"What We Do In The Shadows"

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Postby Andria » Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:56 pm

:roll2: Oh my goodness! Very amusing poster.
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Postby Sherry » Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:55 am

Our very own Becks kindly wrote a review of this film 8) You can find it on the WTF! news page or read it in full over on Jemaine's Bit On The Side (Somehow I think Beck might enjoy being there :lol: )

Or hell, in case someone is too lazy to click a link (there are some apparently I have discovered) I'll paste it here also

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Review by Becks - What We Do In The Shadows

I was really excited to see this film. Screened at the City Gallery on Thursday afternoon, it was preceeded by 'Sheep Man', a 'documentary' film about the final days of a sheep enthusiast who lives his last days on a sheep farm in rural New Zealand. Although he is allergic to the sheep he loves so dearly, he believes that they somewhat control the universe and his actions. One scene in which Sheep Man is sneezing uncontrollably, he suddenly stops, believing that it was the power of the sheep that held back that one last sneeze. It was a very entertaining, yet slightly odd film. Also, Flight of the Conchords were credited for doing the music for the movie.

What We Do In The Shadows was next on the schedule. It was another 'documentary' a film which explored the flatting lifestyle of three vampires. Starring Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement and Jonathan Brugh, the film gives us an insight to the vampires (Vulvis, Viago and Deacon) daily routines, flatting conflicts as well as their late night excursions into Wellington city on Saturday nights. Their 'getting ready' routine for hitting the town was great. Seeing as they don't have reflections, they must rely on eachother to make sure they look good. And although being abused by drunken youths ("homo!" "fag!"), it didn't put the vampires off their task of finding virgins on Courtney Place. Too bad there are no virgins in town to find. It was also really great to see the vampires go into bars and pubs which I usually visit on the weekend. The Big Kumara was my favourite bar visited in the movie.

My favourite part of the film was the flat-meeting. Discussing and completing chores for an eternity must be a b****. Talk arose of dirty, bloody pots and pans left out, and the shower not being cleaned in about a hundred years. Another aspect of the film I really liked was their young vampire friend (sadly, his name escapes me). The central characters of the film are hundreds of years old, their young friend being way off their wisened age. He also 'floats' outside the flat window waiting to be invited in.

As a film altogether, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The concept was fantastic and the characters well drawn. The characters small comments about their appearances, age, flat concerns and their night in town were all hilarious and made the film what it was. What We Do In The Shadows and Sheep Man combined was a fantastic, entertaining way to spend a Thursday afternoon. Hopefully you'll all be able to see it; I really hope I do again, because once was just not enough.

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Postby indigo_jones » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:54 pm

Another aspect of the film I really liked was their young vampire friend (sadly, his name escapes me).

Is it Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, by any chance? (He's the one in the pink pants.)
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Postby Sherry » Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:18 pm

indigo_jones wrote:
Another aspect of the film I really liked was their young vampire friend (sadly, his name escapes me).

Is it Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, by any chance? (He's the one in the pink pants.)


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Postby Deirdre » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:47 pm

Thanks Becks! Well done. :thumb: I wish I could see it. :popcorn:

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Postby Pineapple » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:02 pm

Sherry wrote:...or read it in full over on Jemaine's Bit On The Side (Somehow I think Beck might enjoy being there :lol: )


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Postby Pineapple » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:17 am

From a Conchords MySpace blog.

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Postby Sherry » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:33 am

Ah... A Jemaine reply I am guessing :lol:

Be interesting to see what happens.

Cheers for the info Meli :)

Its only 7.30am and its my day off (well the start of a row of 4) and I am going back to bed :goodnight:

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Postby Pineapple » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:35 am

No problemo 8)

Yeah, it will be interesting. I'd love to see the short film :(

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Postby claire » Mon May 12, 2008 12:52 am

i know independent movies sometimes have a hard time getting released on dvd but does anyone know if a dvd of this exists, i'd love to see it!!

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Postby Sherry » Mon May 12, 2008 9:28 am

claire wrote:i know independent movies sometimes have a hard time getting released on dvd but does anyone know if a dvd of this exists, i'd love to see it!!


one handed typing sorry :roll:

it's only a short so to speak iirc, 45 mins or so

they plan to do a full length sometime tho

no dvd of this

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Postby claire » Mon May 12, 2008 2:25 pm

Sherry wrote:they plan to do a full length sometime tho



that would be great, thanks sherry! :)

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Re: "What We Do In The Shadows"

Postby Spumony5000 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:35 pm

I really want to see this movie. It looks hilarious. I hope they can start making it soon.
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Re: "What We Do In The Shadows"

Postby H.... » Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:11 pm

:pray:
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