Hurleysgivingpocalyptageddon 2013: Predator

It’s Thanksgiving, and that means it’s time for HURLEYSGIVINGPOCALYPTAGEDDON!

If you’ve never joined me on this yearly expedition before, here’s a primer from a couple of years back. https://jasonahurley.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/happy-thanksgiving/

Every year starts with Predator, so I’ve already done half-ass reviews of it twice before. This year, I’ve decided to live tweet the movie, and just repost my tweets here. If you want the full Hurleysgivingpocalyptageddon experience, be sure to follow me on Twitter, and friend me on Facebook.

As always: 5 out of 5

Hurleysgivingpocalyptageddon 2012: Predator

It’s time to get this day started. That means breakfast and Predator.

A great start to a great day. If this isn’t the breakfast of champions, I don’t know what the hell is.


I reviewed this movie last year. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time, with one of the most insane, gratuitous action sequences ever. Don’t believe me? Watch this 5 minutes of insanity (with kind of terrible audio):

The whole movie is pretty much that amazing. If you don’t have time to watch the whole movie today, just watch this rap video that does a pretty awesome job of summing up the whole thing.

5 out of 5 (obviously)

Hurleysgivingpocalyptageddon: Predator

As you know, I’m watching a shitload of movies today. As always, I’m starting off my Turkey Day celebration with Predator.

I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up with this (Hurleysgivingpocalyptageddon also involves a fair amount of booze), but I’m going to try and post a short review of every movie I watch this year as I finish it. So, without further ado, I give you…

Predator

I love this movie. I would say it’s pretty easily in my top five all time favorites even. One summer, I think between 7th and 8th grade, I watched Predator almost every single day. I’m not even kidding when I say that I’ve probably seen this movie at least 100 times. If you’ve never watched this movie, you should fix that problem, preferably today, ’cause them’s the rules.

5 out of 5

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Turkey Day, everybody!

I don’t know how all of you celebrate Thanksgiving (although, I invite you to tell me down in the comments), but I drink all day and watch movies. I mostly watch post-apocalyptic sci-fi, but I start my day off every year with the classic sci-fi-action masterpiece Predator.

Predator?

Now, a little back story. I was at a convention, Wizard World Chicago probably, talking with the awesome Jason Latour, when the subject of holiday movies came up. We talked about Die Hard, and it’s place as the consumate manliest Christmas movie of course, and then he brought up Thanksgiving. Until that time, I’d never really thought of any movie as being a “Thanksgiving” movie. That’s when Latour learned me a little something.

Die Hard : Christmas :: Predator : Thanksgiving

“These are the rules,” he told me, “we don’t make ’em, we just follow ’em.” Since then, I’ve watched Predator every year on Turkey Day, ’cause them’s the rules.

Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi?

A few years ago, I picked up a DVD set I’d been look for for some time, “Post Apocalyptic Triple Feature“. It’s an awesome set that features three movies I remember renting from the video store as a kid, that pretty directly led to post-apocalyptic sci-fi being my absolute favorite movie sub genre. That year, Thanksgiving rolled around, I was off of work, and had nothing to do. So, I decided to sit my ass down and marathon through all three flicks.

Every year since, I’ve tried my hardest to make time to marathon through as many post-apocalyptic flicks as possible. I’ve always just called it my Post-Apocalyptic Thanksgiving. This year, however, my good buddy Kevin Mellon came up with Hurleysgivingpocalyptageddon, which I’ve now decided is the only applicable name for my special celebration.

Booze?

It’s a fucking holiday, of course there’s alcohol.

 

There you go folks, a little explanation of the Fall tradition that is Hurleysgivingpocalyptageddon!