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    Add/change one letter in the title, change the film's synopsis.

    This game always tends to be fun. I'll start with 2009.

    Two Glovers - Joaquin Phoenix must decide between the stability & comfort offered by Danny, or the reckless, risky, roundhouse-kickin' Crispin.

    A Serious Mane - A man begins a desperate search for a barber in the face of world seemingly devoid of anyone willing to trim his long hair.

    Poon - Sam Rockwell is lonely in space and wants some.

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    Cup - an aging balloon salesman takes a sabbatical to South America to find himself after discovering that his recently deceased wife once starred in a grotesque, risque viral internet video.

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    Cup - an aging balloon salesman takes a sabbatical to South America to find himself after discovering that his recently deceased wife once starred in a grotesque, risque viral internet video.
    So I see you've taken your friend's advice about the porn.
    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (No, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    The Glade - an aging, one-armed martial artist retires from the jiang hu and moves to an old hut in the middle of a forest clearing, only to find that a spunky little orphan has been squatting there. The two strike up an uncanny friendship, and wacky hi-jinx ensue.

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    The Hirt Locker - an aging war veteran makes a startling discovery at his local YMCA when he uncovers a gym bag containing a mysterious trumpet.

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    Ruby - an aging grandmother dying of cancer finally gets the chance to fulfill her lifelong dream: to play football for her old college. She becomes a mother-figure for the team, and during the final game, after scoring the winning touchdown, Ruby dies in the end zone.

    Oscar contender, for sure. The end will be very sad. As the crowd goes wild, and the fireworks ignite the sky in brilliant colors, all in slo-mo of course, Ruby falls to her knees, removes her helmet, and we get a close up of her smiling face pointing towards the sky as a single tear drips down her cheek.

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    The Hirt Locker - an aging war veteran makes a startling discovery at his local YMCA when he uncovers a gym bag containing a mysterious trumpet.
    Good one.

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    Bad Day At Black Cock Crossover internet porn sensation Sasha Grey has a rough day on the job

    Cleon From 5 to 7 Biopic of Met fan favorite Cleon Jones, focusing on his trials and tribulations from ages five to seven trying to get by in white suburbia

    Coogan's Buff Mockumentary starring Steve Coogan about the sordid world of work-out equipment infomercials

    The Se7en Samurai Kevin Spacey torments feudal Japan with a ritualistic murder spree

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    How to Drain Your Dragon - an aging sex-ed teacher loses his job when he attempts to update the school's textbooks to appeal to contemporary sensibilities.

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    How to Drain Your Dragon - an aging sex-ed teacher loses his job when he attempts to update the school's textbooks to appeal to contemporary sensibilities.
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    Summer Sours: a provincial, yet bourgeois, French family learns the tart lemon candies their mother made for them as children are now valuable delicacies in America and struggle with the proposition of selling the recipe to Nabisco.
    I'm writing for Slant Magazine now, so check out my list of reviews.

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    Quote Quoting Spinal (view post)
    So I see you've taken your friend's advice about the porn.
    Ha! Nice. Thankfully, I've never seen the video. After hearing some people's reactions to it, though, I'm glad

    Irony Man - A dark comedy about a tech-loving, dot.com millionaire who tries to use his fortune for good, but has everything backfire on him in the most cruel, biting way.

    Finding Kemo - A documentary about the talent search that led to the casting of Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger.

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    The Curious Vase of Benjamin Button - A down-on-his-luck florist living in the ruins of Hurricane Katrina discovers a pristine vase sitting in the rubble of an abandoned house and discovers that it can transform all dead flowers back to their vibrant beauties. He then begins to sojourn throughout the dilapidated city, bringing it back to life and beauty flower by flower.
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    The Bland Side

    A synopsis change is unnecessary.

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    A chronicle of the rise of one man from humble PHD student to the position of cantankerous gadget creater for Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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    John Carpenter's The Thong

    A group operating a remote antarctic research station find a piece of lingerie buried beneath the ice, and one-by-one succumb to madness at the hands of this fleeting token of sexuality, something that has been deprived of them for months and months.
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    The Lovely Boner

    A young movie lover watches over the forum that once banned him. He dreams of vengeance against the moderator who did him wrong, but also knows that the forum must move on and heal.
    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (No, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    Quote Quoting Russ (view post)
    The Bland Side

    A synopsis change is unnecessary.
    Well played.

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    The Bland Side

    A synopsis change is unnecessary.
    Could also be The Blond Side considering Sandra's dye job.
    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (No, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    Jurassic Bark. People run from gigantic, genetically engineered canines. Some guy dressed in black can't shut up about chaos, while the other guy who hates kids discovers they don't completely suck.

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    Oldgoy

    An anti-semitic man is kidnapped and held in a room for 15 years before being released and given a cell phone and money. After being released, he falls in love with a young girl. It is later revealed that the girl is not only his daughter, but that his captor has converted her and the man's entire family to Judaism.

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    Poker'mon

    A Rastafarian learns that the Ring of Solomon is the grand prize at this year's World Series of Poker, and enters the competition.

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    Punishment Pork

    A group of vegan activists are captured by the military and placed in a confined area with 50 pigs. After giving the pigs a 1 hour head start, the activists and given knives and must hunt down their prey or die of starvation.

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    INLAND UMPIRE - an aging umpire from the California Coastal League learns that his final game has eerie similarities to that of a rained-out game that was said to be cursed. Prarie dogs appear throughout the infield at the most inopportune moments.

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    Mulholland Drove

    The epic story of how Mr. Mulholland, a retired cabbie, drove across the United States to return a wallet left in his cab a decade ago to its rightful owner. Turns out the wallet belonged to his long lost brother (his name was changed after an adoption), and the two learn that brotherly love and family are the most important things in life.

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