We’re losing a few genuinely good movies from Netflix this week. There’s also one that’s just so bad it has to be seen.
Monsters, Inc. (12/12)
Somehow I tricked myself into thinking that ‘Monsters, Inc.‘ would be around forever. It’s been on my queue for months now, just waiting to be watched. I guess now’s the time to do it. If you haven’t seen it, ‘Monsters, Inc.’ is an essential. It’s not the best Pixar film (that title goes to ‘The Incredibles’), but it’s far from the worst (‘Cars’). John Goodman shines, and believe it or not Billy Crystal is funny. Get to it before it’s gone. (Read Blu-ray review.)
The Fly (12/13)
Who could have guessed that a remake of a 1958 monster movie could work so well? David Cronenberg’s version of ‘The Fly‘ is a horror film to be sure, but thanks in part to Jeff Goldblum’s fantastic performance, it’s a whole lot more too. The effects may be dated, but the film itself is still strong. (Read Blu-ray review.)
You may be familiar with the work of pro wrestler Rey Mysterio, Jr. This film stars his uncle, Rey Misterio, Sr. He was a top star in his day, but now he’s taking monster roles in tragically bad movies like ‘Wrestlemaniac‘. The plot: a young group of Americans try to make a porno in an abandoned Mexican ghost town, only to be attacked by the deranged El Mascarado. It’s awful in the best possible way.