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Weekend Cinema Trash Diet #7

Weekend Cinema Trash Diet #7

Another weekend of Trash for your eyeballs! This time we head to the 1990’s for monsters movies and mega flop sci-fi, some 70s Pam Grier classics, 80s low budget sci-fi and spend Sunday with Adam Sandler!

Friday

Anaconda (1997)
When a deranged snake hunter (Jon Voight) cons his way onto a film crew’s boat to hunt a giant anaconda, the group soon finds that they’ve become the reptiles prey. Jennifer Lopez headlines alongside Ice Cube, Eric Stolz, Owen Wilson, Kari Wuhrer and Danny Trejo.

Wishmaster (1997)
To regain human form, a demonic genie (Andrew Divoff) sets out to grant three wishes. Though the spirit makes dreams come true, it also wreaks havoc on the wishers. With horror legends Robert Englund (Nightmare On Elm Street), Ted Raimi (Evil Dead) and Angus Scrimm & Reggie Bannister (Phantasm).

Godzilla (1998)
When, oh, when will Hollywood make a decent Godzilla movie? Here is the first attempt by Independence Day team Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin with a cast including Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer and Maria Pitillo.

Waterworld (1995)
Kevin Costner reteams with Robin Hood: Prince Of Theives director Kevin Reynolds for this epic sci-fi about a world where the oceans have risen to cover the land. Should be a surefire success right? Enjoyable for Dennis Hopper chewing the scenery with his eyepatch and a bad attitude.

Saturday

Foxy Brown (1974)
After drug lords murder her undercover cop boyfriend, vengeful Foxy Brown (Pam Grier) takes it upon herself to mete out some kick ass justice.

Coffy (1973)
Determined to avenge her young sister, a tough nurse (Pam Grier) goes on a bloody rampage to execute the drug dealers and corrupt cops who hooked her on heroin.

Galaxy Of Terror (1981)
Dispatched to a distant world to rescue the spacecraft Remus, astronauts aboard the starship Quest instead find their comrades gruesomely slaughtered. With Robert Englund, Grace Zabriskie (Twin Peaks), Sid Haig (Spider Baby, House Of A 1000 Corpses) and softcore erotica erm King, Zalman King.

Arena (1989)
A space station short order cook looks to break a thousand year drought and become the first human to win the intergalactic fighting championship. Written by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, currently riding high for their screenplay for the latest Spike Lee joint Da 5 Bloods (2020).

Sunday – Sandler Sunday

Murder Mystery (2019)
It shouldn’t have been a surprise when Netflix reported HUGE first weekend viewing for this comedy when it debuted last year reteaming Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. On a long awaited trip to Europe, a New York City cop and his hairdresser wife scramble to solve a baffling murder aboard a billionaire’s yacht.

That’s My Boy (2012)
Sandler in man-child mode with this comedy that teams him with Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg. Father-son tensions flare when a disagreeable dad decides to move in with his son and his son’s fiancée (Leighton Meester) right before their wedding.

Big Daddy (1999)
Dumped by his girlfriend because he refuses to accept responsibility, overgrown adolescent Sonny Koufax adopts a 5 year old to prove he’s a grownup. With Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Rob Schneider, Kristy Swanson and the requisite early Sandler cameo from Steve Buscemi.

The Do-Over (2016)
The life of a bank manager (David Spade) is turned upside down when a friend (Adam Sandler) from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure. With Paula Patton, Sean Astin, Katherine Hahn and Michael Chiklis.