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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/24/22 12:04 a.m.

I don't want to threadjack this thread any more than I already have, so Repo Man discussion. 

Words to live by:

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/24/22 1:23 a.m.

Great, now I'm off to listen to TV Party by Black Flag.

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
6/24/22 7:54 a.m.

Been a couple years since I watched the movie, but the soundtrack is in my iTunes playlist, so it's never more than a day or so between hearing music from the movie.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/24/22 8:05 a.m.

¡Hombre Secreto!

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/24/22 9:29 a.m.
Duke said:

¡Hombre Secreto!

 

 

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
6/24/22 9:41 a.m.
Duke said:

¡Hombre Secreto!

 

I'm more partial to Reel Ten, but pretty much the entire soundtrack is awesome. Great for listening to while driving through the desert at night.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/24/22 11:25 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

The Plugz also did the soundtrack to a porn flick of about the same vintage called New Wave Hookers.

Now you know.

Unrelated:

"Blanks get the job done too."

 

Pushrod
Pushrod Reader
6/25/22 10:16 a.m.

Now Wallens has me thinking about shrimp, or plate of shrimp...

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
6/25/22 10:51 a.m.

I don't think I've ever seen this.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
6/25/22 10:56 a.m.

This may in fact be the absolute greatest song ever.

 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
6/25/22 11:01 a.m.
friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
6/25/22 11:12 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:

I don't think I've ever seen this.

It's wonderfully weird and fun. Many people my age call it our generation's "Easy Rider". Now if you'll pardon me, I have to make a wisecrack.

Guys! He's looking for the joke with a microscope!

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
6/25/22 11:53 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:

I don't think I've ever seen this.

Don't go into it expecting it to be "good".  But I like it for its weirdness, and it's probably almost as good of a commentary on consumer society as the original Dawn of the Dead.

I might have to throw it in the DVD player sometime this weekend.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
6/25/22 1:20 p.m.

The liquor store shootout is a lot of fun.

GIRTHQUAKE
GIRTHQUAKE SuperDork
6/25/22 3:56 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

This may in fact be the absolute greatest song ever.

Probably. It makes me feel like I still smell like bedroom lubricants and I'm walking through the supermarket like Iggy Pop, and I'm staring at everyone who notices as a power move. My button up shirt's half-open and my Thor's Hammer necklace is deep in my greasy chest hair. I look like I drive an EVO X and you can devine my credit score by watching me attempt to use the chip reader. Cops look at me and then they look at me.

Makes me feel like a conqueror.

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
6/25/22 9:00 p.m.

Tonight's entertainment:

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) Dork
6/26/22 11:59 a.m.

Probably my second favorite movie ever.

Best soundtrack ever as well.

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
6/26/22 12:09 p.m.

So good, so much great music, great scenes, quotes...

Absolutely one of my most favoritest movies.

Now I'm just going to have fragments of Repo Man going off on my head like popcorn all day...

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
6/26/22 12:10 p.m.
eastsideTim said:

Tonight's entertainment:

Oh, you don't want to look in *there*..

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
6/26/22 12:25 p.m.

I think last night was the first time I noticed the plate of shrimp ad in the window of the place the Rodriguez brothers stopped to grab drinks.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
6/26/22 12:54 p.m.
Jesse Ransom said:

So good, so much great music, great scenes, quotes...

Absolutely one of my most favoritest movies.

Now I'm just going to have fragments of Repo Man going off on my head like popcorn all day...

Yeah, I think I'm going to have to do like Tim and watch in again. I figure if I can't find a copy online, I can fire up the old VHS. (picked up one at Goodwill a few years back to digitize old home movies)

DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue HalfDork
6/27/22 1:07 a.m.

This is one of those movies I have been aware of, but have never actually watched (or can't remember having watched), for a couple of decades. I'm about ten minutes in and it looks like my kind of weird.

 

Mezzanine
Mezzanine Dork
6/27/22 11:52 a.m.

Fair warning to anyone that hasn't seen this movie and decides to go watch it. I suspect the rose colored glasses of nostalgia play heavily here, because I watched it for the first time this weekend after seeing this thread and found it to be a waste of time. I can see why people like it, but again, likely for the memories of when they saw it the first time. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/27/22 1:07 p.m.

In reply to Mezzanine :

I admit to being in precisely the correct demographic to find it hilarious.

But, much like RHPS or Evil Dead or Army Of Darkness or other so-called 'cult classics',  you can't go into Repo Man expecting it to be an objectively great piece of cinematography.  You shouldn't read too much into it.  The deepest it gets is a fairly superficial lampooning of the easiest target in the world: American white middle-class suburbia (and to make it an even easier target:  Southern Californian white middle-class suburbia).

But for the overall entertaining mix of the weird with the mundane, Repo Man is hard to beat.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/27/22 1:42 p.m.

Because I traditionally have trouble falling asleep, last night's topic going through my head was cult movies.

I worked for our school theater, and that's what we showed at midnight on Friday and Saturday. You know, the classics: Repo Man, of course, but also Blues Brothers, Spinal Tap, Buckaroo Bonzai, Heavy Metal, Akira, Highlander, Pink Flamingos, etc. There was no rule as to what made a movie suitable for midnight, but you knew it when you saw it.

Although we had a rule for everything on our schedule: Once it was shown, had to wait two years before showing it again. (Okay, some rare exceptions were made.)

Yet we never had trouble filling up the calendar. So, that got me thinking: What are some modern cult movies? Do any exist? What newer movies would you show at midnight? Harold & Kumar, although that's now going on nearly 20 years old. Fight Club, although also far from new. Rubber? Hot Rod? Wonder Woman? 

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