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Genre: Horror/Found Footage
Directed by: Karl Mueller
Run time: 84 minutes
The Lowdown "Mr. Jones" is quite possibly one of the most whack-a-doo entries yet logged in the popular found-footage genre.
It’s a character study of a couple on the verge of breaking up, who plan a year-long excursion away from home to rekindle their romance, who stumble across a series of bizarre totems in the woods, which leads them to an eerie cabin filled with subterranean caves and a plethora of fossilized scarecrow creations.
And then, it gets really weird.
"Mr. Jones" twists the well-established record-everything fetish, even when you’re in mortal danger, injecting elements of time travel and out-of-body experiences and – in it’s completely unhinged third act – makes you question everything you’ve seen for the past hour.
It makes zero sense at times, but it’s unnerving and engaging enough to hold your attention through the few awkward stretches.
If someone could record the random, haunting imagery and paranoid thoughts of a person in full magic mushroom mode, and then project those fleeting snippets onto a screen, that’s what "Mr. Jones" most closely resembles.
It’s crazy, delirious, confounding and surprisingly entertaining.
The Stuff You Care About
Hot chicks – No.
Nudity – No.
Gore – No.
Drug use – No.
Bad Guys/Killers – Honestly, I still have no idea who Mr. Jones is.
Buy/Rent – Rent it.
Blu-Ray Bonus Features – None.
Veronica Mars (Warner Bros., 108 minutes, PG-13, Blu-Ray) "Veronica Mars," the plucky cult-favorite television show resurrected and rebranded for the big-screen through an online kickstarter campaign, answers two age-old questions about beloved TV shows that make the lep to feature films. First, do you need to be familiar with the source material to enjoy a movie based on a show you never saw? The answer, sadly, is yes. And, secondly, does watching a movie based on a show you never saw would make you want to immediately go watch the original series? The answer, sadly, is no.
Revenge of the Nerds (Fox, 90 minutes, R, Blu-Ray) A timeless classic from the golden decade of cinema, and one of the funniest, sweetest comedies ever made. For more, go see BVB Blood, Violence and Babes’ interview with star Curtis Armstrong.
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