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Entries from January 2008

Battle Royale (2000)

January 31st, 2008 · 7 Comments

  Synopsis In the not too distant future, unemployment and student rebellion have crippled Japan. A disaffected 9th grader named Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara) discovers his father has committed suicide. At school, his rebellious best friend Nobu (Yukihiro Kotani) attacks their teacher Kitano (Takeshi Kitano) with a knife, which is concealed by a bookworm named […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Based on novel · Coming of age · Cult favorite · High school · Military

The Butcher Boy (1998)

January 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

  Synopsis “When I was a young lad, twenty or thirty or forty years ago, I lived in a small town where they were all after me on account of what I done to Mrs. Nugent.” Lying in a hospital bed covered in bandages and surrounded by police, the buoyant voice of an adult Francie […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Black comedy · Coming of age · Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · Father/son relationship · Small town

Used Cars (1980)

January 25th, 2008 · 7 Comments

  Synopsis At the dusty “New Deal Used Cars” lot, Rudy Russo (Kurt Russell) sets out to steal some business from his competition, insufferable prick Roy L. Fuchs (Jack Warden). Rudy ties a $20 bill onto fishing line and lures one of Fuchs’ customers across the street, almost running him down in traffic. Rudy’s boss, […]

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Tags: Black comedy