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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 14 March 2017 at 4:43am | IP Logged | 1  

Last week I was contacted by Rick Harper from Rockhaven Pictures who asked me if I would be interested in making a video review of his documentary about the cult film "The Room" and its eccentric director-writer Tommy Wiseau. I told Rick I would be happy to do so, and I was sent a link to a screener copy I could watch online.

I made a video review which I have uploaded to my YouTube channel, but I will also state here my basic opinion:

Overall, I enjoyed the documentary, though I was trying to figure out if Rick and his crew were making a film about the cult film and Wiseau, or a film about them making a documentary about "The Room" and Wiseau.

Rick is a main subject in his own story, basically, telling the tale of how he set out to make the documentary and chased down Tommy Wiseau. Rick even goes to lengths to learn and expose things about Wiseau's mysterious past.

One such thing has to do with a business relationship between Wiseau and a lady who also worked on "The Room" named Chloe Lietzke. There is a suggestion of something sinister that happened between Wiseau and Lietzke, but the matter is dropped without any resolution in the doc.

Still, aside from that and some minor technical issues, I would still recommend the documentary to anyone who is already a fan of "The Room." If you aren't familiar with the film, though, this movie isn't the thing to bring you up to speed on the matter.

The documentary is set to be released this summer, so if you are a fan be on the lookout for it.


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Thanks for the review, Matt! I'll have to check the documentary out.

And, I should be attending another screening of THE ROOM, with Tommy in attendance, next week. He's just such a mysterious and fascinating character. It's never a dull time!
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I was at Rifftrax's live riffing of The Room for the Tribeca Film Festival last year - it was awesome.

Thanks to them, "Hip Dick" is now in my lexicon.

How well known was this flick before Mike, Kevin, and Bill got their hands on it? I may never have heard of it if it weren't for them, so I instinctively consider to be to Rifftrax as Manos was to MST3K.
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Vinny, no doubt that Rifftrax has helped make more people aware of "The Room," but I believe that it was an article in "Entertainment Weekly" many years ago that first boosted awareness of the cult film, and some online reviewers like The Nostalgia Critic, who is in the documentary, also helped in that regard. 

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As a devoted admirer of THE ROOM, I'll have to check this out too.

THE DISASTER ARTIST has been making the rounds at SXSW this week. 
The reviews seem to be overwhelmingly positive.

As someone who has seen THE ROOM many times in L.A. with Tommy in 
attendance, I cannot wait to see this. Curious we haven't even gotten a 
trailer yet though.


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My friend Kyle Vogt said the most surreal thing of all was watching another actor on the screen as Kyle Vogt ha ha.
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THE DISASTER ARTIST has been making the rounds at SXSW this week. The reviews seem to be overwhelmingly positive.
+++++++

I was under the impression that it was still retitled THE MASTERPIECE. Haven't heard anything about a release date, though.

The book is utterly fascinating. If they even come close to capturing its combination of humor, horror, and pathos in the movie, I'll be a happy camper.



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Vinny, no doubt that Rifftrax has helped make more people aware of
"The Room," but I believe that it was an article in "Entertainment
Weekly" many years ago that first boosted awareness of the cult film,
and some online reviewers like The Nostalgia Critic, who is in the
documentary, also helped in that regard.

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Yep.

I first heard about THE ROOM back when VERONICA MARS was on
the air, because they would throw in THE ROOM references. I recall
there being an internet awareness of it back then, but it was still
primarily an LA thing. After that EW article, they started East Coast
screenings, and then it blew up nationwide.
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After finally seeing Tommy in person, if you were to tell me that he was
a real live extraterrestrial, I would believe you.
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Went to a screening of THE ROOM, last night, with Tommy in attendance. This is my third time, and at the same venue as the last two. I think he wears more belts every time he comes to town.

Beforehand, I went and bought a 1000-count box of plastic spoons for my friend and I to make use of during the screening. As usual, it was a good time. They played the BEST F(R)IENDS trailer, as well as various ads for Tommy's underwear and projects. And a new "you know who you are" video, aimed at people who criticize the film and claim it didn't have a script, etc.

Good times!
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...just sayin'.


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LOL! 

From the article: "...You probably wouldn’t wilfully listen to a terrible album... "

The writer of the article apparently has never heard the lucid tones of Mrs. Miller, or the melodic masterpieces by William Hung. :-)
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Posted: 15 May 2017 at 6:54pm | IP Logged | 13  

Greg and other interested parties:

"THE DISASTER ARTIST" gets a release date!



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FINALLY!
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Oh, man. I finally found complete versions of the Street Fashions commercials Tommy used to get his SAG card. Previously, I'd only ever seen the clip of him in Shakespeare garb.

Between him and Rob Liefeld, I guess advertising Levi's jeans is some kind of requirement for becoming the best of the worst?

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Oh my. He's been trolling us for longer than we thought!
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Wow! Thanks for sharing, Greg!
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