Posts Tagged ‘New Age’

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Proof that in the ’90s anything could get green-lit: “Destiny Turns on the Radio”

August 8, 2015

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1995’s Destiny Turns on the Radio is one of those movies that, for a long time, I just assumed I’d imagined. After all, there couldn’t possibly be a movie in which Quentin Tarantino plays a supernatural agent of fate that comes out of a swimming pool, right? Hallucinogens weren’t all that popular in ‘90s, so why would anyone think that was a good idea? The movie’s near-total absence from the home video market seemed to support my theory that this was just a product of my fevered imagination, fueled by heroic amounts of Mountain Dew and endless rewatchings of Pulp Fiction.

Yeah, but nope, it’s real. And now it’s on iTunes. And holy god, it’s so bad.
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Don’t sell the house, just ditch the kid: “Insidious”

June 13, 2011

So, next up in the barrel we have Insidious. This is the newest offering from director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell—the dudes that brought the Saw franchise to an unsuspecting world (hey, thanks guys, your Nobel Award is probably in the mail as we speak). The movie’s kind of a departure for the dismemberment twins, since it’s not torture-porny in the slightest. Instead, it’s a supernatural thriller, which eschews gore for old-fashioned suspense, low key shocks, and a general sense of dread. And it’s pretty effective, too—at least until it goes pants-crappingly insane in its final act. Hey, just signpost: when the medium prepares for a séance by putting on an old, World War I gas mask with a hose that connects to her associate’s headset, yeah that’s when you’re gonna want to lick the acid tab.

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