Screen Junkies » short circuit http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:31:27 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 In Honor Of Channing Askew: 9 Gruesome Self-Mutilation Scenes http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-channing-askew-9-gruesome-self-mutilation-scenes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-channing-askew-9-gruesome-self-mutilation-scenes/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 19:48:14 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=235144 Cut. It. Out.

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Chicago’s fatty foods have blood on their hands. In news that seems straight out of an episode of Supernatural, a Chicago man has died after cutting his own pacemaker out of his chest. Channing Askew complained of chest pains and, while waiting for an ambulance to arrive, carved the device out with a screwdriver or knife, or perhaps some kind of hyper-advanced screw-knife hybrid?

At any rate, that’s horrifying… but it would be cool in a movie. Self-mutilation has been a popular theme in movies. Especially those that aim to creep us out. Like these gory gems.

Evil Dead

One of the most famous scenes in Evil Dead sees Bruce Campbell going to battle with his own demonically-possessed hand. After slapping himself around for awhile, he gets the bright idea to remove it with a chainsaw. Dude. It’s called rope. He could have easily subdued that thing.

Saw

Of all the ways that the Saw films managed to grind, disassemble, and splatter their victims, one of the grisliest scenarios happens in the original film. After awaking to find himself bound by chains in a filthy bathroom, Cary Elwes is faced with a life or death choice. Sit in the room and die. Or saw off his foot and hobble to safety. What’s he really need it for anyway? It’s not like he’s a professional field goal kicker.

Thirteen

Thirteen gives a hot look at the world of cutting. Oh wait. Those girls are actually thirteen? I didn’t mean hot. I meant, thoughtful, raw, and artistic. Yeah.

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‘Short Circuit’ Reboot To Fall Under The Mindful Eye Of The ‘Alvin And The Chipmunks’ Director http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/short-circuit-reboot-to-fall-under-the-mindful-eye-of-the-alvin-and-the-chipmunks-director/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/short-circuit-reboot-to-fall-under-the-mindful-eye-of-the-alvin-and-the-chipmunks-director/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 21:42:59 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=223539 Because crass Indian stereotypes are too funny to only do once every 25 years.

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Well, news came today that the guy who directed Alvin and the Chipmunks, Tim Hill, is going to direct a reboot of the 1986 robot comedy Short Circuit. And, as though we just found out that an asteroid is headed to earth, all we can do now is say our tearful good-byes and pray for a miracle.

Deadline reports that Dimension films is in the process of making a deal with Hill to reboot the property that they acquired in 2009. A sort-of silver lining can be found in the fact that the studio has scrapped the original team of Paul Blart: Mall Cop scribe Dan Milano and Paul Blart: Mall Cop director Steve Carr. Thank God for small miracles. It’ unknown at this time whether Johnny 5′s voice will be “urban” or “hilarious old Jewish guy.”

Hill will be supervising a new script that will, let’s face it, probably incorporate Kevin James into it one way or another.

 

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