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THE BARBERSHOP
MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Grindhouse

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

GRINDHOUSE

 

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have put together a double-feature film -- along with two trailers -- which are each worth the price of admission alone.

This is a love-fest for fans of gory trashy things and just silly fun.

You get the shaky projector, the cracks and pops in the audio, the hairs and tears in the film, even a few missing reels -- just like you're in a rundown grindhouse theater.

Tarantino and Rodriguez both have a gift for quirky, insightful, darkly funny dialog that brings back memories from my early movie-watching days.

I didn't like this movie, I loved it!

It's a no brainer!

If you've never seen a zombie film or any of the many car-chase exploitation films of the 60s & 70s, then you won't get this movie.

An affectionate tribute to B pictures of dubious taste that often ran as double features, this one has a gore-fest disguised as a sci-fi and a typical Tarantino film hidden in a car-chase / revenge flick.

Both are good, but it's the double -feature format, complete with "prevues," scratchy film, and missing reels that make it smart, funny, and a definite must-see for fans of the genre.

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez are two unbranded Hollywood directors who join forces to recreate the experience of going to a run-down 1970s grindhouse theater where one could see a double-feature in the horror, action, or soft-core types.

The two maverick put together, out of respect and loyalty, an old-school three-hour night at the movies, a trashed-up double bill complete with scratchy, mismatched prints, and trailers for bad slasher and revenge films.


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