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01 May 2012 @ 11:24 am
Film Recommendation  
See Lunopolis. Period.
"Two documentary filmmakers accidentally uncover the greatest moon secret the world has never known, and the powerful organization determined to keep it that way."
Not much of a description, really. Makes it seem trite and forgettable. It's not. Yes, it's low-budget, filmed in a "documentary" style, and starts off a little cheesy, but this was all by design. What follows is one of the best written sci-fi* stories I've experienced in a while, with some tight acting, a great ending, and some surprising moments that came across as very believable.

Netflix has it on Instant Watch, so there's no excuse for those of you with an account. For those without, track it down. Do it now.

*Don't let the "sci-fi" designation throw you, this is not Star Trek. Fairly down-to-earth, real people dealing, there's-more-to-the-world-than-you-know stuff.
Super President Chestnut Mayor: squeebryce on May 1st, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
Sweet, thanks for the rec. This week I've been gorging on The IT Crowd.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on May 1st, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
IT Crowd kicks ass, though the 4th season was a little weaker than the others. I'm a big fan of both Richard Ayoade and Matt Berry.
Staxstaxxy on May 1st, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
It's in our queue already.

Have you seen 'Ink' yet? I do not know for sure that it is available in Watch It Now, at the moment, but it usually is. It's a fairy tale written in modern time - not specifically for or about modern times, that just happened to be when the tale was written. Granted, I am not sure how some of the aspects of the story would play out without it being set in a modern era, but they certain could be translated to others with a bit of creativity. It is a delightful story and horrendously overlooked, I think because of it's low budget and lack of star power. It is well worth the time spent on it.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on May 1st, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Ha, we've talked about this more than once. Yep, seen it, own it, own the soundtrack. Just a fabulous film.
Staxstaxxy on May 1st, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
oh, right. Ugh, I will be so glad when my brains are descrambled. This is really kicking my ass.
Blediffe Cannelldariens_haircut on May 1st, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
Added to my queue.

I watched Rubber on your recommendation. It was certainly weird enough for me. As promised.
Baracus Naturalmadeofmeat on May 5th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
Rubber is on instant now? YEEEEAAAHH!!!
Blediffe Cannelldariens_haircut on May 5th, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
Yup, sure is. That's where I saw it. I just checked to make sure they haven't yanked it yet, and they haven't. They have a tendency to just yank stuff. No email or other announcement. Just if you happen to check your instant queue within a week of when a title is going away, you'll see a date in the Notes column. Lots of fun when you've only got one more episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day to watch when they do that.

I went through alternating phases of "this is stupid" and "this is genius" while watching Rubber. High cinema, it is not, but at least there is sort of a story. Robert is doing these things because that is how it learned to interact with the world. (I don't think that's too much of a giveaway.) That is the genius part. And, of course, the film is very odd. The first part of it is just plain random/surreal, which I like, but which can get old fast. Then, everything starts to come together and make sense, which is sort of a mixed blessing.

Also, it has been several weeks since I saw it.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Spectrearchmage on May 5th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
I had the same experience, watchign it. Went back and forth between "what the fuck am I watching?" and "This is flat-out fabulous" and never really settled on one or the other. if nothing else, it was creative.
Baracus Naturalmadeofmeat on May 5th, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
You're the guy who recommended Lo to me, so I'll go with this.

Have you seen Hanna?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on May 5th, 2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
Not yet, it's on my Netflix queue. Definitely must see.