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Wednesday
Jul012009

MYMHM08 - Juan Gets His Zombie Fix With 'Fido'!

Yup.

Leave Juan alone to do a review, and he's gonna fall back on 1960's black and white, or zombies.
This episode we take a look at a Canadian cult Zombie comedy staring Carrie-Anne Moss and Billy Connolly!

At least this flick is in color...


 

Reader Comments (18)

Man, I love this show. Watching Brick tonight, and I'm for SURE getting this next. Thank you so much!

July 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZachary

Dude! Zachary!
Thank YOU for the awesome compliment!

Hit us back when you've seen it. I'd love to know what you think.

July 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM.Y.M.H.M.

quite interesting, thanks, really...
my way to thank you is telling you what you were wondering: how to pronounce such a strange name as Czerny. not that strange in fact: Polish orthography is a lot easier than English: 'cz' always indicates the sound 'ch' as in 'chat' and 'y' is always as the 'i' in 'fit'. by the way: the other Polish name, skorzewski, sounds like skoh-zhef-skie.
thanks again, nice job and choice.

July 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermariotomo

Rolling on floor, laughing my ASS off!

I SO needed that last Monday night...

Thanks for checking us out!

July 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM.Y.M.H.M.

Aw man, this was just so wonderful. SO much fun to finally see a movie that really plays around with the tropes of that typical ultra-restrictive 50's vibe and the obvious neurosis it engenders. And to use zombies as the (very believable(???)) impetus for its continuation ('containment!!') is just brilliant. Also, I'd never seen zombies defined exactly as in this movie before - all the dead bar none are affected - and that had a really interesting impact on how the movie played out. I only realized how important that point was once they showed the 'old people can't be trusted' ad. Really neat.
Also, I didn't know carrie-anne moss was this good! I need to see the matrix at least a second time now (I know, I know!)

July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZachary

I LOVE ZOMBIES!
Always have. They're just fantastic metaphor fodder, and this is one of the most inventive films to really utilize that zombie as metaphor story telling technique.
I'm SHOCKED this came out of Canada, as it near perfectly skewers that idea of 1950's cold war Americana. Not only that, but it does a really decent job of asking the "what does it mean to be a person" question, with very satisfying results.
Carrie-Anne Moss is fab. Connolly and Ray are of course excellent, but the pairing of Czerny and Baker is deliciously fun. Stone cold versus palpable desperation. Genius!

July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM.Y.M.H.M.

I'm gonna check into NetFlix. I remember hearing about Fido, but never saw it in theaters... Now I know why. :( Definitely will check it out!
The only movie I saw at the Nuart was Blair Witch Project. Great theater! The motion sickness got to me with that movie.

September 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangerShoes

Hey Danger!
I got to see a press version of Blair Witch on VHS. Even had the time codes running in the corner. Me and my girlfriend at the time watched it with the lights out, and it was freaking SCARY! Saw it again on the big screen, and it kinda sucked. Those time codes made the whole experience that much more "real"...

September 17, 2009 | Registered CommenterMYMHM

This was such a fun movie! I had only seen a couple of zombie movies before all the zombie MYMHM recommendations. This was different in that you actually care about Fido. In other zombie movies, the zombies might be something to be afraid of, but you don't really have feelings for them. Also, was it coincidence that the little boy was named Timmy? Because when he was in trouble and Fido went to get help, I could have sworn that I was watching a Lassie episode. :-)

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

My. Favorite. Scene.
I love turning themes on their heads, and mixing cold war paranoia with the overly stylized and technicolor look of classic Americana TV, was incredibly fun to watch. I never thought it would be possible to make a zombie a truly sympathetic character...

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuan @ MYMHM

I love 'Fido'. I was happy to see that Netflix streamed it - I convinced many of my friends to watch it and now we're all big fans. I have to say, in my book, 'Fido' beats even the zombie staple, 'Sean of the Dead'. Yes, I love 'Fido' that much!

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHidama

Wow.
That's a tall order.
Shaun of the Dead is an incredible zombie satire...
Ouch brain!
Damn you Sarah! Why must you make me choose...

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuan @ MYMHM

this is the first ever episode of MYMHM i ever saw, and i watched only because i'd already seen FIDO.
i LOVE this movie! i've tried to get other people to watch this movie but i've made some bad recommendations before so
nobody trusts me anymore...
i'm not a big fan of wars and stuff but i woulda totally fought in the zombie wars!
and i'd really like to use that excuse someday,
"i had to slice his head off! he was a zombie!"
at least i might get off on an insanity defense. =)

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmely P

LOL Emely!
We talked about the same thing in our [REC] episode.
How great would it be to have carte blanche to just go hog wild!
It would be horrible to actually see your friends get zombified, but cracking skulls (without repercussion) just seems kinda rad.

Fido is slick! Send your friends our way! We'll set em straight!

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuan @ MYMHM

Your episodes are amazingly well done. After watching this, I definitely want to check out "Fido." Reminds me of a combination of several films: "Drop Dead Fred", "Cemetary Man" (one of my favorite films), and a few others come to mind. I've loved Billy Connelly since "Head of the Class"...and who doesn't love Zombies? Thanks for reviewing this film.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheila Misra

Hey Sheila!
Dellamorte Dellamore is RAD! We might be covering that one on the show too!
Thanks for the comment!

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuan @ MYMHM

I like Fido a lot more than Shaun of the Dead. I love Zombie films especially when it's a zombie film with a twist instead of the mindless brain eating, run in terror, don't get bitten, survive, survive, survive type. Sean of the Dead is like a Robin Williams movie. You see all these funny bits during the trailer but you go see the movie and it's actually quite depressing. Fido delivers on what it promises and then some. It is a genuinely good campy funny zombie horror film. I hope Zombieland doesn't dissapoint.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKI6ILS

Wow.
That's two.
I REALLY liked Fido, but I think I dig Shaun more.
Shaun just pays SO much fan service to other zombie movies.
I think I really liked the fact that it started out as a zany comedy, only to devolve into an actual zombie flick. That's pretty ballsy. Also, the writing is crazy savvy. Almost everything is circular and pays off. Take for instance the pub scene after Shaun gets dumped, all of the drinks Ed lists actually make up the plot of the film. I just dig that. The entire film is made up of moments like that.

Fido rocks, but Shaun is just mega savvy.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuan @ MYMHM

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