Friday, May 20, 2011

Hobo with a Shotgun at the Nuart

Starting this Friday May 20, the Nuart Theatre will start a week-long engagement of Hobo with a Shotgun, the new entry in the neo-grindhouse genre. Actually, it follows in Machete's footprints as this film is based on one of the fake trailers shown during the 2007 double-feature, Grindhouse that was shown in Canada. What, you're not taking it seriously? I don't think they did either.

To me, this reeks of Snakes on a Plane, and only those truly dedicated to irony, or those who were far too oblivious to notice. When you make a movie that is intentionally "so bad it's funny," it just stops being funny. I personally enjoyed both Planet Terror and Death Proof, but there was something else at work there. Tarantino and Rodriguez had a sincere love of B movies and it showed. They made me love them, too. And although it seems like Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), the Hobo himself, it playing it straight, that doesn't seem like enough to make this movie enjoyable.

So if you're like me and don't feel the need to go to a theatre to check this out, it is also playing on OnDemand. It's a cheaper, easier solution to see what this is all about, and probably more fun since you can invite friends over and make it a real B movie night, complete with laughs and jeers in the comfort of your own home. But if you are hankering that in-theatre experience, it will be playing at the Nuart (11272 Santa Monica Boulevard) for one week, three times a night, with two additional afternoon screenings this weekend.

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