Tag: Reb Brown
Sure, there may be a big budget Captain America movie opening on Friday. Sure, it actually looks like it might be pretty good. But is that any reason to forsake the REAL Captain America, Reb Brown? He didn’t need molded plastic to improve his physique!
Yes, back in the 70s, there was a made-for-TV Captain America featuring former football player turned former actor Reb Brown. To say the Captain America of 1979 sucked is being generous. (Think Charlie’s Angels without the babes or the sharp acting and writing. *shudder*) But it is the wonderful kind of suck that we here at SnarkCriticPop enjoy sooooo very much. It lives on in cheesy glory, and those glory days will ride again this weekend on the SyFy Channel, starting Thursday night! Fire up the DVRs, my friends! (continue reading…)
Last weekend I was lucky enough to watch the wonderfully terrible Howling II: My Sister is a Werewolf and I even have a copy at my house now that fellow cinematic masochist Daniel Roos was unwilling to take it home with him. Never heard of it? Well, maybe you heard of it by it’s other title: Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch. Terrible joke you say? Well, I counter with I wasn’t joking, that was actually the title upon release.
The film which was directed by Phillipe Mora begins with the funeral of journalist Karen White (the heroine from the first Howling film) which is attended by her brother Ben and her colleague Jenny as well as creepy Stefan played by the great Christopher Lee. Spoiler alert – she sleeps with the young good looking guy who can’t act, not the creepy old guy who can! Anyway, Stephan hasn’t come to bring flowers or offer condolences or even stand in the background looking uninterested like the rest of the extras, he has come to tell Ben that… wait for it… his sister is a werewolf! (continue reading…)
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