Friday, March 17, 2017

3 Movies For St. Paddy's Day

If everyone around you is wearing green, and you are reading this on March 17, odds are that it is Saint Patrick's Day!  And if you are sick of the green beer, corned beef, and "Kiss Me I'm Irish" shirts, I have an alternative solution for your celebration: watch these three movies!

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

When I bring this movie up to people, they usually have no idea what I'm talking about.

"You know, that movie about the guy who catches a leprechaun to get his pot of gold, and then there's a banshee...?"

I mean, sure, the movie is nearly sixty years old, and most people younger than me have probably never been exposed to it, but even people my age and older usually don't remember it.  I remember watching this movie in school.  I don't know.  I enjoy it.  Watch this one with the kids, they will probably enjoy it.  And probably be scared by the banshee.

Jack the Giant Killer (RiffTrax Live)

RiffTrax Live: Jack the Giant Killer

"Wait," you say, "this movie doesn't have anything to do with Ireland!"  Ah, but it does have a leprechaun infatuated with rhyming!  You people ought to know by now that my rules on these things are fairly lax(I actually considered Santa Conquers the Martians for a few seconds because of all the green).

The bonus with this one is that if you(or anyone you watch this with) have never seen anything from RiffTrax, it is the perfect introduction!  I say that from firsthand experience.  This was my first RiffTrax experience, and I couldn't have asked for a better introduction.

Leprechaun 4: In Space

Finally, a film that begs to be watched after a few pints of green beer.

For this last film, I was debating between In Space and Back 2 tha Hood, but I had to go with In Space, because, without giving too much away, the Leprechaun hides himself in a dude's penis.  As a magical strain of gonorrhea.  

There's also flesh eating bacteria, some dude's head gets turned into a pancake, and the Leprechaun even has his own lightsaber.