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  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    Labyrinth of Cinema


    From what I've seen of Obayashi's work, he's someone that seems to take the artifice present in film and push it to its absolute extreme. It's especially interesting here where the story tells a history of both Japan and its cinema and does so through fantasy. The only way I can describe it is like a really artfully done version of a Magic Schoolbus episode. But even though this filter of a clear detachment from reality, there is something that…

  • Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

    Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

    Cool it, Sanchez, or you'll get a knuckle supper! Look, Dagless, you're an excellent doctor, but you're also a live-wire maverick, who, when he's not bucking the system is biting the hand that feeds, which in your case is this hand. Now I'm not about to tell the immediate family of the deceased that we're going to have to burn what remains of his body in order to close the portal to another dimension. I just won't do it! This…

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  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog


    Here’s a list of things that happen in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie:

    - β€œYep, this is me. Your probably wondering how I got here” opening framing deviceΒ 
    - A throw away line about how Robotnik was involved in the Afghanistan war
    - Sonic and the main guy being mistaken for domestic terrorists
    - A β€œwe don’t like your kind in these parts” gag followed by a bar fight
    -Some of the most baffling editing choices I’ve seen all year
    - A brief Sonic related meme cameo
    - Mild homoeroticism
    - A Southland Tales reference

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    basically musical Green Book for the AIDS crisis