The Legend

The Legend

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Guilty Pleasure

My Mom is from Louisville Kentucky. One of my fondest memories growing up is going to see my aunt during the holidays and once school ended for the year. My aunt never had kids of her own so she would spoil us to death and let us watch whatever we wanted. This is where I was introduced to one of the weirder movies of all time, Howard the Duck.

The movie was based off a comic book, but rather than making it an animated feature they chose live action. Long story short it was blasted by critics and lost a shit ton of money. Elementary school aged Matt didn't care about any of that.  All I needed to know was that their was a talking duck and people getting possessed by devil like creatures.  In some ways I was probably a more honest critic when I was young.  Now it is impossible to avoid knowing how good or bad a movie is before you even step foot in the theater. I swear I thought I already seen The Revenant before I actually watched it.  Thanks Internet.

Ed Gale is the actor who played Howard.  He has actually been in some popular movies like Spaceballs and Chucky.  I took a glance at his Wikipedia page and he said he by far gets the most fan mail about his portrayal of Howard the Duck. It is funny how some movies lose so much money in theaters, but gain cult classic status later. Another one of my all time favorites is Big Trouble in Little China and it had a similar path into cult classic movie.

If you haven't seen Howard the Duck you should check it out.  It will change your life. As for the card it only cost a couple of bucks. I thought it would be funny to send to my brother for a nice trip down memory lane.

Do you have a guilty pleasure movie?

Thanks for reading.

12 comments:

  1. I've never seen Howard the Duck; however, Big Trouble in Little China is a gem! My personal favorite guilty pleasure is a little tough to peg - Hot Shots Part Deux, maybe.

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    1. Big Trouble in Little China is a classic. One of my fantasy baseball teams is called the Jack Burton Trucking Company.

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    1. Ha. I've never watched Flash Gordon. Closest I came was watching TED.

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  3. Guilty pleasure movies are my favorite genre!
    Some of my favorites are:
    Better Off Dead
    Nothing to Lose (Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence)
    The Big Hit (Mark Wahlberg as a nervous hit man)
    So I Married An Axe Murderer (Mike Myers before Austin Powers)

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    1. Swingers would be up there for me too.

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  4. Lol... I think so many people told me that Howard the Duck sucked... I've avoided it all these years. Might need to give it a shot.

    As for guilty pleasures movies... I'd go with Career Opportunities. I try to watch it at least a few times a year (sometimes while sorting cards).

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    1. I don't think I've ever watched that movie all the way through. The main lead in that movie Frank Whaley has been in sooooo many things.

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    2. Whenever I see him... I automatically think of Career Opportunities and Pulp Fiction... but it seems like I see him on television shows a lot too.

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    3. Oh yeah, I remember him from Law & Order.

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