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Chris’ Twenty Films of the Decade

Our brand new writer, Chris Inman, has not only provided the world with his top five movies of 2009, he now furnishes you lucky people with his top twenty movies of the decade. A couple of controversial more recent choices are included and should be debated immediately, but otherwise it’s a bloody strong list that will definitely find one followers amongst the existing MOD clan who will thoroughly agree with the winner.

Onwards then, and look our for more articles to come from Chris in the very near future as he kicks off his tenure with us in earnest.

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The Movie Overdose Presents: Primer

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This week we debate the merits of remaking my favourite film of all time, Primer…

Tom: we’ll do Primer next
all 6 versions of the protagonist fight through time
15 minutes
16:12
me: they’ll fight the other guy
heavily outnumbered
7 to 6
Tom: dont worry. the outnumbered guy went back to prehistoric time and stole a T-Rex egg
16:13
he reared it for many years, and rides it with a staddle
me: what does that do?
what’s a staddle?
Tom: saddle
16:15
me: oh
Tom: like dinoriders
me: that makes sense now
16:16
maybe each one of the 6 Aarons could get an awesome weapon from different eras
like a trebuchet
and a howitzer
16:17
also, Abe has been recast with Wesley Snipes
16:19
Tom: i love it
16:20
‘Your TIME has run out Abe’ Aaron shoots Abe with a blunderbuss
16:21
lots of time puns
‘You’re LATE for your funeral’
16:22
me: early to bed, early to die
16:23
Tom: we might have to steal from The Fly, and have some creature get in the box while Abe is travelling
ABEetle
16:26
me: that’s so crushingly lame it could work
16:27
somewhere along the line aaron becomes a woman
16:28
Tom: who gives birth to the original Aaron
creating the ultimate paradox
16:32
me: which the movie then proceeds to never address again
close-up shot of Willem Defoe screaming
16:35
Tom: the sequel can be called Primers, and is set in a dystopic future, where everyone carries around a time travelling box
5 minutes
16:41
me: box? too unwieldy. in the future everyone carries around a metal sash
16:42
Tom: except one unassuming character who can travel through time at will and is the chosen one
he is THE PRIMER!!!
and wears black glasses and a long leather coat to prove this
16:46
me: he wears it because it was the first coat ever given to him (by himself from the future)
16:49
some terrible symbolism in there: first coat, primer, paint
i think i’m falling out of love with this project
16:50
Tom: you could say it’s before its time
16:54
me: time to call it a day

Tom: we’ll do Primer next

all 6 versions of the protagonist fight through time

15 minutes

John: they’ll fight the other guy

heavily outnumbered

7 to 6

Tom: dont worry. the outnumbered guy went back to prehistoric time and stole a T-Rex egg

he reared it for many years, and rides it with a saddle

like dinoriders

John: maybe each one of the 6 Aarons could get an awesome weapon from different eras

like a trebuchet

and a howitzer

also, Abe has been recast with Wesley Snipes

Tom: i love it

‘Your TIME has run out Abe’ Aaron shoots Abe with a blunderbuss

lots of time puns

‘You’re LATE for your funeral’

John: early to bed, early to die

Tom: we might have to steal from The Fly, and have some creature get in the box while Abe is travelling

ABEetle

John: that’s so crushingly lame it could work

somewhere along the line aaron becomes a woman

Tom: who gives birth to the original Aaron

creating the ultimate paradox

John: which the movie then proceeds to never address again

close-up shot of Willem Defoe screaming

Tom: the sequel can be called Primers, and is set in a dystopic future, where everyone carries around a time travelling box

John: box? too unwieldy. in the future everyone carries around a metal sash

Tom: except one unassuming character who can travel through time at will and is the chosen one

he is THE PRIMER!!!

and wears black glasses and a long leather coat to prove this

John: he wears it because it was the first coat ever given to him (by himself from the future)

some terrible symbolism in there: first coat, primer, paint

i think i’m falling out of love with this project

Tom: you could say it’s before its time

John: time to call it a day