An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.
Rock star from the late 60's assumed dead in a car wreck, returns from the grave to promote a new band, the members of Cutting Edge, who have been lured to the rock star's Gothic mansion ... See full summary »
A futuristic drama set in a time where love doesn't exist -- but it can be bought, in the form of a costly computer chip implant -- and centered on a couple struggling to maintain their link to one another.
2 nods to TWD...Paul Walker's dream of zombie women and DJ Qualls getting burned on the face. See more »
Richard (Matt Dillon) steals Ben's carbine, cocking the lever in Ben's house. Upon arriving at Johnny Shaw's house he repeats the action. See more »
I understand why we're supposed to hate niggers. Okay? They look different, they walk different, they talk different. I get it, okay. But Jews, man... why are we supposed to hate the Jews? I just found out Jerry Springer was a Jew. Jerry Fucking Springer, man. If I seen him in the street, I would kiss his ass and ask him for an autograph. I got three Adam Sandler DVDs at home, and I just found out he's a Jew too. If I was in a building and ten Jews sit down next to me, I wouldn't even know it. ...
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There's an additional scene after the end credits. See more »
On the Beautiful Danube
Written by Johann Strauss
Arranged by David Kaspersin (BMI)
Performed by Wurlitzer Pipe Band
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation See more »
Not for those with cognitive challenges
This film is a very dark comedy, and is definitely not for everyone, as may be apparent from the previous reviews. As with James Joyce's "Ulysses," director Wayne Kramer's "Pawn Shop Chronicles" follows several characters through their own adventures during a single day. Unlike Joyce's classic, this modern story takes place in a small, quirky southern American town rather than Dublin, Ireland. Still, for those of us with attention spans longer than that of the average house pet, the threads of the three stories that make up the chronicles can be seen slowly interweaving into an harmonious comedic tapestry. The viewer who pays meticulous attention will be rewarded, since quite literally everything in the film echoes and resonates throughout all three vignettes, and like far-off thunder slowly building to a deafening crescendo, it all comes together in the perfect ending. Well suited to repeated viewings, I feel that "Pawn Shop Chronicles" is destined to become a cult classic among truly discerning aficionados of modern comic cinema.
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