There is no better definition of a “guilty pleasure” than my love of the movie State Property. Generally speaking, I love urban crime/gangster dramas, usually period pieces specifically from the 80s and 90s. New Jack City, King of New York, Paid in Full, Colors… those are among the best. State Property doesn’t meet those in quality but damn if I can’t stop watching it when it’s on TV.
Monthly Archives: October - 2013
“What should I watch today? Not in the mood for action. Nothing too serious. Don’t really feel up for a comedy. Iron Man? Spider-Man? Green Lantern? Kind of in the mood for a superhero movie but I’ve seen them all. Maybe a combination of all of these things. Oh, look. Here’s something called Defendor… and it has Woody Harrelson! I love Woody! And it looks kind of funny; I’ll watch that!” Thirty minutes later… “FOR FUCK’S SAKE, DEFENDOR!”
The 1980s was a decade notorious for film genres like ninja flicks, one-man-army action movies, and slasher/gore horrors. In addition to those, no other type of film typified the 80s like teen sex comedies; they were a dime-a-dozen. But one stood out among the throngs of high school kids getting laid at all costs: The Last American Virgin. Why? Because it was a tale of two very distinct movies.