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The Last Big Thing (1996)

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From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. ... See full summary »

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Dan Zukovic ...
Simon Geist
Susan Heimbeinder ...
Darla Hames (as Susan Heimbinder)
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Brent Benedict
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From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. Geist starts up a magazine called "The Next Big Thing", which he uses to confront and insult upcoming actors, comics, models and rock bands. As Geist's mysterious Underground Agenda escalates, will he become the "last big thing", or be co-opted by the very forces he is railing against? Written by Van Film Fest

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The culture is going down on itself... go ahead, Scream!

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Rated R for strong language
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$4,165 (USA) (25 September 1998)

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$22,434 (USA) (8 January 1999)
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The tongue piercing of the reporters was a prop made from half-dome pierced earrings from the local Wal Mart. The backs were cut off and denture glue was used to stick them to the tongue. See more »

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Simon Geist: Computers are evil.
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Written by Cole Coonce (as C. Coonce), Icky Shivers
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A smart masterpiece that needs wide home-video distribution
17 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to have seen this on a whim during a film festival and was smacked so hard with what I saw I returned the next night for its second of three screenings. A funny, savage and sharp-toothed attack on every aspect of mainstream entertainment passively swallowed without tasting by the lowest-common-denominator target audience waged by a lone-avenger journalist who slowly takes in members for his guerilla-war on predictability is what the movie's all about, and is executed in such an unpredictable and refreshing way that you're left after the credits roll with hope renewed, and excited that original films can still be made. Anyone frustrated with unfulfilled expectations for something to light up their imaginations would do well to hunt (and I do mean hunt) this scarcely-seen item down. For fans of Fight Club and any Charlie Kaufman film, and required viewing for anyone who avoids multiplexes like a rabid dog.


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