Weekend Fallout: Don’t Gleam the Cube, Bruh

The Weekend Fallout is an unsafe place to discuss most things in the reel and real world.

Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling through social media? Let us know below!


 WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

Here are some articles from this past week that we encourage you to check out and jump in (or start) the conversation. 

Another addition to SAW’s Canon is made. Let’s Talk About ‘The Gold Rush’ (1925)

Take a look at one of the funniest underwater scenes of all time in That Scene From ‘Top Secret’ (1984)

Celebrate Will Ferrell’s Birthday as Al looks at five of his best films.


MONSOONVISION SHOWINGS THIS WEEK

(Subject to Change)

Sunday 7/19 at 9PM CST

Movie: Guns Akimbo (2019)

“A guy relies on his newly-acquired gladiator skills to save his ex-girlfriend from kidnappers.”

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How To Watch This Film: DVD/Blu-ray, Netflix, HBO GO, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, or however you can muster it

Wednesday 7/22 at 9PM CST

Movie: Dead Heat (1988)

“A cop and his undead partner must chase down the diabolical villain who killed him.”

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MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK

Rabid (2019)

“The quiet Rose works in women’s fashion clothing, hoping to be a designer. A traffic accident damages her face. She gets experimental stem cell treatment, leaving her stronger and prettier than ever – but there’s a side effect.”

Nowhere near Cronenberg’s original but there was just enough there to keep me interested the whole time. The Soska Sisters did a decent job of making this their own while paying tribute to Cronenberg here and there. The action and gore is attention-grabbing but I would have liked more focus on the evil doctor (that could have been better as well) and his intentions instead of dealing with the fashion stuff. I feel like this is just barely worth a watch for those interested. (3/5)  


In Fabric (2018)

“In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences..”

This movie about a cursed and murderous red dress had me. I mean it had me hooked with the main character played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste who does a really good job of making you care about her and this story. There is enough intrigue and mystery with what is going on with the dress and the retail shop with its weird workers that sold the dress. I found it interesting as it teeters on the line of horror and comedy. It’s never great at either but there is just enough to keep you invested. Well, that was until it completely fell off the ledge and takes a nosedive into snooze town. It is frustrating how much this hooked me just to have the rug pulled out from under me. It is 30 minutes too long but I appreciate the attempt. It is a well made and well-acted movie. (3/5)


Affliction (1997)

“A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while other events jeopardize his sanity.”

Angry Nolte is the best Nolte. He does a tremendous job of playing an angry man barely hanging on by a thread of his sanity. James Coburn is right there with him as his alcoholic and abusive father. The movie is worth watching for their performances alone. My biggest complaint is that Willem Dafoe is completely wasted here. You could have had anyone play his part and it wouldn’t have made a difference. Overall, a sobering tale of a man trying not to become his awful father that is told and acted extremely well. (4.25/5)


Dressed to Kill (1980)

“A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist’s patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.”

More like Dressed to Bore, amirite? Not one of my favorite De Palma films. The best thing I can say about it is that it is stylish just like De Palma knows how to do but an intriguing concept becomes a boring letdown. I don’t care for any of these characters and most are on the verge of just being annoying who I want to see killed by the murderer. Nancy Allen is just dreadful here and this was not one of Micahel Caine’s best performances either. I’m sure this was shocking for 1980 but it did nothing for me here. (2.5/5)


Gleaming the Cube (1989)

“A young avid skateboarder uncovers a government conspiracy while investigating his adoptive brother’s mysterious death.”

This may have been one of the dullest movies I have ever watched. I don’t see how anyone ever bought Christian Slater as a skater punk. I picture Slater always sounding like Slater. Like even when he was 2, I imagine him asking his mom for Mac n Chz in his Slater voice. There really isn’t much else to say about this snoozefest other then skater punks are almost as bad as hippies. Don’t @ me. (1/5)


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Author: Vincent Kane

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