My Guilty-Pleasure Movies

This list is by not exhaustive; I will probably think of several more as soon as my head hits the pillow this morning.  :-/  However, here is at least a partial list of B-movies, bombs, and otaku-fodder that I would gladly miss a few hours of sleep to watch again:

The Last Action Hero

A 1993 Schwarzennegger vehicle.  I actually don’t like putting this on a “guilty pleasure” list–I think it’s really a brilliant film which was vastly under-rated.

Zoolander

Actually based on a series of video shorts produced for VH1.  I have absolutely NO reason to like this movie–but I think it is hilarious, nonetheless.

Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn

Call it cheesy if you like (most people do)–this was a bold and original science-fiction piece.  I would rather see a Metalstorm 2 than Furious 7.

Hawk: The Slayer

Ditto for this often-unknown fantasy gem.  Before you watch The Lord of the Rings again, watch this.  Then see if anything seems familiar about Legolas…

Bitch Slap

Vulgar, profane, over-the-top in every possible way.  Also surprisingly intelligent, if you can see past the deliberate exploitationism.

Eko Eko Azaraku (“Eko Eko Azarak”)

Sometimes known as The Wizard of Darkness, this manga-based Japanese live-action movie series combines Wiccan and OTO magic with Lovecraftian mythology (and just a bit of martial arts).

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I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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