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August 23, 2022

Is This Something?

People always like murder and violence.

People have recently decided they like watching TV shows and movies just looking at finely-prepared meals.

Quick, write a script combining the two!

I have no idea what this is about. Seems like yet another Chosen One plot. I like the visual design, though.

Kind of simple, but if you've got a fear of heights, this should trigger it:

Netflix released a longer trailer of the Tim Burton Addams Family reboot, Wednesday. Do you like the two jokes that make up every Addams Family episode or movie? Well then you're in luck-- those two jokes are in this too.

You'll never believe this, but they've remade another movie into a TV show.

Personnellement, I will always believe the original is the best. Fixed! Now cued up to the gun-falling-down-the-stairs part.

That's La Totale!, the original French movie that True Lies is based on. I just found out that True Lies was a remake a couple of months ago.

Apparently this is a parody of Eat Pray Love, and that kind of travelogue romance story. It was cowritten by Jeff Baena -- who did the hilarious though sacrilegious The Little Hours -- and Allison Brie. It has about one third of the cast of that movie, returning for this one.

I actually can tell you if that is something, because I just saw it. I went on a Jeff Baena tear this past weekend, watching Horse Girl (also cowritten by Baena and Brie) and then Spin Me Round.

Spin Me Round has a fun set-up. A travelogue movie, sort of, in Italy. It's funny... but cringey. I have said before that I like cringe humor. I have to take that back: I can take cringe humor. I don't really like it. I spent the whole middle of this movie almost covering my eyes to protect myself from the social horror on display.

That social horror is the seduction part of the movie. The millionaire businessman who arranged this trip, the owner of a parody Oliver Garden-style franchise, seduces Allison Brie in such an obviously manipulative and ick way it's hard to watch. Particularly because she's unworldly and naive and but just keeps buying into it, no matter how weird, sociopathic, or sexually bent it gets.

Like the leftwing propaganda media, he's not really even trying to hide it.

The actor playing the role is from the Art of Self Defense.

The movie gets very funny at the end when she finally (finally!) starts to figure out what the audience has known since the first three seconds they met this guy. It's not that so much that there are bigger jokes at the end, though there are; it's that once she's not being such a huge easily-taken-advantage-of dope, it's less cringey to watch, and so it's more fun.

It's a good movie. I do have to warn people about the cringe/uncomfortable humor, though. If you don't like, or can't tolerate, too much of that, this is some tough sledding.

Also has some untranslated Italian, as you can see in the clip. Though not too much, and you can figure out the gist.

It was just released. It's on AMC+. You can sign up for free trial and see it for free. Just remember to cancel.

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