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CQ: How did I not know about this?? If Barbarella and Danger: Diabolik are among your favorite movies of all time, you need to see this immediately. (If Barbarella and Danger: Diabolik are not among your favorite movies of all time, then we can't be friends.)

It's about people making a movie, Secret Agent Codename Dragonfly, loaded with homages to the above, which looks amazing, so there's that, but the framing story itself is also great. Lunar Marxists! John Phillip Law! Billy Zane!

Veronica Mars: I kinda loved this, and I'm kinda shocked by that, because there is not a history of movie-sequels-to-tv-shows being any good. The X Files movies sucked. The Farscape movies sucked. The Dead Like Me movie sucked. The Firefly movie was mediocre at best.

Anyway, this one is great! It captured all the bad decision-making and class-war fun of the series, with a dose of high-school-reunion hell on top. The fan service feels more satisfying than pandering.

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9 Responses:

  1. CBGoodBuddy says:

    Under the Skin: Alien vampires harvesting human flesh. I wouldn't say it's an enjoyable film but very thought provoking. The visual style recalls 2001.

  2. Eli the Bearded says:

    I love that the Codename Dragonfly trailer is full-on Dr. Strangelove style.

  3. Michael V. says:

    CQ is seriously underrated, never understood why it doesn't get any love.

  4. Wilhelm says:

    Watched CQ last night on this recommendation, and while I agree that Secret Agent Codename: Dragonfly was amazing and parody Dino de Laurentiis was good fun, sitting through an hour of early aughts affectless mumblecore to get to the 30 minutes of this movie that are actually entertaining was not a bargain I feel I got the better end of.

  5. volk007 says:

    CQ: thousand times yes. It's pity that out of Coppola kids more talented one is less recognized. His sister's movie are so much worse, but so much highly praised by popular media.

    In other news: Orhan Black is back.

  6. volk007 says:

    Speaking of underrated movies, have you seen Brick (2005)?

  7. Mark says:

    they are not movies, they are films.