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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:50 pm 
 

6 Souls - 4/5

Really somber film with a cracking first two acts - it revolves around a psychologist given a case of a young man with split personalities, but it is not as it seems. The mystery and intrigue are first rate and Julianne Moore's character is really likable, as is her father played by Jeffrey DeMunn. I really do like the first half of the movie or so, up until they figure out what's going on. Then it gets a bit confusing and I just don't think the plot twist is very good...but the first half packs some killer atmosphere and good characters, and overall I'd still say it's a step up from the majority of movies like it coming out. Recommended.

The Ledge - 4/5

Apparently this got some press when it came out, and I think it's a pretty solid film. There were a few parts that got preachy, but only really in the beginning. Mostly this movie, about a young man and woman who embark on an illicit affair in the midst of a sort of rivalry with the woman's devout religious husband, is rather delicate and character driven. The characters' motivations, which initially seem kind of one dimensional, are very well done in their revelation as the film goes on. You get to like the two leads really well, and their relationship is generally well written. But at the end the film takes a turn to more thriller territory, and it just doesn't fit. It kind of goes against the more subtle leanings of the film's earlier parts. And the pacing is kind of off, as we have two main characters, but most of the movie is spent with only one of them - I forgot the second one, a cop going through marital problems, was even there at times. But overall I'd say this is a good flick. Memorable and engaging.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:55 pm 
 

I'm back from Pacific Rim, what a stupid stupid stupid and fun movie. It's very enjoyable special effect porn but the story could be hold on a postcard, so shallow. There's so many plot holes that are barely explained but hey, it's fun. Worth it on the big screen and turn off your brain. It fails at character development but it succeeds at creating fucking big monsters and big robots, can't have everything eh?

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-The fact the monsters are clones? WTF, they're not identical... I guess it could be understood that they're artificial creations by these aliens that we barely see, some explanation would had been cool.
-The nuclear reactor of the Australian robot at the end, not quite that's how it works. I thought they had a big nuke to close the portal, whatever!
-Oh cool, there's a sword, let's use it only when we're about to die.
-Why don't they send more monsters at once if they want to fully invade the earth and destroy us? ''lets test their defences, it would be fun!''


I guess Del Toro made a movie within the conventions of certain genres, it can be believable if you're 10 years old. Elba and Perlman were the shit and I kinda liked Charlie Day.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:30 pm 
 

Oh, the reason they didn't send more monsters at once was because the portal between worlds or dimensions or whatever wasn't stable enough. That's what the math guy figured out; they were sending the kaiju more and more frequently and in larger sizes because the portal was stabilizing. That was actually explained.

Anyway yeah, it's clear that the story was only there to support the robot vs. monster fights. I mean, if you're watching Godzilla movies for the story, I don't know what to tell you.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:07 pm 
 

The action got tedious cause it was fucking slow as hell. I get that they're giant, but not every punch should take a minute to execute.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:14 pm 
 

failsafeman wrote:
I thought it was awesome. If you went to see a movie about giant robots fighting monsters for interesting characters, you're an idiot. Anyway Idris Elba in particular was great, and while the dialog certainly wasn't spectacular, there also wasn't anything wrong with it either.


This, basically.

Saw it yesterday, thought it was awesome, although basically the whole way through I was just sorta looking at the screen thinking "Man this would way better if they cut the robots and introduced super saiyans". I think lack of super saiyans is something that's a problem in every movie.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:47 pm 
 

Wait, people are actually seeing Pacific Rim? :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:58 pm 
 

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Wait, people are actually seeing Pacific Rim? :lol:


People should be saying this about the other, crappy movies released this summer, i.e. almost everything except Pacific Rim.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:00 pm 
 

Yeah...it hasn't been a good summer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:04 pm 
 

After Star Trek, Man of Steel, Now You See Me and topping it off with the shit sandwich of World War Z I was about ready to give up on seeing shit in theaters for a while. It's bad when Iron Man and Hangover sequels are the best of the lot...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:38 pm 
 

I'm wrapping in spoiler since the image is so big.....which is fitting. If the size in the poster is accurate.........Godzilla is going to be fucking huge!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:56 pm 
 

*wipes off jizz from computer screen*

This movie BETTER be fucking awesome.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:31 am 
 

The Expendables 2 was such a disappointment. At least the first movie felt like an actual movie, not some Saturday Night Live sketch of spot the famous faces. Even though the first was ultimately forgettable and could never stand with the action greats of the 80's, the second was really a mess. In both cases I didn't pay to see them so I can be happy about that.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:50 am 
 

volutetheswarth wrote:
The Expendables 2 was such a disappointment. At least the first movie felt like an actual movie, not some Saturday Night Live sketch of spot the famous faces. Even though the first was ultimately forgettable and could never stand with the action greats of the 80's, the second was really a mess. In both cases I didn't pay to see them so I can be happy about that.


Youd think with that cast, it would be the most violent movie ever made...except it was more "comedy" with the controversy over overrated Chuck Norris.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:01 am 
 

aaronmb666 wrote:
You'd think with that cast, it would be the most violent movie ever made...except it was more "comedy" with the controversy over overrated Chuck Norris.

I like the use of the quotation marks. It's proof that you can have all the mindless action and dumb one liners you want but without a solid story to ground it and dialogue that's believable, it all just comes off as horse shit. When Mission Impossible 2 is better than EX2, that should tell you something.

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volutetheswarth wrote:
aaronmb666 wrote:
You'd think with that cast, it would be the most violent movie ever made...except it was more "comedy" with the controversy over overrated Chuck Norris.

I like the use of the quotation marks. It's proof that you can have all the mindless action and dumb one liners you want but without a solid story to ground it and dialogue that's believable, it all just comes off as horse shit. When Mission Impossible 2 is better than EX2, that should tell you something.



When I saw it, it was mostly college guys(looked like 20 year olds) and the biggest reaction was the Chuck Norris cameo. It's really sad when the biggest thing about that movie was a joke for 10 year olds.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:03 am 
 

Evil Dead (2013) - I like the original trilogy, but I don't worship it to the point that I find the idea of a remake offensive, and I'm not going to cry about the absence of an Ash character. I just wanted a movie that followed the same basic concept of young people at a cabin in the woods getting possessed and killing each other, and this delivers as well as I could have hoped. Good gore, plenty of memorable scenes (some of which will be familiar if you've seen the Sam Raimi films), and any worries I had about obnoxious Diablo Cody dialogue (she apparently did some kind of uncredited re-write) were unfounded.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:08 am 
 

volutetheswarth wrote:
aaronmb666 wrote:
You'd think with that cast, it would be the most violent movie ever made...except it was more "comedy" with the controversy over overrated Chuck Norris.

I like the use of the quotation marks. It's proof that you can have all the mindless action and dumb one liners you want but without a solid story to ground it and dialogue that's believable, it all just comes off as horse shit. When Mission Impossible 2 is better than EX2, that should tell you something.


They'll get Seagal for the 3rd? also, Jackie Chan, Nicholas Cage, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Yun-Fat Chow, Mel Gibson and Milla Jovovich? Looks depressive.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:32 am 
 

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I'm wrapping in spoiler since the image is so big.....which is fitting. If the size in the poster is accurate.........Godzilla is going to be fucking huge!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:15 pm 
 

They'll get Seagal for the 3rd? also, Jackie Chan, Nicholas Cage, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Yun-Fat Chow, Mel Gibson and Milla Jovovich? Looks depressive.[/quote]

The only one that I dont think is in it is Ford, but from what Ive read on Sly's twitter, there's going to be more announcements. He wants to outdo The Raid....he better make the 3rd a hard R.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:16 pm 
 

Yeah, Sly should make it a R-rated with an orgy with Milla included.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:31 pm 
 

ChineseDownhill wrote:
Evil Dead (2013) - I like the original trilogy, but I don't worship it to the point that I find the idea of a remake offensive, and I'm not going to cry about the absence of an Ash character. I just wanted a movie that followed the same basic concept of young people at a cabin in the woods getting possessed and killing each other, and this delivers as well as I could have hoped. Good gore, plenty of memorable scenes (some of which will be familiar if you've seen the Sam Raimi films), and any worries I had about obnoxious Diablo Cody dialogue (she apparently did some kind of uncredited re-write) were unfounded.


It wasn't bad, but it completely lacks the kind of spontaneity and savageness that the original one had. I did like the gore well enough but eh, wasn't really what I'd call a good movie overall...just no reason to really see it over the original, unfortunately.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:02 pm 
 

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So apparently this(absurdly large image) is the new Godzilla.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:35 pm 
 

Looks like Godzilla.

I thought Expendables 2 was great fun. The only thing I didn't really like about it was that Jet Li was barely in it and that the Chuck Norris cameo/joke was way overdone. Lots of fun action. That whole ending scene where Arnie and Bruce Willis stole the spotlight was gold.
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Everything he said ^
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:15 pm 
 

iamntbatman wrote:
Looks like Godzilla.

I thought Expendables 2 was great fun. The only thing I didn't really like about it was that Jet Li was barely in it and that the Chuck Norris cameo/joke was way overdone. Lots of fun action. That whole ending scene where Arnie and Bruce Willis stole the spotlight was gold.


I completely agree. I thought there wasn't enough of Jet Li or Terry Crews. Terry Crews was pretty funny in the first one.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:28 pm 
 

Stoker: 0/10

Quite possibly one of the worst movies--nay, experiences--of my life. It's like the GQ model star of Prison Break isn't a very good writer. Whodda thunkit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:37 pm 
 

Man, you must spend your entire life laying around on a pile of snuggies drinking margaritas getting blowjobs from Scarlett Johansson all day if that movie rates among the worst experiences of your life. It wasn't amazing or anything and wasn't nearly as good as some of Park Chan-wook's better movies, but I thought it was enjoyable enough.

I just watched Evil Dead; not much to say about it really. Like some others, I'm not a rabid fanboy of the series to begin with so slight changes didn't really bother me one way or the other. Lots of really good gore, for sure. You could certainly do a hell of a lot worse with recent horror movies.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:57 pm 
 

Films like Stoker let me reassess my life. I stand by my statement.

What on earth did you find enjoyable about Stoker (aside from superficial things like photography, attractiveness of the cast, gore FX, and music, which admittedly were quite nice, and by nice I mean expensive.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:58 pm 
 

Huh, I wanted to see that based on the trailer. I'm still gonna see it though, anyway.
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Kveldulfr wrote:
Yeah, Sly should make it a R-rated with an orgy with Milla included.



Please do so. She's feisty.
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Well, for me, photography is hardly superficial. Really neat camera work can carry a lot of weight as far as I'm concerned. I mainly just liked the way the movie advanced and shifted gears. Of course, since it was a Park Chan-wook movie, I was expecting some sort of twist or shift toward the disturbing, but the way the movie unfolded itself as a thriller wasn't really what I was expecting and thought it was handled really well. Also, since I don't speak Korean, I was really fascinated by the dialogue and way the lines were delivered, body language, etc. All of that stuff gets lost in translation when you're just reading subtitles, so I was just sort of fascinated by how the director did things in a movie where I'd understand all of that peripheral communication.

I would probably rank it about as high as Thirst, and just below the two non-Oldboy Vengeance Trilogy movies.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:17 pm 
 

I wouldn't think of music as being superficial either. A good movie can be made into a great movie with the right score and soundtrack. Vice versa with a bad movie with a shitty score and all the other combinations there are.
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I'm JUST ABOUT TO SEE IT RIGHT NOW. I'm a huge Chan-Wook-Park fan, so I hope the movie will deliver in a way or another. Oldboy wasn't the most 'exciting' movie anyway but how the plot unfolds to the epic ending is totally incredible.
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Kveldulfr wrote:
They'll get Seagal for the 3rd? also, Jackie Chan, Nicholas Cage, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Yun-Fat Chow, Mel Gibson and Milla Jovovich? Looks depressive.

I'm pretty interested in the female Expendables that dude who produced Dredd 3D is producing. And guess what? Dredd 3D was fucking awesome!

Also, I agree with everybody else: EX2 was great fun. I thought it felt a little too setpiece-y and formulaic in spots and Sly's promise for it to be a, "love letter to martial arts fans" was kind of joke. I mean, since Jackie Chan is going to be in the EX3, there's definitely a possibility of way more awesome martial arts since he prefers to kind of do his own thing. Or Sly could just put him in charge of the action scenes. That could be interesting.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:23 am 
 

Since when does a producer have any say in if a movie turns out good? They at most provide 5 to 10% of the actual input. The director and writer, these are the things that matter. With the failure that was Dredd at the cinema, I can't see that guy being trusted to fund anything but sequels and remakes for a long time.

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Gonna steal Empyreal's format for this. I await his gimmick infringement suit.

The Collector - 3.5/5

I heard about this through Brad Jones's review of the movie's sequel, The Collection, and he really liked it (The Collector, not the sequel which is apparently really bad). I figured I'd give this a watch based on that, and it was actually quite good. It's a torture film with the emphasis very much not on the torture; aside from a few scenes of impressive gore in the middle of the movie, the bulk of the violence happens only near the end, and even then it's relatively simple, more old school blood and guts compared to many of the other Sawquel clones of the mid-to-late 2000s. It's based mostly around suspense, with the main character having stumbled somewhat on accident into a modern day horror film and now trying to find a way out of the house it takes place in. The acting is quite good, especially from the main character played by Josh Stewart, the effects are convincing enough, and despite a few boneheaded moves from Stewart's character, they make sense in the context of his character, nor are they enough to completely kill the mood.

Spring Breakers - 4/5

I actually watched this a couple of weeks ago and I just kept forgetting to put down my thoughts on it in writing. The only other work of Harmony Korine's that I've seen is Kids (and even then it isn't really his movie since he only wrote it and Larry Clark directed it), and while the dialogue in that I thought was incredibly realistic and well put together, I could not get past how pervy Clark is when it comes to kids and younger teenagers (although after watching Maladolescenza, I don't think I'll ever complain about Kids on the scale that I used to again). I've never seen Gummo or any of the other movies he's directed, so this was my first experience with him behind the camera. And ya know what, he hits it almost out of the park here. The movie is very much like a trance one enters in after taking a few too many hallucinogens, filled with trippy colors and some frankly bizarre camera work. The acting is good, mostly from James Franco who has yet to disappoint me. The four main girls are pretty nondescript, with only one of them getting anything resembling a real character (and even then she's shipped off back to college 45 minutes in). The nudity is abundant and blatantly hedonistic on the part of the director, who outright stated that he made the movie partially to make up for his own lost spring breaks, but while there is a lot of tits, lesbian make out moments, and an admittedly stunning pool sex scene between Franco and two of the main girls, the movie is not really all that sexy. It's kind of uncomfortable in all of its self-indulgent T&A, and I like that. It shows the darker side of going completely bonkers on spring break, and how getting too deep into it can lead to some serious shit. Overall, I really liked it, and I say give it a watch.

Maladolescenza - 1.5/5

This one wasn't so much recommended to me as it was listed off to me by a friend as one of his most hated movies ever. His reason? It's simulated softcore kiddie porn. The actual sex scenes aren't that long and they're pretty far between in terms of placement in the movie, but for all intents and purposes this is about as close to real child porn as a movie can get without actually being it. However, and I'm expecting quite a few people to jump at me for this, the sexualization of children is not my biggest problem with this, even though it is pretty fucking disgusting and reprehensible. I have two major issues with this movie just as a critic, the first one being that the main boy in this is INSANELY unlikable. Within about 20 minutes of the movie starting, they make him practically the worst human being in the world for the 90 minutes this flick is on. He kills multiple birds in this movie (for real, I might add; it is a 70s Italian film, after all), one of the instances being him and another girl just firing arrow after arrow after arrow into a bird going for as maximum an overkill as possible. They shoot at least 10 arrows at this poor bird before the scene ends. He's also a raging dick to his 12 year old girlfriend in this, abusing her emotionally and physically, and even at one point pretty much raping her in a cave. The second major issue that I have with it is that it's just plain BORING. It's a ridiculously slow burn of a movie, never really picking up in terms of onscreen action and my interest in it pretty much dwindled all away near the start of the third act. It's just a really poor movie, not counting the kiddie porn scenes which push the rating firmly into the -infinity/5 scale.

Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver - 3/5

The title alone should tell you what you're getting into with this. Much in the vein of something like ThanksKilling, this is a deliberately bad schlockfest of a movie, featuring poor acting, lame special effects (including some atrocious CGI), a stupid story, and characters so thin and barebones that it gives the Twilight series a run for its money. And it's absolutely hilarious. The movie is based around a living, sentient, foul mouthed, overly horny gingerbread man who escapes from prison, commandeers a time machine, and travels back to a late-2000s interpretation of the mid-70s disguised as the mid-70s. Most of the people have modern hairstyles yet dress up as if it's 70s night at your local club, and the main character (for real, as the Gingerdead Man is onscreen in total for about 15 minutes altogether) is a not-even-trying-to-hide-it Carrie parody (she still looks more like Carrie White than Chloe Grace-Moretz though). Add in some ridiculously bad murder scenes and Adolf Hitler roller dancing, and you have a patently idiotic, uproarious at times movie. I gave it the score I gave it pretty much entirely because in the grand scheme of intentionally shitty horror movies, ThanksKilling is, and will always be, the best. But if you're a fan of deliberate crap you'll probably enjoy the hell out of this one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:13 am 
 

Subrick wrote:
Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver - 3/5

The title alone should tell you what you're getting into with this. Much in the vein of something like ThanksKilling, this is a deliberately bad schlockfest of a movie, featuring poor acting, lame special effects (including some atrocious CGI), a stupid story, and characters so thin and barebones that it gives the Twilight series a run for its money. And it's absolutely hilarious. The movie is based around a living, sentient, foul mouthed, overly horny gingerbread man who escapes from prison, commandeers a time machine, and travels back to a late-2000s interpretation of the mid-70s disguised as the mid-70s. Most of the people have modern hairstyles yet dress up as if it's 70s night at your local club, and the main character (for real, as the Gingerdead Man is onscreen in total for about 15 minutes altogether) is a not-even-trying-to-hide-it Carrie parody (she still looks more like Carrie White than Chloe Grace-Moretz though). Add in some ridiculously bad murder scenes and Adolf Hitler roller dancing, and you have a patently idiotic, uproarious at times movie. I gave it the score I gave it pretty much entirely because in the grand scheme of intentionally shitty horror movies, ThanksKilling is, and will always be, the best. But if you're a fan of deliberate crap you'll probably enjoy the hell out of this one.

:o Can I just say that this is the most awesome thing I've read, possibly ever? Just... it's dazzling. I'm speechless. Well, almost. A gingerbread man? A horny one, at that...? Time machines? Roller-dancing Hitler? The fucking title? The fact that there ARE THREE OF THESE (THIS IS THE THIRD ONE; SOMEONE THOUGHT THE FIRST ONE WAS SO GOOD THAT THEY MADE ANOTHER... AND ANOTHER...)? I can't stop laughing. This is... wow. Made my day. I have to see this now.

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It's on Netflix if you have it. That's where I watched it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:18 am 
 

I'm pretty sure you'll wanna start with the first Gingerdead Man, featuring the talents of the incomparable Gary Busey in the title role.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:30 am 
 

No Netflix here, but I'll find a way... And, yes, I think I'll start with the first one. Wouldn't want to miss any major plot points, and, well, knowing that Gary Busey stars made my day even more. It gets better and better.

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