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Cut the Cord: Haiku Reviews
July 2022. Volume 1, Issue 7.
Welcome back to Cut the Cord.
This month, I’m doing some haiku reviews: five syllable, seven syllable, five syllables reviews of this month’s selections. It’s a format I do from time to time and tend to enjoy.
Normally, I only stick to movies that I like and feel great about recommending. However, our tastes might be different, so I’ve snuck in a few flicks I’m not crazy about, but you might like. And maybe you’ve never heard of them. That’s why you’re here, right?
As always, movie or theme suggestions are welcome. Just shoot me an email or leave a comment on Substack.
Oh, and share with your friends.
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. They are also about to fail their history class—which means Ted would be sent to military school—but receive help from Rufus, a traveller from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus’ time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation.
It’s most excellent!
Totally radical and
not at all bogus
Dead Presidents (1995)
On the streets they call cash dead presidents. And that’s just what a Vietnam veteran is after when he returns home from the war only to find himself drawn into a life of crime. With the aid of his fellow vets he plans the ultimate heist – a daring robbery of an armored car filled with unmarked U.S. currency!
There is a lot of
Robbing of innocence and
happiness, not cash
Dead End Drive-In (1986)
In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don’t really care to escape because they are fed and they have a place to live which is, in most cases, probably better than the outside. Crabs and his girlfriend Carmen are put into the camp and all Crabs wants to do is escape.
For those that like The
Warriors and want a movie
that is not as good
Harold and Maude (1971)
The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.
If you are the kind
of person who likes Harold
and Maude, I like you
Hail Satan? (2019)
A look at the intersection of religion and activism, tracing the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple is calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation’s soul. But are they for real?
This movie will make
you think that Satanists are
the kindest people
A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.
Believe it or not,
for Chan and Knoxville, it’s still
a little too much
The Cell (2000)
A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
If you want to hear
my thoughts on this movie, you
can hear them right here
The One (2001)
A sheriff’s deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills.
If you want to read
my thoughts on this movie, you
can read them right here
See you all next month - but first, share with your friends:
Credit: Each plot synopsis comes from Letterboxd via TMDb.