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  • 24-07-2018 1:11pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭ camz09


    I've been meaning to see this movie since I saw the trailer and the cast. It's obviously a bit of a niche movie but has gotten lots of good reviews (currently 95% on RT) Wonder if this will ever show in Ireland?? It's currently on selected cinemas in the States so probably a long time to get shown here, if it even will.

    Synopsis:
    In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 10,605 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Fysh


    I saw the trailer for this earlier in the year and it was an immediate want-to-watch film. Hopefully international distribution will come soon, I'd prefer to see it in a cinema if possible.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,517 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    Red band trailer



    Really looking forward to this. Riley said on a Twitter a while ago that it will get a theatrical release in these parts, though I wish they'd hurry up and announce it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,697 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    I might give the trailer a miss.

    Reviews seem to suggest there's a lot going on in the film more than the first trailer gave away.

    Is it given away in the red band?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,517 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    I only watched part of tbh but it seemed pretty similar to the first trailer - but I only watched part of that as well. :D

    I usually only watch enough of a trailer to decide if I want to watch something or not, assuming i haven't already decided based on word of mouth.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Is this getting an Irish/UK release date yet? No info on IMDb

    Been out in North America for a few weeks now.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,517 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    Is this getting an Irish/UK release date yet? No info on IMDb

    Been out in North America for a few weeks now.

    Yes, not announced yet.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,517 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    Not looking great:

    https://twitter.com/BootsRiley/status/1025600043888177152

    But it's made 14 million in the US on a 3.2 million budget, so it should still get at least a limited release in the UK.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,013 Mod ✭✭✭✭ jaykhunter


    dang, trailer looks interesting! prob have to wait for it to come out on DVD.


  • Registered Users Posts: 457 ✭✭ Smegging hell


    Not looking great:

    https://twitter.com/BootsRiley/status/1025600043888177152

    But it's made 14 million in the US on a 3.2 million budget, so it should still get at least a limited release in the UK.

    One of my most anticipated movies of the year, hope it does make it here.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,517 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor




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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,517 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    Out in the UK (and hopefully Ireland too) on December 7th.

    https://twitter.com/bootsriley/status/1042021381632688128?s=21


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,237 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    Anarchic in tone, anarchic in structure, anarchic in spirit, and anarchic in politics.

    Thought it was a riot - not a wholly successful riot, but a riot nonetheless. Loved how unabashedly political it was - this is a socialist, pro-organised labour, anti-corporate farce that feels long overdue (not that I ever actually requested it or anything). It's very funny at times - a bit with an absurdly long security code felt right out of Playtime - and largely balances the serious with the absurd with grace. For all the absurdist sequences, this is still a vital, impassioned exploration of worker exploitation and that's its driving force even when things get messy. It's the rare work that really wants to pick at what's wrong with America, and what it lacks in subtlety it makes up for in righteous anger. That the film manages to surprise until late in the game -
    thanks primarily to a certain mane surprise
    - is definitely welcome, and stops things getting stale.

    It absolutely is obvious this is a first-time director. The style is nowhere near properly settled (a mid-film montage, for example, comes across as cheap rather than stylish), the anarchic structure can be as much a liability as a strength, and there's moments (including the ending) where things don't land as Riley surely intended. That the film's nutty, silly-serious approach still works is I think mostly down to the boundless energy of all involved. Its politics are in-your-face; its comedy niche; and generally it's all rough around the edges. I'd stop well short of calling it a knockout, but it's a ****ing good time nonetheless.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,704 ✭✭✭✭ RayCun


    December 7th to 9th in the Lighthouse


  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭ Catcher7791


    It's opening in the IFI too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 457 ✭✭ Smegging hell


    And the Palas cinema in Galway for those of us in the west.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,066 restive


    Has anyone seen this. Running in local cinema. Thinking of seeing it. Any good?


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 10,605 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Fysh


    My thoughts from the "What have you watched?" thread:
    Fysh wrote:
    well, that was an anarchic delight from start to finish. Someone sent me the teaser at the start of the year and I've been wanting to see it since then, and it didn't disappoint. It's such a delight to see a film which keeps its surprises for the film rather than spilling all in the first trailer; indeed the main thing I'd say about it is - "don't read anything about it, just go to see it".


  • Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭ rdhma


    I went to see this movie, not knowing much about it, except that it was a satirical comedy and had good reviews.
    Allow me to offer a dissenting opinion.
    The comedy was not remotely funny, I counted one slight laugh in the cinema audience throughout the movie.
    The satire was blunt as a rock. the dialogue was lame. Scenes dragged on for no reason. i regret that I didn't walk out after twenty minutes.

    It is a steaming pile of horse****.


  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,375 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yerwanthere123


    Yes, unfortunately I agree with the above. This was a struggle to watch, my attention waned a lot. It's a bad sign of movie when you can't wait for it to end.

    4/10.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,082 ✭✭✭ saintsaltynuts


    Nice idea for a movie but tried to hard to push the boat too far out.I'd give a it 6/10.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 472 ✭✭ dubstepper


    I really enjoyed this movie. It presents an, almost recognisable, skewed version of reality. The jokes were mostly funny and it has some interesting twists to it.

    I'm surprise at the negative reaction on here. I though LaKeith Stanfield was very good as the slacker protagonist. Really worth watching to see something a little different.

    7/10


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,537 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    Surreal clarion call against oppression, in terms of the working class and race. Not particularly subtle, but consistently off-kilter humour, in varying degrees. Patchy delivery with direction, with lots of well-known faces (and voices), and surprisingly so, considering its low-budget and first-time director. Pretty niche affair with its content, but enjoyable nonsense.
    I never bothered with the trailer, but I'd definitely recommend a cross-cut of reviews before watching, to see if it's your cup of tea.


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