Classics of the Corn: Rhinestone (1984)

Jake (Dolly Parton) is a country singer living in New York City. Talking with her manager after a performance, Jake decides to make a bet with him, saying that she can turn anyone — any random person off of the street – into a big star. A rhinestone cowboy. Nick Martinelli (Sylvester Stallone) is an Italian-American cabbie who happens to be dropping a family of … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: Rhinestone (1984)

Favorite things about… When Harry Met Sally

The favorite film: When Harry Met Sally…, a 1989 romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron The synopsis: Harry needs a ride to New York after graduating from the University of Chicago, and he hitches one with a girl named Sally. The two don’t exactly become fast friends, but as their lives progress, they find themselves running into each other now … Continue reading Favorite things about… When Harry Met Sally

Classics of the Corn: New Year’s Evil (1980)

Today, in the spirit of the season, we’re taking a look at New Year’s Evil, the film in which one actor with a bit part utters a line that perfectly suits TMP’s Classics of the Corn series: Funky indeed, random party-goer. New Year’s Evil tells the story of Diane “Blaze” Sullivan (none other than Pinky Tuscadero herself, Roz Kelly),  a radio and TV host who’s … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: New Year’s Evil (1980)

Favorite things about… The Purple Rose of Cairo

The favorite film: The Purple Rose of Cairo, a 1985 comedy/fantasy written and directed by Woody Allen The synopsis: Cecilia, a New Jersey waitress trying to stay afloat during the Depression, turns to film for an escape from the monotony of her daily life. Her favorite film becomes The Purple Rose of Cairo (an RKO Radio Picture!), which she goes to see multiple times to … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Purple Rose of Cairo

Classics of the Corn: The Stuff (1985)

A mysterious goo is discovered by a group of miners as it erupts from the earth and floods their mine. One of the men has the bright idea to taste “The Stuff”… and he finds it delicious. Not all of the miners are so sure; one yells “What are you doing, eating snow? I DON’T WANT TO TRY IT, I DON’T EAT SNOW!” The shaving-cream-esque  … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: The Stuff (1985)

Classics of the Corn: Ghoulies (1985)

Congratulations, Johnathan (Peter Liapis)! You’ve just inherited a creepy, old mansion full of satanic relics, mice and cobwebs. What’s that? You’ve decided to move in and bring your girlfriend Rebecca (Lisa Pelikan) along? Wonderful! The creatures in the basement are highly anticipating your return. What’s that you say, now? You’ve never been to this mansion before? Well, of course you have, Johnathan… you were almost … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: Ghoulies (1985)

Classics of the Corn: My Mom’s a Werewolf (1989)

When a film is titled My Mom’s a Werewolf and begins with a folksy opening song that steals its lyrics from the familiar tale of Little Red Riding Hood, you know it’s going to be a Classic of the Corn… and that’s exactly what the 1989 film My Mom’s a Werewolf is. Leslie is a frustrated housewife who visits a pet store (“Casa de Pets”) … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: My Mom’s a Werewolf (1989)

Period film: Hammett (1982)

“This is an entirely imaginary story about the writer Samuel Dashiell Hammett, who… in the words of one of his most gifted contemporaries… helped get murder out of the Vicar’s rose garden and back to the people who are really good at it. The detective story has not been the same since.” I was hoping from the opening titlecard bearing this message that Hammett (1982) … Continue reading Period film: Hammett (1982)

Classics of the Corn: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Welcome to Classics of the Corn, the series in which I share my love for the cheesy goodness that lives in the underbelly of the cinematic realm. Today we’re taking a look at my new favorite piece of corny corny corn, which I loved so much that I decided to post the review only a few days after watching it rather than adding it to … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)