Put on your X-ray specs, because ‘If Looks Could Kill’ is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean ‘Hollywood’ Hunting.
Review in a Nutshell: A comedic send-up of spy movies featuring Richard Grieco as a high-school French student turned involuntary secret agent, ‘If Looks Could Kill’ is both surprisingly gruesome and surprisingly humorous. It’s just the right level of dumb to be entertaining. Special thanks to Jeff Phillips for requesting this one through the IndieGoGo campaign.
Love the podcast, I had never heard of it until recently and listened to a crapton of episodes in two weeks. A note, though, Linda Hunt and Helen Hunt are not related. Linda Hunt is very openly Gay, so she is not Hellen’s mother. Also this film was known as Teen Agent in the UK, which I think is a better title. It’s a bad pun, which suits the film.
Oh and Hudson Hawk IS rated R 🙂
There was a liquid center gum being sold around that time. This webpage has more info about it:
I don’t remember chewels, and I thought there was another brand, but you get the general idea.
Regarding the appropriateness of the film’s name: I was going to say that when I was on vacation in Trinidad around this time that the movie’s title was changed to the more fitting “Teen Agent,” but that’s literally the first sentence of the Wikipedia entry that Paul always has open when doing these reviews. My contributions are obsolete.
All I have left to say is that while it’s at least somewhat justifiable to rewatch A Night at the Roxbury, there can be no excuse or second chance for viewings of Superstar, let alone repeated viewings. Mary Katherine Gallagher ranks among the most awful and unfunny recurring SNL characters, handily defeating It’s Pat by virtue of the fact that those sketches played (what felt like) every week for like, six years. Perhaps I am biased because the SNL movie I insist be watched repeatedly is Dirty Work. I suppose it’s not really an SNL movie since that wasn’t a sketch turned film, but I’ve recognized Fred Wolf as a Most Dangerous man since the days of Comics Only.
The premise reminds me of two 1985 movies: The Man with One Red Shoe and Gotcha!.