Uncle NecRo Watches: READY PLAYER ONE

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Uncle NecRo just watched the ode to late 20th Century childhood nostalgia, Ready Player One, and he’s joined by Brian from the Will Code For Beer pubcast. What did they think about it? You’ll have to listen to find out…spoilers ahead, folks…

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Uncle NecRo Watches: PACIFIC RIM: Uprising

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Uncle NecRo is on holiday (the fancy European way of saying “vacation”) and have taken the afternoon to take in a showing of Pacific Rim: Uprising…this is his brain droppings on the thing…

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Movie Review: WRISTCUTTERS- A Love Story

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 Autonomous Films
2007
R

“Cute?  That’s what they say about the puppy.  The only thing worse is ‘good friend’ or ‘nice person’.  In plain English it means I’ll leach off you as long as I can, but don’t even think about getting into my pants.”

Well, now.  Normally I don’t go for those quirky indie-type romantic comedies.  Not my thing, and quite frankly they’ve been done ad nausium recently due to flicks like Juno, Nick And Norah’s Infinite Play List, and pretty much almost anything staring that kid from Arrested Development.  I checked out Wrist Cutters: A Love Story simply because of the title, really.  Sounded like another indie rom-com, but had the potential to be a rather dark indie rom-com, so I thought I’d take a break from the usual stuff that graces my DVD player, and check this one out for kicks and giggles.

Really, Wrist Cutters: A Love Story wasn’t too bad.  Matter of fact, it was a rather amusing tale of existentialist angst and the afterlife.  Specifically, the limo-like area that the souls of suicide victims go to live out a washed-out and bland-ish existence.  Or something like that.

The tale of Wrist Cutters focuses on Zia, who commits suicide a few minutes into the flick, and then gets a job and settles into his routine in the afterlife limbo that resembles a sad run-down town in the middle of a desert, where he meets Eugene, a Russian musician, and they take off to find Zia’s ex-girlfriend whom he learned committed suicide herself a month or so after he did.  Along the way, they pick up a spunky hitchhiker trying to find the Person In Charge to plead her case that she was there by mistake, run across a shantytown camp populated with a motley crew of misfits, and a cult leader that’s played by the guy who was Gob in Arrested Development.  Yeah, there’s a scene where he’s standing on a roof in front of an audience of his followers, wearing a cape, and I kept expecting to hear Europe’s “The Final Countdown” to start playing.

Turns out, I actually enjoyed Wrist Cutters: A Love Story, and am rather glad I rented it to begin with.  It’s not my type of genre, but it’s dark, quirky, well shot and is populated with a surprising amount of recognizable faces, with a script that was well written and acted accordingly.  Really, Wristcutters is a quirky existentialist road trip movie that I recommend checking out sometime.