ass is almost as flat as Jessie Spano's in Showgirls.


At 1:15, we get even more Casper Van Dien action with Sleepy Hollow (1999) on TNT. I love Sleepy Hollow quite a bit and I think it's one of Burtons best films, as well as one of his best team ups with Depp, outside of Ed Wood, naturally. It was a film that came at a time when horror had been in a bit of a slump and the throwback to atmospheric, Hammer horror styled cinema was more than welcome. Great film and definitely my pick of the week!


Last film of the day comes at 3:30 with Transporter 2 (2005) on FX. I love the first Transporter film with how solid it was and how it showed me what a badass one Mr. Jason Statham is. The sequels are not quite up to par and I found them both to be slightly disappointing and a little too over the top in comparison to the first film in the series. Still, love me some Statham and even a mediocre Statham action film is a decent enough way to spend a portion of your day.


That's all she wrote, kiddies…have a good hangover and thanks for stopping by and making CNAMB a part of your day!

9 comments:

  1. If these are my choices, I'm going back to bed. ;)

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  2. I love me some Sleepy Hollow too:)

    And my hubby can't stop salivating when True Lies is on due to Jamie Lee and her gyrating hips.

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  3. I've seen Transporter and this sequel and you're right. The original was great but the sequel is good for one watch at least. Haven't seen the third...trying to catch up on the Cranks first.

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  4. Pax: Not even a little CVD could rope you in?!

    C.L.: Ha, me too! She looked great in that scene, which was a pretty big deal at the time with how good she looked.

    Geof: I did really enjoy Crank, mostly for how off the wall it is. There are very few films like that that are made and released in theaters, I'll tell you that much!

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  5. Matt, you should watch The Condemned so I can hear your thoughts. It's rather amusing in its extreme ripoff of Battle Royale (straight down to anklets replacing chokers that will blow you up) and The Running Man, but also pretty mean-spirited and sometimes fun. Vinnie Jones seems to have fun.

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  6. "Plus, it's always enjoyable watching Jaime Lee Curtis strip, one because it is hot, and two, because her ass is almost as flat as Jessie Spano's in Showgirls."

    The whole neighborhood just heard my bellow of laughter.

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  7. Emily: It is definitely a film I would enjoy, even if it's completely unoriginal. It sounds a little like Fulci film, The New Gladiators, which is quite an enjoyable watch! I'm glad to hear that it's at least worth a watch from a reputable source such as yourself!

    Ashlee: Ha, it's funny, because it's true! She's got that long, flat butt!

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  8. Ooh I totally missed the Jessie Spano butt reference. Good job!

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  9. I knew you would appreciate a little Spano butt action, by way of Showgirls, Emily!

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