You Just Digested the Bad Guy: Innerspace

Howdy, Tor.com! The MRGN is back, with a big fave of the Butler Sisters: 1987’s Innerspace! Action! Adventure! Theistic hysteria! The funniest depiction of bodily fluids in cinema history! Yay!

Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film.

And now, the post!

 

KATE: It was “Oklahoma toy-a”.

LIZ: No, it was “Oklahoma tie-ya”.

KATE: Toy-a!

LIZ: TIE-YA!

If you have no idea what the hell my sisters are arguing about here, well, I wouldn’t be surprised. But if you do, you’ve almost certainly seen 1987’s science fiction comedy Innerspace, a classic tale of “guy loses girl, guy gets miniaturized and injected into other guy’s ass. Hijinks ensue.”

(Hilariously, the Netflix subtitles do not attempt to translate his “I just drank a shot of Southern Comfort” ...

Negative, I am a Meat Popsicle: The Fifth Element

Ladies and gentlemen and beings of indeterminate provenance! I present to you the MRGN post of a thousand and one follies, jollies and lick ‘em lollies: 1997’s The Fifth Element! Supergreen! Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film. And now, the post! Probably the best (and most appropriately nostalgic) way to sum up the diversity of reaction to The Fifth Element when it was originally released is what happened the first time I saw it in 1997, 20 years ago. (Jeez.) I went to see it in the theater with my friend Parag, in Austin, Texas. Both of us went in not knowing much more about it than that it was science fiction and starred Bruce Willis. Needless to say, The Fifth Element was nothing at all what ...

Negative, I am a Meat Popsicle: The Fifth Element

Ladies and gentlemen and beings of indeterminate provenance! I present to you the MRGN post of a thousand and one follies, jollies and lick ‘em lollies: 1997’s The Fifth Element! Supergreen! Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film. And now, the post! Probably the best (and most appropriately nostalgic) way to sum up the diversity of reaction to The Fifth Element when it was originally released is what happened the first time I saw it in 1997, 20 years ago. (Jeez.) I went to see it in the theater with my friend Parag, in Austin, Texas. Both of us went in not knowing much more about it than that it was science fiction and starred Bruce Willis. Needless to say, The Fifth Element was nothing at all what ...

We Are the Weirdos, Mister: The Craft

It is better that you should run upon this blade than miss today’s Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia, Tor.com! Okay, maybe not actually. But as today’s MRGN is covering that Gothic wonder of 1996, The Craft, I bet you’ll be pretty sorry that you missed it. So come and see! Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film. And now, the post! KATE: I was the perfect age for this movie. LIZ: No, I was. I was a junior in high school when this came out, so the characters were supposed to be almost exactly my age, so it’s more perfect for me. KATE: Well, I was FANTASIZING about being a high school girl when this came out, so I was the more perfect age! LIZ: Nuh-uh! KATE: ...

We Are the Weirdos, Mister: The Craft

It is better that you should run upon this blade than miss today’s Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia, Tor.com! Okay, maybe not actually. But as today’s MRGN is covering that Gothic wonder of 1996, The Craft, I bet you’ll be pretty sorry that you missed it. So come and see! Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film. And now, the post! KATE: I was the perfect age for this movie. LIZ: No, I was. I was a junior in high school when this came out, so the characters were supposed to be almost exactly my age, so it’s more perfect for me. KATE: Well, I was FANTASIZING about being a high school girl when this came out, so I was the more perfect age! LIZ: Nuh-uh! KATE: ...

Spaceballs Brakes for Nobody

Thank you for pressing the self-destruct button, Tor.com. This website will self-destruct in two minutes! Okay, not really. But maybe you should read this post at ludicrous speed, just in case. That’s right: today’s Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia is one of the most parodiest of all sci-fi film parodies: 1987’s Spaceballs! Whoo! (I apologize in advance, by the way, for the sheer number of gifs under the cut. But I just couldn’t help myself!) Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film. And now, the post!   LIZ: We should do the drinking challenge this time. ME: I feel like I might get in trouble for that. Also that we might get alcohol poisoning. KATE: Not possible, we have seen this movie TEN BILLION times. “The drinking ...

That Magic Technique: Dark City’s Influence on Modern Sci-Fi

Wait, don’t hang up, Tor.com! Do you find yourself lurking in shadows, memory gone, wondering if anything around you is real? Well then, you’ll fit right in with this post, for today’s Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia covers one of my personal faves, 1998’s dark and twisty neo-noir offering of Dark City! Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film. And now, the post! ME: So, what do you know about Dark City? LIZ: Um. That there’s… a city. And… it’s dark? ME: Ehhxcellent. Yes, so before we begin, I have a heartfelt plea: if you have not already seen Dark City, please please PLEASE watch it before you read this post, because I am going to spoil the hell out of it, and you really don’t ...