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Cremaster 3 (2002)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy | 25 May 2003 (Iceland)
The third film of a five-part art-installation epic -- it's part-zombie movie, part-gangster film.

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Matthew Barney ...
The Entered Apprentice
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The Entered Novitiate / Oonagh MacCumhail
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Cloud Club Maitre D'
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Cloud Club Barman
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Grand Master
David Edward Campbell ...
Grand Master
James Pantoleon ...
Grand Master
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Grand Master
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Fionn MacCumhail (as Peter D. Badalamenti)
The Mighty Biggs ...
Fingal
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Dancer
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Lead Singer - Murphy's Law
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Mason (as Todd Hunter)
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Storyline

Barney plays the Entered Apprentice and his opponents include the Order of the Rainbow for Girls (who look a lot like the Rockettes), Agnostic Front and Murphy's Law (two New York Hardcore bands), Aimee Mullins, and Richard Serra. Molten Vaseline, dental surgery, a demolition derby by vintage Chrysler Imperial New Yorker cars and a gorgeous creature who is half-cheetah/half woman all figure in this latest edition of Matthew Barney's fever dream. Much of the action takes place in two New York landmarks, the Chrysler Building and the Guggenheim Museum, as well as at the Saratoga Racetrack (upstate NY), the Giant's Causeway (Ireland) and Fingal's cave (the Scottish Isle of Staffa). Written by Sujit R. Varma

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$9,787 (USA) (21 May 2010)

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$120,308 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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After the teeth have begun to exit the Apprentice's prolapsed intestine, there is an overhead shot of the hitmen standing around the Apprentice on the dentist's chair. The view of the intestine is slightly blocked by the back of one of the hitmen, but as he shifts from side to side, the teeth are nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Follows Cremaster 5 (1997) See more »

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And don't forget to stop in the museum's gift shop as you leave the theater
5 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Curiosity seekers… seek no more. Pretentious and `arty' could describe it… but I have to say I thought some very good work went into the production design and music. Less such into the "story". It's the top of the Matthew Barney pyramid of art films, culminating in a three hour orgy of celtic mythology, masonic legend, truly retch inducing reverse dental surgery, hardcore punk bands, beautiful models with masonic symbol pasties, double amputee model Aimee Mullins as a catwoman and with clear acrylic prosthetic legs, artist Richard Serra tossing molten vaseline against the walls of the Guggenheim, a sojourn up the elevator shafts of the Chrysler Building, a demolition derby in same's lobby… shall I go on? All the above said, the movie is still truly what it advertised itself to be. The same couldn't be said of many truly awful commercial films, i.e., "Gods and Generals" or "Gigli." You get the broken promises of entertainment and/ or involving historical drama. With C3, you get a chariot race with zombie horses, covered in blankets with the `Cremaster 3' crest emblazoned on them. And don't forget to stop in the museum's gift shop as you leave the theater. Thank you.


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