There aren't many movies where the guys agree completely with each other on the straight-up awesomeness of a movie. This week, however, is exactly that.
This week the guys watched John Carpenter's 1988 classic They Live, starring WWF wrestler Roddy Piper and Keith David, who was not a WWF wrestler. (But he probably would have been awesome if he was.)
Piper is Nada, a relentlessly cheerful homeless man who wanders from town to town, looking for work. When he gets to Los Angeles, he manages to get hired working at a construction site. And that's where he meets Frank (Keith David), another roving construction worker who helps Nada find a hot meal and a shower.
|What do you mean, 'it's a community soap bar'?!|
A day or so later, he goes back to the now destroyed church and finds a box of magical sunglasses that allow him to see things in an entirely new way.
|And YOU look like you borrow MacGyver's shirt and mullet, Roddy.|
Glass houses, sir...Glass houses...
|Fortunately, as a former wrestler, he was able to improvise during|
an incredibly improbable scenario.
|Mere moments after this shot, she threw him out a window. Really.|
Basically, Nada is just about useless, largely because of his desire to go find Holly again. (We dunno...maybe he gets turned-on by being thrown out windows by women. Don't judge.)
Nada and Frank manage to get caught in another gunfight and, through a comedy of errors, stumble upon the bad guy base, where the aliens(?) are partying with rich white dudes!'
|Nothing to see here...Move along.|
OR DOES IT?!?
SPOILER: No. No it doesn't.
Derek is worried about Nada's hair. It's really super-mullety. It could do someone some serious damage.
Jake is certain Holly is a dude. There is not a whole lot of evidence to the contrary, so if anybody has any, now would be the time.
Larry is amused by Nada's Canadian-ness. That's really it.
There's also a bunch of stuff in The Lobby, movies only Jake recognizes Coming Soon, a defense of the upcoming Ghostbusters movie while Jake-ing Off, the best-ish of 1988 on Larry's List, and mom stories from Inside My Head.
So get your sunglasses on and tune in for this week's show! OBEY! OBEY!