From a ’70s Trucksploitation pillar to an 80s animated sci-fi adventure to Cronenberg’s latest, this week’s theme is “Welcome to the Weird”!
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Before we talk about one of the strangest Trucksploitation movies of all time, we talk about the new trailer for the latest David Cronenberg movie. Crimes of the Future looks like a return to body horror form for Cronenberg. We talk about whether this is a good decision and what it will mean for Brandon Cronenberg.
That brings us to our spotlight review.
It has been a while since we have talked about an animated film. This week we go all the way back to 1984 to visit a recently re-released Romanian science fiction film.
Delta Space Mission plays perfectly into one of our unintended themes for April. The movie is a straightforward space adventure that focuses on the quality of the animation. There is a lot to look at it, but does that mean it is a good movie?
And it’s still full speed ahead with Trucksploitation Month.
Moonfire (1970) is the definition of a Trucksploitation Movie. Made years before the CB craze somehow took America by storm, it is a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a trucker.
Sunset trucking, both casual and explicit racism, plus a scene that Coca-Cola would steal a few years later are just part of this moving story of over-the-road trucking.
You can stream Moonfire (2010) on Prime Video. Rent Delta Space Mission on Amazon or Apple TV.
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