We close out the first week of Eric Roberts Month with the rest of our discussion of The Coca-Cola Kid. This went places we never imagined, such as a man out of time obsessed with ice (and with being a Rotarian), a sex scene involving a Santa suit, and the start of a new world war. This is a wild one.
We kick off Eric Roberts Month in the weirdest way possible with this week’s film: The Coca-Cola Kid. What is up with Eric Roberts’s hair and accent? Is he secretly a spy? And how in the world has Coca-Cola allowed this movie to still be available to watch?
Part 2 drops Thursday.
If the first ten minutes of Breaking Loose: Summer City 2 set us up for something crazy, the rest of the movie doesn’t let us down. We get Viking funerals, surfboard cocaine, domestic drama, deciding whether or not to sleep with your mom’s friend, surfing and an insane beach battle. Plus a man laughing uproariously at a skeleton cartoon. It’s a summer extravaganza.
Summer of Summer continues with us back down under, for the Summer City sequel, Breaking Loose. In the first ten minutes, we get an awesomely 80’s “gettin’ ready” montage, a bunch of middle-aged leather punks with a weird sense of honor, a drag race and an explosion. Looks like this summer is getting back on track.
We’re back with our reactions to the rest of 1987’s A Dangerous Summer and we’re sad to say we were right about a lot of things: the insurance scam, the arsonist and their connection to our hero Architect Daddy, and his weird relationship with his daughter (it seriously seems like they’re dating). We also praise James Mason for at least trying and criticize the film’s incredibly gratuitous nudity.
In the first of our Summer of Summer series, we take a brisk jog through the burning hills of Australia’s Blue Mountains, a week before Christmas, as Architect Daddy Tom Skerritt tries to save a giant wooden frame from burning to the ground. He also seems to have a very strange relationship with his daughter and, wouldn’t you know it, lots of blueprints. We ponder who the arsonist is and how Skerritt is going to stop them and wonder if any Christmas miracles will occur before the film’s end. Plus, we bring back Beach Cop Joe Summerman and see how he might deal with this mess.