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« on: March 14, 2014, 04:47:08 PM »

In like a lion...

NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR (1985): CertIfied Weird! "The idea is this: take three el-cheapo horror movies that no one wants to distribute, cut two-thirds of the exposition out of them (leaving just the 'good parts' behind), write a wraparound premise about God and Satan watching these stories on a train as they debate the fate of their protagonists, andówhat the hellóthe MTV is popular with the kids now, so letís spread a music video throughout the movie, too. Itís a concept that no sane and sober person could possibly have thought was a good idea: and yet, this movie exists."

VERA (2003): "When VeraĎs imagery is on, itís mind-meltingly sublime, but there are too many times when the CGI isnít up to the tasks Athiť sets for it. The movie serves as a reminder of why you should always shell out the big bucks for the top-shelf peyote, and not save a few pesos buying the shriveled-up buttons on sale for half off."

SICK BIRDS DIE EASY (2013): " Itís a propaganda movie about the benefits of iboga, a plant that even the film doubts the real merits of; a drama about Nickís annoying friends trapped in a Why-Canít-We-All-Just-Get-Along crisis; a harrowing thriller about being lost in the jungle with a load of nitwits surrounded by danger; and an aloof, self-loathing indie comedy with an admittedly killer soundtrack. And while these are all interesting angles, when none of them in this movie seem to lead anywhere or are expressed with any conviction or belief in anything."-EY

ROCKY MOUNTAIN (1960): "[Errol] Flynn is the grizzled Lafe Barstow, captain of a rag tag Confederate army detachment, sent by his superiors to California to raise a guerrilla force. The New Mexico desert landscape is bleak, barren and strikingly expressionist, echoing the fate in store for Barstow and his unsavory team."--AE
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"The best parts are watching Sly go through the full range of emotions: deadpan, deadpan with raised eyebrow, deadpan with quivering lip. There's also a great sequence where Sly drives his VW Beetle down the interstate for about 20 minutes, staring dramatically through the windshield.."-Joe Bob on A MAN CALLED RAMBO
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 01:58:19 PM »

HAIRSPRAY (1988): "But, while thereís none of Watersí trademark nastiness on display here, his arch view of our tacky culture still shines through, especially in the outrageous wardrobes (a roach-studded dress), hairstyles (Debbie Harry sports two different Ďdos that no human being has worn before or since), and decor (the doe-eyed thrift-shop family portraits on the walls of the von Tussle homestead)."

VANISHING WAVES (2012): "As Aurora starts to slowly and instinctively rebuild her memories, their sexual Eden unravels. A dark, mysterious third party is glimpsed lurking in the shadows of Aurora's mind, and, in the movie's centerpiece sequence, an orgy of writhing, faceless bodies turns from a wet dream to a nightmare."

PLUS ONE [+1] (2013): "+1 is a glitzy pic, with lots of pretty lights and taut female flesh to distract you, but sadly the sophomoric questions it poses donít go much deeper than 'would you make out with yourself if you were kinda hot?'"

TRUE STORIES (1986): "Among Virgilís inhabitants are: a married couple who havenít spoken in 15 years (Spalding Grey and Annie McEnroe, who are quite happy with the arrangement), the laziest woman in the world (Swoosie Kurtz), a pathological liar (the delightful Jo Harvey Allen) who claims Rambo was one of her sexual conquests, and R&B musician Roebuck ďPopsĒ Staples and Mexican punk singer Tito Larriva (both of whom prove that Byrne and company are not Virgilís only musical inhabitants)."-AE
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 06:59:03 PM »

TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE (1987): Certified weird! "There is a bizarre horror imagination buried here somewhere under the lack of craftsmanship, a vision which drove Turner to share his tales of puppet rapists and undead clowns with the world. At heart, Turner is a B-movie director with a Z-movie budget. His works arenít outsider artótheyíre outsider schlock."

BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL (1984): "The original tagline to Black Devil Doll from Hell was 'Was it a nightmare? Or was it for real?' It should have been 'I was raped by a puppetóand I liked it!'"

A FIELD IN ENGLAND (2013): "...a grimy, trippy gonzo costume adventure, one of the least heroic and most eccentric swashbuckler narratives Iíve been privy to."-JM

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (1981): "The characters lip-synch to songs from 1930s musicals and, surprisingly, it works. Often, Pennies From Heaven supersedes its source material because---let's be frank---do any of us ever watch period musicals for their emotional depth or narrative substance?"-AE
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 12:54:04 PM »

Plus one more...

NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (1988):  "...there are at least three great, slightly weird moments: a sexy/scary strobe-light dance to Bauhaus' 'Stigmata Martyr,' a ridiculous epilogue that's a sick joke on the old urban legend about mean old men putting razor blades in apples, and Linnea Quigley's justifiably famous lipstick trick (a bit that would have made this a movie to remember even if it contained nothing else of value)."
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