Monday, May 05, 2014


Zoey and Mark act terrified... wait.. confused?  Happy?  Hungry?  They're WHATEVER about Grind-Fu this month!

Grind-Fu Cinema presents
A dream double feature!
From The Mind of M. Night Shyamalan comes
with second feature
Saturday, May 31st @ 7:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato

This is a Grind-Fu double bill that the gang has been dreaming of since virtually day one.  Grind-Fu presents two environmental disaster films that are so astonishingly BAD that they'll deliver a laughter apocalypse!

There was a time when the words "From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan" weren't followed by "you say that like it's a good thing"!  That time was LONG before the arrival of 2008's The Happening, starring Mark Wahlberg, Zoey Deschannel, John Leguizamo and a host of other actors that normally can be counted on to deliver a capable performance.  It's almost like their direction was "imagine that you're an acting robot... an acting robot that is terrified OF PLANTS!"  Yes, it's just that good.

The Grind-Fu gang has found great joy in watching the cinematic shame that is The Happening, and now they finally get to share it with you!  Just look at this picture:


Yes, you can thrill at HOURS of scenes just like this one, and they all came from THE MIND OF M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN!

The Happening is a big budget film by an arrogant Hollywood film maker, and that's part of where the perverse joy in its failure derives from.  Birdemic, on the other hand, is an entirely different bad film experience.  2010's Birdemic is a sincere attempt at environmental horror, and it stumbles and trips over itself from start to finish.  James Nguyen's terrifying vision of a world where nature strikes back is as low budget as it gets, and as low everything as it gets.  It's an unintentionally funny film, and that actually makes you kind of root for it.

Birdemic is in the same class as films like Plan 9 From Outer Space, where things like a lack of money and talent never get in the way of attempting a good story.  Despite its numerous shortcomings, Birdemic is an abundantly entertaining film, and you need to make a point of seeing it.  You will leave with a smile on your face, learn a little bit about ecology, and maybe... learn a little bit about yourself.

These films occupy spots one and two on Cracked's 7 Most Unintentionally Funny Movie of the Decade list!

I'm the new boy in town!  Where can I go?

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