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NEW Kaboom (DVD)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bon mais j'espérais plus. Dec 17 2011
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Mes attentes étaient peut-être trop élevés mais je m'attendais à plus. Un peu déçu du jeu des acteurs et du scénario.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone's taste, but I found it enjoyable. June 17 2011
By Bob Lind - Published on Amazon.com
Smith is a freshman at a beach-adjacent California university, non-committal about his sexual orientation, but falls in instant lust with his straight surfer-dude roommate. Smith's BFF is Haley, who has the hots for a mysterious girl who is reputed to be a witch, and is the voice of reason when Smith is about to make one of his frequent bad decisions about his life. It is in Haley that Smith confides about his disturbing dreams, which later appears to have a connection to a mysterious cult operating on campus, which has already caused the death of at least one student.

Like most Greg Araki films, this one is hard to describe or classify. It is equal parts a light romantic comedy, satire pointing out the fluid nature of sexuality, murder mystery and story about an international conspiracy. The story is intentionally funny in parts, unintentionally laughable in others, and frightening at the same time. Acting is capable, the special effects reflect the tiny budget of the film, and some of the scene changes don't flow together very well. Overall, it can be an enjoyable diversion for those who don't take their movies too seriously, with a reminder that people are not always what they seem to be.

Not rated, but would be an R for partial nudity and simulated sex. DVD has deleted scenes, outtakes and commentary. I give it four stars out of five.
27 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kudos for Araki March 28 2011
By Paul - Published on Amazon.com
Araki is an always interesting director. Don't be dissuaded by one negative review.

The premise of this movie is somewhat similar to his earlier work "The Doom Generation."

There is no correlation to "Shortbus." What's this guy talking about?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for everybody. Oct. 11 2011
By Erin Peiskee - Published on Amazon.com
I personally loved Kaboom because it stays true to the Gregg Araki style that I know and love. Araki is a very unique director who has a distinct style. However, the movie can be confusing and maybe not even enjoyable if it's the first Araki film you watch.

I suggest watching "Nowhere" and "The Doom Generation" before watching Kaboom. Otherwise I can't say everyone will love this movie like I did. However, it's worth a shot because either way it's definitely a unique and interesting experience.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 16 to 25 Demographic July 2 2012
By G. Teslovich - Published on Amazon.com
Finally, a movie where actors sound and act contemporary age appropriate and not scripted by older, cloistered L.A./N.Y. writers that were left clueless the moment they stepped out of their high school graduation. The storyline is an odd assortment of seen before subplots (therefore not too creative) of a secret society out to control the world through nuclear weapons and helped by an animal masked posse as well as offspring with genetically gifted extra-human witchy type powers. Good cast selection; good acting and dialogue. On the downside the directing and storyline was rough and lacked an even flow with enough holes that it was difficult to connect with anyone or anything. I thought it was mis-titled until the final scene. A 100+ "Special Thanks", a usual giveaway of a cheap production, but in this case there were enough positives to let it slide.

When I first saw the title and cover I was thinking Bollywood - wrong! Anyone who puts a film together and calls themselves "Why Not Productions", "Desperate Pictures", "Wild Bunch" and "Super Crispy Entertainment" deserves some props and a hug.

There is, however, a lot of implied sex for all sexual persuasions. Outside of the usual female upper torso titillation every thing else is camera angle, your guess is as good as any, views.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gregg Araki, Reigning Cinematic Iconoclast June 28 2012
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
Gregg Araki continues his daring sojourn into the arena that other filmmakers avoid - frank sexual adventures of every kind, characters whose placement in the story is often like window dressing for effect, and yet out of it all comes a fascinating if at time discombobulating tale that appeals to a certain audience - and doesn't mind if the rest of the folks who don't approve of his antics even attend!

The film follows the life of one Smith (Thomas Dekker) and his everyday life in the dorm - hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella (Haley Bennett), hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London (Juno Temple), lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor (Chris Zylka). Smith parties, sleeps around with both men (Jason Olive, Andy Fischer-Price) and women in various combinations. He's bisexual, is about to turn 19 and is having strange dreams which seem to work their way into his life. There's gay sex, lesbian sex, witchcraft, men in animal masks, murder and some secret organization - it all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night when all the signs of Smith's dreams seem to come together in a apocalyptic fusion that involves Smith's father (Michael James Spall), Smith's hedonistic mother (Kelly Lynch), and visits from the Messiah! It is a sci-fi story centered on the sexual awakening of a group of college students.

Dekker somehow carries this film due to his skills as an actor but also his complete involvement in what is obviously Araki's secondary persona. It is a crazy film, rich in color, at many times ludicrous, and at other times very sexy - you know, the way Gregg Araki continues to make these solid little art house movies. It would be silly to fault KABOOM for being shallow or unserious; its whole mode of being is profoundly antiserious, playfully assaulting any form of earnestness other than Smith's emo melancholy. Grady Harp, June 12
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