Film Review – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I know that nearly everyone is obsessed with Pedro Pascal right but I am obsessed with Pedro Pascal right now. Everything I hear about him or watch him in just makes me love him more. He even made me consider going back to give the game The Last of Us another chance. Recently I’ve seen that clip of him and Nicolas Cage so many times on TikTok and Instagram. It feels like it was a sign to actually watch it. I love both actors and it looked like fun. More than enough opportunity for Cage to poke fun at himself and his nouveau shamanism method of acting. I don’t know what stopped me from watching it earlier but I guess I was worried it was too good to be true. It was finally time to find out for sure.

Throwback Thirty – Hobgoblins (1988)

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220px-hobgoblins19875_star_rating_system_1_and_a_half_stars If I were to ask you what your favourite 80s horror film starring small furry monsters then you’d probably, and quite rightly say, Gremlins. Unfortunately that film was released in 1984 so I had to find the next best thing. Thankfully, in 1988 the film Hobgoblins came out and that’s essentially just a carbon copy. Hobgoblins didn’t exactly make a name for itself when it was released but has since become something of a cult classic. Mostly down to the fact that it was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 where it was described by Paul Chaplin as heading “right to the top of the list of the worst movies we’ve ever done.” A fantastic legacy that was only helped by the fact that Rick Sloane (writer, director, producer) submitted the show himself and loved the episode. Whatever else you can say about the film, it certainly had earned its place in the annals of Hollywood history.