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I meant to rec this months ago when it came out, and since my thinky thoughts yesterday have reminded me about it, the movie Gunless (trailer on YouTube!) is so very distinctly Canadian. Starring Paul Gross (the lovable Mountie from Due South), it's a film that combines a handful of genres but isn't really any more one than the other; it's a film that's a cliche about cliches; it's a film that pokes fun at its subject matter while poking fun at itself for poking fun at its subject matter while poking fun at the people who don't know what the heck it's poking fun at, or even that it's poking fun at anything at all.

The premise is your basic fish out of water trope. An American gunslinger finds his way to a Canadian border town, tongue-in-cheek whackiness and naval-gazing ensues. If you like a bit more meat to go in with, this review sums it up excellently:

Take a blender: add two parts CBC-style comedy, one part spaghetti Western, one part History Bites, a dash of Joss Whedon’s Firefly, a sprinkle of Hot Fuzz and you get Gunless.


Must be viewed with sense of humour fully intact.

To anybody who actually watches it, COME TALK TO ME ABOUT IT. :D

Date: 2010-07-10 12:11 pm (UTC)
cephy: (Ahaha  <3)
From: [personal profile] cephy
...I will definitely have to watch that. :D

Date: 2010-07-10 03:07 pm (UTC)
white_aster: (Default)
From: [personal profile] white_aster
That movie looks AWESOME. :D

Date: 2010-07-11 03:58 pm (UTC)
chichirinoda: (Gakuto - Pensieve)
From: [personal profile] chichirinoda
I'm glad it's good! I was thinking it looked funny when I saw the trailers. I guess I'll have to make time to watch it now.

Date: 2010-07-11 04:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chichirinoda
Yup! Been off since the end of April :3 Miko is also off now that TUTS is at dress rehearsal. She's had a couple days off this week.

Are you still taking classes?

Date: 2010-07-11 05:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chichirinoda
Yeah, I hear you :< I've been working hard, too. I'm taking a week's vacation soon, though. Some people are coming up to visit and we're going to Victoria for a few days with them and then hanging around here.

I miss you *makes grabby hands*

Date: 2010-07-11 05:16 pm (UTC)
chichirinoda: (Tick - Whee!)
From: [personal profile] chichirinoda
Oh no, poor Roomie! She's been having a rough time for a long time @_@;;;; I suppose we could hit the Sorcerer's Apprentice next weekend if she doesn't want guests around?

I really don't think so, but we're going to give it a shot, haha. We've booked the cabin thingy at the bed and breakfast, for the four of us >D

I don't...think so? But I do have a google calendar :O

Date: 2010-07-13 09:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] osaraba
HI! YOU MENTIONED CANADIAN MOVIES + PAUL GROSS + CALLUM KEITH RENNIE + GUNLESS = *CAPSLOCK FLAIL*!

I've been waiting for a torrent for SO LONG. Or the DVD! AUGUST IS NOT TOO FAR AWAY NOW!!!

\o/

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