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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.
“Sci-fi fans looking for boilerplate action might be bored by the long stretches of exposition and introspection, but that’s precisely what makes the movie memorable.”Source Code (2011)
“Just like before, Duncan Jones delves into some heady sci-fi concepts. And alas, just as before, he crafts another film that entertains despite having a story that doesn’t quite seem to have been completely thought through.”An Interview with Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment
“Yes sir, Lloyd’s come a long way from his days as a location executive, to the head of the longest running independent movie company in America. Troma’s movies cover almost every subject matter, with lots of sex and violence thrown in, all for budgets that wouldn’t buy lunch in most studios.”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 Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
“Catching Fire is a far superior, more adult film than The Hunger Games, as we see the young characters we recognize from the first film grow into the people that could potentially help shape a new world. In particular, we watch as Katniss begins to believe in the power she could wield, and we wonder if this mockingjay has finally spread her wings.”S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale (2009)
“It’s clear the filmmakers saw Donnie Darko, and literally no other movie ever made.”
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