Category Archives: CHEESE

Attack of the 80s Laser Cowboys

Because I’ve been stuck home sick for the last week or so, I’ve had the chance to catch up with my TV during my sporadic waking hours, including renewing my acquaintance with recent commercials. The one that really seems impossible … 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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365 DotU, Day 89: In Which I Celebrate Cheese

There’s just something about an earnest, cheesy, brilliant Bon Jovi song that kind of makes my day, especially the earlier stuff. Slippery When Wet (for example), as an album, is not great art. It wasn’t trying to be, of course. It’s … Continue reading

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365 Days of the Unoriginal, Day 7: A Winehouse and Cheese Party!

Today’s offering is a fairly silly, overdone cover of “Love is a Losing Game,” from Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black album. I have a real soft spot for the sound of Back to Black — it’s an amazing bit of work, and I … Continue reading

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