A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
Are you TIRED of the expected?
In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.
The first 30 minutes or so I really felt that this was going to be my kind of weird. I loved the bizareness of the opening and the subsequent monologue. The first babysteps of the killer tyre were wonderful, but somewhere in the back of my mind a small voice was already starting to whisper things about this being too thin a concept for a full movie. I hate that voice because it's usually right.
An homage to 'No reason'. Starting your film by saying that it will have reason doesn't really give you the right to make it an unnecessarily boring one, devoid of any creativity or…
It is obvious this film will find a devoted following but it left me stone cold. It tries far too hard to be quirky whilst doing nothing interesting with the premise at all. At best this is a mildly entertaining short film but they stretch it far beyond what the concept will allow. Murderous inanimate objects are nothing new in cinema from The Refrigerator to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. None of these films are ever really great but they do provide some B-movie charms and still at least try and tell a story. Rubber on the other hand is a one-joke movie when the joke isn't all that funny to begin with.
Sure, the idea of a car tyre…
Film #13 in Driver’s December Death Penalty AKA The December Project , which is part of Cinebro's The December Challenge. 1 month, 100 movies.
"Ladies, gentlemen, the film you are about to see today is an homage to the "no reason" - that most powerful element of style." - Lieutenant Chad
This is probably the oddest re-watch I've ever had. While my friend kept looking across at me, baffled, I just kept telling him that he was never going to get it, and that he should just stop asking questions and enjoy it for what it was. He calmed down, but didn't enjoy it at all. Personally, I loved it.
In fact, I love every inch of this.…
Well-crafted photography and a terrific score are spoiled by lousy writing and hackneyed gore effects that grew tiresome after the 3rd or 4th installation. Early on, I was fixated by the "tire" scenes, while I found the "spectator" side story completely superfluous. Some savvy editing and a rewrite of the 3rd act, and this could have made for a nice little 20-minute short. Instead, we get this pile of wasted competence.
Sort of a nice concept but completely wears thin and pops after about 30 minutes. This thing is not the awesome piece of genre fare that it could've been. Would've worked great as a short. Seriously, the novelty of watching a tire shake for a second and then seeing a head explode starts to really lose its lustre after the 15th take. Boring boring boring.
Robert the tire is on the loose! In one of the great screen performances of all-time....Goodyear plays Robert the tire. This tire might look friendly but he has Scanner like abilities and seems to have a quick temper. This movie will make you take down that tire swing that is hanging on a tree in your backyard. Probably the best tire serial killer movie ever! Then again this is probably the one and only tire serial killer movie.
Ok this one makes no sense what so ever and has some pretty poor acting. But I give it credit for originality especially with such a small budget. Leave your brain at the door and just embrace the craziness of this movie. You might not like this movie....but you will remember it. I was prepared to give this a 0 star rating....but it won me over enough to give it not 1 but 2 stars.
Quick fire review:
- Watching Robert shake and blow things up got boring to watch after about 20 minutes
- Having the tire watch the traveling girl take a shower was unnecessary
- Dialogue was dry and the humor never hit
- Stylizing was inconsistent
- Too much fucking sun/lens flare
- The incredibly pretentious opening monologue allowed the movie to do so many strange things that could've been explained away with "we did it for no reason," but nothing done was ever that weird and it was kind of a let down
- Some good cinematography
- Nice soundtrack
- I liked the message about how audiences blindly eat whatever Hollywood feeds them
The magic of films is how they can create things we couldn't in real life, and this kind of movies are the best example of what I am saying. Tomatoes, crap, a blob and now one single tire.
And why these movies exist? no reason.
This film about a telekinetic, sentient killer tire was weird.
¡Ven lo que hace el calentamiento global!
The heart warming tale of a car tyre discovering its latent telekinetic powers and using them to blow people up.
I get this film is suppose to be a satire, that it makes fun of Hollywood and doesn't take itself seriously. I just didn't enjoy it at all and I tried
Guys, we've reached peak cinema. This thing is a gem.
The spectators were right, this was boring. If he had eaten the turkey, we could all have gone home earlier.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…