THE DAMNED UNITED. Movies with damn in the title — they’re a small but blasphemous bunch. You got your damn musicals (Damn Yankees), you got your damn historical adventures (Damn the Defiant!), and you got your damn horror flicks (Village of the Damned, Queen of the Damned). Now, add to the list: The Damned United. And, no, it’s not a movie about a bunch of airline passengers stuck on the tarmac for three hours.
Michael Sheen plays an English soccer coach who takes a winning team from first to last place. It’s sort of like The Natural, except with soccer, and not only do they lose the big game, they never even make it to it. Hey, happy endings are overrated. Anyway, this is a damn good story about the loss of loyalty and friendship. I’m in!
Admiral (It’s a trap!) Ackbar, a team mascot? Before any final decisions are made, the Misfits have some suggestions about which movie characters would make a good mascot.
6 ‘n 90! Da Man reviews six movies in ninety seconds.
Robert Culp and Corey Haim remembered.
Back in my years as a teenaged Cinema Misfit, I gobbled up any film that was made in the 1930’s…romances, musicals, screwball comedies, gangster movies, even Paul Muni films…I saw and loved them all. Now, as I move into the sunset of my life (or at least the mid-afternoon), my ardor for some of these flicks may have waned a bit (I’m looking at you, “Bringing Up Baby”), but “Holiday” has always retained a hold on my heart. Here are some of the reasons why: