Tucker and Dale vs. Evil follow two simple-minded rednecks Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine) who are concerned only with working on their vacation home. By some comedic misfortunes the harmless hillbillies are mistaken for psychotic chainsaw wielding killers by — get this — a van full of college students. That’s right, a bunch of college kids headed to the Appalachian Mountains for some skinny-dipping, beer, and good times. One by one, they start dropping like flies in some of the most comedic and even ridiculous scenarios in cinema history, and not because anyone wanted them dead. Check out this trailer before reading the full review:
As someone not fond of the horror/ comedy genre, I had very low expectations of this movie. The genre is filled to the brim with lame, highly uninspired nonsense, with the Scary Movie franchise being the epitome of such nonsense. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is different and goes against convention. It is ridiculously funny in the same vein as Tremors, Dead Snow and Shaun of The Dead, three films I consider to be the best in the genre. Guess what? Tucker vs. Dale joins them at the top.
As an indie film, it is sheer comedic horror perfection, even though the production value is nothing to write home about. Unlike most horror/ comedies that poke fun at other horror flicks — once again, Scary Movie — it is original. I love how Eli Craig, the genius director behind this masterpiece, told the story from Dale and Tuck’s point of view, rather than from the view of the mindless college kids, as is always done. This style, combined with great acting by Tudyk / Labine and well-placed gags, makes you fall instantly in love with Tucker and Dale. Some of the death scenes will have you fall off your chair laughing.
It is very unfortunate that this low-budget, brilliantly-crafted indie film didn’t win critical acclaim. Don’t you find it disturbing how potential cult classics almost seem invisible in Hollywood?
It is very rare that I give a movie a 9 out of 10. It is even rarer that I rate a horror/comedy anything higher than a 6. But Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is so brilliantly executed — for its measly budget — that it deserves nothing less than a 9. If you’re fan of the genre, or just looking for something fresh, it’s not a movie to be missed. Craig pulled off what Cabin In The Wood never could. Yea I said it — Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is better than Cabin In The Wood. Head over to the comments section and let me know if you agree or disagree.
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Toyota Celebrates Back to the Future Day, Recreates Marty McFly’s Truck
October 21, 2015, was the day visited by Back to the Future Part II, and to pay homage, Toyota recreated Marty McFly’s famous truck from the classic movie.
When people think Back to the Future, the first thing that usually comes to mind is Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean. Now, while Marty’s 1985 Toyota pickup is by no means the car star of the franchise, it too enjoyed a level of notoriety that has made it nearly as timeless as the DeLorean.
Toyota’s recreated dream truck is 2016 Tacoma with quite a few extra bits that mimic the look of Marty’s ride. Key highlights include vintage headlight and taillight designs, custom 1985 Toyota truck paint, KC HiLites auxiliary lights, an off-road suspension, TRD wheels, and a custom tailgate featuring the “TOYOTA” logo.
Front and rear tubular bumpers, a custom light bar and vintage 1985 Toyota truck mud flaps round out its spiffy design.
As cool as Marty McFly’s recreated, 1985-inspired Toyota Tacoma is, it will likely never be made, and no amount of time traveling or wishful thinking is going to change that. Sorry, Back to the Future fans.
Ernie Hudson Will Be In New Ghostbusters
Ernie Hudson, one of the stars of the original Ghostbusters, will make an appearance in the new Ghostbusters movie, which has completed filming.
Hudson played Winston Zeddemore in the 1980s films and previously expressed concern over the idea of having an all-female cast:
“I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great. But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don’t think the fans want to see that.”
Do you share those sentiments?
Hudson has since changed his mind, telling THR that the four actresses involved were “Four fiercely funny, foxy, females busting ghosts,” and “phenomenal!”
Staring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, the new Ghostbusters movie releases in July 22nd, 2016, and will also see Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd make appearances.
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New Ghostbusters Movie is a Total Reboot With Funny Women
Director Paul Feig has shared some details about his plans for the new Ghostbusters movie. Not only will the film be a total reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise, but it will also star very funny women.
Speaking with EW, Feig — the director of The Head and Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids — revealed that the new Ghostbusters movie will not be a follow-up to the original 1980s film, but rather a reboot featuring women as the titular ghost-fighting heroes. He has in fact enlisted The Heat‘s writer, Katie Dippold, to write the script with him.
With regard to how he is approaching the new Ghostbusters, Feig told EW:
“I thought, well, what if we just make it new? It’s not coming into the world that existed before. It’s always hard if the world has gone through this big ghost attack, how do you do it again?”
“I wanted to come into our world where there’s talk of ghosts but they’re not really credible, and so what would happen in our world if this happened today… Everything is up for grabs right now.”
For those wondering if the new Ghostbusters movie will take place in a totally different world, it will have a modern setting with modern technology and social references:
“I look at this the same way a superhero movie launches where it’s always fun to see, like, what are they going to do with the costumes this time? What are they going to do with the hardware this time? It’s not going to be, here is the exact same stuff. It’s also not going to go, screw you if you like that stuff, it’s all completely different. We’re going to have fun with it, but again, bring it into our time period.”
And then there is the whole “issue” of the original Ghostbusters being recasted as female characters…Feig is apparently baffled that such a notion is even a talking point:
“I really cannot believe we’re still having this conversation,” says the director. “Some people accused it of kind of being a gimmick and it’s like, it would be a gimmick if I wasn’t somebody whose brain doesn’t automatically go to like, ‘I want to just do more stuff with women. I just find funny women so great. For me it’s just more of a no-brainer. I just go, ‘what would make me excited to do it?’ I go, ‘four female Ghostbusters to me is really fun.’ I want to see that dynamic.”
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