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Donnie Darko (2001)
Michael A. Novelli
on Saturday, October 22, 2011
Mr. Mendo is back to take on yet another overrated indie film: Donnie Darko, the needlessly obtuse story of a schizophrenic boy, the 6-foot rabbit that visits him in the night, and the jet engine that falls on him. Also, there’s some stuff in here about time travel and the end of the world. And Patrick Swayze is a child molesting motivational speaker. This synopsis makes more sense than the movie.
Pink Lady... and Jeff “The Lost Episode”
“We’re lucky the show didn’t get a second season, or else we might have had to see Charlotte Rae pistol-whip an infant, or Red Skelton sodomize a leprechaun with a chainsaw.”The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)
“In the movie’s defense, it tries to dial down the pedo vibe, but it’s a bit futile when the source material is this inherently creepy.”Donnie Darko (2001)
In what could be considered a counterpoint to Mr. Mendo's own review, Cheapus takes a look at Donnie Darko, which he happily admits has its fair share of problems (EXPLAIN YOURSELF EVERY ONCE AND A WHILE, WHY DON'T YOU), but he believes the film still has much about it to recommend.Why the Airlines have Bigger Problems than Fat Movie Directors! by Lloyd Kaufman
“The recent flap about Kevin Smith, director of Clerks and Chasing Amy, being chased off an airplane because he is too fat is kind of hilarious. A Troma maxim of screenwriting is that fat + fart = funny, and I am certain that Kevin Smith, the fatty that he is, probably farted at the time he was the ejected = ha ha!”Interview with Rowby Goren, Writer for Pink Lady ...and Jeff
“You may or may not be aware of this, but I’ve talked a lot of shit about Pink Lady ...and Jeff. So much so, that one of the writers felt the need to set the record straight. So I now get the chance to pick the mind of someone who was a writer for Laugh-In, directed a movie starring a current U.S. Senator, wrote alongside Sid Caesar, and won an Emmy for writing jokes on Hollywood Squares.”The NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia (1994)
"Devoid of more source material to butcher, the filmmakers apparently decided to ignore what had come before and knock-off Power Rangers."
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