Isaacs Picture Conclusions

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (2011) THREE TOP HATS

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This is 99% a horror site (mostly bad horror lol) but occasionally other things will slip in as – I want to write about everything I watch so, in most cases, you don’t have to watch some shitty bullshit – or at least you can make an informed decision about whether or not to pull that trigger. So why is this DRAMA out here today??? Well  like I’ve said in the past, most of the things I get in the mail were fueled by beer buzzed adventures through Netflix, mostly through the “people who liked this movie also liked: ” thing and I usually forget what I’ve ordered until they show up.

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I remember reading about this when it came out and the local newspaper guy gushed and mushed about it for ten paragraphs about how good Elizabeth Olsen was and how this was a big game changer for John Hawkes (who I’ve liked ever since FROM DUSK TIL DAWN and Deadwood) so I remember I wanted to see it but never did. Then one night I got Properly Buzzed on beer and ordered it up and now I’ve watched it the only thing I can really say is:

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWNN

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Mz. Olsen does some fine acting, I suppose, if you want to imagine her moping around with moony eyes for an hour and a half. I have nothing against her whatsoever (and I think she’s cute) but – I don’t know – *shrugs*. That picture above – at one point in the movie she’s taking a nap on the floor, by the bed, and she pisses herself. That didn’t make a lot of sense to me but cults don’t make much sense to me either. But a lot of things don’t make much sense to me. I watched the movie COMPLIANCE a couple of months ago and I haven’t been able to write something about it because allegedly it’s a true story and I don’t want to seem insensitive to the victims but – WHAT THE FUCK?? Use your brains.

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I don’t know if people are sensitive to me other than my wife, but I have been eating this ANTIPASTO for breakfast, eating it out of the jar, mind you, and I was just digging some carrots out of the bottom of the jug and I coughed and spilled the oily shit all over my crotch so now it’s going to look like I pissed my pants all goddamn day!!!

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Anyway………. O_O

Do you remember this? Told very non linearly, Olsen joins a cult – uh “lead”? – by Hawkes. At the beginning of the movie, she actually leaves the cult and gets something to eat and calls her sister, the strangely attractive Sarah Paulson, who picks her up and takes her home like a stray puppy. At home, Olsen says things like “Is it true married people never fuck?” and jumps in the lake naked and just kind of mopes around. The story of her cult life it told through flashbacks and eventually we get a scene where something slightly exciting happens and that’s the reason she decided to leave the Cult of Hawkes in the first place (I think). By that time I didn’t really care very much and I can now proudly announce that: IT ONLY TOOK ME FIFTY MILLION TRIES BUT I AM NOW 100% THREE STARS ON EVERY SINGLE LEVEL OF ANGRY BIRDS “CLASSIC” AND RIO.

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I mostly see Paulson in things like American Horror Story and the like but look at this picture: isn’t she a pretty duckling when she smiles? Hey look at this – I totally forgot she was in Deadwood! I plan on watching all of those again if I can ever get a hold of the first disc. Have a good weekend everyone!!! THANKS A MILLION FOR READING!!!

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    • theipc

      Me too, man – WHAT THE FUCK??? I was believing it for a little bit until the jumping jacks, the cavity search and then realy – a BJ??? Come on -_-

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      • GaryLee828

        I didn’t even get the impression the officer commanded that; I thought the guy in the room forced her to do it, which is why he felt so guilty and charged out of there. You could be right, though, but I wouldn’t think the officer could justify a demand like that, where as he always seemed to have a reason for all the other demands, even the silly ones like the jumping jacks.

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      • theipc

        It was the guy on the phone – the drunk guy felt bad about it but did it anyway, and she went along with it, which is where I tuned out on this movie working for me…

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      • GaryLee828

        Oh, ok, that didn’t even cross my mind. I guess b/c I wouldn’t think that would happen. That is a stretch! So much so that I figured the guy himself forced it and not the “officer” on the phone. Bleh!

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    • GaryLee828

      Compliance is one of the few films I have nothing to say about. It’s not bad; it’s not good. It’s just very uncomfortable to watch IMO. I have nothing to criticize – or anything to praise. I honestly don’t even like to think about that film, or the situation. It does seem a bit far-fetched, but at the same time weird things happen all the time – and if you honestly believe you have a legitimate officer-of-the-law on the line, most people are going to be prone to believe the things they say. Tough movie to watch.

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      • theipc

        Agreed – nothing special about it and I was let down that this may or may not be true. I have very little tolerance for stupid behavior….

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  1. GaryLee828

    Man, this movie IS a horror film; did you see how creepy Hawkes was? lol. I liked this movie a lot. I thought the writing was strong and I liked the pacing. I liked learning of the cult in small bits-and-pieces. I liked the subtle tension and you know I like just about any story that is hard to predict the direction it’s heading. I’d give it a 7 out of 10. 🙂

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  2. You’re big “YAAAWWWWNNN” says it all man. I had the same problem with this. I turned it off about half way through with the intention of catching the other half later on. That was a year ago 😉

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    • theipc

      LOL – I can believe it – there something interesting that goes on about 3/4 of the way in but it doesn’t make this a masterpiece IMO : )

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  3. Yep, spot on mate! I was expecting this to kick on at some point and it never did. I did read a theory thought that she purposely led the cult to her sister to kill her to show that she was committed to them. Plausible but probably just people trying to find something more interesting in an average film.

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  4. The thing for me is that despite me liking all of the performers and the work they put in here, I still never was really able to get into the actual story. Some of it was freaky and definitely left me paranoid, but altogether, a bit too repetitive for my own being. Good review.

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