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Homecoming - anti-war movie from National Amusements featuring the ungrateful dead. This will possibly invoke some controversy.
posted by ab'd al'Hazred (21 comments total)

 
Republicans should have nothing to fear from a host of returning soldier-zombies because we all know that zombies feed on braaaaaains...
posted by jungturk at 1:56 PM on December 2, 2005


Joe Dante rocks so very, very hard.
posted by brundlefly at 1:59 PM on December 2, 2005


This is rather too similar to my forthcoming opus, Ghost Nazis.

Hands off my intellectual property btw.
posted by ab'd al'Hazred at 1:59 PM on December 2, 2005


Reminds me of J'Accuse.
posted by ducksauce at 2:01 PM on December 2, 2005


I interviewed Joe Dante once, and was told by a colleague, before the interview, that Dante was "one of the good guys," and "the only nice man in Hollywood."
The latter proved to be true during the interview: he was gracious and funny and extremely intelligent. He might not be the only nice guy, but he's one of very few. The former is proved true, I believe, by his quotations in the linked article, and by the very existence of this movie (which I'd love to see, but I don't have cable). I'm glad to know he's behind this.

I also happen to think he's a great and extremely underrated director.
posted by Dr. Wu at 2:11 PM on December 2, 2005


I'd love to see, but I don't have cable

But you have Internet!
posted by ab'd al'Hazred at 2:14 PM on December 2, 2005


Delicious. And more here on Slate.

His characters seem like people we've just watched on MSNBC. There's David Murch, a political consultant for an unnamed Republican president who sounds exactly like President Bush. His new girlfriend, Jane Cleaver, is a bullying pundit cloned from Ann Coulter's DNA. There's also a James Carville look-alike and a Jerry Falwell doppelgänger, complete with quivering jowls. Dante delivers the thrill of watching familiar figures spin the issues and dole out doublespeak, yet he doesn't stint on the satisfaction of seeing them have their brains eaten afterwards. He's the first horror director to take the bits of media flotsam and jetsam that have been drifting around—the flag-draped coffins at Dover Air Force Base, the talking-head cable shows, the internment camps, the Ohio and Florida recounts, the "Mission Accomplished" banners—and make something electrifying out of them.
posted by digaman at 2:15 PM on December 2, 2005


I’m not a big fan of preachy objurgate diatribes in my entertainment. And it’s irritating when “The Troops” are used self-righteously.
But those kinky power fucks with attack-bitch pundit Jane Cleaver sound like something I’d watch.
And I like Joe Dante’s stuff in general.
I’d’ve thought though that Kurt Rand would have been getting it from “Jim Cannon” or some such.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:16 PM on December 2, 2005


I enjoyed Eerie Indiana as an 8-year old, but I don't have much experience of him elsewhere. What would you recommend?
posted by ab'd al'Hazred at 2:17 PM on December 2, 2005


Oh wait, I saw Innerspace. Everyone's seen Innerspace. That was great.
posted by ab'd al'Hazred at 2:18 PM on December 2, 2005


I'd love to see, but I don't have cable

But you have Internet!


Yes, but haven't gotten around to fiddling with Bittorrent yet. Maybe this can be my excuse.

Also, ab'd al'Hazred: no "zombie" tag? For shame!
posted by Dr. Wu at 2:22 PM on December 2, 2005


ab'd, you must see Matinee, if nothing else. And Gremlins. And Small Soldiers. Crap, just pick one randomly.
posted by brundlefly at 2:23 PM on December 2, 2005


"Objurgate." A new word for me! Thanks for that, Smed, it's a good one.

Ooooh, zombies in Washington. Scary.
posted by digaman at 2:27 PM on December 2, 2005


Can't wait to download it...
posted by wfrgms at 2:39 PM on December 2, 2005


I thought that the dead were supposed to vote Republican?
posted by Johnny Assay at 2:45 PM on December 2, 2005


torrent, anyone?
posted by stenseng at 7:21 PM on December 2, 2005


torrent
posted by ab'd al'Hazred at 12:12 PM on December 3, 2005


http://www.mininova.org/tor/167794 is working for me right now.
posted by trondant at 12:13 PM on December 3, 2005


what he said
posted by trondant at 12:14 PM on December 3, 2005


I thought that the dead were supposed to vote Republican?

When the Rove figure complained that none of the undead soldiers were voting for them, someone pointed out that the ones who support the war had no reason to come back, and so they stayed dead.
posted by homunculus at 12:54 PM on December 3, 2005


That was great.
posted by ab'd al'Hazred at 9:29 PM on December 3, 2005


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