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3 things about Fruit Chan’s THE MIDNIGHT AFTER

The Midnight After [2014] 1. He holds up the headphones, a look of disbelief on his face. Then his head explodes. 2. The Morse code spells out the song’s lyrics. “I can’t tell you, so let me sing it.” 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM

The Zero Theorem [2013] 1. He matches the drapes. 2. A vault of vials. 3. The head of Christ is a surveillance camera.

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3 things about Peter Hyams’ CAPRICORN ONE

Capricorn One [1977] 1. Scope followed by black coffee. 2. Brenda Vaccaro’s tearful recitation of Fox in Socks. 3. Despite his revulsion, he lifts the dead rattlesnake to his lips and begins to suck its blood.

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3 things about Steven Lisberger’s TRON

TRON [1982] 1. Air-pop popcorn maker in his cubicle. 2. “Elementary physics, a beam of energy can always be diverted. Are we there yet, Mommy?” 3. Collapsed in the chair behind his desk. Blank expression. The sunrise glowing through the … Continue reading

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3 things about Douglas Trumbull’s BRAINSTORM

Brainstorm [1983] 1. Cliff Robertson’s pants: brown and beltless. (Sansabelt?) 2.”Go to hell.” “You go to hell!” “No, you go to hell!” “You go to hell!” 3. A soldering iron next to a cigarette.

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3 things about Jake Schreier’s ROBOT & FRANK

Robot & Frank [2012] 1. Books = printed information. 2. “How are you?” “I am functioning normally.” “As am I.” 3. Before reformatting, an embrace. A sweet little movie. Frank Langella really sells it.

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3 things about John Woo’s PAYCHECK

Paycheck [2003] 1. Oh come ON. Newspaper headline typo: “Nexim announces it’s answer to ARC’s living display.” 2. Shipping container gauntlet. 3. Plastic curtain tumble.

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