As a Canadian I was able to love Hobo on a whole other level. Its loaded with some many different Canuck pop culture references it really blew my mind when I saw it the first time. Great Review very educational.
I loved this movie, it was just like Class of Nuke 'em high on acid.The cinematography by Karim Hussain was definitely the best part, i also recommended to those you can stomach it Karim Hussain's extremely blasphemous pretentious art house gore film Subconscious Cruelty.
I saw this months ago in a small cinema in Ottawa and I agree with everything you say, particularly about Rutgar Hauer, but I'm sure most everyone will. I will also echo the sentiments of DVDGrouch and seeing George Stroumboulopoulos killed with an Ice skate (by a distant relative no less) was pretty damn cool.It was totally awesome and I had two friends who have no grindhouse experience really enjoyed it.An appreciation of those films would help, but what you really need is to share the same sensibilities as those who liked them movies in the first place.
In regards to Intermission, I actually found it rather amusing that the film industry is so different than the games industry in how they handle project announcements. It has reached the point where project delays are such a bad curse that you typically don't hear about a game until around a year before it'll be released, if not later than that, instead of the original "as soon as it is playable". I remember seeing games like Area 51 on E3 videos two years before it was supposed to come out on Xbox.In the games industry, you don't want anyone to know about a project until it's getting close to release time. Otherwise, there will always be the backlash of what is missing, was changed, or God forbid a game delay. Now this isn't rule of thumb, naturally (I'm looking at you, I Am Alive), but still. It's a shame that you don't see how things like Dark Sector completely change from first announcement any longer.
We're getting older Bob. Our chance at recreating and deconstructing our youth is now.
I really thought this was interesting Bob, especially the points you brought up regarding the cycle started by Coppola, Lucas, Spielberg, and the like.Question: Did you keep on showing the Toxic Avenger poster because of the remake slated for 2013?Also, I perused IMDB for possible future revivals based upon the things that I enjoyed despite being schlock when I was a kid. I -think- I'm a few years younger than Bob, but maybe this is the kind of stuff we might see re-imagined in 5 years or so.Three things jumped out at me: the teen hacker movie (movies like Hackers, Sneakers, Masterminds), the dystopian sci-fi future (Judge Dredd, Robocop, The Running Man), and, just to keep things interesting, a type of movie I can only describe as 'two quasi-stoners on a wacky suburban adventure' (Bill and Ted, Wayne's World, Mallrats).
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