In 2008, the A.V. Club, the A&E wing of the satiric website the Onion, lit the fuse on The New Cult Canon. Inspired by the cults that arose from films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight screenings and repertory theaters, the Onions weekly feature considers more recent movies from the video/DVD era such as Office Space and Team America: World Police and argues for their inclusion alongside the cinematic curios of earlier generations.
The New Cult Canon should reserve an extra-large pedestal for Big Man Japan, Hitoshi Matsumotos compellingly crazy film thats already cultivating a fan base. Matsumoto offers a post-modern riff on Godzilla-style Japanese monsters, or kaiju, specifically the subgenre of space-age heroes like Ultraman who fight the marauders in rubber suits. Big Man Japans visionary creativity mostly succeeds, but exists on such a peculiar wavelength that mainstream audiences will find it utterly baffling.
(Photo courtesy Magnet Releasing)
congrats to Rodney, Joeff, Dustin, and Brandon.
and good luck.
The last question and answer is what it's really about (outside of money of course).
The Gorgeous JR was nominated for best commenter as well.
Good Job CL…
Great, you just signed yourselves up for an audit
Taxes paid for that sidewalk, now get off of it!
My drive home over potholes and metal plates on every street already feels like a…