thread of mandy (2018), melted psychedelic drone directed by panos cosmatos

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god i need to see this fuckin movie again asap

sign up for my waterless urinals webinar (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:31 (eleven months ago) link

I think I'll do the free trial of Shudder so I can finally catch this.

WmC, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 17:23 (eleven months ago) link

imo the idea that Cage's character is some badass that people will aspire to be like is short-circuited by the narrative choices. we get his bizarre weapon crafting in lieu of a "training for revenge" montage. he pops out fully-formed as something that seems like a second force of darkness that opposes the one that ruined his life and the surreal nature of the entire thing sticks it in a different category from a lot of "badass guy is unleashed" movies

mh, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 17:55 (eleven months ago) link

100% otm, it’s way more surreal than yr traditional revenge movie

sign up for my waterless urinals webinar (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:02 (eleven months ago) link

reminds me of the stereotype of youth where a typical young man may think "yeah, if I really worked at it and did the right things, I could totally be a professional mountain climber/marksman/athlete/whatever" only to reach an age one day where it must be acknowledged that, no, this will not come to pass

I don't think at any point in my life I thought I could, or would even want to, become whatever the hell happened to the guy in this movie

mh, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:15 (eleven months ago) link

personally i still aspire to become a revenge-driven tripping maniac on a murdering spree in an alternate universe, i'm not willing to give that up just yet

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:34 (eleven months ago) link

there’s a jar of mind-shatteringly powerful psychedelic mayo with your name on it somewhere out there, buddy - I believe it

sign up for my waterless urinals webinar (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:41 (eleven months ago) link

psychedelic midlife crisis is the best midlife crisis

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:43 (eleven months ago) link

it's not a crisis if it's a psychedelic journey

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:40 (eleven months ago) link

i can't wait to go home and watch this for the fourth time

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:27 (eleven months ago) link

annoyed with myself for not picking up the blu-ray when I spotted it at a second-hand shop

resident hack (Simon H.), Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:27 (eleven months ago) link

I recently put a clause in my will with instructions for my undertaker: 'plz make my face look like Nic Cage's face at the end of the 2018 film Mandy.'

you guys did not understance his stlye of english (Old Lunch), Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:32 (eleven months ago) link

Lol how are used copies surfacing already

Forgot to post in here but I’m so glad I held off on streaming this, it looked like it was never gonna play here and then it got one showing on the biggest screen in the city. I fucking loved it but a lot of the audience didn’t; I have a feeling they were expecting hobo with a chainsaw

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:34 (eleven months ago) link

didn’t like this at all really

flopson, Thursday, 29 November 2018 21:56 (eleven months ago) link

Of the deleted scenes, I think they should have kept the conversation with the sheriff.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 30 November 2018 19:38 (eleven months ago) link

this movie would have been better if it held back on the silliness a bit.

You're a vicious snowflake.

Wegmüller Fruit Corner (Noel Emits), Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:28 (eleven months ago) link

I finally watched this on Shudder and liked it a lot, even though it is not my normal fare. The surreal and disturbing visual and aural vibe throughout was uncompromising. Did not like the gore because I am getting squeamish in my old age.

Loved the scene where Nic Cage dips the tip of his finger into the jar with the psychedelic mayo and instantly trips his balls off when earlier the biker dudes were chugging jars of the stuff.

Also: Cheddar Goblin.

Andrew "Hit Dice" Clay (PBKR), Monday, 10 December 2018 12:42 (eleven months ago) link

Couldn't handle this boring and annoying avalanche of iconographic signifiers. Bathroom scene, forging the sword, borrowing the gun from his pal...all these scenes are stupid sorry. Other audience members who probably have pizza tattoos were having a great time laughing and whooping at everything Nic Cage did or even "yeeeeeaaah Sabbath!" when Mandy was wearing that shirt. Once it became clear it was a revenge flick I bailed since another agonizingly slow hour of these bozos cheering on everyone being slaughtered one by one was too much to contemplate.

everything, Monday, 10 December 2018 18:20 (eleven months ago) link

Other audience members who probably have pizza tattoos

solid projection

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 10 December 2018 18:23 (eleven months ago) link

xpost You sound fun.

vocabulary is just a way to sound samrter than you actually are (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 December 2018 18:26 (eleven months ago) link

starting to regret getting the little caesar’s logo tattooed under my left eye now

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 18:33 (eleven months ago) link

It's sad that you should ever have cause to doubt such a heroic act.

vocabulary is just a way to sound samrter than you actually are (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 December 2018 18:41 (eleven months ago) link

it’s gonna happen if i’m gonna get savagely called out like that :(

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 18:43 (eleven months ago) link

Ready Slayer One

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 10 December 2018 18:53 (eleven months ago) link

at least we've gotten past the bacon tattoos

mh, Monday, 10 December 2018 19:02 (eleven months ago) link

(leans in) Please tell us more trenchant things about the half a movie you saw, everything. Please, do.

Still can't believe my dog ate my jumprope. (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 December 2018 19:21 (eleven months ago) link

I sorta half-watched an hour or so of a Harry Potter the other night while I was making dinner. Everything I saw was so stupid that I wound up burning the chicken. Pssh. Gaw.

Still can't believe my dog ate my jumprope. (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 December 2018 19:25 (eleven months ago) link

well, that is otm, tbf

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 19:25 (eleven months ago) link

i watched part of titanic last week. leo is pretty good but can't help but think that some of ACTION or event would have helped to bring all the stories together. a tale of betrayal, romance, and a beautiful indestructible ship as the backdrop- it's all a good start, but can't help but feel that all that potential is squandered

Karl Malone, Monday, 10 December 2018 19:33 (eleven months ago) link

where was the cheddar goblin of titanic?!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 10 December 2018 19:36 (eleven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/28IQpor.jpg

Karl Malone, Monday, 10 December 2018 19:41 (eleven months ago) link

I saw this with a midnight audience over the weekend and apart from one excitable doofus jumping the gun on the CRAZY EVIL line like it's fucking Rocky Horror, people were good- none of that performative geek laughter that makes my blood boil at so many screenings like this, folks let the quiet parts land in dead silence, and there was no cheering for the Cheddar Goblin, likely because a lot of people were seeing it for the first time- it played in Philly for exactly one screening prior to this- and were still digesting what had just happened.

The two details that stuck out most to me on a second watch were Cage and demon biker #2's shared Muttley laugh-wheeze when the former has stabbed the latter through the neck, like they're sharing some private joke; and in the final car scene intercut with Cage and Mandy's first meeting, where she cries a very prominent single tear in the flashback (in the acid sense as well, I guess) footage of the party; I didn't notice that at all seeing this on a TV.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:47 (eleven months ago) link

good god sorry for all those em-dashes; I'm trying to write and keep a kitten from stealing my breakfast and it is taxing

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:48 (eleven months ago) link

one excitable doofus jumping the gun on the CRAZY EVIL line
..that's a paddlin'

folks let the quiet parts land in dead silence
.. that's a paddlin'

there was no cheering for the Cheddar Goblin
oh you betcha, that's a paddlin'

my opinionation (Hamildan), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:30 (eleven months ago) link

things that aren't mandy

Netflix marketing team: So for the poster, we were thinking-

Me: CAN YOU MAKE ME LOOK LIKE A ZOMBIE HUNTER pic.twitter.com/JxBCEdMCd4

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 18, 2018

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 20:09 (eleven months ago) link

Oh no, those second two were positives, at least to me! Like, there are clearly parts of the early going where the ambience is supposed to take over, and I appreciated the fact that the hooting stopped. Same for the Cheddar Goblin; I had to mute the phrase on Twitter because the distributors seemed so goddamned hellbent on making it a meme template even before lots of people had gotten the chance to even see Mandy. And the fact that the audience were actually reacting properly to The Thing That Happens Before Cheddar Goblin made me appreciate how carefully placed it is as a *tiny* break in the tension, and not just some WWWACKY SHIT they let the Too Many Cooks guy plop in the middle of the movie.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 20:53 (eleven months ago) link

in context it was just another piece of contextual info that made me realize that the world of the film was not quite the same as our world

cheddar goblin is a popular corporate mascot, so of course chainsaw fights seem reasonable

mh, Thursday, 20 December 2018 21:08 (eleven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

seeing this again on sunday :D

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:05 (ten months ago) link

http://www.brattlefilm.org/2019/01/18/mandy-5/

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:06 (ten months ago) link

I love that theatre. I remember seeing Duck Soup and Pierrot le Fou there.

jmm, Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:14 (ten months ago) link

lol i saw this twice, is this your third brad

imago, Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:56 (ten months ago) link

yep third

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 21 January 2019 01:31 (ten months ago) link

that was fuckin great

maura, Monday, 21 January 2019 05:33 (ten months ago) link

very glad the audience was mostly not the giggly type

maura, Monday, 21 January 2019 05:36 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

really like Mandy

that song is awful

Dan S, Sunday, 14 April 2019 01:26 (seven months ago) link

My friend came to town the other day wearing a Cheddar Goblin shirt. This is why we are friends.

Hangover Ape (Old Lunch), Sunday, 14 April 2019 01:33 (seven months ago) link


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