Nov 14, 2020
TheChippaMadeThis Movie Review
THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER - 2020
Documentary / Love Letter to the Video Rental Industry
Director: Taylor Morden
Writer: Zeke Kamm
The Last Blockbuster is an upbeat, fun-filled documentary about the rise and fall of a corporate giant and how the manager of a small town Blockbuster franchise manages to outlast the rest. Featuring interviews with comedians and celebrities Adam Brody (“The O.C.”, Jennifer’s Body), Ione Skye (Say Anything, River’s Edge), Doug Benson (“Getting Doug with High”, The Lego Batman Movie), Paul Scheer (“The League”, “Veep”), Ron Funches (Trolls, Bob’s Burgers) and director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob).
The Last Blockbuster follows Sandi Harding, the manager of the world’s last remaining Blockbuster – located in Bend, OR – as she reflects on the store’s vibrant past and navigates the difficult task of keeping a video rental store open in the era of streaming. Taking us through the history and subsequent rise and fall of the franchise, the documentary reveals the real reason why Blockbuster went out of business (hint – it wasn’t Netflix), while celebrating the unique and defining culture it created in the ’80s and ‘90s.
Purchase the movie and other Bend Blockbuster items: https://bendblockbuster.com/shop/
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