Masters of the Universe

This week on At Least You Tried WE HAVE THE POWER!!!

This week we watched the 1987 classic Masters of the Universe. Capitalizing on the hugely popular He-Man cartoon and toys of the era a movie was made with Dolph Lundgren as the hero himself…. What could go wrong?

Well if you prefer your He-Man wielding guns instead of his sword 90% of the time and never actually transforming (Who’s Prince Adam?) then this is the movie for you! Stabby Synthesizers aside this movie is actually a ton of fun and the fight scenes are pretty well choreographed. As an added bonus we got to view the movie the way God intended, on good old VHS.

So join us this week as we venture out of Eternia to the US of A and witness a fish out of water story where the fish is actually perfectly content out of the water.

Good Journeys!


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Hider in the house

Every once in awhile you get to see excellence. You get to see lightning caught in a bottle and can bask in it’s beauty… This isn’t that exactly but it’s as close as we get with the bad movies watched here on At Least You Tried. This week we watched a lesser known gem called “Hider in the house”

Now before we go any further I’d to play a game. What’s your greatest fear? Did you answer “Someone breaching a place I once thought safe”? Maybe you said “A vicious predator with giant teeth” or possibly even nailed it on the head and said “Gary Busey”…. Well this movie has all three and it’s a crazy crazy ride.

Gary Busey once again graces our podcast as Tom Sykes, a man recently released from a mental institution (Put there for burning his parents alive) and in desperate need of a place to live. Mr. Sykes then gets the brilliant idea to visit a home being constructed and create a secret room in the attic for him to live in. With digs like this Tom wastes no time and makes himself right at home. A nice family moves in and Tom eats their food, steals their stuff, and even bugs their intercom system.

It’s then that Old Tom lays eyes on the beautiful mom Julie and decides he wants so much more. He wants this family to be his and he’ll stop at nothing to get it. I won’t spoil the movie but out of EVERYTHING we’ve watched here on the podcast this might very well be the one I most highly recommend.

Still not convinced? This is the first movie I’ve picked in ages that Alex has enjoyed and even gave it a 5/5. Do yourself a favor and track this film down, it’s a modern classic in garbage cinema.


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The Dark Backward

The Dark Backward is strange film to say the least. Even the name doesn’t really mean anything in the context of the movie. It’s about Marty, a trash man by day and failed stand up comedian by night. In this David Lynch-esque world he lives in, it doesn’t even seem that trash man are a necessity considering how dirty and disgusting everything is everywhere. He picks up trash in one scene with his buddy Gus, played by the always charismatic Bill Paxton, and the trash is just overwhelming. The streets look like landfills.

Marty eventually starts to grow a third arm on his back as people naturally do. Marty’s girl splits and Gus sees this as the opportunity to cash in on this freak limb and incorporate it into Marty’s comedy act. Wayne Newton becomes their talent agent, but Marty is still not funny.

This movie is really carried by the ridiculous and disturbing antics of Bill Paxton, namely necrophilia and SSBBW action. If you’re in the mood for some surreal weirdness, then watch this movie.


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Bebe’s Kids

This week on At Least You Tried we took a trip down memory lane. We decided to check out a hood classic! Today we watched Bebe’s Kids!!! We shared many laughs and had a lot of nostalgia but there were many things wrong with this cartoon. Sit back and relax and enjoy as we talk about this awesome movie.

“We Bebe’s Kids! We don’t die, we multiply!”


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Madea goes to jail

This week on At Least You Tried we begin your favorite time of the year. That’s right, Black History Month!! This year we decided to begin with a character that’s very famous in black movies. You guessed it Madea! Today’s movie is Madea goes to Jail. Even though her name is in the title she probably has the least amount of screen time. So join us as we get into this Tyler Perry classic. Hallelujer! Praise the Lort!


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Who killed Captain Alex?

This week on At Least You Tried Lance brought us a real winner. No you didn’t read that wrong and no it isn’t sarcasm. This week we watched Uganda’s first ever action movie “Who killed Captain Alex?”

This movie comes complete with it’s own rifftrack you can’t turn off…

The movie’s original cut was lost to a power outage ruing the computer it was stored on. The only hard copy they had left was one with a rifftrack done by Uganda’s best VJ (Video Joker). It gives the movie an identity all it’s own. Whether it’s the bullet belt with bullets that are actually sticks or the fact that “Kiss from a rose” plays during action scenes for some reason… This movie is one you aren’t likely to forget and it’s available in complete on Youtube.


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Birdbox

If you don’t watch Birdbox… If you don’t look at it, it can’t hurt you.

This week on At Least You Tried we watched the Netflix hit “Birdbox”, a movie so derivative and mediocre it’s scarier than the film itself. By now you’ve certainly heard of this movie or at the very least seen the memes.

An entity has suddenly appeared and caused the people of the world to start killing themselves. Only Mark Wahlberg…. no I mean Sandra Bullock can save her family from these evil creatures. She must take her son “Boy” and her daughter “Girl” to an ambiguous sanctuary that is safe from these creatures for reasons.

Come join us as we watch a movie rated R for John Malkovich’s potty mouth, Machinegun Kelly’s ass, and quick shots of gore…kinda.

Don’t worry, we have enough blindfolds and birds for everyone.


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Undefeatable

This week on At Least You Tried Tyler came bearing a gift, a meme worthy movie called Undefeatable. This movie is a non stop barrage of fight scenes, ninja weapons, awful boyfriends, and screaming your ex’s name for two thirds of the movie. This movie is by far the best thing we’ve watched in ages and it’s available in full on Youtube.


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