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Movie: Drive

[TRAILER] Maybe you saw Guillermo del Toro's recent tweet praising Drive as "an unbelievable, exhilarating film." Thing is: he isn't talking about the 2011 Drive with Ryan Gosling. He's talking about the bonkers 1997 US buddy comedy/Hong Kong-style action/sci-fi B movie gem with Mark Dacascos (whom we enjoyed kicking ass in John Wick 3), Kadeem Hardison (Dwayne Wayne from A Different World), and Brittany Murphy, doing one of those turns where she transforms a peripheral "the girl" part into something electric and weird. It's a lost delight that ticks a lot of the best B movie nerd boxes. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 23, 2024 - 7 comments

Movie: 8 Mile

Follows a young rapper in the Detroit area, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem. [more inside]
posted by box on Sep 3, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Freeway

Following the arrest of her mother, young Vanessa Lutz (Reese Witherspoon) decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton (Kiefer Sutherland). During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the notorious I-5 Killer and manages to escape by shooting him several times. Wounded but still very much alive, Bob pursues Lutz across the state in this dark, comedic modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Girl, Interrupted

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. [more inside]
posted by box on Aug 26, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Clueless

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 5, 2018 - 33 comments

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