Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 77: Carrie, Room 237, and Gravity

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6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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Carrie.  Watching the remake of Carrie is a bit like being locked in a closet with a bunch of dull people for ninety minutes.

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Room 237.  If Stanley Kubrick had wanted to make room 237 in The Shining really scary, he would have filled it with film critics and conspiracy-theory nuts arguing about the meaning of his film.

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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 76: The Spectacular Now, The World’s End, The Butler, and Oscar Predictions

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6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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The Spectacular Now.  For the Misfits, it wasn’t all that spectacular–then, now, or later.

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The World’s End.  If the world’s got to end, this isn’t such a bad way to go:  beer, robots, and laughs.

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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 75: 2 Guns, The Sapphires, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, and Elysiumn

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6 ‘n 90!  Da Man does six reviews in ninety seconds.

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2 Guns.  It has all the elements found in a Tarantino film: a crazy diner scene, a non-linear timeline, and a couple of bickering anti-heroes exchanging clever quips.  Unfortunately, what it doesn’t have is Quentin Tarantino.

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The Sapphires.  This film is a lot like a cover version of a classic American hit performed by a foreign band.  Just different enough to be interesting, and while not particularly original, makes up for it with a lot of energy and heart.

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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 74: R.I.P.D., RED 2, and The Wolverine

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6 ‘N 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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R.I.P.D.  Maybe the ad campaign for this film should have been a variation on the old Certs commercial.  “It’s a ripoff of Men in Black.”  “No, it’s a ripoff of Ghostbusters.”  “No, it’s two, two, two ripoffs in one!”

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RED 2.  What if they had a Cold War and nobody came–except septuagenarians.  You’d have Red 2, or as some Misfits refer to it, codger-palooza.

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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 73: This is the End, Solomon Kane, Despicable Me 2, and The Way Way Back

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6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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This is the End.  If you’re looking for a funny, clever film about Armageddon, forget what Jim Morrison said.  This is the End is definitely not your friend.

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Solomon Kane.  Finally someone has managed to do justice to Robert E. Howard’s vision and put it up on the movie screen.  Surprisingly, it’s not Conan but Solomon Kane.

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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 72: White House Down, World War Z, and The Lone Ranger

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6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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White House Down.  Once you’ve said Channing Tatum’s acting is the best thing in a movie, you’ve pretty much said all you need to know about a film.

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World War Z.  While most summer blockbusters have a 2 or 3 after their titles and are walking dead versions of a one-time original story or character, World War Z actually manages to breathe new life into the expiring zombie genre.

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Cinema Misfits, Episode 71: Now You See Me, After Earth, and Man of Steel

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6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.
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Now You See Me.  The only thing the magicians in this movie make disappear is story logic.
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After Earth.  It’s not as bad as The Last Airbender or Devil, but it’s definitely not as good as The Sixth Sense.  So where does that leave M. Night Shyamalan?  After After Earth, maybe without a career.
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Man of Steel.  This latest reboot of the Superman franchise is a little light on the Clark Kent action but more than makes up for it with a heavy dose of Russel Crowe.  Still, a better title might have been Jor-el and Son.
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