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Brainscan

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Brainscan

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Edward Furlong, Frank Langella, Amy Hargreaves
director:
John Flynn
author:
Andrew Kevin Walker
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Horror, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

This soundtrack, Brainscan, packs plenty of hefty guitars, but almost every band on board (Tad, Butthole Surfers, Primus) renders the noise corny with straitjacketed rhythmic ( convulsions and loony-bin vocal shticks. Only Dandelion and Mudhoney, both of whom mimic old Stooges records, seem to value emotion over dumb jokes. How can you trust a cutting edge when its freshest moments are acid-rock nostalgia?