This week on IFC News:
The tone is crude, the jokes unforgivably infantile, and the idea downright disgusting. But damn if the visuals aren’t sublime, running the gamut from silly to truly, fluidly exciting. All the best and most exciting moments involve Geko, the government’s unstoppable enforcer, who flies through the air, dual handguns blazing, like the unholy love child of Chow Yun-Fat and RoboCop.
Leman and his H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society cohorts cut every corner and freely employ obvious miniatures to tell the tale-within-a-tale-within-a-tale, from the Providence streets all the way to the mid-Pacific night (a blanket, scant nods toward a ship set, digitized perspective), the unmapped atoll covered with enigmatic ruins (cardboard, mostly), and the stop-motion appearance of the Old God himself. Call it pulp-geek nostalgia â€” which by itself seems hardly a dress-down to me â€” but the movie also actually manages to be creepy, in a cheap, unstable, kids-pretending-in-the-woods kind of way. It is innocent, and that alone makes it special.
On the podcast, we take a look over the first half of 2007.
And Christopher Bonet has what’s opening in theaters this week.