The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

“Remember: no matter where you go, there you are."

As someone once said, cult films aren't born, they're chosen. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension failed at the box office, but the film was just quirky enough to find that fan base and get propelled into cult status. While the film didn't do well enough to warrant a sequel, it did find a big fan in Pete. Join us — Andy Nelson and Pete Wright — as we begin our short (but hopefully fun) Guilty Pleasure Series with Buckaroo Banzai. Pete talks about why this film is a guilty pleasure for him and Andy admits that, while never having seen the film before, it's one that he could find himself really enjoying given a few more watches. We chat about the world building that the filmmakers infused this film with and find big and obscure films with which to compare its world building. We discuss the actors from top to bottom and how they all infuse the film with great energy, helping to create this world that feels fully formed, even if the script is a bit convoluted. We talk about how the film was received and how it became a cult favorite. And, inevitably, we spill out a few quotes from the film because, well, it's full of them. We have a great time talking about Pete's guilty pleasure this week so check it out!

Film Sundries

Trailers of the Week

Andy’s Trailer: The Hundred Foot Journey — “I admit it, Lasse Hallstrom’s filmic schmaltz totally wins me over sometimes, and this film looks like it’s going to do just that. Steven Knight adapted the script from the book and he’s one of my faves, so it’s got that going for it. Plus, it’s a food movie, and I’m a sucker for watching people make yummy food. Then going out to eat yummy food afterward.”

Pete's Trailer: Gone Girl — "Creepy. Dark. David Fincher. I have a feeling about this one, given the pedigree of the book and its author, that it'll be worth seeing. The trailer is haunting if for no other reason than the stark pairing of the visuals to the music. Pick up the books and get yourselves ready for October!"