Take one bad action movie, add a pair of smart-ass movie geeks riffing on it in real time, and you have the high-concept, low-brow comedic brilliance of Mile High Sci-Fi. This month the MHSF crew tackles the little-loved Arnold Schwarzenegger gem Raw Deal, a convoluted tale of Mafia dons, corruption and FBI vengeance that shows off Arnie in all his early musclebound, meatheaded glory.
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“This one is easily his best worst movie. He’s just starting out as an action star, and it shows,” observes MHSF co-founder Harrison Rains. “[It’s also] a tribute to the Tour de France, in honor of performance-enhancing drugs. Allegedly. We’re inviting DJ Williams from the Broncos. And anyone who comes in ’roided up gets $3 off.”
Joining Rains for the fun is Kevin O’Brien, of the “These Things Matter” podcast (available at thesethingsmatterpodcast.tumblr.com), which will dedicate its show this week to the brilliance of B-movies like this one. Catch the show at 9:30 p.m. tonight or tomorrow at the Denver FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue. Tickets are $12, or $10 for Denver Film Society members. For more info, visit www.milehighscifi.com.
July 27-28, 9:30 p.m., 2012