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I was reading about the upcoming remake of THE EVIL DEAD that Sam Raimi is directing and Bruce Campbell is co-producing and I got a little wistful. I understand that Hollywood is all about recycling ideas and it was only a matter of time before they got around to doing THE EVIL DEAD.

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Random Movie Mention: “8MM” (EIGHT MILLIMETER) (1999)

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8MM

...Is A Flick Most Of Y’all Likely Hated.

Lord Knows The Critics Hated It.

Audiences Stayed Away During Its Theatrical Run.

In Short…

…The Film Was A Total Bomb In The Minds Of Most People.

HOWEVER…

…I Am NOT Among Them.

To ME…

8MM

…Is A Pretty Gritty, Hardcore Romp…

…And It’s One Of My FAVORITE Post-Oscar…

NICHOLAS CAGE

…Flicks.

(Which Says A Lot, I Think, Since Most Of His Post-Oscar Flicks Have Really Sucked HARD.)

8MM

…Was Directed By One Of My LEAST Favorite Directors…

JOEL SCHUMACHER

(aka Mr. I-Put-Nipples-On-The-Batsuit-And-Killed-The-Batman-Franchise-For-A-While)

…But…

…It Was Written By…

ANDREW KEVIN WALKER

(He Wrote "SE7EN", And The Screenplay For "SLEEPY HOLLOW")

…And Co-Starred…

JOAQUIN PHOENIX

JAMES GANDOLFINI

PETER STORMARE

&

CATHERINE KEENER

…Making It MUCH More Tolerable/Palatable.

And Check Out This Tagline:

("You Can't Prepare For Where The Truth Will Take You.")

The Truth In THAT Sentence Is True-True To Truth, Fo SHO.

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NICHOLAS CAGE

…Is A Surveillance Expert Who’s Been Hired By A Wealthy-Widow To Try And Find Out If  The Contents Of An Old Reel Of Film She’s Discovered Is Real Or Not.

The Reel Of Film Is Of A Younger-Woman, Being Brutally Beaten And Then Killed.

It’s What They Call A “SNUFF-FILM”…

…And The Widow Is Desperate To Find Out The Truth, As The Reel Of Film Belonged To Her Recently-Deceased Husband.

The Quest For The Truth Leads…

NICHOLAS CAGE

…Through The Seedy, Dark, Disturbing Underworld Of Sex And Pornography…

…As He Attempts To Find The Girl In The Film, Or At Least Find…

…WHO SHE IS…

…WHERE SHE IS…

…And…

…IF SHE’S REALLY DEAD.

It’s A Wild Ride, Indeed, And It Makes For Some Quality Movie-Watchin’.

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So…

…While I Know The Flick Was A Bomb With Most Folks…

…I’m Sure There Are A Few Of Y’all Out There Who Truly DID Enjoy…

8MM

…Just As I Did.

Is It “THE BEST FLICK EVER”???

Nope.

Not At All.

Is It “AS BAD AS THE CRITICS MADE IT OUT TO BE”???

Nope.

Not At All.

Is It “DARK, GRITTY, MOODY, BRUTAL, And DISTURBING”???

YOU BETCHA, BUSTER!!!

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“All Men Dream, But Not Equally. …”

…Those Who Dream By Night, In The Dusty Recesses Of Their Minds, Wake In The Day To Find That It Was Vanity.  But The Dreamers Of The Day Are Dangerous Men. For They May Act On Their Dreams With Open Eyes, To Make Them Possible.

T.E. LAWRENCE

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THOMAS EDWARD "T.E." LAWRENCE (1888-1935)

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