The Manly Movie Mamajama Rides Again

In light of recent events–namely the passing of Patrick Swayze and the release of Crank 2: High Voltage on Blu-Ray–my friends and I are convening for the first time since last October for a three-movie marathon of mirth, mayhem, and manliness: The 14th Manly Movie Mamajama. The booze, the junk food, the heckling, the gratuitous violence and nudity, the homoeroticism…it’s all so close I can taste it. What better time to take a stroll down MMM memory lane?

THE MANLY MOVIE MAMAJAMA

MMM1: ROADS AND/OR WARRIORS

1. Road House

2. The Warriors

3. The Road Warrior

MMM2: DYSTOPIAN FUTURES AND/OR KURT RUSSELL

4. The Running Man

5. Escape from New York

6. Big Trouble in Little China

MMM3: VERHOEVEN IN VER-GOSHEN

7. RoboCop

8. Total Recall

9. Starship Troopers

MMM4: GET WELL, FIDEL

10. Red Dawn

11. Invasion U.S.A.

12. Rambo: First Blood Part II

MMM5: SCHLOCKTOBERFEST

13. The Monster Squad

14. Hellraiser

15. The Thing

MMM6: FEMININE FILM FEST

16. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

17. Aliens

18. The Descent

MMM7: STALLONE IN THE DARK

19. Over the Top

20. Death Race 2000

21. Rocky IV

MMM8: MMMY BUDDY

22. Dead Heat

23. Point Break

24. Tango & Cash

MMM9: NIGHT OF THE LIVING NIGHTS

25. Night of the Comet

26. Night of the Creeps

27. Nightbreed

MMM10: MONSTER MOVIE MAMAJAMA

28. Tremors

29. King Kong Lives

30. Reign of Fire

MMM11: SWAYZE FROM THE HEAT, OR “THEY SAVED PATRICK SWAYZE’S PANCREAS: A VERY SPECIAL MMM”

31. Road House

32. Steel Dawn

33. Point Break

MMM12: THE MODERN MANLY MOVIE

34. Crank

35. Doomsday

36. Rambo

MMM THE 13TH: SUFFERING IN SUFFERN

37. The Lost Boys

38. Slumber Party Massacre II

39. Dead Alive

MMM14: MEN. MOVIES. MAYHEM.

40. Crank 2: High Voltage

41. Road House

42. RoboCop

Alert readers will note that both Road House and RoboCop are re-runs. In Road House‘s case–our first threepeat–the reasons are obvious. In both cases we figured there’s no possible way a new film could follow the nigh impossible to fathom insanity of Crank 2. We went with the familiar and awesome instead.

For a full explanation of the MMM phenomenon, click here. But to fully understand, you have to be there.

15 Responses to The Manly Movie Mamajama Rides Again

  1. The nineties seem oddly under-represented. I wonder if there’s a broader explanation for that.

    And, if I was anywhere near NY, I’d find a way to crash this party.

  2. Jon Hastings says:

    Finally caught up with Crank 2- it’s definitely something special!

  3. Mel Caylo says:

    I’m missing way too many of these.

  4. Your a homo and your making fun of me?!!!

  5. Nick says:

    You mean “you’re” surely?

  6. Darvid says:

    Lay off, Nick. He’s only in high school.

  7. Pikachu says:

    @BrickhouseBUTTLICKER

    Better dudes than Pokemon you DEVIANT!!

  8. Ben Morse says:

    Perhaps he’s upset that Best of the Best didn’t make the cut this time?

  9. Adam Tracey says:

    You never fail to put smiles on faces and fear into little bears’ hearts, Brickhousebunny21. Thanks for bein’ you!

  10. nrh says:

    This brickhousebunny discussion just gets stranger and stranger… many of my friends are proud, open homosexuals, but I don’t know a single person who admits to fan fic or furry obsessions. Also I work with inner city fourth graders who know how to use spelling much more properly, so that may point to a different issue entirely.

    Have you considered moving the MMM to non-American films? There are some great Turkish/Indonesian b-movies that would make a great fit –

    i.e. BARRY PRIMA.

    Yes.

  11. nrh says:

    This brickhousebunny discussion just gets stranger and stranger… many of my friends are proud, open homosexuals, but I don’t know a single person who admits to fan fic or furry obsessions. Also I work with inner city fourth graders who know how to use spelling much more properly, so that may point to a different issue entirely.

    Have you considered moving the MMM to non-American films? There are some great Turkish/Indonesian b-movies that would make a great fit –

    i.e. BARRY PRIMA.

    Yes.

  12. Carnival of souls

    * Never a dull moment: Jack Kirby’s heirs are pursuing legal action to reclaim copyrights on his co-creations. You’ve got to wonder how much of the $4 billion Disney’s spending on Marvel would be in play without him. (Via Robot…

  13. Zach says:

    You stay classy, BrickhouseBunny21.

    And by “classy” I mean what you usually do, which isn’t really very classy at all.

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