Buster's Mal Heart

Buster's Mal Heart

Downloadable Video - 2017
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Rami Malek (Emmy-nominee, "MR. ROBOT") stars in BUSTER'S MAL HEART as Jonah, a troubled man on the run from fate. Malek exposes the depths of Jonah's soul in this smart thriller, peppered with dark humor and laden with interlocking mystery. From the bold cinematic mind of Sarah Adina Smith (THE MIDNIGHT SWIM, winner of the AFI Fest Breakthrough Audience Award), BUSTER'S MAL HEART is a visceral mind bender that will provoke discussion long after it turns your world upside down.
Publisher: [United States]:, Well Go USA,, 2017.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 96 min.)) : sd., col.
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There are one or two decent scenes but the movie never hits a stride nor attains anything like coherence. It takes a real-life story about a guy who breaks into the vacation homes of the wealthy while they are away for the winter and it constructs a backstory of how that guy got there; along the way it weaves in a sub-plot of the character lost at sea in a small boat. Rami Malek is good but he is laboring on a dud.

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mr_chocolate
Mar 19, 2018

Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) shows depth and real emotion in this film, but that does not save it from it's own decent into a confusing story and ending. The character's decent into his own hell, is not really worth the trip.
Few minutes of deleted scenes on the DVD, that does little to help with the plot.

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dawnoftheread
Mar 17, 2018

What a bummer.

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jackiedelacruz
Oct 18, 2017

Very dull and slow. I only checked it out since I'm a fan of Rami Malek on the tv show Mr. Robot.

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jimg2000
Oct 02, 2017

Mr. Robot in a Twin Peak type of town in Montana took a path at the fork of a road that led to a Biblical disaster as the Jonah in Jonah and the whale, a character perfect for Malek, thought provoking and marginally qualifies as a sci-fi. A bit more money for the lacking special effects should earn another 1/2 star and attract a wider audience.

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lindy919
Oct 01, 2017

Dumb. Skip it.

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mamabadger56
Sep 08, 2017

A sort of flow of consciousness story of a man rebelling against God, the universe, and his fate, somewhat paralleled to the Biblical story of Jonah, but too complicated to narrow down to one theme. Over-the-top weird, but fascinating.

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jimg2000
Oct 02, 2017

I'd always wanted to know what it's like to go fishing in the ocean. The thing is... I know how lucky I am. Don't get me wrong, man, I'm... I'm so grateful for everything... for Marty... for Roxanne. I won the lottery. I just wish I could get some traction.
-The machine's designed that way. Dangles a carrot so you keep trying. But you'll never taste it, no way, not if you play by the rules.
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Oh, and we pay rent, every month, every month, for how many years, becoming what,
slaves to this system like everybody else. And she becomes a slave, too. She needs something different. We need mountains. We need dirt. We need air! Can't live here.

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jimg2000
Oct 02, 2017

See, uh... for millions of years, man roamed free under the stars. Only the strong and the lucky survived and procreated. It was absolutely brutal. All sex was rape. You know the drill.
- I don't.
It was, until one day Eve flipped the script. She introduced Adam to her fruit, which is really just code for clitoris. And the whole system got rebooted, bong, the first inversion. Little by little, we started to build civilization in binary: Logic, rules, inputs and outputs. But see, there's a catch. The better the system, the more trap it is for the individual. We've walled ourselves in. Now, what I do for a living has to do with termite control. There's a bug in the system. Not many people know about it yet, but they soon will. Ever heard of Y2K?

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jimg2000
Oct 02, 2017

What were we doing? What were we saving for? Just part of this cycle. We become part of this fxcking cycle, the same goddamn shxt!
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I'm the last free man. Companies pay me in cash to keep my mouth shut about their insecurities. I'm running around repairing holes on a sinking ship, and for what? So the people in the first class can survive while the rest of us in the underclasses drown?
No, this doesn't sit right with me. You and me, us regular folks, we need to come up
with an escape plan. Have you got a family? All the more reason for a plan.

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jimg2000
Oct 02, 2017

All those million-dollar vacation homes on the mountain, the ones that stay empty
9/10 of the year, the owners fly in on those tiny little airplanes. It's the only way to access this side of the range. What happens, the wind picks up, planes can't fly, which means they're stuck staying at this hotel when their flights get delayed. Happens all the time. The rich ladies, I'm pretty sure they keep all their jewelry in their carry-ons. Nobody wants to check their diamonds. Most of these people I'm talking about, they sleep one night here and they're gone by sunrise to catch a plane. Most of them never even leave their rooms. But sometimes they check in early enough that the restaurant's still open. Husband usually orders a steak and keeps his eyes glued on the game while the wife slowly gets drunk.

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jimg2000
Oct 02, 2017

When the great inversion occurs, the spin of the universe will be reversed upon itself,
creating a cosmological storm of unfathomable power, then bang, a new Big Bang, a brand-new cycle, eternal recurrence of the almost same, over and over again, No escape. Perhaps there is a tiny island to be found with a brief respite, like the eye of a hurricane. This place exists and doesn't exist. The perpetual calm of the center of a black hole where ideas are hatched and formed, where loved ones fish on the shores of the cosmos together, hopefully with respect and humility, with immense gratitude for this rare and special peace.

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jimg2000
Oct 02, 2017

God... is not merciful. Just efficient. It was a mistake... we got this far. We are in the belly of the whale, my friend. With luck... he'll eat one of us and spit the other out. It's the only escape... that I see.
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Seal yourself to your loved ones in the Holy Temple so that you may be bound
together for all eternity. Each one is really one-of-a-kind. You're not gonna find these
in a store. You're not gonna find these in a catalog. Can a heart ever be whole? Only the whale knows these secrets. The whale is the living temple. Go, Jonah, to the mountain, go, Jonah, to the sea, as far away from yourself as you can get. The storm will follow and nothing is for certain.
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The holy father has a plan for us all. We may not understand his reasons, but we must never doubt that he has them.

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