Cheese-tastic Classics: “Road House”

I have a little club outside of Kansas City called the Double Deuce… Used to be a sweet deal. Now it’s the kinda place that they sweep up the eyeballs after closin’.

Welcome to “Cheese-tastic Classics”, a new series here at FMR where I take a look at movies which have that distinctive “L’eau du fromage”… These are movies we all love, and they should be celebrated, but it’s undeniable that they are Cheeeeese-tastic!

What makes a cheesy movie? Damned if I know. You recognize that they’re fun, that you’re enjoying them, but at some level your brain is rebelling saying “Yes, but it’s not actually good”. Somehow though, regardless, you find yourself rewatching it again and again over the years. Killing time happily on the couch even though you’ve seen it 135 times already. These are the movies where the entertainment outweighs any critical brain function. These are the movies that wind up as people’s “Guilty Pleasures” These are Cheese-tastic!

PURE CHEDDAR BABY!!

I can’t open the series with a whimper, that’s not my style! So let’s talk about a Cheese-tastic Classic today! Let’s talk “Road House”!

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Actor Ben Gazzara passes away at age 81

According to the New York Times, veteran actor Ben Gazzara has passed away today, at the age of 81.

Gazzara has 133 acting credits to his name on IMDb, dating back to 1952. I know that for myself, and for many of my friends, however, he will always be best known for his roles as Jackie Treehorn in “The Big Lebowski” and the villanous Brad Wesley in “Road House”.

Gazzara was battling pancreatic cancer, and passed away at Bellevue hospital in New York.