When you mix the psychedelic with science fiction, what you get is the ultimate stoner film. And we've got Queen Amidala and Poe Dameron in this for nerd legitimacy. There are some terrifying concepts which will make you feel more blazed then you intended. And when it's over, you are not going to be able to shake this easily. So fire up and let the shimmer make mold you into a new you.
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I was only able to make it through about half of Quentin Duplex's Rubber before I shut it off. I've made it through about two thirds of Wrong and I'm on a two week break (so far) before I try to finish it up. Mr. Dupieux is a film surrealist who isn't beyond derailing his plot lines multiple times before getting back to it in his own roundabout way. I have yet to figure out if I am a lazy viewer or he is a poor storyteller.
Both Rubber(currently on Netflix Streaming) and Wrong are worthy of a good extra high viewing so spare no weed as you prep to see these. If you plan to do a double feature, I suggest going right to hash, but maybe this is why I couldn't get through these in the first place.
John actually doesn't so now I am really ruining things for you, but don't be sore because I'm not going to tell you anything else. However, there are a few more things you need to know about this film. It is based on a horror novel which just came out with a sequel recently. The production value is a little on the bargain basement side, but it is a conceptually clever & trippy plot so you will forget and forgive them for that. This material could only be done credence by a master or it would have been a fine steaming pile. Thankfully, this found its way into Don Coscarelli's hands. The perfect man for the job.
I've said enough. The rest is up to you. Weed isn't required, but would you really be on this site without it.
Beyond the Black Rainbow made the festival circuit last Spring, but I only recently saw the trailer. This mesmerizing little sci fi, drug trip looks absolutely perfect. I'm a little obsessed with getting to see this somewhere, anywhere. I showed Jocelyn Duke the trailer and she looked at me and said, "That doesn't really make any sense to me." And that seems to be exactly the glorious, perception-warped point of the film. As soon as I track down a place to see this, I'm putting on a jumpsuit and going.
Update: This movie isn't perfect, but it is bound to end up as a cult favorite or at least an excellent midnight movie. Magnolia Pictures has started distributing this to some choice cities so go see it if you can. I recently re-screened it with a handful of people and we all agreed that it is a referential smorgasbord. I missed the Dr. Benway pill bottle the first time around.
Quentin Tarantino told me to never name drop. OK, that's a lie, but I did read about Enter the Void on his list of top 20 films of 2010. (For the record, it made the top 10 at number ten.)
This film tests the limits of the audience, it's characters and plot itself in many good ways and bad. Smoke up & watch or just sit & watch, but just go watch this. It will upset you, bore you, frustrate you, challenge you and make you want to turn it off, but sit your asses back down, shut your mouths, and watch it all the way through. You can revel in a recent movie which is able to blend experimental film making with traditional storytelling and really, really big concepts without falling apart midway through. Sometimes it hurts to use more than 10% of your brain, but try it.
If he were still around, Kubrick would have liked this one.