Weekend Fallout: The Call of the Wasteland

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!


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Movie: Mortuary (1983)

“Convinced that her father’s death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.”

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The Shining (1980)

“A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.”

This is simply a two-hour study in claustrophobia and cabin fever that has a hypnotic quality. Stanley Kubrick is the star behind the camera with his incredible shots of desolate hallways, the iconic scene of gallons of blood pouring out of an elevator and other horrendous sights whose purpose was to send chills up your spine rather than straight-up scare you. Jack Nicholson is the star in front of the camera as he takes center stage in a riveting performance that would go down as one of the best performances of all time in any genre. (5/5)

Purple Rain (1984)

“A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.”

I just love this movie. It’s awful but it has great energy and is the 80s personified. I get wrapped up in the soundtrack instantly which draws me into the story. It doesn’t have great acting but you can tell everyone in the film is going for it. Morris Day always ends up winning me over. (4/5)

Horse Girl (2020)

“Sarah, a socially isolated woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.”

Alison Brie (the best Brie) is really solid here and really the only reason to watch this mess. The first half of the movie has a decent set up as you feel like the tension is building and then nothing. The movie never makes up its mind if it wants to be a serious look at mental illness, a weird fantasy or an almost black comedy that just isn’t funny. I was confused by it all. (2.5/5)

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

“A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.”

Being the third time I have seen this badass movie, I tried focusing on different elements of the film. First, the colors and lighting Zahler uses really stand out here. He likes to use natural light a lot but add that blue or yellow tint that helps give an almost graining look to the film. Next, is how big Zahler helped Vince Vaughn look. He is a big guy but it’s never showcased in other movies because of all the little people in Hollywood. But here, he looks like a giant among men. Everything about the way he is present and the way he was shot just adds to making him seem enormous. Oh, and I always love and get excited about the violence in this film. (4.5/5)


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Author: Vincent Kane

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