The MisQueue Film Festival

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I’ve been a subscriber to Netflix since 1999, best idea ever. I remember when I joined I was impressed that they bragged of having 4,000 movies, and so much obscure stuff that you could never find in a shitty Blockbuster.

One thing that’s always caught my attention is the MisQueue Film Festival. If you’re like me, you’ll get in a jag and look up a certain subject matter, director, actor, genre, and throw a couple of that into my Queue making a little film festival. For example around the time of Schadenfreude’s writing retreat I added a bunch of Scorsese movies as that was an influence on our script Phudie Mart. Well Casino and Goodfellas soon became Mean Streets, Boxcar Bertha, Who’s That Knocking At My Door, and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, early Scorsese. Then, in the middle of that fest a movie came from my previous festival, which in this case had been a Rocky film festival for the release of Rocky Balboa. Bottom line, Rocky V came in the middle of my Martin Scorsese film fest. And I gotta say, it’s kind of a Scorsese movie. In Rocky V, Rocky loses all his money and is forced to move back to his old neighborhood and re-open Mickey’s Gym, the neighborhood’s shitty, it’s a little Mean Streetsy, he’s a boxer, a little Raging Bull, now if only Rocky beat the shit out of Adrian.

Rocky V is exactly why I think all movies should be forced to make sequels. Even the shittiest sequels can’t help but create or expand mythology, Jason didn’t even have a hocky mask until Friday the 13th part Three , and by the time they had gotten to Halloween 6 Michael Meyers was a descendent of an ancient Irish Cult. The only place left for Rocky to go was back to his roots. Rocky V catches a lot of crap but I think the script is really good, it’s the casting of a kid with adult braces, or who clearly had his adult braces taken off that becomes problematic.

-tommy-morrison.jpg

I’ve been a subscriber to Netflix since 1999, best idea ever. I remember when I joined I was impressed that they bragged of having 4,000 movies, and so much obscure stuff that you could never find in a shitty Blockbuster.

One thing that’s always caught my attention is the MisQueue Film Festival. If you’re like me, you’ll get in a jag and look up a certain subject matter, director, actor, genre, and throw a couple of that into my Queue making a little film festival. For example around the time of Schadenfreude’s writing retreat I added a bunch of Scorsese movies as that was an influence on our script Phudie Mart. Well Casino and Goodfellas soon became Mean Streets, Boxcar Bertha, Who’s That Knocking At My Door, and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, early Scorsese. Then, in the middle of that fest a movie came from my previous festival, which in this case had been a Rocky film festival for the release of Rocky Balboa. Bottom line, Rocky V came in the middle of my Martin Scorsese film fest. And I gotta say, it’s kind of a Scorsese movie. In Rocky V, Rocky loses all his money and is forced to move back to his old neighborhood and re-open Mickey’s Gym, the neighborhood’s shitty, it’s a little Mean Streetsy, he’s a boxer, a little Raging Bull, now if only Rocky beat the shit out of Adrian.

Rocky V is exactly why I think all movies should be forced to make sequels. Even the shittiest sequels can’t help but create or expand mythology, Jason didn’t even have a hocky mask until Friday the 13th part Three , and by the time they had gotten to Halloween 6 Michael Meyers was a descendent of an ancient Irish Cult. The only place left for Rocky to go was back to his roots. Rocky V catches a lot of crap but I think the script is really good, it’s the casting of a kid with adult braces, or who clearly had his adult braces taken off that becomes problematic.

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