Tag Archives: Exploitation

Hobo with a Shotgun lives up to its name and then some

There’s been a spat of high-concept, low-brow send-ups to terrible exploitation films over the last several years (Drive Angry 3D, Black Dynamite) and we owe a debt of gratitude to Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, the masterminds behind Grindhouse, which started it all.  Rodriguez failed to live up to his faux-trailer for Machete in the actual feature-length format, but Hobo with a Shotgun (which was a faux-trailer shown with Grindhouse in Canada) lives up to the insanity of its initial trailer draft thanks in part to Rutger Hauer, inventive kills, and actors who know they’re in a depraved, cackling, over-the-top, fucked up movie. Continue reading

Sucker Punch: The U.S. re-makes Pan’s Labyrinth

Tarantino is regularly accused of producing films that are as artistically nutritious as a family size bag of potato chips.  I’ve written before about why I violently disagree with such assessments, because that crown belongs firmly upon the head of director Zack Snyder, whose latest film is a PG-13 fetish fantasy flick. Continue reading

More faux-trailers from Grindhouse receiving full length treatment?

Over at Rope of Silicon, they’ve posted a re-vamped version of the Grindhouse fake trailer, Hobo with a Shotgun.  If you didn’t see it, you’re probably in the U.S. as it was a trailer screened mostly in Canada.  The original trailer fit the Grindhouse experience with a ridiculous title that matched its content:

Just like Machete, the trailer has birthed a full length film.  The trailer for the feature has been released – featuring Rutger Hauer as the hobo with a shotgun.

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