When a 23rd century crime fighter heats it up in L.A., today. Or about twenty-eight years ago. Hard to believe Full Moon Pictures has been around that long, and Trancers, this sci-fi cult classic was one of the very first. It stars surfer dude Tim Thomerson as Jack Deth, a cop that can travel through time to bag his perp. This was was also one of the first movies for Helen Hunt. She is cast as a part-time Xmas mall elf by day, blue-haired punker by night, but the meeting of this unlikely duo is going to change the course of time, at least in L.A.
How did this all happen and how did it come to be in 1985? Well, you find out the history of Full Moon Pictures on your own, but do know that this was a direct to video movie, hence the lower budget. This was also one of the first movies produced that used this marketing technique, therefore creating major change in film advertising. This was also the first major leading role for Helen Hunt, and we all know the story of that. Read more...(628 words, 91 images, estimated 2:31 mins reading time)
Women really want men to understand them, but when a man that has been living the stereotypical perfect dude’s life suddenly gets the ability to hear the thoughts of every female he encounters, it makes for some great funny moments, and really opens his eyes to the other half of the world around him. This is the story of Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson), an advertising executive in Chicago that always has the perfect angle to sell to the men. He’s the go-to-guy when you want to sell auto parts, beer, and any of those products that are so commonly seen when we watch sports on the weekends. The thing is Nick’s mindset is still in 1970s Las Vegas, which is where he grew up. His mother was a showgirl, and often had mob bosses and professional gamblers as her boyfriends. So even twenty years later, Nick still has this view of women, and he sees them as just something to use, either professionally or personally. He is in for a very rude awakening when a new executive is hired on at his firm, in the position he was favoured to be promoted to. Read more...(847 words, 136 images, estimated 3:23 mins reading time)