Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Habitrail Critic Killed The Radio Star

As I sit here feeling gross (thanks, Annual Spring Sinus Infection From Hell! So good to see you again!), I find myself filling my brief hours of uncomfortable consciousness with 70s cult films. Why? I have no idea. It’s probably … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cheese Part 4: Absolute Beginners

You may have noticed by now that there’s a sort of accidental theme running through these cheesy films I’ve selected: most of them play somehow with time, particularly with time as a structure for musical genre.* The attempt to bring … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cheese Part 3: Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire is the movie Michael Beck probably should’ve done instead of Xanadu. It was directed and co-created by his director on The Warriors,* Walter Hill, and it handily accomplishes the melding of the 50s and the 80s that Xanadu couldn’t quite pull off. … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cheese Part 2: Rock & Rule

I have a great love for Nelvana Studios. Started in Canada in the 70s by some folks who were involved in Yellow Submarine (among other things), they came out with some of the wackiest, most surreal animated programming a child could … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cheese, Part 1: Xanadu

Xanadu is glorious and awful in ways that defy comprehension. Look ye on its trailer and despair: It’s hard to know quite where to begin. The first problem with this film is that its ambitions and resources apparently far outstripped … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cheese With The Habitrail Critic: Introduction

Here’s the thing: I like me some cheesy movies. Not all cheesy movies, mind you. We’ve all got our own preferred brands of cheese, after all, and some occasions call for one sort and not another — I mean, Stilton’s … Continue reading

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