Michael McKean

Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

Director:

Julien Temple

Writers:

Julie Brown

Charlie Coffey

Terrance E. McNally

Starring:

Geena Davis

Jeff Goldblum

Damon Wayans

Jim Carrey

Julie Brown

Michael McKean

Charles Rocket

Blurb:

A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.

Review:

Earth Girls Are Easy is the epitome of an 80s movie on steroids. It’s got the fashion, it’s got the music, it’s got young, sexy Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Plus, Jim Carey before anyone knew him and Damon Wayans early in his movie career. It is so crazy and ridiculous it was not a surprise to learn that there were issues behind to scenes with the director.

Valerie, Geena Davis, discovers that her long-term boyfriend/fiancé has been having sex with women that weren’t her. She reacts how every woman would. She “sings” while destroying all of his stuff around the house. She smashes his Commodore PC with a bowling ball rolled down skis. Thankfully for her, horny aliens spot her the next day, sunbathing and crash land on Earth.

The aliens are covered in fur and don’t initially speak English, but after hours of watching TV and gallons of Nair, they’re mostly assimilated into the local culture. Mac, Wiploc, and Zeebo are revealed to be young, attractive men with the hair removed. They have incredibly long tongues and a love touch that consumes the person they touch with affection. They are definitely compatible with humans, and sex with them seems to be out of this world. *smirk* Basically, human men would not stand a chance if these aliens decided to take over.

Thankfully(?), that’s not their end goal. They just want their ship dried out and ready to take off, which happens after a few musical numbers, armed robbery, arrests, and a close encounter with a medical professional. As they fly off, Valerie fights off the love touched advances of her ex to tell Mac she wants to go with him. Since he’s her, Mr. Right, he, of course, takes her. I assume that Wiploc and Zeebo continue to be sexually frustrated until they make it back to their homeworld since Valeria cock blocked them at every opportunity.

4/5

Clue (1985)

The Great Movie Re-Watch

Clue (1985)

Director:

Jonathan Lynn

Writers:

John Landis

Jonathan Lynn

Starring:

Eileen Brennan

Tim Curry

Madeline Kahn

Christopher Lloyd

Michael McKean

Martin Mull

Lesley Ann Warren

Colleen Camp

Blurb:

Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.

Thoughts:

I’ve watched Clue recently. That didn’t stop me from wanting to watch it again, though. Tim Curry is so amazing. The way he does the final “reveal” three different times is so much fun to watch. He’s running around and talking so fast that it’s hard to keep up, and he’s freaking out the guests. I love it.

I assume at this point that everyone already knows the biggest trivia fact from Clue. In case someone doesn’t know, here it is:

There were four endings originally filmed. One was immediately tossed as not being good. The other three were attached randomly to the end of the film, and theaters got completely different ones. It’s an interesting gimmick, but audiences didn’t seem to appreciate it. However, when it was released on home media, all three were included at the end.

The multiple endings set the movie apart and are one of my favorite parts of the film. I’m glad that decision was made.

Recently, there have been talks of a remake, with Ryan Reynolds attached to the film. I love Reynolds, but I have no idea how this would even be done. There’s no way they’ll be able to match the original. With all the recent board games to movie projects being made, I have no hopes for anything good coming out of this. Seriously, Hollywood do something original, leave older movie alone. Especially ones that have reached cult status.