Sunday, November 04, 2007


The Sore Losers (1997)
directed by John Michael McCarthy
rating: 3 out of 5 cravats
on VHS from Robert the Bruce

I think my blog is really only allowed one recommendation of a film with "sex choreographer" in the cast and crew. Two movies like that and the readership gets uncomfortable. So I'll have to sell The Sore Losers on something other than its nudity, and since a little garage rock goes a long way, how about Memphis and the mid-south at the time of year when everything's hot, overgrown, and green? As Creepshow already attested, there are worse creative engines than EC Comics. There are certainly worse special effects out there (these are great), but McCarthy might be the kind of guy who would prefer I was just self-conscious enough watching this alone to think of it all as a guilty pleasure.