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3 things about Boots Riley’s SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Sorry to Bother You [2018] 1. Preoccupied by the joint she’s holding just out of reach. 2. At a gas station he walks up to the attendant and says, “40 on #2.” He plunks down a quarter, a dime, a … Continue reading

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3 things about Oliver Hirschbiegel’s THE INVASION

The Invasion [2007] 1. “I just took advantage of a drunk woman and I’m sorry.” 2. Within a few scenes she goes from being a terrible shot to an excellent marksman. 3. Synchronized coffee urn vomit.

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3 things about Joseph Kosinski’s TRON: LEGACY

TRON: Legacy [2010] 1. Literally falling to bits. 2. Kubrickian dining room set. 3. Why isn’t there more of Dillinger? 3 other things.

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3 things about Mike Hodges’ FLASH GORDON

Flash Gordon [1980] 1. Blonde hair vanishing beneath the muck. 2. “Tell me more about this man Houdini.” 3. Banner #1: ALL CREATURES WILL MAKE MERRY. Banner #2: UNDER PAIN OF DEATH. 3 other things.

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3 things about Gordon Douglas’s THEM!

Them! [1954] 1. Ribcage in its mandibles. 2. Egg chamber: echoes of Alien. 3. “He’s got a sweet tooth.”

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3 things about Kazui Nihonmatsu’s THE X FROM OUTER SPACE

The X from Outer Space [1967] 1. They land on the moon long enough to have baths and showers, but not long enough to have cognac. 2. What happens to Dr. Stein? 3. “Guilala has taught me an important lesson.”

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3 things about Fred M. Wilcox’s FORBIDDEN PLANET

Forbidden Planet [1956] 1. Levels and levels and levels and levels. 2. “Will sixty gallons be sufficient?” 3. Peeling back of the shutters and the support beam crumbles. 3 other things.

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