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Summer Movie Preview – Hobo With A Shotgun

Ah, summer is here, and with summer comes a big slate of blockbuster movies!  But there is one film I have been particularly excited to see that is arriving with little fanfare.  Of course I am talking about the soon-to-be-cult-classic,  Hobo With A Shotgun.

Hmmm. I wonder what that movie could be about?  Well, here is the description from the producers:

A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.

Nothing says summer fun like a pedophile Santa with a twelve gauge pattern on his back.  Just the kind of popcorn fun I look for on a balmy summer night. And it even stars one of my favorite actors, Rutger Hauer, as Hobo.  Hauer, who was terrifying a few decades ago in The Hitcher, is destined to become the Ed Asner of serial killer films.  Other great cast members include Andre Haines as “the large man”, Agnes Laan as “the prostitute”, David Brunt as “the dirty cop”, and of course the always terrific Pasha Ebrahimi as “the bumfight film maker”.

The genesis of Hobo With A Shotgun is quite interesting. It actually started as a fake movie trailer for the Grindhouse films made a few years ago by Quinten Tarrantino and Robert Rodriguez, and it morphed into an entire feature shot in Canada with a reported budget of almost $3 million dollars (not sure if that is Canadian or US dollars).  You need money like that to attract stars like Hauer and Laan.

But I’m a sucker for great movie titles.  I recall seeing Samuel L. Jackson being interviewed a few year about another film with a fabulous title he was starring in. “How can you not go to a film with a motherf**kin title like “Snakes On A Plane”.  You just have to see a movie with a title like that”, he happily exclaimed.

And I did see it – or at least the first twenty minutes.  Snakes On A Plane was a better title than a movie, but I have higher hopes for Hobo With A Shotgun.  And because Hobo went directly to video and pay per view, it’s even more convenient to see.  I suggest you get it in your Netflix cue right away!

But these great movie titles inspired me to think about films I would really like to see.  Here are a few titles I am sure would draw people to the box office –

  1. Nun With A Scissors
  2. Wolverines On Air Force One
  3. Tatooist With A Chainsaw
  4. Palin & The President In A Prius
  5. Weekend At Cheney’s
  6. Hitler’s Hooker
  7. Lawyer In A Body Bag
  8. Blagojevich – The Musical
  9. Hot tub full of leeches
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2 Responses to Summer Movie Preview – Hobo With A Shotgun

  1. hemp says:

    Hobo with a Shotgun might sound like an offbeat joke and that s because it originally was. The acting hits the perfect note of over the top without being cheesy.

  2. Elena says:

    I have to go with Palin & President in a Prius, with Lawyer in a Body Bag as a close second.

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