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Monday, July 5, 2021

Movie & Streaming Hype: Vista Theatre Bought By Tarantino, Halloween Kills, Not Quite Dead Yet & Beast Wars Back

“I bought the Vista on Sunset,” Tarantino said today on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast. “We’ll probably open it up around Christmas time. And again: only film. It won’t be a revival house. We’ll show new movies that come out where they give us a film print. It’s not going to be like the New Beverly. The New Beverly has its own vibe.”
Out in time for Halloween, Oct 15th.

Finally, had a chance to catch this comedy from Japan; Not Quite Dead Yet is a fun little film about a dead Dad and the daughter who has to save him. Wait, isn't he dead already?
Here's the synopsis: The young, Nanase Nobata (Suzu Hirose), lives with her father, Hakaru, president of the Nobata Pharmaceutical Company, and hates him so much he tells him to drop dead all the time. And one day he does, but, it's thanks to a pill his company was developing that lets you be dead 2 days. And then you come back. Now, Nanase must save her father from actually dying by insidious plans from another comapny that wants to take over her fathers.
This looks like a TV movie, but for any fan of Japanese culture and humor you'll enjoy the world you're taken into. A ridiculous world of bizarre people and pay-offs for strange behavior that crescendos into an ending felt earned by how silly it can get.
Loved watching it with some new catchphrases and a new hand gesture that' s supposed to be hte middle finger but our star gets wrong.

We haven't watched anything up to this point in the series, but we'll be checking this one out just for the Beast Wars. Woah! Transformers: War for Cybertron—Kingdom out July 29.