Random Film of the Week(end): Camel Spiders

Camel Spiders DVD CoverOkay, I was bored, annoyed and in the mood for something stupid to waste about an hour and a half or so. That sort of opening line is usually reserved for someone confessing to a crime of some sort. But it was my excuse for sitting down last night to watch Camel Spiders, a 2011 direct to video “B” flick so laughable and intentionally awful that it made me forget about most of the stuff bugging me.

Initially, just seeing the title made me laugh enough to want to check it out and see if it was as cheesy as it sounded. But it wasn’t until about 2/3 of the way in that I remembered that “Camel Spiders” are real, really large and have a somewhat larger following. Well, I’m sure those so-called fans would run the other way (and right into a wall) if they came across one or more of these eight-legged freaks in real life. Unlike too many of the victims in this dopey film who just stand there and get attacked or approach those puppy-sized pests with curiosity that just gets them killed off quickly… Continue reading

TORCHWOOD: Miracle Day (Finally!) Makes it To BBC America

For those of you who don’t have Starz! as part of your cable package and didn’t get around to buying the Blu-Ray/DVD yet, if you happen to have BBC America on your tube of choice and are planning to be alive say, around September, you’re going to get to gorge on TORCHWOOD until you keel over. On Friday, September 13 at 11pm/10c, BBC is presenting is presenting an all-day marathon of TORCHWOOD Season Two and TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH, then on the 14th, TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY gets a 9pm/8c premiere as part of the channel’s Supernatural Saturdays programming.

Sure, some cranky fans thought this series had a few too many episodes and tended to drag on a bit, but I say don’t invite them over to hang out on your couch and eat your food. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re new to the series and sure, you’ll probably like the older shows better (COTE is especially remarkable). On the other hand, you might find MD hits the right notes and like what you see as the series progresses. It’s got plenty of twists and turns in its wild plot and a few new characters you might get attached to. Which, by the way is a REALLY bad idea in this particular universe…