By: Henry J. Fromage –
The (overdue) second phase of my visit with Oberst returned us to what we do best- searching out insane curiosities on Youtube and other sundry sources.
164. Alien Private Eye
It’s a little hard to characterize this bizarrity, in which alien dressed in the hottest club fashions of the 1980s woos the earth chicks, karate fights, and solves hard-boiled mysteries on what appears to be the cheapest of VHS camcorders. That special kind of bad. Six Pack.
165. Gayniggers From Outer Space
This is on Youtube in full and in all of its P-horrifically-In-C titled glory, although perhaps it’ll help to know that it’s a Sci-Fi parody shot by a Dane and starring an all-black cast of homosexual aliens who come to Earth to liberate it from the oppression of women and yeah… no. But it exists, I assure you, it exists. Six Pack.
166. Lycan Colony
Another poorly shot and sound-edited monstrosity, this time somehow from 2006, this cheesy werewolf flick involves some of the most headscratching editing you’ll have seen in quite some time- worth seeking out. Six Pack.
167. Ugly Delicious
Yes, another Netflix food show (is it my… comfort food?) This one is MC’d by David Chang of Momofuku fame, and befitting a culinary star of this caliber he finds a way to drag in plenty of recognizable faces on his adventures, from delving into the phenomenon that is pizza, including sushi pizza in Japan, to running the taco truck circuit with Jonathan Gold and Gustavo Arrellano. Two Beers.
168. Knock Down the House
This political doc hit the big time when one of its portrayed young, hungry liberals in tightly contested primary and general election races across the country turned out to be the very AOC herself. While the design of the doc likely shifted in light of that, the portraits of all four of the women in these races is affecting, all the more so when one turns out to be a person already shifting the entire political conversation. Two Beers.
169. The Highwaymen
The kind of movie studios used to bankroll Kevin Costner to star in, this Netflix-produced story of the lawmen who hunted down Bonnie and Clyde has a lot of the trappings of a mid-budget Oscar play of yesteryear, and some of the charms (and a few of the languorous drawbacks, too). If you’re someone who kinda dug that era of filmmaking, you’ll dig this as well. Three Beers.