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Hope you're ha/v/ing a nice weekend, lads.
The other weekend, I happened to catch John Carter on the telly. It's a delightful tale of a man who is fighting in the American Civil War and then finds himself on Mars in the middle of a surprisingly similar civil war.
I have since been made to feel bad for genuinely enjoying this movie, but after some time spent mulling, I have decided that I don't feel bad at all. Nowadays it seems as though you're only really allowed to boast about liking AAAAAAAA blockbuster Hollywood films that are invariably remakes, sequels, prequels, homages or re-imagings of well-established film franchises, or arty-farty movies if you want to feel smarter than the Hollywood crowd.
I don't think the people behind John Carter were under any kind of illusion that their movie would become the next Star Wars and become imprinted into people's lives as a household name, I think they just wanted to make a sci-fi movie, and I don't think there's anything at all wrong with that.
What I'm asking, lads, is for recommendations of (preferably recent, because I'm well aware there's mountains of vintage cheese) trashy movies. Sci-fi, fantasy, whatever you like.