The boys are back with…well it’s in the title… Join Russ, Alex, Peter and myself as we talk through the biggest winners, losers and snoozers from this years Academy Awards! Recorded on March 07th 2018.
Well two out of three isn’t terrible. It’s just a matter of time until we get this legacy sequel.
Over the Top 2
We open on a funeral. There is a huge intricate grave. The name on the grave is ‘Jason Cutler’ (Robert Loggia’s character from the first one). Michael Cutler-Hawk the kid is now grown. He is wearing a very expensive black suit. We see a disheveled figure standing under a tree in the background. He is covered in shadow. He takes a huge gulp of a glass of vodka and loses his grip. The glass shatters on a rock and everyone looks over at him and whisper. The figure slowly walks away.
Michael looks furious. He excuses himself and follows the figure. He tries to get the figures attention and finally yells, “Dad, stop!” Lincoln Hawk (Sylvester Stallone) turns around.
Oh wow! I made it to a year again. I think I’ll be taking a break for a little while but Fake Movie Friday will return at some point(Possibly next week if I get a suggestion at the 8th anniversary of Pig Pile). Title from Tigs of course and I think it’s pretty apt for the year.
Year Long Drought
We hear the tell tale sounds of sex and fade a couple in bed in a lavish room. The woman reaches over for something and the man asks if he could have one. She tells him she doesn’t smoke and we see her with a small notebook. She begins interviewing him saying this was fun but she really needs to finish the story. She asks him again about his meteoric rise in the literary world and asks him now that the tour is ending for his book what is he writing. He seems a bit weird in his answer and brushes it off. She then asks about the rumors that the very dark story is based on his own experiences and history. He tells her to get out of his hotel room.
The Cause of Causality
We open in flashback as a young Nora is starting a new job as a nurse in a small strange hospital. The space is quiet and she seems to be a bit confused what she is waiting around for. She sits in an empty nursery with some other nurses until a door opens and a dozen babies are wheeled in. She is confused as she hadn’t seen any pregnant women or heard anything. They are told nothing and Nora is paired with baby Arthur. She asks around and is getting no answers and is starting to get more suspicious as it seems the scientist there have been doing weird stuff to the kids.
I told Pete I was going to do three of these in a row. Let’s see how I do.
The camera follows a crow as it flies above a corn field in the height of fall. It lands on a wooden sign with a painted cartoon scarecrow. The sign says
A car drives past. The camera begins to follow the car. It parks and a family gets out and walk towards the fair.
It’s a mixed race family. Their son doesn’t seem very excited and is constantly on his phone. His mother teases him, “You know, if you ever looked up from that phone you might experience life. Who knows, you might even see a human female.” The son shrugs and goes back to his phone.
The parents are loving it. They pet all the animals and eat all the food. They pull their son into the corn maze.
The son follows but he keeps looking down at his phone. He looks up and can’t see his parents anymore. He pulls up google maps on his phone and it obviously is no help. He starts to get concerned and starts to run in the direction he imagines they went. He continues and ends up walking in circles. He is getting more and more scared when the maze opens up revealing a scarecrow.
Only 3 weeks left in the year so I should probably use two of them to finish up a trilogy I started during week 41. Title comes from Tigs. Here is a link to the first film The Case for Causality.
The Caper of Causality
Arthur is busy with cases and clients. He’s the talk of the town, we are reintroduced to his neighbor Nora who still hangs out with him and helps him as a bit of an office manager. She also helps him when after a long day of using his power he is exhausted and has a terrible headache. She is making him tea and she starts to hum a song. He gets a vision/memory of being younger and that song being sung to him. He freaks out a bit and asks her about it. She tells him it was just a melody stuck in her head. She heads out and he relaxes until the phone rings.
Title comes from the wonderful Ashley at Pig Pile last night. I highly suggest going back into Vol 1 and reading her FMFs. They are weird. This title is weird. She is weird.
Bud, an elderly man, wakes up from his bed slowly. On the side table there is an old picture of a woman holding a daisy. There are notes written in nice handwriting around his house reminding him to do certain things. He dresses moderately and picks up a corded phone. Next to the phone is a list of phone numbers and he dials the number labeled Walter Jr. His son answers the phone and he tells Walter that he needs a ride to city hall.
Title from Tigs. Which actually stands for Titles Instantly Generated Simulator. Wait, did you think I’ve been talking about a real person all these weeks?
Saturday Matinee Club
We open midday in a cemetery. Everyone wears black as a priest talks about the dead. We are told that the deceased, Thomas, died young after a lengthy battle with cancer. The camera pans around the crowd as it talks about the friends of the deceased and we are given glimpses of the rest of the Saturday Matinee Club who are here to bury their friend.