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

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xpost You sound fun.

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

Ready Slayer One

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

at least we've gotten past the bacon tattoos

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

where was the cheddar goblin of titanic?!

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

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

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

four weeks pass...

seeing this again on sunday :D

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

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

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

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

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

lol i saw this twice, is this your third brad

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

yep third

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

that was fuckin great

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

very glad the audience was mostly not the giggly type

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

two months pass...

really like Mandy

that song is awful

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

two months pass...

uh i went into this knowing nothing except nic cage is in it and it's a revenge plot.

what did i just watch

just1n3, Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:20 (one month ago) link

a masterpiece iirc

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:20 (one month ago) link

it's v much not the kind of movie i would normally watch but i was mesmerized

just1n3, Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:22 (one month ago) link

that's exactly the word i used to describe it upthread! it's got such a uniquely hypnotic vibe

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:25 (one month ago) link

this got my number 1 vote in the film poll, it's completely insane but also the most heartbreaking thing ever

or something, Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:34 (one month ago) link

this got my number 2, but it was close, and my number 1 is also a mind-altering masterpiece

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 10:16 (one month ago) link

Just learned that Cage was initially meant to play Jeremiah Sand.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:18 (one month ago) link

I'm glad he didn't

or something, Thursday, 27 June 2019 18:05 (one month ago) link

it would have been a much more... i dunno what you’d call it, conventionally strange movie that way?

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 June 2019 18:31 (one month ago) link

imagine what we'd have gotten if he played the role of Mandy

mh, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:03 (one month ago) link

really love the whole story about cage insisting that he play red

Well, when I first met with Panos, he told me he wanted me to play Jeremiah Sand, and I said, “Why?” And he said, “Well, I see him as the California Klaus Kinski.” And I said, “Well, I am the California Klaus Kinski, but I want to play Red.” ... I did not want to play Jeremiah Sand. I felt that I had gone through enough life experience. Not that I can’t work from the imagination, I normally do, but I had enough life experience contending the failure of my third marriage and still trying to recover from the loss of my father after many, many years. Still not just quite over it. As I look at these footnotes here from the talking points that coincide with Panos himself, that I … having had experiences with loss, certainly family loss, I was in step with that.

I felt I could play Red authentically and organically and put those feelings of loss in a productive place as opposed to a destructive place, and a constructive place. And so, that’s why I gravitated towards Red. I just felt that I could go after the cult and the demon bikers in a way that was in his world, but had some sort of sound of truth.

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:31 (one month ago) link

that has added an awesome new dimension to this

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:32 (one month ago) link

btw i am seeing this in a theater again on saturday

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:32 (one month ago) link

hyperbole ahead: god last october i was aboslutely in hell and i think this movie saved my life

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:34 (one month ago) link

it's a movie about music, art, fiction and movies and how they save us, so its power to save was already coded in

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:36 (one month ago) link

hope ur in a better place now obv

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:42 (one month ago) link

Of all the indelible moments in the film, the bathroom scene is the one that has lodged itself most firmly in my brain. If for no other reason, I'm glad Cage portrayed Red so he could gift us with that moment.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:08 (one month ago) link

I think I can convince my wife to watch this as long as ilxors can confirm that no one's children are murdered in this movie (yes I know everybody is "somebody's* child but you know what I mean)

Οὖτις, Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:09 (one month ago) link

can confirm

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:10 (one month ago) link


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