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henry quirk
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Posted 03/18/11 - 9:09 AM:
Subject: Hobo with a Shotgun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobo_with_a_Shotgun

My kind of movie... wink
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Posted 03/18/11 - 12:08 PM:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKd0JRCZi9I

Awesome.

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Posted 03/18/11 - 1:54 PM:

The original Grindhouse 'trailer' and the new full-length version: sublime existential fare...the ultimate 'there's no man so down-n-out he can't pick himself up by the bootstraps (or shotgun sling) and do it his-self' film

Bring a date, your mate, a brother or a sis...bring Mom and Dad and your little cousin Chad...go once, twice, three times 'cause she's (NOT) a lady.

Move aside and let the man (with the shotgun) go through...and: give 'em your spare as he passes by... whatever
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Posted 07/22/11 - 9:13 AM:

'Hobo with a Shotgun' is out on DVD.

I'm picking up a copy today.

I will submit a review here once I view the flick.
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Posted 07/22/11 - 1:23 PM:

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Posted 07/28/11 - 11:39 AM:

A tired, old, bear trundles into town. All he wants is to rest, to live quietly, to bother no one and be bothered by no one.

The town, however, is a nest of vile things, each grubbing mercilessly for sex and money and power and blood.

The bear stands clear and apart till circumstance forces his hand.

He bares his teeth, works his claws: vile things die.

He is opposed at every turn by vile things and by those who are preyed upon by the vile things.

Only a teacher stands with the bear.

In the end: the vile things die (but the corruption each fostered stands), the bear dies, the teacher is co-opted.

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Rutger Hauer was marvelous.

Everyone else sucked donkey balls.

The pacing of the flick was off: the bear was short-shrifted and the vile things had too much on-screen play.

Certain motivations (like those of the bear) could only be inferred when, perhaps, a more direct laying out of the answer to 'why' was more appropriate.

The cartoon violence damaged the film.

A solid 'C' movie (solely because of Hauer).
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Posted 07/31/11 - 10:07 PM:

i will give it a pass based on your review.
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Posted 08/01/11 - 11:11 AM:

Probably wise...I, however, will watch it again tonight...it may be a crap movie, but (again) 'Hauer was marvelous'.
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