Here's Justin Best of 2018, with a slight twist. Here are the movies that he SAW in 2018 that impressed him, even if it came out years before. Sometimes classics are just that and Justin didn't want to be limited! So, here's his top ten favorite films he saw in 2018, along with his biggest surprise and “What the fuck?!” film!
Here's Justin Best of 2017, with a slight twist. Here are the movies that he SAW in 2017 that impressed him, even if it came out years before. Sometimes classics are just that and Justin didn't want to be limited! So, here's his top ten favorite films he saw in 2017, along with his biggest surprise!
A selection of graphic novels that are popular or obscure that I think you should know about and read. Everything from Grant Morrison to Peter Kupor, these are graphic novels you've never heard of.
Hellraiser Judgment. The question on everyone's mind is "Is It Any Good?" Featuring Paul T. Taylor as Pinhead. Well, here's my complete first viewing, with all my reactions and a review at the end!
The Dubious Consumers watch the Hellraiser Judgment trailer, the discuss the Hellraiser franchise until our video unfortunately gives out. Keep a look out for our early review of Hellraiser Judgment!
Hollywood has Electric Dreams! In this video, I analyze an aspect of the Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger blockbuster, Total Recall. This is the first episode of a new series on Dubious Consumption called Difficulty Concentrating that examines pop culture, media and art.
This is Justin's first time seeing David Lynch's Mulholland Drive! While Nathan (@natewadneutron) is a major fanboy, Justin just can't get into Lynch. First, our "bona fides" then us watching the film (timelapsed) and then our discussion right after the film ended.
Every Question Asked in Inception. Christopher Nolan's Inception is steeped in mythology, and it's all about the questions. But how many questions are there? Here's an Inception Supercut to answer just that.
I have many issues with Inception. Ariadne is a blank slate character where everything is introduced to her through the film. Inception's rules are pounded into your head, even when they don't make sense or line up. The totems are broken, the kicks are broken, limbo is broken, and Ariadne is the worst. But the movie is a great film, if only for the first viewing.
I have a love-hate relationship with Inception. While it is a tight film that manages to hold down a lot of ideas, unfortunately it spends so much of its run time explaining those ideas that subsequent viewings do little to nothing to draw you deeper into the story.
Today, I take a look at that and why I hate Ariadne so much.
No matter what Aronofsky touches, it is a polarizing experience. mother! is no exception. And here’s my best advice – go in as clean as you can. I’m going to talk broadly about it before the credits, but if you have any interest, stop now and I’ll be here when you get back.
mother! follows the suitably named “Mother” played by Jennifer Lawrence as she works on restoring the house of her lover, Him, played by the amazing Javier Bardem. I guess the best way to sum this up is IMDB’s misleading but apt description:
“A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.”
Welcome to Dubious Consumption. We're here today to talk about Stephen King's It 2017, both a non-spoiler and a full spoiler review. Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise is mesmerizing, although it's weird to have the physical presence there but the personality missing.
As I type this, we've now crossed 160 subscribers, and 21,000 views. I want to thank you all for helping push this channel forward. For everyone that's shared and liked a video, who has told their friends about the stuff I've done: THANK YOU!!!!
This one was an interesting put together. It was a combination of all the skills that I've learned so far, put into a video to thank you all by giving something a little off the beaten path.
Today, we're going to delve deep into the Horror novel, House of Leaves. While it does play with many genres, I'm going to focus on the three main storylines, delving into Johnny Truant, Zampano, and even the hidden story of Pelafina. We even jump over to music to discuss Mark's sister, Poe, and her audio companion piece, Haunted (2000). So buckle up, cause we're headed straight into the heart of madness with House of Leaves
In my YellowBrickRoad analysis, I mentioned that film was the closest we’d ever get to a House of Leaves adaptation. That, ultimately, was in reference to the way the land shifted around them, playing with concepts of time and space, as well as driving the expedition quite mad.
There are other films that pick up other aspects of House of Leaves, such as Johnny’s obsession appearing in The Number 23.
However, none of them quite reach the book’s glory.
Seeing as there will never be a film adaptation of that novel, at least not outright, today, we’re going to talk about Mark Z. Danielewski’s debut novel House of Leaves.
Today we discuss one of my favorite topics: Time Travel. Specifically, causal loops and how they are mistreated in most time travel stories. We deal with everything from Terminator to Back to the Future to About Time to The Butterfly Effect. None of the mainstays are safe!
Truth be told, this is all in an effort to talk about one of my favorite movies, Primer. A 2004 Indie darling, Primer is a complex look into what would happen if two garage engineers accidentally made a time machine. It's complex, down in the dirt, and all too real of a look into how quickly things spiral out of hand. Add to that, this 77 movie features over 11 timelines, most implicit rather than shown in film.
As for the other movies in this list, Looper had a lot of promise but it's Terminator-style rules definitely turned me off, The Butterfly Effect does a decent job at staying true to causality, and About Time is relatively safe, but emotionally satisfying in a way Primer could never be.
Today we jump into 10 Things Lost in Translation from Stephen King's 1986 masterpiece, IT. We discuss things most people don't talk about, including Pennywise's origins, the structure of the book, the taboo sex scene, Pennywise's weakness, as well as many others.
Not necessarily an accurate title, but, regardless, The Ninth Gate is an awesome movie directed by Roman Polanski, while you could somewhat still categorize Johnny Depp as "normal." This week, I do things a little bit differently and delve into the differences between the book and its film adaptation, though I do have issues with calling it that.
Afterward, I look into the characters and how despicable they can be.
Tell me what you think of the analysis. Is there something you want next? Do you like the format? Let me know. Now, onto a movie with a surprising portrayal of a Hunter S. Thompson like figure, played by Ted Levine...
And here's my second video in my Analysis series. This could also be titled "Where It Went Wrong." Daybreakers is one of those special cases where it could lose you over and over again, but somehow manages to drag you through this insane vampiric dystopia.
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I've been wanting to work on this for months. Early last year, I was introduced to Lindsay Ellis, which then tripped me over to Kyle Kallgren's Brows Held High, as well as NerdWriter1, Wisecrack, KaptainKristian, along with many others. However, the original for me will always be Rob Ager's Collative Learning.
That all being said, you can easily see my influences written on my sleeve. There's plenty more where these came from, but hopefully you guys will be able to give me an idea of where to go with these. What works and what doesn't.
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