Guilty Pleasures: Mortal Kombat (1995)

Just to be clear, I’m not going to waste your time by trying to convince you that Paul W.S. Anderson’s Mortal Kombat is a great movie.  It really isn’t.  The acting is awkward at best, the writing is downright awful and to say that there are holes in the plot would erroneously suggest there’s a semi-coherent plot in the first place.  With that said, however, it’s a thoroughly enjoyable cheese-fest and well worth a gander.

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Guilty Pleasures: Lake Placid (1999)

From the filmmaking duo of Steve Miner and David E. Kelley comes this under-appreciated horror comedy. On paper it’s an interesting team; Steve Miner cut his directorial teeth on cult horrors such as Friday the 13th parts 2 and 3, and writer David E. Kelley wrote the hit television series Ally McBeal. With that in mind, we can already ascertain what we’re in for before the opening scene; desert-dry humour combined with the odd bowel-emptying jump scare.

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