Thursday, February 21, 2008

This one is for Chris Sims.

I've never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Sims, but based on his writing I get the feeling we would either be old friends who just met or there would be a massive explosion of pure smart-ass geek goodness akin to the movie Timecop. And if you don't need that reference explained, odds are you are one of us too. Because we are both fans of a genre that can only be called "Cheesy Movies".

Cheesy movies, for the record, can be big-budget blockbusters, shlock-cinema B-movies or obscure Indy flicks. The common ingredient is all of these movies are entertaining if not of particularly high quality or entertaining for the reasons intended by the director and actors.

Yes, I am one of those who am more familiar with the works of Roger Corman than Orson Wells. I don't own a copy of Casablanca but I do own a copy of Hell Comes To Frogtown. I seek out the stuff that was almost made for Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic and watch it without the company of Mike Nelson to keep me close to what we will charitably call "sane".

Mr. Sims, in addition to being a fan of comics as well as a scholar and a gentleman, shares my fondness for cinematic cheese as evidenced by his reviews of such films as Cheerleader Ninjas and Yo-Yo Girl Cop.

On the odd chance you're one of the few who reads my contributions to the cultural zeitgeist and have never, despite my direct link, visited the domain of one Chris Sims, now is a good week to expose yourself to Chris's Invincible Super Blog.

Why? Because it is Bring It On Week. And lest you think this be a slam on that noble series of films which has nothing to recommend it other than positive messages and barely legal actresses playing jail-bait cheerleaders washing cars... well, you're going to be disappointed.

With that in mind, I have made a mock movie poster based on my title entry for Mr. Sims' Bring-It-Ontest! to come up with a title for the next direct-to-video Bring It On Sequel.

You Thought You They Were Done With 300 Parodies.

You Thought They Stopped Making Saturday Night Live Movies.

You Thought They Were Done Bringing It On.


This Summer... Three Genres Will Join To Bring It On As One!

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