Author: Will Leitch
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If you were to rank the movies I have seen more than any others in my life, you wouldn't find many classics on there, no Kurosawa, no Kubrick, no Billy Wilder. (Though Some Like It Hot might come close.) The movies I have seen repeatedly are the ones I saw because they were my only options; they were the movies that happened to coincide with the explosion of the VCR, which happened to coincide with my own adolescence. It is important to remember that when VCRs first starting hitting every home in the United Statesincluding those in small Illinois farmtowns like minethe gimmick was not that you could watch a movie at home, but that you could watch it again. You could pause it; you could rewind it; you could fast-forward past the boring parts...(read more)
... If you were to rank the movies I have seen more than any others in my life, you wouldn't find many classics on there, no Kurosawa, no Kubrick, no Billy Wilder. (Though Some Like It Hot might come close.) The movies I have seen repeatedly are the ones ...
... Van Lidth De Jeude never got to see audiences revel in his signature performance.) The more you look at the cast, the more ridiculous it gets. Jesse Venturain a toupee!is in this movie. Jim Brown is in the movie. Dweezil Zappa is in the movie. Freaki ...
... suddenly showing up as a self-loathing, back-stabbing talk show host who secretly murders guests he doesn't like. (And being really good at it.) I didn't get any of this PoMo bullshit when I used to watch The Running Man, though. I just thought the ...