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I always find it really cool to watch tv shows/movies in different languages. Because not only you get to learn the language but see how it was aired/shown in a different language. Even better, you can have subtitles to follow along to if you own a copy of the tv show/movie itself on various formats.

 

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Bad Movie Watch: Day 33

Movie: Bad Taste

Year: 1987

Budget: 25,000$

About: A town has been overrun by man eating aliens disguised as humans in blue shirts. A rag tag group of humans try to stop the aliens before it is too late.

Review: The music was really weird, it was gross as in.. way too gross. And the effects were cheesy. The 48min mark was the closet that was gotten into the movie itself. I would only recommend this movie if you enjoy obscure cult movies and can stomach the gross out scenes.

 

 

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Bad Movie Watch: Day 32

Movie: Battlefield Earth

Year: 2000

Budget: 73 million

About: In the year 3000, Earth is a wasteland and the remaining humans are being used as human slave labors for the Psychlos, a race of human like aliens.

Review: The scenery were nice, but the green/blue screen effects were not that great. As for the plot itself.. it was an interesting idea but I think they were trying to fit everything all too much into the movie itself. Turel is really greedy and his voice reminds me of Metatron from Supernatural. The titled camera angles didn’t help either since it looked like it was filmed on a slope. As for the tinted scenes, it was colorful but overused in some scenes.

Other Info: There were plans for spin-offs and sequels/follow ups but that never emerged.

Additional Info: This movie got Razzie Awards. And it was cited as one of the worst movies ever made.

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Bad Movie Watch: Day 31

Movie: Death Race 2000

Year: 1975

Budget: $300,000 – $530,000

About: Set in a dystopian future, there is a popular sport called the Transcontinental Road Race in which drivers compete against each-other and gain points during the Race.

Review: I actually saw this movie, and to be honest it wasn’t that bad.

Other Info: Sylvester Stallone is in the movie as one of the drivers.

Additional Info: There was a remake, two direct to dvd prequels, a direct to dvd sequel, and a official movie sequel.

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TV Talk: Day 41

Tv show: Booker

Aired: September 24th, 1989 – May 6th, 1990

About: A spin off of the tv show 21 Jump Street starring Richard Grieco.

Would I recommend: If you are a fan of the 21 Jump Street tv show, and want to check out this spin off then I would recommend it. However, if you are just interested to see what spin-offs were like back then, I will still recommend you check it out.

Other Info: This show lasted one season before being cancelled.

Extra Info: There are two DVDs out there of the show. One is an Australian release by Beyond Home Entertainment, and the other is released by Mill Creek Entertainment. Depending on what DVD you may come across there may be some changes. On The Mill Creek Entertainment DVD, The theme song Hot in the city by Billy Idol was unable to be used because negotiations didn’t go through so it was replaced with a different song called Hot Summer Night. Also, an episode called Someone Stole Lucille (Episode 9) was not put on the set due to music issues.

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TV Talk: Day 40

Tv show: 21 Jump Street

Aired: April 12th, 1987 – April 27th, 1991

About: It’s about a group of young police officers who go undercover to investigate crimes in various teenage venues.

Would I recommend: Yes, I would. Young Johnny Depp is in it and it’s really cool.

Other Info: There was a spin-off called Booker which lasted one season. There are also two movies 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street.

Extra Info: There are DVDs of the show 21 Jump Street out there but your most likely going to find the Mill Creek Version. Anchor Bay Entertainment used to sell the DVDs but they are out of print and have been discontinued in 2010, so if you have any of those DVDs in your collection they are rare. You can also check e-bay and amazon since they sell the DVDs there. You can also go to thrift shops if you are lucky enough to find them.

Additional Info: Due to low ratings, the show was cancelled after Season 4 on Fox. It was then moved to syndication for Season 5 (The Final Season) on other Fox affiliates. Oh, and Johnny Depp left the show after Season Four.

Fun Fact: Holly Robinson who plays Judy Hoffs on the show, sang the theme song with Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise doing the Jump section of the theme song.

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TV Talk: Day 39

Tv Show: Quantum Leap

Aired: March 26th, 1989 – May 3rd, 1993

About: It follows Sam Beckett (played by Scott Bakula), a man who has become stuck in the past after a time travel experiment has gone horribly wrong. He tries to alter events while attempting to return back to the present. He is aided by a hologram version of his friend Al Calavicci (played by Dean Stockwell) who is motoring Sam’s present timeline.

Would I recommend: Yes, I would. There is only 5 Seasons of the show though but its worth the watch.

Other Info: There were plans for a Quantum Leap and Mangum P.I. Crossover but that never happend. It would of been really cool to see that.

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TV Talk: Day 38

Tv show: MacGyver

Aired: September 29th, 1985 – May 21st, 1992

About: Richard Dean Anderson stars as Angus MacGyver who uses everyday objects as equipment to help him save the day. He also works for the US Government.

Would I recommend: Yes, I would. It’s awesome.

Other Info: There was also two tv movies. And a reboot made in 2016 which starred Lucas Till as a younger version of Angus MacGyver. I already covered the spinoff as well so not much else to add here.

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TV Talk: Day 37

Tv show: Magnum P.I. (2018)

Aired: September 24th 2018 – Present

About: Jay Hernandez plays Thomas Sullivan Magnum in this reboot of the original show of the same name which starred Tom Selleck in the title role.

Would I recommend: I mean, if you want to see how the reboot is done then go ahead, but if you are a fan of the original show then I wouldn’t recommend it. There might be a reason you might not like the reboot either because you grew up with the original or just don’t feel like it is isn’t the same without the mustache Tom Selleck had in the original. For me, its okay but.. I prefer the original.

Other Info: If you want a gist of the show its about Thomas Sullivan Magnum as a P.I. (Private Investigator) solving cases in Hawaii. He stays at Robin Master’s estate with Jonathan Higgins (Original) and he also has two friends, T.C. (Theodore Calvin) and Rick Wright. In the reboot, Jonathan Higgins is re-written as a woman named Juliet Higgins. Kinda wondering how long this reboot will last.

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TV Talk: Day 36

Tv Show: MacGyver (2016)

Aired: September 23rd, 2016 – Present

About: Lucas Till plays a younger version of Angus MacGyver. This is a reboot of the original show of the same name which starred Richard Dean Anderson in the title role.

Would I recommend: Yes, I would. It’s actually a good reboot.

Other Info: If you want a gist of the show, MacGyver (The Original and The Reboot) is pretty much about a man named Angus MacGyver using everyday objects as equipment and creating stuff out of those objects to help him save the day. And he also works for the US Government.

Extra Info: There was a planned spinoff called Young MacGyver in 2003 with Jared Padalecki but only the pilot was made. Yeah, sounds awesome now that I think about it. Who knew that information would be so cool to find out about.

 

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