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World's Greatest Dad was a nice surprise (available on Netflix stream now). This one looks a teensy bit more controversial.



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http://www.hulu.com/watch/323440/mov...-bless-america

Loveless, jobless and possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and decides to off the stupidest, cruelest and most repellent members of society with an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. From stand-up comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait comes a scathing and hilarious attack on all that is sacred in the United States of America.


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I'm in... That's Eddie from Shameless and Freddie from Mad Men. I like him.

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Grand Theft Auto comes to the Silver Screen?

Nice Camaro.

Didn't know Bobcat was still alive.

I'll give it shot.

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Here is a great little snippet from slashfilm:
http://www.slashfilm.com/god-bless-a...dband-trailer/
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Grand Theft Auto comes to the Silver Screen?

Nice Camaro.

Didn't know Bobcat was still alive.

I'll give it shot.

I thought he was dead, too. I remember when he was very thin (and ill) several years ago.

"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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It's about time someone made this film.
Who HASN'T fantasized this stuff?

For some reason I thought I saw this being listed on my DirecTV Guide...
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Interesting timing on this. Did I read something about a May release, but it's around on VOD?
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Interesting timing on this. Did I read something about a May release, but it's around on VOD?

I thought it was listed, but I'll check again...
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It's on Vudu!!! I'm so there right now!

Linky: http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content...-Bless-America

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This is Mark Cuban's Magnet label and for years he's been releasing films prior to bookings in theaters and even doing so VOD on Comcast. Most of his films would be booked in art houses and we know that they're becoming non-existent so the wise thing was to license streaming. It's available now at places like Vudu, YouTube Movies, etc at a higher price than it will be next month when it is in "theaters." I often wait the month and rent at the in theater price.
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This is Mark Cuban's Magnet label and for years he's been releasing films prior to bookings in theaters and even doing so VOD on Comcast.

- There's a sneak preview on HDNet Movies on Wednesday, May 9th.
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As with "Falling Down," this looks like a good stress reliever but with modern updates. A must see.
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- There's a sneak preview on HDNet Movies on Wednesday, May 9th.

That must be where I saw it....
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The premise of the trailer looked good, but much of the script doesn't work with the girl. Guess they shoulda moved to France
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I liked it. Adding the girl was somewhat of a stretch, but so was the whole movie. She did a good job with her part. I think Bobcat got his point across. We've all encountered the victims at least 20 or 30 times.

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I searched this here thread for any reference to "Natural Born Killers" but didn't find any. Pretty steep price on VUDU though so I think I'll wait until after May, like suggested above.

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We've all encountered the victims at least 20 or 30 times.

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Or 200-300 if you live in a large city. The theater scene was close to home for most of us.
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I liked it. Adding the girl was somewhat of a stretch

Trailer reminds me of a rawer version of Hit Girl.
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Outstanding. I loved it!

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Or 200-300 if you live in a large city. The theater scene was close to home for most of us.
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There was one type of "target" he didn't include - people talking on phone or texting while driving and not having a clue what they're doing to traffic. Then I'd be in the 200-300 range very quickly. If some how, some day, I do cross over to the dark side, some poor texter will rue the day he bought a phone.

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There was one type of "target" he didn't include - people talking on phone or texting while driving and not having a clue what they're doing to traffic.

In Oregon, we have a law against it, but it isn't really enforced.
Cops would rather hand out expensive speeding tickets, than face down a pi$$ed-off soccer mom any day.


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I'm sure his "influence" will still reach into the Hottest Girl thread.

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I was surprised to see that it was Tara Lynne Barr's first real movie role. See did a very good job, better than a quite a few more experienced (so-called) actresses.

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Watched it last night on Vudu in HDX (great PQ BTW). Loved it and about time a movie like this was made.

Interiew the Goldthwait here who is showing the film tomorrow at the Calgary undergound film festival:
http://www.calgaryherald.com/enterta...394/story.html
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I'm sure his "influence" will still reach into the Hottest Girl thread.

Or at least the Hottest Chair thread.
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He's got a current special floating around HBO or somewhere. One of his opening break the ice jokes is, no, he's not dead And he's not the guy from Police Academy that does the funny voices. He's major mellowed from his great '80s days, but still has it in spurts.

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Wow, excellent @#$%ing movie! Need to find moar like this!

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As with "Falling Down," this looks like a good stress reliever but with modern updates. A must see.

I think these two movies are automatically tied for all time first place. lol

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I was surprised to see that it was Tara Lynne Barr's first real movie role. See did a very good job, better than a quite a few more experienced (so-called) actresses.

Indeed!

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I wish Lindsay Blowhan or Kardasian's were used in this movie instead of the whiny blondie teen.

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Saw a new (?) Bobcat stand-up on one of the premium channels...pretty good stuff.
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